Accompanying Image / Photo Example: 

Edward SteichenGloria Swanson, 1924, Gelatin Silver Print, 9 7/16 x 7 1/2", courtesy of Condé Nast Archive, New York 

Taft Museum of Art

316 Pike St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 241-0343
Wednesday through Friday 11 am–4 pm
Saturday through Sunday 11 am–5 pm


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.