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This Week at TMA: Jan. 19–24, 2016

Posted on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

This Week’s Highlights Film + Live Music: The Sound of Silents, “Laugh, Clown, Laugh” with Little Bang Theory Jan. 21: 7–9 p.m., Peristyle. For Lon Chaney’s 1928 tragic-romance “Laugh, Clown, Laugh,” composer Frank Pahl has written a brand-new score that will receive its world premiere by Pahl and his band Little Bang Theory performing on toy […]

Jan. 22 Art Minute: Edouard Vuillard, “La Salle Clarac”

Posted on Monday, January 18th, 2016

In an ornate gallery in the Musée du Louvre in Paris, a man and three women (one only partially visible at the left) look at, read about, and contemplate Greek antiquities. While capturing contemporary Parisian life, La Salle Clarac is also an image about the act of looking at art. Edouard Vuillard encourages us to […]

Jan. 15 Art Minute: Gustave Doré, “The Scottish Highlands”

Posted on Friday, January 15th, 2016

The rugged, cloud-wreathed mountains in this painting dwarf the hunter and his dogs in the foreground. This contrast of scale between human and nature communicated the sense of awe many 19th-century travelers felt in the Scottish Highlands, romanticized as one of the last unspoiled corners of the British Isles. French artist Gustave Doré made his […]

Toledo Museum of Art a Founding Institution of New International Travel Alliance for Museum Members

Posted on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

The Toledo Museum of Art is among 19 founding members of the new Museum Travel Alliance. The museum consortium was created to expand exclusive travel opportunities for museum patrons and members who are passionate about cultural travel. “Each trip is led by noted curators or scholars who offer unique insights and special access to cultural […]

This Week at TMA: Jan. 12–17, 2016

Posted on Sunday, January 10th, 2016

Exhibition Opening The American West: Photographs of a New Frontier Jan. 15–May 15, 2016 | Works on Paper Gallery In The American West: Photographs of a New Frontier, a portrait of one of the world’s great muses emerges: the landscape of the Western United States. Ansel Adams Timothy O’Sullivan, and Carlton Emmens Watkins are a few […]

Jan. 8 Art Minute: Edward Steichen, “Isadora Duncan in the Parthenon, Athens”

Posted on Friday, January 8th, 2016

The founder of Modern Dance, Isadora Duncan (1877–1927) traveled the world promoting her ideas on free and natural movement, women’s rights, and dance as a “high” art. She was particularly interested in the simple, natural dances of the ancient world as represented by classical sculpture and Greek vases, dancing in free-flowing drapery, with bare feet […]

Glass Studio Temporarily Closed for Routine Maintenance

Posted on Thursday, January 7th, 2016

The Toledo Museum of Art Glass Studio is temporarily closed for routine maintenance. Because the equipment in the Glass Studio is used so frequently for public programming, classes and local glass artists, it is important that it receives upkeep on an annual basis. Glassblowing demonstrations will start back up on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. Art Hours […]

February 2016 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Exhibition Openings Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection Feb. 12-May 8, 2016, Canaday Gallery Drawn from Native American art collected by Charles and Valerie Diker, Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection features more than 100 masterworks representing tribes across the North American continent. Shaped by […]

This Week at TMA: Jan. 6–10, 2016

Posted on Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

This Week’s Highlights Build Your Outfit: Sneaker Fashion Show Jan. 7: 7 p.m., Levis Gallery (Galleries 28A–C) In the Levis Gallery. A pair of sneakers is just the start of a complete hook-up, so pull together your finest sneaks-to-cap look and join this fashion show for a chance to win some amazing prizes. City Film Double […]

Dec. 31 Art Minute: Hector Guimard, “Fireplace”

Posted on Thursday, December 31st, 2015

In Paris, the sweeping curves and natural forms of Hector Guimard’s Art Nouveau designs are seemingly everywhere, especially on his famous cast iron subway entrances for the Paris Métro. But in addition to his projects for public spaces, he also designed houses, along with all of the furnishings and decorations. This fireplace came from Castel […]