Art for All in Cincinnati

The Cobbler’s Apprentice by Frank Duveneck

The Cobbler’s Apprentice by Frank Duveneck

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:

The Trout Stream by Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Trout Stream by Joseph Mallord William Turner

Jan Steen in Lytle Park downtown, right across the street from the Taft:

The Doctor’s Visit by Jan Steen

The Doctor’s Visit by Jan Steen

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:

William Howard Taft by Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida

William Howard Taft by Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida

Whistler near the front entrance to Music Hall on Elm St. in Over-the-Rhine:

At the Piano by James Abbott McNeill Whistler

At the Piano by James Abbott McNeill Whistler

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.

2 thoughts on “Art for All in Cincinnati

  1. it’s great to see these around town and the sentiment is nice. however, i wish they could have come up with a more attractive and designed display other than a boring wooden post.

  2. Agreed! Painted black, the post almost disappears, but the blond wood is pretty obtrusive and makes the presentation seem unfinished [and maybe that’s a detail that will be taken care of soon].

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