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Artwork of the Week: July 4

Posted on Friday, July 4th, 2014

Robert Frank traveled across America with his camera, capturing scenes that illuminated the American character of the 1950s in all of its beauty and ugliness. His images were honest and real records of the social structure in America at the time. In this photo—remarkably composed with repeating rectangles and a regular rhythm suggesting motion—Frank utilized […]

Emotional Impact of World War I Examined in The Great War: Art on the Front Line

Posted on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

In her series of woodcut prints called War (Krieg), German artist Käthe Kollwitz portrays with devastating accuracy the emotional toll of World War I. The faces of mothers, fathers, soldiers, widows and refugees are etched with anguish, not glory. She knew this grief firsthand—her son was killed in battle. For curator Paula Reich, works like […]

August 2014 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Continuing Exhibitions The Art of Video Games June 19-Sept. 28, 2014, 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 […]

Artwork of the Week: June 27

Posted on Friday, June 27th, 2014

Created two years before Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s early death at age 36, this lithograph is a testament to the artist’s expressive skill. He expertly conveys the speed and power of the horses thundering around the Longchamp Racecourse on the outskirts of Paris. Horseracing was a fashionable pastime in turn-of-the-century Paris, and artists like Lautrec and […]

New Art Exhibition at TMA Depicts Leisure Activities Other Than Video Games

Posted on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Youngsters and other digital natives might wonder what people did for fun before video games came on the scene. The Toledo Museum of Art answers that question with Fun & Games: The Pursuit of Leisure, a new exhibition that opens Friday, June 27. Fun & Games has been created by the Museum as a companion […]

Special Exhibition Marks 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act

Posted on Monday, June 23rd, 2014

After a year of social tumult and congressional debate, the U.S. Civil Rights Act was signed into law on July 2, 1964. In honor of those who fought for the right of all citizens to be treated fairly and equally, the Toledo Museum of Art is presenting a special exhibition of works of art that […]

Artwork of the Week: June 20

Posted on Friday, June 20th, 2014

During the Renaissance and Baroque periods, semi-precious stones ranked highest in the hierarchy of materials “made by nature.” Therefore objects made from them were reserved for the royal families and the most elite citizens of Europe. Vessels carved from rock crystal, agate, or lapis lazuli imparted splendor to aristocratic tables and collector’s cabinets and were kept […]

#GameOn Party Planned for Opening of Video Game Exhibition, Other Special Activities Offered Throughout Summer

Posted on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Celebrate the start of summer and the opening of the blockbuster exhibition The Art of Video Games at the Toledo Museum of Art this weekend. One of the first major exhibitions to explore the evolution of video games as an artistic medium, The Art of Video Games also is one of the most popular exhibitions […]

Artwork of the Week: June 13

Posted on Friday, June 13th, 2014

The wedjat represents the eye of Horus, the god of the sky, often depicted as a falcon or a man with a falcon head. Here the wedjat is in the form of an amulet, or protective charm. Horus lost his left eye in a battle with his brother Seth, the god of chaos and confusion. […]

Toledo Museum of Art 2014-2015 Exhibitions

Posted on Thursday, June 12th, 2014

In Fine Feather: Birds, Art & Science Through July 6, Gallery 18 In Fine Feather highlights the intersection of natural science and art in the pursuit of describing and identifying birds, from a medieval treatise on falconry to John James Audubon’s Birds of America and the modern field guide. The exhibition features 45 works, including […]