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November 2017 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Exhibition Opening Glorious Splendor: Treasures of Early Christian Art Nov. 18, 2017–Feb. 17, 2018 Christian art borrowed heavily from non-Christian traditions in terms of its techniques, media, style and iconography. Glorious Splendor: Treasures of Early Christian Art traces these continuities through the most remarkable objects of the period: precious stones, metals and jewelry. The exhibition […]

Oct. 23 Art Minute: Hermine David, “Cressida”

Posted on Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Based loosely on a Trojan War character found in Homer’s Iliad (8th century BCE), Cressida’s modern-day persona stems from medieval and Renaissance retellings of her story as a love triangle. As popularized in works by Geoffrey Chaucer (1343–1500) and William Shakespeare (1564–1616), Cressida pledges her love to Trojan prince Troilus. After she is traded in […]

Rare exhibition of Late Roman masterpieces opens at the Toledo Museum of Art next month

Posted on Monday, October 23rd, 2017

For the first time since its founding in 1901, the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) will present a special exhibition of Late Roman artwork, focusing on the period from the second century B.C. to the seventh century. The majority of the approximately 30 masterpieces – glittering gold and silver, spectacular oversize carved garnets and rubies […]

Museum Place Residences Community Conversations Scheduled

Posted on Friday, October 20th, 2017

The Toledo Museum of Art has announced the first set of dates and venues for community conversations regarding the Museum Place Residences. Community members and Museum stakeholders are invited to attend and provide feedback on how to best utilize the buildings. Information on additional dates will be made available at and shared on the […]

Oct. 16 Art Minute: Pablo Picasso, Les Metamorphoses

Posted on Monday, October 16th, 2017

Ancient Roman writer Ovid’s Metamorphoses, a collection of more than 250 separate myths loosely linked by the theme of transformation, provided Pablo Picasso his first opportunity in illustrated book form to engage with classical antiquity in a visually expressive, modern fashion. Though written in 8 CE in the grand style of classical poetry, Ovid’s epic […]

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 […]