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Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic—Toledo Museum of Art Examines Work of Contemporary Artist

Posted on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

The Toledo Museum of Art presents Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, an exhibition of 60 paintings and sculptures questioning ideas of race, gender and the politics of representation. On view Feb. 10-May 14, 2017, A New Republic spans Wiley’s 14-year career including his earliest explorations of the male figure, his unique take on Old Master […]

Nov. 11 Art Minute: René Lalique, “Poppy Necklace”

Posted on Friday, November 11th, 2016

The flowing curves and naturalism of this expressive floral pendant define it as a quintessential jewel of the Art Nouveau style. It was designed and produced by the French artist-jeweler René Lalique, who had operated a studio in Paris since 1890. Trained in Paris and London within the rigid practices of the nineteenth-century goldsmith’s trade, […]

Nov. 4 Art Minute: Andrew Wyeth, ‘The Hunter’

Posted on Friday, November 4th, 2016

In The Hunter, painted as an illustration for the cover of The Saturday Evening Post and the work that brought the artist to national attention, Wyeth used a startling and unusual point of view—that of the hunted bird—to give this otherwise ordinary scene of a hunter in a fall landscape a heightened sense of drama. The viewer is […]

Oct. 28 Art Minute: John George Brown, ‘The Country Gallants’

Posted on Friday, October 28th, 2016

As industrialization and urbanization changed the landscape and society in the mid-1800s, America’s past became the object of romantic nostalgia. Scenes of simple, idealistic rural life like this one were sought by middleclass city dwellers. Born in England, but settling in New York in 1853, John George Brown was one of the most successful painters […]

Time Running Out to Experience I Approve This Message at the Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Friday, October 28th, 2016

Only a couple of weeks remain to see I Approve This Message: Decoding Political Ads, an eye-opening, interactive Toledo Museum of Art exhibition devoted to the viewer and how political ads can influence your emotions in order to sway your vote. The free, nonpartisan show ends on Election Day, Nov. 8. “The goal is to […]

An open letter in response to the deaccessioning of ancient works and their subsequent sale through Christie’s

Posted on Monday, October 24th, 2016

The Toledo Museum of Art takes the stewardship and integrity of our collection seriously, from acquisition to deaccession, and maintains transparency about all of our professional practices. Preserving the world’s cultural heritage is of the utmost importance to collecting institutions. To that end, we publicly share our Collections Management Policy as well as our commitment […]

Oct. 21 Art Minute: Jasper Francis Cropsey, ‘Starrucca Viaduct, Pennsylvania’

Posted on Friday, October 21st, 2016

Jasper Francis Cropsey’s views of fiery autumn scenes captured the forests, mountains, and valleys of the northeast in a celebration of America’s unique, often untouched, natural beauty. As the nation grew, the human presence increasingly intruded on this natural beauty. Images of the railroad often symbolized this growth, seen both as a sign of progress […]

Oct. 14 Art Minute: Pierre-Étienne-Théodore Rousseau, ‘Under the Birches, Evening’

Posted on Friday, October 14th, 2016

The majestic trees and extraordinary light of this painting are hallmarks of Théodore Rousseau’s landscapes. A partially obscured parish priest travels on horseback along a country lane through the late October countryside, lit by the last rays of the setting sun. Rousseau captures this fading light as a fiery glow igniting the colors of autumn. […]

November 2016 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Monday, October 10th, 2016

Exhibition Openings Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 35 Nov. 5, 2016-Jan. 22, 2017, Great Gallery Contemporary Mexican-born artist Gabriel Dawe’s textile installations have adorned gallery spaces around the world, most recently as part of an exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. These ethereal indoor rainbows prompt us to examine public spaces in a […]

Celebrated Irish Poet Paul Durcan to Present Reading at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Friday, October 7th, 2016

Poet Paul Durcan is celebrated as a national treasure in his native Ireland. Illustrious literary figures, including British poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, are to be found in the audience of his theatrical, dramatic readings – performed in his deep Irish brogue. Now Durcan will cross the Atlantic to give a free reading of poetry […]