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Review of Taft Museum of Art

Taft Museum of Art
Ranked #19 of 171 things to do in Cincinnati
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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.
Dalton, Georgia
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Lacking Focus”
3 of 5 bubbles 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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41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A gem”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Duncanson murals are important part of American History”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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87 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“The other art museum in Cincinnati”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Texas
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49 reviews
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“A hidden treasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

This place has so many cool things for those willing to take the time to find it and then take the time to absorb it all. I feel rich and blessed after being here and being allowed to view all this collection of treasures from our past. Don't forget to plan for a light lunch before you leave this pleasant spot.

Visited December 2011
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