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The Rosenthal Education Center (REC)

The REC is open during museum hours.


Special Hours

The REC will open at 1 p.m. on:

  • Tuesday November 28
  • Wednesday November 29

The REC will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 30.


About the REC

The REC is a space for families to discover the Cincinnati Art Museum’s collection in a fun and safe manner. Open during specific museum hours, the REC is located on the first floor, just off of the Great Hall. The REC has a dedicated interactive space that changes twice a year. Themes for the interactive space are based on the permanent collection, special exhibitions, and/or elements of art and world cultures.

Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to accommodate school groups at this time. For information about additional opportunities for students and teachers contact us at [email protected]


A man with a shaved head and clear-framed glasses looks at the viewerWhat’s New in the REC?
2024 Rosenthal Education Center Artist in Residence: John Lanzador

After reviewing an impressive array of proposals from Cincinnati area artists, the museum is thrilled to announce the selection of John Lanzador as the 2024 Rosenthal Education Center Artist in Residence! John loves art and is well-versed in art making across a variety of mediums. He’s fluent in carving, painting, drawing, design, and even working with chalk. John finds inspiration in outsider art, tattoo shops, botanical illustrations, toys, food, pop art, illuminated manuscripts, comic books, and even Mexican lottery bingo cards. He is also an educator, passionate about working for the greater good. John’s resume includes collaborating with ArtWorks of Cincinnati, BLDG, and Visionaries + Voices on community projects, and he’s trained youth apprentices to become part of the vibrant art culture of Cincinnati. His artistic reimagining of the Terrace Café and artist Hunt Slonem’s rabbit wall will open in the REC on May 4, 2024. Stay tuned for more regarding John’s residency and related programming!



REC Volunteers

The Cincinnati Art Museum is seeking weekend volunteers to work in collaboration with museum staff to plan and prepare art projects, assist families and young visitors with art making, and greet visitors. This is a great opportunity to gain museum education experience while interacting and engaging with the community. Educational credit may be available for volunteers depending on the requirements of your university. Please visit the REC Volunteer Page for more information.


The Rosenthal Education Center is made possible through a donation from the Rosenthal Family Foundation.