Taft Museum hosts virtual exhibition featuring local students’ work

Taft Museum hosts virtual exhibition featuring local students’ work.

For 29 years, the Taft Museum of Art has celebrated students and their artwork with the annual program and exhibition, Artists Reaching Classrooms. Amid an international pandemic, the Taft is ensuring this years’ students can still exhibit their work by creating a virtual exhibition space where the community can share and celebrate their achievements.

The first installment of the exhibition, showcasing work from 12 area high schools, was slated to open April 8 at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s main branch and then travel to the Taft later in June. With Governor DeWine’s stay-at-home order issued in March and extended to May, both on-site installments had to be canceled.

Working with the schools’ educators, the Taft has created a virtual gallery space available for everyone to engage with despite the necessity to be physically distant.

Now available on the Taft Museum of Art’s Facebook page, the exhibition features nearly 90 works and includes mediums like painting, photography, digital design, video and ceramics. All the artwork will be juried this month with winners to be announced by May 6 on the Taft’s social channels including best artist statement and best artwork from each school.

To view this year’s exhibition, visit tinyurl.com/Artists-Reaching-Classrooms-20.

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