The Taft Museum of Art is celebrating its 80-year anniversary by installing framed reproductions of 80 works [almost all of the paintings in its collection] in the streets and outdoor spaces of the Cincinnati metro area, which are up through Sep 2012.
Above, Frank Duveneck on the side of the Art Academy of Cincinnati on 12th St. in Over-the-Rhine. Below, Turner at Newport on the Levee:
Jan Steen in Lytle Park downtown, right across the street from the Taft:
A portrait of Mr. Taft himself by Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, located in front of the Hamilton County Courthouse at Main St. and Central Parkway:
Whistler near the front entrance to Music Hall on Elm St. in Over-the-Rhine:
This program of temporary installations is modeled after Inside/Out, a similar outreach program by the Detroit Institute for the Arts. Read about Art for All, where you can also download maps. Or, just spend some time exploring Cincinnati and stumbling onto these works.