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Taft Museum of Art

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1. Who’s Who at the Taft – Learn more about the often outrageous personalities behind the serene portraits that line the Taft galleries. Likely to be revealed are the well-kept secrets of those very distinguished characters that had their portraits painted by the old masters many years ago.

2. Telling Tails at the Taft – Enjoy a humorous look at the animal life depicted in the Taft Museum of Art’s collections of paintings, porcelains and enamels. From fearsome dragons to playful puppies, this presentation will place these creatures within their artistic contexts and will be enjoyed by animal lovers of all ages.

3. Christian Themes in Art – This Talk of the Taft seeks to recognize Christian themes that occur throughout western art history. Participants may make connections between their personal religious experiences and objects in the Taft Museum of Art collection. They may learn about art made outside of their own religious tradition.

4. The Collectors: Anna Sinton and Charles Phelps Taft of Pike Street – Find out about the Cincinnatians whose vision and love of art led to the creation of the Taft collections as well as the preservation of their downtown neighborhood. This program tells the history of the prestigious Taft family who lived at 316 Pike Street from 1873 to 1931.

Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For: Everyone
Schedule/Availability: Limited availability. Please call Lisa at 200-6940. Available to facilities inside the 275 loop