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“beautiful treasure in Cincinnati”
Review of Taft Museum of Art

Taft Museum of Art
Ranked #24 of 191 things to do in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed November 4, 2012

I had lived here many years before visiting this lovely little gem of a museum. I loved the artwork, and there is a little cafe. It's a small place, doesn't take more than half a day to see, and is historic in every way. A must see.

Thank Sally B
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

My wife & I absolutely loved the museum, and all the rooms were gorgeous. We had lunch there on a Sunday & it was very, very good. Service is excellent. A plus: free admission & parking on Sundays.

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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.

1  Thank need2trvl
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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.

1  Thank SouthernTravel30720
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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.

Thank annmarkus
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