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Oct. 9 Art Minute: Henri Laurens, Les Idylles (Idylls)

Posted on Monday, October 9th, 2017

One of the first sculptors to translate the innovations of Cubist painting in sculpture, Henri Laurens also collaborated on nine books over the course of his career. Les Idylles, a masterpiece of modern book illustration, represents the first of three collaborations with Tériade, one of the most influential and inventive publishers of livres d’artistes (artist-illustrated […]

Toledo Museum of Art Leadership Fellowship Awarded to Dr. Alyssa Greenberg

Posted on Monday, October 9th, 2017

Alyssa Greenberg has been named Leadership Fellow at the Toledo Museum of Art. She hails from Brooklyn and completed her doctorate in art history at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The recently established TMA Leadership Fellowship Program has been endowed with gifts from Scott and Margy Trumbull and the late Dorothy MacKenzie Price, […]

Oct. 2 Art Minute: Henri Matisse, Pasiphaé: Chant de Minos (Les Crétois)

Posted on Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Pasiphaé: Chant de Minos (Les Crétois) is widely recognized as one of Henri Matisse’s most successful artist books. This 20th-century retelling of an ancient myth describes how Pasiphaé, the wife of King Minos of Crete, falls in love with a white bull sent by the sea god Poseidon. From their union, she gives birth to a bull-headed child known […]

Sept. 25 Art Minute: Dana Zámečníková, Theatre

Posted on Monday, September 25th, 2017

The mystery of the theatre serves as a metaphor for the universal mysteries of life in the art of Dana Zámečníková. She uses plate glass as a “canvas” for painted images, executed in oil rather than the more time-consuming and more traditional process of enameling. She overlays her enigmatic images to communicate complex layers of […]

Upcoming Exhibitions: Early Christian Art, Mummies, Frans Hals and More

Posted on Monday, September 25th, 2017

Fired Up: Contemporary Glass by Women Artists Sept. 2, 2017-March 18, 2018, Glass Pavilion The discovery of glass as a serious artistic medium in the 1960s – sparked during the Studio Glass Movement that originated at the Toledo Museum of Art – was monumental. Yet in the early decades of the medium’s artistic flowering, women faced […]

Guest Lecturer Balachandran Uses Technology to Interpret Ancient Art at Free Event on Sept. 23

Posted on Thursday, September 21st, 2017

The Toledo Museum of Art is offering an in-depth learning experience with Sanchita Balachandran (San-chee-ta Bal-a-chan-dran), associate director of the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. On Saturday, Sept. 23, Balachandran will present a lecture titled “CSI (Ceramics Scene Investigation), Ancient Athens: Investigating Greek Potters and Painters” in the Little Theater at 2 p.m. […]

Toledo Museum of Art Welcomes Diane Wright as Curator of Glass

Posted on Thursday, September 21st, 2017

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) announces that Diane C. Wright has been appointed as curator of glass. Wright begins her appointment at TMA on Nov. 13, 2017. In this role Wright will be responsible for overseeing TMA’s world-renowned and growing glass and decorative arts collection, including acquisitions, research, exhibitions and publications. Since 2014 Wright […]

Sept. 18 Art Minute: Sonja Blomdahl, Celadon/Scarlet

Posted on Monday, September 18th, 2017

Sonja Blomdahl states of her work, “As an artist, my focus has been with the vessel. In the vessel, I find the form to be of primary importance. It holds the space. Color is often the “joy” in making a piece. I want the colors to glow and react with each other. The clear band […]

The First American Art Museum Exhibition to Focus on Glass Art by Women on View at the Toledo Museum of Art Sept. 2, 2017-March 18, 2018

Posted on Monday, September 18th, 2017

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) has launched a celebration of the critical contributions made by generations of women glass artists. Drawn from the Toledo Museum of Art’s internationally renowned glass collection and with key loans from notable private collections, Fired Up: Contemporary Glass by Women Artists presents more than 50 stunning objects by women […]

In the TMA Library: Collection Catalogues of the Past

Posted on Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Want your friends to take note of your most prized possessions in 2017? Post pictures of them on Facebook. But in 1917? An altogether more lavish process was in place—one that involved hiring people to make handmade paper, create painstaking reproductions of your art collection, and bind the pages together in a massive tome. Collectors […]