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Taft Museum of Art

316 Pike St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-4214
+1 513-241-0343
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Beautiful interior, outstanding art

What prevents me from giving this five stars? A poor docent tour. Otherwise, the rooms are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rose H
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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Enlightening

The Taft Art Museum is unlike any other art museums. It is in the original home of Anna Sinton Taft... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
loveliving2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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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
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+1 513-241-0343
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What prevents me from giving this five stars? A poor docent tour. Otherwise, the rooms are gorgeous, and the art is wonderful. The collection includes many luxurious portraits, as well as gems by Whistler, Goya, Rembrandt and John Singer Sargent. The furnishings, particularly window treatments,...More

Thank Rose H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Taft Art Museum is unlike any other art museums. It is in the original home of Anna Sinton Taft and Charles Phelps Taft and displays the fine collection of art pieces they collected in their lives. New art is generally not added. The Sunday...More

Thank loveliving2015
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We were on a ghost hunting expedition, so we spent Saturday night at the Cincinnati Hilton Netherlands Plaza, had Sunday Brunch at the Orchids at Palm Court and then went to the Taft Museum of Art. Both the Hilton and the Taft are rumored to...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The Taft Museum is one of the gems of Cincinnati that may not get much play. We have never been disappointed in visiting this intimate museum. The collection is diverse and the rotating exhibitions well done. Not always easy to find for the first time...More

Thank Qedavis
Reviewed 1 September 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 27 August 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

1  Thank sonnienegroso
Reviewed 20 August 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 19 July 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 30 June 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 8 June 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
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