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Evenings for Educators

Third Thursdays (September–May)

Evenings for Educators is the Cincinnati Art Museum’s monthly teacher professional development program. Through the lens of the museum’s collection and exhibitions, Evenings for Educators supports all subjects taught in the classroom. It also encourages a STREAM approach as well as Twenty-First Century Learning strategies. The program is offered for teachers of all grade levels and disciplines, art appreciation volunteers, pre-service education majors, teaching artists, as well as community and museum educators. 

Evenings for Educators takes place the third Thursday of the month from 4–7 p.m. at the Cincinnati Art Musuem. Participating teachers will receive CEU certificates in May. Graduate credits are available for an additional fee through Ashland University. For more information, email [email protected].

Presented by:

US Bank

If you need accessibility accommodations, please contact us in advance at [email protected] or fill out the accessibility request form.


Registration is open

Teachers and pre-service teachers are invited to attend Evenings for Educators! Sign up for this series of eight programs running each month from September 2023–May 2024 (except for December). This opportunity is available for a limited time and closes Friday, September 8, 2023.

Please call (513) 721-ARTS or register online. If your school will be paying for your Evenings for Educators or Membership registration, please email [email protected].


Individual Sessions:

  • $5 for students
  • $10 for members
  • $20 for general admission


Series Pricing (all 8 sessions):

  • $70 for members
  • $150 for general admission

Register for the Series Now


Upcoming Dates

September 14, 2023

During the first Evenings for Educators this season, the museum will partner with Visionaries + Voices, a Cincinnati-based arts organization providing creative, professional, and educational opportunities for adults with disabilities. Meet some of the V+V artists featured in Creating Connections: Self Taught Artists in the Rosenthal Collection. Participants will have an opportunity to browse the exhibition and learn about the artwork from the artists themselves. Join us after to experience what inviting a V+V teaching artist into your classroom would be like! For each program attended you can earn CEU’s and 1–2 graduate credits for an additional fee through Ashland University. 


Evenings for Educators 2022-2023

January 19, 2023

Join us this evening for a program highlighting the exhibition Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance in Art. Enjoy dinner, networking, a docent guided tour and a presentation from Trudy Gaba, Curatorial Assistant, South Asian Art, Islamic Art & Antiquities. This exhibition considers the compelling visual language of dance in the art from South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayan region from the first to the twenty-first century. Through religious, courtly, and everyday objects, explore the exceptional importance and power of dance in religious thought, literature, politics, and societal structures. For each program attended you can earn CEU’s and 1-2 graduate credits for an additional fee to Ashland University.


February 16, 2023

During this Evenings for Educators, Nathaniel M. Stein, Curator of Photography, will present on the exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer. This exhibition illuminates O’Keeffe’s use of the camera to further her modernist vision, showing how she embraced photography as a unique artistic practice and took ownership of her relationship with the medium. Over 100 photographs are displayed together with a complementary selection of paintings and drawings. Enjoy dinner, networking, and a docent guided tour. For each program attended you can earn CEU’s and 1-2 graduate credits for an additional fee to Ashland University. 


March 16, 2023

Join us for a Make-It Take-It night! Educators from Tiger Lily Press will lead us in some paper and fabric print-making activities. Enjoy dinner, networking, a presentation on this great local organization and hands on print-making activities. For each program attended you can earn CEU’s and 1-2 graduate credits for an additional fee to Ashland University.  


April 20, 2023

Join Gwen Roth, board member of the Cincinnati Recycling & Reuse Hub, will discuss the organization’s unique one-stop model, saving time and effort for donors of recyclable items in Greater Cincinnati. The Hub helps reduce the amount of waste going to landfills through one drop-off location accepting recyclable and reusable items and materials and even some not permitted in traditional recycling bins.


May 18, 2023

Join us for the last program of the school year. Come learn about new acquisitions to the CAM collection. Enjoy dinner, networking and receive a CEU certificate after the program.


November 17, 2022

Join us of for an evening focused on community. View student art from Ukraine, enjoy a tour of Ukrainian pieces in the permanent collection and learn about collaborations between Cincinnatians and those of Kharkiv, Ukraine, our sister city. Dinner, networking a docent guided tour and a presentation of students work from Ukraine will be on view. For each program attended you can earn CEU’s and 1-2 graduate credits for an additional fee to Ashland University.  


Thursday, October 20, 2022 - In-Person

For this Evenings for Educators, we will hear from the two local artists: Jim Tucker and Michael Thompson. They will present on the REC’s current exhibition Re-Imagination.  

This interactive exhibition allows visitors to reimagine and reinterpret artworks by a diverse array of Cincinnati artists from throughout the ages! Design a Rookwood vase and create a landscape and still life like Robert S. Duncanson and Frank Duveneck. Enjoy dinner, networking, and art-making. For each program attended you can earn CEU’s and 1-2 graduate credits for an additional fee to Ashland University.


Thursday September 15th, 2022- In-Person

During our first Evenings for Educators this season, we will hear from Amy Dehan, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design. She will present on the exhibition Unlocking an Art Deco Bedroom by Joseph Urban. This exhibition highlights a bedroom designed in 1929 and the messaging projected by women who chose the new forward-looking style of the era, over those that chose more nostalgic styles. Enjoy dinner, networking, and a docent guided tour. For each program attended you can earn CEU’s and 1-2 graduate credits for an additional fee to Ashland University. 

Lesson Plans from 2019–2020

October 24, 2019: Women Breaking Boundaries 

November 21, 2019: Visit from the Cincinnati Opera 

January 16, 2020: Treasures of the Spanish World

Lesson Plans from 2018–2019

September 20, 2018: Collecting Calligraphy: Arts of the Islamic World

October 18, 2018: Photography and the Public Face: Gillian Wearing

November 15, 2018: The Fabric of India

February 21, 2019: Music and Art: Kate Wakefield

March 21, 2019: Celebrating Women from the CAM Collection

April 18, 2019: Evenings for Educators: Paris 1900: City of Entertainment

Lesson Plans from 2017–2018

September 21, 2017: Kinship: Ana England  

October 19, 2017: Behind the Scenes: Exploring the New African Gallery

November 16, 2017: Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion

January 18, 2018: Idea Share and Creativity Lab

February 15, 2018: Art and the Community

March 15, 2018: Celebrating Women from the CAM Collection

March 29, 2018: Evenings for Future Educators

April 19, 2018: Evening with an Illustrator: Erin Barker

May 17, 2018: Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China

Lesson Plans from 2016–2017:

September 21, 2016: Deeper Comprehension through Modern and Contemporary Art

October 19, 2016: Van Gogh: Into the Undergrowth

November 16, 2016: A Snapshot of the Lexington Camera Club

January 19, 2017: Excavating the Ancient World 

February 16, 2017: The Art of Arms & Armor

March 16, 2017: Evening with an Illustrator: Laura Kern with Wandeling Press
April 20, 2017: Autism Awareness Month

May 18, 2017: Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light