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Help Us Secure our National Endowment for the Humanities Matching Grant

The Taft Museum of Art has been awarded the competitive Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in the maximum amount of $750,000. However, to receive the grant—the Taft must raise $3 million from new public funds to secure the 4:1 match.

Funds raised will directly support the Taft's Love This House Campaign, a fundraising initiative seeking to raise $10.7MM to support the Taft's Bicentennial Infrastructure Project, critically needed to preserve and reconstruct the Museum's 200-year-old historic house—the Taft's largest work of art and prized National Historic Landmark. 

Join our Love This House Campaign today to help fund the Bicentennial Infrastructure Project

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Critical Work Is Needed—The Case Statement for the Campaign

In late 2015, in advance of the Museum’s celebration of the historic house’s bicentennial in 2020, the Taft’s Board of Directors commissioned an extensive review of the Museum’s operational and infrastructure needs. Over the course of 36 months, key collaborators have worked to create a master plan for the Museum campus to understand the needs of the collection and the visitors, identify and develop solutions for complex problems within a 200-year-old home, and complete a thorough analysis of the scope of capital projects needed to maintain this historic house for the next century.

Explore the project plans below or download the case statement.

Ensure Future Generations Can Love This House Too:

Why Give Today?

The Taft historic house has become a bastion for the arts, not just for the people of Cincinnati, but for people nearly everywhere. In 2019 more than 69,000 people came through these doors, hailing from 48 states and 53 countries—touching the lives of visitors through exhibitions, programs, workshops, and more. 

What Is the Urgency?

Charles and Anna Taft gave their house and their collection, to the people of Cincinnati with a wish to make art available to all. This has been a guiding light for the Museum and it is why we do all we can to preserve and share the art and history contained in these walls, why we strive to support artists themselves, and why the Taft's historic house has stood for as long as it has. 

The 1820 historic house needs preservation now to protect the integrity of the structure, which is essential to ensure that it stands for another 200 years, its priceless contents are protected, and the museum can continue its meaningful work with the Cincinnati community. Any delay will put the house in jeopardy.

Ways to Give

There are several ways to give to the Love This House Campaign, including:

  • Cash
  • Stock/Securities (click here for instructions)
  • IRA Contribution/Beneficiary (donors aged 70 1/2 can make a charitable gift from an IRA wihtout paying income tax on the withdrawal)
  • Will/Estate Planning (learn more)
  • Life Insurance (learn more)

Give Today

or download the pledge form!

 

Questions? Please contact Lindsey NeCamp, Vice President of Philanthropy & Deputy Director of External Affairs at (513) 352-5133 or at LNecamp@taftmuseum.org

 

Love This House In the News

More Ways to Love This House

Celebrate Our Bicentennial with Three Special Exhibitions

A Splendid Century | Cincinnati Art: 1820–1920

October 3, 2020–January 24, 2021

Built to Last | The Taft Historic House at 200

July 10, 2020–May 23, 2021

In A New Light | Treasures From the Taft

July 3, 2021–January 2, 2022

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