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This Week at TMA: Oct. 27–Nov. 1, 2015

Posted on Monday, October 26th, 2015

Program Highlights The Sound of Silents: “Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror” (1922) Thursday, Oct. 29: 7 p.m., Peristyle F.W. Murnau’s 1922 “Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror” remains one of the most beautiful and haunting vampire films of all time. Based on Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, the film was nearly lost following a lawsuit filed by […]

New to the Collection: David Hockney, ‘A Bigger Card Players’

Posted on Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Though the cheap folding card table in David Hockney’s “photographic drawing” is far more utilitarian than its painted and gilded ancestors displayed below, it still serves to facilitate a competitive card game among friends—in this case, three men in the artist’s studio, eyes cast downward and intent on the game at hand. Hockney has long […]

Artwork of the Week: October 23

Posted on Friday, October 23rd, 2015

George Rickey devoted his career to investigating the poetic possibilities of movement. In his words, “Control of weight and balance—and also time—gives me a means of expression comparable to color for a painter or sound for a composer.” Triple N Gyratory III is an example of kinetic art, or art with moving parts. Each of the sculpture’s […]

Free Visual Language Workshops Help Participants Decode Images and Their Sometimes Hidden Meanings

Posted on Monday, October 19th, 2015

Images may hold underlying messages – if you just know how to read them. The Toledo Museum of Art will help viewers learn to decode such messages with a new series of free visual language classes that begin Saturday, Nov. 7. The Museum offered similar classes in June, July and August and has brought the […]

This Week at TMA: Oct. 20–25, 2015

Posted on Monday, October 19th, 2015

Program Highlights Jazz Under Glass with the Art Tatum Jazz Society Thursday, Oct. 22: 6:30 p.m., GlasSalon Celebrate Art Tatum’s birthday with “Deuling Pianos,” featuring pianists Kyle Turner and Galen Bundy, trumpeter Ben Wolkins, percussionist Nelson Overton, and bassist Kevin Johnson. Tickets are $20 for Art Tatum Jazz Society members, $30 for non-members, and $10 […]

Artwork of the Week: October 16

Posted on Friday, October 16th, 2015

The incandescent, expressive colors of Edgar Degas’s pastel drawing seem to vibrate off the paper. Applied in layered webs of rhythmic strokes, the colors achieve remarkable effects of translucency, depth, and texture. After about 1895, Degas turned more and more to pastel as his eyesight grew worse; unlike oil painting, it required little preparation, no […]

Dance Rehearsals, Performances, Films and More Planned in Conjunction with Degas and the Dance Exhibition

Posted on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

See ballet dancers rehearse on canvas, in sculptures and in person at the Toledo Museum of Art’s new exhibition Degas and the Dance, which is on view Oct. 15 through Jan. 10, 2016 And that’s just in Canaday Gallery. A film series about dance, life-drawing sessions with dancers as the models, and a lecture by […]

This Week at TMA: Oct. 13–18, 2015

Posted on Monday, October 12th, 2015

Exhibition Opening Degas and the Dance Oct. 15: 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Canaday Gallery Little Dancer of Fourteen Years, on loan from the Clark Art Institute of Williamstown, Massachusetts, occupies center stage in this exhibition that revolves around Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas (1834-1917), one of France’s leading Impressionists. Originally modeled in wax in 1880-81, the 38-inch […]

Artwork of the Week: October 9

Posted on Friday, October 9th, 2015

The flame-haired French entertainer Marcelle Lender (1862–1926) sang and dance in the theaters in Montmartre, Paris in the late 19th century. Artist Henri de Toulouse Lautrec was so fascinated with her that he attended her performances in the operetta Chilpéric in 1895—in which she famously danced the bolero— as many as 20 times. Miss Lender […]

Artwork of the Week: October 2

Posted on Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Cosimo I de’Medici (1519–1574), Grand Duke of Tuscany, considered portraiture an effective vehicle for the fashioning of his personal and political identity. Cosimo wears the badge of the Order of the Golden Fleece, an exclusive order of knights into which he was inducted in 1545. His helmet rests on a broncone, or tree stump that […]