The Butler Institute of American Art, is the first museum in the United States created to exclusively showcase pieces made by American artists. Make your way through both traveling and permanent collections, enjoy pieces made from a variety of artistic mediums or express your creativity through a hands-on program at this free-admission spot.
This top-of-the-line museum is renowned for the quality and breadth of its art collection and is free to its hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Take in more than 6,000 years of artistic masterpieces and enjoy frequent traveling exhibitions from famous artists like Yayoi Kusama and Georgia O'Keefe. From classic works like Monet's Waterlilies to Asian masterpieces, the CMA is sure to exceed your expectations.
Offering more than 25,000 works of art, the Toledo Museum of Art collection ranks among the finest in the United States. Explore the galleries and its 40-acre, park-like setting while learning more about your favorite works of art and famous artists like Van Gogh, Monet, and more. Your adventures in the "Glass City" aren't complete without a trip to the Glass Pavilion, where you can view live glassblowing demonstrations or create your very own unique masterpiece.
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Known as the art and soul of Columbus, this historic district spanning 1.2 walkable miles between downtown Columbus and the Ohio State University campus is brimming with hundreds of boutique shops, world-class dining, murals, statues, public artwork, free-to-enter independent art galleries, and immersive experiences of all kinds. Born in the 80s, this creative hot spot was formed to revitalize and empower the local artistic community. Be sure to step inside the Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art to experience a range of rotating exhibitions dedicated to furthering cultural understanding and creating meaningful, artistic and educational dialogue.
Known for its appreciation of history, culture and art, Yellow Springs is proof that your next arts experience can be found outside the city and off the beaten path. Relish in the several galleries, studios and artisan shops this small creative community offers while enjoying local cuisine and the best sights nature has to offer.
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Complete your culture cruise with a visit to Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Tune into a performance of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at the recently renovated and ever-popular Cincinnati Music Hall, view a one-of-a-kind performance by the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company or catch a show at either the Ensemble Theatre or historic Memorial Hall.