The Cincinnati Art Museum strives for inclusivity by increasing accessibility to its collection, programming and resources. The museum seeks to eliminate barriers by accommodating the individual needs of all visitors.

We offer a wide variety of tours and programs, making our collection accessible to everyone. For more information regarding accessibility during your trip to the museum, visit our information page.

For more information about Accessibility Programs or Accommodations, please contact [email protected].

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Accessibility Programs

Download one of our custom guides for visiting the Museum:

Social Story: Entering the Museum

Social Narrative: Getting Around the Museum

Sensory Friendly Access Guide

ASL Interpretation Videos:

 

9:30–11:30

Autism Family Exploration will take a break over the summer and come back in September as Sensory Saturdays.  This program will be the same fun format as Autism Family Exploration, but with a more inclusive name!  The program will be held from 9:30 – 11:30  on the fourth Saturdays of the month.

FREE. Reservations not required.

 

Upcoming program dates: 

September 28, 2019

October 26, 2019

January 25, 2020

February 22, 2020

March 28, 2020

April 25, 2020

May 23, 2020

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Fourth Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This program is specifically designed for adults with developmental disabilities and their caregivers. Join museum educators for a multisensory exploration of art from the permanent collection and special exhibitions. After the tour, each visitor will create their own art in the Rosenthal Education Center.

FREE.
Reservations recommended. Reservations can be made online or by calling (513) 721-ARTS.

Upcoming Program Dates:

August 24, 2019

September 28, 2019

October 26, 2019

January 25, 2020

February 22, 2020

March 28, 2020

April 25, 2020

May 23, 2020

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Select Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Join the Taft Museum of Art, the Contemporary Arts Center, the Cincinnati Art Museum, and the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati on select Wednesdays for Memories in the Museum. This program is designed for visitors with memory loss and their guests. Each session will include a tour, light refreshments, and an opportunity to participate in making art.

FREE. Reservations required. Space is limited. To make reservations, please call the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati at (800) 272-3900.

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Third Saturdays, 1 p.m.

During this public tour, a certified American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter joins a trained Art Museum docent for a guided tour of a special exhibition.

FREE. Reservations recommended. Reservations can be made online or by calling (513) 721-ARTS.

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Second Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Free docent-led tours for visitors who are blind or partially sighted and their families are offered on the second Saturday of the month at 11:00 a.m. Specially trained docents, who are trained in the art of verbal description, will provide detailed information about the works of art as well as touchable touring tools. Reservations are not required..

FREE. Reservations recommended. Reservations can be made online or by calling (513) 721-ARTS.

 

Upcoming Audio Description Tours: 

10/12/2019

11/9/2019

12/14/2019

1/11/2020

2/8/2019

3/14/2020

4/11/2020

5/9/2020

6/13/2020

7/11/2020

8/8/2020

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As scheduled, Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Custom access tours are available for visitors who are not able to attend our other accessibility programs. Visitors can choose from Touch Tours featuring touchable materials and description for visitors who are blind or partially sighted, American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted tours, tours designed for groups from assisted-living facilities specializing in memory care, and tours for groups with developmental disabilities.

FREE.
Reservations required four weeks in advance. Please contact [email protected] or (513) 639-2975 for more information or to reserve a tour.

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