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Taft Museum of Art
Another notable resident of the house was Nicholas Longworth, a wealthy Cincinnati resident and patron of the arts. Longworth hired African American artist Robert S. Duncanson to paint murals in the foyer of the home. These murals are now considered to be some of the best from the pre-Civil War period.
Duncanson’s artistic significance lives on through the Robert S. Duncanson Society, founded in 1986. The purpose of the organization is to ensure the museum maintains a strong African American presence and preserves the memory and historical significance of Robert S. Duncan himself. The organization also focuses on supporting the contemporary by providing a Duncanson Artist-in-Residence program. The 2-week program is designed for artists to become active in the Cincinnati Art Community, through school programs, workshops, etc.
SourcesGomez-Graves, Lynne. "Robert S. Duncanson - Taft Museum." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. January 29, 1973. https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/716dccf6-625c-4718-8485-b887dd1b3bef.
"Museum History." Taft Museum of Art. Accessed May 2, 2015. http://www.taftmuseum.org/museumhistory.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
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