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Taft Museum of Art

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316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-4214
+1 513-241-0343
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Interesting collection with emphasis on Dutch, French and Cincinnati artists

Beautiful home converted into a museum. The collection is a bit eclectic because it's based on the... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2017
Utica, New York
a clean well lighted place

A real gem. The special exhibit was umh special. The history of the house is enjoyable as well. The... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2017
Tampa, Florida
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-4214
Central Business District
+1 513-241-0343
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

Beautiful home converted into a museum. The collection is a bit eclectic because it's based on the holdings of a family. Emphasis is on Cincinnati artists, rightfully so, with good holdings of Dutch and French 19th century, esp. Fontainebleu and Barbizon. Beautifully displayed.

Thank RonL40
Reviewed August 26, 2017

A real gem. The special exhibit was umh special. The history of the house is enjoyable as well. The permanent collection has some really terrific paintings. Whistler's -- mother and daughter at the piano is special. Gainesborough's painting of the Tomlinson boys is really something.The...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2017

Love smaller museums like this. The big ones can make you comatose and this is so nice. Come see the decor, the art and the history as a great rainy day activity. We also ate at the cafe and it was very tasty. Cincinnati is...More

Thank Mary K
Reviewed July 18, 2017

We love the Taft Museum! There are special exhibits and each ne has been great. They even have a cafe that serves good food.

Thank mwatson8485
Reviewed June 29, 2017

This is a peaceful and educational way to spend an afternoon. I think parking for visitors is always free under the building, Sundays are free admission. Check out the Lindner Family Restaurant onsite, it is wonderful. I will return!

Thank Abby G
Reviewed June 7, 2017

This was such a great museum. I was walking around Cincinnati because I had a few hours to use before my flight and was searching the web. It was a free sunday for the museum so I thought why not! But after visiting, even a...More

Thank jd3sai
Reviewed May 30, 2017

This place is a National Historic Landmark. Here you can find some impressive works by some of the Old masters, and some impressive furniture. Love the Statue out the front of Abe Lincoln by George Grey Barnard.

Thank Derekjfrare
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Somehow I never got the chance to visit as a kid in school. But my husband and I took a trip on the weekend and wow! What a gem! Easy to get to, plenty of parking, with rotating exhibits. They have a cafe and gift...More

Thank AntReRe
Reviewed May 19, 2017

while recently staying at the Phelps nearby, we enjoyed a visit to the Taft. It is small, well curated and accessible. You can see everything in the museum in 1-2 hours, depending on how much you read. we enjoyed learning before and speaking with a...More

Thank Tellus9
Reviewed May 7, 2017

This museum is in an historic house with modern additions. The basic collection of paintings, porcelain, furniture, etc. is of very high-quality. I've visited twice (a 4-hour drive round trip) to see special exhibits. Both were interesting, well lit, well curated, with helpful signage. There...More

Thank M H
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