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The Taft Museum of Art brings art to life with engaging and exciting exhibitions. Discover our upcoming seasonal exhibitions and schedule a day to enjoy the museum.

Sedrick Huckaby, She Wore Her Family’s Quilt, detail, 2015, oil on canvas. Photo by Gregory Staley, © Sedrick Huckaby

Sedrick Huckaby, She Wore Her Family’s Quilt, detail, 2015, oil on canvas. Photo by Gregory Staley, © Sedrick Huckaby

Memories & Inspiration: The Kerry and C. Betty Davis Collection of African American Art

February 4–May 14, 2023 | Fifth Third Gallery

Memories & Inspiration features selections from the private collection of Kerry and C. Betty Davis. For over 35 years, Mr. Davis, a retired postal worker, and Mrs. Davis, a former television news producer, have collected with a focus on diverse 20th- and 21st-century approaches to the Black image. According to Mr. Davis, “Our goal is to preserve cultural memories and provide the community with a source of inspiration.” The exhibition features approximately 60 works of art, including paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, sculptures, and mixed media by well-known African American artists Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Sam Gilliam, Loïs Mailou Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Gordon Parks, Alma Thomas, and others.

Organized and toured by International Art & Artists, Washington, DC, Memories & Inspiration provides an example of a private collection formed by a singular vision. The Davis residence has been called “a museum in a home,” offering an enlightening comparison to Charles and Anna Taft’s own collection. The Davises’ collection reveals their hopes and passions, infusing Memories & Inspiration with a tremendous personal power.

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Terence Hammonds (American, born 1976), Hope, 2022, HD print on aluminum, 24 x 18 in. Photo by the artist

Terence Hammonds (American, born 1976), Hope, 2022, HD print on aluminum, 24 x 18 in. Photo by the artist

Universal Magnetic: New Works by Terence Hammonds

February 16–June 4, 2023 | Sinton Gallery

Discover prints and ceramics by Terence Hammonds that encourage positive change. Several of Hammonds’s ceramics also will be on display in the permanent collection galleries, allowing for conversations about historical and contemporary works of art.

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