Lunch & Learn Series | The last Wednesday of each month, 12–1 p.m.

This monthly series features local experts showcasing a range of topics related to art, history, and Cincinnati-area culture.

  • FREE. Reservations required one week in advance.
  • Optional boxed lunch (select at registration): $10 Taft members; $15 non-members.
  • Have lunch in the Lindner Family Café before or after the talk! Members always receive a 10 percent discount. Café reservations: or (513) 352-5140.

June 26 | Celebrating 30 Years with the Ohio Lesbian Archives

Phebe (Karen) Beiser and Victoria Ramstetter, co-founders and co-directors of the Ohio Lesbian Archives, will share the story of this little-known archive and museum in Cincinnati. Their presentation will include important moments in Cincinnati LGBT history that are preserved through records. The Archives, located in a room in at the Clifton United Methodist Church, is one of only four in the U.S. specifically focused on the lives and culture of lesbians.


July 31 | Signs of Cincinnati

In celebration of our L’Affichomania exhibit, a representative from the American Sign Museum will share the history of the museum, as well as stories about some of the collection’s signs from Cincinnati.


August 28 | Roebling’s Bridge:  A Nexus of Transportation

John A. Roebling’s Covington and Cincinnati Suspension Bridge was the nexus of a sophisticated transportation system and has become an icon of the Cincinnati community. Paul A. Tenkotte, PhD, Professor of History at Northern Kentucky University, will explain how river, rail, and canal connections made Cincinnati a focal point for American trade and manufacturing.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Jane Avril, 1893, color lithograph. Photograph by John Faier, © 2015, The Richard H. Driehaus Museum

TALK | Art on the Boulevard: The Belle Epoque Posters
Thursday, June 27, 6:30 p.m.

The new color posters of the Belle Epoque brightened the streets of Paris and transformed life in the city. Exhibition curator Jeannine Falino will consider the circumstances that brought about the Belle Epoque posters, the chief artists engaged in the medium, and the posters’ effect upon the city of Paris. Falino is an independent curator and museum consultant specializing in American decorative arts, crafts, and design from the colonial era to the present.

FREE. Cash bar. Special exhibition open 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Museum gates open at 5:15 p.m. Reservations recommended for the talk.