Cincinnati Art Museum

Rating: ****

Link: http://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/

Quick Review: Art Museum with lots of local artwork

The great thing about art museums is that they have some rotating art exhibits. There is normally one or two traveling exhibits to see. This makes coming back a great joy.  The Cincinnati has many traveling exhibits on display through out the year, so check out there website for current exhibits. One could visit many times a year and see something different. The cost should not inhibit anyone, since at the current time it is FREE.

The museum houses lots of local artwork. The museum houses this artwork in The Cincinnati Wing which was completed in 2003. The astonishing thing is that this wing has over 400 objects on display. The Cincinnati Art Museum was one of the first museums in the country to dedicate a whole wing to the city of the museum. The wing has many great video and sculptural pieces along with the paintings that tell the story of Cincinnati.

Some of the other highlights of the museum are the art of Africa. This section shows off many artifacts from Africa. There are also some great works from Europe and Asia.

One very cool highlight was a section of the museum where you can watch art historians on display as they work to restore paintings. The museum has done a great job of allow the visitor to get close to someone who is preserving artwork. There are video screens that allow the visitor to get even a closer look at what is going on.

The museum also has a Terrace Cafe, which serves lunch each day. The cafe must be good as it is pack many days each week.

The Museum is FREE, with a small parking fee for non members.

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