Cincinnati Art Museum

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Cincinnati Art Museum

Discover 6,000 years of art, including work by 19th-century European masters, in this free gallery in scenic Eden Park.

Cincinnati Art Museum displays 60,000 works of art spanning 6,000 years, including European masterpieces and works from talented local artists. National and international traveling exhibits add hundreds of other valuable art objects and historic artifacts to the mix.

Since opening in 1886, the Cincinnati Art Museum’s collection has gathered significant works from all over the globe. You’ll find fascinating ancient artifacts from other cultures, and a century’s worth of art from Cincinnati. The modern Cincinnati Wing features works from the city’s industrial and cultural “Golden Age,” from 1830 to 1900. There’s also a display of pottery from the nearby world-famous Rockwood Studio.

The collection of works by old European masters contains paintings by greats such as Hals, Rubens and Gainsborough. See famous works by Picasso, Miró and Renoir. Renowned American artists are also represented in the museum’s collection, including Rothko and Hopper. Asian paintings and North American photographs from the 1970s and ’80s are also on display.

Ancient art is on display in the collections from Egypt, Greece and Rome. See Arabic art from Jordan from the first century. The Art of the Americas collection features a range of Native American artifacts.

Take a tour to hear the stories behind the museum’s highlights. Separate tours for families, called ARTventures, run on weekends.

Stop for a break in the courtyard, where a café is open daily. Purchase a meal to get a refund on your parking ticket.

The Cincinnati Art Museum is closed on Mondays. Admission is free, although there is a small charge for parking. Eden Park is a 10-minute drive east from downtown Cincinnati, and is serviced by Metro bus No. 1. Combine your visit with a trip to Krohn’s Conservatory, the nearby art deco–style greenhouse.

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Comfort Suites Newport - Cincinnati Riverfront
2.5 out of 5
420 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY
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Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel
Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel
4 out of 5
36 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati, OH
The price is $189 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 2
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Springhill Suites by Marriott Midtown Cincinnati
Springhill Suites by Marriott Midtown Cincinnati
3 out of 5
610 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH
The price is $105 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 20
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Comfort Suites Newport - Cincinnati Riverfront
Comfort Suites Newport - Cincinnati Riverfront
2.5 out of 5
420 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY
The price is $88 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 2
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Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel
Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel
4 out of 5
36 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati, OH
The price is $189 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 2
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Springhill Suites by Marriott Midtown Cincinnati
Springhill Suites by Marriott Midtown Cincinnati
3 out of 5
610 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH
The price is $105 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 20
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21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati
21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati
4.5 out of 5
609 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH
The price is $179 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
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Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
4 out of 5
151 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH
The price is $116 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 17
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Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati-Downtown
Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati-Downtown
2.5 out of 5
617 Vine Street, Suite A, Cincinnati, OH
The price is $112 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 23
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AC Hotel by Marriott Cincinnati at The Banks
AC Hotel by Marriott Cincinnati at The Banks
3.5 out of 5
135 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH
The price is $134 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
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The Cincinnatian Hotel Curio Collection by Hilton
The Cincinnatian Hotel Curio Collection by Hilton
4 out of 5
601 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH
The price is $119 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Cincinnati Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Cincinnati Downtown, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
701 Broadway Street, Cincinnati, OH
The price is $127 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 6
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