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At the Taft⁠—Art and History Come to Life in Ways You Won't Find Anywhere Else

The Taft Museum of Art is recognized nationally as a museum leader that passionately engages people with the arts as envisioned generations ago by our founders, Anna Sinton Taft and Charles Phelps Taft. Today, the Taft is a truly unique art museum, holding National Historic Landmark status for both its historic house and Duncanson murals

Here, you’ll find gems nestled into every nook and cranny with stories that have endured for generations. Our 200-year-old house holds a remarkable collection that spans the Middle Ages through the 19th century. The collection features Chinese porcelains, American furniture, and European decorative arts, including a remarkable collection of French Renaissance enamels and one of the most exceptional medieval ivory sculptures in America. The major holdings of European and American paintings include works by such leading artists as Thomas Gainsborough, Francisco Goya, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Rembrandt van Rijn, John Singer Sargent, J. M. W. Turner, and James McNeill Whistler. 

Restored and reinterpreted for the next century, visitors can enjoy special exhibitions, our beautiful outdoor garden, our Museum Shop and Lindner Family Café, events and programming for all ages—and so much more. Within our galleries and beyond our walls, the Taft Museum of Art is a one-of-a-kind, multi-sensory experience that puts you at the center of art and history. 


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Our Mission

To create meaningful experiences by connecting people with great art, both in a historic setting and in the community. 

Vision Statement

The Taft Museum of Art is recognized as a nationally known leader for passionately engaging people with the arts as envisioned generations ago by our founders, Anna Sinton Taft and Charles Phelps Taft. 

Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion (DEAI) Plan Executive Summary 

The Taft Museum of Art’s DEAI Plan is integral to achieving our vision and mission statements and upholding our organizational and leadership values.  Learn more here.

2023–2026 Institutional Plan 

The Taft Museum of Art is dedicated to being a leading arts hub, increasing inclusion and access to the arts, putting visitors first, and securing our museum's future. Learn more about how we plan to do that here.

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