Taft’s Response to COVID-19

Updated May 13, 2020 | 4:00 p.m.

The Museum is temporarily closed until further notice.

On March 13 the Taft Museum of Art temporarily closed its doors in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). You can imagine how difficult it was to come to a decision about closing, but the decision ultimately came down to our belief that we have a duty to you, our visitors, staff, fellow community members and friends, to think first about your health and the health of the city we live in. Keeping this all in mind, the Museum is continuing to evaluate what events, programs, and exhibitions will continue as originally scheduled beyond April 3, including general admission, and which will be canceled or postponed. For the most up-to-date information, please see the updates below. 

Our concern continues to be for the good health of all of us. 

We are continuing to take preventative measures against the virus, including canceling travel, instituting an enhanced cleaning protocol for all museum spaces, and providing sanitation stations throughout our facilities. At the same time, though these measures meet—and in many cases exceed protocols developed by the World Health Organization, and Centers for Disease Control, and the Ohio Department of Health

We have invested in more virtual ways to inspire you.

We encourage you to check our website and follow #TaftMuseumDiscovered for new ways to be inspired, virtually, through the arts and great history of the region including these new digital programs:

Ongoing | Permanent Collection Highlights Audio Tour

Ongoing | Artists Reaching Classrooms Online Exhibition

Select Sundays | Family Sunday Fundays

Select Mondays | Virtual Studios

Select Wednesdays | Taft Chats

Select Fridays | Taft Trivia


Canceled and Postponed Events and Programs

Ticket holders and expected event attendees will be notified of cancellations and/or rescheduled dates, and refunds will be honored. We hope if you purchased a ticket you’ll consider it as a donation to our organization, so we can continue to provide (remotely for now), engaging and enriching experiences from online audio tours, to curator talks, and more⁠. If you don’t hear from our Visitor Experience team or you have questions, please contact us at taftmuseum@taftmuseum.org.

March 19, Spring Members’ Luncheon (Postponed)

March 19, Tour with a Curator (Canceled)

March 22, Chamber Music Series (Postponed)

March 25, Lunch & Learn: 3 Women Portraits (Canceled)

March 28, Artist Eye Tour: Donald Hancock (Canceled)

April 2, Taft Jr | Home Sweet Home (Canceled)

April 2, Talk | Buried Treasures (Canceled)

April 4, Artist Demonstration | C. F. Payne (Canceled)

April 4, Dig Deeper (Canceled)

April 9, House Party | (Canceled)

April 12, Easter Brunch Buffet | (Canceled)

April 19, Talk | Brettell Lecture (Canceled)

April 25, Lunch & Learn | Holocaust and Humanity Center: One Survivor’s Story (Canceled)

April 25, Artist’s Eye Tour | C. F. Payne (Canceled)

Saturdays through May 4, Special Exhibition Tours (Canceled)

Sundays through May 5, Highlights Tours (Canceled)

May 10, Mother’s Day Brunch (Canceled)

June 1-26, Summer Art Camp (Canceled)

July 6 – 10, Portfolio Builder Camp (Canceled)

June 19, Light Up the Night Gala (Canceled)

We look forward to seeing you at the Museum upon our reopening!