Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio. Founded in 1877 by the Women's Art Museum Association, the museum opened in 1886. Its collections contain examples spanning 3,000 years of artistic production. Works from Mesopotamia and medieval Europe are featured. The museum's European paintings include works by El Greco, Murillo, Mantegna, Tiepolo, and Titian. The museum also houses outstanding collections of Asian art and musical instruments.
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