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As the leading painter in the Catholic city of Seville, Spain, Murillo was commissioned to paint almost exclusively for the churches and religious orders in the area. Because of his frequent travels to Madrid and Seville’s heavy involvement in international commerce, Murillo was introduced to many different artists and styles of painting. In this painting […]
Students of art are encouraged to apply now for the Palmer Scholarship awarded annually by the Toledo Museum of Art. The application deadline for the art travel award is Feb. 25, 2014. The Palmer Scholarship provides funding for travel for an individual(s) to pursue a course of study in an art-related field. The award recipient(s) […]
Harvey K. Littleton, one of the founders of the American Glass Studio movement, passed away Friday, December 13, 2013. He was 91 years old. His enthusiasm for glass as a sculptural medium has inspired generations of artists to explore glass as a medium for artistic expression. For those who wish to honor his memory with […]
Where some see relics of the past, one noted New England artist sees material for his next sculpture or collage. Varujan Boghosian (pronounced VAR-zhun bo-GO-zhan) regularly visits junk shops and antique stores in search of items he might use. However you categorize him—a sculptor, assembler, scavenger or conservator—Boghosian is an expert in gathering objects, such […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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, […]