316 Pike St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Star Power: Edward Steichen’s Glamour Photography
October 12–January 27, 2013
Exhibition Tours with Taft docents
Saturdays October 13, 20, 27, 1:30 pm–2 pm
FREE with Museum admission. No reservations taken
Lecture: Edward Steichen: Game Changer
Catherine Evans, William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography,Columbus Museum of Art
Thursday October 18, 7 pm–8:30pm
Reservations: (513) 684-4515 or
Artist Talks: Through the Photographer's Lens
Jymi Bolden, Friday October 19, 2 pm–3:30 pm
Michael Wilson, Saturday November 17, 2 pm–3:30 pm
The Taft Museum of Art celebrates its 80th anniversary with the exhibition Star Power: Edward Steichen’s Glamour Photography. Already an established painter and photographer on both sides of the Atlantic, Steichen in 1923 became chief photographer for Vogue and Vanity Fair, a position he held for 15 years.
Regarded as one of the most talented (and certainly the highest-compensated) photographers in the world, Steichen’s crisp, bold, and modern style revolutionized fashion photography, greatly influencing his successors in the field, including Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, and Bruce Weber. Star Power also showcases Steichen’s iconic portraits of famous actors, actresses, painters, producers, athletes, playwrights, poets, dancers, journalists, singers, and writers.
A National Historic Landmark constructed in 1820, the Taft is home to an extensive art collection that includes European and American master paintings, Chinese porcelains, and European decorative arts. Included are works by Rembrandt, Hals, Goya, Gainsborough, Reynolds, Turner, Ingres, Whistler, and Sargent, as well as the greatest Gothic ivory sculpture in America.