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The Cincinnati Art Museum offers a wide variety of tours and programs, making our collection accessible to everyone. For more information regarding accessibility during your trip to the museum, see our Visitor Information Page.

Please visit our Calendar for tour topics and details. Reservations can be made online or by calling (513) 721-ARTS.

Accessibility Programs

Select Saturdays, 10 – 11 a.m.

This new program is designed for families with children with autism to explore the Art Museum before public hours. Families or individuals are welcome to visit sensory stops, and participate in an all-ability art making experience.

Reservations not required.

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Program Dates:

January 7, 2017: Fairy Tales in the Forest
March 4, 2017: Paper Party
May 6, 2017: Japanamania

Fourth Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This program is specifically designed for adults with developmental disabilities and their caregivers. Join museum educators for a multisensory exploration of art from the permanent collection and special exhibitions. After the tour, each visitor will create their own art in the Rosenthal Education Center.

Reservations recommended. Reservations can be made online or by calling (513) 721-ARTS.

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Program Dates:

August 27, 2016: Cat Craze
September 24, 2016: The Drama of Art
October 22, 2016: Into the Woods
November 26, 2016: All Kinds of Art
January 21, 2017: Celebrating Cincinnati
February 25, 2017: Wearing Armor
March 25, 2017: Printmaking Play
April 22, 2017: Recycled Materials
May 27, 2017: Color and Light
June 24, 2017: Old and New Masters
July 22, 2017: Folk Art in America
August 26, 2017: Sculpt It!

Select Wednesdays, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Join the Taft Museum of Art, the Contemporary Arts Center, the Cincinnati Art Museum, and the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati on select Wednesdays for Memories in the Museum. This program is designed for visitors with memory loss and their guests. Each session will include a tour, light refreshments, and an opportunity to participate in making art.

Reservations required. Space is limited.
To make reservations, please call the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati at (800) 272-3900.

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Cincinnati Art Museum Program Dates:

October 19, 2016: Van Gogh: Into the Undergrowth
November 2, 2016: Culture and Sculpture
December 7, 2016: Community
April 5, 2017: Household Art
July 5, 2017: Local Color

Third Saturdays, 1 p.m.

During this public tour, a certified American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter joins a trained Art Museum docent for a guided tour of a special exhibition.

Reservations recommended. Reservations can be made online or by calling (513) 721-ARTS.

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Program Dates:

August 20, 2016: Cincinnati Wing* (tour begins at 11 a.m.)
September 17, 2016: Antiquities
October 15, 2016: Carl Solway: Not in New York
November 19, 2016: Employed: A Staff Art Exhibition
December 17, 2016: Van Gogh: Into the Undergrowth
January 21, 2017: The Nancy and David Wolf Collection
February 18, 2017: Colonial Art
March 18, 2017: Woodcut Prints
April 15, 2017: Dressed to Kill
May 20, 2017: Contemporary Art
June 17, 2017: Tiffany Glass
July 15, 2017: Impressionism
August 19, 2017: Folk Art in America
September 16, 2017: Cincinnati Wing

Second Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Visitors who are blind or partially sighted and their families are invited to tour the Art Museum through touch on the second Saturday of every month.  Specially trained docents provide verbal descriptions and guide participants through the process of seeing art with their fingertips.

Reservations recommended. Reservations can be made online or by calling (513) 721-ARTS.

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Program Dates:

August 13, 2016: Native American Traditions
September 10, 2016: Modern and Contemporary
October 8, 2016: American Life
November 12, 2016: 19th Century Sculpture
December 10, 2016: Cultural Traditions
January 14, 2017: Poetry of Art
February 11, 2017: Religions of the World
March 11, 2017: Art of Entertaining
April 8, 2017: Rookwood Pottery
May 13, 2017: Native American Traditions
June 10, 2017: Art for the Home
July 8, 2017: Asian Art
August 12, 2017: Legendary Women

As scheduled, Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Custom access tours are available for visitors who are not able to attend our other accessibility programs. Visitors can choose from Touch Tours featuring touchable materials and description for visitors who are blind or partially sighted, American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted tours, tours designed for groups from assisted-living facilities specializing in memory care, and tours for groups with developmental disabilities.

Reservations required four weeks in advance. Please contact [email protected] or (513) 639-2975 for more information or to reserve a tour.