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Artwork of the Week: November 21

Posted on Friday, November 21st, 2014

Mina’i pottery, which adapts Chinese techniques, shapes, and imagery, has been identified with Kashan, a city about 125 miles south of modern Tehran, Iran. Kashan remained an important ceramic center through the 17th century. Bowls from Kashan typically depict limited subject matter, such as hunters, musicians, and princes with attendants and animals in gardens—images of […]

Artwork of the Week: November 14

Posted on Friday, November 14th, 2014

Working in a late Gothic style around 1400, an unknown artist crafted these objects of gilded silver on the island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean, which at that time was part of the Spanish kingdom of Aragon. In the sacramental ritual of the Eucharist (also called Holy Communion), medieval Christians used lavish vessels like these […]

95th Toledo Area Artists Exhibition Opens Nov. 21 at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Recent and new works by some of this region’s finest artists take the spotlight when the 95th Toledo Area Artists (TAA) Exhibition opens Nov. 21 at the Toledo Museum of Art. Seventy-three works will be on view in the Museum’s Canaday Gallery. The free exhibition, one of the few remaining shows of its kind in the nation, […]

Museum Introducing Giordano Masterpiece During Free Public Program

Posted on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

The Liberation of St. Peter, a 350-year-old masterpiece recently purchased by the Toledo Museum of Art, will be introduced to the community at 7 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 13) in the Great Gallery. Painted by Italian artist Luca Giordano (pronounced Luke-a Jor-don-o), who lived between 1634 and 1705, this large-scale work (79 by 121 inches) dramatically […]

Artwork of the Week: November 7

Posted on Friday, November 7th, 2014

The art of “sampling” underpins much of hip hop and rap music and has had enormous impact on artist Kehinde Wiley. Sampling in music is the act of taking a segment of an original recording and incorporating it into a new recording. Wiley, a native of South Central Los Angeles who studied art at Yale […]

Artwork of the Week: October 31

Posted on Friday, October 31st, 2014

Haunting and evocative, Dress Impression with Train is also a technical tour-de-force. Karen LaMonte cast a model’s body in wax to make a mold for the interior of her sculpture. She then dressed the hollow mold in an evening gown and cast it in glass to create a ghostly, translucent, “empty” dress. LaMonte chose to […]

Toledo Museum of Art to Offer Free Screening of Buster Keaton’s “The Cameraman” with Live Music

Posted on Thursday, October 30th, 2014

The Toledo Museum of Art’s classical concert hall, the Peristyle, will transform into a movie house Thursday, Nov. 6 with a free showing of Buster Keaton’s classic 1928 silent film “The Cameraman.” Acclaimed organist Steven Ball will perform his own live musical score to the film, which starts at 7 p.m “The Cameraman” tells the […]

December 2014 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

*Please note that the Toledo Museum of Art is closed Dec. 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. Continuing Exhibitions InSight: Contemporary Sensory Works Through Jan. 4, 2015, Canaday Gallery and Galleries 8 and 9 Works by Magdalene Odundo, Aminah Robinson and Pinaree Sanpitak are spotlighted in this special exhibition. Known for being influenced by […]

Spanish Pianist Pablo Amorós to Perform at the Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The Toledo Museum of Art is pleased to announce Spanish pianist Pablo Amorós as the next performer in the Museum’s Great Performances in the Great Gallery series. A rising star in classical music, Amorós will perform an all-Spanish program of masterworks by Granados, de Falla, and Albéniz, plus contemporary works by Leonardo Balada and Pilar Jurado. […]

Artwork of the Week: October 24

Posted on Friday, October 24th, 2014

As leader of the Barbizon School of 19th-century landscape artists, Rousseau combined his inspiration from 17th-century Dutch landscapes with the school’s desire to paint outside in nature. This practice of working outside would later be used by the Impressionists as well. Rousseau also added his own personal experiences into works such as this by using […]