The Speakers Bureau program at the Cincinnati Art Museum is our “museum on wheels.” Specially trained volunteer docents come to your location to give rich presentations of an hour or less on many of the most popular areas of the Art Museum’s collections. These presentations are complete with colorful slides of artworks and enlightening information and anecdotes about each work. These engaging presentations are participatory, allowing the audience to ask questions and make their own observations.
Speakers Bureau presentations are perfect for a variety of adult and family audiences. Book clubs, libraries, churches, retirement homes and many others have enjoyed one or more of our fascinating topics from one of Cincinnati’s greatest cultural resources.
Signing up for a Speakers Bureau is easy. Just choose from one of the following topics, call Anna Hope Curwood, our Tour Coordinator at (513) 639-2975 (one month in advance) and we’ll do the rest!
Highlights of the CAM Part 1
A presentation featuring the diversity of the Cincinnati Art Museum's collection, concentrating on masterpieces in painting, sculpture and other media from the ancient world to Impressionism.
Highlights of the CAM Part 2
A presentation featuring the diversity of the Cincinnati Art Museum's collection, concentrating on masterpieces in painting, sculpture and other media from Impressionism to the present day.
The Art of Cincinnati
Celebrate Cincinnati’s rich cultural heritage with this presentation of art from Cincinnati, including works by artists such as John Henry Twachtman, Frank Duveneck, Edward Potthast, Robert Duncanson, Rookwood potters, and more!
Landscapes in Art
For centuries, artists have found great inspiration in the landscape. Discover the variety of ways in which the landscape has been portrayed in art through a wide selection of examples from the Art Museum’s collection. You’ll never see a panoramic vista the same!
Celebrate the artistic legacy of our country by taking a tour of paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts from a wide variety of accomplished American artists! Many of works often reflect American history and values, while others create a vision for the future.
Petra: Lost City of Stone
Explore the ancient civilization of the Nabataeans and their rock-carved city, Petra. The Cincinnati Art Museum is home to one of the largest collections of Nabataean artwork, all of which helps to reconstruct the history of this fascinating people.
African American Art
The imagery and meanings of African American art make up a vivid and important part of the history of American art. This presentation looks at paintings, sculpture, prints, and photographs all created by African American artists.
Flowers and More Flowers
Explore how the floral motif has been depicted in art through the ages and from cultures around the globe. Discover the hidden symbols of flowers in art from Western world, the Middle East, and Asia.
Figleafing Through History
Discover examples of American fashions from the Art Museum’s costume collection and styles of attire from other countries as found in paintings, sculpture and tapestries.
Christianity in Art
Explore Christian subjects from our Medieval and Renaissance collections, as well as later renderings of Christian themes in works from around the world.
Beauty Has No Age
Examine these exceptional works created by artists in their later years and thoughtful portrayals of older adults in art over the centuries.
Outside the Ordinary: Contemporary Art in Glass, Wood, and Ceramics from the Wolf Collection
Explore how these artists challenge the material expectations of glass, wood and ceramics to create contemporary works of art, and discover insights into the collectors’ perspective and impetus for assembling this important collection.
Gods and Goddesses
Learn about art from various cultures and time periods that examines how polytheistic religions are reflected and expressed in these works.
Designing Women: Cincinnati’s Dressmakers
Encounter the best in women’s fashion from the late 19th and early 20th century, and learn about Cincinnati women designers who made it happen.