Wednesday, November 3, 2010

71. Cincinnati Art Museum

The original structure of the Art Museum was completed in 1886 and at the time of completion, the museum was called, “The Art Palace of the West”. It was in fact the first and largest museum of art West of the Alleghenies. Over time the Art Museum grew and additional space was added. Now the Art Museum boasts over 60,000 works which span a time over 6,000 years. It is the largest Art Museum in the state of Ohio. Some of the collections include ancient works of art from Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Far East. There are quite a few paintings on exhibit as well as textiles, photographs, and sculpture. Throughout the year, there are many exhibits that come through the museum and it is always changing. The Art Museum is a worthwhile visit.

Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati

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