Taft Museum breaks ground on bicentennial renovation project

On July 30, the Taft Museum of Art launched its Love This House capital campaign, supporting its bicentennial renovation project to reserve, reconstruct and protect its 200-year-old historic home.

In her welcoming remarks, Taft President & CEO Deborah Emont Scott referred to the National Historic Landmark as the Taft’s “largest work of art.” Among the many intricasies of this project is the painstaking work of removing every exterior board and inserting insulation and a moisture barrier. The goal is to save as many original panels as possible. Throughout the project, a blue covering displaying a rendering of the Taft, will maintain the building’s facade. (See photos.)

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