The Taft Museum has launched a new program, Keystone Contemporary, that uses the intimate Keystone Gallery to present new work by an emerging contemporary artist and thus carry on the tradition of the Taft of supporting artists. For instance, when the museum was a private home, owner Nicholas Longworth commissioned Robert S. Duncanson to paint the now-famous landscape murals in the foyer.
Tamara Lenz Muente, Keystone Contemporary curator (and CityBeat visual-arts contributor) has selected Cincinnati representational painter Emil Robinson for the first show, and he has provided four new works -- a large, cloud-dominated landscape, two figure studies on oval panels, and a painterly-appearing digital photograph mounted on aluminum and polyethylene composite panel. The show is up Wednesday-Sunday through Oct. 18.
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