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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 […]

Glass Studio News: July 2017

Posted on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

FREE GAPP Artist Talk: John Kiley Aug. 25: 7 p.m., GlasSalon GAPP artist John Kiley will discuss his work and participation in the Museum’s glass residency program. Fractography is the science of how and why brittle materials break. Kiley’s most recent work utilizes optic glass blocks that are fractured and then reconstructed. These “Fractographs” are as […]

July 17 Art Minute: Lyonel Feininger, Baltic, A Recollection

Posted on Monday, July 17th, 2017

Lyonel Feininger spent the first 16 years of his life in New York before moving to Germany, where he ultimately became one of the leading practitioners of German Expressionism and the avant-garde style promoted by the Bauhaus design school. With the rise of Nazism, Feininger was forced to flee Germany in 1936, eventually settling in […]

July 11 Art Minute: “Saint Helena, Empress”

Posted on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

An embodiment of serenity and humility, this relief figure in profile–crowned with both a diadem and a halo–represents Saint Helena, the mother of Roman Emperor Constantine who was an influential early convert to Christianity. Acquired by the Museum in 1938 as a work by the renowned 15th-century Florentine sculptor Desiderio da Settignano, the sculpture had […]

August 2017 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Monday, July 10th, 2017

Continuing Exhibitions The Berlin Painter and His World: Athenian Vase-Painting in the Early Fifth Century B.C. Through Oct. 1, 2017, Canaday Gallery This touring exhibition of ancient Athenian vase-painting, organized by the Princeton University Art Museum, focuses on the art and career of the anonymous artist known as the Berlin Painter. Eighty-four vessels and statuettes […]

July 3 Art Minute: The Triptolemus Painter, Kylix (drinking cup) with Athletes and Trainers

Posted on Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Both the interior and exterior of this kylix show athletes with their trainers. One side of the exterior shows young men with javelins. The interior and the other exterior side show boxers. Several of them are wrapping their hands with leather thongs. Unlike modern boxing gloves, the thongs were not meant to soften the blows, […]