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‘The Last Southern Gentlemen’ Tour Brings Delfeayo and Ellis Marsalis to Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Two members of America’s first family of jazz have reached a new pinnacle with the release of “The Last Southern Gentlemen.” The album is the first time trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis has made a complete recording with his father, 80-year-old pianist Ellis Marsalis. The pair, currently on tour promoting their album, will be in Toledo April […]

Artwork of the Week: April 3

Posted on Friday, April 3rd, 2015

This seemingly simple arrangement engages the eye in so many complex and subtle ways. The painting is composed of contrasts and comparisons: the artist juxtaposes small, smooth, red grapes with large, rough, ridged melons. Spiky chestnut pods contrast with the sheen of a pair of exposed chestnuts. Unexpectedly, amongst these fruits and nuts of the […]

TMA Presents Military Re-enactments, Films, Talks and Concerts in Conjunction with The American Civil War: Through Artists’ Eyes

Posted on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Appearances by two military re-enactment groups and an old-fashioned American brass band, as well as lectures and a film series are among activities the Toledo Museum of Art will present in conjunction with its new exhibition The American Civil War: Through Artists’ Eyes. The focus exhibition, on view April 3-July 5 in Galleries 28 and […]

May 2015 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Exhibition Openings Play Time May 22-Sep. 6, 2015, Throughout Museum In a world that prioritizes work, how do we encourage people of all ages to relish the benefits of play? Play Time celebrates the art of diversion and engages visitors in multi-sensory, interactive installations across the entire 36-acre Museum campus and in select locations across […]

Artwork of the Week: March 27

Posted on Friday, March 27th, 2015

Children fish and cattle wander through the English countryside in Arundel Mill and Castle, John Constable’s last painting. Constable captured the ever-changing effects of light and weather in his paintings like few before him: clouds move across the sky, causing the light to shift; a breeze blows through the trees; and sunlight sparkles on moving […]

Area Residents Invited to Slow Art Day 2015, an International Event Dedicated to Enjoying Fine Art

Posted on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Take a little time to enjoy art. That’s what the Toledo Museum of Art is inviting area residents to do April 11 on Slow Art Day. TMA is joining more than 150 other art venues for the international observance that encourages people to take their time to look at art and discuss their observations with […]

Master Glassblower Lino Tagliapietra Visits Toledo Museum of Art This May

Posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Italian master glassblower Lino Tagliapietra has spent his 70-year career creating magnificent glass works, raising the international standards of glass craftsmanship in the process. This May, the Toledo Museum of Art will offer the opportunity to view Maestro Tagliapietra at work in the Glass Pavilion Hot Shop. The Italian artist will be in residence as […]

Artwork of the Week: March 20

Posted on Friday, March 20th, 2015

This sculpture, carved out of an unidentified hard, black stone, depicts a stylized duck with compact features. The small scale of the figure implies that it probably was meant to be seen at close range, which suggests an intimate relationship between the owner and the object. Although precise date and place of manufacture are unknown, […]

Public Invited to ‘Come over and Play’ this Summer at Toledo Museum of Art’s Play Time Interactive Exhibit

Posted on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Play Time, this summer’s major contemporary exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art, poses a serious question about a seemingly unserious topic: Is play – the spontaneous, unstructured time found to foster creativity and problem-solving skills – strictly for kids? This free exhibition, which runs approximately Memorial Day weekend (May 22) through Labor Day (Sept. […]

Artwork of the Week: March 13

Posted on Friday, March 13th, 2015

Always intellectually energetic, Gertrude Greene began painting abstract relief constructions in 1935. The hard lines and geometric forms are offset and softened by the addition of the single curving shape that anchors the composition. While the painting is strictly abstract and does not represent any real object or figure, Greene does provide one easily readable […]