Talks & Tours

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Special Exhibition Tour
Saturdays, 1:30 p.m.

Join a Taft docent or staff member for a half-hour tour of the special exhibition.

August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
September 5, 12, 19

FREE with Museum admission. No reservations required.

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Taft Highlights Tour
Every Sunday, 1:30 p.m.

Take a docent-led tour of the Taft collection.

FREE. No reservations taken.

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Taft in 10
Every Wednesday, 1 p.m.

Come for lunch – stay for a quick sound bite in the the galleries! Enjoy an informal ten-minute conversation about a different piece of art each Wednesday as Taft education staff and docents share their favorites. You never know what you might discover in these quick looks at some of the Museum’s masterpieces, as well as some lesser-known works.

FREE with Museum admission or Cafe/Shop purchase. No reservations required.

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Cocktails with the Curator
Wednesday, August 12, 6 p.m. Click here to register.

Get a preview of the behind-the-scenes efforts going into the Taft’s first international
exhibition at these informal talks with Lynne Ambrosini. Enjoy good conversation and a short presentation.

FREE. Cash bar.
Attendance limited, reservations required: (513) 684-4515 or click a date above.

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Christopher  Cardozo: Edward Curtis’s Sacred Legacy
NEW DATE!
Thursday, August 20, 7 p.m. 
Click here to register.

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Edward Curtis, Qahatika Girl, 1907, photogravure. Courtesy of the Christopher G. Cardozo Collection

Christopher Cardozo is often described as “the world’s leading authority on Edward Curtis.” In this lively conversation, Cardozo will share images from his personal collection and discuss Curtis and his artistry.  Cardozo, also an exhibited photographer, has curated nearly 100 exhibitions of Curtis’s work and written or co-authored 9 books. Join us for an expert’s point of view on Edward Curtis’s legacy.

FREE Members and Students.
$10 Public (includes Museum admission)
Advance paid reservations required: (513) 684-4515 or click above

Supported by: Stanley and Frances D. Cohen and Cowan’s Auctions, Inc.

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Collecting Curtis: A Conversation with Wes Cowan and Christopher Cardozo
NEW DATE!
Friday, August 21, 2:30 p.m.

Click here to register.

The Potter (Nampeyo) - Hopi, 1906

Edward Curtis, The Potter (Nampeyo)—Hopi (detail), 1906, platinum print. Courtesy of the Christopher G. Cardozo Collection

Join experts Wes Cowan and Christopher Cardozo for a conversation of American Indian photography and Edward Curtis’s place in it from a collector’s point of view. Cowan, founder and owner of Cowan’s Auctions, is a frequent contributor to Antiques Roadshow and a leading expert on Americana and American Western art.

FREE Members and Students.
$10 Public (includes Museum admission)
Reservations: (513) 684-4515 or click the link above.

Supported by: Stanley and Frances D. Cohen

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GP--The Three Chiefs-Piegan, 1900, photogravure

Edward Curtis, The Three Chiefs—Piegan (detail), 1900, photogravure. Courtesy of the Christopher G. Cardozo Collection

Panel Discussion: The Enduring and Controversial Legacy of Edward Curtis
Sunday, August 23, 2:30 p.m.
Click here to register.

Edward Curtis— and his “photographic odyssey” documenting North American Indian cultures—has been praised and criticized. The incredible complexity of his monumental achievement is entangled with political pressures of his time. Join us as this interdisciplinary panel of professors from Northern Kentucky University examines Curtis’s legacy from different perspectives.

The panel will feature sociologist Joan Ferrante, PhD; sociologist and Native American activist Nicole Grant, PhD; photographer Matthew Albritton, MFA; and
anthropologist Sharyn Jones, PhD.

FREE. Reservations required: (513) 684-4515 or click above.

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Art Smarts: Meet the Impressionists 
Sunday, August 30, 2 p.m. Click here to register.

In preparation for the special exhibition Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh: Impressions of Landscape in 2016, the Taft is offering a series of informal and friendly talks presented by Manager of School and Docent Programs Lisa Morrisette.

Van Gogh, Daubigny's Garden

Vincent van Gogh, Daubigny’s Garden, 1890, oil on canvas. The Rudolf Staechelin Family Foundation Collection, Basel, Switzerland

In this talk, we will learn about Daubigny’s connection to the Impressionists. Who inspired Monet, what artists interested Van Gogh, and why does landscape continue to fascinate us?

FREE. Reservations required: (513) 684-4515 or click the link above.

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