Taft Museum of Art Extends Closure Due to COVID Spike

Slated to reopen Jan. 14, the Taft has decided to extend its temporary closure by a week.

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Photo: Kevin J. Watkins
The Taft Museum of Art

All three of Cincinnati's major art museums closed
to the public this month to take a hiatus as COVID cases spike.

The Cincinnati Art Museum and Contemporary Arts Center have reopened, with the CAC returning to a timed ticketing format, while the Taft Museum of Art has decided to prolong its closure.

On social media, the Taft wrote: "Despite our hopes to reopen to the public on January 14, with updated guidance from local and national health institutions we are choosing to postpone the museum’s public opening to Friday, January 21 (barring any unforeseen circumstances)."

That means the Taft will either be rescheduling or conducting its events, tours and public programs online. You can also see works from their permanent collection or take a self-guided virtual tour on their website.
The Taft is currently in the process of a Bicentennial Infrastructure Project to help preserve and restore the historic home in which it is located. A portion of the Taft's collection is currently on view at the Cincinnati Museum Center in the exhibit Borrowed Gems.

For more information about the Taft Museum of Art closure and its COVID response, visit taftmuseum.org.

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