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Area Floral Designers Bring Their Artistic Talents to Art in Bloom May 8–11

Posted on Monday, April 21st, 2014

The artistic talents of area floral designers will be in the spotlight during Art in Bloom May 8–11 at the Toledo Museum of Art. A dozen professional florist and glass artist teams have collaborated on making one-of-a-kind vessels that are part of floral arrangements to be displayed throughout the Glass Pavilion. In the Main Museum, […]

The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden Exhibition Entering Final Days at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Friday, April 18th, 2014

Less than a month remains to see works of art from and inspired by the most famous park in Paris on view at the Toledo Museum of Art. The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden presents a rare chance to experience the design and art of a pivotal Parisian public space. The exhibition, organized by […]

Artwork of the Week: April 18

Posted on Friday, April 18th, 2014

In this serene image, a shepherd lowers his head in prayerful gratitude for the meal he is about to eat as a woman, probably his wife, pours coffee. Their dog calmly sits guarding the scene. Even the sheep in pasture are quietly resting as if to maintain the calm silence so the shepherd’s prayer is […]

Artist Sean Scully to Discuss Career, Inspiration in Masters Series Lecture

Posted on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Renowned abstract artist Sean Scully will appear in the Toledo Museum of Art’s Masters Series on May 1. Scully’s remarkable paintings of bars, blocks and stripes have earned him an international reputation. His work resides in the permanent collections of major museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Tate Gallery, London […]

The Art of Video Games at Toledo Museum of Art June 19–Sept. 28, 2014

Posted on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition, The Art of Video Games, travels to the Toledo Museum of Art this summer. An exploration of the first 40 years of the home console, from Atari VCS to PlayStation 3, the exhibition will be on view June 19–Sept. 28. Admission is free. Enabling the viewer to interact […]

Artwork of the Week: April 11

Posted on Friday, April 11th, 2014

This beautiful necklace from the early 20th century is more than just an elegant decoration for a woman’s neck. Sautoir lorgnettes served as a fashionable way for women to carry a hidden pair of eyeglasses. “Lorgnette” derives from the French word lorgner, meaning to peer at or stare; “sautoir” means chain. The dangling pendant has […]

Artwork of the Week: April 4

Posted on Friday, April 4th, 2014

Buddhist imagery from India influenced this wall painting, which came from a Buddhist temple near the border of Henan and Shanxi Provinces in China. A Bodhisattva is a divine being of great mercy and compassion who works for the welfare of all living creatures and is destined to become a Buddha (“Enlightened One”). This Bodhisattva […]

Depictions of Birds by Audubon, Gould, Peterson, Sibley and Others Featured in New Exhibition

Posted on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Just as the sound of songbirds evokes springtime, the names John James Audubon, Alexander Wilson, John Gould and Roger Tory Peterson are synonymous with the finest representations of birds ever made. To welcome spring and the area’s annual Biggest Week in American Birding festival, the Toledo Museum of Art is presenting a special exhibition featuring […]

Flowers to Fill Museum During Art in Bloom Fundraising Event

Posted on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

A florist’s modus operandi is usually bouquet first, vase second. But florists will embark on a new creative challenge when they are paired with Toledo Museum of Art glassblowers for Art in Bloom, a four-day event that kicks off May 8. The florist/glass artist teams will collaborate creatively on vessels for their arrangements, from the […]

Toledo Museum of Art Invites Area Residents to Take Part in Slow Art Day 2014

Posted on Monday, March 31st, 2014

The Toledo Museum of Art is inviting area residents to stop by and take part in Slow Art Day on April 12. Nearly 200 venues in North America, Europe and Australia are expected to participate in this year’s international observance, which encourages people to take their time looking at works of art, then gather to […]