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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 […]

Area Residents Invited to Slow Art Day 2015, an International Event Dedicated to Enjoying Fine Art

Posted on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Take a little time to enjoy art. That’s what the Toledo Museum of Art is inviting area residents to do April 11 on Slow Art Day. TMA is joining more than 150 other art venues for the international observance that encourages people to take their time to look at art and discuss their observations with […]

Master Glassblower Lino Tagliapietra Visits Toledo Museum of Art This May

Posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Italian master glassblower Lino Tagliapietra has spent his 70-year career creating magnificent glass works, raising the international standards of glass craftsmanship in the process. This May, the Toledo Museum of Art will offer the opportunity to view Maestro Tagliapietra at work in the Glass Pavilion Hot Shop. The Italian artist will be in residence as […]

Artwork of the Week: March 20

Posted on Friday, March 20th, 2015

This sculpture, carved out of an unidentified hard, black stone, depicts a stylized duck with compact features. The small scale of the figure implies that it probably was meant to be seen at close range, which suggests an intimate relationship between the owner and the object. Although precise date and place of manufacture are unknown, […]

Public Invited to ‘Come over and Play’ this Summer at Toledo Museum of Art’s Play Time Interactive Exhibit

Posted on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Play Time, this summer’s major contemporary exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art, poses a serious question about a seemingly unserious topic: Is play – the spontaneous, unstructured time found to foster creativity and problem-solving skills – strictly for kids? This free exhibition, which runs approximately Memorial Day weekend (May 22) through Labor Day (Sept. […]

Artwork of the Week: March 13

Posted on Friday, March 13th, 2015

Always intellectually energetic, Gertrude Greene began painting abstract relief constructions in 1935. The hard lines and geometric forms are offset and softened by the addition of the single curving shape that anchors the composition. While the painting is strictly abstract and does not represent any real object or figure, Greene does provide one easily readable […]

150 Years after Civil War’s End, Toledo Museum of Art Reexamines Conflict That Divided the Nation

Posted on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

They were tasked with documenting the Civil War – both the humdrum moments and the perilous, bloody violence that punctuated them. Now, 150 years after the end of the conflict, the works of those artists, illustrators and photographers who brought the frontlines to life for the era’s Americans will be reexamined in a new exhibition at the Toledo […]

Tree Removal Begins Today

Posted on Monday, March 9th, 2015

Due to serious safety hazards posed to both the public and works of art in the vicinity, four damaged trees on the Museum’s campus will be removed and replaced and one will be trimmed. The work started today, Monday, March 9, at the Glass Pavilion and will continue over the next couple of weeks. The […]

Artwork of the Week: March 6

Posted on Friday, March 6th, 2015

A tour de force of the glassworker’s skill, this vessel is the most elaborate trail-decorated jar known to survive from the late eastern Roman Empire. Collared jars, made from the late fourth century onward, have been found at sites all along the Syro-Palestinian coast, where glassblowing was invented, but none match this example in complexity. […]