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July 2014 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Exhibition Opening The Great War: Art on the Front Line July 25–Oct. 19, Gallery 18 Though World War I was eclipsed by World War II, its effects were severe: 16-million deaths, 20-million wounded, the end of four empires and the redrawing of European borders. Marking the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, […]

Ekphrastic Poetry Contest Winners Selected

Posted on Monday, May 19th, 2014

The winners of the 2014 Ekphrastic Poetry Contest at the Toledo Museum of Art have been selected. Winning writers will receive their awards and share their work during a ceremony at 7 p.m. May 16 in the Museum’s Great Gallery. A reception will follow at 8 p.m. in the Green Room. Ekphrasis—literary writing about art—has […]

Artwork of the Week: May 16

Posted on Friday, May 16th, 2014

Though born in Massachusetts, Whistler spent most of his career in Europe, first in Paris, then settling in London in 1859. Whistler painted this almost abstract view of the beach while on a trip to Trouville, France, with fellow painter Gustave Courbet. Whistler likely applied some of the paint to this canvas using a palette […]

Artwork of the Week: May 9

Posted on Friday, May 9th, 2014

In honor of Northwest Ohio’s Biggest Week in American Birding festival (May 6–15), we present this print by Audubon. As a child in France, Audubon began sketching birds, and in 1820—seven years after he moved to America—he decided to make his watercolors into a profitable endeavor. Audubon set out to paint every known North American […]

Artwork of the Week: May 2

Posted on Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Beginning as a porcelain painter, Diaz de la Peña later found his spiritual approach to nature paintings from his admiration for landscape painter Théodore Rousseau. The two artists actually met in this forest in 1837. The dense growth of trees dominates the canvas, but the bright blue sky peeks out from behind the leaves. A […]

June 2014 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Exhibition Openings The Art of Video Games June 19–Sept. 28, Canaday Gallery Striking visual effects and the creative use of new technology in games take center stage in this cross-generational, interactive traveling exhibition. This groundbreaking exhibition is the first to examine video games as an art form. The exhibition features playable games, such as PacMan, […]

Palmer Scholarship Recipients Announced

Posted on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The recipients of the Toledo Museum of Art’s 2014 Palmer Scholarship have been selected. Wesley Brown of Bowling Green and Jennifer Giovannucci of Waterville will share the $8,000 prize to use toward travel expenses related to art study. Brown, a ceramics student at Bowling Green State University, will travel to China to visit the country’s […]

Circle 2445’s Kentucky Derby Party to Feature Southern Fare, Hat Contest

Posted on Friday, April 25th, 2014

Circle 2445’s annual Kentucky Derby party, replete with fanciful head adornments and mint juleps, returns to the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle on May 3 from 4:30–7:30 p.m. The event features a live screening of the thoroughbred race as well as a Southern-style menu, bourbon tasting, a game of bocce in the Welles Sculpture Garden, […]

Artwork of the Week: April 25

Posted on Friday, April 25th, 2014

Duchamp-Villon sculpted this statue during a moment in history when the horse was gradually being displaced as a means of transportation and manual work by an increasingly mechanized society. The creature—dark and smooth like an oiled engine—rears on its hind legs, while locomotive horsepower is evoked in the hint of pistons and wheels near the […]

Area Floral Designers Bring Their Artistic Talents to Art in Bloom May 8–11

Posted on Monday, April 21st, 2014

The artistic talents of area floral designers will be in the spotlight during Art in Bloom May 8–11 at the Toledo Museum of Art. A dozen professional florist and glass artist teams have collaborated on making one-of-a-kind vessels that are part of floral arrangements to be displayed throughout the Glass Pavilion. In the Main Museum, […]