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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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An Intimate Little Jewel

The Taft is an exquisite little museum in downtown Cincinnati. Located on the riverfront across from a city park, perfect for a picnic, but if you're not the picnicking type the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Taft is an exquisite little museum in downtown Cincinnati. Located on the riverfront across from a city park, perfect for a picnic, but if you're not the picnicking type the Taft offers a lovely dining option not to mention a gift shop that is not to be missed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Set in the home of the brother of President Taft, this modestly sized museum has some surprising depth and breadth of art in its permanent collection. Best of the bunch were the American artists, Whistler, Remington, Cassatt. The visiting exhibition from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art made it well worth the hour drive down.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Based upon reviews from this site, I decided to go to this museum after visiting the Harriet Beecher Stowe house. The lady at the front desk was very friendly and welcoming and instructed us where to go to see the exhibits. They were having a special western art exhibit when we were there, which was very enjoyable. I also enjoyed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I found this museum literally on accident because I took a wrong turn somewhere. It was a really delightful surprise! Great collection, and a wonderfully kept museum

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Taft Museum is clearly a local gem in a historic building, the home of President Taft. Excellent collection and innovative exhibits. Easy parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This historic house offers lots of art, beautifully renovated and rehabbed murals, delightful window treatments, and great restaurant. Changing exhibits will keep you coming back.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This museum was founded by Anna Taft and her political husband. They collected pieces of art and porcelain from around the globe. Musical events are offered here. The first piano recital I ever attended was held here and my mom took me with her to enjoy it. The continue to offer chamber music and special events for families. The luncheon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A gift to the City by Mr. & Mrs. Charles Phelps Taft, this museum, on the edge of Downtown, faces Lytle Park and the famous Lincoln statue. It's beautiful on the outside, but the exhibits -- both the permanent collection and the periodic special exhibits -- make the Taft and extraordinary place to visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Went there for the "Paris, Day and Night" photography exhibition. Taft Mansion is a nice place to explore, especially with free admission on Sundays. Also saw the X-mas display and the other permanent collections on display there, some were very interesting. Could really tell some of the portraits were of lesser quality compared to other museums I have visited though.... More 

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Fairfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My wife and I went to the Taft during the week after Christmas. For those unfamiliar with the Taft, it is in a historic house where, among others, the half-brother of President William Howard Taft, lived. The family was quite wealthy and were serious collectors of art. The permanent collection is group in different rooms in the house. In addition,... More 

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Address: Address: 316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: 513-241-0343
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District

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