Here we are with another installment of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” and today we are featuring a fantastic, free and fun thing to do this summer – “Art for All”.
Art for All is a project that comes to us from The Taft Museum of Art. To celebrate their 80th Anniversary, The Taft Museum created 80 framed reproductions of amazing art pieces and have installed them OUTDOORS all over town.
I actually stumbled upon a few installments before I knew about the “Art for All” project. It was fun to see amazing works of art in frames in the most unexpected spots. The first one I saw was in Evendale and the next one was on the exterior of Great American BallPark.
Now I’m no artist but I will say that these pieces are amazing reproductions, especially considering they’re meant to be outside for the entire summer. That led me to wonder how they were created…
These weather resistant reproductions actually started out as high resolution photographs. They were printed on aluminum panels and then they were sealed with an automotive clear coat. The art pieces are all from the Taft Museum’s own collection.
In an effort to keep track of which ones I’ve seen, I created a “checklist” of the Art for All pieces. Here’s a link to my “Art for All” checklist in case you’d like to keep track of what you’ve seen too: Art for All Checklist.
In addition to the 80 reproductions on display this summer, The Taft Museum of Art is partnering with ArtWorks to create two permanent murals based on the Taft collection. These will be installed in Over the Rhine and Bellevue, KY. If you don’t want to wait for those installations, you can also see a current ArtWorks mural based on the Taft’s “Cobbler’s Apprentice” on the side of a building at The Banks downtown.
The Art for All “collection” will be on display through September, 2012.
Visit the Taft Museum of Art’s “Art for All” page to learn more
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