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June 21, 2013

Professor Emerita Franny Taft to be honored

Cleveland Arts Prize to honor faculty member who taught art history at CIA for 62 years.

Professor Emerita Franny Taft to be honored

Plain Dealer writer Donald Rosenberg has profiled Cleveland Institute of Art's beloved Professor Emerita Frances (Franny) Taft, who will be this year's special honoree at the Cleveland Arts Prize 53rd Annual Awards event on June 27. Taft, who Cleveland Arts Prize honored in 1995 with a Special Citation for Distinguished Service to the Arts, taught art history at CIA for 62 years, before retiring in 2012.

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The mission of the Cleveland Arts Prize is to identify, reward, publicly honor and promote those creative artists whose original work has made Northeast Ohio a more exciting place to live and whose accomplishments have set a standard of excellence to which other artists can aspire.

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