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Request for Proposals

The Rosenthal Education Center is now accepting proposals for the 2024 Artist in Residence program!

From May through October of each year, the REC features an exhibition of interactive artwork by a local artist and five interactive wall stations highlighting artwork in the museum’s permanent collection selected by the REC Artist in Residence.

The deadline for proposals is Tuesday, October 1 and the selected artist will be notified on October 15.

Learn more about the residency, compensation, and application guidelines.

How to Apply


The Rosenthal Education Center (REC)

The REC is open during museum hours.


Special Hours

The REC will move outdoors July 16–18! Join us as we celebrate the “dog days” of summer in the Alice Bimel Courtyard. Make pet portraits and recycled pet toys for your furry friends!  


Upcoming Events

RECreate with John Lanzador:
July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13.

Second Sundays, 1–3 p.m.


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 museum’s collection, exhibitions, and 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?
A Pig-ment of Your Imagination! by John Lanzador

The museum’s 2024 Rosenthal Education Center Artist in Residence is Cincinnati artist and educator John Lanzador. You can visit John’s interactive, multisensory art installation, A Pig-ment of Your Imagination, in the REC now through October 27, 2024. Here, John reimagines Hunt Slonem’s Bunny Wall (located in the Terrace Café) and Joan Miró’s renowned Mural for the Terrace Plaza Hotel, tying in iconic pig symbols of Cincinnati and inspiring visitors to create artworks of their favorite things.


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.


Supported by

Charles H. Dater Foundation