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Food Editor and Cookbook Author Darra Goldstein to Lecture at Toledo Museum of Art Masters Series

Posted on Monday, January 26th, 2015

To highly discerning foodies, Darra Goldstein is something of a culinary celebrity. As the intellectual counterpart to the likes of Anthony Bourdain, Goldstein is the thinking person’s food writer. The dining and cultural journal she founded, Gastronomica, has earned high marks since its 2001 inception, including a recent James Beard Foundation Award for Publication of […]

Art and Storytelling Connect in WordShop Program

Posted on Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Bringing language to life can be challenging for teachers bound to the classroom. WordShop, a program launched in 2012 by the Women’s Initiative of the United Way, aims to break students free from those constraints with unique story writing field trips to the Museum. After a stimulating gallery tour, the high-energy creative process begins, as […]

Artwork of the Week: January 23

Posted on Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Painter Josepha Gasch-Muche believes that every material, regardless of whether it is naturally or industrially produced, has its own inherent structure and texture waiting to be given form. She was attracted to broken LCD (liquid crystal display) glass because it is thin, strong, and can be arranged in different ways to reflect and scatter light. […]

Best in Show Exhibition at Toledo Museum of Art Features Delightful Illustrations from Children’s Books

Posted on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

People’s pets are such an important part of life. Wouldn’t it be fun to see an art exhibition about them? A new show at the Toledo Museum of Art provides the chance. Presented by Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Best in Show: Animal Illustrations from the Mazza Collection opens Feb. 13 in Gallery 18 and features an […]

Gallery Groups Recruiting New Art Enthusiasts

Posted on Sunday, January 18th, 2015

The Museum’s longtime gallery groups program is recruiting new participants this season. Like book clubs for art lovers, gallery groups gather monthly to explore interesting themes in the TMA collection, from food in art to depictions of royalty, with a docent as their guide. The experience provides an enriching way to gather friends or colleagues […]

Artwork of the Week: January 16

Posted on Friday, January 16th, 2015

The city of Tanagra gave its name to a type of charming fired clay statuette when thousands were excavated from its cemeteries during the 1870s. The heads, arms, and bodies were formed in molds and assembled, then hand-finished to make each figurine unique with details like earrings, curls of hair, hats, and fans. The surface […]

Toledo Museum of Art 2015 Exhibition Openings

Posted on Monday, January 12th, 2015

Drawn, Cut & Layered: The Art of Werner Pfeiffer Feb. 6-May 3, Canaday Gallery and Gallery I For more than 50 years, Werner Pfeiffer (German-American, born 1937) has experimented with the multiple uses of paper as both a canvas and a structural material. Much of his work as a sculptor, printmaker and painter suggests an […]

Ekphrastic Writing Poetry Contest Call for Entries

Posted on Friday, January 9th, 2015

Have you been inspired to write about an object in the Toledo Museum of Art’s collection? If so, consider participating in the Museum’s sixth annual Ekphrastic Writing Poetry Contest. Ekphrastic writing is a Greek term for “writing about art.” In the Museum’s annual Ekphrastic Writing Poetry Contest, visitors write original poems inspired by objects in the […]

Artwork of the Week: January 9

Posted on Friday, January 9th, 2015

Georges Braque collaborated closely with Pablo Picasso in working out the approach to painting that would result in Cubism. Whereas Picasso would go on to develop a spectacular series of personal styles, Braque continued to increase his mastery and free use of Cubism’s vocabulary of form, superimposing and combining different views of the same object. […]

Exquisite Chandelier Owned by Napoleon’s Brother Now Part of Toledo Museum of Art Collection

Posted on Thursday, January 8th, 2015

A 200-year-old chandelier made for the summer palace of Jérôme Bonaparte, Napoleon’s brother and King of Westphalia from 1807 to 1813, has a new home. The chandelier, created by the German firm Werner & Mieth in 1810-1811, has been purchased by the Toledo Museum of Art for its collection. The Spiral Chandelier is made of […]