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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 #19 of 87 Attractions in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Columbus, Ohio
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129 reviews 129 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 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... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 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... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 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.

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Columbia City, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 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... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Terrace Cafe is itself a work of art: lovely view of the terrace, which is wonderful to dine in when the weather is good. And you don't want to miss a look at the current exhibition.

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New York City, New York
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I wasn't sure about getting around in Cincinnati, but was able to walk from downtown just fine. I enjoyed the paintings the most - there was one by Monet's mentor, I believe in the dining room, that stuck out the most for me. Wonderful juxtaposition with the surroundings, antique furniture and Chinese vases. Beautifully preserved home. There was a comparison... More

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Boy, how to write this review? For starters, I gave this musem 2 out of 5 not for their collections of works or amazing home, but for the staff, which, is an absolute shame. My wife and I are big art lovers. We are not professionals by no means but have an extreme appreciation for works of the past. I... More

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The Taft Art Museum is a wonderful place. Anna and Charles Taft bequeathed their historic home and private collection of 690 works of art to the people of Cincinnati in 1927. The museum and been renovated and an addition as been added. The paintings, ceramics and furniture are wonderfully displayed in the various rooms of the mansion. They do have... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Housed in a beautiful old home that belonged to the half brother of William Howard Taft. This collection is a treasure containing Rembrandt, Whistler, Turner and Gainsborough painting, There are also beautiful furnishings from the 19th century. There is also a very lovely and popular cafe on the first floor.

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Chesterland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Much of the art if from the 19th Century. You will likely recognize the names of only a handful of the artists, and there are fewer than 20 galleries. But the Taft Museum is well worth a visit as it displays a terrific private art collection in the beautiful home of the older half-brother of President William Taft. The Taft... More

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