During the summer of 2012, the Taft Museum of Art partnered with community arts centers, businesses, and other organizations across the region to launch the ART FOR ALL program in celebration of its 80th anniversary. This special program brought framed reproductions of 80 works from the Museum’s collection to the streets and outdoor spaces of the Cincinnati metro area, including sites such as the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport, and Hamilton County Parks.
Modeled after successful programs launched by the Tate Gallery in London and the Detroit Institute of Arts, this open-air gallery was a gift from the Taft to remind the public of Charles and Anna Taft’s donation of their home and art collection in 1932 and to say thanks for the community’s support of the Museum over the years. As the Tafts stated in their deed of gift, “We desire to devote our collection of pictures, porcelains, and other works of art to the people of Cincinnati in such a manner that they may be readily available to all.”
Although the program came to an end in September 2012, ART FOR ALL will live on throughout the region. In addition to two permanent Taft-inspired murals created by ArtWorks located in Bellevue (KY) and Over-the-Rhine, area residents and visitors can find thirty-four ART FOR ALL reproductions in indoor, public locations across the region.
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ART FOR ALL has been generously funded by a gift from The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation.