cincinnati is an old city, and our art museum was founded in 1881. it has a deep collection with more than 60,000 works covering 6,000 years.
right now they are showcasing art deco clothing and picasso's prints.
we visited the gift shop while waiting for friends.
the building had a major addition in 2003.
this view is from the above balcony, looking to the main entrance and gift shop. the chihuly is an eye-catcher!
this area is lit with daylight from a giant skylight above the third floor.
this dollhouse view is from the modern art floor at the top. the skylight is above.
the second floor has a really interesting picasso master prints exhibition until may 13th. if you click the link, the picasso on top is vaguely like a matisse - not like any picasso i'd seen before.
musicians are seated by the balcony playing.
ah, fresh air. with six children, we enjoyed our culture fairly quickly that day. the art museum is a favorite place - and an excellent place for a field trip (free, and the docent volunteers are knowledgeable and friendly). local museum thoughts?