Cincinnati Art Museum: Great Art in Eden Park

The Cincinnati Art Museum in Eden Park is home to art both trendy and traditional. Look up as you enter the building and you’ll see the elegant blue swirls of a Dale Chihuly glass sculpture. Walk the main corridor to wander among ancient Grecian, Egyptian and Etruscan treasures. Discover cultures in galleries of African, Far Eastern, and Native American Art. See European life through the paintings of Picasso and Matisse.

Getting to the Museum

If You Drive
-Eden Park is a few minutes northeast of Downtown Cincinnati. It’s also just a few blocks away from 1-71 South. View directions and a map on the Cincinnati Art Museum website.

Public Transportation
-Cincinnati Metro bus “Number 1-The One for Fun” departs Government Square Downtown every 30 minutes

-First departure 6:00 am – Last departure 7:00 pm

-Stops at the Art Museum and other Cincinnati Entertainment venues

Your Day at the Museum

The Cincinnati Art Museum is a great place to walk in, wander around and explore on your own. All you need is a camera to keep you company. You’ll discover unique photo ops in every gallery. Picasso, Matisse or Monet works are hung at eye level. You can get close enough to snap keepsake photos of these grand paintings and many others.

If you’d prefer a more organized visit, here is some information to help you plan your trip.

-Download a Visitor Guide and Floorplan

-Browse the online Collection

-Decide must-see exhibits

-Pay fees online for any optional programs

-Arrange a museum tour

Children’s Programs

The Cincinnati Art Museum has programs for children to have fun while learning valuable lessons about art. Some are designed to get parents involved.

Family First Saturdays

-Children 6 to 12 with adults

-Hands-on activities, storytelling, artists demos


Wee Wednesdays

-Art for Preschoolers

-Drop-in gallery story times

-No registration

Art in the Making

-Children 6 to 12 and an adult

-Collaborate with artists

-Gallery tours

-Fee $20.00 per pair – Members $10.00 per pair

High School Studio Night

-Ages 14 – 18

-Create art with other teens

-No registration

Adult Programs

-Brunch, Art, Music – Second Sundays

-Inside Story Gallery Talks – First Friday 2:00 pm

-Lectures – Check website for fees and dates

-Classes -Art History -Yoga -Studio Sunday – Fees and class times vary

For more information on adult and family programs and activities visit the activities page.

Dining at the Terrace

This bright and airy restaurant offers a light menu from the chef at Daveed’s Cafe in Mount Adams.

-Sandwiches, soups and salads

-Inside or courtyard –

-Wi-fi available

Museum Gift Shop

-Main floor to the left of the entrance.


-Handicap accessible

-Wheelchairs available no charge


-Strollers free or use your own

-Large print art information available

-Hands-on activities for visually impaired

-Service animals welcome

-Assisted Listening Devices for lectures

-Sign language interpretation – set up a week in advance.

-Tours in French, Spanish and German – arrange one month in advance.

Additional Information

-Museum hours: Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 pm to 5:00 pm

-General Admission: Free

-Download a Visitor Guide and Floorplan

-General information (513) 639-2995

-Tickets (513) 721-ARTS (2787)

-Toll free 1 (877) 472-4CAM


Personal visits
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