About the Museum
The Cincinnati Art Museum is one of the oldest art museums in the United States. Founded in 1881, it was the first purpose-built art museum west of the Alleghenies. Its collection of over 67,000 works spanning 6,000 years of human history make it one of the most comprehensive collections in the Midwest. The museum has works by several European masters, including: Master of San Baudelio, Jorge Ingles, Sandro Botticelli, Matteo di Giovanni, Mattia Preti, Andrea Mantegna, Bernardo Strozzi, Frans Hals, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Peter Paul Rubens, and Aert van der Neer. The collection also has a collection of 19th and 20th century works by artists like, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, and Amedeo Modigliani. The museum also has a large collection of paintings by American painter Frank Duveneck. In addition to displaying its own broad collection, the museum also hosts several national and international traveling exhibitions each year.
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