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.

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Accessibility Programs

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This program is designed for families with children with developmental disabilities to explore the Art Museum before public hours. Families or individuals are welcome to explore the museum at their own pace, or participate in the day’s activities.  Upon entrance, visitors will receive a sensory friendly map which includes a visual scavenger hunt. Families are welcome to participate in an art making in the Rosenthal Education Center and hands on learning centers in the galleries.

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FREE. Reservations not required.

Upcoming Program Dates:

5/25/19 | View Program Map

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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.

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

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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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5/1/19 Paris 1900: City of Entertainment

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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.

Upcoming Program Dates:


1/19/19: European Art

2/16/19: Art Academy: 150th Anniversary

3/16/19: Paris 1900: City of Entertainment

4/20/19: Contemporary Art

5/18/19: Works on Paper

6/15/19: Local Artists

7/20/19: Japanese Art

8/17/19: Landscapes

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Second Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Visitors who are blind or partially sighted and their families are invited to tour the Art Museum through touch on the second Saturday of every month.  Specially trained docents provide verbal descriptions and guide participants through the process of seeing art with their fingertips.

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

Upcoming Program Dates:


2/9/19 Ancient Art

3/9/19 Women in Art

4/13/19 Storytellers

5/11/19 19th Century Sculpture

6/8/19 Made in Cincinnati

7/13/19 the Written Word

8/10/19 the African Gallery

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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.

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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