Vernita Henderson

Duncanson Center, Taft Museum of Art
Vernita Henderson serves as chair of the Robert S. Duncanson Society at the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is also a member of the board of directors and the exhibitions committee at the museum.

The Duncanson Society affirms an ongoing African American presence within the structure of the Taft Museum and honors the relationship between Robert S. Duncanson (1821-1872), who painted the landscape murals in the museum's foyer, and his patron Nicholas Longworth.

Henderson has served on numerous civic, cultural, and community boards including the Ensemble Theater of Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission, the African American Leadership and Development Program of the Urban League, and HOME (Housing Opportunities Made Equal).

Henderson is a self-taught jewelry designer. Her award-winning works have been featured at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati Art Museum, the Contemporary Arts Center, as well as several regional boutiques, and internationally, in shops in Paris, France and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.