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Sept. 2 Art Minute: Camille Pissarro, ‘Peasants Resting’

Posted on Friday, September 2nd, 2016

In Peasants Resting two women and a child take a moment to sit, perhaps on their way home after a day of labor; their slumping poses communicate fatigue. Pissarro conveys a restful mood with dabs of paint in complementary colors (orange and blue, ochre and violet) that—when viewed from a distance—coalesce into dappled light shining […]

Improvised Shakespeare Company to Appear in Peristyle As Part of Holy Toledo Laughfest, Exhibition Activities

Posted on Thursday, September 1st, 2016

What will happen on stage is anybody’s guess, but one thing is for sure: whatever you see and hear will be created right on the spot when the Improvised Shakespeare Company appears Oct. 8 at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle as part of Holy Toledo Laughfest. The 6 p.m. performance by the critically acclaimed […]

October 2016 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Exhibition Opening The Libbey Dolls: Fashioning the Story Oct. 28, 2016-Feb. 12, 2017, Gallery 18 The Libbey Dolls, formerly known as the Doucet Dolls, were a product of the World War I aid effort. The porcelain factories at Limoges and Sèvres put wounded soldiers, unemployed artisans and young men back to work making French novelties. […]

Author of The Bellwether: Why Ohio Picks the President Speaks Sept. 22 at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle

Posted on Monday, August 29th, 2016

Kyle Kondik, author of the new book The Bellwether: Why Ohio Picks the President, will appear on Sept. 22 at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. Just days ahead of the first presidential candidate debate, Kondik will shed light on the Buckeye State’s remarkable record as a predictor of presidential election winners. The free event […]

Aug. 26 Art Minute: Ico Parisi and Luisa Parisi, ‘Sideboard’

Posted on Friday, August 26th, 2016

As sleek and sexy as its Italian contemporaries the Vespa scooter and the films of Federico Fellini, this sideboard, designed by Ico and Luisa Parisi, presents a chic example of Italian postwar 20th-century design. Designed for a dining room, its elegantly arranged and meticulously matched wood grains distinguish the angular lines of the horizontal body, […]

Aug. 19 Art Minute: Jules Breton, ‘The Shepherd’s Star’

Posted on Friday, August 19th, 2016

Barefoot and carrying a heavy sack of potatoes on her head, a young peasant woman returns from the fields in the early evening as Capella, the “shepherd’s star,” rises over her shoulder. Although the model was an actual agricultural worker from the artist’s native village in the Artois region of northern France, Jules Breton gives […]

Aug. 12 Art Minute: Jean Schlumberger, ‘Seabird Clip’

Posted on Friday, August 12th, 2016

The mid-twentieth century was the era of the artist-jeweler, who responded to a growing international affluent clientele with an increased desire for individual expression. The venerable firm of Tiffany & Co. in New York could not ignore the changes taking place in jewelry and metalwork design, both in the United States and abroad. In response, […]

It’s Time to Bach Around the Clock

Posted on Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Enjoy the music of Johann Sebastian Bach in this 24-hour live music marathon, with performances by Toledo Symphony Orchestra musicians and others from the region led by Merwin Siu, principal second violinist for the TSO. Additional support and programming is provided by ADJ•ective New Music. The program beings at dawn on Saturday, Aug. 13 and ends […]

Toledo Museum of Art’s Guest Artist Lectures Explore Violence, Exploitation and the Ancient World

Posted on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

A “beautiful pig,” human exploitation in medical research and ancient Roman vessels are among the topics of discussion for the 2016-2017 Guest Artist Pavilion Project (GAPP) lectures at the Toledo Museum of Art. Three contemporary artists from around the country will each give a free lecture as part of their participation in the GAPP program, […]

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 […]