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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:

*Please note, that these guides may be out of date due to the COVID-19 crisis.  Please check back soon for updated resources and guidelines.

Social Narrative: Entering the Museum

Social Narrative: Getting Around the Museum

Sensory Friendly Access Guide

Entering and Exiting Checklist

ASL Interpretation Videos:

 

Select monthly, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Join us for a socially distanced version of the Cincinnati Art Museum program for families with children who have developmental disabilities. Sensory Saturday will continue to begin before public hours, so families can enjoy a less crowded environment if they wish to do so.

As families enter, they will receive a map that designates galleries with learning centers with instructions on the back. At each learning center there will be a bin of brown bags labeled “ready to play” in the marked galleries. Each family or child will borrow one, using it to engage with art in that gallery. When visitors are finished with the supplies in that gallery, they return the bags to another bin marked “used” materials. Enhanced cleaning procedures will be followed, and masks will be required according to museum policy. Families are welcome to participate in these learning centers or to wander the galleries at their leisure.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Upcoming Program Dates: 

October 23, 2021
January 22, 2022
February 26, 2022
March 26, 2022
April 23, 2022
May 28, 2022

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Select months on the fourth Saturday

Ticket info: 2 separate sessions 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. or 1–2 p.m. Each session is limited to a capacity of eight. Each individual needs to reserve a spot, please do not reserve by family. Visitors will meet in the Rosenthal Education Center (REC).

Join us for a socially distanced version of Connect: A Program for People with Developmental Disabilities and their Caregivers. On the fourth Saturday of the month, we will have three, one hour Connect Sessions. Each session will be limited to two to three families per session, with a limit of eight people per session. Social distancing from other families and masks will be required for all participants. There will be no shared supplies and enhanced cleaning procedures will be enforced.

Sessions will begin the REC with an artmaking project. While we make art, we will talk about the artworks in the museum collection that is related to our creation. After the artmaking activity, families will head to the galleries for a self-guided interactive experience. Please contact [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Reservations required.

Upcoming Program Dates: 

October 23, 2021: Clay
January 1, 2022: Printing
February 26, 2022: Watercolors
March 26, 2022: Collage
April 23, 2022: Portraits
May 28, 2022: Landscapes
June 25, 2022: Jewelry
July 23, 2022: Abstract Art
August 27, 2022: Unconventional materials

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Don’t miss out on great art just because you are at home! 

Until then, join us on select Saturdays from 11 a.m.–12 p.m. for an online Art Chat. During each Chat, we will compare two different artworks from the museum’s collection. As a group we will talk about how they relate to each other. The conversation is sure to lead to new discoveries and perspectives. An American Sign Language Interpreter will be facilitating each session, and live captions are available through the Microsoft Teams app.

Upcoming Program Dates: 

August 21, 2021
September 11, 2021
November 13, 2021
December 11, 2021
January 8, 2022
February 12, 2022
March 12, 2022
April 9, 2022
May 14, 2022
June 11, 2022
July 9, 2022
August 13, 2022

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Link for all Art Chat Live dates above

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 third Saturday of the month at 3:00 p.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.

Upcoming Program Dates: 

January 15, 2022: African American Artists
February 19, 2022: Ancient Artwork
March 19, 2022: Contemporary Artwork
April 16, 2022: The Art of France
May 21, 2022: American Traditions
June 18, 2022: Nonwestern Aesthetics
July 15, 2022: Eurpoean Masters
August 20, 2022: Art of Cincinnati

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Audio Description Videos
If you can’t make it to the galleries, feel free to explore our collection of audio description videos on our YouTube page.

For the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in partnership with Microsoft Store

Join us with Microsoft for Virtual Art Museum workshops, specifically tailored for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. These workshops were designed to introduce children to art in an interesting way—not only will attendees learn about a specific piece of art; we’ve included an art activity you can do at home with the materials you already have.

Please email [email protected] to learn about upcoming virtual workshops.

A certified American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter joins an Art Museum docent on the third Saturday each month from 2-3 p.m. for a free tour of one of our special exhibitions. Visitors will meet at the front desk and be led on a tour through the galleries. Unpack the complexities of abstract art during this month's discussion. FREE.

January 8, 2022: The Art of Still Life
February 12, 2022: Black Art History
March 12, 2022: Women in Art
April 9, 2022: Arts of Asia
May 14, 2022: Poetry and Art Connections
June 11, 2022: LGBTQ+ Artists
July 9, 2022: African Art
August 13, 2022: Abstract Art

 

ASL Interpreted Videos

Check out our prerecorded videos with ASL interpretation to learn more about select works of art.

Undergrowth with Two Figures
Buddhist Stele