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

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

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

CINCINNATI, OH (December 2022)— Memories & Inspiration: The Kerry and C. Betty
Davis Collection of African American Art features over 60 works from the personal collection
of Kerry Davis—a retired postal worker—and C. Betty Davis—a former television news
producer—at the Taft Museum of Art February 4–May 14, 2023.

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Imitator of Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669), Man Leaning on a Windowsill, probably early 1700s, oil on canvas. Taft Museum of Art, Bequest of Louise Taft Semple, 1962.1

Imitator of Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669), Man Leaning on a Windowsill, probably early 1700s, oil on canvas. Taft Museum of Art, Bequest of Louise Taft Semple, 1962.1

Taft Museum of Art Presents Fakes, Forgeries, and Followers from the Taft Collection

CINCINNATI, OH (September 2022)—Although scarce in museum collections, fakes
and forgeries provide some of the most compelling stories in the art world. Of the hundreds
of works in the Taft Museum of Art collection, the number of attribution mysteries is few, but
immensely captivating. On view October 22, 2022–February 5, 2023, Fakes, Forgeries, and
Followers in the Taft Collection displays a selection of these museum works, many of which
have not been seen by the public in more than 30 years.

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John R. Schmidt (American, b. 1878), Twenty-Third Wedding Anniversary, 1923, gelatin silver print, 6 3/8 x 8 1/4 in. Collection of Randle and Cristina Egbert

John R. Schmidt (American, b. 1878), Twenty-Third Wedding Anniversary, 1923, gelatin silver print, 6 3/8 x 8 1/4 in. Collection of Randle and Cristina Egbert

Taft Museum of Art Presents First Major Exhibition of Female Pictorialist, Nancy Ford Cones

CINCINNATI, OH (August 2022)— Nancy Ford Cones created photographs that earned her an international reputation and recognition in prestigious journals such as Camera Craft, as well as popular outlets including National Geographic magazine and Kodak advertisements. Despite the praise her works received during her lifetime, Cones’s imaginative and exquisitely crafted photographs were largely forgotten after her death. The Taft Museum of Art’s special exhibition, Craft and Camera: The Art of Nancy Ford Cones (October 1, 2022–January 15, 2023) will be the first major presentation of her work.

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Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Awards Taft Museum of Art Museums for America Grant

CINCINNATI, OH (August 2022)—The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced grant awards totaling $29,681,960 for museums across the nation to improve services to their communities. The Taft Museum of Art is one of nine Ohio museums to be selected through the agency’s largest competitive grant program, Museums for America, and its special initiatives.

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Rebekah Beaulieu Appointed to Taft Museum of Art President/CEO

CINCINNATI, OH (August 2022)—The Taft Museum of Art’s board of directors is pleased to announce the selection of Rebekah (Becky) Beaulieu as the museum’s next Louise Taft Semple President and CEO. 

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Sold Out Taft Gala Raises Over $300k, Sets 10-Year Record

CINCINNATI, OH—June 21, 2022—The Taft Museum of Art welcomed audiences to experience
Light Up the Night, a celebration honoring the museum’s newly completed Bicentennial
Infrastructure Project on June 18, 2022, and the museum’s 90th anniversary. The event
grossed over $300,000 to support Taft’s educational and outreach programs.

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Taft Museum of Art’s $12.7 Million Infrastructure Project Nears Completion, Appoints COO and Interim Director

CINCINNATI, OH (May 2022)—The Taft Museum of Art’s Love This House capital campaign nears its $12.7 million goal, ensuring the completion of the Bicentennial Infrastructure Project this June. This coincides with the retirement of the museum’s long-time Louise Semple Taft President/CEO, Deborah Emont Scott. As the museum continues a nation-wide search for Scott’s successor, Lindsey NeCamp has been selected by the board of directors to lead the museum as chief operating officer and interim director as Scott plans her departure at the end of June.

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Taft Museum of Art Awarded “Best Education and Outreach” by Ohio Museum Association  

Outreach program in 30th year, Artists Reaching Classrooms, among prestigious cohort of 2021 Award of Achievement winners  

CINCINNATI, OH (April 2022)—2022—The Ohio Museum Association (OMA) has presented the Taft Museum of Art with one of six 2021 OMA Awards of Achievement. The Taft Museum of Art received the award as the category winner of “Best Education and Outreach” with the nomination of the museum’s annual high school outreach program, Artists Reaching Classrooms, now in its 30th year. Each award is earned by demonstrating “the tireless work museum professionals undertake to advance Ohio’s museum community both locally, and on a national level,” as stated in the OMA’s release.

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Taft Museum of Art Commemorates 30th Anniversary of Artists Reaching Classrooms with Juried Student Exhibition  

“Revival” on view at The Annex Gallery March 23–April 30, 2022  

CINCINNATI, OH (March 2022)—For 30 years, the Taft Museum of Art has celebrated students and their artwork with the annual program and exhibition, Artists Reaching Classrooms. Amid the ongoing pandemic and strapped educational resources for classrooms, the Taft has continued to ensure outreach and support future career opportunities for high students across Greater Cincinnati. This year’s student participants will be exhibiting their artwork at The Annex Gallery for an exhibition titled Revival, where the community can share in celebrating their achievements. Students' awards will be announced at the exhibition opening on Wednesday, March 23 from 6–8 p.m.

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Wedding Dress, (detail), from Sense and Sensibility, 1995, Ang Lee, director. Worn by Kate Winslet as Marianne Dashwood. Jenny Beavan and John Bright, costume designers

Wedding Dress, (detail), from Sense and Sensibility, 1995, Ang Lee, director. Worn by Kate Winslet as Marianne Dashwood. Jenny Beavan and John Bright, costume designers

Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility Exhibition to Make North American Debut at Taft Museum of Art, Tickets on Sale Now

Celebrity costumes from eight Austen films and series, on view June 11–September 4, 2022

CINCINNATI, OH (February 2022)—The Taft Museum of Art welcomes Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility, a special exhibition displaying costumes from eight acclaimed film adaptations of Jane Austen’s classic novels. The collection is traveling from London, England for its North American debut at the Taft, on view June 11–September 4, 2022.

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