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September 2015 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Exhibition Openings In Motion: Dance and Performance in Art Sept. 18, 2015-Jan. 3, 2016, Works on Paper Gallery Since the dawn of human culture, dancing has been a powerful expression of movement and emotion. It can be part of celebration, formal performance or even religion, and has always been a natural subject for art. Spontaneous […]

Artwork of the Week: July 24

Posted on Friday, July 24th, 2015

The vase from the firm of Norwegian silversmith and jeweler Marius Hammer elegantly expresses Scandinavian Art Nouveau design and represents a rare example of one of Hammer’s three-dimensional plique-à-jour pieces in an American public collection. French for “braid letting in daylight,” plique-à-jour looks like miniature stained glass. It is a technical tour de force that requires glass […]

TMA to Host Jacques Tati Film Festival August 6-9

Posted on Monday, July 20th, 2015

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Play Time, this four-day film festival presents the best works of famed director, writer and actor Jacques Tati. The triple threat – the writer/director/actor’s oeuvre is one of the most notable in film history – created the endearingly befuddled character Monsieur Hulot. A former mime, Tati’s early experiences acting […]

Artwork of the Week: July 17

Posted on Friday, July 17th, 2015

Responding to 17th-century Dutch landscape paintings, Charles-François Daubigny embarked on a career as a landscape painter. He was interested in transitory light effects and developed his technique increasingly toward a spontaneous application of paint, resulting in one critic lambasting him for “heading up the school of the impression.” From 1860 Daubigny made his home at […]

Artist Cam Fuller Returns to TMA

Posted on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

What will masking tape artist Cameron Fuller do next? Find out when Fuller comes to Toledo later this week to create masking tape “drawings” at Fifth Third Field and at the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion as part of the Museum’s popular Play Time exhibition. The public will see Fuller at work near the […]

Artwork of the Week: July 10

Posted on Friday, July 10th, 2015

Edmund Osthaus was born in Hildesheim, Germany. He studied at Düsseldorf Academy and immigrated to America in 1882. He worked in St. Louis and Wisconsin until 1886 when Toledo Blade editor D.R. Locke brought him to Toledo as principal of Toledo Academy of Fine Arts, which Osthaus headed until 1892. Interest in dogs and hunting […]

Artwork of the Week: July 3

Posted on Friday, July 3rd, 2015

The exuberant design on this engraved glass bowl shows a stylized fireworks display bursting above a gazebo in a tree-lined garden. Swedish Modern glass, first developed by Orrefors Glassworks in the 1910s, suggested “frozen liquid” in its simplicity and beauty. Edward (Edvard) Hald, one of Orrefors’ chief designers during the 1920s and 1930s, popularized the […]

300 Years of French Landscape Painting Focus of Toledo Museum of Art Exhibition

Posted on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Works by some of France’s most celebrated painters are featured in From the Collection: 300 Years of French Landscape Painting, a new exhibition opening July 17 at the Toledo Museum of Art. Curated by Lawrence W. Nichols, William Hutton senior curator of European and American painting and sculpture before 1900, this small, insightful show offers […]

Coming to Play Time? Things to Know Before Your Visit.

Posted on Friday, June 26th, 2015

This summer, it’s play time at the Toledo Museum of Art. Play Time, our current exhibition, has been a hit with visitors of all ages. Due to the popularity of the exhibition, we have instituted a timed-ticket process for Harmonic Motion, the giant crocheted playground currently installed in Canaday Gallery. While admission to Play Time is free, tickets are […]

Artwork of the Week: June 26

Posted on Friday, June 26th, 2015

This Dutch cabinet is a tour-de-force of 17th-century luxury furniture-making techniques. The rich, red tortoiseshell veneer mimics Japanese lacquer and is beautifully contrasted with the carved ebony frame. The inlays of colored woods and ivory are expertly arranged in elaborate floral designs. Behind the central door are more drawers, inlays, a carved ivory plaque of […]