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Dec. 16 Art Minute: Harvey K. Littleton, ‘Blue/Ruby Spray’

Posted on Friday, December 16th, 2016

Expanding the limits of glass as an art medium in the 1970s and 1980s, Harvey Littleton focused on sculptural forms. Describing his Crown series in 1978, he wrote, “in search of color in glass sculptures, I went to multiple cased overlays holding the forms to simple geometry.” Blue/Ruby Spray typifies this concept. Separate elements combine […]

Dec. 9 Art Minute: ‘Elizabeth I, Queen of England’

Posted on Friday, December 9th, 2016

Shakespeare’s characters and plays were dependent on patrons who supported the author financially. Elizabeth I loved theatre and was Shakespeare’s most famous supporter. As monarch of England for 45 years (1558–1603), Queen Elizabeth I’s reign, which coincided with Shakespeare’s time, is known as the Elizabethan Age. She understood the importance of the arts to life, […]

Statement: Museum Place Residences

Posted on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Yesterday, Toledo’s City Council voted unanimously to release its mortgage on the Museum Place Residences, thereby allowing the property to be conveyed free of any encumbrances to the Land Bank. The Toledo Museum of Art has been working and will continue to work with the Land Bank to ensure smooth transfer of the apartment complex […]

January 2017 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Holiday Hours The Toledo Museum of Art is open from noon to 5 p.m. on New Year’s Day. Continuing Exhibitions Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 35 Nov. 5, 2016-Jan. 22, 2017, Great Gallery Mexican-born contemporary artist Gabriel Dawe’s textile installations have adorned gallery spaces around the world, most recently as part of an exhibition at the […]

Dec. 2 Art Minute: Louis Léopold Boilly, ‘S’il Vous Plaît’

Posted on Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Through colors, styles, fabrics, and renderings, artists often use the representation of dress to give us clues to define nobility, significance, gender expectations, historical context, or socio–economic status of those depicted. Though green was often a color associated with the counter–revolutionary movement in France, the figures in Louis Léopold Boilly’s S’il Vous Plaît wear the […]

Great Art Escape Returns to Toledo Museum of Art Dec. 27-Jan. 1

Posted on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

The Great Art Escape, a week of free performances, art activities and after-hours flashlight tours, returns to the Toledo Museum of Art Dec. 27-Jan. 1. Sponsored in part by Taylor Cadillac, the week of special events has become a holiday tradition for bringing together family, friends and holiday guests. Explore the galleries with the debut […]

Nov. 25 Art Minute: ‘Favrile Fabrique (Linenfold) Library Lamp’

Posted on Friday, November 25th, 2016

Like other lighting retailers in New York, Tiffany Studios offered table lamps with a choice of traditional parchment and pleated silk shades. From 1913 to 1914, the independent designer Henry O. Schmidt (1860–1943) patented a new type of mold-cast glass lampshade panels for Tiffany Studios imitating delicately pleated silk. Under the directorship of Leslie Hayden […]

Toledo Museum of Art to Acquire and Steward Museum Place Residences

Posted on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

As part of its long-standing interest in Toledo’s Historic Old West End, the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) is seeking to acquire the Museum Place Residences and act as stewards of the properties in the community’s interest. The Museum Place Residences are located in Toledo’s Old West End Historic District adjacent to the Museum’s campus, […]

December 2016 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Monday, November 21st, 2016

Holiday Hours: Dec. 24: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 25: Closed Dec. 31: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 1: Noon to 5 p.m. Continuing Exhibitions Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 35 Nov. 5, 2016-Jan. 22, 2017, Great Gallery Contemporary Mexican-born artist Gabriel Dawe’s textile installations have adorned gallery spaces around the world, most recently […]

Nov. 18 Art Minute: Alice Neel, ‘Nancy and the Rubber Plant’

Posted on Friday, November 18th, 2016

In her 1984 New York Times obituary, she was called “the quintessential bohemian.” Overlooked by the art establishment until the final decades of her long career, Alice Neel is now regarded as one of the great painters of the twentieth century. Neel’s portraits of friends, family, and acquaintances are arresting in their ability to simultaneously […]