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The Taft Museum of Art is a historic house museum holding a fine art collection in Cincinnati. It is on the National Register of Historic Places listings in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio and is a contributing property to the Lytle Park Historic District.
|Wednesday||11:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Thursday||11:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Friday||11:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Saturday||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Thanks to a grant, this museum is free on Sundays, along with its parking garage. :) It's a smaller art museum in a lovely historic building, with lovely pieces of art to visit. The site has an exhibit space for traveling exhibits; I have particularly enjoyed the historic quilt exhibits they have hosted. The decents are very friendly, and I spotted lots of families visiting. The museum schedules family activities at times; parents should check their site for good days to visit. Several of the docents stopped to chat with the teens in my group, which made them feel very welcome. They do have a cafe on site--the fare is more in the "treat" more expensive category for me--although I found a cup of soup option that was delicious and affordable. :) Families with kids will want to time their visits right after lunch, and grab food on the way home. (While there used to be a Wendy's walking distance from the site, it has closed. Many other spots near the site are not open on weekends.)
A great little museum. We loved both the antique Christmas display and the quilts. Always something to see beyond the normal art and the building itself. Do plan a visit.
A beautiful place like no other! One of the finest house museums in the country. The museum exhibits a world class collection of European paintings including Old Masters such as Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Jan Steen, as well as a fantastic collection of Chinese porcelains, timepieces, important American art - and all displayed within the Federal style house. Be sure to make a lunch reservation at the cafe and if the weather is nice then the garden terrace can’t be beat! You will love it.
ALWAYS a 5 star treat! So lucky to have this gem in Cincinnati! We had coffee at the cafe, and our server treated us the same as patrons having lunch. Always friendly staff throughout the entire museum.
This place is great for the whole family! I grew up coming here and I now get to bring my little one. When I was little they offered the best summer camps! I assume they still do. We made a couple different art projects every day which was absolutely heaven for me. The old house is gorgeous and has been very well taken care of. For the most part, you’ll see the same set up every time. But small parts are switched out. I visited yesterday for their Antique Christmas display. It was beautiful! They’re are known for their German feather trees in particular. Since it was their Holiday Kickoff, they had several things going on. First, entrance to the museum was free. Yay! Second, Santa Clause. Third, hot chocolate and cookies. Fourth, crafts - make your own cards and wrapping paper. Fifth, Carol singers! There is garage parking and it’s free!
Wonderful museum of the brother of President William Howard Taft. Really great art and ceramics. Amazing mosaics. When we visited, there was a special event of Tiffany glass that was just gorgeous. Nice gift shop, too. The Cafe was closed by the time we got done with the museum, so I can't comment on it.
Love the antique Christmas display. They have wonderful famous artists displays that change. Great little restaurant and gift shop
A lovely collection. The pocket watches are really special. The building itself is a work of art, and the gift shop is super cool. I’d go back just to buy Wrendale stuff. The special Tiffany exhibit is breathtaking.
Beautiful museum. Currently exhibiting Tiffany works. Love the restored home. They often have parties on the patio with jazz or steel drum music.
A wonderful small museum with intelligent curated exhibits alongside permanent works and period pieces. Has a nice little gift shop and is a great venue for lunch. Sundays are free!
The Taft is a great place to visit on a rainy weekend when you are looking for something interesting to look at. The art and ceramics are interesting and we went to the special Comfort Tiffany exhibit which was incredible. The portraits and landscapes harken back to a time when art was more than some splashes of paint and the artists tried to bring out the soul of the subject. There is an admission charge so plan on spending some time looking at the art and exploring the history of the house and murals painted in the grand entry way.
Viewed the Tiffany Art glass display. Beautiful! Also toured the entire museum, well appointed with helpful docents. Exterior sticks artwork incredible, but really hid the front of the home. Will be displayed for two years! A must see!!
Very cool art museum tucked away downtown. Parking in the garage was a bit of a pain so it may be worth parking on the street and paying a meter. We went on a free day (which could have had something to do with the parking). I personally would not pay the full price for a ticket but other might. Try to plan for a discounted or free day.
Okay, I’m shocked at how much I loved this place. It was so pretty both in and outside!!!! I really appreciate the kind people as well. This help supports the building and the art it contains. The art varieties room to room, and is fitting to that room. I really recommend coming as it an experience itself.
We mainly came for a special exhibit, on Ansel Adams but we also went to the regular museum as it was included. They have some interesting art, though nothing that would be notable to the layperson. Spending on the special exhibits, I might come back in the future, but might skip the main museum. Lunch at the Cafe was good, it's a small area and as expected, not a large menu but was good to have after going through the collections.
Went to the Ansel Adams exhibit. It was very well presented. Had many original prints that Adams had done himself and were signed by him. An awesome look at one of America's greatest photographers. Thanks to the Taft for putting on this exhibit!
Amazing free museum. This is a must see. The staff were very friendly and there was live music outside. The works are diverse and beautiful. There are very good descriptions of the art as well.