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CINCINNATI, OH (March 2021)—The Taft Museum of Art and the Robert S. Duncanson Society kicks off the 34th Annual Duncanson Artist-in-Residence this April with fashion designer Asha Ama Bias-Daniels. Bias-Daniels is most widely recognized as the first Cincinnati designer to be a competitor on the television series Project Runway as a finalist on Under the Gunn and as a returning contestant for the newest All Stars season.
CINCINNATI, OH (January 26, 2021)—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.
CINCINNATI, OH (February 3, 2021) – From silk boudoir shoes created for the 1867 Paris Exposition to leather spectator pumps signed by the 1941 New York Yankees, Walk This Way features more than 100 striking pairs of shoes. Organized by the New-York Historical Society, the Taft Museum of Art will present this special exhibition from February 27 to June 6, 2021 in the Taft’s Fifth Third Gallery. Spanning nearly 200 years, the historic footwear—from the collection of high-fashion shoe designer Stuart Weitzman—will be on view for the first time in the Midwest. 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.
CINCINNATI, OH (October 30, 2020)—The Taft Museum of Art’s Love This House Campaign will raise the critical funding needed to ensure the future stability of the Taft’s 200-year-old historic house as part of the Museum’s Bicentennial Infrastructure Project. The Museum is seeking to raise $10.7 million by Spring 2022 and secure a 4:1 matching grant for $750,000 through the National Endowment for the Humanities.
CINCINNATI, OH (January 14, 2020)—The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced, via a press release, that the Taft Museum of Art (TMA) has been awarded the competitive Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grant in the maximum amount: $750,000. The grant will directly support the TMA’s Bicentennial infrastructure project kicking off later this year. The funds will help to preserve and reconstruct the Museum’s 200-year-old Historic House.