Okay - this review is from an individual who rarely visits art museums - so, for folks who are art devotees this might not apply, but for "regular folk", read on...
The Positives: Very impressive works of art with the focus toward paintings and china. A number of pieces just wowed us.
The Not-So-Much: When visiting a museum - there are basically two things we look for: (a) the collection and (b) the museum and general experience.
- The collection: as stated above they had some very impressive pieces, but it was fairly small and limited. It doesn't take long to see everything there is.
- The Museum and Experience: On the outside this is an appealing facility, but the folks who turned this old mansion into a museum basically screwed up. When you enter you do so from the parking garage and come into the back of the place and there is absolutely no sense of the grandeur of the building and grounds. The grounds are largely hidden from view. Inside the museum it is a bit dark everywhere and there is absolutely nothing special about the experience. I see no reason to go back again. If looking for a nice art museum to visit in the Cincinnati area consider the Cincinnati Art Museum.