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.

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

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

Elegant Geometry dates:
November 25
December 2, 9, 16, 30
January 6, 13, 20
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.

Holiday Season Kickoff
Sunday, November 26, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Enjoy free activities for the whole family! The house will be decorated inside and out with lights, garlands, and displays of antique ornaments on old-fashioned feather trees.

 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Make your own wrapping paper and holiday card to take home.
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Bring your camera for photographs with Santa.
12–1 p.m.
Hear holiday stories in the Music Room.
1–2 p.m.
Meet birds from the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Traveling Bird Encounter.
3–4 p.m.
Enjoy Christmas melodies with carolers in the galleries.

FREE. Admission to Elegant Geometry/Antique Christmas is free on Sundays. Due to popularity, timed tickets are recommended: Click here or call (513) 684-4516.

Antique Christmas Tour
Wednesday, November 29, 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 14, 1:30 p.m.

Take a look at Antique Christmas with Kathy and Stewart “Greg” Gregory, lenders to and coordinators of the exhibition.

FREE for Taft members; regular admission for non-members.
Advance registration required: Click the links above or call (513) 684-4516.

Heather Jones, Cover of Quilt Local: Finding Inspiration in the Everyday, Abrams, 2015.

Sunday, December 3, 2 p.m.

Join Heather Jones for a discussion of her work, process, and motivation.

FREE. Admission to Elegant Geometry/Antique Christmas is free on Sundays. Advanced timed tickets are recommended.
Advance registration required: Click here or call (513) 684-4516.

Lunch and Learn
Lunch and Learn features local experts showcasing a range of topics related to art, history, and Cincinnati-area culture. This program includes a boxed lunch. Reservations are required one week in advance.

Home. Visual Conversations: Book talk by interior designer John Harrison | Wednesday, December 6, 12–1 p.m.
In his newly released book, John Harrison transports readers into the homes of 21 Cincinnatians for a behind-the-scenes exploration of the interior design. Harrison will share highlights of his work.

$15 Taft members; $20 non-members. This program includes a boxed lunch. Museum and special exhibition admission sold separately.

Reservations required one week in advance of program: Click the link above or call (513) 684-4516.

Heather Jones, Central Parkway, cotton fabric, batting, and thread, 2014, 60 x 60 in. Photo courtesy of Quilt Local by Heather Jones, published by Abrams Books. Photography by Jenny Hallengren

SEWN TOGETHER | Quilting Workshop
Saturday, December 9, 12-4:30 p.m.

Heather Jones will combine modern design with historic technique for an afternoon of craft and camaraderie. Learn the paper-piecing technique used in Elegant Geometry and create a hexagonal flower design with a modern twist. Designed with beginners in mind, it is also appropriate for students at all skill levels.

$25 Taft members; $35 non-members (includes all workshop materials as well as Museum and special exhibition admission).

Advance registration required: Click here or call (513) 684-4516.


Tamera Muente, Associate Curator

Tour with the Curator
Wednesday, January 10, 1:30 p.m.

Join a small group of members for the special opportunity to tour the dazzling designs of Elegant Geometry with Associate Curator Tamera Muente.

$10 Taft members; $15 guests of members with guest passes.
Advance registration required: Click the links above or call (513) 684-4516.