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  • Man Ray, Portrait of Dora Maar (detail), 1936, gelatin silver print. Collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg. Estate of Man Ray

    Current exhibition

    Paris Night & Day: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray

    october 3, 2014January 11, 2015

    lindner family Caf | lunCh menu

    All works are from the collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg.

    This exhibition was organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions.

    Some of the greatest names in photographic history appear in Paris Night & Day. This exhibition features vintage prints by French nationals and international photographers who worked in Paris, including Eugne Atget, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Brassa, Ilse Bing, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bill Brandt, Andr Kertsz, and Man Ray. The exhibit comprises works ranging from the lingering realist perspective of the late 19th century, through modernist experiments in the early 20th, to the startling world of Surrealist photography in the 1930s. Lovers of photography will delight in the many iconic images to be seen.

  • Salade Pommes Anna 10.00Mixed greens, roasted butternut squash, crisp potato julienne, and radish atop a Pommes Anna

    Dora Maar, LOrangerie, Chateau de Versailles

    Boeuf Bourguignon 13.00House-butchered beef braised in Burgundy, with pearl onions, mushrooms, and roasted potatoes

    Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Anna La Pradvina with Chichi and Gogo, avenue du Bois de Boulogne, Paris

    Chicken Rillettes 9.00 Served with crostini and a selection of house-made pickles and greens

    Ilse Bing, Fortune Tellers Booth, Street Fair

    Smoked Salmon Tartine 12.00With Alouette cheese, capers, red onion, and hard-boiled egg

    Ilse Bing, Puddle, rue de Valois

    Salade St. Germaine 10.00Blue cheese, walnuts, dried cherries, cucumbers, red onion, and mixed greens

    Ilse Bing, Cancan Dancers, Moulin Rouge

    Mushroom Crepes 11.00 Filled with wild and tamed mushroom ragout and finished with chasseur sauce

    Andr Kertsz, The Arc-en-Ciel (Rainbow) Marionette Theater, Montparnasse

    Croque Monsieur Sandwich 10.00Buttered toast with ham and Emmantaler cheese, finished with Mornay sauce

    Man Ray, Portrait of Dora Maar

    For full image credits, please refer to the back of this menu.

    i n s p i r e d by o u r Cu r r e n t e x h i b i t i o n

  • Quiche du Jour 11.00The Tafts famous quiches change daily ask your server

    daily selection of soupscup 3.50 | bowl 5.50

    pick two: soup, sandwich, or side salad 10.00Cup of soup, side salad, or choice of tuna or chicken salad on a soft roll

    anna sinton 8.00A classic salad of mixed greens with tomatoes, English cucumbers, red onions, and balsamic vinaigrette

    Crab Cake 11.00With seasonal slaw and remoulade

    add chicken to any salad 3.00

    add crab cake to any salad 6.00

    taft Caf favorites

    alouette crepes 4.00

    Grilled cheese with cheddar

    peanut butter & jelly

    Choice of apple juice box or milk

    Childrens seleCtions

    Please ask your server about our seasonal desserts, including homemade and local selections.

    desserts

    Ask our Caf staff about planning your private dining experience. Tours and custom menus are available for group lunches, and we also offer memorable catered lunches for corporate events.

    Bread service available upon request.

    Please note: one check is issued for parties of 8 or more with an automatic gratuity of 20% added

    Become a member today and receive a 10% discount in the Caf and the gift shop.

    r amblinGs by exeCutive Chef luke r adkeyIn the 1930s, Paris was an incubator for artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, and photographers. I attribute this to a combination of two things: the great tension of a prewar city and Pariss thriving artistic and intellectual culture. In the daytime, it was possible to see uniformed Fascists parading the streets. In the evenings, residents went to operas, theaters, salons, and jazz clubs. Political tensions, artistic communities, and a flourishing nightlife combined with the caf culture of the City of Light to inspire the photographers featured in Paris Night & Day: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray. They lived in an environment that allowed artists to experiment and push societal norms, to redefine art.

    For this menu, I drew inspiration from Parisian restaurant La Poule au Pot, which has been open since 1935. It is a place where Man Ray and Josephine Baker might have rubbed shoulders, a place where the artists in this show ate, drank, and people-watched.

    The Caf at the Taft Museum of Art is proud to serve some French classics alongside modern, French-inspired dishes. As I created this menu, I was reminded of this quote attributed to Man Ray: An original is a creation motivated by desire. Any reproduction of an original is motivated by necessity. It is marvelous that we are the only species that creates gratuitous forms. To create is divine, to reproduce is human.

    I hope your visit to the Museum is both human and divine.

  • imaGe details

    The Baum-Taft House, now known as the Taft Museum of Art, is a National Historic Landmark. It was the home of Cincinnatis leading citizens for several generations. Martin Baum, a merchant and Cincinnatis first millionaire, built the house in 1820. Arts patron Nicholas Longworth occupied the house from 1829 until his death in 1863. Around 1850, Longworth commissioned Robert S. Duncanson to paint landscape murals in the foyer. These are considered among the most important 19th-century works by an African American artist.

    Iron magnate David Sinton bought the house in 1871 and lived there with Anna, his only surviving child, and her husband, Charles Phelps Taft, after Anna and Charless 1873 wedding in the houses Music Room. Taft was the older half-brother of William Howard Taft, who accepted his partys nomination for the U.S. presidency from the houses portico in 1908 and went on to win the election.

    After David Sintons death in 1900, Anna and Charles Taft began to assemble a renowned collection of fine and decorative artsitems acquired not only for their beauty but also to teach and inspire, thus helping their community grow culturally and economically. In 1927, the Tafts signed papers bequeathing their home and collection to the people of Cincinnati. Charles died in 1929, Anna in 1931, and the Taft Museum opened to the public in 1932.

    In 2004, the Taft completed a major expansion and renovation that provided new spaces for exhibitions, education, programs, and visitor amenities.

    TOP: Charles Phelps Taft, 1922. Cincinnati History Library and Archives, Cincinnati Museum Center

    BOTTOM: Anna Sinton Taft, 1922. Cincinnati History Library and Archives, Cincinnati Museum Center

    history

    Inside cover (from top to bottom):

    Ilse Bing, Cancan Dancers, Moulin Rouge (detail), 1931, gelatin silver print. Collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg. Estate of Ilse Bing

    Ilse Bing, Puddle, rue de Valois (detail), 1932, gelatin silver print. Collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg. Estate of Ilse Bing

    Ilse Bing, Fortune Tellers Booth, Street Fair, Paris (detail), 1933, gelatin silver print. Collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg. Estate of Ilse Bing

    Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Anna La Pradvina with Chichi and Gogo, avenue du Bois de Boulogne, Paris (detail), 1911, gelatin silver print. Collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg. Estate of Jacques-Henri Lartigue

    Andr Kertsz, The Arc-en-Ciel (Rainbow) Marionette Theater, Montparnasse (detail), 1930, gelatin silver print. Collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg. Estate of Andr Kertsz

    Man Ray, Portrait of Dora Maar (detail), 1936, gelatin silver print. Collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg. Estate of Man Ray

    Dora Maar, LOrangerie, Chateau de Versailles (detail), 1935, gelatin silver print. Collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg. Estate of Dora Maar

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