Talks & Tours

Registration for programs related to Daubigny, Monet: Van Gogh: Impressions of Landscape is NOW available.

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For assistance using ShowClix, please contact Customer Care at 1-888-718-4253, option 1.  For additional information regarding your membership, exhibition tickets, or event registration, please call manager of visitor experience Brooke Sherritt at (513) 684-4521.

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

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

February 20, 27
March 5, 12, 19, 26
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21, 28

Advanced tour registration is required, click here to reserve your space.

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Taft Highlights Tour
Every Sunday, 1:30 p.m.

Take a docent-led tour of the Taft collection.

FREE. No reservations taken.

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Tour: I Only Have Eyes for You
Friday, February 12, 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 13, 1:30 p.m.

Stories of love, lust, and romance abound in Taft artwork from paintings to porcelains and everything in between. Join Manager of School and Docent Programs Lisa Morrisette in an exploration of romantic art as we uncover these love stories.

FREE Members and Students, $10 Non-members (includes Museum admission)
Reservations required: (513) 684-4516
Click here for Friday registration.
Click here for Saturday registration.

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Lawrence Alma-Tadema (English, 1836–1912), A World of Their Own, 1905, oil on panel. Taft Museum of Art, 1931.392

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Book Talk | Luncheon of the Boating Party
Saturday, March 5, 2:30 p.m.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1880–81, oil on canvas. The Phillips Collection, acquired 1923

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1880–81, oil on canvas. The Phillips Collection, acquired 1923

Join Taft Director of Education Timothy Brown for an in-depth conversation of Susan Vreeland’s book, Luncheon of the Boating Party. Brown will discuss Renoir’s process for completing the famous painting. Vreeland will join the discussion via video chat near the end of the program.

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

This does not include admission to the Museum or the special exhibition.
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Lecture| Moving Pictures: Suburban Leisure Travel, River Traffic, and New Cults of Landscape in Modern France
Saturday, March 12, 2 p.m.

Claude Monet, Houses on the Achterzaan (detail), 1871, oil on canvas. Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Robert Lehman Collection, 1975 (1975.1.196)

Claude Monet, Houses on the Achterzaan (detail), 1871, oil on canvas. Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Robert Lehman Collection, 1975 (1975.1.196)

Kevin Robbins, PhD, associate professor of modern French cultural history at Indiana University, explores the development of the Seine in 19th century France and how it affected French culture and attitude.

FREE Members and Students. $5 Non-members. Free to members of the Alliance Francaise de Cincinnati. Reservations required: (513) 684-4516 or click here.

This does not include admission to the Museum or the special exhibition.

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Book Talk | Claude and Camille: A Novel of Monet
Friday, March 18, 2:30 p.m.

Join David Siders, popular library manager, and Stephanie Cooper, fiction librarian, from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County for a discussion of Stephanie Cowell’s Claude and Camille: A Novel of Monet.

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

This does not include admission to the Museum or the special exhibition.

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Artist’s Talk| Kevin Muente
Saturday, March 19, 2:30 p.m.

Landscape and narrative painter Kevin Muente will respond to works by Charles François Daubigny and the Barbizon School and discuss how these works influenced his personal artistic and aesthetic development. Muente is a professor of art at Northern Kentucky University.

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

This does not include admission to the Museum or the special exhibition.

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Tour | Artistry and the Natural World
Saturday, March 26, 2:30 p.m.

Charles François Daubigny, Orchard in Blossom (detail), 1874, oil on canvas. Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Charles François Daubigny, Orchard in Blossom (detail), 1874, oil on canvas. Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Daubigny was the first artist to view orchards as a pictorial subject matter. Join wildlife photographer and horticulturist, Brian Jorg, for a virtual tour of the tristate area to see the magnificence of flowering trees and understand why they have inspired artists for the past two centuries.

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

This does not include admission to the Museum or the special exhibition.

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Lecture | Imaging the Modern French Seaside: Entrepreneurial Resorts and Pictures of the Respectable Modern Vacation
Saturday, April 2, 2 p.m.

Dr. Kevin Robbins discusses the shift of French vacation destinations in the mid-19th century and its effect on the Impressionists.

FREE Members and Students. $5 Non-members. Free to members of the Alliance Française de Cincinnati. Reservations required: (513) 684-4516 or click here.

This does not include admission to the Museum or the special exhibition.

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Charles François Daubigny by Félix Nadar, photograph, about 1860

Charles François Daubigny by Félix Nadar, photograph, about 1860

Symposium
Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m. — 5:30 p.m.

Prominent art experts convene at the Taft to discuss Daubigny’s innovations, contributions, and interactions with the Impressionists, and his influence on Vincent van Gogh. No art history expertise is required to enjoy this stimulating program.For more information, click here.

$30 Members and museum professionals, $45 Non-members, $20 Students. Includes Museum and special exhibition admission. Box lunch and coffee/tea service included with registration free.

Reservations required. Registration opens March 1. Call (513) 684-4516

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Toulouse-Lautrec: At the Moulin Rouge
Saturday, April 23, 2 p.m.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, At the Moulin Rouge (detail), 1892/95, oil on canvas. The Art Institute of Chicago, Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection, 1928.61

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, At the Moulin Rouge
(detail), 1892/95, oil on canvas. The Art Institute of Chicago, Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection, 1928.61

Dr. Richard Brettell will delve into the fascinating history of the famous Moulin Rouge painting in the context of French “café culture.”

$10 Members at Taft Museum of Art and Woman’s Art Club, and Patrons of Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati Foundation, $20 Non-members
Reservations required: (513) 684-4516 or click here.

This does not include admission to the Museum or the special exhibition.

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From Palette to Palate: The Art and Food of the Impressionists
Sunday, May 1, 2:30 p.m.

White wine and breadThe Impressionists struggled for years, but once success was achieved, they found time to pursue leisure and indulge in their passion for food. Join us for an afternoon of visual and culinary delights inspired by Claire Joyes’s Monet’s Table: The Cooking Journals of Claude Monet.

$10 Members, $15 Non-members. Reservations required: (513) 684-4516 or click here.

This does not include admission to the Museum or the special exhibition.

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Art À La Carte (Just for Young Professionals)
Friday, May 13, 5—8 p.m.

Experience the café culture of France at the turn of the century. Spend an evening savoring wine, painting, and listening to music and poetry just like the Impressionists. Explore the masterpieces in Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh: Impressions of Landscape and enjoy French films, light refreshments, and a cash bar.

FREE Members. $15 Non-members. Includes admission to the Museum and special exhibition. Reservations required: (513) 684-4516 or click here.

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En Plein Air Landscape Painting Workshop
Saturday, May 14 — Sunday, May 15 12 p.m. — 4 p.m.
(rain date May 21 and 22)

Mature woman painting outdoors.Channel your inner Impressionist and join Ohio landscape artist Gretchen Durst Jacobs for a two-day outdoor oil painting workshop. Learn the basics of composition and drawing as they pertain to landscape and explore the impact of weather and light.

$60 Members, $80 Non-members. Reservations required: (513) 684-4516 or click here.

Includes admission to the Museum and special exhibition.

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