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Jutta-Annette Page Honored by Glass Art Society

Posted on Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Jutta-Annette Page received the 2016 Lifetime Membership Award from the Glass Art Society during opening ceremonies at the organization’s international conference held recently in Corning, New York. The award honors and acknowledges individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field and to GAS. Page, who is senior curator of glass and decorative arts at […]

Toledo Museum of Art Names Halona Norton-Westbrook Director of Collections

Posted on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

The Toledo Museum of Art has named associate curator of contemporary art Halona Norton-Westbrook to the newly created position of director of collections. In this role Norton-Westbrook is responsible for overseeing the Museum’s curatorial staff, exhibitions and art conservation. A native of California, Norton-Westbrook became a Mellon Fellow at TMA in 2013. The fellowship program, […]

August 2016 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Continuing Exhibitions I Approve This Message: Decoding Political Ads July 14-Nov. 8, 2016, Canaday Gallery Imagery, music, sound effects, camera angles and words convey the message of political ads – but are they speaking to your heart or your head? I Approve This Message: Decoding Political Ads explores emotional responses to political ads by decoding […]

A Tribute to Dorothy Price

Posted on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Dorothy Price was one of Toledo’s great patrons of the arts. As an enthusiastic supporter of the Toledo Museum of Art, Dorothy advanced the Museum’s purpose of art education by supporting programs for all ages, especially for children and students. Much of what she provided was given anonymously—like her underwriting of Great Performances in the […]

July 1 Art Minute: Chuck Close, “Alex”

Posted on Friday, July 1st, 2016

Inspiring first awe and then intimate scrutiny, Chuck Close’s large-scale portraits draw attention to process as well as image. Working from photographs, Close imposes a grid—which is left visible—to enlarge and transfer the image onto canvas. Viewed from a distance, the thousands of small painted squares optically blend into an illusionistic portrait, but separate into […]

June 24 Art Minute: Greek, “Diadem”

Posted on Friday, June 24th, 2016

Both Greek men and women wore jewelry, but the greatest variety was made for women. The most costly and elaborate objects were diadems and wreaths to adorn the head. Gold had been scarce in Greece until the conquests of Alexander the Great (356-323 BCE) supplied the riches of the Persian Empire. Thanks to aristocratic patrons […]

Jazz Up Your Brunch This Summer

Posted on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Jazz Brunches Return to the GlasSalon The Jazz Brunch, a summer Sunday tradition, returns with swinging music and an inspired morning menu in the GlasSalon. Tickets are $38 each and include brunch, a free beverage of your choice (mimosa, white wine, or non-alcohol drink), and live entertainment. Jazz brunches, presented by the Art Tatum Jazz Society, […]

Free Event: The Visionary Worlds of Fred Tomaselli

Posted on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Robin Reisenfeld, the Toledo Museum of Art’s new curator of works on paper, explores Fred Tomaselli’s artmaking process and his incorporation of unconventional materials and use of collage. Learn how the artist’s unusual choice of materials informs our interpretation of his works and connects to others in the Museum collection that rely upon unexpected and […]

Plensa in the Peristyle: A Free Artist Talk

Posted on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Artist Talk: Jaume Plensa in Conversation with Associate Director Amy Gilman June 23: 6 p.m., Peristyle Artist Jaume Plensa, who has been called one of the most important sculptors working today, takes the Peristyle stage on Thursday, June 23. He will discuss his exhibition Jaume Plensa: Human Landscape with the Museum’s Associate Director Amy Gilman at […]

June 17 Art Minute: Jaume Plensa, “Spiegel”

Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2016

German for “mirror” or “looking glass,” Spiegel shows two identical giants, hugging their knees and facing one another, though they are technically faceless. They are nearly bodiless as well: the figures are hollow screens given shape by a painted steel latticework of letters from the Latin alphabet interspersed with Greek letters and Chinese characters. The […]