Welcome to Cincinnati’s Home for Art

Museum hours are Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. The Museum is free to all on Sundays.

The Cafe is open Wednesday–Friday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. 

Bringing a group of 15 or more to visit the Taft on a Free Sunday? Please let us know so we can better meet the needs of your group!


America’s Eden: Thomas Cole and The Voyage of Life
On view through September 14, 2014

Thomas Cole, The Voyage of Life: Youth, 1840, oil on canvas, 52 ½ x 78 ½ in. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art, Utica, NY

Discover a landmark of American art by Thomas Cole, a leader of the Hudson River School. Cole’s allegorical paintings, The Voyage of Life, depict the course of a man’s life as a river journey through four magical landscapes. Cole’s masterpiece, which rarely travels, is accompanied by 41 American landscape paintings and works on paper from the permanent collections of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, New York.


Kehinde Wiley: Memling
On view through October 5, 2014


Kehinde Wiley, After Memling’s Portrait of Saint Benedict, 2013, oil on wood panel. Private Collection. ©Photograph by Max Yawney, courtesy of the Artist and Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, California

Contemplate the power of the individual on display in Memling, the latest series by Kehinde Wiley, an acclaimed American artist whose work is widely exhibited around the world. The exhibition features eight paintings by Wiley based on the work of Hans Memling, a Netherlandish master of the Northern Renaissance. Wiley’s paintings reinterpret Memling’s works, replacing the austere 15th-century figures with the bold, engaging subjects of African American men in contemporary street clothes.


Tour: Rookwood Pottery
Saturday, July 26, 11 a.m.

Visit the Rookwood Pottery factory and showroom in this special tour for friends of the Taft.







Taft Sessions:
Shiny and the Spoon

Sunday, July 27, 2 p.m.

Shiny and SpoonBring the whole family and enjoy acoustic music with a bit of folk and Americana. Shiny and the Spoon perform with an unadorned simplicity and draw you in with their catchy melodies. Their vibrant acoustic core is complemented by sprinklings of ukele, guitar, harmonica, and good old-fashioned boot-stompin’. FREE.


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