Friday, August 31, 2001

Art museum aims for attendance record

By Jennie Callison
Enquirer Contributor

        The Cincinnati Art Museum is on track to break a record, but it needs a little last-minute help from the public.

        The Eden Park facility is about 2,500 visitors shy of settingan attendance record for its fiscal year, which ends today.

        “We are at 297,419 and need to hit 300,000 by this Friday,” marketing and public relations coordinator Alissa Cone said Wednesday.

        Ms. Cone said that the upswing has been based partly on the popularity of exhibits such as like European Masterpieces and Half Past Autumn, a show of Gordon Parks' photography.

        Museum officials are offering some incentives to lure folks by the deadline,

        • Admission is free today.

        • Every visitor will receive a free pass to come back on a Wednesday night — the art museum will stay open until 9 p.m. Wednesday nights beginning next week.

        • Pizza will be given away from noon to 1 p.m. today to the first 400 who claim it.


If you go

               • What: Cincinnati Art Museum's attendance record-breaker.

        • When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

        • Where: Eden Park.

        • Admission: Free.

        • Information: 721-2787.


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