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  • Writer's pictureRobert Schuerger II

Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati, OH

The Taft Museum of Art is one of Cincinnati’s premier cultural institutions. It is housed in a historic mansion dating back to the early 19th century. The museum is renowned for its extensive fine and decorative arts collection and its role in preserving the city’s cultural heritage. Learn more here.

Historical Significance

The museum is located in the Baum-Longworth-Sinton-Taft House, a National Historic Landmark. This Federal-style mansion, built in 1820, has been home to several prominent Cincinnati families. In 1932, Charles Phelps Taft and his wife, Anna Sinton Taft, bequeathed their home and collection to the public, establishing the Taft Museum of Art. Learn more about Ziegler Park in Cincinnati, OH.

Exhibitions and Programs

In addition to its permanent collection, the Taft Museum of Art hosts temporary exhibitions covering various artistic styles and periods. These exhibitions often include works on loan from other museums and private collections. The  museum also offers a variety of educational programs, such as:

  • Lectures and TalksPresentations by artists, curators, and scholars that provide deeper insights into the exhibitions and collection.

  • Workshops and Classes: Hands-on activities for adults and children that encourage creative exploration.

  • Community Outreach Programs are designed to engage local schools and community organizations.


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