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Artwork of the Week: September 28

Posted on Friday, September 28th, 2012

In Buddhist belief, the stupa (meaning “crown of the head” or “summit”) symbolizes the mind of the Buddha. The various parts of the stupa correspond to the five elements of manifested existence: space/void, wind/air, fire, water, and earth. The domed shape also refers to the dome of the heavens. The spire rising from the middle […]

Artwork of the Week: September 21

Posted on Friday, September 21st, 2012

Along with the hunt, the wine vintage was one of the most popular and picturesque seasonal themes—representing Autumn—that weavers of the late Middle Ages portrayed. Woven of wool and silk, this tapestry fragment originally belonged to a winemaking series intended to cover the walls of an entire room (the Museum also owns a second fragment […]

Photo Contest Voting Now Open

Posted on Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Facebook fans can now vote for their favorite photographs submitted to the Portraying Life in Toledo contest. Contestants were asked to submit photos that represent life in our community and include at least one individual. Voters will have five votes per e-mail address, per day, through Oct. 9. The top 30 portraits chosen by the public […]

Museum Launches Photo Contest

Posted on Monday, September 10th, 2012

Going along with this fall’s Season of Portraiture, TMA invites community members to submit original photographs to the Portraying Life in Toledo photo contest and exhibition. Photos should capture everyday life in Greater Toledo and feature at least one individual. Contestants can enter up to three photographs online. Photos shot for commercial purposes are not […]

Artwork of the Week: September 7

Posted on Friday, September 7th, 2012

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.

TAA Prospectus Now Available

Posted on Thursday, September 6th, 2012

The prospectus for the 94th Toledo Area Artists Exhibition is now available online. Entries for the exhibition must be submitted by Oct. 22 at 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 […]

Artwork of the Week: August 31

Posted on Friday, August 31st, 2012

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.

Prints and Authors Show Opens September 13

Posted on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

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 […]

Apollo Society Acquires Contemporary Glass for Museum

Posted on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

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, […]

Artwork of the Week: August 24

Posted on Friday, August 24th, 2012

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.