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May 2014 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Continuing Exhibitions In Fine Feather: Birds, Art & Science April 25–July 6, Gallery 18 Coinciding with the Biggest Week in American Birding, In Fine Feather highlights the intersection of natural science and art in the pursuit of describing and identifying birds, from a medieval treatise on falconry to John James Audubon’s Birds of America and […]

Lino Tagliapietra Demonstrations Cancelled

Posted on Monday, March 24th, 2014

Famed glass artist Lino Tagliapietra has unexpectedly canceled his visit to the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion this week (March 25–29) due to illness. Tagliapietra, considered one of the finest Venentian glass blowers in the world, was scheduled to be working this week at the Glass Pavilion, be on hand for the opening of […]

Artwork of the Week: March 21

Posted on Friday, March 21st, 2014

The American architect, Louis Sullivan, and his chief draftsman, George Elmslie, designed both the structure and the ornamentation of the National Farmer’s Bank in Owatonna, Minnesota, where this wicket was installed. Originally one of eight in the bank, this wicket would have framed the teller’s face and provided a barrier between the teller and the […]

Artwork of the Week: March 14

Posted on Friday, March 14th, 2014

A loving cup is a two-handled cup that was ceremoniously presented during a couple’s wedding or given as trophies for competitions, among other celebrated events. The glass body was engraved using abrasive wheels and drills, giving the details of the design depth and perspective. The grape and leaf motif carries over to the Art Nouveau […]

Exhibition of Garden-Inspired Works on Paper Complements International Exhibition of Art from the Louvre

Posted on Monday, March 10th, 2014

A new exhibition that focuses on how people interact with nature, landscape and garden design is now on view at the Toledo Museum of Art. Assembled entirely from the Museum’s own collection, Paper Roses: Garden-Inspired Works on Paper presents 100 prints, drawings and photographs by some of the most acclaimed European and American artists from […]

Venetian Glass Birds: Lino Tagliapietra Opens March 28 at Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion

Posted on Monday, March 10th, 2014

A small exhibition of elegant blown glass birds recently created by the distinguished Venetian Maestro Lino Tagliapietra opens March 28 at the Toledo Museum of Art. The show is in celebration of the annual songbird migration through the marshes along the southern shore of Lake Erie. On view in Gallery 2 of the Glass Pavilion, […]

Artwork of the Week: March 7

Posted on Friday, March 7th, 2014

Boilly was a collector of artists such as Gerard Terborch and Gabriel Metsu, whose 17th-century Dutch scenes of domestic life are reflected in his own work. He painted everyday scenes of French life with exacting detail and skill, as can be seen in the carefully-executed folds and sheen of the woman’s dress. Boilly also utilized […]

Artwork of the Week: February 28

Posted on Friday, February 28th, 2014

If you have visited the Glass Pavilion recently, you may have noticed some glass pieces popping up in the cavity between the walls of Galleries 1 and 2. These five works designed by Wayne Husted and Joel Philip Myers for the Blenko Glass Company are prime examples of what that company was all about in […]

April 2014 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Exhibition Opening In Fine Feather: Birds, Art & Science April 25–July 6, Gallery 18 Coinciding with the Biggest Week in American Birding, In Fine Feather highlights the intersection of natural science and art in the pursuit of describing and identifying birds, from a medieval treatise on falconry to John James Audubon’s Birds of America and […]

Noted Francophile Eric Haskell to Appear at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Monday, February 24th, 2014

Leads Masters Series Talk, Highlighting One of History’s Most Influential Gardeners Though Eric Haskell is a man of the 21st century, his interests are firmly planted in the French gardens of the 1700s. The noted Francophile—twice knighted by the government of France—has a unique passion for the history of French aristocrats and royals who used their […]