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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Special Exhibition Tours
Saturdays, 1:30 p.m.

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

Louis Comfort Tiffany dates:
February 24
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
April 7, 14, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26
Click here for reservations.

FREE for Taft members; regular admission pricing for non-members. Includes Museum and special exhibition admission.

Timed tickets are required in advance: click the links above or call (513) 684-4516.
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Tiffany Studios, Covered Box, about 1905, silver, transparent enamel. Photograph by John Faier. © 2013 Driehaus Museum

TOUR WITH THE CURATOR
Friday, February 23, 1:30 p.m.
–SOLD OUT
Thursday, March 22, 1:30 p.m.
Friday, April 13, 1:30 p.m.
Friday, May 4, 1:30 p.m.

Join Taft Museum of Art curatorial staff for an enlightening overview of the brilliant works in the Tiffany exhibitionExclusively for Taft members and their guests!

$10 Taft members; $15 guests of members with guest passes.

Reservations required: click here or call (513) 684-4516.
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LUNCH AND LEARN | Margaret Garner: The Mystery Behind the Murder
Wednesday, February 28, 12–1 p.m.

Join writer Kareem Simpson and learn the harrowing story of slave Margaret Garner and her attempted escape from Northern Kentucky to Cincinnati.

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

$15 Taft members; $20 non-members. This program includes a boxed lunch.

Reservations required one week in advance: click here or call (513) 684-4516.

Museum and special exhibition admission sold separately. Timed exhibition tickets are available in advance here.
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Decorating-Cincinnati

Covered Bowl, 1884, Mary Louise McLaughlin (1847–1939), copper, Cincinnati Art Museum; Gift of Mary Louise McLaughlin, 1937.13

TALK | Decorating Cincinnati
Thursday, March 1, 6:30 p.m.

Discover the relationships between artworks created under the direction of Louis Comfort Tiffany and those created by artists and artistic firms in Cincinnati in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Amy Dehan, the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, will lead this insightful talk.

FREE. Cash bar and Louis Comfort Tiffany exhibition open 5:30–6:30 p.m. Exhibition admission sold separately. Click here for reservations.

Reservations required: click here or call (513) 684-4516.
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FAMILY MEMBERS’ SPECIAL EXHIBITION TOUR
Saturday, March 3, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 24, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Join the Taft’s Manager of Youth and Family Programs, Erin Holland, for a fun and interactive look at Louis Comfort Tiffany. This hourlong gallery experience for our members and their families includes gallery games that will have children and adults exploring the exhibition together. Recommended for ages 8+.

FREE for the whole family with a Family-level Taft membership.

Registration required: Click here or call (513) 684-4517.
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Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company, Special Cider Vase, about 1899–1900, blown and applied glass. Photograph by John Faier. © 2013 Driehaus Museum

BOOK TALK | The Glass-Blowers
Friday, March 16, 1:30 p.m.

The classic novel The Glass-Blowers, by Daphne Du Maurier, tells the riveting story of a family of French master craftsmen. This work of historical fiction artfully weaves together the traditions of glass blowing with dramatic moments in history and gives insight into one family’s experience as working artisans. Join Taft Senior Manager of Adult Programs Ellen Stedtefeld and librarians from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County for a lively discussion.

FREE. Reservations required: click here or call (513) 684-4516.

Museum and special exhibition admission sold separately. Timed exhibition tickets are available in advance here.
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Tiffany Studios, October Night Table Lamp, about 1910, leaded glass, patinated bronze. Photograph by John Faier. © 2013 Driehaus Museum

TALK | The Power of Color
Thursday, March 22, 6:30 p.m.

Tiffany specialist Dr. Martin Eidelberg returns to the Taft to talk about the bold and beautiful colors used by Louis C. Tiffany. This talk will highlight Tiffany’s use of color across different media and will feature several of the works on display.

FREE. Cash bar and Louis Comfort Tiffany exhibition open 5:30–6:30 p.m. Exhibition admission sold separately. Click here for reservations.

Reservations required: click here or call (513) 684-4516.

The Museum gates will open at 5:45 p.m.

This program is generously funded by The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
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LUNCH AND LEARN | Behind the Façade: The Back Stories of Cincinnati’s Iconic Buildings
Wednesday, March 28, 12–1 p.m.

Hear historian Mary Ladrick tell the stories of the architects, development, and design of some of Cincinnati’s most iconic downtown buildings.

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

$15 Taft members; $20 non-members. This program includes a boxed lunch.

Reservations required one week in advance: click here or call (513) 684-4516.

Museum and special exhibition admission sold separately. Timed exhibition tickets are available in advance here.
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TOUR | Rookwood Pottery
Friday, March 30, 11 a.m.

See history in the making! Local favorite Rookwood Pottery will open its doors to the Taft for a special tour including artist demonstrations. Tourgoers will meet at Rookwood Pottery’s factory location, 1920 Race Street in Over-the-Rhine.

Please note: This program requires participants to stand and walk for 45 minutes.

FREE. Reservations required: click here or call (513) 684-4516.
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TIFFANY À LA CARTE
Friday, April 13, 5–8 p.m.
CANCELLED

Please join us for the ArtsWave Sampler day on Saturday, April 21 from 6-9 p.m. More details to come.
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DIG DEEPER | International Slow Art Day
Saturday, April 14, 1:30 p.m.

Join a Taft docent for a special Dig Deeper program in recognition of Slow Art Day—a global all-volunteer event with a simple mission: to help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. This hourlong interactive program requires participants to look at, ask questions about, and discuss one work of art under the expert guidance of a docent.

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

Space is limited. Reservations required: click here or call (513) 684-4516.
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“IN THE LAMPLIGHT”—A DECORATIVE DINNER
Friday, April 20, 6:30 p.m.
The Barn, 6980 Cambridge Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227

Don’t miss your chance to meet Dr. Brettell the evening before the talk! Enjoy French food, drinks, and music at the historic Mariemont venue, The Barn. A raffle and Vuillard-inspired art sale will add to the festivity.

This event is sponsored by The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati Foundation and supports the continuation of the Brettell Talk Series and The Barn.

$75 per person. Advance registration required. Click here for tickets.
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BRETTELL TALK
Saturday, April 21, 2 p.m.

Édouard Vuillard, Large Interior with Six Figures, 1897, oil on canvas. Kunsthaus, Zurich.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Brettell, PhD, Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair, Art and Aesthetics, University of Texas at Dallas

Dr. Richard Brettell returns to the Taft with an intriguing talk based on the painting Vuillard: Interior with Six Figures (1897). Edouard Vuillard was a painter who whispered when others cried out. His sense of the emotional and psychic complexities of interior space in unmatched in art history, and Interior with Six Figures is the undisputed masterpiece among Vuillard’s “intimist” interiors of the 1890s. Dr. Brettell will walk you through this Parisian apartment of Vuillard’s imagination, assessing its qualities and explicating its mysteries.

$10, members of Taft Museum of Art, Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati, and patrons of Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati Foundation; $20 general public.

This event sells out quickly! Reservations required: click here or call (513) 684-4516.

Museum and special exhibition admission sold separately. Timed exhibition tickets are available in advance here. Tickets are free for Taft and Woman’s Art Cub members.

Sponsor: Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati Foundation
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Tiffany Studios, River of Life Window, 1900–1910, leaded glass. Photograph by John Faier, Driehaus Museum, 2013

SPRING MEMBERS’ LUNCHEON
Wednesday, April 19, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at the Taft? Join us for this popular event to find out! This members-only luncheon gives you the opportunity to meet the staff of the Taft, and to find out the stories behind the current special exhibition, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection. Enjoy a delicious lunch featuring favorites from the Lindner Family Café, and get answers to your questions about the permanent collection and historic house from the people who care for them. Reserve your seat today!

Taft members only. $15. Click here for tickets.
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LUNCH AND LEARN | Music Hall in Pictures
Wednesday, April 25, 12–1 p.m.

Take a virtual tour of Music Hall with stories about how it became both a national treasure and a community cultural center.

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

$15 Taft members; $20 non-members. This program includes a boxed lunch.

Reservations required one week in advance: click here or call (513) 684-4516.

Museum and special exhibition admission sold separately. Timed exhibition tickets are available in advance here.