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Taft Museum of Art Announces Public Programs for 2021 Duncanson Artist-in-Residence, April 12-26, 2021

Fashion designer Asha Ama Bias-Daniels will lead public programs, teach workshops, and visit schools across Greater Cincinnati

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. 

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Taft Museum of Art Announces 34th Annual Duncanson Artist-in-Residence, Project Runway alum Asha Ama Bias-Daniels

Exploring Black identity through fashion, Daniels will lead public programs, teach workshops, and visit schools across Greater Cincinnati April 12-26, 2021

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.

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Footwear in Step with Labor Activism, Suffrage, and the Sexual Revolution at the Taft Museum of Art 

Walk This Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes on view February 27– June 6, 2021 

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.  

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Taft Museum of Art Announces $10.7 Million Capital Campaign

Love This House Campaign will raise critical funding needed for the Taft’s Bicentennial Infrastructure Project 

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.

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Taft Museum of Art Continues 200th Anniversary of Historic House with Self-Organized Exhibition, A Splendid Century

Discover the artists who inspired an era, from Robert S. Duncanson to Rookwood Pottery

CINCINNATI, OH (September 9, 2020)—The Taft Museum of Art celebrates its historic house’s bicentennial year with two self-organized exhibitions, A Splendid Century: Cincinnati Art 1820-1920 (October 3, 2020–January 24, 2021) and Built to Last: The Taft Historic House at 200 (now on view).

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National Endowment for the Humanities Announces $750k Grant for Taft Museum of Art

Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grant awarded to support Taft’s Historic House renovations in Bicentennial year

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.

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