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Artwork of the Week: October 31

Posted on Friday, October 31st, 2014

Haunting and evocative, Dress Impression with Train is also a technical tour-de-force. Karen LaMonte cast a model’s body in wax to make a mold for the interior of her sculpture. She then dressed the hollow mold in an evening gown and cast it in glass to create a ghostly, translucent, “empty” dress. LaMonte chose to […]

Toledo Museum of Art to Offer Free Screening of Buster Keaton’s “The Cameraman” with Live Music

Posted on Thursday, October 30th, 2014

The Toledo Museum of Art’s classical concert hall, the Peristyle, will transform into a movie house Thursday, Nov. 6 with a free showing of Buster Keaton’s classic 1928 silent film “The Cameraman.” Acclaimed organist Steven Ball will perform his own live musical score to the film, which starts at 7 p.m “The Cameraman” tells the […]

December 2014 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

*Please note that the Toledo Museum of Art is closed Dec. 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. Continuing Exhibitions InSight: Contemporary Sensory Works Through Jan. 4, 2015, Canaday Gallery and Galleries 8 and 9 Works by Magdalene Odundo, Aminah Robinson and Pinaree Sanpitak are spotlighted in this special exhibition. Known for being influenced by […]

Spanish Pianist Pablo Amorós to Perform at the Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The Toledo Museum of Art is pleased to announce Spanish pianist Pablo Amorós as the next performer in the Museum’s Great Performances in the Great Gallery series. A rising star in classical music, Amorós will perform an all-Spanish program of masterworks by Granados, de Falla, and Albéniz, plus contemporary works by Leonardo Balada and Pilar Jurado. […]

Artwork of the Week: October 24

Posted on Friday, October 24th, 2014

As leader of the Barbizon School of 19th-century landscape artists, Rousseau combined his inspiration from 17th-century Dutch landscapes with the school’s desire to paint outside in nature. This practice of working outside would later be used by the Impressionists as well. Rousseau also added his own personal experiences into works such as this by using […]

Toledo Museum of Art Acquires The Liberation of St. Peter by 17th–Century Italian Artist Luca Giordano

Posted on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

The Liberation of St. Peter by Italian artist Luca Giordano (1634–1705) has been acquired by the Toledo Museum of Art. A ceremonial introduction of the 350-year-old painting will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Museum’s Great Gallery. Toledo Museum of Art Director Brian Kennedy; Lawrence W. Nichols, the William Hutton senior curator […]

InSight: Contemporary Sensory Works Exhibition Features International Artists

Posted on Monday, October 20th, 2014

A ceiling installation that senses the movements of its viewers and makes sounds in response; fluid, super-smooth ceramic pottery; texture and words contained in found-object books—all are part of an upcoming Toledo Museum of Art contemporary exhibition meant to engage the senses. InSight: Contemporary Sensory Works will be on display Nov. 5, 2014–Jan. 4, 2015 […]

International Visual Literacy Association Conference to Open Eight Innovators’ Keynotes to the Public

Posted on Monday, October 20th, 2014

Innovators from fields as varied as medicine, film and education will convene at the Toledo Museum of Art for a series of keynote lectures about the rise of visual language. Free and open to the public, the presentations are part of The Art of Seeing: From Ordinary to Extraordinary, the 47th annual conference of the […]

Artwork of the Week: October 17

Posted on Friday, October 17th, 2014

In 1943 Henri Matisse began working on paper cutouts for a book about the circus. Unable to get the color he was looking for in commercial paper, he painted white paper with gouache (opaque watercolor). He then cut out the shapes and pinned them up on the wall of his studio, rearranging them until he […]

Thai Artist Pinaree Sanpitak Creates Glass Sculpture During GAPP Artist Residency

Posted on Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Pinaree Sanpitak’s focus on the breast form may seem provocative to some audiences. But the Thai artist’s thoughtful evocations of the female body, whether in metal, fabric, ceramic or glass, are meant to kindle admiration, not shock, and have earned her renown and solo exhibitions in galleries and museums from Singapore to Los Angeles. This […]