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This Week at TMA: Nov. 24–29, 2015

Posted on Monday, November 23rd, 2015

REMINDER: TMA will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving. This Week’s Highlights Visiting Artist in the Family Center: Spring Healy Friday, Nov. 27, 6–7 p.m.: Family Center Join local dancers Spring Healy and Megan Stoepler as they talk about ballet, share their stories, and demonstrate some steps! Art Hours: Hot Sculpting and Flameworking Art […]

Artwork of the Week: November 20

Posted on Friday, November 20th, 2015

Jean-Baptise-Camille Corot was the leading French landscape painter of his time. Canal in Picardy depicts a wistful, idyllic scene of springtime in the northern French region of Picardy. In the midst of the diffuse lighting and “soft-focus” shapes of the countryside, three rural figures go about their work in the delicate shade of three tall […]

Degas Scholar Speaks in Masters Series at Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle

Posted on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

From the 1860s until the end of his working life in the early 20th century, artist Edgar Degas devoted much of his time to making paintings, sculpture, pastels, drawings and prints of the dancers who formed the corps de ballet of the Paris Opera. George T.M. Shackelford, author of Degas: The Dancers (1994) and Degas […]

This Week at TMA: Nov. 17–22, 2015

Posted on Monday, November 16th, 2015

This Week’s Highlights Drawing in the Galleries with Visiting Artist Lindsey Johnson Thursday, Nov. 19: 7 p.m.–9 p.m., Canaday Gallery Inspired by French Impressionist Edgar Degas, bring your sketchpad and a pencil and create your own drawings of dancers. A local dancer will serve as your model. Public Tour: Localeyes with Alexander Mak, Associate Director, […]

Artwork of the Week: November 13

Posted on Friday, November 13th, 2015

Miss Expanding Universe floats benevolently over visitors as they enter a gallery. Based on modern dancer Ruth Page (1899–1991), who in turn was inspired to create the dance “Expanding Universe,” this sculpture hovers between form and abstraction. Clearly a female shape, it is simultaneously as evocative of a butterfly or bird silhouette as it is of […]

$1 Million Commitment from Owens Corning Supports Educational Mission of Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

The Owens Corning Foundation Inc. has made a $1 million commitment to support the educational mission of the Toledo Museum of Art. The gift, to be paid over a five-year period, will help to underwrite art education programs and the Museum’s 2020 Vision that focuses on expanding educational outreach to more culturally diverse audiences. “We […]

Sneakers Take the Floor at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

The Rise of Sneaker Culture Opens Dec. 3, 2015 Sneakers have evolved from sportswear to fashion statement and cultural signifier. The Rise of Sneaker Culture, an exhibition opening in December at the Toledo Museum of Art, traces that evolution from the 1830s to today. Approximately one-hundred and sixty sneakers – from an 1860s spiked running […]

This Week at TMA: Nov. 10–15, 2015

Posted on Monday, November 9th, 2015

This Week’s Highlights Jazz Under Glass with Art Tatum Jazz Society Nov. 12: 6:30-8:30 p.m., GlasSalon The popular Jazz Under Glass series returns with monthly performances put on in partnership with the Art Tatum Jazz Society. Scheduled performers include Kyle Turner (piano), Ben Wolkins (trumpet), David Mirarchi (alto sax), Nelson Overton (drums), and Lauren Smith […]

Artwork of the Week: November 6

Posted on Friday, November 6th, 2015

The ancient Greeks and Romans used this type of small, slender-handled spoon, called a cochlear, for eating snails, shellfish, and eggs. These are the smallest and earliest snail spoons known in Greek or Roman silver tableware. Less luxurious examples of the same shape have been found in bone. However, ancient Greeks and Romans typically used minimal […]

New to the Collection: Silvia Levenson, “Strange Little Girl #7 (Nena Cuervo)”

Posted on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Born in Argentina, Silvia Levenson is of Russian–Jewish decent. Politically active already as a teenager, Levenson immigrated to Italy in 1981 with her husband and young children to escape the opprsive regime of military dictator Jorge Rafaél Videla (ruled 1976–1981), during which members of her family “disappeared.”Her experiences during this intense and frightening time continue […]