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If your child’s classroom is closed due to a COVID-19 exposure, please do not participate in in-person artmaking in the Rosenthal Education Center (REC).

To-go bags are available by calling 513-639-2345.

The Rosenthal Education Center


The REC is now open for in person artmaking! All visitors are required to wear masks while in the Rosenthal Education Center.

Our visitors’ health and safety are our top priority in the REC.

Committing to the health and safety of its visitors and staff, the Cincinnati Art Museum is taking many precautions in the REC including: limiting access to 30 visitors at a time, individually packaged art projects and low touch interactive activities. Please note that the Art Bar, reading space and toddler toys are not available at this time. Masks must be worn by all visitors over the age of 2. Please help us follow our guidelines to ensure a safe environment for everyone.


About the REC:

The REC is a space for families to discover the Cincinnati Art Museum’s collection in a fun and safe manner. Open during specific 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. Themes for the interactive space are based on the permanent collection, special exhibitions, and/or elements of art and world cultures.

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]


What’s New in the REC?

Celebrating Diversity

From now until May 1, 2022, the REC activity stations are highlighting artwork by contemporary BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists whose works are featured in the permanent collection of the Cincinnati Art Museum. Historically, art museums are not diverse institutions. In 2019, a study of 18 major US art museums found that 85.4% of the artwork were by white artists, and 87.4% were by men. It is so important for museums to make an active effort to diversify their collections through purchasing and commissioning artwork by BIPOC artists.

In the Celebrating Diversity REC theme, you will learn about important contemporary BIPOC artists including Cyrus Kabiru, Yinka Shonibare, Margo Humphrey, Shahzia Sikander, Kenojuak Ashevak and Cincinnati’s own Terence Hammonds. Create a mask inspired by Cyrus Kabiru’s C-Stunners, create a wind chime inspired by Yinka Shonibare, create an etching like those used in Kenojuak Ashevak and Margo Humphrey’s work, among other fun hands-on activities. To go bags of art projects are also always available for visitors to take home! 


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