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.

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Eugène Atget (French, 1857–1927), Luxembourg Gardens-Marguerite of Provence (detail), 1901–1902, albumen silver print. Courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art: 125th Anniversary Acquisition. The Lynne and Harold Honickman Gift of the Julien Levy Collection, 2001, 2001-62-145

Exhibition Tours
Saturdays, 1:30 p.m.

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

Paris to New York dates:
October 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17, 24
December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
January 5, 12, 19

FREE for Taft members and FotoFocus Passport holders; regular admission pricing for non-members.

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TAFT HALLOWEEN BASH

Wednesday, October 24, 6–9 p.m.

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Vanessa German Performance
Thursday, October 18, 7:30 p.m. | Woodward Theater

The Taft Museum of Art + Elementz present a night of spoken word featuring Vanessa German! Join us at the after party at MOTR.

Early registration has closed. Walk-ins the day of the performance are welcome! We can’t wait to share this incredible night of spoken word with you this week—hope to see you there!

Parking is available in The Ziegler Garage just a few blocks away. Metered street parking is also available.

FREE.

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Assistant Curator Ann Glasscock

Tour with the Curator
Thursday, October 25, 1:30 p.m.–SOLD OUT
Friday, November 16, 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 10, 1:30 p.m.

Exclusively for Taft members and their guests! Join Assistant Curator Ann Glasscock to learn the story behind the compelling photographs of Paris to New York.

$10 Taft members; $15 guests of members with guest pass. Free for members at the Sustaining Level and above. Click the dates above for tickets.

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LUNCH AND LEARN | Three Months of Trembling: The New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811–1812
Wednesday, October 31, 12–1 p.m.
Lunch and Learn features local experts showcasing a range of topics related to art, history, and Cincinnati-area culture.

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FREE.

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

Or, have lunch in the Lindner Family Café before or after the talk! Members always receive a 10 percent discount. Café reservations, cafe@taftmuseum.org or (513) 352-5140.

Support provided by

 

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

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Family Art Adventures | Paris to New York
Saturday, November 3, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 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. Using games and other hands-on activities, families will be led on an exciting adventure through the special exhibition. All ages welcome, but ideal for ages 8+.

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Space is limited! Free for Taft members and children. Regular admission pricing for non-members.

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Fall Members’ Luncheon
Wednesday, November 7, 11:15 a.m.–1 p.m.

Exclusively for Taft members and their guests!

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at the Taft? Join us for this popular event to find out! This special members only luncheon gives you the opportunity to meet Museum staff and discover the stories behind the current exhibition, Paris to New York: Photographs by Eugène Atget and Berenice Abbott. Learn more about our special partnership with FotoFocus for this exciting exhibition. Enjoy a delicious lunch as the people who care for the permanent collection and historic house answer your questions. Reserve your seat today!

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Taft members $15; guest passes $20.

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Berenice Abbott (American, 1898–1991), South and DePeyster Streets (detail), November 26, 1935, gelatin silver print. Museum of the City of New York. Museum Purchase with funds from the Mrs. Elon Hooker Acquisition Fund, 40.140.233

TOUR | Artist’s Eye
Melvin Grier will lead tours at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, and Saturday, December 8.

Phil Armstrong will lead tours at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, and Sunday, January 13.

See our special exhibition through the eyes of an artist! Join local artists Phil Armstrong (Cincinnati Refined) and Melvin Grier (formerly of the Cincinnati Post, and a past Duncanson Artist-in-Residence) for a tour of Paris to New York that highlights what, from their perspective, makes this exhibition extraordinary.

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$5 for Taft members; $15 non-members.

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LUNCH AND LEARN | Stories from Christmas Past
Wednesday, November 28, 12–1 p.m.

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

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FREE.

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

Or, have lunch in the Lindner Family Café before or after the talk! Members always receive a 10 percent discount. Café reservations, cafe@taftmuseum.org or (513) 352-5140.

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Antique Christmas Tours
Thursday, November 29, 1 p.m.
Wednesday, December 12, 1 p.m.

Take a closer look at the ornaments and decorations of Antique Christmas with Kathy and Stewart “Greg” Gregory, lenders to and coordinators of the exhibition.

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

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Screen capture from Manhattan. Dir. Paul Strand and Charles Sheeler. 1921.

FILM | Moving Pictures: Paris to New York
Thursday, November 29, 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m.

This program will take place offsite at The Mini Microcinema in Over-the-Rhine, located at 1329 Main Street.

The Taft Museum of Art and The Mini Microcinema are teaming up to provide a screening of short films created by artists working in New York and Paris around the turn of the 20th century. Curated by local filmmaker C. Jacqueline Wood, these films will capture your imagination and provide a broader artistic context for the photographs of Eugène Atget and Berenice Abbott.

FREE with a suggested $5 donation to The Mini Microcinema. Visit www.mini-cinema.org for more details.

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Christmas Concert
Saturday, December 1, 3:30–4:30 p.m.

Listen to the sounds of the season with the May Festival Chorus.

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FREE.