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The Cincinnati Art Museum strives for inclusivity by increasing accessibility to its collection, programming and resources. The museum seeks to eliminate barriers by accommodating the individual needs of all visitors.

We offer a wide variety of tours and programs, making our collection accessible to everyone. For more information regarding accessibility during your trip to the museum, visit our information page.

For more information about Accessibility Programs or Accommodations, please contact [email protected].

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Accessibility Programs

Download one of our custom guides for visiting the Museum:

*Please note, that these guides may be out of date due to the COVID-19 crisis.  Please check back soon for updated resources and guidelines.

Social Narrative: Entering the Museum

Social Narrative: Getting Around the Museum

Sensory Friendly Access Guide

Entering and Exiting Checklist

ASL Interpretation Videos:

 

Monthly, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Join us for a socially distanced version of the Cincinnati Art Museum program for families with children who have developmental disabilities. Sensory Saturday will continue to begin before public hours, so families can enjoy a less crowded environment if they wish to do so.  As families enter, they will receive a map that designates galleries with learning centers with instructions on the back. At each learning center there will be a bin of brown bags labeled “ready to play” in the marked galleries.

Each family or child will take one, using it to engage with art in that gallery. When visitors are finished with the supplies in that gallery, they may return the bags to another bin marked “used” materials. Enhanced cleaning procedures will be followed and masks will be required according to museum policy. Families are welcome to participate in these learning centers or to wander the galleries at their leisure. Please contact [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Upcoming Program Dates: 
September 26, 2020
Guide: September 26, 2020


October 24, 2020

 

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Monthly, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Ticket info: 3 separate sessions 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1-2, 2-3.  Each session is limited to 8 capacity. Each individual needs to reserve a spot, do not reserve by family. Meeting in REC.

Description:
Join us for a socially distanced version of Connect: a Program for People with Developmental Disabilities and their Caregivers. On the 4th Saturday of the month, we will have 3, 1 hour Connect Sessions at 11:30am, 1pm, and 2pm. Each session will be limited to 2-3 families per session, with a limit of 8 people per session. Social Distancing from other families and masks will be required for all participants. There will be no shared supplies and enhanced cleaning procedures will be enforced.

Sessions will begin the Rosenthal Education Center with the artmaking component.  While we make art, we will talk about the artworks in the CAM collection that is related to our creation. After artmaking, families will be given a gallery kit or worksheet that will create an interactive experience in the gallery. Please contact [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Reservations Required.

September 26, 2020: Telling a Story through Art
This month we will make a triptych that tells a story about ourselves. We will use collage materials to make our artwork, then head to the Exhibition, Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal to see another artist’s story and perspective.

11:30 a.m. | 1 p.m. | 2 p.m.


October 24, 2020: Exploring Feelings
Join us to explore our feelings, by creating abstract portraits with crayons and watercolor colored pencils. After our art making, we will find art in the permanent collection that shows many emotions.

 

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Don’t miss out on great art just because you are at home! In-gallery programs will restart in Spring 2021 depending on COVID-19 conditions. Until then, join us each Tuesday at 3pm for a Gallery Experience at Home. Click the meeting link to join CAM Staff in a virtual discussion about objects from the Cincinnati Art Museum collection. During each virtual session, we will compare two different artworks, talk about how they relate to each other, and us. An American Sign Language Interpreter will be facilitating each session, and live captions are available through the Microsoft Teams app.

 

Dates:
September 15
September 22
September 29

Starting in October program will be 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month through 2020

October 6
October 20
November 3
November 17
December 1
December 15

 

Click this link on the above dates at 3pm to join the Teams meeting.

For tips on how to access this meeting through Microsoft Teams, visit http://cincyart.org/teams/

We hope to restart this program in person in Spring 2021, depending on future COVID-19 restrictions.

Second Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Free docent-led tours for visitors who are blind or partially sighted and their families are offered on the second Saturday of the month at 11:00 a.m. Specially trained docents, who are trained in the art of verbal description, will provide detailed information about the works of art as well as touchable touring tools. Reservations are not required..

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

 

We hope to restart this program in person in Spring 2021, depending on future COVID-19 restrictions.

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.

FREE. Reservations required four weeks in advance. Please contact [email protected] for more information or to reserve a tour.