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.


Exhibition Tours
Saturdays, 1:30 p.m.

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

Ansel Adams dates:
August 18, 25
September 1, 8, 15
Click here for reservations.

FREE for Taft members; regular admission pricing for non-members.


Associate Curator Tamera Muente

Tour with the Curator
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.


LUNCH AND LEARN | Harriet Beecher Stowe: Her Home and Her Story–SOLD OUT
Wednesday, August 29, 12–1 p.m.

Join Christina Hartlieb, Executive Director of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, to learn about the life events and experiences that Harriet faced during the 18 years she lived in Cincinnati and how that enabled her to write the classic anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

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


Optional boxed lunch (select at registration): $15 for Taft members, $20 for non-members. Lunch reservations required one week in advance.

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

Support provided by


Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities


FAMILY ART ADVENTURES | Ansel Adams: A Photographer’s Evolution
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. Erin Holland, Manager of Youth and Family Programs, will keep the entire family engaged as you observe together the magic of Ansel Adams’s work.

Hear the story of how 14-year-old Ansel fell in love with photography and became a life-long adventurer! Compare his early prints with later works as we journey through his evolution.

Learn how photographers visualize a shot before taking it, and practice framing your own photo. Step inside our darkroom replica and discover how to develop a print.

Ideal for ages 8+. Space is limited!
FREE for Taft members and children; regular admission pricing for non-members. Click here for tickets.