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Cultural Diversity and Visual Arts Panel Discussion Scheduled for March 5

Posted on Monday, March 2nd, 2015

A free panel discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5 in the Glass Pavilion will examine the topic of “Cultural Diversity and Visual Arts.” The panelists, all artists with ties to this area, are Toledo residents Michelle Carlson and Aaron Bivins; Bayo Iribhogbe of New York City; Marcus Glenn of Detroit; and Wade Harrison of […]

Artwork of the Week: February 27

Posted on Friday, February 27th, 2015

Julian Schnabel created a sensation in the artworld when he showed his infamous “plate paintings” in 1979. Following two decades dominated by abstract and conceptual works of art, paintings of figures seemed shocking and confrontational. That Schnabel mined pre-existing sources for his images and constructed convoluted surfaces on which to paint them seemed all the […]

April 2015 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Exhibition Openings The American Civil War: Through Artists’ Eyes April 3–July 5, Galleries 28 & 29 This exhibition depicts major events of the American Civil War as seen through the eyes of the artist. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the end of the war, The American Civil War features approximately 50 objects drawn from the […]

Artwork of the Week: February 20

Posted on Friday, February 20th, 2015

This pendant shows the face of a male member of the Baule people with braided hair and beard. The raised lines between the eyes and at the temples are cosmetic marks. Each Baule head pendant is unique and individualized; they are said to be idealized portraits of friends or lovers. Baule families collect the gold […]

Toledo Museum of Art to Return Scientific Instrument to Germany

Posted on Thursday, February 19th, 2015

A lavishly-designed, 16th-century scientific instrument will be returned to Germany in March, the Toledo Museum of Art announced today. The 450-year-old astrological compendium or astrolabe was a multifunctional device used to tell time and make astronomical calculations less than 50 years after Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition circumnavigated the globe by sea for the first time. The […]

Applications Being Accepted for Art Travel Scholarship

Posted on Monday, February 16th, 2015

The Toledo Museum of Art is now accepting applications for the Palmer Scholarship, which funds art-related travel for northwest Ohio residents. The Museum is inviting artists, photographers, students and others pursuing an artistic endeavor away from home to apply for the $8,000 award. While the scholarship funds airfare, meals and hotel or housing, it does […]

Food Editor Darra Goldstein Joins Masters Series

Posted on Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Darra Goldstein isn’t a household name, but according to discerning foodies, she should be. The food and cultural journal she founded, Gastronomica, has earned high marks since its inception in 2001, including a recent James Beard Foundation award for Publication of the Year and a spot on Saveur magazine’s top 100. Now Dr. Goldstein will bring […]

Artwork of the Week: February 13

Posted on Friday, February 13th, 2015

Gustave Courbet, famous in his day for his confrontational images of peasant life and dramatic landscapes, led a personal campaign to reform art, declaring brashly that artists must represent contemporary life, not imitate the past. This painting of a woman arranging cut flowers on an outdoor trellis reflects Courbet’s realist manifesto, since it presents the […]

Exhibition of Pet Illustrations Debuts

Posted on Sunday, February 8th, 2015

Animal characters – from Clifford the Big Red Dog to the mischievous black cat known as bad Kitty – capture imaginations just as easily as their human counterparts do in the world of children’s literature. Now those and other beloved pets will be explored in the upcoming exhibition Best in Show: Animal Illustrations from the Mazza […]

Artwork of the Week: February 6

Posted on Friday, February 6th, 2015

From the late 16th to the late 18th centuries, European colonialism was expanding in the East. Europe became enamored of Chinese style, and a fashion known as chinoiserie permeated the decorative arts. This large pagoda clock is one of the most elaborate and charming timepieces made in England in chinoiserie style. The three tiers enclose […]