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Toledo Museum of Art Shines Spotlight on Shakespeare’s Characters

Posted on Monday, August 8th, 2016

Four hundred years after his death, the Toledo Museum of Art is honoring the great English playwright William Shakespeare with an exhibition exploring The Bard’s band of characters, from the comedic to the tragic. Approximately 30 paintings, prints, sculptures, illustrated books and photographs bring the beloved writer’s works to life in Shakespeare’s Characters: Playing the […]

September 2016 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Friday, August 5th, 2016

Exhibition Openings Shakespeare’s Characters: Playing the Part Sept. 2, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017, Gallery 6 Four hundred years after his death, the Toledo Museum of Art honors the great playwright William Shakespeare with an exhibition exploring The Bard’s band of characters, from the comedic to the tragic. Approximately 30 paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs bring the […]

Aug. 5 Art Minute: Winslow Homer, ‘Sunlight on the Coast’

Posted on Friday, August 5th, 2016

The subject of Sunlight on the Coast is the never-ending battle between the sea and the shore, captured under specific conditions of light and weather. The painting’s simplified composition, strong linear rhythms, earth-toned harmonies, and broadly textured brushwork determine its particular mood. A heavy blue-green wave rolls in and breaks over a shelf of brown rocks, spewing […]

2016-2017 Toledo Museum of Art Exhibitions

Posted on Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Hot Spot: Contemporary Glass from Private Collections Through Sept. 18, 2016, Glass Pavilion Stunning works of art in glass from private collections, many of them promised gifts to the Toledo Museum of Art collection, have been assembled for this celebratory exhibition. Featuring approximately 80 sculptural works, Hot Spot coincides with the 10th anniversary of the […]

Toledo Museum of Art Expands Internship Program

Posted on Monday, August 1st, 2016

This summer, the Toledo Museum of Art welcomed a record 23 college student interns and 12 high school students from Toledo School for the Arts for employment at the Museum. The summer internship program was made possible by The John and Dorothy Clement Scholarship Fund that provides funding to support hiring 21 of the interns […]

July 29 Art Minute: Elizabeth Catlett, ‘Head of a Young Woman’

Posted on Friday, July 29th, 2016

Created the year Elizabeth Catlett moved to Mexico City, where she spent most of her career, Head of a Young Woman elegantly expresses Catlett’s abiding interest in representing the figure in a straightforward, powerful manner. In 1940 Catlett, who studied to be an artist with sculptor Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967) and painter Grant Wood (1892-1942), earned the […]

July 22 Art Minute: George Tooker, “Meadow I”

Posted on Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Though best known for anxiety–filled images of modern city dwellers seemingly trapped in office cubicle boxes or subway station mazes, George Tooker’s Meadow I has a rural setting and a timeless quality. Painted as a memorial to his mother, the painting is suffused with melancholy. The reclining (dead?) woman resembles Renaissance paintings of the Madonna collapsed in […]

Aug. 7 Is Last Day to See Keep Looking: Fred Tomaselli’s Birds

Posted on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Just a few days remain to see an exhibition of the extraordinary works of artist Fred Tomaselli at the Toledo Museum of Art. Keep Looking: Fred Tomaselli’s Birds, a focus exhibition on view in Gallery 6, will close on Aug. 7, 2016. Five painting/collages, a tapestry, two studies and four of his “Field Guide” works […]

July 15 Art Minute: Martin Johnson Heade, “Hazy Day on the Marshes, New Jersey”

Posted on Friday, July 15th, 2016

The meandering tidal streams, flat landscape, and conical haystacks of the salt marshes of the northeast became the primary subject of Martin Johnson Heade’s paintings from 1859 on. Here he captures the change in light and atmosphere as the sun breaks through heavy haze to spotlight one of the haystacks. Though no humans are present, […]

Lectures, Films and Election Night Party Planned In Connection with Political Ads Exhibition at TMA

Posted on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

A series of free talks, films and tours, capped by an Election Night party, are planned in conjunction with a new exhibition about political ads at the Toledo Museum of Art. The first speaker is the author of the new book The Bellwether: Why Ohio Picks the President. Kyle Kondik, who also is managing editor […]