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!


Seeking Photographers for the 2014 Duncanson Artist-in-Residence Program

The Robert S. Duncanson Society is seeking applicants for the 2014 Duncanson Artist-in-Residence program. The ideal candidate for 2014 will be a photographer. This year’s residency coincides with the Taft’s fall exhibition Paris Night & Day: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray. For more information, click here.



Imperial Dragon Insignia, China, 1850–1900, silk and metal thread embroidery on silk. Denver Art Museum, Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Mrs. Carroll B. Malone, 1973.378.1

Threads of Heaven: Silken Legacy of China’s Last Dynasty
On view through May 18

Become captivated by a selection of exquisitely embellished robes, accessories, and textiles. Threads of Heaven illustrates the court and culture of the Qing dynasty and the final days of empire in China through more than 80 dazzling pieces. These rarely seen items include imperial silk robes, hats, fans, sleeve bands, rank badges, jewelry, shoes, and wall hangings. This exhibition is organized by the Denver Art Museum.


Frank Duveneck, An Italian Woman, about 1880, oil on panel. Taft Museum of Art, Gift of Stanley and Frances D. Cohen.

Small Paintings from the Taft Collection
On view through June 22

Treasures can as often be found in small frames as in large ones. This group of diminutive oils features landscape, portrait, and figure paintings by 18th- and 19th-century artists. The exhibition also unveils a portrait study of an Italian woman by 19th-century Cincinnati artist Frank Duveneck.



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