Visual Arts

A visit to Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky is a pilgrimage for visual arts lovers. View masterpieces – and visit venues – that range from classical to cutting-edge, large-scale to intimate, indoors and even outdoors.

Discover Art Masterpieces at Cincinnati Region Museums

Immerse yourself in the expansive Cincinnati Art Museum—with one of the most comprehensive collections that includes more than 67,000 works of art, you’ll discover everything from famous European masterworks to hundreds of rare musical instruments. Plus, the museum offers free admission. For a more intimate art experience, visit the Taft Museum of Art, renowned for being one of the finest small art museums in America. Modern art lovers must see the Contemporary Arts Center, a groundbreaking institution that exhibits the work of contemporary progressive artists. The Weston Art Gallery, inside Aronoff Center for the Arts, is acclaimed for its eclectic mix of emerging and professional artists. Check out more places serving up a feast for the eyes in our must-see museums list.

You don’t have to stay indoors to discover stunning artworks. Walk through the region and you’ll come across more than 100 colorful and cool public murals. Start with a walking tour of 10 must-see murals in Cincinnati to get a taste. Or tour on your own to find architectural wonders like Carew Tower—where you can take in panoramic views of the region from the observation deck—and Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, a National Historic Landmark whose Art Deco exterior is the largest half-dome in the western hemisphere.

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