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Artwork of the Week: January 16

Posted on Friday, January 16th, 2015

The city of Tanagra gave its name to a type of charming fired clay statuette when thousands were excavated from its cemeteries during the 1870s. The heads, arms, and bodies were formed in molds and assembled, then hand-finished to make each figurine unique with details like earrings, curls of hair, hats, and fans. The surface […]

Toledo Museum of Art 2015 Exhibition Openings

Posted on Monday, January 12th, 2015

Drawn, Cut & Layered: The Art of Werner Pfeiffer Feb. 6-May 3, Canaday Gallery and Gallery I For more than 50 years, Werner Pfeiffer (German-American, born 1937) has experimented with the multiple uses of paper as both a canvas and a structural material. Much of his work as a sculptor, printmaker and painter suggests an […]

Ekphrastic Writing Poetry Contest Call for Entries

Posted on Friday, January 9th, 2015

Have you been inspired to write about an object in the Toledo Museum of Art’s collection? If so, consider participating in the Museum’s sixth annual Ekphrastic Writing Poetry Contest. Ekphrastic writing is a Greek term for “writing about art.” In the Museum’s annual Ekphrastic Writing Poetry Contest, visitors write original poems inspired by objects in the […]

Artwork of the Week: January 9

Posted on Friday, January 9th, 2015

Georges Braque collaborated closely with Pablo Picasso in working out the approach to painting that would result in Cubism. Whereas Picasso would go on to develop a spectacular series of personal styles, Braque continued to increase his mastery and free use of Cubism’s vocabulary of form, superimposing and combining different views of the same object. […]

Exquisite Chandelier Owned by Napoleon’s Brother Now Part of Toledo Museum of Art Collection

Posted on Thursday, January 8th, 2015

A 200-year-old chandelier made for the summer palace of Jérôme Bonaparte, Napoleon’s brother and King of Westphalia from 1807 to 1813, has a new home. The chandelier, created by the German firm Werner & Mieth in 1810-1811, has been purchased by the Toledo Museum of Art for its collection. The Spiral Chandelier is made of […]

Artist Books, Works on Paper by Werner Pfeiffer Featured in Exhibition at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

The possibilities of paper are explored in a new exhibition that opens Feb. 6 at the Toledo Museum of Art. Nearly 200 one-of-a-kind and limited edition artist books, dimensional prints, collages and experimental works will be shown in Drawn, Cut & Layered: The Art of Werner Pfeiffer. Some of the works will be seen publicly […]

The Sound of Silents Film Series Debuts in Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle

Posted on Monday, January 5th, 2015

Life before the “talkies” (and mega-budget sequels, 3-D technology and Jennifer Lawrence) is revisited in all its splendor in the Toledo Museum of Art’s new series, The Sound of Silents. The free program features classics of the silent film era with live musical accompaniment in the Peristyle Theater. TMA’s historic Skinner organ will be used […]

Artwork of the Week: January 2

Posted on Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Camille Pissarro was suffering from a chronic eye infection that kept him indoors when he painted this view of the northern French city of Rouen through a window of his hotel (he died blind). As he wrote to his son Lucien, also an artist, in February of 1896, “Just imagine: the whole of old Rouen […]

February 2015 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Exhibition Openings Drawn, Cut & Layered: The Art of Werner Pfeiffer Feb. 6-May 3, 2015, Canaday Gallery and Gallery 1 Artist Werner Pfeiffer’s experiences as a young boy in Germany during and after World War II, when paper was scarce, became the basis of a lifelong fascination with the material. For more than 50 years, […]

Artwork of the Week: December 26

Posted on Friday, December 26th, 2014

Aminah Robinson’s series of 10 unique, handmade books, The Ragmud Collection of Folkquilt Stories, is a labor of love created over a two-decade period and showcasing a tremendous range of techniques: from woodcuts to watercolor and acrylic paintings to fabric collage to sculptural constructions made from “hogmawg” (a homemade concoction of mud, pig grease, dye, […]