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ArtDaily | Modern Women/Modern Vision: Photography from the Bank of America Collection
The Taft Museum of Art welcomes a bold exhibition that explores the diverse perspectives of women since photography’s inception, from early pioneers to photographers still working today. On view June 3 to September 10, 2023, Modern Women/Modern Vision: Photography from the Bank of America Collection features approximately one hundred radically inventive photographic images at each phase of modern history, on loan through the Bank of America Art in our Communities® program.
June 3, 2023
CityBeat Cincinnati | 14 Things To Do in Cincinnati This Weekend (June 2-4)
June is here and that means Pride month everywhere. NKY Pride is kicking off the month's festivities with weekend-long entertainment and celebrations. FC Cincinnati is also hosting a Pride night during its Saturday match against Chicago Fire FC. There are art and food markets everywhere, so get ready to indulge in some locally made stuff. Swing by CCM for classical Persian music, learn about OTR's ghosts, swap a plant and so much more. Check out CityBeat's recommendations.
WGUC Cincinnati Spotlight | Modern Women/Modern Vision: Photography from the Bank of America Collection
The approximately 100 photographic prints in Modern Women / Modern Vision honor women's accomplishments in creating radically inventive images at each phase of modern history.
June 2, 2023
Cincinnati Business Courier | Taft Museum of Art exhibition explores how women have shaped the art of photography
From the early pictorialists who first introduced photography as a fine art, to the documentarians of the Great Depression and the contemporary artists we see today, women at every stage have played a vital role in the development of the medium, said Tamera Lenz Muente, a curator at the Taft Museum of Art. Yet, while they’ve used the camera as a powerful force for creative expression and a way to call for social change, female photographers have largely been underrepresented or ignored.
June 1, 2023
CVG Airport | British Airways, Direct to London Commercial
What is your reason for traveling to London? Whatever your interests, hopping the pond just got easier with British Airways beginning nonstop service from CVG! You can spot our Duncanson Foyer in this exciting commercial for this new addition to CVG's travel lineup.
June 1, 2023
Voyage Ohio | Life & Work with Dr. Rebekah Beaulieu
Voyage Ohio sat down with President/CEO Becky Beaulieu and learned about her history, how she came to work in museums, and much more.
May 15, 2023
Cincinnati Business Courier | Taft Museum of Art's Lindsey NeCamp embraces new places, cultures
Lindsey NeCamp, 35, is deputy director and senior vice president of strategic initiatives at the Taft Museum of Art, and is part of the 2023 class of Cincinnati Business Courier's 40 Under 40. Learn more about her!
May 11, 2023
SoapBox Cincy | Life's purpose for Duncanson artist: 'Leave my portion of the world better than the way I found it'
On a recent Sunday evening at the Taft Museum of Art, cellist Anita Graef surveyed the audience and, holding her bow aloft like a staff, told the attendees of her love of the cello and how playing the instrument was one of her earliest memories. It was at this performance, in partnership with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s distinguished Diversity Fellowship program, that the Taft welcomed Graef as the 36th Duncanson Artist-in-Residence.
April 25, 2023
Cincinnati People | Take a Bow, Spotlight on 2023 Duncanson Artist-in-Residence Anita Graef
Since 1986, the Taft Museum of Art and and the Robert S. Duncanson Society have annually honored the achievements of contemporary Black artists working in a variety of disciplines. In partnership with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s distinguished Diversity Fellowship program, the Taft Museum of Art welcomes cellist Anita Graef, as the 36th Duncanson Artist-in-Residence.
April 20, 2023
FOX 19 | UC grad named as 2023 Duncanson Artist-in-Residence
A University of Cincinnati graduate and now professional musician was selected as the 2023′s Taft Museum’s 36th Duncanson Artist-in-Residence. Music has allowed cellist Anita Graef to travel around the world, gracing several stages with her music, including Carnegie Hall. For two weeks, Graef will be leading workshops and traveling to schools across the Tri-State.
April 20, 2023
Cincinnati Business Courier | Taft Museum’s Duncanson artist-in-residence Anita Graef ‘pays it forward’
Explore this interview with our 2023 Duncanson Artist-in-Residence Anita Graef! or two weeks, April 16-30, Graef will lead public programs, teach workshops and visit schools across Greater Cincinnati.
April 14, 2023
UC News | Alumna Anita Graef named Taft Museum Duncanson Artist-in-Residence
Cincinnati’s Taft Museum of Art has named Anita Graef (MM Cello ’19) the 2023 Duncanson Artist-in-Residence. The residency is designed to center the work of Black artists from a variety of disciplines, and includes performances and educational events around the Cincinnati area. Graef, who was a CSO/CCM Diversity Fellow, will perform April 16, 21 and 29 as part of her Duncanson Residency.
April 11, 2023
Travel Lemming | 25 Best Things to Do in Cincinnati in 2023 (By a Local)
Explore Queen City activities for every interest and budget through the lens of a local. Visit free urban parks, engage in an evening of culture, or visit the city’s iconic breweries.
April 7, 2023
Voice of Black Cincinnati | Anita Graef is the 36th Duncanson Artist-in-Residence
In partnership with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s distinguished Diversity Fellowship program, the Taft Museum of Art welcomes cellist Anita Graef as the 36th Duncanson Artist-in-Residence. Graef has earned recognition as an artist exploring traditional and contemporary works. She has also gained recognition for her deep commitment to service, outreach, and education.
April 6, 2023
Ceramics Monthly | Exposure: April 2023
Ceramic works currently on view in Universal Magnetic: New Works by Terence Hammonds were recently highlighted in Ceramics Monthly!
April 1, 2023
World Literature Today | Creating Monuments to Radical Acts of Love: A Conversation with Artist Terence Hammonds
Universal Magnetic: New Works by Terence Hammonds is currently showing at the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hammonds’s works in Universal Magnetic feature collages that combine historical images with decorative motifs that adorn and memorialize representations of racial identity in the United States. Curated by Ann Glasscock, the exhibition continues through June 4.
March 30, 2023
Cincinnati CityBeat | Best of Cincinnati 2023, Top 3 Best Museum Exhibition for "Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility"
The city has been surveyed, and the results are in! The Taft Museum of Art's Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility exhibition from Summer of 2022 made the top 3 museum exhibitions in the city.
March 29, 2023
Cincinnati CityBeat | Best of Cincinnati 2023, Best Excuse to Promenade at the Taft Museum of Art
Last summer, Jane Austen fans had the chance to see costumes from beloved film adaptations of the author’s novels at the Taft Museum of Art. Traveling from London, England, Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility featured dusters, capes, dresses, tailcoats, trousers, trimmed bonnets, spencers (cropped jackets for women) and other items worn in films like Pride & Prejudice, Emma, Sense & Sensibility and Mansfield Park.
March 29, 2023
Visit Cincy | Cincinnati Region Visitors Guide 2023
Looking to visit Cincinnati? Check out the things to do in the Queen City, including the Taft Museum of Art dubbed #1 in the 'Top 10 Frequent Flyers'!
March 24, 2023
Cincinnati Business Courier | FotoFocus sets record attendance with 2022 Biennial
FotoFocus, the Greater Cincinnati nonprofit dedicated to photography and lens-based art, drew nearly 200,000 attendees around the region during its 2022 Biennial program. Attendance figures were collected from the 90 participating venues, such as the Cincinnati Art Museum, Contemporary Arts Center, Taft Museum of Art, 21c Museum Hotel, the Carnegie, the Art Academy of Cincinnati and others.
March 1, 2023
Cincinnati Enquirer | 5 U.S. presidents who called Cincinnati home
William Howard Taft’s name is all over Cincinnati. The road through Walnut Hills, his birthplace in Mount Auburn, even a brewing company with the silhouette of the 27th president in a bathtub. (The Taft Museum of Art and Taft Theatre are named for his half-brother, Charles Phelps Taft.)
February 20, 2023
Cincinnati Enquirer | 11 Black history sites everyone should visit in Greater Cincinnati
ome of the most significant art at the Taft Museum of Art isn’t framed on the walls – it’s painted there. Back in 1850 when the museum was the home of Nicholas Longworth, the noted winemaker and arts patron commissioned Robert S. Duncanson, the most prominent Black artist in America, to paint eight lush landscape murals to decorate his entry hall.
February 15, 2023
Cincinnati Enquirer | Top 10 events this weekend
Cincinnati-based artist Terence Hammonds has a deep connection to soul, rap, funk and punk music, and his new solo exhibition "Universal Magnetic" takes its title from a 1997 single by Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def).
February 14, 2023
90.9 WGUC | Cincinnati Spotlight on Friday, February 10: Memories & Inspiration
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 tremendous personal power.
February 10, 2023
Fox 19 | First Black internationally known artist’s work remains at Taft Museum
173 years of history continue to live on at the Taft Museum of Art. Part of the nearly two centuries of history is Robert Duncanson, who launched his career at the museum and became the first Black American artist to earn and international acclaim. The Taft Museum of Art was once the home of Nicholas Longworth, who hired Duncanson to paint the entry halls of his home.
February 8, 2023
Cincinnati Business Courier | Retired postal worker, wife share their world-class collection of African American art
The Davises – a retired postal worker and a former television news producer – have invited friends, neighbors, church members and their children’s friends into their home to see their art. Now they are sharing their extraordinary collection with a wider audience. “Memories & Inspiration: The Kerry and C. Betty Davis Collection of African American Art” opens Feb. 4 through May 14 at the Taft Museum of Art.
February 3, 2023
CityBeat | 20 Places in Greater Cincinnati to Take Yourself on a Solo Date
Whether you're single and loving it, thriving in a committed relationship or anything in between, you can still "date yourself." Just like it's important to cultivate a relationship with a romantic partner, it's also important to cultivate a relationship with yourself to figure out what you want, get to know yourself better or even just to have fun.
February 3, 2023
WVXU | Large private collection of African American art comes to Cincinnati's Taft Museum
Kerry and Betty Davis worked everyday kinds of jobs before retiring — he was a postal worker; she was a TV news producer. But even on middle class salaries, they've collected more than 300 works from world-renowned Black artists over the last 35 years. Starting Saturday, 67 of those paintings, photographs and other works will be on display at the Taft Museum. Curator Tamara Muente says it's vital the public be able to see the collection.
February 3, 2023
CET/PBS | Showcase with Barbara Kellar featuring Rebekah Beaulieu
The Taft Museum of Art has been an icon of Cincinnati for generations. It is full of history and beautiful works of art. Its importance to the area cannot be understated. Barbara is joined by the newly appointed CEO of the museum Rebekah Beaulieu to talk about why she is the perfect fit for the position to lead our prized museum.
January 28, 2023
Soapbox Cincinnati | Fraud or for real? The Taft and UC team up to bring forgeries into the public eye
Is imitation truly “the sincerest form of flattery?” In the art world -- as in most spheres -- the answer is complicated. In the exhibit “Fakes, Forgeries, and Followers in the Taft Collection,” the Taft Museum of Art presents a curated selection of pieces that have proven to be -- or are presumed to be -- either imitation works or intentional forgeries.
January 10, 2023
Ohio Magazine | 3 Ways to Explore Black History
Memories and Inspiration: The Kerry and C. Betty Davis Collection of African American Art showcases diverse approaches to the Black image.
January 10, 2023
WCPO 9 | Exhibition of famed Loveland photographer coming to a close at Taft Museum of Art
Time is running out for the public to see an exhibit featuring the photographs of a famed Loveland resident. Craft and Camera: The Art of Nancy Ford Cones opened at the Taft Museum of Art in October but comes to an end on Jan. 15.
January 8, 2023
Phys Org | Art museums team up with scientists to ferret out fakes
Curators at the Taft Museum of Art are using scientific tools more commonly associated with geology and chemistry to answer questions about masterpieces that have perplexed generations of art historians.
December 6, 2022
WLWT | Researchers at UC are working with art museums to identify fakes and forgeries
Researchers from the University of Cincinnati were invited to the Taft Museum of Art's conservation lab and used scientific tools to examine two suspect paintings in an exhibition titled Fakes, Forgeries, and Followers in the Taft Collection.
December 6, 2022
University of Cincinnati News | UC chemists, geologists, art historians collaborate with museums to examine masterpieces
Forgeries are a lucrative global market created by artists so skilled in both their craft and their duplicity that they sometimes fool even the experts.
December 6, 2022
Cincinnati CityBeat | Preserving a Pictorialist: Taft Museum of Art Hosts Exhibit of Loveland Photographer Nancy Ford Cones's Work
Cones was largely overlooked after her death but is now the subject of the Taft Museum’s "Craft + Camera" exhibition.
November 3, 2022
Classical 90.9 WGUC Cincinnati | Spotlight on "Fakes, Forgeries, and Followers in the Taft Collection"
This small exhibition will reveal the fascinating histories of selected paintings and works of decorative art normally kept in storage. Listen in as Associate Director of Marketing, Sarah Ditlinger discusses the highlights and history of the exhibition.
October 21, 2022
The New York Times | A Tribute to Black Artists Could Signal a Change for Museums
Four museums featuring exhibits this fall are recognizing the work of African and African American artists. The Taft Museum of Art is hosting one of these exhibits, African Modernism, in 2024!
October 21, 2022
Cincinnati Business Courier | New CEO of Taft Museum of Art Rebekah Beaulieu sees role as perfect fit for her background
A few months ago, Rebekah “Becky” Beaulieu never dreamed that she would become the president and CEO of the Taft Museum of Art. Beaulieu was convinced to take a look at the job by fellow directors and mentors who believed she was a perfect match. And now she's here!
October 21, 2022
WVXU Cincinnati 91.7 | Cincinnati Edition: What it Takes to Uncover the Truth Behind Art Fakes and Forgeries
Curators from the Taft and the Cincinnati Art Museum joined Cincinnati Edition to discuss what it takes to authenticate such artwork, along with an art historian and a scientist who have helped local museums uncover the truth about who created artwork in their collections.
October 19, 2022
Cincinnati Magazine | Photographer Nancy Ford Cones Gets Her Due
The Taft Museum of Art and FotoFocus expose a new generation to the Loveland artist who broke barriers and gained national notoriety in the 1910s and 1920s.
October 17, 2022
Cincinnati Spotlight, WGUC | "Craft and Camera: The Art of Nancy Ford Cones"
Nancy Ford Cones' photographs were published in prestigious journals such as Camera Craft, as well as in popular outlets that included National Geographic magazine and Kodak advertisements. This exhibition resurrects the gifted artists career and contributions to the field of photography.
October 14, 2022
ArtDaily | Best Photos of The Day
The Taft Museum of Art was featured in national news as part of ArtDaily's "Best Photos of the Day" with images featuring our special exhibition Craft and Camera: The Art of Nancy Ford Cones.
October 12, 2022
Cincinnati Magazine | See "Fakes, Forgeries, and Followers" at the Taft Museum of Art
Many objects of value in society have their false counterparts. Designer handbags have their replicas and counterfeit bills still make their way into cash registers. So, why wouldn’t priceless pieces of art be any different? Fakes, Forgeries and Followers in the Taft Collection, coming to the Taft Museum of Art from October 22, 2022, to February 5, 2023, dives into the history of phony art and the history of art authentication.
October 12, 2022
Cincinnati CityBeat | Taft Museum of Art Exhibit to Unveil Artwork Once Thought to Be Authentic – Now Known to Be Otherwise
An upcoming exhibition at the Taft Museum of Art will display and examine rare instances of art that was once thought to be original, authentic in a certain way or attributed to a specific artist, but was found to be something else entirely.
October 11, 2022
Cincinnati Business Courier | FotoFocus Biennial will explore humankind’s impact on the natural world with 600 artists at 90-plus venues
FotoFocus returns bigger than ever with a full calendar of exhibitions, lectures and special events. America’s largest biennial of lens-based art will feature more than 600 artists, curators and participants in 90 venues across Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton and Columbus. This year’s theme, “World Record,” will explore photography’s record of life on earth, humankind’s impact on the natural world, and the choices we now face as a global community.
September 29, 2022
CityBeat | Fall Arts Preview: Cincinnati’s FotoFocus Biennial Returns in October
When you hear or read the phrase “world record,” what comes to mind? That’s the question more than 600 artists and curators are exploring during the regional 2022 FotoFocus Biennial, a month-long series featuring more than 100 artistic exhibitions, installations and events centered around photography and lens-based art. Locally, there are more than 50 venues participating, ranging from the Cincinnati Art Museum, Contemporary Arts Center and Taft Museum of Art to Wave Pool, the Michael Lowe Gallery and Somerset.
August 24, 2022
BestLife | The 10 Best U.S. Cities to Visit for Art Lovers
It's often a city's relationship with art that can set it apart as a truly unique destination. And whether it's world-class museums or a vibrant street art scene, sometimes that's all the excuse you need to plan a trip. Cincinnati was named as one of the 10 best U.S. cities for art lovers, and the Taft Museum of Art was the #1 stop on the list!
August 11, 2022
Daily Beast | This Midwest City is Getting Something Right—So Don't Miss It
It's hard to put one's finger on what exactly Cincinnati has done that others haven't, but visiting this river city is a delight. The Taft Museum of Art was featured as a place to see and explore!
August 7, 2022
Travel & Leisure India | 14 Best International Destinations To Travel In September
The calendar might say that summer ends in September, but it doesn’t mean vacations have to be over. Cincinnati and the Taft Museum of Art were featured as one of the top 14 travel destinations!
August 5, 2022
NewCity | Today In The Culture
The board of Cincinnati’s downtown Taft Museum Of Art has selected Rebekah “Becky” Beaulieu to lead the institution starting September 19. Beaulieu is currently director of the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut, “which like the Taft, is a National Historic Landmark house and modern exhibition space dedicated to American art, history and landscape.”
August 3, 2022
Yahoo! News | Director to leave Flo Gris Museum
Rebekah "Becky" Beaulieu is leaving her job as director of the Florence Griswold Museum in order to become president and CEO of the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati, Ohio.
August 2, 2022
Cincinnati Business Courier | Taft Museum of Art names new CEO
The Taft Museum of Art has named a new president and CEO after a nationwide search. The downtown museum announced its board has selected Rebekah "Becky" Beaulieu to lead the institution.
August 1, 2022
LymeLine | Old Lyme’s Florence Griswold Museum Director Beaulieu Leaving to Become President/CEO of Cincinnati’s Taft Museum of Art
The Taft Museum of Art’s board of directors has announced the selection of Rebekah (Becky) Beaulieu as the museum’s next Louise Taft Semple President and CEO.
August 1, 2022
The Day | Director to leave Flo Gris Museum
Rebekah “Becky” Beaulieu is leaving her job as director of the Florence Griswold Museum in order to become president and CEO of the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati, Ohio.
August 1, 2022
Cincinnati Business Courier | Meet the Courier's Forty Under 40 class of 2022
The Cincinnati Business Courier has named its Forty Under 40 class of 2022. The annual awards program, now in its 27th year, recognizes young leaders and professionals from across Greater Cincinnati. This year, Taft Museum of Art Chief Operating Officer Lindsey NeCamp was named among the honorees.
July 21, 2022
Cincy Inno | Black Tech Week celebrates debut in Cincinnati in style
Black Tech Week is underway in Cincinnati, with leaders welcoming a sold-out crowd of founders, investors and more to the Queen City. The Taft Museum of Art served as a host site for a Black Tech Week happy hour presented by Frost Brown Todd.
July 20, 2022
Ohio Magazine | See ‘Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility’ in Cincinnati
The opulent costumes in “Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility” are more than just clothes. The wedding dresses, riding habits and ball gowns are works of art that bring the themes of the celebrated author’s novels to life. The exhibition, on display at the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati through Sept. 4, features 40 costumes worn by stars like Kate Winslet and Hugh Grant from six screen adaptations of Austen’s novels.
July 14, 2022
Cincinnati Enquirer | Swoon Over Costumes from Jane Austen Films at the Taft Museum
For the first time in the U.S., costumes from movies and television shows adapted from Jane Austen novels will be on display through September 4 at the Taft Museum of Art.
June 20, 2022
Cincinnati Magazine | 5 Ways to Beat the Heat in Cincinnati
Summer has arrived in the Queen City, and you can be sure that some time in the sun will be on your horizon. Looking for a way to cool off? Don’t sweat it—here are five foolproof plans to beat the heat this summer.
June 16, 2022
WVXU | Taft Museum historic house reopens just in time for 200th anniversary
The Taft Museum of Art is celebrating the reopening of the historic house following a multi-million dollar infrastructure repair and upgrade project.
June 16, 2022
CityBeat | Costumes from Film Adaptations of Jane Austen’s Novels to Life
Get ready to promenade at the Taft Museum of Art this summer: Fashion & Sensibility made its North American debut on June 11.
June 16, 2022
Movers & Makers | Taft wrapping up bicentennial project
The Taft Museum of Art’s “Love This House” capital campaign is nearing its $12.7 million goal, ensuring the completion of its bicentennial infrastructure project this June with a ribbon cutting taking place June 16.
June 14, 2022
Cincinnati Magazine | ‘Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility’ opens at Taft
The Taft Museum of Art in downtown Cincinnati recently premiered a special exhibit, Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility. The exhibit features costumes worn by Hollywood celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Judi Dench, Colin Firth, Kate Winslet and Hugh Grant.
June 14, 2022
Cincinnati CityBeat | See Inside the Taft Museum of Art's New Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility Exhibit
Jane Austen's books are coming to life at the Taft Museum of Art.
June 9, 2022
Cincinnati Enquirer | Photos from the "Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility" Exhibition at Taft Museum of Art
A view of the silk wedding gown with an embroidered net train worn by Gwyneth Paltrow as Miss Emma Woodhouse in the 1996 film adaptation of "Emma" pictured on Thursday, June 9, 2022 as part of the "Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility" exhibition at the Taft Museum of Art.
June 9, 2022
Cincinnati Business Courier | Taft Museum of Art's historic house set to reopen after yearlong, $12.7M renovation
After a year under wraps – literally – the 200-year-old building that houses the Taft Museum of Art is ready for its unveiling.
June 9, 2022
Cincinnati Enquirer | Changes at Taft
"For a museum of such modest size, the Taft Museum of Art has certainly gotten in the habit of doing things in a big way."
June 9, 2022
Leisure Group Travel | 5 Ohio Art Museums Blending Culinary and Art
Immersed in history and grandeur, this downtown retreat helps you create your own masterpiece experience.
June 9, 2022
Cincinnati CityBeat | 30 of the Most Beautiful Places Around Cincinnati
If you're looking for somewhere around Cincinnati to snap some pics for Insta, we've got you covered. From historic landmarks to rooftop bars, parks and a castle in the 'burbs, the Queen City has no shortage of beautiful places.
June 9, 2022
LEO Weekly | Go On Day Trip To Cincinnati To See The Fashion Of Jane Austen At New Exhibit
(Before there was Bridgerton there was…. Jane Austen!) They said it, not me. But it’s true.
June 2, 2022
Cincinnati CityBeat | 25 Things to Do in Cincinnati When It's Hot AF Outside
Summer in Cincinnati can be sweltering, but there’s no lack of cool ways to spend your days — both literally and figuratively.
June 1, 2022
Fine Books Magazine | Jane Austen's Fashion Sense
She may have worn a shawl, but what did Jane Austen’s characters wear? In the costume dramas based on her classic novels, her Regency-era heroines and heroes don silk ball gowns and waistcoats, some of which are currently on view at Cincinnati’s Taft Museum of Art in a new exhibition titled Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility.
Cincinnati Magazine | Taft Museum of Art to Honor Jane Austen's Fashionable Legacy
Flush with passion and wit, Jane Austen’s novels have captivated readers for over 200 years. On pages, stages, and screens, people are continuously eager to observe the intricacies of Regency society; fortunately, an upcoming exhibition at the Taft Museum of Art aims to satiate Janeites and casual fans alike.
May 25, 2022
Road Trips & Coffee | Visiting the William Howard Taft National Historic Site – and a Few Related Places – in Cincinnati, OH
The Taft Museum of Art is spread throughout the historic house. The Duncanson Murals are on full display for visitors to admire, along with hundreds of other pieces of artwork, from dinnerware to giant portraits.
May 19, 2022
Ohio.org Must See | Visit the Living Landmark That Is the Taft Museum of Art
What's a "must-see" when coming to Cincinnati? According to the front page of Ohio.org's SW Ohio site, the Taft Museum of Art!
April 21, 2022
Madison 365 | UW alumna, poet Ajanae Dawkins earns prestigious residency at Taft Museum of Art
35th Duncanson Artist-in-Residence Ajanae Dawkins recently highlighted and interviewed by Madison 365, noting that "[It's] been a dream to be in the lineage with all of those folks, to see all the people who have gotten it before and it’s to honor Robert S. Duncanson who’s an incredible, absolutely incredible black artist."
April 18, 2022
Ohio Museums Association | OMA Awards 2021
Taft Museum of Art recognized by Ohio Museums Association, winning "Best Education and Outreach" OMA Award for our program Artists Reaching Classrooms.
April 11, 2022
Cincinnati Business Courier | 2021 Duncanson Artist-in-Residence Wins ArtsWave Black and Brown Artists Grant
2021 Duncanson Artist-in-Residence Asha Ama Daniels was awarded the ArtsWave Black and Brown Artist Grant approaching the themes of "truth and reconciliation." Daniels' upcoming collection NEW MOON debuts at the Contemporary Arts Center on April 30, 2022.
April 1, 2022
Cincinnati CityBeat | Best of Cincinnati 2022
Cincinnati CityBeat recognized the Taft Museum of Art in '2022 Best of Cincinnati' with 'Best Award to a Local Museum,' 3rd Overall Best Art Gallery, and 3rd Overall Best Gallery Exhibit.
March 30, 2022
GBBN Insights | 4 Ways Existing Buildings Give Arts Orgs an Advantage
The Taft Museum of Art has long been the steward of its 200-year-old house—originally designed for people, not priceless paintings. As part of its Bicentennial campaign, the museum invested in its most valuable artifact: the historic home that contains its collection.
March 21, 2022
Cincinnati Business Courier | FotoFocus 2022 Biennial to feature new works by major artists, CSO collaboration
FotoFocus, a Greater Cincinnati nonprofit that champions photography, film and video works, will hold its sixth biennial exhibition in October, bringing hundreds of world-renowned artists to the Tri-State's museums, galleries and other venues for a monthlong celebration.
March 15, 2022
Cincinnati CityBeat | Taft Museum of Art Hosts Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility Exhibition's North American Debut
Featuring 50 costumes and accessories, the special exhibition will overflow from the Fifth Third Gallery into the house and the permanent collection.
February 25, 2022
Cincinnati Business Courier | Jane Austen Exhibition's North American Debut at Taft Museum of Art
Taft Museum of Art will host the North American debut of an exhibit dedicated to fashion celebrating the work of Jane Austen.
February 25, 2022
Literary Hub | Want to see Jane Austen’s film costumes? Take a trip to Cincinnati.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a set of acclaimed film costumes must be in want of a museum exhibit. Finally, the two have found their match—in a special exhibit of costumes from Jane Austen’s film adaptations, making its North American debut at Cincinnati’s Taft Museum of Art.
February 24, 2022
WLWT | Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility
'Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility,' will feature around 50 costumes and accessories worn in those film adaptations. There will be ball gowns, wedding dresses, day dresses, hats, jackets, waistcoats, riding habits, and other middle- and upper-class clothing.
February 24, 2022
Patch | The Jane Austen Exhibit
A new Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility exhibit is coming to the Taft Museum of Art. The costumes include ball gowns, wedding dresses, day dresses, hats, jackets, and various other clothing garments that portrayed the 200-year-old stories.
February 24, 2022
Cincinnati Enquirer | Jane Austen Exhibition's North American Debut at Taft Museum of Art
Ever wanted to see the costumes from Jane Austen's film adaptations up close? Now could be your chance, with a special exhibit making its North American debut at the Taft Museum of Art this summer.
February 23, 2022
The News Record | Cincinnati's Ties to the Presidents
The Taft Museum of Art and its presidential ties highlighted in a unique feature on the Queen City's presidential past.
February 20, 2022
University of Wisconsin-Madison | First Wave alum Ajanaé Dawkins selected as artist in residence at Taft Museum of Art
UW–Madison alumna Ajanaé Dawkins has been selected as the 2022 Duncanson Artist-in-Residence by the Taft Museum of Art in Ohio after a national search.
February 2, 2022
Movers & Makers | Taft Museum of Art selects Dawkins as 2022 Duncanson artist-in-residence
Nationwide search for this year’s Duncanson artist-in-residence leads to writer, author and educator from Columbus.
January 27, 2022
Cincinnati Enquirer | Taft names 2022 Duncanson artist
The Taft announced that the 2022 Duncanson Artist-in-Residence will be writer, performer, and educator Ajanae Dawkins. As a performance poet, she is a riveting presence on the stage or in the classroom.
January 27, 2022
Cincinnati Business Courier | Performer, writer chosen as Taft Museum’s 2022 Duncanson artist-in-residence
The Taft Museum of Art has chosen a writer, performer and educator as its 2022 Duncanson artist-in-residence.
January 25, 2022
Voice of Black Cincinnati | Ajanae Dawkins, New Duncanson Artist-in-Residence
The Taft Museum of Art and the Robert S. Duncanson Society welcomes writer, performer, and educator, Ajanae Dawkins, as the 2022 Duncanson Artist-in-Residence April 10–23, 2022.
January 25, 2022
Cincinnati Business Courier | 2022 Preview, The Show Will Go On
Stay tuned for the reopening of the Taft Museum of Art’s main house following a $12.7 million overhaul. There’s sure to be fanfare when it reopens this spring.
December 30, 2021
Cincinnati Business Courier | 2021 Year in Review
In 2021, the arts were part-way there. Part-way to live, in-person, full capacity shows. Part-way to normalcy.
December 29, 2021
Cincinnati People | Little Shop Adorer
Currently celebrating the 200th anniversary of its historic house, the Shop at the Taft Museum of Art has Take-Home Holiday Art Kits ($35) that are an ideal way to bring a bit of Cincinnati, and art, to a host.
December 8, 2021
Cincinnati Magazine | 5 Attractions Coming Soon
The downtown home was built 200 years ago to house famous families (Longworth, Taft) and has stoutly served as the Taft Museum of Art since 1932. But time and the demands of modern museum science caught up to the old place, which is undergoing a year of rehab to improve ventilation and temperature/humidity control and will reopen in spring 2022.
December 1, 2021
Cincinnati CityBeat | Kickstart the Arts
After almost two years of navigating the pandemic, local arts, cultural and educational organizations are emerging from nightmare times with plans for new buildings, renovations, and expansions. Taft Museum of Art was included for our Bicentennial Infrastructure Project!
November 9, 2021
European Journalism Observatory | Art Consumption During Crises
Senior Manager of Marketing and Strategic Engagement for the Taft Museum of Art, Sarah Ditlinger, was recently interviewed for European Journalism Observatory (EJO) regarding the new media strategies and re-engagement of audiences during the pandemic.
September 24, 2021
Cincinnati Enquirer | Catching Up on Greater Cincinnati Arts
Louise Taft Semple President/CEO, Deborah Emont Scott was featured along the likes of other Cincinnati arts powerhouses, noting her incredible impact on the Taft Museum of Art, the Bicentennial Infrastructure Project, and her departure from the museum in spring of 2022.
September 23, 2021
CultureType | Latest News in Black Art
Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture. The Taft Museum of Art's Duncanson Artist-in-Residence Program was listed here among the Guggenheim, Library of Congress, and others.
September 7, 2021
Scout Guide | Cincinnati, City Cheat Sheet
The Taft Museum of Art was listed among various cultural landmarks in Cincinnati as "what to do" in The Scout Guide's recent City Cheat Sheet.
August 25, 2021
Lonely Planet | 5 best neighborhoods in Cincinnati
Downtown Cincinnati boasts the Queen City’s best sights,...This crash-course in Cincinnati’s culture and history continues in the eastern section of downtown, with the city’s Broadway hub, the Aronoff Center for the Arts and the tucked-away Taft Museum of Art, which houses work from artists like Rembrandt.
August 18, 2021
Cincinnati CityBeat | Taft Museum of Art Begins Restoration of 200-Year-Old House, Reinterprets Collection 'In a New Light'
The Bicentennial Infrastructure Project aims to enhance visitor experience, resolve HVAC issues, upgrade security and fire protection and preserve the museum’s 200-year-old house, as well as its art collection.
August 18, 2021
Cincinnati Enquirer | Local museum wins award for best ... label writing?
Tamera Lenz Muente was recognized for the labels she wrote for the Taft. A competition for the best museum-label writing? Who knew?
August 13, 2021
Cincinnati Magazine | One of Cincinnati's Oldest Houses, the Taft Museum of Art, is Getting a Revamp
Cincinnati’s “White House” is 200 years old and built to withstand an earthquake, but it needs a bit of updating to house some of the city’s most prized artwork.
August 10, 2021
Cincinnati Business Courier | COMMENTARY: Taft Museum of Art's ‘In a New Light' is revelatory
It is enriching and enlightening. You may never view these masterpieces the same way again.
July 9, 2021
WVXU | How To Experience The Taft Museum Of Art During Renovations
The Taft Museum of Art’s historic house is closing for nearly a year while the historic Lytle Place mansion undergoes rehabilitation and infrastructure updates. However, the museum is reimagining its collection in a pair of temporary exhibitions.
July 2, 2021
Cincinnati Business Courier | Cincinnati Museum Center to showcase Taft’s ‘Borrowed Gems’ in free exhibit
Cincinnati Museum Center is partnering with the Taft Museum of Art to care for nearly 50 artworks during the restoration of the Taft’s 200-year-old historic house.
June 30, 2021
ArtFix Daily | 'Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960' Exhibition Begins National Tour; Catalogue Foreword by Serena Williams
The American Federation of Arts (AFA) has announced the opening of Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960, a traveling exhibition organized by the American Federation of Arts and the FIDM Museum at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles. Sporting Fashion is the first exhibition to explore the evolution of women’s sporting attire in Western fashion over this 160-year period. The exhibition includes sixty-five fully accessorized ensembles comprised of more than 480 historic objects selected from the exceptional collections of the FIDM Museum.
June 24, 2021
Cincinnati Museum Center | Cincinnati Museum Center partners with Taft Museum of Art on free exhibition
Borrowed Gems from the Taft Museum of Art opens July 23.
June 10, 2021
Movers & Makers | American Alliance of Museums honors Taft Museum for Excellence in Label Writing
The Taft Museum of Art has been honored as part of the 2021 American Alliance of Museums’ Excellence in Label Writing Competition for the exhibition, “A Splendid Century | Cincinnati Art 1820–1920,” featuring “More to the Story” labels.
June 16, 2021
Cincinnati Business Courier | While historic Taft house closes for repair, museum’s best works will be displayed with new interpretations
On June 6, the 200-year-old Taft house, located in the Lytle Park historic district and home to the , will close for a year of renovations. Fortunately, art lovers can still enjoy many of the collection's seminal works in the adjacent Fifth Third Gallery.
June 4, 2021
Cincinnati CityBeat | New Exhibits Kick Off Taft Museum of Art's Bicentennial Celebration
The Taft Museum of Art's historic house may be celebrating its 200-year anniversary this year but its two newest exhibits, In a New Light | Treasures from the Taft and Borrowed Gems from the Taft Museum of Art, are all about having a 21st-century perspective.
May 27, 2021
AIRMAIL | Walk This Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes
This exhibition of 100-plus pairs of shoes works on many levels: it’s a history of shoes, a history of shoemaking and its socioeconomics, a look at evolving aesthetics, and a nod to the postwar women who designed inspired footwear. Also, it’s a lot of fun.
April 20, 2021
Movers & Makers | Duncanson Artist takes her turn on the Taft Museum runway
The Taft Museum of Art and the Robert S. Duncanson Society kick off the 34th Annual Duncanson Artist-in-Residence this week hosting fashion designer Asha Ama Bias-Daniels. Bias-Daniels is the first Cincinnati designer to compete on the television series Project Runway, as a finalist on Under the Gunn, and also a returning contestant for the newest All-Stars season.
April 12, 2021
The Cincinnati Herald | Podcast Episode 12 (Asha Ama Bias-Daniels Interview)
On today’s show we will be discussing the first Black woman mayor of Boston, the deadly Boulder Colorado shooting, and fashion design.
Today’s guests are Morgan A. Owens (Chief Creative Beauty Consultant, The Cincinnati Herald), Tyra Gordon (Writer, The Cincinnati Herald), Suhana Sinha (Intern, The Cincinnati Herald) and Special Guest Fashion Designer Asha Ama Bias-Daniels.
March 28, 2021
Cincinnati Magazine | Asha Ama Bias-Daniels Uses Design To Explore Identity
The Taft Museum of Art’s 2021 Duncanson Artist-in-Residence wants to help everyone use their creativity to find new opportunities.
March 26, 2021
CityBeat | Taft Museum of Art Taps 'Project Runway' Fashion Designer Asha Ama Bias-Daniels as 2021 Duncanson Artist-in-Residence
The Cincinnati fashion designer and "Project Runway" alum will lead workshops and public programs for the Taft.
March 25, 2021
TravelMag | 10 of the Best Exhibitions in Ohio This Spring
At the heart of Ohio's rich cultural scene are a large number of distinguished museums and galleries, many of which play host to a diverse programme of exhibitions throughout the spirng months.
March 8, 2021
WYSO | Veni, Vidi, Vici: Walk This Way at The Taft Museum
I’m fascinated by shoes. Whether we’re talking sneakers or stiletto heels, the kind of shoe you wear shows how you move through the world. Materials and styles convey the wearer’s wealth, taste, and role in society. The shoes in this show are functional, elegant, innovative, and fantastical. I asked Joan Hendricks, Chief Registrar and Collections Manager which shoe she thought would be the craziest to wear.
March 7, 2021
Ohio Magazine | ‘Walk This Way’ at Taft Museum of Art
“Visitors will be happy with the shoes that they see and also be pleasantly surprised by the really rich and perhaps unexpected stories that we tell throughout the exhibition,” says Ann Glasscock, assistant curator at the Taft Museum of Art.
Dayton.com | WORTH THE DRIVE: 100 pairs of shoes — with fascinating stories — on exhibit in Cincinnati
Shoe designer Stuart Weitzman and his wife have loaned their personal collection of shoes to the New York Historical Society, which has organized a traveling exhibit that features one-third of the couple’s 300-shoe collection. Weitzman’s wife, businesswoman and philanthropist Jane Gershon Weitzman, formed and added to the collection as a gift to her husband over their 50 years of marriage.
March 4, 2021
Cincinnati Refined | Love Shoes & History? Oh Boy, Does the Taft Museum Have Something For You
The exhibit highlights how the business of shoes gave opportunities to women to work, and to become designers in their own right. From sturdy, practical shoes designed to carry suffragettes through the streets in protest, to glamourous sandals worn by movie queens, to fantastic Art Deco heels that were kicked up during the Roaring 20s when hemlines rose and fortunes fell, you’ll learn so much about the history of the shoe, and those who design, make, and wear them.
March 1, 2021
Sunday Morning Magazine with Rodney Lear | Asha Ama Bias-Daniels
The Taft Museum of Art and the Robert S. Duncanson Society welcomes fashion designer Asha Ama Bias-Daniels as the 2021 Duncanson Artist-in-Residence, which will now take place annually each Spring. Bias-Daniels is most widely recognized as the first Cincinnati designer to be a competitor on the television series Project Runway, a finalist on Under the Gunn, and as a returning contestant for the newest All Stars season. As a couture designer, Bias-Daniels is no stranger to runways, creating pieces for a diverse range of artists from Zendaya to Little Big Town and for her own line, Asha Ama.
February 28, 2021
Cincinnati Enquirer Special | OMG shoes. Taft Museum struts more than 100 pairs of historic footwear
Even the simplest of the shoes display a remarkable sense of style and craftsmanship. Some are glamorous and bejeweled, while others are decidedly understated. But over-the-top detail is everywhere you turn.
February 28, 2021
WCPO | 'Walk This Way': Taft Museum of Art exhibit travels 200 years of history with 100 pairs of shoes
"I think the wonderful thing about this exhibit is there is something here for everybody, no matter what your particular interests," Ditlinger said. "I'm a huge David Bowie fan, so the rock glam shoes we have featured in 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' is a fun one for me to see."
February 26, 2021
CityBeat | February 2021 Digital Edition
In the Walk This Way Exhibition, Shoes Do The Talking And The Walking
February 18, 2021
Cincinnati Business Courier | Taft Museum steps it up a notch with first-in-Midwest Weitzman exhibit
Footwear in step with labor activism, the women's suffrage movement and the sexual revolution makes an appearance in a new exhibit opening this month at the Taft Museum of Art.
February 15, 2021
CityBeat | In Taft Museum of Art’s 'Walk This Way' Exhibition, Shoes Do Both the Walking and the Talking
“It was started by accident,” says. Stuart Weitzman, prolific shoe designer and owner of the collection. “My wife would buy me an appropriate gift at birthday time or for Valentine’s Day, like I would do for her, and I generally would return them because either they were too small or I didn’t like them. After about six ties, I decided to convince her I don’t wear ties. So the next few, she bought an antique shoe, "
February 15, 2021
WCPO | Cincinnati artists born 150 years apart continue to drive a message of equality and hope
When Brandon Hawkins learned a painting by a historic Cincinnati artist was a part of the inauguration of President Joe Biden, he felt inspired.
February 9, 2021
Cincinnati Magazine | See History Through Shoes with Stuart Weitzman's Collection at the Taft Museum of Art
“Women definitely take center stage,” Glasscock says. “The exhibition presents women’s footwear in a span of nearly 200 years and from multiple countries, and many are by high-fashion designers.” Featuring designers like Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Salvatore Ferragamo, Beth Levine, and some of Weitzman’s own designs, the storied collection tells the tale of labor activism, women’s suffrage, and the sexual revolution.
February 4, 2021
ARTNews | Robert S. Duncanson Charted New Paths for Black Artists in 19th-Century America
It is not every day that a 19th-century landscape painter is the subject of national news, but that was the case last week, when a work by Robert S. Duncanson on loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum was presented to the Biden administration by Congress as an inaugural gift. Duncanson is not a household name—or, at least, not an artist as well-known as some of his contemporaries, including William Louis Sonntag and Worthington Whitteredge.
January 29, 2021
Washington Post | A closer look at Robert Duncanson, the Black landscape artist behind the inaugural painting presented to the Bidens
He was trained as a house painter, where he probably encountered fine art on his customers’ walls, and he eventually taught himself by copying portraits and landscapes. At 19, Duncanson moved to Cincinnati, a growing arts and abolitionism hub, where he would see works by Hudson River School painters such as Thomas Cole’s “The Voyage of Life” series, which came to the city for a sale through the Western Art Union. He got his start painting fruit and portraits, and he eventually earned a major commission creating murals for the home of wealthy banker Nicholas Longworth (now the Taft Museum). From an unlikely base, away from the New York art world and on the border of what would soon become the Confederacy, Duncanson became the most well-known African American artist in the United States.
January 28, 2021
BizWomen, The Business Journals | ‘Project Runway’ alum chosen as museum's artist-in-residence
The Taft Museum of Art has chosen a St. Ursula Academy graduate and ‘Project Runway’ alum as its 2021 Duncanson artist-in-residence.
January 25, 2021
Spectrum | Taft Museum Begins $10.7 Million Campaign to Preserve 200-Year-Old Building
The Taft Museum of Art wants to raise $10.7 million to preserve the 200-year-old building that is home to the work of the African American artist who painted "Landscape with Rainbow," the inaugural painting.
January 23, 2021
Cincinnati Business Courier | Ohio Arts Council's Excellence Awards include 5 Greater Cincinnatians
Members of the Ohio Arts Council board have approved $300,000 in grant funding to be awarded to 75 Ohio artists, including five from Greater Cincinnati.
January 22, 2021
CityBeat | Biden Inauguration Featured a Painting by Cincinnati Artist Robert S. Duncanson
Celebrated at the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati, the 19th Century painter was seen as the first African-American artist to achieve an international reputation.
January 22, 2021
Smithsonian Magazine | Smithsonian Curator Reflects on Joe Biden’s ‘Poignant’ Inaugural Painting
On Wednesday, Republican Senator Roy Blunt presented the newly inaugurated president of the United States, Joe Biden, with a painting on loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) especially for the occasion: Robert S. Duncanson’s Landscape With Rainbow, an 1859 landscape of green fields dotted with cows. In the work, a tiny couple strolls across a lush countryside as cattle graze serenely under a lilac sky. A rainbow shimmers overhead.
January 21, 2021
Cincinnati Public Radio | Painting By Historic Cincinnati Artist Part Of Biden Inauguration
"Robert S. Duncanson is the first Black artist to rise to international acclaim in the United States and he did so in a time which was pre-Civil War, and for a Black man or a Black person or any person of color, that is quite remarkable, and quite, unfortunately, unusual," explains Sarah Ditlinger, senior manager of marketing and strategic engagement with the Taft Museum of Art.
January 20, 2021
Forbes | These Exhibits Are Coming To U.S. Museums In 2021
This Cincinnati museum is putting historic footwear forward in an exhibit involving shoes tied to the subjects of labor activism, suffrage and the sexual revolution.
January 13, 2021
Cincinnati Business Courier | Art Museum's first major Duveneck show in three decades offers rarities, fresh insights
What are some very special works to note in this exhibition? Seeing the “three boys” hung together is going to be a great moment in the exhibition. “The Whistling Boy,” “The Cobbler’s Apprentice” from the Taft Museum of Art and “He Lives by his Wits,” still in a private collection, will be hung together.
December 18, 2020
Cincinnati Business Courier | Cincinnati arts audiences can expect experiences to be changed forever in 2021
Covid has caused stops and starts at our museums, too. The Taft Museum of Art recently closed its doors temporarily when Gov. Mike DeWine urged Ohioans to stay home. But in February, the museum plans to open an engaging exhibition, “Walk this Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes.” Meanwhile, it has raised $6.5 million of the $10.7 million goal for its “Love This House Campaign,” to support a critical rehabilitation of the museum’s 200-year-old house, a National Historic Landmark.
December 31, 2020
CityBeat | Taft Museum Streams Their Crackling, Historic Fireplaces Straight to Your TV
As part of their cozy "Home for the Holidays" line-up, they'll be streaming "iconic fireplaces found throughout the 200-year-old Taft historic house" — full of crackling fires and background holiday tunes
November 30, 2020
Cincinnati Business Courier | Trailblazing William Joel McCray a quiet force for inclusion in Cincinnati arts
In 1986, McCray was one of the co-founders of the Robert S. Duncanson Society at the Taft Museum of Art. Its artist-in-residence program celebrates Duncanson and his patron, Nicholas Longworth, who commissioned Duncanson’s murals for his home.
November 13, 2020
Gems of Cincinnati with Dan Hurley
While some are more well-known than others, Cincinnati has many traditions and beloved places and spaces, and is home to several historical markers. Occurring every Wednesday at 9 a.m., AARP Cincinnati is teaming up with Local 12 and local historian Dan Hurley to uncover some of the most interesting and thought-provoking gems of the area.
Cincinnati Business Courier | Greater Cincinnati’s arts rank among the most vibrant in the nation
According to the authors of the report, Cincinnati has “deep arts roots and a vision as an arts city by early founders and philanthropists.” That includes Charles Taft and Anna Sinton Taft, whose gift to the people of Cincinnati included their considerable collection of art, their home (which became the Taft Museum of Art) and a challenge to the community to match their financial donation. That challenge would evolve over time to become the ArtsWave Annual Campaign.
November 12, 2020
Cincinnati Business Courier | Taft Museum launches $10.7 million campaign to protect its 200-year-old building
The Taft Museum of Art was overdue for a paint job. The building that houses the museum is 200 years old, and a close inspection of its outer skin showed that many of the wooden boards were warped and air was escaping, making it difficult to create the climate essential to preserving the treasures within.
October 30, 2020
CityBeat | The Taft's New Bicentennial Exhibit Highlights 'Splendid' Works of Art (and Realities That Weren't So) from 1820-1920
The exhibit includes rarely seen paintings and sculptures from the likes of Duncanson, Nourse and Rookwood, as well as "works of art that reveal the stories of historically underrepresented groups"
September 30, 2020
Cincinnati Business Courier | Taft Museum of Art celebrates 200th anniversary of its home with two exhibitions
”Nearly 60 works of art will tell the story of the city’s arts scene as the Taft’s historic house residents would have experienced it and contributed to it – creating a picture of Cincinnati visual culture during the Golden Age of art in the Queen City,” Tamera Muente, the Taft’s associate curator.
September 29, 2020
Soapbox | Save America’s Treasures awards $500,000 to the Taft Museum of Art
The National Parks Service has awarded a $500,000 grant to the Taft Museum of Art to support the historic museum’s upcoming infrastructure renovations.
September 1, 2020
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) | BROWN ANNOUNCES $500,000 FOR TAFT MUSEUM OF ART IN CINCINNATI
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the National Parks Service (NPS) has awarded a $500,000 grant to the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati, Ohio. Funding has been awarded through the Save America’s Treasures (SAT) grant program. The National Park Service (NPS), has partnered with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), to award these matching grants to better support the preservation of nationally significant historic properties and collections.
August 25, 2020
Cincinnati Business Courier | Taft Museum of Art receives $500,000 Save America's Treasures grant for rehabilitation project
"The confidence demonstrated in awarding us this grant is a testament to the importance of the Taft historic house and the value our museum brings to our community," Deborah Emont Scott, the museum's president and CEO, said in a statement.
August 25, 2020
Movers & Makers | Taft Museum’s ‘Far Flung’ being re-purposed at Imago Earth Center
Mixed-media artist Amy Tuttle and ceramicist Emily Farison to reinvent Patrick Dougherty’s whimsical willow.
August 25, 2020
Cincinnati Business Courier | Taft Museum of Art's outdoor sculpture by Patrick Dougherty to live on at Imago Earth Center
“Far Flung,” the willow sculpture by environmental artist Patrick Dougherty, will be dismantled beginning next week at the museum at 316 Pike St. downtown. From the willow branches donated by the Taft, a new sculpture will be constructed at Imago Earth Center at 700 Enright Ave. in Price Hill.
Movers & Makers | Announcing National Philanthropy Day honorees for 2020
Each year, the local chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals honors individuals and organizations for their contributions to the well-being of the Greater Cincinnati region through philanthropy and volunteerism.
August 4, 2020
Fox 19 | Taft Museum Immigrant Art Series
Taft Museum of Art partners with The Welcome Project to Showcase Immigrant Artists
July 27, 2020
CityBeat | Learn New Art Skills with the Taft Museum and Welcome Project's Immigrant Artists Virtual Studios Collaboration
The Virtual Studios series offers behind-the-scenes looks at artists' studios and processes, while simultaneously teaching video viewers new art skills and techniques
July 24, 2020
ARTFORUM | Ohio's FotoFocus Diverts $800k from 2020 Biennial to Local Arts Institutions
Among the spaces receiving support are the Contemporary Arts Center, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Taft Museum of Art, and Wave Pool in Cincinnati; the Dayton Art Institute; and the Carnegie in Covington, Kentucky. Fifteen academic institutions, including Miami University, the University of Cincinnati, and the Columbus College of Art and Design, will also be awarded a total of $177,000.
April 28, 2020
Cincinnati Business Courier | Taft Museum of Art expands virtual programs
The Taft Museum of Art has expanded its virtual programming amid the COVID-19 pandemic. These five new digital offerings from the downtown museum can be streamed and shared on social media.
March 29, 2020
CityBeat | Cincinnati's Taft Museum of Art Launches Virtual Programming
The museum has created four new digital ways to connect
March 27, 2020
Cincy Magazine | Built to Last: Exhibit to Celebrate 200 Years of the Taft Museum of Art's Original Building
Visitors will be able to trace the story of downtown Cincinnati's oldest surviving wooden residence still in its original location during an upcoming exhibit at the Baum-Longworth-Sinton-Taft house-better known as the Taft Museum of Art.
March 25, 2020
Cincinnati Magazine | Taft Museum’s chief curator receives top French honor as she retires
Lynne Ambrosini, retiring deputy director and chief curator at the Taft Museum of Art, was “shocked and honored” when the Consul General of France to the Midwest, Guillaume Lacroix, presented her last month with France’s highest honor, the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (The Order of Arts and Letters).
March 6, 2020
Cincinnati Enquirer | Taft Museum getting big makeover for its 200th birthday
What started as a paint job has turned into an inside-out project for the Taft Museum of Art.
February 19, 2020
Venue Magazine | Entwined: Great Art & Technology
"Today’s museum visitors not only crave but expect sophisticated, exciting experiences, and the Dougherty sculpture (Far Flung), it seems, serves as a reminder of how art and technology can’t help but be entwined if a museum is to remain relevant in today’s a-screen-in-every-pocket society."
Venue Magazine, 2019