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Ten-Day Art in Food Celebration Kicks Off Oct. 21 at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Long before smart phone photos, there were still lifes. Foodies had to depend on the likes of Cezanne, Chardin and Courbet to see a meal’s ingredients represented in all their ripe glory. Food’s role as muse to artists and Instagram enthusiasts alike is being celebrated Oct. 21-30 during Art in Food at the Toledo Museum […]

The Georgia Welles Apollo Society Donates Ancient Bust to Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Thursday, September 15th, 2016

A portrait bust of a Flavian matron depicting a member of Ancient Roman nobility recently was selected by The Georgia Welles Apollo Society as a gift to the Toledo Museum of Art’s collection. The sophisticated Ancient Roman woman is framed by carefully chiseled corkscrew curls, a standard hairstyle of the time, and her cheeks are […]

Libbey Dolls: Fashioning the Story Opens Oct. 28 at the Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

In 1917, their sale was hailed as the “greatest single purchase made at the Allied Bazaar,” a World War I-era fundraiser in New York. The 78 fashion figures, known then as the Doucet Dolls, were made using couture-quality fabrics and surplus mold-making materials from France’s premiere factories at Limoges and Sèvres. The winning bidder? Toledo […]

The Sound of Silents Returns to the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle

Posted on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Toledo Museum of Art’s popular Film + Live Music: The Sound of Silents returns to the Peristyle this season with a line-up of five movies. Classics from cinema’s silent film era will be screened with a live musical score played on the Skinner organ. All films start at 7 p.m. The Sound of Silents series […]

Improvised Shakespeare Company to Appear in Peristyle As Part of Holy Toledo Laughfest, Exhibition Activities

Posted on Thursday, September 1st, 2016

What will happen on stage is anybody’s guess, but one thing is for sure: whatever you see and hear will be created right on the spot when the Improvised Shakespeare Company appears Oct. 8 at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle as part of Holy Toledo Laughfest. The 6 p.m. performance by the critically acclaimed […]

October 2016 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Exhibition Opening The Libbey Dolls: Fashioning the Story Oct. 28, 2016-Feb. 12, 2017, Gallery 18 The Libbey Dolls, formerly known as the Doucet Dolls, were a product of the World War I aid effort. The porcelain factories at Limoges and Sèvres put wounded soldiers, unemployed artisans and young men back to work making French novelties. […]

Author of The Bellwether: Why Ohio Picks the President Speaks Sept. 22 at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle

Posted on Monday, August 29th, 2016

Kyle Kondik, author of the new book The Bellwether: Why Ohio Picks the President, will appear on Sept. 22 at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. Just days ahead of the first presidential candidate debate, Kondik will shed light on the Buckeye State’s remarkable record as a predictor of presidential election winners. The free event […]

Toledo Museum of Art’s Guest Artist Lectures Explore Violence, Exploitation and the Ancient World

Posted on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

A “beautiful pig,” human exploitation in medical research and ancient Roman vessels are among the topics of discussion for the 2016-2017 Guest Artist Pavilion Project (GAPP) lectures at the Toledo Museum of Art. Three contemporary artists from around the country will each give a free lecture as part of their participation in the GAPP program, […]

Toledo Museum of Art Shines Spotlight on Shakespeare’s Characters

Posted on Monday, August 8th, 2016

Four hundred years after his death, the Toledo Museum of Art is honoring the great English playwright William Shakespeare with an exhibition exploring The Bard’s band of characters, from the comedic to the tragic. Approximately 30 paintings, prints, sculptures, illustrated books and photographs bring the beloved writer’s works to life in Shakespeare’s Characters: Playing the […]

September 2016 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Friday, August 5th, 2016

Exhibition Openings Shakespeare’s Characters: Playing the Part Sept. 2, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017, Gallery 6 Four hundred years after his death, the Toledo Museum of Art honors the great playwright William Shakespeare with an exhibition exploring The Bard’s band of characters, from the comedic to the tragic. Approximately 30 paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs bring the […]