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Recognized as one of this country’s most distinguished artists, Romare Bearden combined in his highly original works of art his academic training as a mathematician, his knowledge of music, his studies of 20th-century art, and his personal experiences of life as an African American man. He was visually inspired by Cubism and the brilliant colors […]
Until its recent appearance in London, this necklace was only known from a circa 1904 drawing by English Arts and Crafts designer Edward Spencer. The necklace not only displays the exquisite craftsmanship typical of the Arts and Crafts style, but also a design rich in complex symbolism. The circle formed by the chain symbolizes order […]
When Toledo Ballet Director and Choreographer Michael Lang first experienced Anything Can Break by Thai conceptual artist Pinaree Sanpitak, he was so profoundly moved that he asked the Toledo Museum of Art if he could create an interactive dance piece for the work of art. Visitors can see the resulting piece, titled All Are One, […]
Named for the conical roof of the artist’s studio, Conoid Bench retains the original form of its component boards. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Nakashima carried a deep childhood appreciation for nature into his adult career. This bench is designed according to the individual attributes of the wood planks selected for the bench. Fashioned […]
The Toledo Museum of Art is adding a two-day snow sculpting event to its 2014 Great Art Escape lineup. The Great Art Escape, which traditionally takes place the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, has been expanded to run concurrently with Winterfest (Dec. 26, 2014-Jan. 4, 2015). The Museum will be closed Monday, Dec. […]
Friday, December 5 is Member Appreciation Day in the Museum Store. Museum members will receive an additional 10% discount on their Museum Store purchases that day (excluding original works of art). The Museum Store has gifts for everyone on your list this holiday season. Not a member? Enjoy the many benefits of membership by joining today.
Palm Trees, Bahamas was painted in the winter months of 1898–99, probably in Nassau, where American master of the watercolor Winslow Homer spent many of his winters beginning around this time. “I think the Bahamas the best place I have ever found,” he wrote. Conceived from a low vantage point, the curving and straight trunks […]
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 the female form, Thai conceptual artist Pinaree Sanpitak presents Anything Can Break, recently shown at the Biennale of […]
Pianist Robert Ballinger has cancelled his Nov. 23 Great Performance in the Great Gallery due to illness. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to reschedule the performance for a later date.
More than $12,000 in cash prizes and special recognitions were presented during an opening awards ceremony for the 95th Toledo Area Artists Exhibition Friday (Nov. 21) evening at the Toledo Museum of Art. Thought to be the only remaining exhibition of its kind at a major art museum, the show continues the Museum’s nearly century-long […]