Fall means a new season of music, theatre, dance, and art exhibitions to explore. As part of our Fall Arts Preview, ArtsWave spoke with local organizations about their programming for the coming year. This week, we connected with Emma Caro, Director of PR and Marketing for the Taft Museum of Art.
Which exhibition are you most excited for this fall? Why?
We are very excited to present Heroism in Paint: A Master Series by Jacob Lawrence
. Jacob Lawrence’s paintings often tell epic stories from African American history. This exhibition offers the rare opportunity to see one of his most important series in its entirety. Although it illustrates the horrors of slavery and battle, the series is also a testament to the endurance of the human spirit forged during the struggle for freedom.
Which program or exhibition do you think might be most popular this fall?
We think our Haunted House: The Taft at Night
tour on Thursday, October 22 will be very popular. Guests will enjoy an evening of good food and spooky fun while exploring one of Cincinnati’s oldest “haunted” houses. During this evening, guests will take a nighttime tour, hear stories of unearthly happenings in the galleries, and maybe see a “ghost” or two.
Can you offer any interesting insights about the upcoming fall season?
In February 2016, the Taft will present Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh: Impressions of Landscape
. This groundbreaking exhibition re-examines the origins of Impressionism. On September 18 and October 4, we are offering a behind-the-scenes look at the efforts going into the Taft’s first international exhibition with Lynne Ambrosini, conceiver of the show, in two informal talks. She will reveal why it took 14 years to plan and how she secured amazing loans from Europe.
Is your organization trying anything new this fall?
After the success of last year’s spooky tour of the Taft, we have decided to get into the spirit of this holiday by presenting Antique Halloween
. Guests will discover tricks and treats from the last two centuries as vintage jack-o-lanterns, candy-cups, toys, and more fill the Sinton Gallery.