Taft Museum

Another Covington building is up for consideration for the National Register of Historic Places.  Last year, the Hellman Lumber building was added to the list, now the Kentucky Heritage Council is nominating the Frank Duveneck House and Studio. 

Jonathan Queen is the artist behind the unique animals found in the just-opened Carol Ann’s Carousel in Smale Riverfront Park along the Ohio River.

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.

You can meet her at her book signing at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Rookwood on Saturday, August 9th, at 2pm.

Taft Museum of Art

  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.

Provided, Taft Museum of Art

  

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. 

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Gift of Hallmark Cards, Inc., 2005.37.15. © Nelson Gallery Foundation

In the Taft Museum of Art’s current side-by-side exhibits, visitors will discover the long and rich history of the photographic arts in Cincinnati, dating back to the mid-1800’s and the introduction of daguerreotypes, as well as see an amazing collection of rare and historical daguerreotypes. Mark Perzel welcomes in Assistant Curator Tamara Muente to talk about the impact the daguerreotype made, why Cincinnati become such a hub for the art form, and what visitors can expect to see in the exhibits Local Exposures: Cincinnati Daguerreotypes and Photographic Wonders: American Daguerreotypes from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Edward Steichen Exhibit

Oct 19, 2012

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.