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The Cincinnati Art Museum

The Cincinnati Art Museum is one of the most priced and oldest art museums in the United States. It is situated at the scenic Eden Park making it more an interesting destination to visit aside from the treasures it houses inside.

This art museum has a collection of over 60,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years in history making it one of the most comprehensive art collections in the Midwest. Every year, the museum hosts several national and international traveling exhibitions to promote artists and showcase its collections for the world to see. The museum hosts exhibitions from different artists in support of local talents and art in general.

Visitors can participate and enjoy the exhibitions of the art museums wide range of activities and art-related events with free admissions as it is funded different foundations like The Richard and Lois Rosenthal Foundation, the Thomas J. Emery Endowment and an endowment established by the Cincinnati Financial Corporation/The Cincinnati Insurance Companies. However, in special exhibitions, admission fees are collected. The Cincinnati Art Museum is open six days a week making it a treasured accessible cultural asset to everyone. The art museum offers a plethora of things to see and learn that it’s hard to explore the whole museum in just a day. The Cincinnati Art Museum is a great place for learning and appreciation of talent when it comes to arts.


Public art museums were still very much new in places especially as far west as Cincinnati in the late 19th century. After the success of the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, the Women’s Art Museum Association was then organized in Cincinnati intending to bring such institution to the region. Interests for this cause steadily grew steadily which helped incorporate the Cincinnati Museum Association.

In the earlier years, the art museum was first housed in the south wing of Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine. The founders first debated the permanent location of the museum having Burnet Woods, Eden Park, and Washington Park as places of choice. The final decision as sealed by Charles West, a major donor of the early museum, Eden Park became the final location of the art museum which was then occupied five years later.

The beginning of the Cincinnati Art Museum was dedicated with elaborate ceremonies in celebration of the region’s most treasured art museum.

Cincinnati Art Museum Collection

The Cincinnati Art Museum has over 60,000 artworks in its collection. The art museum is adorn with masterpieces by many European artists and other master artists including Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Claude Monet (“Rocks At Belle Isle”), Sandro Botticelli (“Judith with Head of Holofernes”), Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (“St. Thomas of Villanueva”), Peter Paul Rubens (“Samson and Delilah”), Frank Duveneck (“Elizabeth B. Duveneck”), Jorge Ingles, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Master of San Baudelio de Berlanga, Matteo di Giovanni, MattiaPreti, Bernardo Strozzi, Frans Hall, Aert van der Neer and many other remarkable artists.

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