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“If you got a free day, a couple of hours, please go or” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Taft Museum of Art

Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
513-241-0343
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Ranked #19 of 85 attractions in Cincinnati
Type: Art Museums
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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.
Miamisburg, Ohio
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“If you got a free day, a couple of hours, please go or”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We went the last Sunday of the French Impressionists. First time here and loved that is is free on Sundays. This exhibit had approx. 45 paintings from Van Gogh, Pissarro,Monet and others., Short but Sweet. I like art, museums, hubby not so much. We went thru exhibit and went into the rest of the museum. This is a quick jaunt, but it is very beautiful and very unique. There are some very special pieces,,like a couple of Sargen's, chinese pieces, and the home is wow. Even hubby was impressed after walking thru the house. I wished we had taken advantage of the brunch in the museum, If you follow GPS to get there and you take 7th(whatever is north) street the museum is on a sharp left after turing corner and parking garage is under musuem. Cinncy is lucky to have this jewel. My not so art lover and I are going to be looking for special events and exhibits for our return.

Visited September 2012
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Dalton, Georgia
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“Lacking Focus”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

The museum has been around since 1881 and has a large collection but in its attempt to be comprehensive it serves as more of an introduction than an indepth focus. The Asian art section is quite large, though many of the pieces are rather quotidian. The American art selections are a bit lacking in major figures. The recent addition of 6000 objects from the collection in a salon style presentation is a clever way of showcasing items that are rarely exhibited, but who stashes away an early van Gogh while displaying many substandard European Impressionist and Post Impressionist works? Strange.

Visited October 2012
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“A gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

This is among the most enjoyable art museums I've ever visited. The beautiful house rooms in which the art is displayed very much enhanced the enjoyment of the art itself. The art is carefully and thoughtfully arranged. The Chinese porcelains were particularly intriguing. Although there is an admission fee, it is waived on Sundays.

Visited September 2012
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“Duncanson murals are important part of American History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

I loved seeing the Duncanson murals and other decorative art at the museum. I went with a group of friends to see the murals and we were so impressed with museum and the grounds. We were met by members of the Duncanson Society who showed us what hospitality was all about. Certainly this museum is a must see for those in Cincinnati and worth a trip to Cincy to see

Visited September 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“The other art museum in Cincinnati”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

For a small city, Cincinnati is blessed with many great museums. While the Cincinnati Art Museum is bigger, if you have time don't miss this gem on the east side of downtown.

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