See Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility During the Taft Museum of Art’s Extended Hours this Weekend

Time is running out to see the exhibit before it concludes on Sept. 4.

click to enlarge Dress from the Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility exhibition at the Taft Museum of Art. - Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Dress from the Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility exhibition at the Taft Museum of Art.

Time is running out to see the Taft Museum of Art’s featured exhibit Fashion & Sensibility, and this weekend the museum will have extended hours to make sure everyone gets a chance to check it out.

On display at the Taft Museum of Art through Sept. 4, the exhibition features costumes from a number of acclaimed film adaptations of Jane Austen’s beloved novels.

Guests will be able to see the exhibition for an extra three hours on Aug. 28 when the museum will close at 7 p.m. rather than the typical 4 p.m. closing time.

On display in the Fifth Third Gallery and throughout the Taft historic house, the exhibition gives Austen fans the chance to see costumes worn in films like Pride & Prejudice, Emma, Sense & Sensibility and Mansfield Park from the award-winning collection of British costume house Cosprop Ltd. It includes the dusters, capes, tailcoats, trousers, trimmed bonnets, spencers (cropped jackets for women), high-waisted dresses and suits that brought life to beloved characters like Emma Woodhouse, Elizabeth Bennet, the Dashwood Sisters, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Fanny Price, Colonel Brandon and more.

A National Historic Landmark, the Taft was built as a home circa 1820, around the same time that many of Austen’s novels and various film adaptations are set.

Tickets are free for members, $8 for guests of members, $18 for adults and $16 for seniors and children when bought online. The museum suggests making online reservations ahead of time due to the popularity of the exhibition.

The Taft Museum of Art is located at 316 Pike St., Downtown. Find more information at taftmuseum.org/jane-austen

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