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Antique Christmas at the Taft Museum of Art

This year, the Taft offers some new twists on old Christmas favorites.

Upon entering the galleries, visitors will find an intricately folded paper dollhouse home to miniature paper dolls. Nearby, a collection of antique Noah’s Ark toys feature a host of animals, lined up two by two. Once in the historic house, children of all ages will enjoy seeing a German miniature toy shop from the 1890s full of boxed play-sets of sheep, shepherds, and dogs. Among the other vintage treasures new to the display are a tree decked with angel ornaments, another featuring butterfly and flower ornaments, a case full of figural light bulbs for Christmas decor, a display of whimsical Italian glass ornaments from the 1940s and 50s, and eight looped rows of glass bead garlands on the large feather tree in the Music Room.

Open November 5, 2010–January 9, 2011.

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