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Telling Tales: Stories and Legends in 19th-Century American Art

As an institution that has often been the site of the convergence of history, art, and politics, the Taft is an ideal place to see an exhibition that traces the development of the emerging American spirit and its separation from European traditions. Before television and movies, art offered up riveting narratives from history, literature, daily life, and current events. Spanning from the colonial period through the Civil War, 46 paintings and 7 sculptures highlight the American fascination with narrative art. From the collection of the New-York Historical Society, the exhibition includes paintings by such giants of early 19th-century American art as Benjamin West, William Sidney Mount, and Eastman Johnson as well as others being shown for the first time in decades....more

Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Local Number: (513) 352-5145


Sunday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM




General Pricing: FREE

Events Dates:

9/25/2013 - 1/12/2014


General Parking: FREE

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