Talks & Tours

Taft Highlights Tours
Sundays, 1:30 p.m.

Join a Taft docent for a half-hour look at a few of the highlights of the Museum’s permanent collection. No reservations required.

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Exhibition Tours
Saturdays, 1:30 p.m.

Join a Taft docent for a half-hour tour of the special exhibition.

Ansel Adams dates:
June 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25
September 1, 8, 15
Click here for reservations.

FREE for Taft members; regular admission pricing for non-members.

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Members’ Evening Reception
Thursday, June 21
Exhibition open 5–8 p.m. | Reception 6–8 p.m.

To celebrate, wear your favorite black and white attire! Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, complimentary bar, live music, and valet parking.

Remarks by Deborah Emont Scott, Louise Taft Semple President/CEO, at 6:45 p.m.
Exhibition tours at 4:45, 5:15, 5:45, 6:15, 7:00, and 7:30 p.m.

To attend the reception without a tour, please select the 6–8 p.m. time slot. You are welcome to visit the exhibition at 5 p.m. before the reception begins at 6 p.m.

To attend the reception and a tour, please select the tour time from the following options:
4:45 p.m. – SOLD OUT
5:15 p.m. – SOLD OUT
5:45 p.m. – SOLD OUT
6:15 p.m. – SOLD OUT
7:00 p.m. – SOLD OUT
7:30 p.m. – SOLD OUT

Reservations required by June 15.

Complimentary for docents, Museum volunteers, and Taft members at the Sustaining Level ($275) and above.

$15 Taft members; $22 guests of members. Click here for tickets.

For question, call Kristin McFadden at (513) 352-5134.

Exhibition opens to the public Saturday, June 23. _____________________________________________________________

Members’ Open House
Friday, June 22, 11:15 a.m.-4 p.m.

Exhibition tours at:
11:30 a.m.–SOLD OUT
1:30 p.m.–SOLD OUT
3 p.m.–SOLD OUT
Your tour reservation includes admission to the exhibition.

FREE for Taft members. Click here for tickets.

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LUNCH AND LEARN | Cincinnati’s Brewing Heritage
Wednesday, June 27, 12–1 p.m.

Cincinnati was once the Brewing Capital of the World and it greatly influenced our culture, economy, and politics. Learn about our brewing heritage and how it is being preserved and celebrated once again.

Lunch and Learn features local experts showcasing a range of topics related to art, history, and Cincinnati-area culture.

FREE. Click here for tickets.

Optional boxed lunch (select at registration): $15 for Taft members, $20 for non-members. Lunch reservations required one week in advance.

Or, have lunch in the Café before or after the talk! Café reservations: cafe@taftmuseum.org or (513) 352-5140.

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Red, White, and Brew–CANCELED 

Please check out our House Party events!

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Associate Curator Tamera Muente

Tour with the Curator
Friday, July 13, 1:30 p.m.
– SOLD OUT

Thursday, August 16, 1:30 p.m.
Friday, September 14, 1:30 p.m.

Join Associate Curator Tamera Muente for a closer look at the striking photos in Ansel Adams: A Photographer’s Evolution.

$10 Taft members; $15 guests of members with guest passes. Click here for tickets.

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BOOK TALK | Lassoing the Sun
Friday, July 20, 1:30 p.m.

Travel through twelve national parks with writer Mark Woods a memoir that mixes observations on natural beauty with personal stories of life and loss. Share your travel stories guided by Senior Manager of Adult Programs Ellen Stedtefeld and librarians from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

FREE. Museum and special exhibition admission sold separately. Click here for tickets.

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FAMILY ART ADVENTURES | Ansel Adams: A Photographer’s Evolution
Saturday, July 21, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 8, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Explore the galleries with your family and make memories at the Taft through this fun and interactive experience. Families will be led on an exciting adventure through the exhibition using games and other hands-on activities. Space is limited!

For ages 8+.
FREE for Taft members and children; regular admission pricing for non-members. Click here for tickets.

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LUNCH AND LEARN | Kings (and Queens) of Cincinnati Music
Wednesday, July 25, 12–1 p.m.

King Records holds an important place in the Cincinnati and American recording industry. Located in Evanston, Ohio, from the 1940s through the 1960s, King made important contributions to Cincinnati’s cultural and civil rights history. Historian Christine Anderson, professor at Xavier University, will share the history of King Records, well-known and not-so-well-known King songs, and place them in their Cincinnati context.

Lunch and Learn features local experts showcasing a range of topics related to art, history, and Cincinnati-area culture.

FREE. Click here for tickets.

Optional boxed lunch (select at registration): $15 for Taft members, $20 for non-members. Lunch reservations required one week in advance.

Or, have lunch in the Café before or after the talk! Café reservations: cafe@taftmuseum.org or (513) 352-5140.

Support provided by

 

Ohio Humanities, a state affilate of the National Endowment for the Humanities

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Photo of Grand Canyon courtesy of David Ackerman

TALK | Ansel Adams and the Sierra Club
Thursday, July 26, 6:30 p.m.

Ansel Adams’s interest in photographing nature led him to a lifelong relationship with one of the largest and most influential environmental organizations: The Sierra Club. David Ackerman, an executive committee member of the Sierra Club’s Ohio Chapter, will detail how this mutually beneficial relationship came to be, and how we all have benefited from it.

FREE. Cash bar. Museum gates will open at 5:15 p.m. Click here for tickets.

Ansel Adams: A Photographer’s Evolution open 5:30–6:30 p.m. Click here for exhibition tickets.

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LUNCH AND LEARN | Harriet Beecher Stowe: Her Home and Her Story
Wednesday, August 29, 12–1 p.m.

Join Christina Hartlieb, Site Manager for the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, to learn about the life events and experiences that Harriet faced during the 18 years she lived in Cincinnati and how that enabled her to write the classic anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

Lunch and Learn features local experts showcasing a range of topics related to art, history, and Cincinnati-area culture.

FREE. Click here for tickets.

Optional boxed lunch (select at registration): $15 for Taft members, $20 for non-members. Lunch reservations required one week in advance.

Or, have lunch in the Café before or after the talk! Café reservations: cafe@taftmuseum.org or (513) 352-5140.

Support provided by

 

Ohio Humanities, a state affilate of the National Endowment for the Humanities