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Women in the Taft Historic House
Anna Sinton Taft, the cofounder of the Taft Museum of Art, is undoubtedly the best-known woman to have lived in the Taft historic house. Most museum visitors know her name by the time they conclude their visit. Do you know the names of any other women who lived here?
Bicentennial Infrastructure Project Update | January 2021
The Taft Museum of Art’s Bicentennial Infrastructure Project, undertaken to conserve our historic house, has completed its first phase. The HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system of the 2004 building has been updated to provide a specific controlled environment.
The “Bee Hive of the Ohio Valley” | Shoemaking in Cincinnati
As it turns out, Cincinnati was one of the largest manufacturers of boots and shoes in the United States for much of the early 1900s. Factories in Boston, Lynn, and Haverhill, Massachusetts were the main centers of production, but they could not compete with Cincinnati.
Fabulously Fierce Countdown | Curator Picks Go Toe-to-Toe For the #1 Spot
Curious what my favorite shoes are in our upcoming exhibition Walk This Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes? Here’s your chance to find out! Plus, you can learn a bit about what makes each pair special.
We reflect on an illustrated book commemorating the “Golden Wedding”—meaning the fiftieth wedding anniversary—of former Taft historic house residents Nicholas Longworth and Susan Howell Connor Longworth. The couple had lived in the Pike Street mansion for nearly thirty years by the time this merry event occurred.
Curating A Splendid Century
Three years ago, I was asked to put together an exhibition of Cincinnati art to celebrate the bicentennial of the Taft Museum of Art’s historic house. One of the first steps, of course, would be locating works of art that were beautiful, compelling, and rarely exhibited. One of the questions I often hear is, “How did you go about choosing the works for the exhibition?” Here I hope to shed some light on that process.