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“A gem in Piatt Park”
Review of Taft Museum of Art

Taft Museum of Art
Ranked #23 of 191 things to do in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Housed in a 175-year-old Federal building, this private art collection - one of the world's best - includes art from around the world, from 13th-century European sculpture to ancient Chinese porcelains to 17th-century European painting.
Reviewed 1 July 2014

The Taft is a wonderful small museum nestled in downtown Cincinnati. The collection is strong on American artists. The Duncanson murals are amazing and I remember first seeing them when they were being restored. Christmas at the Taft is the best - just go! Check their website for free days AND they have a parking lot! Very nice cafe also. It is a very calm museum in which you can feel your blood pressure dropping ;)

We purchased a membership both to support the Taft AND paid the extra $$$ to get the NARM membership which allows us entry to other museums around the USA - pays for itself very quickly.

Thank Penny P
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

World famous art, beautifully displayed in a turn of the century mansion. This is an art lovers paradise with a wonderful collection of master works beautifully displayed. Go early, enjoy the museum, and then a delicious lunch in their restaurant. Eat on the patio, weather permitting. Admission is free on Sundays, and 5th 3rd bank customers get special discounts every day.

Thank Ohiomitch
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

What better than a sunday at the Taft Museum and a delightful smoked trout open faced sandwich with fruit and veggies, followed by a one hour presentation by a 10 piece chamber orchestra playing music from World War One?
In a word? "Nothing"

As usual, great art followed by a delightful lunch outside followed by free music. This hidden treasure is downtown, off in a corner, so lovely. Also, free on sunday and has a great gift shop with truly unique items.

Thank sluoma
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

The in-house collection and special exhibits are wonderful. They make for a lovely few hours of art enjoyment and lunch, but it comes in a small package, and is over more quickly than you often desire.

Thank Patricia Parker S
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

We found this museum to be an amazing collection of art that had belonged to the brother and sister-in-law of President W.H. Taft. This couple collected the art both because they loved it, and they wanted serious art students in Cincinnati to be able to study the masters without having to go to Europe to do so. They made provisions so that after their deaths, the artworks would be preserved in a collection to be viewed by the public. This generosity of spirit was very moving. We probably spent at least 4 hours there - had not realized it would take that long - and we probably could have stayed longer if we had gotten there earlier.

Having been warned by an earlier reviewer, I was not surprised to find the museum guards trailing me in the museum, but I didn't find it disturbing, since I knew to expect it. I can't even imagine the value of those artworks, and they're right there in front of you. Being able to stand a foot away from a Rembrandt (which unfortunately was on loan and not there when we were) is worth the price of having a guard watching me.

Thank DA_D512
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