Programs are scheduled by demand, four weeks in advance and can be adapted to fit special needs or audiences
Cost: $100 per 1-hour session.
Cincinnati Fashion During the Golden Age - The last quarter of the 19th century was coined as the “Golden Age” of Cincinnati, a time when the arts flourished in the queen city. Before the ready-to-wear industry of clothing took hold, Cincinnati became a center for the clothing industry, a place to buy custom clothing made by some of the most talented women in the country. In this program we will delve in to the lives and the work of a few of these remarkable women, admiring their smart business tactics as much as the extraordinary dresses they left behind. Register
Discovering the Story: A City and Its Culture: Art of the Queen City, 1850–1900 http://www.discoveringthestory.org/ Look into the history of expansion and how the great push west shaped the cultural heritage of many Mid-western cities, including Cincinnati. Explore images, primary sources, and hands-on activities to gain an understanding of the very special role Cincinnati played in developing the art of the nation from 1850 to 1900. Recommended grade levels: 1–12 - Curriculum connections: art history, visual arts, United States history, Ohio history, social studies
Discovering the Story: A City and Its Culture: The Underground Railroad - http://www.discoveringthestory.org/ Explore the history of the Underground Railroad using primary sources and imagery from the Art Museum collection. Students will engage in hands-on activities and discussions to further their understanding and to get a unique perspective on this important time period in United States history. Recommended grade levels: 1–12 - Curriculum connections: United States history, Ohio history, social studies
Behind the Glass: African Symbols in Art - Uses symbols in African art to jumpstart discussions about symbolism, and how it’s used in our communities and lives. As an extension of this lesson, visit the Behind the Glass lessons found at http://www.behindtheglass.org/. Recommended grade levels: 2–12 - Curriculum connections: social studies, world history, language arts, visual arts
Tons of Traditions - Begin by examining what cultural celebrations are and how students participate in them. Then use hands-on teamwork to investigate celebrations from around the world. All discussions include supporting images or objects from the rich collection of the Cincinnati Art Museum. Recommended grade levels: 1–12 - Curriculum connections: social studies, world history, visual arts
Dueling Divas: Women in Art Take a close look at artwork created by two very competitive women: M. Louise McLaughlin and Maria Longworth Nichols Storer. Compare the works, and put them into a cultural context using other women artists. Students will be active learners as they help to unfold the story of the Dueling Divas. Recommended grade levels: 3–12 - Curriculum connections: art history, United States history, visual arts
The Weather and You - Explore weather patterns as seen in art. By examining works of art, learn about squalls, floods, snowstorms, and even drought. Using the outstanding permanent collection of the Cincinnati Art Museum, students will have the opportunity to learn about weather and art in an interactive and high-tech environment. Recommended grade levels: 2–8 - Curriculum connection: science, visual arts
Discover African American Art - Celebrate African American art using hands-on activities and images from the collection of the Cincinnati Art Museum. Discover African American Art provides a rich and engaging experience for students and teachers. Recommended grade levels: 1–12 - Curriculum connection: visual arts, African American history, United States history
Animals in Art -Open the door to art for young children through animals. Using hands on activities and images of animals from the extensive Art Museum collection, identify like animals and group the animals together during this engaging and accessible presentation. Recommended grade level: K–4 - Curriculum connections: science, visual arts
Discover Native American Art - Experience Native American artwork and the culture that created it using a variety of media. Recommended grade levels: 1–12 - Curriculum connections: visual arts, United States history
Hear the Art, See the Music - Explore the basic ideas of tone and rhythm found in both music and art. Using the outstanding permanent collection of the Cincinnati Art Museum and partnering with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, students explore this idea with a variety of excellent media. Recommended grade level: 1–12 - Curriculum connections: music, art history, visual art
Bodies: Anatomy in Art -Jumping, jousting, or jiving, our bodies are how we experience the world. This videoconference discusses pieces from the Cincinnati Art Museum’s permanent collection that illustrate the body and it’s capabilities. Artist’s have been fascinated with the human form for as long as history has been recorded. This program melds the worlds of art and anatomy together as you discover the difference between muscles and marble. - Recommended grade levels: K–8 - Curriculum connections: visual arts and science
Putting Art on the Map! - Explore the world through art as we find out where pieces came from and how they relate to the country and culture. We will discuss countries all over the world as we view these countries both from a far and close up through pictures, maps, and Google Earth.
Beyond the Gallery: The Cincinnati Art Museum Un-Hung - This program will give students a behind the scenes look at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Students will get to discover the hidden world of storage, conservation, and hanging a show. This introduction to museum work will give students a better understanding of how and why art work is cared for, stored, and displayed.
Museum 101: Teaching Teachers to Use Objects in the Classroom - Object-based learning is a proven education method that can be adapted to fit almost any curriculum and age level. Museums use this teaching method, and you can too. Art Museum educators will walk through methods of using objects in your classroom. Information will be provided on how to find appropriate objects, how to view the objects, and how to fit all of this into the curriculum you use. Teacher Training-Museum 101: Teaching Teachers to use Objects in the Classroom, Cost: $100