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Cincinnati Art Museum

The Cincinnati art museum is one of the oldest art museums of world. The museum is located in 953 Eden Park Drive, Eden Park, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Historical Perspective:

The art museum was founded in 1881. Its foundation period went with many debates; the founders debated over the museumís location either in Burnett woods, Eden Park or downtown Cincinnati in the Washington square. Finally the location was decided in the favor of Eden Park. The early museum building was designed in 1886 by James Mc Laughlin, a Cincinnati architect. From then on considerable changes have been made in the building regularly. There has been created one contemporary arts centre at Cincinnati. Over 65 years the museum is entirely dedicated to modern art and ideas relating to the city of Cincinnati and the surrounding region.

Important Collections:

The Cincinnati Wing, added to the permanent exhibits of art in 2003, includes fifteen new galleries stretching over an area of 18,000 square feet of well appointed space and 400 objects.

Built by Cincinnati artist, since 1788, it was an important addition. The major prides of the collections are the two Odoardo Fantacchiotti angels; in fact these two are the largest pieces of the collection.These angels were created by Fantacchiotti in 1840 for the main altar of St Peter in the Chains Cathedral. The other collections are the work of Robert Scott Duncanson, Rockwood Pottery, Frank Duveneck, Mitchell and Rammelsberg. One other attraction is a large case clock designed by Luman Watson. Other than its major art collections, the museum also features some superb art collections over 60,000 works spanning 6,000 years.

The museum opening timings are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Tuesday through Sunday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays. Only on Mondays the museum remains closed.

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