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THE CINCINNATI ART MUSEUM IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED
(Effective March 13, 2020)
We take the safety of our entire community as seriously as we take the safety of our art.
For the last several weeks, we have been taking preventative measures against the virus, including cancelling travel, instituting an enhanced cleaning protocol for all museum spaces, and providing sanitation stations throughout our facilities. At the same time, we have been preparing for the possibility that these measures, though they meet—and in many cases exceed protocols developed by the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease control—could never be an iron-clad guarantee against transmission.
What You Can Do
Follow these recommended preventative actions from the CDC to help prevent the spread of the virus.
We urge all of you to take this health threat seriously and to play your part in keeping yourself, your loved ones and our many different communities as healthy and safe as possible.
About the Cincinnati Art Museum
Located in scenic Eden Park, the Cincinnati Art Museum features a diverse, encyclopedic art collection of more than 67,000 works spanning 6,000 years. In addition to displaying its own broad collection, the museum also hosts several national and international traveling exhibitions each year.
Visitors can enjoy the exhibitions or participate in the museum’s wide range of art-related programs, activities and special events. General admission is always free for all, plus CAM members receive additional benefits including discounted or free admission to special exhibitions.
Use the resources to the left to plan your next visit!
Free Wi-Fi is available in select locations at the Cincinnati Art Museum.
Coat Room & Lockers are available in the Main Lobby. All backpacks, packages, briefcases, shopping bags, and other excessively large items (larger than 11 x 15 x 4 inches), including recording equipment, must be left in the coatroom in the lockers provided. The museum is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
You may end up being part of the art! Photographs are often being taken at the museum in order to update our photo stock. Your image may be featured on the CAM website or future publication materials. Our photographer will be wearing a staff badge and have a camera with a red tag. If you prefer not be photographed, please notify our photographer as you see her in the galleries.
The Cincinnati Art Museum offers a full range of Accessibility Programs for our visitors.
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Nonflash still photography and video are permitted only on mobile phones or small cameras and recording devices.
Sketching with pencil and colored pencil is permitted in all permanent galleries during our regular hours, and does not require completion of the Copyist Permit form.
Visitors who wish to copy a work of art using other materials must complete a copyist permit issued by the museum at the Visitor Services Desk. Visitors must give the completed copyist permit to the Visitor Services Desk when they visit. Sketching and copying is not permitted in special exhibitions nor of works under copyright.
For the safety of the collection, use of fixatives, sprays, charcoal and pastel is strictly prohibited.
We request copyists maintain a minimum distance of 4 feet from any work of art, and please refrain from using the floors, walls or pedestals as support for sketching.
Do not hinder or impede the flow of traffic in the galleries or to fire exits. Please be advised that a security guard may ask that work be discontinued if a problem is perceived or if galleries become crowded with other visitors.
Copyists must provide their own easel, work materials and drop cloth.
Artists agree to exercise every precaution when working around the art objects in the museum, including, carrying their easel upright in transit and permitting examination of canvas or other copy materials, paint box and other supplies brought into the building each time they are removed from the museum. No glass containers will be permitted.
Copyists must never make any representation that the copy is anything more than a reproduction.
For group reservations, please contact our Tour Coordinator at [email protected] or 513-639-2975, at least 3 weeks prior to your visit to schedule.