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Aug. 14 Art Minute: Irene Rice Pereira, Projecting Planes

Posted on Monday, August 14th, 2017

Fascinated since childhood with light both as a physical phenomenon and as a metaphysical force, I. Rice Pereira explored this interest beginning in the 1930s in luminous abstract painting, sometimes on glass. In 1935 she became a founder and faculty member of the industrial arts school the Design Laboratory in New York City, where she […]

Two Toledo destinations in the running for the ‘Best Ohio Attraction’

Posted on Friday, August 11th, 2017

Toledo Museum of Art and National Museum of the Great Lakes nominated for USA Today Readers’ Choice Awards The USA Today 10 Best is featuring the Toledo Museum of Art and the National Museum of the Great Lakes in a contest asking readers to choose the Best Ohio Attraction. Voters can come together to […]

September 2017 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Exhibition Opening Fired Up: Contemporary Glass by Women Artists Sept. 2, 2017-March 18, 2018 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 its earliest decades, women faced an uphill battle in their […]

Aug. 7 Art Minute: Saint George and the Dragon

Posted on Monday, August 7th, 2017

A knight in shining armor! The hero of this painting is Saint George, a mythical Christian once believed to have lived in the ancient Roman Empire. A warrior saint, his legend was popular in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance because of his defense of the Christian faith and of the weak or helpless. His […]

Musical ensemble Oracle Hysterical to Perform ‘Psychedelic Electro-Acoustic’ Adaptation of Greek Classic Hecuba

Posted on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

As part of the complementary programming for the summer exhibition The Berlin Painter and His World, the Toledo Museum of Art presents “Great Performances: Oracle Hysterical, Hecuba” Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. in the Peristyle. Tickets are $10 or $5 for Museum members and available at Oracle Hysterical, a collective of composers and performers, […]

July 31 Art Minute: James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Crepuscule in Opal, Trouville

Posted on Monday, July 31st, 2017

Art should be independent of all claptrap—should stand alone, and appeal to the artistic sense of eye or ear, without confounding this with emotions entirely foreign to it, as devotion, pity, love, patriotism, and the like. — James Abbott McNeill Whistler Though born in Massachusetts, Whistler spent most of his career in Europe, first in Paris, […]

Toledo Museum of Art and Toledo Symphony Orchestra Celebrate the Innovative Compositions of Lou Harrison with Music Marathon

Posted on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

The Toledo Museum of Art and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, in conjunction with Bowling Green State University, will celebrate the centenary year of Lou Harrison with a music marathon from noon until 10 p.m. on Aug. 12. Harrison (1917-2003) – a composer, environmentalist and gay icon – began his own musical revolution more than 50 […]

July 24 Art Minute: Augustus Welby Pugin, Piano

Posted on Monday, July 24th, 2017

The Victorian architect and designer Augustus Welby Pugin is often referred to as the “father of the Gothic Revival.” He is best known for his collaboration with Charles Barry on the 1835 design of the House of Parliament in London, considered a masterpiece of Gothic Revival architecture. Pugin popularized an updated, romanticized version of medieval […]

Toledo Museum of Art Deputy Director Amy Gilman Named Director of Chazen Museum of Art at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Posted on Friday, July 21st, 2017

Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) Deputy Director Amy Gilman will become the director of the Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin, on Sept. 1, 2017. Gilman, deputy director at TMA since 2016, came to Toledo in 2005 as curator of modern and contemporary art. In her current role, Gilman […]

Free Films in the Great Outdoors

Posted on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

In conjunction with the exhibition The Berlin Painter and His World, the Museum’s free Films in the Great Outdoors series presents some of cinema’s most popular interpretations of ancient Greece. Upcoming Films Jason and the Argonauts July 21: 9 p.m., Glass Pavilion Grounds (1963, 104 minutes) The 300 Spartans Aug. 4: 9 p.m., Glass Pavilion […]