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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Tiffany Studios, Garden Landscape Window (detail), 1900–1910, leaded glass. Photograph by John Faier. © 2013 Driehaus Museum

Exhibition Tours
Saturdays, 1:30 p.m.

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

Louis Comfort Tiffany dates:
April 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26
Click here for reservations.

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. ______________________________________________________________

Photo provided by the Society for the Preservation of Music Hall

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.

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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, 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 | Ohio Journeys to World War I
Wednesday, May 30, 12–1 p.m.

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

FREE. Program reservations required one week in advance.

Optional boxed lunch (select at registration): $15 for Taft members, $20 for non-members. Click here for tickets.

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

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Charles-François Daubigny, Ferryboat near Bonnières-sur-Seine (detail), 1861, oil on canvas. Taft Museum of Art, 1931.463

TOUR | Pictures of a Place
Thursday, May 31, 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 16, 11:15 a.m.

Take a fresh look at some of the Taft’s landscape paintings on this interactive tour led by Senior Manager of Adult Programs Ellen Stedtefeld. You’ll be encouraged to draw personal connections to the places you see and challenged to look at paintings in new ways. This tour is the perfect way to get excited in preparation for the landscapes of Ansel Adams: A Photographer’s Evolution.

Please note: This program takes place prior to the opening of Ansel Adams: A Photographer’s Evolution.

FREE for Taft members; regular admission pricing for non-members. Click here for tickets.

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Dig Deeper
Saturday, June 2, 1:30 p.m.

Get to know a work in the Taft collection on a whole new level! This hourlong interactive program encourages participants to look at, ask questions about, and discuss one work of art under the expert guidance of a docent. Find a new appreciation for some of your favorite paintings.

FREE for Taft members; regular admission pricing for non-members. Click here for tickets.

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Robert S. Duncanson, Landscape Mural (detail), 1850–52, oil on plaster. Taft Museum of Art, 1931.237

TALK | Art and the Creation of the National Park Service
Thursday, June 7, 6:30 p.m.

Join Terry Seidel, Director of Land Protection for The Nature Conservancy in Ohio, as he highlights works from Cincinnatian Robert S. Duncanson, Thomas Cole, and many others to show how art stimulated interest in environmental preservation and laid groundwork for the establishment of one of America’s greatest treasures–the National Park Service.

Free. Click here for tickets.

Please note: This program takes place prior to the opening of Ansel Adams: A Photographer’s Evolution.

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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.
Tour reservations will be an optional add-on to this purchase.

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.

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

Exhibition tours at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. 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.

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

FREE. Program reservations required one week in advance.

Optional boxed lunch (select at registration): $15 for Taft members, $20 for non-members. Click here for tickets.

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

 

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Associate Curator Tamera Muente

Tour with the Curator
Friday, July 13, 1:30 p.m.
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. Taft member families and their guests 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 nonmembers. Click here for tickets.

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

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

FREE. Program reservations required one week in advance.

Optional boxed lunch (select at registration): $15 for Taft members, $20 for non-members. Click here for tickets.

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

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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.

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

FREE. Program reservations required one week in advance.

Optional boxed lunch (select at registration): $15 for Taft members, $20 for non-members. Click here for tickets.

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