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Artwork of the Week: September 13

Posted on Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Mary Sibande lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. In her art, she often explores the identity of black women in postcolonial South African society. Here her alter-ego Sophie, a domestic maid that makes her final appearance in this particular work, defies gender stereotypes by wearing rubber-soled shoes and khaki fabric typically worn by male […]

Artwork of the Week: September 6

Posted on Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Odilon Redon found himself drawn to Gustave Flaubert’s classic The Temptation of Saint Anthony in 1882 because the peculiar imagery of the book was not unlike his own surreal imagination. Here we see an example of the creatures that tempted Saint Anthony away from his holy calling during a hallucination. One of more than 1,400 […]

Toledo Museum of Art Names Mellon Fellow

Posted on Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Dr. Halona Norton-Westbrook of the San Francisco Bay Area has been named the third post-doctoral Mellon Fellow at the Toledo Museum of Art. The fellowship program, underwritten by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, enables participants to learn the Museum’s inner workings firsthand as part of the executive staff. “Thanks to the generosity […]

Artwork of the Week: August 30

Posted on Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Fritz Dreisbach has had an all-encompassing knowledge and history of glass in his career as an artist, glass technician, lecturer, and one of the founders of the Glass Art Society. He studied glass at the University of Wisconsin with Dale Chihuly under the direction of Harvey Littleton, a founder of the studio glass movement and […]

Jazz Trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis Visits TMA Thursday

Posted on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, a member of one of the most notable families in the music industry, will visit the Toledo Museum of Art on Thursday, August 29. At 2 p.m., Marsalis will entertain families with a reading of his newly released children’s picture book, No Cell Phone Day, which tells what happens when Marsalis’ daughter […]

Artwork of the Week: August 23

Posted on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Along with Morgan Russell, Stanton Macdonald-Wright developed a new movement of painting called “Synchromy” to follow Cubism in 1913. Based on color theory, Synchromy’s adherents sought to move beyond the abstraction of figures and objects to arrive at a purely abstract, non-representational expression of ideas through color. Macdonald-Wright explained, “Synchromism simply means ‘with color’ as […]

Artwork of the Week: August 16

Posted on Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Joseph Baumhauer, a German-born cabinetmaker working in France, was known simply as Joseph to his French compatriots for the ease of pronouncing his name. Much of Baumhauer’s work was commissioned for dealers who specialized in luxury furniture. He was made a marchand-ébéniste privilégié du roi, a cabinetmaker and dealer to King Louis XV, around 1749. […]

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue Tickets On Sale Now

Posted on Monday, August 12th, 2013

The New Orleans native and his band will return to the Peristyle for a repeat engagement presented by the Art Tatum Jazz Heritage Society on September 18 in what’s sure to be a must-see concert—he brought down the house during his first appearance there in October 2011. Tickets for the September 18 performance can be purchased […]

Artwork of the Week: August 9

Posted on Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Oliver Hazard Perry (1785–1819) became a national hero in the War of 1812 after defeating a British squadron near Put-in-Bay, Ohio on Lake Erie. He sat for this likeness just before leaving for the West Indies in 1818, where he died of yellow fever on his 34th birthday. Gilbert Stuart was notorious for leaving paintings […]

Temporary Gallery Closures for August

Posted on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

In preparing for upcoming exhibitions, some of our galleries will be closed over the coming days and weeks. Gallery 18 is currently closed but will re-open Tuesday, August 13. Gallery 6 will continue to remain closed until Friday August 16.  It will re-open with a selection of artist’s books from the Bareiss Collection at that […]