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Artwork of the Week: May 22

Posted on Friday, May 22nd, 2015

In a view that seems like an uncomposed snapshot, summer villas hug the cliffs above the English Channel at Trouville, France. Beyond, sailboats racing in the Trouville-Deauville regatta dot the sea, some of them composed of only one or two strokes of paint. The atmospheric effects of sunlight, water, and moisture-laden haze where sea transitions […]

Play Time Opens May 22 at Toledo Museum of Art; Exhibition, Related Programs Continue Up To Labor Day

Posted on Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Play Time, a new exhibition opening May 22 at the Toledo Museum of Art, celebrates the art of diversion and the value of play to both refresh the human spirit and inspire creativity. Unlike “look but don’t touch” exhibitions, this interactive, family-friendly, hands-on exhibition enables visitors to immerse themselves in contemporary art as they may […]

American Alliance of Museums Chair Kaywin Feldman to Give Masters Series Lecture June 4

Posted on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Kaywin Feldman – the first woman to lead the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in its 100-year history – will offer a candid discussion of the challenges facing museums in the 21st century during a free Masters Series lecture at the Toledo Museum of Art on June 4 at 6 p.m. Feldman’s qualifications on the subject […]

Artwork of the Week: May 15

Posted on Friday, May 15th, 2015

This life-size figure is a fine example of the sculpture of the Kamakura period in Japan, which is characterized by a strong sense of movement, large free-flowing elements, and a sense of realism. Bishamonten is one of the four guardian figures placed at the corners of the main altar in a Buddhist temple, which correspond […]

Toledo Museum of Art Acquires 19th-century French Still Life

Posted on Monday, May 11th, 2015

A little-known but rewarding 19th-century oil painting by French artist Antoine Berjon (1754–1843) has been acquired by the Toledo Museum of Art through the generosity of a local couple. Still Life with Grapes, Chestnuts, Melons, and a Marble Cube was purchased from an art dealer in Lyon, France, for the permanent collection with funds given […]

Artwork of the Week: May 8

Posted on Friday, May 8th, 2015

How did 16th-century viewers of this panel know which of these saints was which? Martyred Christian saints were depicted with identifying objects (attributes) usually associated with their death. These attributes were well known to Medieval and Renaissance audiences. The wheel and sword identify Catherine of Alexandria, who was tortured on spiked wheels before being beheaded. […]

Work by Students in TMA Art After School Program Exhibited in Washington, D.C.

Posted on Monday, May 4th, 2015

Works by three students who participate in the Art After School program at the Toledo Museum of Art are being shown this spring in a national art exhibition in Washington, D.C., that recognizes innovative educational programming from across the nation. Museums: pARTners in Learning 2015, sponsored by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) in […]

Ekphrastic Poetry Contest Winners Selected

Posted on Friday, May 1st, 2015

The winners of the 2015 Ekphrastic Poetry Contest at the Toledo Museum of Art have been selected. Winning writers will receive their awards and share their work during a ceremony at 7 p.m. May 1 in the Museum’s GlasSalon. A reception will follow at 8 p.m. Ekphrasis – literary writing about art – has been […]

Artwork of the Week: May 1

Posted on Friday, May 1st, 2015

Venetian maestro Lino Tagliapietra created this sculptural glass vessel in May 2006 at the Hot Shop in the Museum’s Glass Pavilion. The relationship of the sculpture to its title may not be immediately apparent, but Tagliapietra considers dinosaurs to be strong but gentle aquatic animals: “Since I live in a place surrounded by lagoons and […]

June 2015 Program Highlights

Posted on Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Continuing Exhibitions Play Time May 22-Sept. 6, Throughout Museum In a world that prioritizes work, how do we encourage people of all ages to relish the benefits of play? Play Time celebrates the art of diversion and engages visitors in multi-sensory, interactive installations across the 36-acre Museum campus and in select locations around the city. […]