Advance registration is required.

Please register in advance before your visit. Register for timed tickets.


The Rosenthal Education Center (REC)

The Rosenthal Education Center is now open to view the featured Artist In Residence artwork and pick up a to go bag of art projects to make at home.

Open Tuesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. with free advanced registration

Our visitors’ health and safety are our top priority in the REC

Committing to the health and safety of its visitors and staff, the Cincinnati Art Museum is taking many precautions in the REC including: limiting access to 15 visitors at a time, to go art projects and non-touch interactive activities. Please note that the interactive wall stations, reading space and toddler toys are not available at this time. Masks must be worn by all visitors 4 and up in the REC. Please help us follow our guidelines to ensure a safe environment for everyone.

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]

What’s New in the REC?

The REC currently features a new interactive art installation called Everything is Everything, New Works by Terence Hammonds. Terence Hammonds is a Cincinnati artist and educator who uses the platform of printmaking to express ideas about such themes as social justice, history, and music in a variety of media, including ceramics. He has exhibited at Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center and the Weston Art Gallery; the Crystal Bridges Art Museum in Arkansas; and the Ifö Center in Bromolla, Sweden. Hammonds teaches at the Art Academy in Cincinnati. In addition to the interactive art installation, the REC will highlight works in the museum’s permanent collection that have significance for Hammonds and his art-making. Visitors will be able to make artwork inspired by Terence’s artwork at home, including a large coloring sheet designed by the artist, a sculpture project, a protest sign and a custom stamp project.

Visit Terence Hammond’s Artist in Residence installation at the REC now through May 2, 2021.

The next REC theme opening May 8, 2021 will feature a new installation titled A Festive Procession by Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky artist and educator, Christian Schmit who is the 2021 REC Artist in Residence. Learn more about Christian’s artwork here on his website,

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