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Taft Museum of Art

316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
513-241-0343
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Ranked #17 of 80 attractions in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Cincinnati, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Taft is easily seen in a day; housed in a historic home that belonged to the Taft family it contains wonderful art treasures. It also often has interesting special exhibits; I took friends visiting from Holland and they very much enjoyed the collection of Dutch masters. Nice café for a light lunch or a tea/coffee break.

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Ohio
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This museum in just north of the Cincy Art Museum. Ever hear of the painter, Duncanson? Plenty of his work. Including the walls that were covered with wallpaper, and then his murals exposed, after the wallpaper was taken off! Great stop on the way to the Cincy Art Museum. The dining there must be terrif because many people stopped first... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I lived in Cincinnati for years before a friend took me to this museum. I wish I had gone sooner. Not only do you see fine art work but you see the home of a former president. Parking is convenient. The food in the cafe is very good and the gift shop is nice. I'm not sure I would take... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Beautifully curated art in a small, but beautiful Taft home. Great little restaurant also. Reasonably priced.

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bangkok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Liked the cafe/ restaurant. It was relaxing. Food was good and not too expensive. Staff was courteous. The museum as well as parking is free on Sundays.

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Bethel, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

On a very cold, wintry Saturday, we were the only visitors at the 'Threads of Heaven: Silken Legacy of China’s Last Dynasty' exhibit at the Taft Museum. It is a "Wow!" experience. The brilliant colors, intricate designs, and complex symbolism of the Chinese silk gowns are magnificent. The text accompanying the gowns and other items clearly explain each object. The... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

The Taft Museum of Art offered a much needed respite from the pre-Christmas bustle of shopping, cleaning, baking, and Christmas card writing. Tucked away in downtown Cincinnati, the museum collection is small, occupying the many elegant rooms of one of the city's historic homes. For its size, it offered some notable pieces, including a works by Thomas Gainsborough, Rembrandt, Whistler,... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I agree with them saying they are one of the best small art museums in the world, because it has a fantastic collection. It mostly consists of European and American art. It is housed in the old Taft mansion, and it is beautiful on the inside and out. I was surprised to see works by Rembreant and Turner, and other... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The Taft Museum features the art collection of Charles Phelps Taft and his wife Anna Sinton Taft. Galleries for the permanent collection are in their Federalist-style home from the 1820's . Artists represented include Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Whistler, Corot, Turner and Hals. If you're there around lunchtime, the cafe inside the museum has excellent food.

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Clinton, Iowa
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I liked the Art museum because 1. It was free and 2. It was very interactive. My children liked the artwork, but also really enjoyed making their own artwork.

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