Halloween Bash

Wednesday, October 24, 6–9 p.m.

After dark, the Taft’s galleries come alive! Mix and mingle with otherworldly spirits at the Taft Museum at this Halloween celebration. Outside on the front lawn, InBocca Performance will bring our Taft ghost stories to life, and inside in the galleries, docents will bring the paintings to life with interactive self-guided tours. Enjoy music, food, art-making, and more in our courtyard tent! But dear, intrepid visitors, we ask that you wear all black so as not to scare the ghosts!

$15 Taft members; $20 non-members. Cash bar. The Museum gates will open at 5:45 p.m.


Holiday Kick-Off | Sunday, November 25, 11:15 a.m.–4 p.m.

Enjoy free activities for the whole family at the Holiday Season Kickoff! The house will be decorated inside and out with lights, garlands, and displays of antique ornaments on old-fashioned feather trees. Enjoy lunch in the Lindner Family Café, and do some holiday shopping in the Museum Shop, where you will find gifts for all ages—including the one-size-fits-all Taft membership.

11:15 a.m.–4 p.m.
Make an ornament and holiday card to take home.

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Bring your camera for photographs with Santa.

12–1 p.m. and 2–3 p.m.
Enjoy holiday stories in the Music Room.

1–2 p.m.
Meet a penguin from the Newport Aquarium.

Afternoon Teas

Join us for a festive afternoon tea to complement your visit to the Antique Christmas and Paris to New York. Enjoy a delicious assortment of savory bites and sweets—including petit fours and homemade scones—alongside a fine selection of teas. A harpist will enhance your enjoyment. Special children’s price—all ages welcome!

Fridays at 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
December 7, 14, 21, 28

Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
December 8, 15, 22, 29

Price includes admission, tax, and gratuity. Alcoholic beverages are available for additional purchase.

Taft members, $45 adult/$20 child; non-members, $55 adult/$25 child.



Tea décor, china settings, and floral arrangements generously provided by:


Easter Brunch | Sunday, April 21

Bring your friends and family! Enjoy a special menu and celebrate Easter Sunday at the Taft Museum of Art!


Gala | May 2, 2019, 6–10 p.m.

This elegant evening in the Taft’s garden will be inspired by Far Flung! the Patrick Dougherty sculpture on the front lawn.