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Toledo Museum of Art Acquires The Liberation of St. Peter by 17th–Century Italian Artist Luca Giordano

Posted on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

The Liberation of St. Peter by Italian artist Luca Giordano (1634–1705) has been acquired by the Toledo Museum of Art. A ceremonial introduction of the 350-year-old painting will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Museum’s Great Gallery. Toledo Museum of Art Director Brian Kennedy; Lawrence W. Nichols, the William Hutton senior curator […]

InSight: Contemporary Sensory Works Exhibition Features International Artists

Posted on Monday, October 20th, 2014

A ceiling installation that senses the movements of its viewers and makes sounds in response; fluid, super-smooth ceramic pottery; texture and words contained in found-object books—all are part of an upcoming Toledo Museum of Art contemporary exhibition meant to engage the senses. InSight: Contemporary Sensory Works will be on display Nov. 5, 2014–Jan. 4, 2015 […]

International Visual Literacy Association Conference to Open Eight Innovators’ Keynotes to the Public

Posted on Monday, October 20th, 2014

Innovators from fields as varied as medicine, film and education will convene at the Toledo Museum of Art for a series of keynote lectures about the rise of visual language. Free and open to the public, the presentations are part of The Art of Seeing: From Ordinary to Extraordinary, the 47th annual conference of the […]

Artwork of the Week: October 17

Posted on Friday, October 17th, 2014

In 1943 Henri Matisse began working on paper cutouts for a book about the circus. Unable to get the color he was looking for in commercial paper, he painted white paper with gouache (opaque watercolor). He then cut out the shapes and pinned them up on the wall of his studio, rearranging them until he […]

Thai Artist Pinaree Sanpitak Creates Glass Sculpture During GAPP Artist Residency

Posted on Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Pinaree Sanpitak’s focus on the breast form may seem provocative to some audiences. But the Thai artist’s thoughtful evocations of the female body, whether in metal, fabric, ceramic or glass, are meant to kindle admiration, not shock, and have earned her renown and solo exhibitions in galleries and museums from Singapore to Los Angeles. This […]

Major Exhibition of Artist Books, Works on Paper by Werner Pfeiffer Planned

Posted on Monday, October 13th, 2014

Plain paper in the hands of an artist can become magical, and that’s what visitors will see when Drawn, Cut & Layered: The Art of Werner Pfeiffer opens Feb. 6, 2015 at the Toledo Museum of Art. Nearly 200 one-of-a-kind and limited edition artist books, dimensional prints, collages and experimental works on paper by Pfeiffer, […]

Artwork of the Week: October 10

Posted on Friday, October 10th, 2014

The subject reflects the 19th-century revival of interest in romantic subjects from the Gothic age of chivalry and pageantry. Dressed in striped tights and belted velvet doublet, the youth ascends the marble stairs of a grand terrace while taunting a falcon, which flaps its wings and snaps its beak in response. Falconry was associated with […]

Toledo Museum of Art to Return Ganesha Sculpture to India

Posted on Friday, October 3rd, 2014

The Toledo Museum of Art announced today that it will return a nearly 1,000-year- old bronze sculpture of the Hindu god Ganesha to the Government of India. The Ganesha was purchased in 2006 from art dealer Subhash Kapoor, who is currently awaiting trial in India on charges of illegal exportation, criminal conspiracy and forgery. Research […]

Artwork of the Week: October 3

Posted on Friday, October 3rd, 2014

In a glorious, earthy depiction of humanity and nature, peasants labor in the fields, relax with a picnic, and flirt in a vast, panoramic landscape of rolling fields that give way to a distant valley and, ultimately, the faraway sea. Possibly part of a series showing labors appropriate to the different months or seasons, A […]

Clean Energy and Green Design Public Tours on Saturday, Oct. 4

Posted on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

As part of the 12th annual Green Energy Ohio (GEO) statewide open houses showcasing clean energy and green design, the Toledo Museum of Art will offer public tours from 1–4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. Tours will begin on the hour each hour. Visitors interested in going on a tour should meet in Herrick Lobby. The […]