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Slow Art Day is Saturday, April 9, 2016 at TMA

Posted on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Take a little time to enjoy art. That’s what the Toledo Museum of Art is inviting area residents to do April 9, 2016 on Slow Art Day. TMA is joining more than 170 other art venues for the international observance that encourages people to take their time to look at art and discuss their observations with […]

Keep Looking: Fred Tomaselli’s Birds Exhibition Opens As Region Prepares for Biggest Week in American Birding

Posted on Monday, April 4th, 2016

The Toledo Museum of Art is offering a special treat for tourists and area residents alike by presenting another in its series of free exhibitions devoted to bird-related art. Keep Looking: Fred Tomaselli’s Birds opens April 29 and will continue through Aug. 7, 2016, in Gallery 6. The show’s opening coincides with the Biggest Week […]

April 1 Art Minute: Silvia Levenson, “Strange Little Girl #7”

Posted on Thursday, March 31st, 2016

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

Hot Spot: Contemporary Glass from Private Collections On View April 15-Sept. 18, 2016 at TMA Glass Pavilion

Posted on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

A rare opportunity to see more than 80 modern works of studio glass from private and corporate collections is being offered in a special exhibition this spring and summer at the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) Glass Pavilion®. Hot Spot: Contemporary Glass from Private Collections, which opens April 15 and continues through Sept. 18, 2016, […]

Timeless Topics: Love in the Old Masters

Posted on Monday, March 28th, 2016

Program Details FREE Curator Talk: Timeless Topics: Love in the Old Masters, Part 2 with Curator Larry Nichols April 8: 7 p.m., Great Gallery and Gallery 19 Larry Nichols, the William Hutton senior curator of European and American painting and sculpture before 1900, continues his exploration of the contemporary relevance of old master paintings in […]

Mar. 25 Art Minute: Alison Elizabeth Taylor, “Kitchen”

Posted on Friday, March 25th, 2016

At first glance you may assume this work is paint on canvas or board. But look carefully—most of the image is composed of inlayed wood. Alison Taylor has become well-known for reinvigorating the Renaissance craft of marquetry or intarsia wood inlay, which she combines with painting. Describing this synthesis, Taylor explains, “What interests me is […]

Ladle Made for 1904 Saint Louis World’s Fair Reunited With Famous Libbey Punch Bowl at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Monday, March 21st, 2016

A massive cut-glass punch bowl produced as a showstopper for the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair and its matching silver and glass ladle have been reunited after being separated for 111 years. The Libbey Glass Company punch bowl and matching cups have been part of the collection at the Toledo Museum of Art since 1946. […]

This Week at TMA: Mar. 22–27, 2016

Posted on Sunday, March 20th, 2016

This Week’s Highlights Curator Talk: “Cocktail Shakers and Martini Glasses: The History of Barware” with Jutta Page Mar. 24: 6 p.m., GlasSalon The Toledo Symphony Orchestra’s presentation of the band Pink Martini seemed the perfect opportunity to investigate why the martini glass looks the way it does. Jutta Page, TMA’s curator of glass and decorative arts, […]

Mar. 18 Art Minute: Petah Coyne, “Untitled #1176 (Elisabeth–Elizabeth)”

Posted on Friday, March 18th, 2016

Petah Coyne’s work is often called baroque in its sensibility, but it is equally Victorian—both ornate and somber. In many cases, including this sculpture, her works evoke the colors and imagery of mourning regalia. The violet silk flowers dipped in black wax are studded with brightly hued taxidermy Golden and Lady Amherst pheasants. Dusky candles […]

This Week at TMA: Mar. 15–20, 2016

Posted on Monday, March 14th, 2016

This Week’s Highlights Lecture: Greg Smith, “Disappearing Ink! Unraveling the Fading of a Modern Design Object” Mar. 18: 6 p.m., Little Theater It had only been in the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s collection for a year but the contemporary vase had become badly faded. This transformation piqued Otto N. Frensel III Senior Conservation Scientist Greg Smith’s […]