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Orbit, Originally in Rockefeller Center’s Rainbow Room, Finds New Home at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Dan Dailey has built a storied career as an artist, participating in more than 250 exhibitions as well as having a major retrospective at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. His work is represented in more than 45 museum collections around the world. On the surface, all these successes appear connected to […]

Chevalier to Speak in Great Gallery

Posted on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Historical novelist Tracy Chevalier is known for weaving together new worlds from non-fiction, and never more fantastically than when she is addressing the great mysteries of art history. Known for her best-selling novel Girl with a Pearl Earring (adapted for the big screen in 2003), Chevalier’s writing has taken readers to far-flung locales, from Dutch […]

Jan. 23 Art Minute: Henri Matisse, ‘Flowers’

Posted on Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Flowers belongs to a series of sumptuous still lifes that Matisse painted in 1924–1925, each set in studio interiors. In these paintings, the principle subject—in this case, a ceramic vase of bright flowers—is arranged on a patterned tablecloth against a background decorated with patterned wallpaper and examples of Matisse’s work, here an unframed drawing of […]

Applications Being Accepted for Art Travel Scholarship

Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017

The Toledo Museum of Art is now accepting applications for the Palmer Scholarship, which funds art-related travel for northwest Ohio residents. Previous scholarship recipients have used the award to photograph landscapes in Iran, learn textile-making in Scotland and study indigenous artifacts in New Zealand. The Museum is inviting artists, photographers, students and others pursuing an […]

Toledo Museum of Art Presents Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic

Posted on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Exhibition Examines Identity, Representation through New Lens The Toledo Museum of Art explores ideas of race, gender and the politics of representation through a powerful exhibition of 60 paintings and sculptures spanning the 14-year career of contemporary artist Kehinde Wiley. On view Feb. 10-May 14, 2017, Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic delves into the artist’s […]

February 2017 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Exhibition Opening Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic Feb. 10-May 14, 2017, Levis Galleries (Galleries 26, 27) Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic offers an overview of the first 14 years of the prolific artist’s career. His signature portraits of everyday men and women riff on paintings by Old Masters, replacing European aristocrats in those paintings with […]

Jutta-Annette Page Leaves Toledo Museum of Art For Position at Old Dominion University

Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Jutta-Annette Page, senior curator of glass and decorative arts, is leaving the Toledo Museum of Art to accept a new position starting March 1 at Old Dominion University, a campus of 24,600 students in Norfolk, Virginia. She will become founding executive director of the university’s new Barry Art Museum. The art collection, donated by Carolyn […]

Jan. 16 Art Minute: Ernest C. Withers, ‘First Desegregated Bus Ride’

Posted on Monday, January 16th, 2017

African American freelance photographer Ernest Withers documented many of the most important events of the Civil Rights era, from the galvanizing murder trial of Emmett Till in 1955 through the Montgomery bus boycott; the marches of Martin Luther King, Jr.; the rise of Black Power; and King’s assassination. His insightful images had a wide impact, […]

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Performs

Posted on Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Four trumpeters, one baritone player, and two trombonists—together, the seven brothers of Hypnotic Brass Ensemble create a magnetic sound that bridges the gap between jazz and hip hop. The sons of Chicago jazz trumpeter Kelan Phil Cohran, the ensemble has checked off all the “we’ve arrived” moments as a band: touring the world, taking the […]

Kehinde Wiley Joins Masters Series Lineup

Posted on Friday, January 13th, 2017

Kehinde Wiley has redefined the art-historical canon, fearlessly drawing attention to the absence of African Americans from historical and cultural narratives with his riffs on paintings by Old Masters. (In his signature portraits, he replaces European aristocrats with contemporary black subjects.) The first museum survey of Wiley’s 14-year career, titled Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, […]