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Dec. 2 Art Minute: Louis Léopold Boilly, ‘S’il Vous Plaît’

Posted on Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Through colors, styles, fabrics, and renderings, artists often use the representation of dress to give us clues to define nobility, significance, gender expectations, historical context, or socio–economic status of those depicted. Though green was often a color associated with the counter–revolutionary movement in France, the figures in Louis Léopold Boilly’s S’il Vous Plaît wear the […]

Great Art Escape Returns to Toledo Museum of Art Dec. 27-Jan. 1

Posted on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

The Great Art Escape, a week of free performances, art activities and after-hours flashlight tours, returns to the Toledo Museum of Art Dec. 27-Jan. 1. Sponsored in part by Taylor Cadillac, the week of special events has become a holiday tradition for bringing together family, friends and holiday guests. Explore the galleries with the debut […]

Nov. 25 Art Minute: ‘Favrile Fabrique (Linenfold) Library Lamp’

Posted on Friday, November 25th, 2016

Like other lighting retailers in New York, Tiffany Studios offered table lamps with a choice of traditional parchment and pleated silk shades. From 1913 to 1914, the independent designer Henry O. Schmidt (1860–1943) patented a new type of mold-cast glass lampshade panels for Tiffany Studios imitating delicately pleated silk. Under the directorship of Leslie Hayden […]

Toledo Museum of Art to Acquire and Steward Museum Place Residences

Posted on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

As part of its long-standing interest in Toledo’s Historic Old West End, the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) is seeking to acquire the Museum Place Residences and act as stewards of the properties in the community’s interest. The Museum Place Residences are located in Toledo’s Old West End Historic District adjacent to the Museum’s campus, […]

December 2016 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Monday, November 21st, 2016

Holiday Hours: Dec. 24: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 25: Closed Dec. 31: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 1: Noon to 5 p.m. Continuing Exhibitions Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 35 Nov. 5, 2016-Jan. 22, 2017, Great Gallery Contemporary Mexican-born artist Gabriel Dawe’s textile installations have adorned gallery spaces around the world, most recently […]

Nov. 18 Art Minute: Alice Neel, ‘Nancy and the Rubber Plant’

Posted on Friday, November 18th, 2016

In her 1984 New York Times obituary, she was called “the quintessential bohemian.” Overlooked by the art establishment until the final decades of her long career, Alice Neel is now regarded as one of the great painters of the twentieth century. Neel’s portraits of friends, family, and acquaintances are arresting in their ability to simultaneously […]

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic—Toledo Museum of Art Examines Work of Contemporary Artist

Posted on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

The Toledo Museum of Art presents Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, an exhibition of 60 paintings and sculptures questioning ideas of race, gender and the politics of representation. On view Feb. 10-May 14, 2017, A New Republic spans Wiley’s 14-year career including his earliest explorations of the male figure, his unique take on Old Master […]

Nov. 11 Art Minute: René Lalique, “Poppy Necklace”

Posted on Friday, November 11th, 2016

The flowing curves and naturalism of this expressive floral pendant define it as a quintessential jewel of the Art Nouveau style. It was designed and produced by the French artist-jeweler René Lalique, who had operated a studio in Paris since 1890. Trained in Paris and London within the rigid practices of the nineteenth-century goldsmith’s trade, […]

Nov. 4 Art Minute: Andrew Wyeth, ‘The Hunter’

Posted on Friday, November 4th, 2016

In The Hunter, painted as an illustration for the cover of The Saturday Evening Post and the work that brought the artist to national attention, Wyeth used a startling and unusual point of view—that of the hunted bird—to give this otherwise ordinary scene of a hunter in a fall landscape a heightened sense of drama. The viewer is […]

Oct. 28 Art Minute: John George Brown, ‘The Country Gallants’

Posted on Friday, October 28th, 2016

As industrialization and urbanization changed the landscape and society in the mid-1800s, America’s past became the object of romantic nostalgia. Scenes of simple, idealistic rural life like this one were sought by middleclass city dwellers. Born in England, but settling in New York in 1853, John George Brown was one of the most successful painters […]