The Taft Museum of Art is one of the finest small art museums in America. A National Historic Landmark built in 1820, the Taft is home to an extensive art collection that includes European and American master paintings, Chinese porcelains, and European decorative arts. See major works by Rembrandt, Hals, Goya, Gainsborough, Reynolds, Turner, Ingres, Whistler, and Sargent, as well as the greatest Gothic ivory sculpture in America. In addition to the permanent collection, the museum features a new special exhibitions gallery, outdoor gardens, free on-site parking, a museum shop and serves lunch at the Lindner Family Cafe.
 

Be sure to explore TWISTED -- a free installation current on display on the front lawn of the museum. Brought to life by world-renowned sculptor Patrick Dougherty, TWISTED consists of six tons of willow tree saplings twisted into whimsical, whirling shapes. Visitors are able to touch and walk through the large-scale sculpture. The sculpture is open during regular museum hours.
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