Antique Christmas


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

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. This year’s exhibition features elaborate 19th- and early 20th-century German paper nativity scenes; turn-of-the century table settings of fine china adorned with festive holly patterns; woolly sheep and small wooden toys from 19th-century Germany; an antique feather tree hung with fruit ornaments in glass; and yet more trees—trees bedecked, respectively, with fairy figures, with Japanese Santas, early wax ornaments, and angels.

The Sinton Gallery will feature holiday-themed prints by the 19th-century humorous printmaker Thomas Nast. As always, the historic house will come alive with old-fashioned beribboned garlands, and the Dining Room will be set for the holidays.

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