Upcoming Exhibitions

Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh: Impressions of Landscape
February 20–May 29, 2016
Fifth Third Gallery

Charles François Daubigny is a central figure in the development of 19th-century French landscape painting. He routinely painted outdoors to directly capture qualities of light and atmosphere, launched a floating studio on French waterways that fundamentally changed the way artists could frame their compositions, introduced the subject of spring orchards, and exhibited sketch-like works that critics assailed as “mere impressions.” Daubigny became a mentor, colleague, and friend to the Impressionists.

Of the 55 paintings, 40 masterpieces by Daubigny will showcase the full range of the artist’s achievements through four decades. A selection of 15 Impressionist and Post- Impressionist paintings by Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, and Camille Pissarro reveal Daubigny’s influence.

The exhibition is organized by the Taft Museum of Art in partnership with the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and will travel to these two European museums after premiering at the Taft.

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This exhibition has been organized by the Taft Museum of Art, the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh, and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Foundation Support
Bernard Selz Foundation
Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc.

Individual Support
Rosemary and Frank Bloom
Shannon and Lee Carter
Robert Contin
Linda and Harry Fath
Tim Goldsmith and Mindy Hastie
Lynne Meyers Gordon
Kate and Gerry Greene
Debbie and Bruce Long
Ellen Rieveschl

We also thank the following for their generous financial support:

Betsy and Paul Sittenfeld, Susan and Steve Black, Deborah and Paul Chellgren, Debra and David Hausrath, Kristin and Carl Kalnow, Susan and John Tew, Jane and Jon Votel, John Gunnison-Wiseman, Sylvia and Arnold Ambrosini, Certain Teed Gypsum, Docents of the Taft Museum of Art, Gerald T. and Ann Silvers, Thomas Colville, Barbara and Dr. Kenneth Kreines, Schiller and Bodo European Paintings, Lynne and Steve Vollmer, Ann and Stephen Bjornson, Libby and Kevin Ott, Dr. Diane Babcock, Diane and Bill Carney, Wm. Joel McCray, Andy and Deborah Emont Scott, Sotheby’s, Carolyn and Lowell McCoy, Amy and Scot Perlman, Lynne Ambrosini, and several supporters who wish to remain anonymous. Additional support came from numerous generous friends of the Taft.

Exhibition Support Generously Provided By
Ellen and George Rieveschl Endowment
Warrington Exhibition Endowment
Chellgren Family Endowment

Season Funder

Operating Support
Ohio Arts Council


July 2–September 25, 2016
Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times
Fifth Third Gallery

Tickets for Dressing Downton™ will be available for Members on February 26 and March 4 for the general public.

Downton Abbey (Masterpiece / PBS) Season 2, 1916-1917. Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham; Elizabeth McGovern as Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham; and Hugh Bonneville as Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham. ©Carnival Films / Masterpiece

Downton Abbey (Masterpiece / PBS) Season 2, 1916-1917. Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham; Elizabeth McGovern as Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham; and Hugh Bonneville as Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham. ©Carnival Films / Masterpiece

One of the most widely watched television dramas in the world, Downton Abbey has won numerous awards, including several for its outstanding costumes. Set on a sprawling English country estate, the series follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants, all fittingly dressed for the period.

Through 36 costumes, as well as accessories and film stills, Dressing Downton explores British fashion between 1912 and the early 1920s, a period of great change bookended by the sinking of the Titanic and the dawn of the Jazz Age. World War I (1914–1918) had a lasting effect on people’s lives and on what they wore. The exhibition shows the progression of women’s fashion from figure-altering corsets and bustles to straighter profiles and shorter skirts. For men, the de rigueur white tie and tails for dinner gave way to the more relaxed dinner jacket with black tie. On Downton Abbey as in history, clothing reveals important information about evolving social and economic classes. The exhibition will also draw connections to Charles Phelps Taft and Anna Sinton Taft, contemporaries of the fictitious Crawleys, who lived in the Taft historic house and assembled the collection that is now the Taft Museum of Art.

The exhibition is produced by Exhibits Development Group in collaboration with NBCUniversal International Television Production and Carnival Films/PBS Masterpiece’s Downton Abbey®.


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