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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Art Museums, Arts & Culture

Mission: To provide meaningful experiences by connecting people with great art, both in a historic setting and in the community.

Programs: In addition to the historic taft house and its permanent art collection, the museum hosted three major temporary exhibitions during the fiscal year. Over 61,567 visitors have partaken in touring the house and viewing the traveling exhibitions. Exhibition guides were published during the year. The museum also provides both a cafe and a gift shop for the comfort and enjoyment of its visitors along with the opportunities to rent the outside garden and facilities.

the museum provides educational programs reaching out to schools, families, and the general public to achieve the goal of bringing the art collection alive for all audiences. Activities include lectures, workshops, studio programs, concerts, as well as summer art camp and interactive tours for school children.

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Heather Anne H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I was really caught off guard by my recent visit. This was not the visit to Taft Museum that it used to be. It is stuffy, clinical and not welcoming. The two security guards watched me (a professional photographer) like a hawk. Folks, I'm in my late 40's. One guard told me I had to secure my camera on my body. Fine. I complied. Within 5 minutes, the next security officer told me I must remove my camera from my body... when I suggested we go meet with the other security officer to get a definitive plan for my camera, he literally walked away from me.

I'm disappointed to see all of the other reviews that echo my sentiments...and I'm disheartened to read the reviews about not being child friendly. I have many fond memories visiting this museum during my childhood. Evidently, that is no longer a goal of theirs. I paid as did my family...I will never do it again.

As a Cincinnatian, born and bred, I cannot believe this gem, is no longer what it once was. I won't be visiting again. I won't be recommending that anyone visit there, either.

On a side note... when I left, I asked for the supervisor who was not there. Well. I was given the name of a woman, who ended up being the gift shop manager. I tried to address the issues at the time of my visit but was denied that option.

Interesting how far off the stated mission of the museum is from the experiences paid visitors to the museum are having.