Fall into Boston with the Taft Museum of Art

Exclusively for Fellow and Leadership donors

Join us September 18–22 for a long weekend getaway to the beautiful and historic city of Boston, Massachusetts. This trip is co-chaired by Taft Museum of Art board member and docent emeritus Jane Votel and leadership-level donor Barbara Weyand.

Excursions include behind-the-scenes visits and meetings with museum leadership of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Peabody Essex Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts. We will also view private art collections in the area. Accommodations are at the luxurious Eliot Hotel.

Deborah Emont Scott, the Louise Taft Semple President/CEO, and Lynne Ambrosini, Deputy Director and the Sallie Robinson Wadsworth Chief Curator, will accompany the group. Learn more about becoming a fellow or leadership donor and joining the trip by contacting Lindsey NeCamp at LNecamp@taftmuseum.org or (513) 352-5133.

Thursday, October 3, Exhibition open 5–8 p.m. | Reception 6–8 p.m.

Join us and be the first to view this exhibition!

To celebrate autumn, bring out your rich red or deep gold attire and embrace the poetry of nature! Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, complimentary beer and wine, and live music. Free valet parking provided. Hear remarks by Deborah Emont Scott, Louise Taft Semple President/CEO, at 6:45 p.m. Exhibition tours at 4:45, 5:15, 5:45, 6:15, 7, and 7:30 p.m. Tour reservations are required in addition to your tickets to the reception. Space is limited. Reserve your spot in advance online at taftmuseum.org or by calling (877) 547-0342. Tickets: $20 Taft members; $27 guests of members. We are unable to accept guest passes for this event. Complimentary with membership at the Sustaining Level ($275) and above. Complimentary for Taft docents and ambassadors. Reservations required by September 27. Please RSVP at taftmuseum.org or (877) 547-0342. For questions, please call Kristin McFadden at (513) 352-5134.

Image: George Henry Boughton, Hudson River Valley from Fort Putnam, West Point (detail), 1855, oil on canvas, 46 7/16 in. × 58 5/16 in. New-York Historical Society, Gift of John V. Irwin and William F. Irwin, 1927.


Friday, October 4

The special exhibition is open just for Taft members, 11:15 a.m.–4 p.m. Exhibition tours at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Your tour reservation includes admission to the exhibition. Free for Taft members. Complimentary for guests of members with a guest pass. Please present membership card at Admissions desk. Timed tickets are required in advance for all members and guests. Visit taftmuseum.org to reserve your space. Don’t forget to make a Café reservation too! See opposite page for reservation details. Exhibition opens to the public Saturday, October 5

Image: Sanford Robinson Gifford, Landscape with River (Scene in Northern New York), 1849, oil on canvas, 14 x 20 in. New-York Historical Society, Gift of DeWitt M. Lockman, 1953.51


Thursday, October 24, Friday, November 22, Wednesday, January 8, 1:30 p.m.

Join Taft Museum of Art Associate Curator Tamera Muente for an enlightening overview of the beautiful paintings of The Poetry of Nature. Exclusively for Taft members and their guests! $10 Taft members; $15 guests of members with guest pass. Free for members at the Sustaining Level and above. Reservations required: taftmuseum.org or (513) 684-4516.

Image: Louisa Davis Minot, Niagara Falls, 1818, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 5/8 in. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mrs. Waldron Phoenix Belknap Sr. to the Waldron Phoenix Belknap Jr. Collection, 1956.3


Wednesday, November 6, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Exclusively for Taft members! 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 the staff of the Taft. Find out the stories behind the current special exhibits The Poetry of Nature: Hudson River School Landscapes from the New-York Historical Society and Antique Christmas. Enjoy a delicious lunch and ask the curators questions about the permanent collection and historic house. Reserve your seat today! Taft members only. $15. Reservations required in advance: register below or call (513) 352-5134.

Image: Thomas Cole, Mountain Scenery, about 1827, oil on canvas, 22 x 17 in. New-York Historical Society, The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart, S-230