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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Exhibition Tours
Saturdays, 1:30 p.m.

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

Ansel Adams dates:
July 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25
September 1, 8, 15
Click here for reservations.

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

 

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LUNCH AND LEARN | Kings (and Queens) of Cincinnati Music
Wednesday, July 25, 12–1 p.m.–SOLD OUT

King Records holds an important place in the Cincinnati and American recording industry. Located in Evanston, Ohio, from the 1940s through the 1960s, King made important contributions to Cincinnati’s cultural and civil rights history. Historian Christine Anderson, professor at Xavier University, will share the history of King Records, well-known and not-so-well-known King songs, and place them in their Cincinnati context.

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

FREE.

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: cafe@taftmuseum.org or (513) 352-5140.

Support provided by

 

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

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Photo of Grand Canyon courtesy of David Ackerman

TALK | Ansel Adams and the Sierra Club
Thursday, July 26, 6:30 p.m.

Ansel Adams’s interest in photographing nature led him to a lifelong relationship with one of the largest and most influential environmental organizations: The Sierra Club. David Ackerman, an executive committee member of the Sierra Club’s Ohio Chapter, will detail how this mutually beneficial relationship came to be, and how we all have benefited from it.

FREE. Cash bar. Museum gates will open at 5:15 p.m. Click here for tickets.

Ansel Adams: A Photographer’s Evolution open 5:30–6:30 p.m. Click here for exhibition tickets.

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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.

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

Join Christina Hartlieb, Site Manager for 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.

FREE. Click here for tickets.

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: 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 | 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.