Current Exhibitions

Antique Christmas
November 7, 2014-January 4, 2015

Antique Christmas display, 2013, Taft Museum of Art

Antique Christmas display, 2013, Taft Museum of Art

Get into the holiday mood by visiting the Taft’s annual display of antique ornaments, decorations, and toys. Thanks to generous lenders from Cincinnati and beyond, you can escape to a winter wonderland of Christmas past. As in previous years, this year’s exhibition features unique and unfamiliar displays: feather trees adorned with clown ornaments, mushroom ornaments, bird ornaments, 1930s foil-wrapped ornaments, and 1940s World War II–era glass ornaments. Among the toys are antique pull toys, nodding reindeer from Germany, and paper doll sets. Holiday decorations include very early Santa figures, a 1950s Christmas display, and—last but not least—a Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer display to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the television special this year.

Sponsors
The Helen G., Henry F. & Louise Tuechter Dornette Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee

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Exhibition Support Generously Provided By
Ellen and George Rieveschl Endowment

ArtsWave Partner
Macy’s

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Paris Night & Day: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray
October 3, 2014–January 11, 2015
Fifth Third Gallery
All works are from the collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg.
This exhibition was organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions.

Man Ray, Portrait of Dora Maar, 1936, photograph. Collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochbert

Man Ray, Portrait of Dora Maar, 1936, photograph. Collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochbert

Some of the greatest names in photographic history appear in
Paris Night & Day. This exhibition features vintage prints by French nationals and international photographers who worked in Paris, including Eugène Atget, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Brassaï, Ilse Bing, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bill Brandt, André Kertész, and Man Ray. The exhibit comprises works ranging from the lingering realist perspective of the late 19th century, through modernist experiments in the early 20th, to the startling world of Surrealist photography in the 1930s. Lovers of photography will delight in the many iconic images to be seen.

 

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Digi and Mike Schueler
Florence and Ron Koetters

Exhibition Support Generously Provided By

Ellen and George Rieveschl Endowment

ArtsWave Partner
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Black, White, and Iconic: Photographs from Local Collections
October 17, 2014–January 11, 2015
Sinton Gallery

Lewis Hine, Power House Mechanic Working on Steam Pump (detail), 1920, gelatin silver print. Collection of Cal Kowal

Lewis Hine, Power House Mechanic Working on Steam Pump (detail), 1920, gelatin silver print. Collection of Cal Kowal

Portraits were among the most popular subjects in early photography. As the medium developed, photographers began exploring the human figure in more creative ways. Near the beginning of the 19th century, the Pictorialists created photographs that resembled paintings in an effort to gain acceptance as fine artists. Later, modernist photographers embraced the inherent qualities of photography and used the figure as a design element in their innovative compositions. Drawn from local private collections, ten works sample portrait and figure photography between 1900 and 1940. The exhibition features iconic works by beloved photographers including Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Berenice Abbott, and Ansel Adams.

 

Exhibition Support Generously Provided By
Ellen and George Rieveschl Endowment

ArtsWave Partner
GE Aviation

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