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Discover the Stories Behind the Art

Dive deeper with the Taft's experts on our permanent collection and special exhibitions.

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Public Tours | Collection Highlights

On-Site Program

Select Sundays
1:30–2:15 p.m.

Enjoy docent-led tours of the Taft’s permanent collection, newly reinterpreted and reinstalled.
Available with general admission reservations. Capacity is limited. Tours meet in Fifth Third Lobby. Includes admission to Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility, Jane Austen in London: A Wall-Sized Mapand the museum’s permanent collection galleries located in the Taft historic house. 

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Wedding Military Outfit (detail), Sense and Sensibility, 1995, Ang Lee, director. Worn by Alan Rickman as Colonel Brandon. Jenny Beavan and John Bright, costume designers

Wedding Military Outfit (detail), Sense and Sensibility, 1995, Ang Lee, director. Worn by Alan Rickman as Colonel Brandon. Jenny Beavan and John Bright, costume designers

Public Tours | Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility

On-Site Program

Select Sundays
1:30–2:15 p.m.

Enjoy docent-led tours of the Taft’s special exhibition, Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility.
Available with general admission reservations. Capacity is limited. Tours meet in Fifth Third Lobby. Includes admission to Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility, Jane Austen in London: A Wall-Sized Mapand the museum’s permanent collection galleries located in the Taft historic house. 

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Silk Evening Dress and Turban, Pride and Prejudice, 1995, Simon Langton, director. Worn by Lucy Robinson as Mrs. Hurst. Dinah Collin, costume designer

Silk Evening Dress and Turban, Pride and Prejudice, 1995, Simon Langton, director. Worn by Lucy Robinson as Mrs. Hurst. Dinah Collin, costume designer

SOLD OUT | Tour with Miss Austen 

On-Site Program

Select Saturdays
1:30–2:15 p.m.

Join University of Cincinnati professor emerita Barbara Wenner, an Austen expert and author of numerous publications about Jane Austen and her time, for a tour of the special exhibition Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility. Placed in the rich historical, social, and cultural context of Regency England, the costumes will yield fresh understanding of Austen’s world.

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