The Cincinnati Art Museum made the choice to temporarily shut its doors to the public on Nov. 21. The goal was to reopen Dec. 14, but the institution has decided to remain closed through the rest of 2020 — except for four days in December.
The Contemporary Arts Center and Taft Museum of Art have also since closed to the public. Their joint decision comes after Gov. Mike DeWine's new Stay Safe Ohio protocols, announced Dec. 10, asking everyone to stay home unless necessary for the next 21 days.
The CAM is now hosting a handful of "special engagement days" and donating the ticketed revenue from those events to ArtsWave's 2021 Regional Artist Relief Fund.
The CAM will be open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 19, Dec. 20. Dec. 26 and Dec. 27, with special member access noon-4 p.m. Dec. 18 (and mornings 10-11 a.m. Saturdays and Sunday).
Per the museum, current special exhibits 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.
The museum is requiring advance online registration and is asking everyone to limit their visit to two hours, and visit only with members of their household. Masks and social distancing are also mandatory.
The outdoor Art Climb will be open, as will the Museum Shop, but the Terrace Cafe will be closed.
The Cincinnati Art Museum is located at 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams, cincinnatiartmuseum.org.