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In collaboration with local experts, talks with the Taft reveal the Queen City's culture from new perspectives.

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Talk | That's A Wrap

On-Site Program

NEW DATE | Thursday, May 12

6:30–7:30 p.m.

Get a sneak peek at the completed Bicentennial Infrastructure Project. Hear from architects, engineers, and other partners about the impact of the project on the Taft’s historic house and the future of the Taft Museum of Art.

Reservations are required. Please note: Access to the museum campus will be limited as we prepare to reopen the Taft historic house to the public.

Questions? Contact education@taftmuseum.org

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Lunch & Learn | The Literary Club

On-Site Program

Friday, May 27
12–1 p.m.

This May, meet Robert Vitz, the club historian of the Cincinnati Literary Club. Learn about the history of the organization founded in 1849 and the prominent Cincinnati members throughout the years, including Rutherford Hayes, William Howard Taft, and Frank Duveneck.

This is a free event. Museum admission sold separately. Registration extended until Thursday, May 26 at 5:00 p.m.

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Wedding Military Outfit (detail), Sense and Sensibility, 1995, Ang Lee, director. Worn by Alan Rickman as Colonel Brandon. Jenny Beavan and John Bright, costume designers

Wedding Military Outfit (detail), Sense and Sensibility, 1995, Ang Lee, director. Worn by Alan Rickman as Colonel Brandon. Jenny Beavan and John Bright, costume designers

Talk | Storytelling Through Costume Design

On-Site Program

Saturday, June 11
1–2:30 p.m.

Get an insider’s look at the process of creating theater costumes from the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Resident Costume Designer, Rainy Edwards, and Artistic Director, Sara Clark. In this talk, you will learn how the beautiful costumes for the company’s production of Pride and Prejudice were conceived and created. After the talk, continue the conversation and enjoy a guided tour of the special exhibition Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility, included with program registration

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Dress and Turban, Sense and Sensibility, 1995, Ang Lee, director. Worn by Harriet Walker as Fanny Dashwood. Jenny Beavan and John Bright, costume designers

Dress and Turban, Sense and Sensibility, 1995, Ang Lee, director. Worn by Harriet Walker as Fanny Dashwood. Jenny Beavan and John Bright, costume designers

Lunch & Learn | Fashion, Sensibility, and the British Empire in Jane Austen's World

On-Site Program

Friday, June 24
12–1 p.m.

This June, meet Maura O' Connor, Associate Professor and Department Head of History at the University of Cincinnati. Discover the economic and social transformation of Britain between 1750 and 1819. Learn how both the growth and integration of the British economy with its expanding imperial and global reach created Austen’s world as well as the material culture and emotional economy that would come to define it.

This is a free event. Optional box lunch: $10 for Taft members; $15 for non-members. Museum admission sold separately. Registration required one week in advance.

Questions? Contact education@taftmuseum.org

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Coat, Waistcoat, Trousers, and Boots, Pride and Prejudice, 1995, Simon Langton, director. Worn by Crispin Bonham-Carter as Charles Bingley. Dinah Collin, costume designer

Coat, Waistcoat, Trousers, and Boots, Pride and Prejudice, 1995, Simon Langton, director. Worn by Crispin Bonham-Carter as Charles Bingley. Dinah Collin, costume designer

Talk | Regency Fashion

On-Site Program

Thursday, July 7
6:30–7:30 p.m.

Join bestselling romance author Candice Hern to explore the history of fashion and dress in Regency Britain. Discover fashions for various occasions and activities of Jane Austen’s era, including day wear, evening wear, and specialty fashions such as court dress, riding habits, and mourning dress.

Free for Taft members! Non-members save when they purchase tickets in advance online. $8 for guests of members; $18 non-members; $16 seniors. Includes admission to Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility, Jane Austen in London: A Wall-Sized Mapand the museum’s permanent collection galleries located in the Taft historic house. 

Questions? Contact education@taftmuseum.org

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Lunch & Learn | The History of Print Media

On-Site Program

Friday, July 22
12–1 p.m.

Discover art and history in our Lunch & Learn! In collaboration with local experts, these lunch hour talks with the Taft reveal the Queen City’s culture from new perspectives. This July, meet Gary Walton, founder, and director of the Cincinnati Type & Print Museum located in lower-Price Hill.

This is a free event. Optional box lunch: $10 for Taft members; $15 for non-members. Museum admission sold separately. Registration required one week in advance.

Questions? Contact education@taftmuseum.org

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Lunch & Learn | 19th-Century Jewish Cincinnati: An Immigrant Story

On-Site Program

Friday, August 26
12–1 p.m.

Discover art and history in our Lunch & Learn! In collaboration with local experts, these lunch hour talks with the Taft reveal the Queen City’s culture from new perspectives.
This August, meet Abby Schwartz, Director of the Skirball Museum and learn about Cincinnati’s Jewish community in the early 19th-century.
This is a free event. Optional box lunch: $10 for Taft members; $15 for non-members. Museum admission sold separately. Registration required one week in advance.

Questions? Contact education@taftmuseum.org

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