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Artwork of the Week: May 15

Posted on Friday, May 15th, 2015

This life-size figure is a fine example of the sculpture of the Kamakura period in Japan, which is characterized by a strong sense of movement, large free-flowing elements, and a sense of realism. Bishamonten is one of the four guardian figures placed at the corners of the main altar in a Buddhist temple, which correspond […]

Toledo Museum of Art Acquires 19th-century French Still Life

Posted on Monday, May 11th, 2015

A little-known but rewarding 19th-century oil painting by French artist Antoine Berjon (1754–1843) has been acquired by the Toledo Museum of Art through the generosity of a local couple. Still Life with Grapes, Chestnuts, Melons, and a Marble Cube was purchased from an art dealer in Lyon, France, for the permanent collection with funds given […]

Artwork of the Week: May 8

Posted on Friday, May 8th, 2015

How did 16th-century viewers of this panel know which of these saints was which? Martyred Christian saints were depicted with identifying objects (attributes) usually associated with their death. These attributes were well known to Medieval and Renaissance audiences. The wheel and sword identify Catherine of Alexandria, who was tortured on spiked wheels before being beheaded. […]

Work by Students in TMA Art After School Program Exhibited in Washington, D.C.

Posted on Monday, May 4th, 2015

Works by three students who participate in the Art After School program at the Toledo Museum of Art are being shown this spring in a national art exhibition in Washington, D.C., that recognizes innovative educational programming from across the nation. Museums: pARTners in Learning 2015, sponsored by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) in […]

Ekphrastic Poetry Contest Winners Selected

Posted on Friday, May 1st, 2015

The winners of the 2015 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 1 in the Museum’s GlasSalon. A reception will follow at 8 p.m. Ekphrasis – literary writing about art – has been […]

Artwork of the Week: May 1

Posted on Friday, May 1st, 2015

Venetian maestro Lino Tagliapietra created this sculptural glass vessel in May 2006 at the Hot Shop in the Museum’s Glass Pavilion. The relationship of the sculpture to its title may not be immediately apparent, but Tagliapietra considers dinosaurs to be strong but gentle aquatic animals: “Since I live in a place surrounded by lagoons and […]

June 2015 Program Highlights

Posted on Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Continuing Exhibitions Play Time May 22-Sept. 6, 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 36-acre Museum campus and in select locations around the city. […]

2015 Palmer Scholarship Recipients Announced

Posted on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

The recipients of the Toledo Museum of Art’s 2015 Palmer Scholarship have been selected. Dan Chudzinski and Aaron Brandt of Fremont, as well as Lindsay Scypta of Rossford, were each awarded a share of the $8,000 prize to use toward travel expenses related to art study. Chudzinski, an artist and Terra State Community College instructor, […]

Artwork of the Week: April 24

Posted on Friday, April 24th, 2015

Drawn to colorful scenes of people enjoying themselves at the beach or at the park, Maurice Prendergast often sketched at the coastal resort of Nahant, near Boston. He adapted some of these sketches into paintings. Here he captures the excitement, the whirl of movement, and burst of color of a carousel with his broad brushstrokes […]

Toledo Museum of Art Scholarships Offer Children and Teens Summer Camp Opportunities

Posted on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

The Toledo Museum of Art is offering scholarships to children and teens interested in its summer camp program. Participants from ages 5 to 13 can try their hand at traditional creative challenges like painting and sculpture, or try newer course offerings like game design and LEGO architecture, in the Museum’s half- and full-day sessions. Teens […]