Exhibitions & Online Collection – Cincinnati Art Museum

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The Cincinnati Museum of Art, located in picturesque Eden Park, offers a varied encyclopedic art collection of over 67,000 pieces spanning 6,000 years.

In addition to displaying its own extensive collection, The Cincinnati Art Museum also hosts several national and international traveling exhibitions annually. Visitors can enjoy exhibitions or take part in the museum’s wide range of arts-related programs, events, and special events. General admission is always free for everyone.

The Cincinnati modern art museum is supported by the generosity of individuals and businesses who donate to ArtsWave every year. The Ohio Council for the Arts helped fund the museum through state taxes to spur economic growth, education, and cultural enrichment for all Ohio residents.

Through art, the Cincinnati art museum contributes to a more vibrant Cincinnati by inspiring its people and bringing our communities together.

Current Exhibitions    

Paintings, Politics and the Monuments Men: The Berlin Masterpieces in America

NOW–OCTOBER 3, 2021

The exhibition focuses on the fate of some of the finest European paintings from Berlin. They traveled to the United States shortly after the end of the war and were displayed in fourteen museums across the country before returning to Germany.

American Painting: The Eighties Revisited

NOW–TBD

The exhibition of 41 paintings caused a stir in the art world in the late 1970s. Now, a refurbishment of the exhibition goes to the Cincinnati Art Museum.

The Paper Sculpture Manual

NOW–TBD

The Cincinnati Museum of Art and Independent Curators International (ICI) invites our global digital community to create and collaborate with The Paper Sculpting Guide, a downloadable, printable, and distributed guide that takes you away from screens and recreates an artistic experience at home.

do it (home)

NOW–TBD

As many of us around the world experience social distancing and orders to stay at home, the Cincinnati Museum of Art joins the International Organization of Independent Curators (ICI) and over 30 art spaces around the world that share their affairs (at home).

Online Exhibitions

The Art of Japan

This Cincinnati Art Museum collection of nearly 8,000 items, created in 1881, is one of the oldest museum collections of Japanese art in the United States.

Frida Kahlo: Photographic Portraits by Bernard Silberstein

This collaboration between the Cincinnati Art Museum and the University of Cincinnati focuses on Bernard Silberstein’s portraits of famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

The Art Academy of Cincinnati and World War I

This exhibition explores the links of the Cincinnati Academy of Arts to World War I through the Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives.

Robert S. Duncanson

Through the work of Robert S. Duncanson, it is best to study the History of African American Artistic Identity in Queen City in the 19th century.

Rembrandt: Master Printmaker

Deeply loved for his emotional art, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606–1669) is one of the most famous artists in the world.

Mementos of Affection

This exhibition features ornamental hair works in jewelry and portrait miniatures from the Cincinnati Museum of Art.

Slow Art Challenge

This Google exhibit is inspired by Slow Art Day. Every year, people around the world visit local museums and galleries on Slow Art Day for a leisurely glimpse of art.

BIPOC Artists in Their Own Words


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Within twenty-eight days in June 2020, the Cincinnati Art Museum responded to the assassination of George Floyd by sharing art from its collection on social media accounts via BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Colored People). The Cincinnati Art Museum has handpicked works by artists whose art touches on issues of social justice and encourages social change. Here is a selection of these works, accompanied by quotes from each artist.

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