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Artwork of the Week: January 9

Posted on Friday, January 9th, 2015

Georges Braque collaborated closely with Pablo Picasso in working out the approach to painting that would result in Cubism. Whereas Picasso would go on to develop a spectacular series of personal styles, Braque continued to increase his mastery and free use of Cubism’s vocabulary of form, superimposing and combining different views of the same object. […]

Exquisite Chandelier Owned by Napoleon’s Brother Now Part of Toledo Museum of Art Collection

Posted on Thursday, January 8th, 2015

A 200-year-old chandelier made for the summer palace of Jérôme Bonaparte, Napoleon’s brother and King of Westphalia from 1807 to 1813, has a new home. The chandelier, created by the German firm Werner & Mieth in 1810-1811, has been purchased by the Toledo Museum of Art for its collection. The Spiral Chandelier is made of […]

Artist Books, Works on Paper by Werner Pfeiffer Featured in Exhibition at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

The possibilities of paper are explored in a new exhibition that opens Feb. 6 at the Toledo Museum of Art. Nearly 200 one-of-a-kind and limited edition artist books, dimensional prints, collages and experimental works will be shown in Drawn, Cut & Layered: The Art of Werner Pfeiffer. Some of the works will be seen publicly […]

The Sound of Silents Film Series Debuts in Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle

Posted on Monday, January 5th, 2015

Life before the “talkies” (and mega-budget sequels, 3-D technology and Jennifer Lawrence) is revisited in all its splendor in the Toledo Museum of Art’s new series, The Sound of Silents. The free program features classics of the silent film era with live musical accompaniment in the Peristyle Theater. TMA’s historic Skinner organ will be used […]

Artwork of the Week: January 2

Posted on Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Camille Pissarro was suffering from a chronic eye infection that kept him indoors when he painted this view of the northern French city of Rouen through a window of his hotel (he died blind). As he wrote to his son Lucien, also an artist, in February of 1896, “Just imagine: the whole of old Rouen […]

February 2015 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Exhibition Openings Drawn, Cut & Layered: The Art of Werner Pfeiffer Feb. 6-May 3, 2015, Canaday Gallery and Gallery 1 Artist Werner Pfeiffer’s experiences as a young boy in Germany during and after World War II, when paper was scarce, became the basis of a lifelong fascination with the material. For more than 50 years, […]

Artwork of the Week: December 26

Posted on Friday, December 26th, 2014

Aminah Robinson’s series of 10 unique, handmade books, The Ragmud Collection of Folkquilt Stories, is a labor of love created over a two-decade period and showcasing a tremendous range of techniques: from woodcuts to watercolor and acrylic paintings to fabric collage to sculptural constructions made from “hogmawg” (a homemade concoction of mud, pig grease, dye, […]

Artwork of the Week: December 19

Posted on Friday, December 19th, 2014

Recognized as one of this country’s most distinguished artists, Romare Bearden combined in his highly original works of art his academic training as a mathematician, his knowledge of music, his studies of 20th-century art, and his personal experiences of life as an African American man. He was visually inspired by Cubism and the brilliant colors […]

Artwork of the Week: December 12

Posted on Friday, December 12th, 2014

Until its recent appearance in London, this necklace was only known from a circa 1904 drawing by English Arts and Crafts designer Edward Spencer. The necklace not only displays the exquisite craftsmanship typical of the Arts and Crafts style, but also a design rich in complex symbolism. The circle formed by the chain symbolizes order […]

Toledo Ballet Dancers to Perform New Work Inspired by Artist Pinaree Sanpitak’s Anything Can Break

Posted on Thursday, December 11th, 2014

When Toledo Ballet Director and Choreographer Michael Lang first experienced Anything Can Break by Thai conceptual artist Pinaree Sanpitak, he was so profoundly moved that he asked the Toledo Museum of Art if he could create an interactive dance piece for the work of art. Visitors can see the resulting piece, titled All Are One, […]