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Joy of Museums

Museums, Art Galleries and Historical Sites

Cincinnati Art Museum

Cincinnati Art Museum

Cincinnati Art Museum

The Cincinnati Art Museum is one of the oldest art museums in the United States. Founded in 1881, its collection of over 100,000 works spanning 6,000 years of human history. The Romanesque-revival building opened in 1886. A series of additions and renovations have considerably altered the building over its 133-year history.

The Cincinnati Wing houses a permanent exhibit of art created for Cincinnati or by Cincinnati artists since 1788. The Cincinnati Wing contains the work of Frank Duveneck, Rookwood Pottery, Robert Scott Duncanson Mitchell and Rammelsberg furniture.

The art museum has paintings by European masters, including Master of San Baudelio, Jorge Ingles, Sandro Botticelli, Matteo di Giovanni, Mattia Preti, Bernardo Strozzi, Frans Hals, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Peter Paul Rubens, and Aert van der Neer.

The art collection also includes works by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Claude Monet, and Pablo Picasso.

Highlights of the Cincinnati Art Museum

Cincinnati Art Museum

  • Museum:                   Cincinnati Art Museum
  • City:                           Cincinnati
  • Country:                     United States
  • State:                         Ohio
  • Established:               1881
  • Type:                          Art museum
  • Demonym:                 Cincinnatian
  • Location:                    953 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati, Ohio

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Photo Credit: Photo by Greg Hume (Greg5030) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]

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