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Know Before You Go: Kehinde Wiley Masters Series

Posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Due to the overwhelming response to artist Kehinde Wiley’s February 9th Masters Series appearance, the Museum has put together the following list of frequently asked questions to help you plan accordingly before you arrive for this special event. A larger than normal crowd is anticipated and keeping these things in mind will help us ensure the best […]

Feb 6. Art Minute: Elizabeth Catlett, ‘Playmates,’ from ‘For My People’

Posted on Monday, February 6th, 2017

The granddaughter of slaves, Elizabeth Catlett grew up in segregated Washington, D.C. In 1946, she was awarded a Rosenwald Foundation fellowship to study art in Mexico City, moving there permanently in 1947 and marrying Mexican artist Francisco Mura. Catlett had a strong social conscience, and throughout her long career her art not only celebrated black […]

March 2017 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Exhibition Opening Framing Fame: 19th- & 20th-century Celebrity Photography March 4-June 4, 2017, Gallery 18 Through approximately 55 works from the Toledo Museum of Art’s extensive collection of works on paper, this exhibition charts the increasing proliferation of celebrity portrait photography and its popularity throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Beginning with the 1860s when […]

Jan. 30 Art Minute: William Morris, ‘Suspended Artifact’

Posted on Monday, January 30th, 2017

To produce the fossilized effect of the two tusk–like blown–glass forms of this sculpture, William Morris first dipped the hot blown glass in cold water and then filled the resulting cracks with opaque colored glass powder and the chemical scavo. After annealing (slowly cooling) the forms, he coated the surfaces with acid, resulting in an […]

Orbit, Originally in Rockefeller Center’s Rainbow Room, Finds New Home at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Dan Dailey has built a storied career as an artist, participating in more than 250 exhibitions as well as having a major retrospective at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. His work is represented in more than 45 museum collections around the world. On the surface, all these successes appear connected to […]

Chevalier to Speak in Great Gallery

Posted on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Historical novelist Tracy Chevalier is known for weaving together new worlds from non-fiction, and never more fantastically than when she is addressing the great mysteries of art history. Known for her best-selling novel Girl with a Pearl Earring (adapted for the big screen in 2003), Chevalier’s writing has taken readers to far-flung locales, from Dutch […]

Jan. 23 Art Minute: Henri Matisse, ‘Flowers’

Posted on Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Flowers belongs to a series of sumptuous still lifes that Matisse painted in 1924–1925, each set in studio interiors. In these paintings, the principle subject—in this case, a ceramic vase of bright flowers—is arranged on a patterned tablecloth against a background decorated with patterned wallpaper and examples of Matisse’s work, here an unframed drawing of […]

Applications Being Accepted for Art Travel Scholarship

Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017

The Toledo Museum of Art is now accepting applications for the Palmer Scholarship, which funds art-related travel for northwest Ohio residents. Previous scholarship recipients have used the award to photograph landscapes in Iran, learn textile-making in Scotland and study indigenous artifacts in New Zealand. The Museum is inviting artists, photographers, students and others pursuing an […]

Toledo Museum of Art Presents Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic

Posted on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Exhibition Examines Identity, Representation through New Lens The Toledo Museum of Art explores ideas of race, gender and the politics of representation through a powerful exhibition of 60 paintings and sculptures spanning the 14-year career of contemporary artist Kehinde Wiley. On view Feb. 10-May 14, 2017, Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic delves into the artist’s […]

February 2017 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Exhibition Opening Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic Feb. 10-May 14, 2017, Levis Galleries (Galleries 26, 27) Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic offers an overview of the first 14 years of the prolific artist’s career. His signature portraits of everyday men and women riff on paintings by Old Masters, replacing European aristocrats in those paintings with […]