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One of the most prolific 19th-century American landscape painters, George Inness endowed his late works such as September Noon with a poetic, almost abstract character more visionary and evocative than “realistic.” Here a single figure clutching a bouquet of wild flowers strolls through a dreamy forest landscape.
The prospectus for the 94th Toledo Area Artists Exhibition is now available online. Entries for the exhibition must be submitted by Oct. 22 at www.callforentry.com. Jurors of this year’s show are Small Worlds artist Joe Fig and TMA Mellon Fellow Kate Nesin. Any artist living within a 150-mile radius of the Museum is eligible to […]
Yellow—corresponding with earth in traditional Chinese art and culture—was considered the most beautiful color. Reserved for the Emperor and his court and therefore a forbidden color, such rigid regulations had loosened by the 19th century and yellow vessels, garments, and painted decorations were produced more widely.
In an exhibition showcasing approximately 120 books, photographs and prints produced during the time of Édouard Manet, the Museum takes a look at how the times influenced prominent artists and their work. Prints and Authors from the Time of Manet, opening September 13 in the World on Paper Gallery, explores graphic arts created between 1830–1890 […]
The TMA Apollo Society has acquired three works of contemporary studio glass for the Museum’s glass collection: Colorbox II by Japanese sculptor Jun Kaneko, Twilight Powered by Electricity Makes for a Brilliant New Horizon by emerging artist Andrew Erdos and Dew Point 18 by Ohio native Maya Lin. Also, individual members of the Society purchased, […]
This magnificent earring represents Zeus, the king of the gods, as an eagle. The wings, talons, and thunderbolts are sheet gold and filigree; the body is covered with tiny granules of gold. Miniature sculptures of birds and mythological flying creatures were popular pendants for women’s earrings during the Hellenistic period.
In conjunction with Navy Week in Toledo (August 20–27), the Navy woodwind quintet Jazz Ensemble will perform at the Museum this Wednesday from noon-1:30 p.m. in the Great Gallery, and this Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the GlasSalon. Toledo was one of 15 cities to be chosen for Navy Week in 2012, and we’re delighted to […]
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TMA is fortunate to have a dedicated corps of volunteers. For the 2011-2012 fiscal year, 584 volunteers put in 18,394 hours in support of the Museum. In addition to Ambassadors and Docents, volunteers donate their time in the Family Center and at the Information Desks; during It’s Friday and other special events; as Peristyle ushers […]
Although Aimé-Jules Dalou’s life ambition was to become a sculptor of public monuments, he found great success in sculpting tabletop interior scenes like Woman Reading. Dalou has captured an intimate moment of a woman absorbed in a book, a common and appropriate pastime for upper-class 19th-century women. The figure represents an archetype of a stylish […]