Tamera Lenz Muente is assistant curator at the Taft Museum of Art by day and novelist by night. Her first book, a historical novel set in Cincinnati called The Boy at the Museum has just been released and she’s with Lee Hay to talk about her research into Cincinnati’s early history and some of the famous people she included in her debut book.
Cincinnati as far back as the early 1800s was considered a haven for artists. Born in Covington, Frank Duveneck was a celebrated artist at 27, went on to teach in Europe, and in Cincinnati, and influenced generations of future artists. We talk with Taft Museum of Art Assistant Curator Tamera Muente about the life and work of Frank Duveneck, and his paintings now on display at the Taft.
The Threads of Heaven: Silken Legacy of China’s Last Dynasty exhibit is now on display at the Taft Museum of Art. The exhibit illustrates the culture of the Qing dynasty and the final days of empire in China through more than 100 rarely seen items, including imperial silk robes, hats, fans, sleeve bands, rank badges, jewelry, shoes, and wall hangings. Lisa Morrisette, Taft Museum manager of School and Docent Programs, gives us an idea of some of the many beautiful pieces on display.
Nancy Huth, Curator of Education and Installation Curator from the Taft Museum of Art talks about the new exhibit Star Power: Edward Steichen's Glamour Photography. As she tells Mark Perzel, Star Power features iconic portraits of famous actors, actresses, painter, producers, etc. and most of these photographs originally appeared in the Conde Nast publications Vogue and Vanity Fair.