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Artwork of the Week: March 14

Posted on Friday, March 14th, 2014

A loving cup is a two-handled cup that was ceremoniously presented during a couple’s wedding or given as trophies for competitions, among other celebrated events. The glass body was engraved using abrasive wheels and drills, giving the details of the design depth and perspective. The grape and leaf motif carries over to the Art Nouveau […]

Exhibition of Garden-Inspired Works on Paper Complements International Exhibition of Art from the Louvre

Posted on Monday, March 10th, 2014

A new exhibition that focuses on how people interact with nature, landscape and garden design is now on view at the Toledo Museum of Art. Assembled entirely from the Museum’s own collection, Paper Roses: Garden-Inspired Works on Paper presents 100 prints, drawings and photographs by some of the most acclaimed European and American artists from […]

Venetian Glass Birds: Lino Tagliapietra Opens March 28 at Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion

Posted on Monday, March 10th, 2014

A small exhibition of elegant blown glass birds recently created by the distinguished Venetian Maestro Lino Tagliapietra opens March 28 at the Toledo Museum of Art. The show is in celebration of the annual songbird migration through the marshes along the southern shore of Lake Erie. On view in Gallery 2 of the Glass Pavilion, […]

Artwork of the Week: March 7

Posted on Friday, March 7th, 2014

Boilly was a collector of artists such as Gerard Terborch and Gabriel Metsu, whose 17th-century Dutch scenes of domestic life are reflected in his own work. He painted everyday scenes of French life with exacting detail and skill, as can be seen in the carefully-executed folds and sheen of the woman’s dress. Boilly also utilized […]

Artwork of the Week: February 28

Posted on Friday, February 28th, 2014

If you have visited the Glass Pavilion recently, you may have noticed some glass pieces popping up in the cavity between the walls of Galleries 1 and 2. These five works designed by Wayne Husted and Joel Philip Myers for the Blenko Glass Company are prime examples of what that company was all about in […]

April 2014 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Exhibition Opening 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 […]

Noted Francophile Eric Haskell to Appear at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Monday, February 24th, 2014

Leads Masters Series Talk, Highlighting One of History’s Most Influential Gardeners Though Eric Haskell is a man of the 21st century, his interests are firmly planted in the French gardens of the 1700s. The noted Francophile—twice knighted by the government of France—has a unique passion for the history of French aristocrats and royals who used their […]

Artwork of the Week: February 21

Posted on Friday, February 21st, 2014

A book of etchings bound in calf skin, this collection includes architectural views of some of the grandest palaces and chateaux in Paris and surrounding areas. Among these, are images of the Tuileries (TWILL-eh-ree) Garden and the since-demolished Tuileries Palace in precise detail. The garden and palace are both symmetrical and balanced in their geometrical […]

Two New Members Join Toledo Museum of Art Board of Directors

Posted on Thursday, February 20th, 2014

The Toledo Museum of Art has elected two area business leaders to its board of directors. Stephen D. Taylor, Sr., founder and president of Taylor Automotive Group, and R. Scott Trumbull, chairman and CEO of Franklin Electric Company, will begin serving five-year terms starting in January 2014. Stephen Taylor is a longtime supporter of the […]

Proposals Being Accepted for International Visual Literacy Association Conference

Posted on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Proposals for the 47th annual International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA) conference are being accepted through April 1, 2014. The conference provides scholars, researchers, teachers, students, artists and other professionals an opportunity to present their work. The theme for this year’s conference, The Art of Seeing: From Ordinary to Extraordinary, explores eight subjects, including visual literacy […]