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Artwork of the Week: July 25

Posted on Friday, July 25th, 2014

The design of this bracelet was inspired by the grand style of the Mughal Empire (1526–1761). Lavish in color and techniques, this type of bracelet, with its combination of diamonds, emeralds, and rubies, was often included in an Indian bride’s dowry. Each step in the production is carried out by a craftsman specializing in a […]

Perrysburg Woman Named CFO at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Mary K. Siefke of Perrysburg has joined the Toledo Museum of Art staff as chief financial officer. “Mary’s background and experience make her highly qualified to manage the Museum’s financial operations and an excellent addition to the TMA staff,” said Chief Operating Officer Carol Bintz in announcing the appointment. A certified public accountant, Siefke had […]

Artwork of the Week: July 18

Posted on Friday, July 18th, 2014

Born to an upper-middle class family, Morisot rejected the social expectations of her class and gender by pursuing a professional career as an artist and even participated in the first Impressionist group exhibition in 1874. In the Garden at Maurecourt is painted in oil paints but with the freedom and spontaneity of a watercolor sketch. […]

28 Artists from Ohio, Michigan and Indiana Chosen for the 95th Toledo Area Artists Exhibition

Posted on Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Twenty-eight artists have been chosen to show their work in the 95th Toledo Area Artists (TAA) Exhibition, the Toledo Museum of Art has announced. The artists, all of whom live within a 150-mile radius of Toledo, were chosen from among 462 entrants who submitted digital portfolios of their work for consideration. TAA Exhibition curator Halona […]

Artwork of the Week: July 11

Posted on Friday, July 11th, 2014

July 14 is Bastille Day and marks the 225th anniversary of the French Revolution. Vigée-Lebrun was court painter and close friend to Marie-Antoinette, wife of Louis XVI. Because of her association with the Queen, even though she herself was not noble (she was the daughter of an artist), she was forced to flee Paris during […]

Artwork of the Week: July 4

Posted on Friday, July 4th, 2014

Robert Frank traveled across America with his camera, capturing scenes that illuminated the American character of the 1950s in all of its beauty and ugliness. His images were honest and real records of the social structure in America at the time. In this photo—remarkably composed with repeating rectangles and a regular rhythm suggesting motion—Frank utilized […]

Emotional Impact of World War I Examined in The Great War: Art on the Front Line

Posted on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

In her series of woodcut prints called War (Krieg), German artist Käthe Kollwitz portrays with devastating accuracy the emotional toll of World War I. The faces of mothers, fathers, soldiers, widows and refugees are etched with anguish, not glory. She knew this grief firsthand—her son was killed in battle. For curator Paula Reich, works like […]

August 2014 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Continuing Exhibitions The Art of Video Games June 19-Sept. 28, 2014, Canaday Gallery Striking visual effects and the creative use of new technology in games take center stage in this cross-generational, interactive traveling exhibition. This groundbreaking exhibition is the first to examine video games as an art form. The exhibition features playable games, such as […]

Artwork of the Week: June 27

Posted on Friday, June 27th, 2014

Created two years before Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s early death at age 36, this lithograph is a testament to the artist’s expressive skill. He expertly conveys the speed and power of the horses thundering around the Longchamp Racecourse on the outskirts of Paris. Horseracing was a fashionable pastime in turn-of-the-century Paris, and artists like Lautrec and […]

New Art Exhibition at TMA Depicts Leisure Activities Other Than Video Games

Posted on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Youngsters and other digital natives might wonder what people did for fun before video games came on the scene. The Toledo Museum of Art answers that question with Fun & Games: The Pursuit of Leisure, a new exhibition that opens Friday, June 27. Fun & Games has been created by the Museum as a companion […]