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“Fun” 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.
Hillsboro, Ohio
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“Fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The art is really cool and it is clean and the restrooms are really clean to I would come here again you don't need to go more than twice a year and the staff is hear to please and the tours are really good

Visited May 2013
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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“Worth the time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Its does not take long to go though, unless you are looking at both the decor and the art like I was, but this little gem surprised me. Not only is there early art - medieval religious relics - but something from every century since. Both American and European Masters, this collection is one I would have chosen if I had been picking. Not a lot, but then stuff here is exquisite.
Tip: go around luch and enjoy the on-sight Cafe - good as well.

Visited August 2013
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Washington, DC
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“A gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

For a small museum they really have a fine collection. There's parking in the back. It's worth a visit.

Visited August 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“An art lover's dream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Turned off by large art galleries that can be so tiring and with far too much to absorb in one visit? The Taft is a perfect antidote. In an hour and a half, you can see at slow pace a superb collection of art, including some wonderful French Impressionists, which are favorites for even the novice art lover. The Dutch Masters collection and the American works are equally impressive, as are the Turners, Gainsboroughs and Whistlers. All this on one floor set in a mansion. After visiting art museums throughout the world, I rate this as one of the most user friendly galleries, second only to the Mauritshaus in The Hague.

Visited August 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Early American Photography Exhibit worth Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The exhibit of daguerreotypes was as good as any small traveling exhibit that I have seen. As usual, the gallery arrangement for this collection from Kansas City, was stellar. In a very short time, one gained an amazing amount of info about this early form of photography.

Catch it while you can.

By the way, this great little museum is free on Sundays.

Visited August 2013
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