Cincinnati Art Museum will reopen for special engagement days this month

If you were bummed about the Cincinnati Art Museum’s recent closure, don’t despair! Cincinnati Art Museum will reopen for special engagement days this month.

To close out 2020 with wellness, healing and art, the Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM) will reopen for special engagement days on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 19 and 20, and Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 26 and 27, from 11 am–5 pm each day. In addition, CAM members will have special access on Friday, Dec. 18 from 12-4 pm and on Member Mornings on Saturdays and Sundays from 10–11 am.

During this time, the museum’s exhibition ticket revenue will be donated to support and raise awareness for ArtsWave’s 2021 Regional Artist Relief Fund that will make grants available for artists throughout Greater Cincinnati.

In addition to the museum’s 73 permanent collection galleries open to visitors, the special exhibitions include:

Frank Duveneck: American Master, which is set to run through March 28, 2021. When registering, please select the option that includes tickets. Free for members.
Anila Quayyum Agha: All the Flowers Are for Me is included with free reserved general admission.
Black & Brown Faces is included with free reserved general admission.
Women Breaking Boundaries, version 2.0 is included with free reserved general admission.

To ensure community wellness, limited hourly capacity has been further reduced and advanced online registration is now required. The museum will continue its safety policies requiring masks covering noses and mouths, and six feet of social distance between visitors. Increased cleaning and use of hospital-grade air filtration allow the museum to operate safely. Finally, CAM asks that all patrons limit their visit to two hours and ONLY visit with members of their own household.

Visitors can enjoy the museum’s new front parking lot and arrival court, as well as the new electric vehicle charging stations. The Cincinnati Art Museum’s outdoor public space, Art Climb, is open daily and does not require tickets. This month, the lights on the Art Climb glow every evening and night in new colors to celebrate the season.

The museum’s Terrace Café will be temporarily suspended, but the Museum Shop will be open. The Rosenthal Education Center (REC) will be open with limited capacity, and to-go art creating kits are available for visitors (no sit-down artmaking). The Mary R. Schiff Library is open by appointment only. Museum tours will be self-guided, and in-person programs and interactive activities are not currently available.

For those who cannot visit at this time, the museum continues to connect with visitors virtually through CAM Connect, a robust Facebook group that provides unique content including artwork features, videos, guided art-making activities, a virtual book club, and more. In addition, thousands of works of art from the Cincinnati Art Museum’s permanent collection can be viewed online on CAM’s website and through Google Arts & Culture.

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