Taft Museum of Art Hosts Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility Exhibition's North American Debut | Things to Do | Cincinnati

Taft Museum of Artwork Hosts Jane Austen: Trend & Sensibility Exhibition’s North American Debut | Issues to Do | Cincinnati

click on to enlarge Left: Dress, Spencer, and Bonnet, Pride and Prejudice, 1995, Simon Langton, director. Worn by Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet. Dinah Collin, costume designer. Right: - Duster, Tailcoat, Breeches, Shirt, and Top Hat, Pride and Prejudice, 1995, Simon Langton, director. Worn by Colin Firth as Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy. Dinah Collin, costume designer. - PHOTO: PROVIDED BY TAFT MUSEUM OF ART

Picture: supplied by Taft Museum of Artwork

Left: Costume, Spencer, and Bonnet, Satisfaction and Prejudice, 1995, Simon Langton, director. Worn by Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet. Dinah Collin, costume designer. Proper:Duster, Tailcoat, Breeches, Shirt, and High Hat, Satisfaction and Prejudice, 1995, Simon Langton, director. Worn by Colin Firth as Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy. Dinah Collin, costume designer.

Jane Austen’s books are coming to life on the Taft Museum of Artwork.

From June 11-Sept. 4, the museum will current Jane Austen: Trend & Sensibility, a particular exhibition that options costumes worn by Hollywood celebrities in movie and tv variations of Austen’s novel.

The costumes are journeying throughout the Atlantic from Cosprop LTD, an award-winning British costume home primarily based in London, to the Taft to be displayed in North America for the primary time. 

click on to enlarge Left: Silk Evening Dress and Turban, Pride and Prejudice, 1995, Simon Langton, director. Worn by Anna Chancellor as Miss Caroline Bingley. Dinah Collin, costume designer. Right: Silk Evening Dress and Turban, Pride and Prejudice, 1995, Simon Langton, director. Worn by Lucy Robinson as Mrs. Hurst. Dinah Collin, costume designer. - PHOTO: PROVIDED BY TAFT MUSEUM OF ART

Picture: supplied by Taft Museum of Artwork

Left: Silk Night Costume and Turban, Satisfaction and Prejudice, 1995, Simon Langton, director. Worn by Anna Chancellor as Miss Caroline Bingley. Dinah Collin, costume designer. Proper: Silk Night Costume and Turban, Satisfaction and Prejudice, 1995, Simon Langton, director. Worn by Lucy Robinson as Mrs. Hurst. Dinah Collin, costume designer.

The gathering of “meticulously tailor-made ensembles will transport audiences to the Regency period via ball robes, marriage ceremony attire, day attire, hats, jackets, waistcoats, using habits, and different middle- and upper-class clothes,” in accordance with the museum.

That includes 50 costumes and equipment, the particular exhibition will overflow from the Fifth Third Gallery into the home and the everlasting assortment.

“The exhibition will convey to life beloved characters from Sense and Sensibility, Satisfaction and Prejudice, Emma and Mansfield Park, whereas revealing highly effective themes of sophistication, gender and social dynamics in Austen’s world” says the museum. The outfits on view have been worn by celebrities together with Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Judi Dench, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant. 

A 7-foot-by-13-foot wall-sized map, depicting areas from Austen’s life and people featured in her writing, may also be on show within the Sinton Gallery. Titled Jane Austen in London: A Wall-Sized Map, “the 18th-century map was lent to the museum by the Property of Sallie Robinson Wadsworth,” says the Taft.

Heighten the expertise by sipping Austen-inspired tea picks out within the Taft’s historic backyard throughout a particular “Jane Austen Teatime,” out there choose Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. or 1:15 p.m. 

Jane Austen: Trend & Sensibility  is ready to open alongside the completion of the museum’s $12.7 million Bicentennial infrastructure mission, which continues the efforts to guard and protect Taft’s historic home.

Though Austen’s most-famous works have been revealed within the 1810s — earlier than the development of the Taft — the setting lends itself effectively to displaying period-collection clothes and the Austen exhibit will not be the primary time the Taft has executed so. In 2016, the museum had a stellar exhibit known as Dressing Downton, that includes costumes from the TV present Downton Abbey.

The Taft was in-built 1820 and has had a collection of prestigious house owners, together with Martin Baum, Nicholas Longworth, David Sinton, Anna Sinton Taft. and Charles Phelps Taft. It turned a public museum in 1932 and a Nationwide Historic Landmark in 1973. It’s Cincinnati’s oldest wood residence in its unique location.

Tickets are $18 for non-members; $16 for non-member seniors; free for members; and $8 for company of members. Tickets are presently on sale and the museum is recommending advance registration.

The Taft Museum of Artwork is situated at 316 Pike St., Downtown. Be taught extra in regards to the exhibit and buy advance tickets at taftmuseum.org.

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