Museum Division Chair
Samantha Gaier


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The Cincinnati Art Museum offers a variety of programs, workshops and presentations for educators to enhance their curriculum and connect students with the art of the Cincinnati Art Museum. We offer lesson plans from PreK-12th grade on our website as well as on site teacher professional development programs. 


Teacher Professional Development- Evenings for Educators:


Third Thursdays (September–May), 4–7 p.m.


Registration & refreshments 4–5 p.m., program begins at 5 p.m.


Evenings for Educators is the Cincinnati Art Museum’s monthly teacher professional development program. Through the lens of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions, Evenings for Educators supports all subjects taught in the classroom. We encourage a STREAM approach as well as 21st Century Learning strategies in the museum and classroom. This program is offered for teachers of all grade levels and disciplines, art appreciation volunteers, pre-service education majors, teaching artists as well as community and museum educators.


Participating teachers will receive CEU certificates in May. Graduate credit available for an additional fee through Ashland University. For more information, email [email protected] 


Individual Sessions:


$5 for students


$10 for members


$20 for general admission


Series Pricing (all 8 sessions):


$70 for members


$150 for general admission



Programs for College Education or Pre-Service Majors:


Thursday, October 3, 2019: Evening for Future Educators: Introduction to CAM


All college education majors are invited to attend program for Future Educators. Come explore how CAM can be a resource for you as both a student and a future educator. This program runs from 4:30-7:00 pm. Learn more about our teacher professional development programs, how you can get involved and meet other area college students. Enjoy dinner, a gallery experience and an art making activity. 


Please call 513-721-2787 or register online at:



Thursday, March 5, 2020: Evenings for Future Educators: From Student to Teacher 


All college education majors are invited to the fourth annual Evenings for Future Educators. This program is designed specially for pre-service, or education majors about to graduate. This program runs from 4:30–7:00 pm. Learn about the variety of resources CAM has to offer both on site and through our website. Enjoy dinner and an art making activity, plus bring your questions to ask to a panel of practicing teachers from a variety of local school districts to help prepare you for interviews and managing your own classroom. 


Please call 513-721-2787 or register online at:




 2019-2020 Evenings for Educators Descriptions:


Please call 513-721-2787 or register online at:


Thursday, September 19, 2019: Stepping into Self Expression with Pam Kravetz  


Hear from educator/artist Pam Kravetz about her interactive art installation currently on view in the Rosenthal Education Center. Her work is a part of the Express Yourself! REC theme. After her presentation, take a tour of the REC and participate in a hands on art-making lead by the artist.


Thursday, October 24, 2019: Women Breaking Boundaries 


Join us for an evening devoted to exploring influential female artists from the 17th century to the present. Hear from Ainsley M. Cameron, Curator of South Asian Art, Islamic Art & Antiquities, about the special exhibition Women Breaking Boundaries. Then enjoy a docent-guided tour of the exhibition as well as museum teacher stops. 


Thursday, November 21, 2019: Visit from the Cincinnati Opera 


Come for an evening of music and art. Enjoy a performance by a Cincinnati Opera Young Artist. Afterwards, take a docent-guided tour of works in the collection that connect to music, art and singing. Two museum teacher stations will showcase lesson plans inspired by these works.  


Thursday, January 16, 2020: Treasures of the Spanish World 


Explore the arts of Spain across history, from the Roman empire and medieval Islamic and Christian traditions, to the Golden Age of El Greco and Velazquez, to colonial influences on Latin American art, to the vibrant brushwork of Sorolla and Sargent at the turn of the 20th century. Hear from Peter Jonathan Bell, Associate Curator of European Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings about the special exhibition Treasures of the Spanish World, an unprecedented loan exhibition of the finest works from the Hispanic Society Museum and Library in New York. Then enjoy a docent-guided tour of the exhibition as well as museum teacher stops. 


Thursday, February 20, 2020: Evening with an Illustrator: Kelli Gleiner 


Kelli Gleiner a local fiber artist, educator and author, will be our guest speaker. Kelli has written two board books featuring her needle-felted artwork as the illustrations. Hear about her work as an artist, author and illustrator.  After the presentation, join Kelli as she leads a hands-on art activity.


Thursday, March 19, 2020: Romare Bearden


Enjoy an evening devoted to the collages of Romare Bearden. Hear from Anne Buening, Curatorial Assistant, about the special exhibition Something Over Something Else: Romare Bearden’s Profile Series. Then enjoy a docent-guided tour of the exhibition as well as museum teacher stops. 


Thursday, April 16, 2020: Celebrating Earth Day!


Come celebrate Earth Day by learning about new resources to bring to your classroom. Meet community partners with the shared mission of treating our Earth well and reducing waste. Together we can work together to be more aware of our impact on the planet. 


Thursday, May 21, 2020: Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850-1970


Join us for an evening devoted to the decorative arts. Hear from Amy Dehan, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, about the special exhibition Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850-1970. Then enjoy a docent-guided tour of the exhibition as well as museum teacher stops.