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Artwork of the Week: November 6

Posted on Friday, November 6th, 2015

The ancient Greeks and Romans used this type of small, slender-handled spoon, called a cochlear, for eating snails, shellfish, and eggs. These are the smallest and earliest snail spoons known in Greek or Roman silver tableware. Less luxurious examples of the same shape have been found in bone. However, ancient Greeks and Romans typically used minimal […]

New to the Collection: Silvia Levenson, “Strange Little Girl #7 (Nena Cuervo)”

Posted on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Born in Argentina, Silvia Levenson is of Russian–Jewish decent. Politically active already as a teenager, Levenson immigrated to Italy in 1981 with her husband and young children to escape the opprsive regime of military dictator Jorge Rafaél Videla (ruled 1976–1981), during which members of her family “disappeared.”Her experiences during this intense and frightening time continue […]

New to the Collection: Gajin Fujita, “Hood Rats”

Posted on Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Hailing from East Los Angeles, contemporary artist Gajin Fujita takes inspiration from traditional Japanese woodblock prints of the 18th and 19th centuries, urban street art, and popular culture. Merging these diverse influences, he has created a body of work unified by a remarkable visual vocabulary that is uniquely his own. He uses a stable of […]

This Week at TMA: Nov. 3–8, 2015

Posted on Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Program Highlights TMA Thursday Music: Heavy Color Performance and Record Release Party Thursday, Nov. 5: 6:30–8:30 p.m.| GlasSalon Toledo-based group Heavy Color creates ethereal soundscapes with live percussion, MPC mashing, on the fly sampling, vocals and synthesizers. Combining a soulful electronic hazinesss with the organic textures of African and Latin percussion heavy music, the live performance […]

December 2015 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Friday, October 30th, 2015

Holiday Hours: Dec. 24: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 31: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 25: Closed Jan. 1: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Exhibition Openings The Rise of Sneaker Culture Dec. 3, 2015-Feb. 28, 2016, Levis Gallery The Rise of Sneaker Culture explores the athletic shoe from its origins in the mid-1800s to […]

Artwork of the Week: October 30

Posted on Friday, October 30th, 2015

Moonlight, sunsets, and twilight held a special attraction for Ralph Albert Blakelock for their poetic qualities. Here he expressed his personal response to nature in this mysterious and haunting moonlit forest. Plagued by poverty, Blakelock was devastated when he only received half of his asking price for this painting in 1891. By the time the […]

This Week at TMA: Oct. 27–Nov. 1, 2015

Posted on Monday, October 26th, 2015

Program Highlights The Sound of Silents: “Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror” (1922) Thursday, Oct. 29: 7 p.m., Peristyle F.W. Murnau’s 1922 “Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror” remains one of the most beautiful and haunting vampire films of all time. Based on Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, the film was nearly lost following a lawsuit filed by […]

Artwork of the Week: October 23

Posted on Friday, October 23rd, 2015

George Rickey devoted his career to investigating the poetic possibilities of movement. In his words, “Control of weight and balance—and also time—gives me a means of expression comparable to color for a painter or sound for a composer.” Triple N Gyratory III is an example of kinetic art, or art with moving parts. Each of the sculpture’s […]

Free Visual Language Workshops Help Participants Decode Images and Their Sometimes Hidden Meanings

Posted on Monday, October 19th, 2015

Images may hold underlying messages – if you just know how to read them. The Toledo Museum of Art will help viewers learn to decode such messages with a new series of free visual language classes that begin Saturday, Nov. 7. The Museum offered similar classes in June, July and August and has brought the […]

This Week at TMA: Oct. 20–25, 2015

Posted on Monday, October 19th, 2015

Program Highlights Jazz Under Glass with the Art Tatum Jazz Society Thursday, Oct. 22: 6:30 p.m., GlasSalon Celebrate Art Tatum’s birthday with “Deuling Pianos,” featuring pianists Kyle Turner and Galen Bundy, trumpeter Ben Wolkins, percussionist Nelson Overton, and bassist Kevin Johnson. Tickets are $20 for Art Tatum Jazz Society members, $30 for non-members, and $10 […]