Last updated: 7/17/2022
Cincinnati, Ohio
953 Eden Park Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
phone: 513-721-2787
Museum Hours
Sunday, Tuesday - Wednesday, Friday - Saturday11 AM - 5 PM
Thursday11 AM - 8 PM
Open during museum hours: Museum Shop and the Rosenthal Education Center
Museum Hours - MEMBERS ONLY
Sunday, Saturday10 AM - 11 AM
Terrace Café
Reservations recommended by calling (513) 639-2986.
Sunday, Tuesday - Wednesday, Friday - Saturday11 AM - 3 PM

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, thanks to the Rosenthal Family Foundation. Museum members receive additional benefits.

Please see below the admission pricing for Special Exhibition Tickets:

General Admission: $12
Adults: $12
Seniors (65 and maturing): $8
College Students (): $8
Children (6-17): $8
Children 5 and under: Free
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Cameron Kitchin, Louis and Louise Dieterle Nippert Director
Amy Burke, Director of Visitor Experience

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.


Through the power of art, we contribute to a more vibrant Cincinnati by inspiring its people and connecting our communities.


In the late nineteenth century, public art museums were still very much a new phenomenon, especially as far west as Cincinnati. However, during the 1800s the city had become one of the most important centers of art and design in the Midwest, and the establishment of an art museum seemed to be the next logical step for many. This included the members of the Women’s Art Museum Association, which was established in 1877 to promote the benefits such an institution would provide for the community. Thanks in large part to their tireless efforts, support for an art museum grew steadily and, in 1881, a public subscription attracted enough contributions to secure the project’s future.

Visit our Gift Shop for more History Facts!

Learn more in the book Cincinnati Art Museum, part of Arcadia’s “Images of America” series. Illustrated with photographs and documents from the museum archives, it allows readers to dig deeper into Cincinnati Art Museum’s long history. Geoff Edwards, the institution’s archivist, explores the origins and growth of the museum and its collection and highlights some of the notable exhibitions, people, and events since the museum’s opening.

Artifact Collections

Our Online Collection

Please link to our website and launch the online collection of the CAM's encyclopedic collection including the ancient art of Egypt, Greece and Rome as well as Asian art, art of Africa and the Americas, fashion and textiles, prints, drawings, photographs, paintings, sculpture, decorative art and design and contemporary art.


Land Acknowledgement

As a step toward honoring the truth and achieving healing and reconciliation with those indigenous peoples who were affected most by the Doctrine of Discovery and broken treaties, we acknowledge the traditional Shawnee and Myaamia lands on which we now stand, and on which the city of Cincinnati was built.

Language provided by the Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition


Our Gracious Supporters

The museum is supported by the generosity of individuals and businesses that give annually to ArtsWave. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund the museum with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The museum gratefully acknowledges operating support from the City of Cincinnati, as well as our museum members.


Mary R. Schiff Library & Archives

The Library and Archives are available by appointment only. Reserve your appointment by emailing

The library is open to the public and highly qualified librarians will be happy to assist you and answer your questions. Library staff can help if you are looking for information on artwork or artists in the museum’s collection or in your own collection.

To ask a question or request an appointment email or call 513-639-2978. Please note that all materials are for use in the library only and may not be checked out.

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: Yes


Our Commitment to Accessibility

The Cincinnati Art Museum strives for inclusivity by increasing accessibility to its collection, programming, and resources. The museum seeks to eliminate barriers by accommodating the individual needs of all visitors. The museum offers a wide variety of tours, programs, and accommodations to help make our collection accessible to everyone. We continually work to expand our resources for visitors with different needs. For more information about accessibility programs or to request accommodations, please contact

Wheelchair Accessible




Take a little piece of the Museum Home With You

Unique gifts and keepsake souvenirs fill the Museum Shop, Cincinnati’s best-kept secret for art-related gifts, inspired by our special exhibitions and exquisite permanent collection.

Our carefully chosen selections include stunning jewelry and accessories, home goods, posters and postcards, exhibition catalogs, Dale Chihuly glass, and so much more. Our staff will help you find the ideal gift. Enjoy complimentary gift wrap and friendly customer service. Art Museum Members receive a 10% discount in the Museum Shop.


Guided tours present a rich visual arts experience for school groups, adults and families, and those with accessibility needs. If you have questions regarding an existing tour request, please contact our Manager of Tours and Wellness at

Gift Shop

Online Gift Shop

Special Event Rental


Group Tours

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