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Dec. 31 Art Minute: Hector Guimard, “Fireplace”

Posted on Thursday, December 31st, 2015

In Paris, the sweeping curves and natural forms of Hector Guimard’s Art Nouveau designs are seemingly everywhere, especially on his famous cast iron subway entrances for the Paris Métro. But in addition to his projects for public spaces, he also designed houses, along with all of the furnishings and decorations. This fireplace came from Castel […]

TMA will close early on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015

Posted on Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

The Toledo Museum of Art will close early on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015 in observation of New Year’s Eve. The Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. that afternoon. On New Year’s Day (Friday, January 1, 2016), the Museum will be open during regular business hours–10 a.m. to 9 p.m. TMA is […]

This Week at TMA: Dec. 29, 2015–Jan. 3, 2016

Posted on Monday, December 28th, 2015

REMINDER: TMA will close early at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31. The Museum will be open New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, from 10 a.m to 9 p.m. The Rise of Sneaker Culture Exhibition Celebration Jan. 2: 6–10 p.m., Throughout the Museum Put on your best sneakers and celebrate The Rise of Sneaker Culture at this Museum […]

New to the Collection: Anthony Cragg, ‘Spyrogyra’

Posted on Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Spyrogyra is named for a thread-like species of green algae, a type of thin seaweed with a spiral arrangement of the chloroplasts that populate its undulating structure. While the shape and structure of Tony Cragg’s sculpture also seems to reference French Dadaist Marcel Duchamp’s famous Bottle Rack from 1914, Cragg’s playful work draws inspiration from his […]

Dec. 24 Art Minute: Maître des Jeux, “The Family Dinner”

Posted on Thursday, December 24th, 2015

This family portrait captures a scene of daily life in a French middleclass household. The servants, at either end of the table, are included, as is the family dog. The man and woman on the far side of the table gesture to the frugal meal of ham and bread, served on plain pewter plates, indicating […]

This Week at TMA: Dec. 22–27, 2015

Posted on Monday, December 21st, 2015

REMINDER: TMA will close at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 24 and remain closed Friday, Dec. 25. The Museum will reopen at 10 a.m on Saturday, Dec. 26. This Week’s Highlights The Great Art Escape Dec. 26–Jan. 3, Throughout the Museum The Toledo Museum of Art comes alive during its annual winter celebration The Great […]

Dec. 18 Art Minute: Jack Earl, “Sculptural Container in the Shape of a Farmhouse”

Posted on Friday, December 18th, 2015

Born in Uniopolis, Ohio, Jack Earl worked as an art education and ceramics teacher at the Toledo Museum of Art, where he was inspired by the fantastic and sensual porcelain figures of the French Rococo style. Unlike 18th-century Rococo porcelain, however, Earl’s sculptures are not idealized but startlingly real—e even surreal, representations of Midwest American […]

American Indian Art from Diker Collection Exhibited at Toledo Museum of Art Feb. 12–May 8, 2016

Posted on Thursday, December 17th, 2015

An exceptional opportunity for the public to see a large collection of Native American art will be presented when the Toledo Museum of Art hosts the traveling exhibition Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection. The exhibition, which celebrates the visionary creativity and technical mastery of Native North American artists from […]

Toledo Museum of Art Acquires Extremely Rare Oceanic Mask, One of the Finest Examples

Posted on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

A masterwork of Oceanic art has been added to the collection at the Toledo Museum of Art. Purchased at Christie’s in Paris on Dec. 3, 2015, the mask is one of four known distinguished examples from Saibai Island in the Torres Straits and has been heralded by scholars as the most notable. The Saibai Island […]

This Week at TMA: Dec. 15–20, 2015

Posted on Sunday, December 13th, 2015

This Week’s Highlights Jazz Under Glass with the Art Tatum Jazz Society Dec. 17: 6:30–8:30 p.m., GlasSalon The popular Jazz under Glass series returns with monthly performances put on in partnership with the Art Tatum Jazz Society.  It’s a family affair with musicians Rick Wolkins, Ben Wolkins and Dave Tippett along with Kyle Turner, Rick […]