Bring the whole family to the Taft Museum of Art on select third Sundays to explore, create, and play. These free afternoon programs offer great art, kid-sized art info, hands-on fun, and family-friendly performances. Most activities are ongoing, so drop in when you have time and stay as long as you like. Admission to Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh: Impressions of Landscape available separately. Timed tickets are available in advance here.
Art in the Garden
Sunday, May 15, 1–4 p.m.
Spend the day discovering the gardens of the Taft. Art educator Sarah Jane Bellamy will lead a session of plein air painting that will allow even the youngest artists to create a masterpiece. Learn about the tools artists use at the Art Cart. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will stop by at 2 p.m. to introduce you to some animals you may find in a garden.
Big Top Fun
Sunday, June 19, 1–4 p.m.
Get ready for some circus-style fun under the Taft tent! Get your face painted like a clown or your favorite circus animal, explore painting tools at the Art Cart, make a circus-y craft to take home, and enjoy a guided or self-guided tour of the Museum. Performers from My Nose Turns Red youth circus will delight kids of all ages and teach a few tricks beginning at 2 p.m.
Magic in the Air
Sunday, July 17, 1–4 p.m.
Join us for a magical day at the Taft! You can create your own magic wand to take home. Learn some card tricks that will leave your family astounded. At 2:30 p.m., magician Brett Sears will dazzle the crowds with his amazing feats of magic.
Summer Art Games
Sunday, August 21, 1–4 p.m.
Get into the Olympic spirit with a combination of art and competition. Design your own medal and participate in competitions throughout the day. Wump Mucket Puppets will get your competitive spirits running high with a performance at 2 p.m.
Children’s Education Programs Generously Supported by
Joy and W.G. (Pete) Alpaugh Trust