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Learn Directly from Contemporary, Subject-Matter Experts

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

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Photo by Justin Caridi Photography, Hair by Ashley at Greenline Salon

Photo by Justin Caridi Photography, Hair by Ashley at Greenline Salon

Virtual Talk | More than a Muse: A Story of Art, Abolition, and Tenacity

Online Program

Friday, June 25
12–1 p.m.

Discover local experts in our Lunch & Learn series on the last Friday of each month! This June, meet Andrea Shiverdecker, an anthropologist, archaeologist, and public historian, with an eye for photography and passion for the arts. During this talk audiences will learn insights on the Parker Academy and Phoebe Ann Taylor Duncanson (Robert S. Duncanson's wife) "unveil[ing] the powers of utilizing interdisciplinary research methods in a glimpse into the antebellum period on the Ohio River."

FREE for members, $5 for non-members. Event registration closes at midnight before the event.

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Photo by Emma Parker Photography

Photo by Emma Parker Photography

Virtual Talk | Love Wins: The Journey to Marriage Equality

Online Program

Friday, July 30
12–1 p.m.

Discover local experts in our Lunch & Learn series on the last Friday of each month! This July, meet Jim Obergefell, the civil rights activist known as the plaintiff in the Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage in the United States.

FREE for members, $5 for non-members. Event registration closes at midnight before the event.

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Virtual Talk | In a New Light: A Fresh Look at the Taft Collection

Online Program

Thursday, August 19
6:30–7:30 p.m.

Just as the city surrounding the historic Taft Museum of Art has changed, so has the approach to curatorial practice and the interpretation of art history. Join Associate Curator Tamera Lenz Muente and Assistant Curator Ann Glasscock for a discussion moderated by Director of Learning & Engagement Elise Solomon about how the exhibition In a New Light | Treasures from the Taft came together and how it will influence the reinstallation of the collection in 2022.

FREE for members, $5 for non-members. Event registration closes at midnight before the event.

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Charley Harper at his home studio in Finneytown, Ohio in front of his ladybug wall mural, circa 1960s. Photography credit: Edie Harper

Charley Harper at his home studio in Finneytown, Ohio in front of his ladybug wall mural, circa 1960s. Photography credit: Edie Harper

Virtual Talk | Cincinnati Artist Charley Harper—Minimal Realist

Online Program

Friday, August 27
12–1 p.m.

Discover local experts in our Lunch & Learn series on the last Friday of each month! This August, meet Brett Harper to rediscover the legacy of his father and Cincinnati artistic icon, Charley Harper.

FREE for members, $5 for non-members. Event registration closes at midnight before the event.

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