On View


Paris to New York: Photographs by Berenice Abbott and Eugène Atget
October 6, 2018–January 20, 2019 | Fifth Third Gallery

In Paris in the 1920s, the young American photographer Berenice Abbott (1898–1991) encountered the elderly French photographer Eugène Atget (1857–1927). Their contact would have profound and lasting effects on the careers and legacies of both artists. Through a sequence of riveting and often iconic images, the exhibition elaborates the relationship between Abbott’s and Atget’s photography.

Free with Museum Admission.

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Twisted: Patrick Dougherty Entwined at the Taft
April 27, 2018—Ongoing | Front Lawn

The Taft Museum of Art is now home to a unique fantasy experience brought to life by world-renowned sculptor Patrick Dougherty. Dougherty has taken six tons of willow tree saplings and twisted and turned them—with the amazing help of more than 150 community volunteers—into whimsical, whirling shapes.

Free. Museum admission sold separately.

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Coming Next


Antique Christmas
November 2, 2018–January 6, 2019 | Historic House and Sinton Gallery

Celebrate the holidays at the Taft’s annual display of antique ornaments, toys, and decorations. Each year the Taft Museum of Art has totally new offerings of vintage Christmas treasures, thanks to generous collectors from Cincinnati and beyond.

Free with Museum Admission.

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Winslow Homer to Georgia O’Keeffe:
American Paintings from The Phillips Collection
February 9–May 19, 2019
|  Fifth Third Gallery

From Winslow Homer to Georgia O’Keeffe traces a century of the modern creative spirit in the United States, ranging from realistic landscapes to bold abstract forms. Fifty-five works by American masters—including Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Helen Frankenthaler—span the 1860s through the 1960s.

Free with Museum Admission.

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Past Exhibitions

Ansel Adams: A Photographer’s Evolution
June 23–September 16, 2018 | Fifth Third Gallery

Ansel Adams’s breathtaking black-and-white photographs have become synonymous with the American wilderness. His best-known works express his experience in the heroic landscapes of the West: granite peaks rise triumphantly, light illuminates distant mountain ranges, rivers coil through vast expanses, and clouds swirl over the plains.

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vanessa german: running with freedom
July 13–October 21, 2018 | Sinton Gallery and Longworth Foyer

Vanessa German empowers people through visual art and performance. German’s mixed-media sculptures and reliefs will be featured as part of the Duncanson Artist-in-Residence Program. Constructed from found objects including doll parts, antique tins, beads, household items, and other cast-off relics, her “power figures” evoke folk art traditions, religious icons, and African nkisi nkondi—ritual figures carved from wood to embody mystical forces.

Free with museum admission.

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