Art Museum programs help you explore, create

The Cincinnati Art Museum has a cornucopia of adult programs to help explore the collection and special exhibitions in a new, fun way. The programs all continue through the end of the year. Among the offerings:

Art and . . .

Everyone brings his or her own experiences and perspectives to a work of art. This lecture series explores what happens when two experts from different fields present distinct views on the same artworks. Programs include:

  • March 16: Art and…Science Lecture
  • May 18: Art and…Carl Solway
  • July 20: Art and…Social Justice

Reservations required. Free for members, $10 adults, $5 for students/seniors.


Fandom is a new monthly gallery conversation, bringing together fans of art and popular culture. Each month, a different pop culture topic will serve as a lens through which to discover new connections in the collection. Events include:

  • March 26: Artist’s Playlist
  • April 23: Game of Thrones
  • May 28: Lord of the Rings
  • June 25: Princess Bride
  • July 23: Cat-lovers
  • August 27: Dr. Who

Programs are free. Reservations required.


A comprehensive gallery talk. Dates are:

  • March 12: Kristen Spangenberg, Etching Revival
  • April 9: Conservation on View with Serena Urry
  • May 14: Matt Distel: Solway Show
  • June 11: Brian Sholis, 30 Americans
  • July 9: Brian Sholis/Emily Baurman, 30 Americans
  • August 13: Topic TBA.

Programs are free. Reservations required.

Creative Encounters

In each Creative Encounter, a visiting artist will lead a tour of works in the museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions, followed by a discussion of his/her own work. Each event will end with a hands-on project, which will allow participants to experiment, explore and create. Remaining dates:

  • April 17: Portraits with Paul Loehle
  • May 15: Identity
  • June 19: Animal Portraits
  • Details on July and August to come. Check online

Reservations required. $10 general admission, $5 for members and college students.

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