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Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960

Presented by Women Writing for (a) Change at Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati OH

Oct 22 2023
Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960

Motorcycling ensemble, detail, 1930s Photo: Brian Sanderson © FIDM Museum Courtesy American Federation of Arts

Join Women Writing for (a) Change at the Taft Museum of Art for a docent-led exhibit tour and facilitator-led writing workshop.

Participants will engage in a docent-led tour of the exhibit, after which facilitators Meg Howes and Diane Debevec will lead a circle for all to reflect on their experience with the art through intentional writing, listening, and sharing.

New and experienced writers are welcome. Bring your favorite writing materials or use supplies provided. Registration required. Open to All Genders 16+.

From the Taft Museum’s Exhibit Description

Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960 explores women’s ongoing negotiation of the demands of fashion, function, and feminine decorum. Featuring around 60 fully accessorized ensembles, it is the first exhibition to consider the evolution of women’s sporting and leisure attire, revealing how clothing was designed to accommodate a variety of activities ranging from horseback riding to golfing to motorcycling. As both athletes and spectators, women—and the innovative and stylish attire they wore—helped break down the barriers that had isolated them from the then male-dominated sporting world. Sporting Fashion is co-organized by the American Federation of Arts and the FIDM Museum at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles.


Tuition: $35 includes admission to the special exhibitions and the
museum's permanent collection galleries located in the Taft historic house.
(If you are a current member of the Taft Museum of Art, click here for $25 tuition.)
Payment due at time of registration. Limited to 20 participants.
Please note: We cannot process refunds for this program.

Contact: (513) 272-1171


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  • Oct 22, 2023 at 12:00 pm - 02:30 pm (Sun)

Additional time info:

Please arrive inside the Taft by 11:45am so that you can be directed to the gathering location for the event.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Taft Museum of Art

316 Pike St , Cincinnati , OH 45202

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