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The Art of Video Games at Toledo Museum of Art June 19–Sept. 28, 2014

Posted on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition, The Art of Video Games, travels to the Toledo Museum of Art this summer. An exploration of the first 40 years of the home console, from Atari VCS to PlayStation 3, the exhibition will be on view June 19–Sept. 28. Admission is free. Enabling the viewer to interact […]

Artwork of the Week: April 11

Posted on Friday, April 11th, 2014

This beautiful necklace from the early 20th century is more than just an elegant decoration for a woman’s neck. Sautoir lorgnettes served as a fashionable way for women to carry a hidden pair of eyeglasses. “Lorgnette” derives from the French word lorgner, meaning to peer at or stare; “sautoir” means chain. The dangling pendant has […]

Artwork of the Week: April 4

Posted on Friday, April 4th, 2014

Buddhist imagery from India influenced this wall painting, which came from a Buddhist temple near the border of Henan and Shanxi Provinces in China. A Bodhisattva is a divine being of great mercy and compassion who works for the welfare of all living creatures and is destined to become a Buddha (“Enlightened One”). This Bodhisattva […]

Depictions of Birds by Audubon, Gould, Peterson, Sibley and Others Featured in New Exhibition

Posted on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Just as the sound of songbirds evokes springtime, the names John James Audubon, Alexander Wilson, John Gould and Roger Tory Peterson are synonymous with the finest representations of birds ever made. To welcome spring and the area’s annual Biggest Week in American Birding festival, the Toledo Museum of Art is presenting a special exhibition featuring […]

Flowers to Fill Museum During Art in Bloom Fundraising Event

Posted on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

A florist’s modus operandi is usually bouquet first, vase second. But florists will embark on a new creative challenge when they are paired with Toledo Museum of Art glassblowers for Art in Bloom, a four-day event that kicks off May 8. The florist/glass artist teams will collaborate creatively on vessels for their arrangements, from the […]

Toledo Museum of Art Invites Area Residents to Take Part in Slow Art Day 2014

Posted on Monday, March 31st, 2014

The Toledo Museum of Art is inviting area residents to stop by and take part in Slow Art Day on April 12. Nearly 200 venues in North America, Europe and Australia are expected to participate in this year’s international observance, which encourages people to take their time looking at works of art, then gather to […]

Artwork of the Week: March 28

Posted on Friday, March 28th, 2014

Though often considered a precursor to the Surrealists for his strange subjects of disembodied eyes, human-headed plants, and amoeba-like creatures, early in his career Odilon Redon made small landscape oils of his native region near Bordeaux in southwest France. This subject matter was influenced by the strong personal connection he had always felt to the […]

May 2014 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Continuing Exhibitions In Fine Feather: Birds, Art & Science April 25–July 6, Gallery 18 Coinciding with the Biggest Week in American Birding, In Fine Feather highlights the intersection of natural science and art in the pursuit of describing and identifying birds, from a medieval treatise on falconry to John James Audubon’s Birds of America and […]

Lino Tagliapietra Demonstrations Cancelled

Posted on Monday, March 24th, 2014

Famed glass artist Lino Tagliapietra has unexpectedly canceled his visit to the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion this week (March 25–29) due to illness. Tagliapietra, considered one of the finest Venentian glass blowers in the world, was scheduled to be working this week at the Glass Pavilion, be on hand for the opening of […]

Artwork of the Week: March 21

Posted on Friday, March 21st, 2014

The American architect, Louis Sullivan, and his chief draftsman, George Elmslie, designed both the structure and the ornamentation of the National Farmer’s Bank in Owatonna, Minnesota, where this wicket was installed. Originally one of eight in the bank, this wicket would have framed the teller’s face and provided a barrier between the teller and the […]