Cincinnati Museums — Like All of Them — Release Their Reopening Plans

The Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, Contemporary Arts Center, Holocaust & Humanity Center, Freedom Center, and Taft Museum of Art are working together for a safe, phased reopening in mid-June

Jun 5, 2020 at 11:18 am
Taft Museum of Art - Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Taft Museum of Art

To help curb the spread of the coronavirus, Cincinnati's museums — the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, Contemporary Arts Center, Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and the Taft Museum of Art —  made the decision, together, to close their doors to the public in March. 

"This was one of the most difficult decisions we have made in recent memory, knowing that in a time like this, museums will continue to be a powerful way to connect with our community and heal through difficult times," they say in a shared release.

In the meantime, they've been working to connect with patrons via social media and other digital exhibits and virtual outreach programs. But, looks like things will be moving in-person soon.

"Since our closure, we have been preparing for the day when we can again welcome guests back to our museums. With the state of Ohio’s management of COVID-19 cases and mitigation measures, we as museums are preparing to reopen and to do so in a way that continues to ensure the health and safety of our community," they say.

As Gov. Mike DeWine announced yesterday that museums can reopen June 10, these institutions will begin a phased reopening strategy starting mid-June, with each organization handling their own dates and hours. Specific protocols will be listed on each museum's website: and

Here are some basics: