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Artwork of the Week: June 28

Posted on Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Marvin Lipofsky studied under Studio Glass pioneer Harvey Littleton at the University of Wisconsin in the late 1960s. Founder of the Glass Department at the California College of Arts and Crafts, Lipofsky is considered a pioneer himself, thanks to his efforts in teaching students and creating his own hot-formed glass sculptures. Filled with openings, curving […]

Artwork of the Week: June 21

Posted on Thursday, June 20th, 2013

A Pennsylvania native, Henry Ossawa Tanner was the son of a bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and a former slave who escaped on the Underground Railroad. Here Tanner paints Jesus and his disciples in a boat on the Sea of Galilee. It is the moment after Jesus has miraculously walked on the rough […]

TMA to Offer Extended Thursday Evening Hours

Posted on Thursday, June 13th, 2013

The Toledo Museum of Art will offer extended Thursday evening hours, experimental programs and Museum Café selections as part of a realignment of its hours to better serve young adults. Called TMA Thursday, the new hours are designed to increase accessibility for visitors with different schedules and to enable the Museum to experiment with diverse […]

Artwork of the Week: June 14

Posted on Thursday, June 13th, 2013

In honor of Father’s Day this Sunday, we present a vision of leisure with A Gentleman at Breakfast. The gentleman in question is depicted in an informal pose relaxing and reading the newspaper at the breakfast table with his dog in attendance. His clothing suggests he intends to go hunting later. Happy Father’s Day, Dads—may […]

Artwork of the Week: June 7

Posted on Friday, June 7th, 2013

For La penna di hu, or “The Peacock Feather,” Frank Stella employed cages and frames that allow the viewer to look through the work, unlike the experience of viewing more traditional sculptures. He also designed the work to be hung on a wall. Stella believes that if a work of art functions pictorially and “floats” […]

Call for Entries Issued in Toledo Museum of Art’s Japan: The Art of Fashion Challenge

Posted on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

The contest entry deadline for this event has passed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a design. Winners have been notified and their designs will be displayed in the Community Gallery from August 23 through December 24, 2013. The Toledo Museum of Art invites clothing designers to unleash their creativity in a Japanese-inspired clothing design […]

Artwork of the Week: May 31

Posted on Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Honegger-Lavater began her career as a painter, illustrator, and art director for a youth magazine in her native Switzerland. She began creating illustrated stories in long strips folded like an accordion around 1960. Her “Folded Stories,” like Homo sapiens?, open up into one, long, continuous story filled with imagery. Honegger-Lavater transformed familiar fairy tales and […]

Australia comes to Toledo!

Posted on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

This summer, the Toledo Museum of Art presents Crossing Cultures: Contemporary Aboriginal Australia Art and the Toledo Zoo will feature Wild Walkabout, Wonders From Down Under. What better way to celebrate all thing Australian in Toledo than with a Keith Urban concert? One Grand Prize winner will take home a four-pack of tickets to see […]

It’s Not Too Late to Register for Summer Camps, Classes

Posted on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

As the temperature rises this summer, Toledo Museum of Art becomes the perfect place for children and teens to chill out by enrolling in an art class or weeklong camp. They can study everything from silk painting to blacksmithing, from Impressionism to Aboriginal Australian art. “The Museum is truly a unique and wonderful place to […]

Artwork of the Week: May 24

Posted on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Rebellion was common from the early stages of Barry Flanagan’s career. He chose to break away from conventional British sculpture by using unusual materials such as rope and sandbags. By 1982, when he made Large Leaping Hare, Flanagan had abandoned his unique choices of medium and switched to using bronze. However, his playfulness was still […]