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Artwork of the Week: May 31

Posted on Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Honegger-Lavater began her career as a painter, illustrator, and art director for a youth magazine in her native Switzerland. She began creating illustrated stories in long strips folded like an accordion around 1960. Her “Folded Stories,” like Homo sapiens?, open up into one, long, continuous story filled with imagery. Honegger-Lavater transformed familiar fairy tales and […]

Australia comes to Toledo!

Posted on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

This summer, the Toledo Museum of Art presents Crossing Cultures: Contemporary Aboriginal Australia Art and the Toledo Zoo will feature Wild Walkabout, Wonders From Down Under. What better way to celebrate all thing Australian in Toledo than with a Keith Urban concert? One Grand Prize winner will take home a four-pack of tickets to see […]

It’s Not Too Late to Register for Summer Camps, Classes

Posted on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

As the temperature rises this summer, Toledo Museum of Art becomes the perfect place for children and teens to chill out by enrolling in an art class or weeklong camp. They can study everything from silk painting to blacksmithing, from Impressionism to Aboriginal Australian art. “The Museum is truly a unique and wonderful place to […]

Artwork of the Week: May 24

Posted on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Rebellion was common from the early stages of Barry Flanagan’s career. He chose to break away from conventional British sculpture by using unusual materials such as rope and sandbags. By 1982, when he made Large Leaping Hare, Flanagan had abandoned his unique choices of medium and switched to using bronze. However, his playfulness was still […]

TMA baby tours promote development of youngest visitors

Posted on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) is leading a new trend by offering museum tours to its youngest visitors. These fun and innovative tours for 2–18 month olds—developed by one of the world’s foremost experts on the impact of early art experiences on infants and toddlers—teach parents and caregivers how to engage babies’ with art, […]

Museum Day Video Challenge Contest Announced

Posted on Monday, May 20th, 2013

The Toledo Museum of Art invites Museum patrons to help them celebrate International Museum Day with the Museum Day Video Challenge. Held each year on or around May 18, International Museum Day aims to raise awareness of the role museums play in the development of society. Thousands of museums participate worldwide. This year’s theme is […]

Artwork of the Week: May 17

Posted on Thursday, May 16th, 2013

African American artist Art Smith made jewelry that was seemingly simple, but was often inspired by symbols of West African tribal jewelry. The solid half of this necklace actually replicates jewelry worn by the Asante court of Ghana. Smith’s creations are also unusually large due to his belief that the body should act as a […]

Winners of 2013 Poetry Contest Announced

Posted on Monday, May 13th, 2013

Twenty area writers were honored as winners in the Toledo Museum of Art 2013 Poetry Contest during a 7 p.m. ceremony Friday, May 10, in the Museum’s Great Gallery. Sponsored by The Blade, Kroger and Buckeye CableSystem, the contest attracted more than 300 submissions from adults and students who participated in a Docent-led tour between […]

Artwork of the Week: May 10

Posted on Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Happy Mother’s Day! A rare double portrait by Gainsborough, Hester, Countess of Sussex, and Her Daughter was painted in the fashionable, western England town of Bath. Here, we see the wife and daughter of Henry Yelverton, who became Earl of Sussex in 1758, placed by a tree. This portrait would have been painted when Barbara, […]

Artwork of the Week: May 3

Posted on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Henri Marie Joseph Bergé worked as a decorator at the Daum glass factory, where he had great influence on a floral and pastoral style that would emerge there. His interest in nature led him to design scientifically-accurate glass objects of plants and animals. Victor Amalric Walter’s exploration of the glass technique pâte-de-verre (casting objects in […]