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Artwork of the Week: April 24

Posted on Friday, April 24th, 2015

Drawn to colorful scenes of people enjoying themselves at the beach or at the park, Maurice Prendergast often sketched at the coastal resort of Nahant, near Boston. He adapted some of these sketches into paintings. Here he captures the excitement, the whirl of movement, and burst of color of a carousel with his broad brushstrokes […]

Concert, Lecture Pay Tribute to Helen Beach Jones and Her Husband, Former Toledo Mayor Samuel “Golden Rule” Jones

Posted on Monday, April 20th, 2015

Helen Beach Jones lived in a house that stood in what is now the Toledo Museum of Art’s Peristyle. The home’s former location is fitting because Jones, an accomplished organist and singer, subsequently started the Museum’s music program.    Her love of music will once again fill the Peristyle when “Flashback and Flash Forward: The […]

Artwork of the Week: April 17

Posted on Friday, April 17th, 2015

French Neoclassicism revived the fashion for wearing a tiara, a head ornament based on an ancient Greek diadem. Tiaras of varying degrees of intrinsic value were worn by every woman from the middle classes to royalty. Coral, which was believed to possess protective powers, was often used in jewelry for children and young adults. Most […]

Circle 2445’s Kentucky Derby Party to Feature Bourbon Tastings, Fashion Contest

Posted on Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Bourbon tastings, bocce games and a fashion contest are a few of the party highlights at Circle 2445’s annual Kentucky Derby bash, which returns to the Toledo Museum of Art for a fourth year on May 2 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Circle 2445, a membership group that aims to engage the next generation of […]

Artwork of the Week: April 10

Posted on Friday, April 10th, 2015

At the turn of the 20th century, the Civil War still lingered as the most stunning event in American history. The drive to memorialize the war induced artists to create definitive images of its famous figures. Regarded by his contemporaries as the foremost American sculptor of his generation, Augustus Saint-Gaudens set the standard in portraiture […]

‘The Last Southern Gentlemen’ Tour Brings Delfeayo and Ellis Marsalis to Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Two members of America’s first family of jazz have reached a new pinnacle with the release of “The Last Southern Gentlemen.” The album is the first time trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis has made a complete recording with his father, 80-year-old pianist Ellis Marsalis. The pair, currently on tour promoting their album, will be in Toledo April […]

Artwork of the Week: April 3

Posted on Friday, April 3rd, 2015

This seemingly simple arrangement engages the eye in so many complex and subtle ways. The painting is composed of contrasts and comparisons: the artist juxtaposes small, smooth, red grapes with large, rough, ridged melons. Spiky chestnut pods contrast with the sheen of a pair of exposed chestnuts. Unexpectedly, amongst these fruits and nuts of the […]

TMA Presents Military Re-enactments, Films, Talks and Concerts in Conjunction with The American Civil War: Through Artists’ Eyes

Posted on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Appearances by two military re-enactment groups and an old-fashioned American brass band, as well as lectures and a film series are among activities the Toledo Museum of Art will present in conjunction with its new exhibition The American Civil War: Through Artists’ Eyes. The focus exhibition, on view April 3-July 5 in Galleries 28 and […]

May 2015 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Exhibition Openings Play Time May 22-Sep. 6, 2015, Throughout Museum In a world that prioritizes work, how do we encourage people of all ages to relish the benefits of play? Play Time celebrates the art of diversion and engages visitors in multi-sensory, interactive installations across the entire 36-acre Museum campus and in select locations across […]

Artwork of the Week: March 27

Posted on Friday, March 27th, 2015

Children fish and cattle wander through the English countryside in Arundel Mill and Castle, John Constable’s last painting. Constable captured the ever-changing effects of light and weather in his paintings like few before him: clouds move across the sky, causing the light to shift; a breeze blows through the trees; and sunlight sparkles on moving […]