Cincinnati Art Museum

Cincinnati Art Museum plans major renovation

The Cincinnati Art Museum is launching plans for a renovation that would provide more gallery space, high tech multimedia facilities, a modern library and an online virtual museum. The planning process is expected to take seven months. No price tag has been announced and fund-raising has not yet started. Director Timothy Rub says the art museum is behind the times in how museums work for current audiences and that new technology and programming are needed. The museum has hired the same architects that are designing the plan for the renovation of Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati. The Cleveland Art Museum is starting a 258 million-dollar renovation and the Akron Art Museum is adding a new building that will triple its size.