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 collection. No reservations required.

Exhibition Tours
Saturdays, 1:30 p.m.

Join a docent for a half-hour tour of the exhibition.
March 25
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May 6, 13

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

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Lynne Ambrosini, Director of Curatorial Affairs

Tour with the Curator | Exclusively for Taft members!

Wednesday, March 29, 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 4, 1:30–2:30 p.m.

Join Director of Curatorial Affairs Lynne Ambrosini for an enlightening overview of the brilliant jewels in the Bijoux Parisiens exhibition.

$10 Taft members, $15 guest of members. Reservations required: Click the links above or call (513) 684-4516.

 

 

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Cedric Michael Cox, photograph by Michael Wilson

Cedric Michael Cox, photograph by Michael Wilson

Contemporary Artist Talk and Reception
Sunday, April 2, 2–4 P.M.

Join Cincinnati-based artist Cedric Michael Cox for a discussion of his work, process, and motivation.

COLOR+RHYTHM: New Paintings by Cedric Michael Cox, will be on view at the Taft March 17 through June 25.

Inspired by works in the Taft’s permanent collection, Cox’s bright, lively, and often playful paintings offer abstract twists on traditional painting subjects.

FREE. Does not include admission to Bijoux Parisiens. Reservations required: Click here or call (513) 684-4516.
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Broche devant de corsage

Artist Unknown (Portugal), Devant de Corsage, about 1760. Tourmaline, quartz, and silver. Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris © Julien Vidal / Petit Palais / Roger-Viollet

Jewelry of the French Courtesans
Thursday, April 6, 6:30 p.m.

Join esteemed jewelry expert Elyse Zorn Karlin for an evening of fascinating histories of fabulous Frenchwomen and their equally fabulous jewelry. Karlin will recount stories of Madame du Barry, the Empress Josephine, and actress Sarah Bernhardt among others. Karlin is co-director of the Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts and has published extensively on the history of jewelry.

FREE. Reservations required: Click here or call (513) 684-4516.
This program does not include Museum or special exhibition admission; galleries will not be open. The Museum gates will open at 6 p.m.

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International Slow Art Day
Saturday, April 8, 11 a.m.

Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: to help more people discover the joy of looking at and loving art. It’s easy and fun – look slowly and carefully at five pieces of art in the permanent collection. Join participants in the Café for lunch and discussion. Tour: 11 a.m. -12 p.m., lunch to follow

FREE Taft members; regular admission pricing for non-members. Lunch sold separately. Reservations required: Click here or call (513) 684-4516.

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Brettell Lecture: “The Recovery of Paradise”
Saturday, April 22, 2 p.m.

Paul Gaugin, Rupe Rupe, 1899, oil on canvas. The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

Paul Gaugin, Rupe Rupe, 1899, oil on canvas.
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

Dr. Brettell will recount the complicated history of Gauguin’s painting Rupe Rupe (The Fruit Harvest). This masterpiece, only rarely seen outside the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, will be explained within the context of Gauguin’s late obsession with religion and his unpublished text L’Esprit Moderne et le Catholicisme. Sponsored by the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati Foundation.

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

Advance registration required: Click here or call (513) 684-4516.
Does not include admission to the Museum or special exhibition. Special exhibition tickets are free for Taft members.

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Design à la Carte
For Young Professionals
New Date! Friday, April 28, 5-8 p.m.

Enjoy bubbly with Bijoux Parisiens at the Taft’s popular happy hour program. View glittering jewels, learn the basics of good design, and create an original work of art to take home all while enjoying food and drinks with friends.

Ticket price includes exhibition admission, drink ticket, art-making, and all other activities.

$5 Taft members, $20 non-members. Reservations required: Click here or call (513) 684-4516.