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November 2016 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Monday, October 10th, 2016

Exhibition Openings 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 as part of an exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. These ethereal indoor rainbows prompt us to examine public spaces in a […]

Celebrated Irish Poet Paul Durcan to Present Reading at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Friday, October 7th, 2016

Poet Paul Durcan is celebrated as a national treasure in his native Ireland. Illustrious literary figures, including British poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, are to be found in the audience of his theatrical, dramatic readings – performed in his deep Irish brogue. Now Durcan will cross the Atlantic to give a free reading of poetry […]

Autumn is Perfect Time to See Plensa’s Human Landscape; Last Time to See These Works Together Anywhere

Posted on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

There’s nothing like a crisp, clear autumn day to draw us outside to enjoy nature’s burst of rich colors before the days fade into winter. It’s also a perfect time to stroll the campus of the Toledo Museum of Art to see the extraordinary exhibition Jaume Plensa: Human Landscape. Born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1955, […]

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 […]