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Artist's Eye Tour | Portrait and urban landscape artist Marlene Steele

On-Site Program

Saturday, February 12
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

See our special exhibition, In a New Light, through the eyes of an artist! During each tour, audiences will discover what, from each artist’s perspective, makes this exhibition special. 

$5 Taft members; $15 non-members.

Questions? Contact education@taftmuseum.org

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Newsboy in Cincinnati, Ohio. From the Collection of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library

Newsboy in Cincinnati, Ohio. From the Collection of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library

Walking Tour | African American History in Over-the-Rhine

Off-Site Program | Ziegler Park

Saturday, April 23

2–4 p.m.

Did you know that African Americans have played a vital role in the history of Over-the-Rhine? Beginning with early abolitionist efforts in Over-the-Rhine in the early 19th century, this tour highlights the active role of African Americans in shaping this Cincinnati neighborhood. The tour covers aspects of African American leadership, family life, leisure, education, and working conditions, as well as the racial discrimination endured by African Americans, and pays special attention to recent social activism. This tour begins at Ziegler Park and is held in collaboration with the Over-the-Rhine Museum.

In case of inclement weather, these walking tours will be rescheduled for a later date.

$10 Taft members, $15 non-members. Reservations required. Age level: tailored for young professionals.  

Questions? Contact education@taftmuseum.org.

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Flower market, Cincinnati, Ohio. From the Collection of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library

Flower market, Cincinnati, Ohio. From the Collection of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library

Walking Tour | Women's History in Over-the-Rhine

Off-Site Program | Washington Park

Saturday, May 21

10 a.m.–12 p.m.

This tour explores women’s lives and work in Over-the-Rhine, from the German-speaking immigrants of the mid-1800s to the African American women who moved to Over-the-Rhine in the 1960s. The tour covers topics important to women’s history—work, childbirth, motherhood, and social activism. The tour begins at the northeast corner of Washington Park—the intersection of 14th and Race streets—and is held in collaboration with the Over-the-Rhine Museum.

In case of inclement weather, these walking tours will be rescheduled for a later date.

$10 Taft members, $15 non-members. Reservations required.

Questions? Contact education@taftmuseum.org.

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Virtual Public Tours | In a New Light

Online Program

Select Wednesdays
12–12:30 p.m.

Enjoy docent-led tours of the Taft’s special bicentennial exhibition, In a New Light: Treasures from the Taft.

FREE for members, $5 for non-members. 

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Drop-In Public Tours | In a New Light

On-Site Program

Select Sundays
1:30–2 p.m.

Enjoy on-site docent-led tours of the Taft’s special bicentennial exhibition, In a New Light: Treasures from the Taft.

These tours are included with general admission, complimentary when registering online or at the admissions desk. Advance registration for admission recommended.

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Self-Guided Virtual Tour | Taft Historic House

Online Program

Ongoing

While the Taft historic house undergoes a major rehabilitation project, making it temporarily inaccessible to the public, audiences can explore the historic house and its esteemed artworks as they appeared prior to renovation efforts. Several of the works displayed in the virtual tour are also now on view within In a New Light: Treasures from the Taft and Borrowed Gems from the Taft Museum of Art.

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