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The REC is a space for families to discover the Cincinnati Art Museum’s collection in a fun, immersive, hands-on, and safe manner. Open during regular Art Museum hours, the REC is located on the first floor, just off of the Great Hall. The REC has a dedicated interactive space that changes twice a year, in October and March. Themes for the interactive space are based on the permanent collection, special exhibitions, and/or elements of art and world cultures.

Along with the interactive space, the studio is a vital component to the REC. Working in conjunction with the interactive space, the projects available to families in the studio correspond to and enhance the theme currently on display. This space will also be used for all art-making experiences conducted by the museum. These experiences include Family Programs, such as Summer Camp, Family First Saturday, Wee Wednesdays, and Art in the Making. In the future, this space will also be used for emerging art-making opportunities with school groups and adults.

The Rosenthal Education Center is the Cincinnati Art Museum’s interactive space for families to explore together. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to accommodate school groups at this time. For information about additional opportunities for students and teachers contact us at [email protected]

Current REC theme: Express Yourself

Don’t miss out on experiencing an interactive art installation created just for you by Cincinnati artist, educator, and mover and shaker Pam Kravetz, on view in the Rosenthal Education Center now through November 17, 2019. Ace Ramone, Mr. Doodle-Boy, The Peanut and You puts all the best parts of Kravetz’s life and art-making in one place. The title incorporates three generations of Kravetz’s family and their nicknames—her grandson Asa, her son Max and Pam herself. In Pam’s world, watch PamTV, spin the wheel and do whatever the arrow lands on. Dress up, check yourself out in the mirror, add your nickname to the wall of nicknames, create a paper doll, cozy up on the carpet and read a book, sit on a squishy rock, step inside the big ol’ heads and make believe you are one of them!

This special work is a part of Express Yourself!, the REC’s summer/fall theme. In addition to experiencing Kravetz’s creative world, you can also visit the other REC interactive stations and learn about the wild ways artists and their subjects found in the museum’s permanent collection have chosen to express themselves throughout history. Learn about portraits versus self-portraits and how emojis relate to Abstract Expressionism, create your own incredible jewelry and sunglasses to take home, try out a future hobby or career, cozy up with a good book and much more!


REC Volunteers

The Cincinnati Art Museum is seeking weekend volunteers to work in collaboration with museum staff to plan and prepare art projects, assist families and young visitors with art making, and greet visitors. This is a great opportunity to gain museum education experience while interacting and engaging with the community. Educational credit may be available for volunteers depending on the requirements of your university. Please visit the REC Volunteer Page for more information.


The Rosenthal Education Center is made possible through a donation from the Rosenthal Family Foundation.