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Taft Museum of Art

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Address: 316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-4214
Phone Number: 513-241-0343
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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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Downton Abby Exhibit

Have to admit that I have not seen even one episode of this popular PBS show but I love textile exhibits. The costumes were well presented and the explanations of the characters... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have to admit that I have not seen even one episode of this popular PBS show but I love textile exhibits. The costumes were well presented and the explanations of the characters and their fashions compensated for my lack of information about the show. Especially nice that in addition to the main display, they dispersed another ten costumes throughout the... More 

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Thank Schweitzerca
Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited for the Dressing Downton exhibit. It was very well done, if it had just been the clothes it may have been a bit ho hum, but they highlighted historical events and how and why clothing changed over that period. I liked that about a third of the display was situated with the 'regular' works of art. Regular in... More 

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Thank CinciVick
Granville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful museum recommended by relatives while in Cincinnati for a wedding. We were fortunate to see some of the Downton Abbey costumes within the regular museum exhibits. Ate lunch at the cafe-well presented food, tasty, good service.

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Thank jimshelly
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cincinnati's Taft Museum of Art is a wonderful little gem, right in the central business district. The permanent collection is small, but exquisite. The temporary exhibits are often excellent. The building itself is opulent. (This Taft Museum is NOT the home of President William Howard Taft, which is elsewhere in Cincinnati.)

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Thank Jonathan K
North Irwin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a very nice well maintained and well presented small museum. Located in the historic Baum-Longworth-Sinton-Taft House containing very nice collections (European old master and 19th-century American paintings, Chinese porcelains, European decorative arts, Limoges enamels, watches, sculptures, and furniture). We went to see the exhibition Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times, however I am not sure that I... More 

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Thank Christopher S
Aurora, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum in a historic home is small but has many nice pieces. The special exhibits are always worth it. We just saw the Downton Abbey costume exhibit and really enjoyed. The cafe is worth a visit too.

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Thank Lisa G
Lebanon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Downton Abbey costume exhibit and it was beautiful and interesting. For anyone who was a fan of the series, this exhibit not only displays the actual costumes worn in the series, it explains what scenes the costumes were worn in, and by which character. Also displayed behind many of the clothes are large photos of the actors... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the Downton Abbey costume exhibit, but I was delighted to find some gorgeous portraiture by Rembrandt, Hals, Ingres, Gainsborough and Goya, along with an impressive collection of Turner landscapes and Limoges porcelains. The mansion is a work of art in itself. Enjoyed the special "Downton" lunch as well. The gift shop is small, but they had some wonderful... More 

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Plainfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Taft is a small museum but has some wonderful features. I went because of the Downton exhibit, and I especially liked the way the museum integrated the Taft family with the Exhibit. I didn't remember that Cora Crawley had been born in Cincinnati! That was a fun fact. The guards are very well informed and one told me interesting... More 

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Cincinnati OH
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Taft is in a city location which is relatively easy to find. Parking in the underground garage is included in the price of admission. The building is in great condition. The Downton Abbey costume exhibit, currently at the Taft, is a nice event for Downton fans to attend. Attending the exhibit was a pleasant experience. With the exception of... More 

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