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Sept. 16 Art Minute: Arthur Hughes, ‘Ophelia (“And He Will Not Come Back Again”)’

Posted on Friday, September 16th, 2016

The sad madness and death of Ophelia in Shakespeare’s Hamlet was a favorite subject of the group of British artists who called themselves the Pre-Raphaelites. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, which included William Holman Hunt and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, frequently depicted literary subjects, placing an emphasis on emotional and symbolic content. Though not an original member of the […]

The Georgia Welles Apollo Society Donates Ancient Bust to Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Thursday, September 15th, 2016

A portrait bust of a Flavian matron depicting a member of Ancient Roman nobility recently was selected by The Georgia Welles Apollo Society as a gift to the Toledo Museum of Art’s collection. The sophisticated Ancient Roman woman is framed by carefully chiseled corkscrew curls, a standard hairstyle of the time, and her cheeks are […]

Libbey Dolls: Fashioning the Story Opens Oct. 28 at the Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

In 1917, their sale was hailed as the “greatest single purchase made at the Allied Bazaar,” a World War I-era fundraiser in New York. The 78 fashion figures, known then as the Doucet Dolls, were made using couture-quality fabrics and surplus mold-making materials from France’s premiere factories at Limoges and Sèvres. The winning bidder? Toledo […]

Sept. 9 Art Minute: Vija Celmins, ‘Untitled (Ocean)’

Posted on Friday, September 9th, 2016

Celmins’ meticulous renderings of the natural environment in a reduced palette of gray represent the physical world at its most impersonal and neutral. Though her elemental views of vast space resist romantic notions of nature, they nevertheless retain an inherent elusive mystery and poetic resonance. Untitled (Ocean) is one of four lithograph scenes that Celmins […]

The Sound of Silents Returns to the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle

Posted on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Toledo Museum of Art’s popular Film + Live Music: The Sound of Silents returns to the Peristyle this season with a line-up of five movies. Classics from cinema’s silent film era will be screened with a live musical score played on the Skinner organ. All films start at 7 p.m. The Sound of Silents series […]

2016–2017 The Sound of Silents Film Series

Posted on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

A year’s worth of live music and film in the Peristyle The Sound of Silents Film series features classics of the silent film era with live musical accompaniment in the Peristyle Theater. Admission for each film is free for members and $5 for non-members. Tickets are available at the Toledo Museum of Art information desks. […]

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 […]