Taft Museum of Art, Contemporary Arts Center to temporarily close Saturday

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Posted at 9:36 PM, Dec 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-11 23:00:56-05

CINCINNATI — The Taft Museum of Art and the Contemporary Arts Center in Downtown Cincinnati will temporarily close this Saturday due to COVID-19 concerns in the region.

The decision comes after Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine issued an extension on the statewide curfew requiring residents to stay in their homes from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

"We know our museum is among the safest places in the Cincinnati region, and we are voluntarily and temporarily closing our doors to the public in the interest of broader community health outside of the museum. We are pleased we had the chance to safely allow the community to see art in person, and we look forward to the opportunity to do so again," read a statement on the Taft's website.

While the museum has not set a reopening date, Taft visitors can currently view special exhibitions and its permanent collection online, and they can support the museum through memberships or donations here.

The CAC put a similar notice on their website Friday, which cited ongoing COVID-19 concerns.

"In response to increased COVID infections, we are temporarily closing to keep our communities safe," the notice read.

It is also uncertain when the CAC will reopen, but you can find more resources, membership information and ways to donate here.

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