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December 2014 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

*Please note that the Toledo Museum of Art is closed Dec. 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. Continuing Exhibitions InSight: Contemporary Sensory Works Through Jan. 4, 2015, Canaday Gallery and Galleries 8 and 9 Works by Magdalene Odundo, Aminah Robinson and Pinaree Sanpitak are spotlighted in this special exhibition. Known for being influenced by […]

Spanish Pianist Pablo Amorós to Perform at the Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The Toledo Museum of Art is pleased to announce Spanish pianist Pablo Amorós as the next performer in the Museum’s Great Performances in the Great Gallery series. A rising star in classical music, Amorós will perform an all-Spanish program of masterworks by Granados, de Falla, and Albéniz, plus contemporary works by Leonardo Balada and Pilar Jurado. […]

Artwork of the Week: October 24

Posted on Friday, October 24th, 2014

As leader of the Barbizon School of 19th-century landscape artists, Rousseau combined his inspiration from 17th-century Dutch landscapes with the school’s desire to paint outside in nature. This practice of working outside would later be used by the Impressionists as well. Rousseau also added his own personal experiences into works such as this by using […]

Toledo Museum of Art Acquires The Liberation of St. Peter by 17th–Century Italian Artist Luca Giordano

Posted on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

The Liberation of St. Peter by Italian artist Luca Giordano (1634–1705) has been acquired by the Toledo Museum of Art. A ceremonial introduction of the 350-year-old painting will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Museum’s Great Gallery. Toledo Museum of Art Director Brian Kennedy; Lawrence W. Nichols, the William Hutton senior curator […]

InSight: Contemporary Sensory Works Exhibition Features International Artists

Posted on Monday, October 20th, 2014

A ceiling installation that senses the movements of its viewers and makes sounds in response; fluid, super-smooth ceramic pottery; texture and words contained in found-object books—all are part of an upcoming Toledo Museum of Art contemporary exhibition meant to engage the senses. InSight: Contemporary Sensory Works will be on display Nov. 5, 2014–Jan. 4, 2015 […]

International Visual Literacy Association Conference to Open Eight Innovators’ Keynotes to the Public

Posted on Monday, October 20th, 2014

Innovators from fields as varied as medicine, film and education will convene at the Toledo Museum of Art for a series of keynote lectures about the rise of visual language. Free and open to the public, the presentations are part of The Art of Seeing: From Ordinary to Extraordinary, the 47th annual conference of the […]

Artwork of the Week: October 17

Posted on Friday, October 17th, 2014

In 1943 Henri Matisse began working on paper cutouts for a book about the circus. Unable to get the color he was looking for in commercial paper, he painted white paper with gouache (opaque watercolor). He then cut out the shapes and pinned them up on the wall of his studio, rearranging them until he […]

Thai Artist Pinaree Sanpitak Creates Glass Sculpture During GAPP Artist Residency

Posted on Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Pinaree Sanpitak’s focus on the breast form may seem provocative to some audiences. But the Thai artist’s thoughtful evocations of the female body, whether in metal, fabric, ceramic or glass, are meant to kindle admiration, not shock, and have earned her renown and solo exhibitions in galleries and museums from Singapore to Los Angeles. This […]

Major Exhibition of Artist Books, Works on Paper by Werner Pfeiffer Planned

Posted on Monday, October 13th, 2014

Plain paper in the hands of an artist can become magical, and that’s what visitors will see when Drawn, Cut & Layered: The Art of Werner Pfeiffer opens Feb. 6, 2015 at the Toledo Museum of Art. Nearly 200 one-of-a-kind and limited edition artist books, dimensional prints, collages and experimental works on paper by Pfeiffer, […]

Artwork of the Week: October 10

Posted on Friday, October 10th, 2014

The subject reflects the 19th-century revival of interest in romantic subjects from the Gothic age of chivalry and pageantry. Dressed in striped tights and belted velvet doublet, the youth ascends the marble stairs of a grand terrace while taunting a falcon, which flaps its wings and snaps its beak in response. Falconry was associated with […]