Taft plans Downton Abbey costume show

Downton Abbey (PBS) Season 1, 2010 Shown from left: Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern

Downton Abbey (PBS) Season 1, 2010
Shown from left: Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern

Saturday, July 2-Sunday, Sept. 25, Taft Museum of Art

Calling all you proper “Downton Abbey” fans. Thanks to a coming exhibit at the Taft Museum of Art, you can get an up-close look at costumes, jewelry and accessories from the hit PBS show.


The exhibition, produced by Exhibits Development Group in collaboration with NBCUniversal International Television Production and Carnival Films/PBS Masterpiece’s “Downton Abbey,” will tour North America through 2018.

“Dressing Downton” features 36 costumes, 26 of which will be displayed in the Taft’s Fifth Third Gallery. The Taft also will present 10 costumes in the galleries of its historic house to provide context for the costumes. (Charles and Anna Taft lived in the home during the same period the fictional Crawleys lived in Downton Abbey, and the families would have moved in similar social circles.) The costumes range from country tweeds  to servants’ uniforms to lavish evening attire.
 



Visitors may complement the visit to “Dressing Downton” with afternoon tea on Thursdays throughout the run.
Admission will be by timed tickets sold in advance only.
 Taft members will be admitted free. The pricing for others  starts at $20 for adults.


For tickets: dressingdowntoncincy.com

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