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COVID-19 Museum Health & Safety 

The Taft will continue to share updates on COVID-19 to inform our staff, volunteers, and visitors of effects to Museum operations and safety on this page. 

Beginning January 15, 2021

With hope on the horizon and following the state of Ohio’s management of COVID-19 cases and mitigation measures, the Taft Museum of Art will return to significantly reduced operations and re-open to the public beginning January 15.

By taking every precaution and by paying close attention to the changing nature of COVID-19, the Taft is committed to creating a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone that walks through our doors.

Please review our updated health and safety protocols before visiting.

We stress that plans are subject to change as we need to be flexible and attentive in this unique situation and put the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors first. We continue to urge all of you to take this health threat seriously and to play your part in keeping yourself, your loved ones and our many different communities as healthy and safe as possible.

 

Reduced Museum Hours

FRIDAYS

Vulnerable guest admission: 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

General visitor admission: 12–4 p.m.

SATURDAYS

Vulnerable visitor admission: 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

General visitor admission: 12–5 p.m.

Are you a vulnerable visitor? Learn more.

 SUNDAYS

General visitor admission: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

 

Purchase Admission in Advance

Advance, timed tickets are required. All tickets include timed entry and Museum capacity is limited. Sundays are always free!

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Ensure a Safe Visit for You and Others

The Taft continues our commitment to community wellness by following the operational health and safety requirements of the Ohio Department of Health’s Responsible RestartOhio’s guidelines, and in many cases exceeds them. If planning a visit to the Taft, please review these policies to help us keep our community and guests healthy and safe:

We Ask You to:

  • Familiarize yourself with COVID-19 symptoms and do not visit if you are feeling unwell or have been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Purchase admission tickets online with our contactless systems.
  • Prepare for your visit with our online visitor guides.
  • Wear face masks that properly cover the face; masks can be purchased on-site at admissions. If choosing to wear your own, offensive imagery will not be permitted.
  • Require touchless temperature checks before continuing into the Museum.
  • Maintain six feet of distance from other visitors outside of your household.
  • Avoid congestion in small areas, such as bathrooms.
  • Wash your hands frequently and utilize hand-sanitizer (stations can be found throughout our facility).

The Taft Museum of Art Will:

  • Continue enhanced cleaning protocols for all Museum spaces.
  • Require employees to wear masks that properly cover their face.
  • Require touchless temperature checks before employees can begin their workday.
  • Provide sanitation stations throughout our facilities.
  • Limit admission capacity and offer visitation hours for vulnerable visitors.
  • Offer digital-only visitor guides.
  • Admission staff will be behind plexiglass barriers as extra protection.

Experience the Taft

Permanent Collection

The Taft Museum of Art is home to an extensive art collection that includes European and American master paintings and sculptures, and 17th-19th century European watches, Chinese porcelains, French Renaissance enamels, and 19th-century American furniture. Learn more. 

Special Exhibitions

In addition to the Taft Museum of Art's permanent collection, guests can also enjoy special exhibitions in our Sinton Gallery, our Fifth Third Gallery, and online! Learn more.

Family Programs

From our Virtual Family Fundays, perfect for all ages, to our Summer Art Camp designed to strengthen your child’s artistic skills and confidence, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Learn more.

Adult Programs

The Taft’s adult programs celebrate a long tradition of sharing our love of art, history, music, and more with our community. Our events fill up quickly, so be sure to register in advance and mark your calendars. Learn more.

Blog

The Taft's blog, Frame|Work, offers unique perspectives on the stories and people behind the Taft, its historic house, and the art and artifacts that leave us captivated. Immerse yourself in the Taft's history as we explore the past and preserve the treasures in our collection for centuries to come. Learn more.

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Dine with Our Neighbors

While the Lindner Family Café is temporarily closed, the Taft has partnered with our neighbors at the Lytle Park Hotel's restaurant, SubitoEnjoy 10% off on food and non-alcoholic beverages by mentioning your visit to the Taft Museum of Art when making your reservation. Open for lunch 11 a.m.–2 p.m. daily. Learn more.

 

Affected Programs

Ticket holders and expected event attendees will be notified of any cancellations and/or rescheduled dates, and refunds will be honored. If you don’t hear from our Visitor Experience team or you have questions, please contact us at taftmuseum@taftmuseum.org.

Supporting the Taft

During this time, the Taft Museum of Art wants to continue bringing the region’s rich culture into your lives. Every week the museum operates on limited capacity, we miss the opportunity to serve our community.

Whether you can donate time or money, you can help the Taft Museum of Art mitigate the loss of revenue and charitable donations to help the museum continue to offer programs to all segments of the community. Here are ways that you can help Taft:

Make a Donation

Donations help the Taft provide engaging and enriching experiences on and offline, care for our collection, and support our Taft team. Give today.

Share Your Thoughts

We want to take this opportunity to hear from you. Email taftmuseum@taftmuseum.org to let us know how we can best serve you during this time.

Follow Us on Social Media and Invite Your Friends

Help us get more people in the community involved in the arts by asking others to follow Taft on social media and sharing the Museum’s posts with your friends and followers.

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

Use Amazon Smile and Kroger Community Rewards

If you already shop on Amazon, consider using AmazonSmile to support Taft. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the Taft Museum of Art when selected. If you shop at Kroger, use Kroger Community Rewards and a portion of your spending annually can be donated to the Taft. 

Leave the Taft a Positive Review Online

The Taft appreciates reviews on sites like Google, Facebook, Yelp, and TripAdvisor to help others discover the Museum. Now is the perfect time to hop online to share a kind note about your experience.

Google | Facebook | Yelp | TripAdvisor

 

Questions?

Please contact us at taftmuseum@taftmuseum.org or call (513) 241-0343.

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