Outreach Programs

For our special exhibitions, we offer outreach programs designed to complement the exhibition and dig more deeply into the themes. These experiences are tailored to your grade level and curricula needs. Each program will include a museum educator visit to your classroom and a free trip to the Museum.

To customize a program, contact Lisa Morrisette at lmorrisette@taftmuseum.org or (513) 684-4520. Fees may apply. Does your school have demonstrated need? Check out more information about our Art for Underserved School Audiences below.

What you can expect:

  • A school visit (or multiple) by a professional educator to introduce students to the concepts of Taft Museum of Art’s exhibition
  • A two-hour visit to Taft Museum of Art where students will tour the exhibition and learn more about the artist(s)
  • The opportunity to create a work of art

Special Exhibitions


Far Flung, Patrick Dougherty, 2018, Taft Museum of Art. Photo: Phil Armstrong.

Far Flung
On view through 2020

World-renowned sculptor Patrick Dougherty has created one of his monumental-scale environmental sculptures on the front lawn of the Taft Museum of Art: six tons of willow tree saplings twisted and turned into whimsical, whirling shapes that visitors are encouraged to explore.

 


Program Support Provided by:

Charles H. Dater Foundation

Children’s Education Programs Generously Supported by:

Charles H. Dater Foundation

 

 

Joy and W.G. (Pete) Alpaugh Trust

School Tours Generously Supported by:

 


Art for Underserved School Audiences (AUSA)

Designed to serve the needs of at-risk students, Art for Underserved School Audiences (AUSA) provides a unique arts education experience to students who would not otherwise have access to the arts. The program targets teachers who have classroom demographics that demonstrate need, which is defined as greater than 50% of students receiving free/reduced price lunch.

For the AUSA program, Taft Museum of Art creates educational programming based on its special exhibitions. Each free program includes:

  • A school visit (or multiple) by a professional educator to introduce students to expectations about museum etiquette and the concepts of Taft Museum of Art’s exhibition
  • A two-hour visit to Taft Museum of Art where students will tour the exhibition and learn more about the artist(s)
  • The opportunity to create a work of art

All costs are covered by the Taft, to include:

  • Bus transportation to and from the Museum,
  • Museum admission for students, teachers, and chaperones,
  • Tour of the special exhibition,
  • Educational materials, and
  • All supplies and instruction for an art-making activity.

If you would like to participate in this program, please contact Lisa Morrisette at (513) 684-4520 to determine if your school is eligible.


Funding for AUSA is generously provided by:

The Robert Gould Foundation
The Andrew Jergens Foundation

Education Program Sponsors:

Charles H. Dater Foundation

 

 

Joy and W.G. (Pete) Alpaugh Trust