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Taft Museum of Art

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Address: 316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: 513-241-0343
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Description: Housed in a 175-year-old Federal building, this private art collection...
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.
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Lovely art and architecture

A small museum based on a private collection, the Taft museum was lovely. There are some gorgeous rooms, lovely murals by a local artist from the period, and great rotating... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A small museum based on a private collection, the Taft museum was lovely. There are some gorgeous rooms, lovely murals by a local artist from the period, and great rotating exhibits.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The Taft museum is a beautifully restored 1820 federal house in the Palladian style with an amazing collection of art and artwork given to the lucky people of Cincinnati. A current temporary exhibit, photos of North American Indians by Edward Curtis, is well worth a visit before it closes in mid September. But the permanent exhibits and the house itself... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Beautiful home, wonderful and eclectic array of art, lovely grounds, nice staff....this is a wonderful museum to visit and also a great place for an event.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We went to the Taft to see their exhibit "Enduring Spirit, Edward Curtis and the North American Indians". The exhibition has a large number of Curtis' photographs. We appreciated how well documented and discussed these works were. Since we had not been here before we took the opportunity to walk through the permanent collections. For a small museum they have... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Cincinnati has a lovely art museum in the heartland. Entry is free thanks to a local donor. Great pieces of art and they have a fantastic baseball display of Andy Warhol paintings.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Taft Mansion has world class paintings, artifacts, and murals. It is a self-guided tour and can easily be done in less than an hour. It is a real gem of a museum and is not to be missed for any visit to Cincinnati.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

So here we are visiting Cincinnati again and that means returning to the Taft. Loved it the first time and it never disappoints. Try to get a free parking spot at the museum itself, because street parking in the area can be a real pain. We came to catch the final days of the Altered Landscapes photographic exhibition, which notably... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Taft has a wonderful collection assembled in a beautiful home. One of the best things about the Taft is their small travelling exhibitions which usually highlight the permanent collection. The café has good food and it is enjoyable place to eat, with places outside in fine weather. But is fill up fast. The Taft has some fine lectures and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The art and the building are fabulous, but my visit was soured by ridiculous security. I spent a couple of hours at the museum in the morning. I had lunch plans with friends and wanted to return. The staff at the desk said that I could come back as long as I had a badge. As I was walking out,... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Although it has bee too long since my last visit, the Taft is a haven of beauty on the eastern edge of the city. This lovely home of one of Cincinnati's first families opened as an art museum in the 1930's and has some amazing old world masters. Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Corot, Turner, Duncanson murals in the front hall, all just... More 

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