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Artwork of the Week: December 13

Posted on Friday, December 13th, 2013

Kawase Hasui trained in the traditional Japanese painting style as well as the art of traditional woodblock prints, known as ukiyo-e (“pictures of the floating world”). Much of his work focused on landscapes and portraits of Kabuki Theater actors, and in the early 20th century he was approached by the publisher Watanabe Shōzaburō to create […]

Artwork of the Week: December 6

Posted on Friday, December 6th, 2013

Created as a social commentary on 18th-century consumerism, this print is the last in a set of eight engraved by William Hogarth. The series, A Rake’s Progress, centers on a prosperous merchant’s heir and his reckless lifestyle of extravagance. Here, the heir’s overindulgence has led to him being committed to the infamous London mental institution […]

Toledo Museum of Art Celebrates Winter Holiday with Great Art Escape Programming

Posted on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

West African drum and dance, scavenger-style gallery hunts and a Japanese fashion show are among the swirl of activities set to fill the Toledo Museum of Art’s galleries during The Great Art Escape. The annual art-inspired winter celebration takes over the Museum between Christmas and New Year’s Day (Dec. 26–29 and Dec. 31–Jan.1), and provides […]

Free Parking Promotion Continues through December

Posted on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Visitors who spend $35, exclusive of sales tax, at the Museum Store and/or Cafe during a single visit this December are eligible for free parking. Bring your receipt(s) to the Information Desk to redeem your parking ticket.

Member Appreciation Day is Friday, December 6

Posted on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Friday, December 6 is Member Appreciation Day in the Museum Store.  Museum members will receive an additional 10% discount on their Museum Store purchases that day (excluding original works of art). The Museum Store has gifts for everyone on your list this holiday season. For ideas, please visit www.pinterest.com/toledomuseum/boards.

Artwork of the Week: November 29

Posted on Friday, November 29th, 2013

Including a turkey, rooster, hen, three bantam Polish hudins, and their offspring, this painting celebrates the type of fowl owned by wealthy landowners in 17th-century Holland. Melchior d’Hondecoeter was known for his bird pieces of both domestic and exotic birds. He seemingly inherited this joy of animal painting from his artist father, grandfather, and uncle, […]

January 2014 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Exhibition Opening Love & Play: A Pair of Paintings by Fragonard Jan. 24–May 4, 2014 Gallery 28 Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s playfully sensual companion paintings, the Toledo Museum of Art’s Blind-Man’s Buff and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid’s The See-Saw, are reunited for the first time in 25 years. Painted as companion pieces, the two works remained together […]

Popular Japanese Print Exhibition at Toledo Museum of Art Ends Jan. 1

Posted on Monday, November 25th, 2013

Time is running short to see Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints at the Toledo Museum of Art. The TMA collection of exquisite woodblock prints, on view together for the first time since 1930, is considered to be among the finest and most comprehensive collections of shin hanga (“new prints”) at any American museum. When […]

Artwork of the Week: November 22

Posted on Friday, November 22nd, 2013

This vessel and similar examples came from a workshop that was located near Jerusalem, where the products were sold to pilgrims traveling from all parts of the Mediterranean world, including Egypt. It may have held oil, water, or soil from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The symbols on the six sides of this type of […]

Hollywood Tattoo Artist Paul Timman to Appear at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

When Angelina Jolie needed to cover the tattoo of her ex-husband’s name with some new ink, she went to Hollywood’s elite: Paul Timman. He’s not a household name, unless your household happens to be Tommy Lee’s or Mark Wahlberg’s. But Timman, the Toledo native and tattoo artist dubbed the “Rembrandt of Sunset Strip,” is who […]