Art for All provides a unique arts education experience to students who might have limited access to the arts. The program is designed for teachers whose classroom demographics demonstrate need, defined as greater than 50% of students receiving free/reduced price lunch. For this program, the Taft Museum of Art creates educational programming based on its special exhibitions.
Please note: activities are currently virtual only. Learn more here.
If you would like to participate please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to determine if your school is eligible.
The Taft Museum of Art’s Artists Reaching Classrooms program (ARC) is a great way to enrich your curriculum and expand your students’ experience of the arts. All aspects of the program, including buses for field trips, are offered to participating schools free of charge.
ARC immerses high school art students in Cincinnati’s visual arts community and exposes them to careers in the arts. Professional artists visit classrooms to talk with the students about both the creative and practical aspects of a career in art. The program includes opportunities to visit an artist’s studio, such as a painter’s atelier, a glassworks, or a fine arts pressworks.
Students are expected to complete a research project on an object from the Taft Museum of Art’s collection, describe its history and significance, and explain why the artwork has personal appeal. Each classroom receives a set of museum catalogs.
As a final project, students are asked to make artworks in response to the ARC experience and write artists’ statements demonstrating what they have learned. The program culminates in a professionally organized exhibition of selected student artwork.
Visit the 2021 exhibition in person at the Annex Gallery on view through May 29, 2021. Learn more.
Not ready to visit in person? View the exhibition online here.
Charles H. Dater Foundation
The P&G Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Children's Education Programs Generously Supported by
Joy and W.G. (Pete) Alpaugh Trust
Art For All Sponsors
Robert Gould Foundation
P&G Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
The August A. Rendigs, Jr. Foundation
Artists Reaching Classrooms Sponsor