Go On Day Trip To Cincinnati To See The Fashion Of Jane Austen At New Exhibit

Jun 2, 2022 at 11:33 am
Clothing from "Sense and Sensibility."  |  Photo provided.
Clothing from "Sense and Sensibility." | Photo provided.

(Before there was Bridgerton there was…. Jane Austen!)

 They said it, not me. But it’s true. 

Jane Austen wrote the original messy dramas and we’re here for it. Seeing some of the famous costume work from the movies made from her books is a great way to spend a short day trip to Cincinnati. The Taft Museum of Art in downtown Cincinnati is opening the North American debut of “Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility" from June 11- Sept. 4. This exhibit will feature over 50 costumes from screen adaptations of Austen’s works. 

Since the Jane Austen Festival in Louisville was canceled; this is a great event to fill in the gap created by the loss of that festival and it’s only a short drive away. 

From the collection of British costume house Cosprop Ltd. the collection of award-winning gowns, accessories, uniforms and suits will be a joy for all fans of the Regency period. The costumes were made famous in the films by actors, Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Judi Dench, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant. The costumes in the exhibition are from the films “Sense and Sensibility,” “Pride and Prejudice,” “Emma” and “Mansfield Park.”

Tickets are on sale now at taftmuseum.org/Tickets.

Taft Museum hours: Wednesday–Sunday: 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. (beginning June 11, 2022). 

Admission is free for Taft members; $8 for guests of members; $18 non-members; $16  seniors; Pricing available for groups of 10 or more. 

General admission includes access to Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility, Jane Austen in London: A Wall-Sized Map, and the museum’s permanent collection galleries located in the Taft historic house.

Learn more at taftmuseum.org/Exhibitions/Jane-Austen and explore more with  #JaneTakesCincy.

Here's how the Taft Museum describes itself: 

"The Taft Museum of Art is a living landmark tucked away in downtown Cincinnati, where art and history lives on the walls — and in the walls. Built around 1820 as a private home for  several of Cincinnati's most prominent citizens, the Taft Museum of Art is now one of the finest  small art museums in America and holds National Historic Landmark status for its historic  house and Duncanson murals. Throughout our grounds, guests can enjoy special exhibitions, the historic outdoor garden, our  Museum Shop and Lindner Family Café, events and programming for all ages, and  complimentary on-site parking. It is all under one roof, culminating in a one-of-a-kind, multi sensory experience that puts you at the center of art and history."

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