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Artwork of the Week: January 11

Posted on Friday, January 11th, 2013

New for the New Year, these recently installed figures by Jaume Plensa have already attracted a lot of attention. German for “mirror” or “looking glass,” Spiegel shows two identical giants, hugging their knees and facing one another, though they are technically faceless. They are nearly bodiless as well: the figures are hollow screens given shape […]

Kalpis Returns to Italy

Posted on Thursday, January 10th, 2013

The Toledo Museum of Art turned over a rare Etruscan kalpis (water jug) to U.S. authorities during a public ceremony on January 8 after an investigation found the object likely was sold illegally to the Museum. U.S. Immigration and Customs investigators say the 2,500-year-old vessel was probably excavated illegally in Italy, then smuggled to Switzerland […]

Chemo Paintings Exhibition Opens Jan. 18

Posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Former Bowling Green resident Dorothy Uber Bryan (1924-2001) used art as a form of therapy. The Chemo Paintings, a series of works by Bryan is part of a new exhibition opening Jan. 18 in the Community Gallery. The exhibition, which continues through March 21, reveals how Bryan used art to express the range of emotions […]

Costume Designer Closes Hollywood Show

Posted on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

In conjunction with the exhibition Made in Hollywood: Photographs from the John Kobal Foundation, award-winning costume designer Vinilla “Vin” Burnham will give a free presentation on Sunday, January 20 at 2 p.m. in the Peristyle. In Touching the Stars: Costume Design from the Covent Garden to Hollywood, Burnham will discuss her work for feature films, […]

Artwork of the Week: January 4

Posted on Friday, January 4th, 2013

New for the New Year, see this striking installation in the newly installed Wolfe Gallery of Contemporary Art. Victorian in its sensibility, Petah Coyne’s elaborate hanging sculpture uses a chandelier as its core, encased in violet silk flowers dipped in black wax. Studded throughout are brightly hued taxidermy Golden and Lady Amherst pheasants. Dusky candles […]

TMA Publishes Color Ignited E-book

Posted on Friday, December 14th, 2012

TMA published its first e-book, Color Ignited: Glass 1962-2012. The book, published earlier this year in hardcover as a companion to an exhibition of the same name, celebrates 50 years of the Studio Glass Movement which originated at the Museum. This catalogue of works by more than 50 artists focuses on how color became an […]

Artwork of the Week: December 14

Posted on Friday, December 14th, 2012

The Artwork of the Week is celebrating the Museum’s “Season of Portraiture.” Following ancient precedent for images of powerful rulers, France’s Sun King, Louis XIV (reigned 1643–1715), is shown wearing Roman military dress and the imperial cloak and riding without saddle or stirrups (a reference to his control of the state). On his breastplate is […]

TSA Students Assist on Docent Tours

Posted on Thursday, December 13th, 2012

TMA is partnering with the Toledo School for the Arts in a new program which trains students to assist veteran docents on tours. Four students were selected to participate in the pilot program and went through a year-long training process to assist with tours of the international exhibition Manet: Portraying Life. Due to the success […]

Manet Ends New Year’s Day

Posted on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

The final day to see Manet: Portraying Life will be January 1, 2013. Co-organized with the Royal Academy of Arts, London, the exhibition brings together nearly 40 portraits by Manet and numerous photographs on loan from museums in Europe, North America and Japan. Critics have called the show a “must-see” exhibition. Tickets to the exhibition […]

The Great Art Escape 2012

Posted on Monday, December 10th, 2012

Plan to join us for the annual Great Art Escape during the week before the New Year’s holiday (Dec. 26–30). Each day offers different programs, including music and dance performances, storytelling, drawing in the galleries and glassblowing demonstrations. Admission to the Museum and all of the activities is free. Parking is free for Museum members […]