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Sept. 9 Art Minute: Vija Celmins, ‘Untitled (Ocean)’

Posted on Friday, September 9th, 2016

Celmins’ meticulous renderings of the natural environment in a reduced palette of gray represent the physical world at its most impersonal and neutral. Though her elemental views of vast space resist romantic notions of nature, they nevertheless retain an inherent elusive mystery and poetic resonance. Untitled (Ocean) is one of four lithograph scenes that Celmins […]

The Sound of Silents Returns to the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle

Posted on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Toledo Museum of Art’s popular Film + Live Music: The Sound of Silents returns to the Peristyle this season with a line-up of five movies. Classics from cinema’s silent film era will be screened with a live musical score played on the Skinner organ. All films start at 7 p.m. The Sound of Silents series […]

2016–2017 The Sound of Silents Film Series

Posted on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

A year’s worth of live music and film in the Peristyle The Sound of Silents Film series features classics of the silent film era with live musical accompaniment in the Peristyle Theater. Admission for each film is free for members and $5 for non-members. Tickets are available at the Toledo Museum of Art information desks. […]

Sept. 2 Art Minute: Camille Pissarro, ‘Peasants Resting’

Posted on Friday, September 2nd, 2016

In Peasants Resting two women and a child take a moment to sit, perhaps on their way home after a day of labor; their slumping poses communicate fatigue. Pissarro conveys a restful mood with dabs of paint in complementary colors (orange and blue, ochre and violet) that—when viewed from a distance—coalesce into dappled light shining […]

Improvised Shakespeare Company to Appear in Peristyle As Part of Holy Toledo Laughfest, Exhibition Activities

Posted on Thursday, September 1st, 2016

What will happen on stage is anybody’s guess, but one thing is for sure: whatever you see and hear will be created right on the spot when the Improvised Shakespeare Company appears Oct. 8 at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle as part of Holy Toledo Laughfest. The 6 p.m. performance by the critically acclaimed […]

October 2016 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Exhibition Opening The Libbey Dolls: Fashioning the Story Oct. 28, 2016-Feb. 12, 2017, Gallery 18 The Libbey Dolls, formerly known as the Doucet Dolls, were a product of the World War I aid effort. The porcelain factories at Limoges and Sèvres put wounded soldiers, unemployed artisans and young men back to work making French novelties. […]

Author of The Bellwether: Why Ohio Picks the President Speaks Sept. 22 at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle

Posted on Monday, August 29th, 2016

Kyle Kondik, author of the new book The Bellwether: Why Ohio Picks the President, will appear on Sept. 22 at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. Just days ahead of the first presidential candidate debate, Kondik will shed light on the Buckeye State’s remarkable record as a predictor of presidential election winners. The free event […]

Aug. 26 Art Minute: Ico Parisi and Luisa Parisi, ‘Sideboard’

Posted on Friday, August 26th, 2016

As sleek and sexy as its Italian contemporaries the Vespa scooter and the films of Federico Fellini, this sideboard, designed by Ico and Luisa Parisi, presents a chic example of Italian postwar 20th-century design. Designed for a dining room, its elegantly arranged and meticulously matched wood grains distinguish the angular lines of the horizontal body, […]

Aug. 19 Art Minute: Jules Breton, ‘The Shepherd’s Star’

Posted on Friday, August 19th, 2016

Barefoot and carrying a heavy sack of potatoes on her head, a young peasant woman returns from the fields in the early evening as Capella, the “shepherd’s star,” rises over her shoulder. Although the model was an actual agricultural worker from the artist’s native village in the Artois region of northern France, Jules Breton gives […]

Aug. 12 Art Minute: Jean Schlumberger, ‘Seabird Clip’

Posted on Friday, August 12th, 2016

The mid-twentieth century was the era of the artist-jeweler, who responded to a growing international affluent clientele with an increased desire for individual expression. The venerable firm of Tiffany & Co. in New York could not ignore the changes taking place in jewelry and metalwork design, both in the United States and abroad. In response, […]