Opening Aug. 5, the Taft will present Still[ed] Life, an exhibition of new porcelain works inspired by the Taft’s permanent collection. The artists were invited to make scans of objects from the collection, including Hiram Powers’ marble Bust of Alphonso Taft. Objects based on these scans can be cast at different sizes and manipulated into elegant, disquietingly surreal displays. Still[ed] Life will be presented in the Sinton Gallery, which offers two times the amount of exhibition space than the small space where contemporary artists have been exhibited previously. Exhibition will continue through Oct. 16. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike St., Downtown, www.taftmuseum.org.