Cincinnati Art Museum Temporarily Closes to the Public to Help Reduce Community COVID Spread

The museum will be "suspending in-building visitation for a community health break in support of health care workers and Cincinnatians" starting Nov. 21.

PHOTO: PROVIDED BY THE CINCINNATI ART MUSEUM
Photo: Provided by the Cincinnati Art Museum

The Cincinnati Art Museum has announced it will temporarily be closing its doors to the public to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

From Nov. 21-Dec. 14, the CAM says it will be "suspending in-building visitation for a community health break in support of health care workers and Cincinnatians."

“Community wellness, in all of its dimensions, is our guiding force at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Today’s decision is difficult, yet our museum is clear-eyed about our place in civic responsibility. This decision is an act of voluntary leadership by museum. We consider it a responsibility to help support our community's response to slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Cameron Kitchin, Cincinnati Art Museum Director.

The Art Climb will remain open, with three new sculptural works on display, and digital offerings will continue as usual. The online museum gift shop will still be open, as will CAM Connect, "a robust Facebook group that provides unique content including artwork features, videos, guided art-making activities, a virtual book club, and more."

For more information, visit cincinnatiartmuseum.org.