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Masters Series Evening on Thursday

Posted on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Make it a Masters Series Evening at the Museum this Thursday, Oct. 11. Gary Tinterow, newly named director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and former curator of European paintings at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, will discuss Édouard Manet’s fondness for Spanish art and for the artist Diego Velázquez in particular. The […]

Artwork of the Week: October 5

Posted on Friday, October 5th, 2012

This fall, Artwork of the Week celebrates the Museum’s “Season of Portraiture.” Born Justine Pilloy, Alice Ozy (1820–1893) became a well-known Music Hall actress in Paris. She also became a famous, wealthy courtesan, counting among her ardent admirers such French luminaries as artist Gustave Doré, writer Victor Hugo, and Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte, nephew of Napoleon and […]

Leslie Adams: Drawn from Life

Posted on Thursday, October 4th, 2012

The Toledo Museum of Art showcases works by Leslie Adams, the first recipient of the Solo Exhibition Award of the 93rd Toledo Area Artists Exhibition in 2011. Leslie Adams: Drawn from Life, on display Oct. 19 through Jan. 13, 2013 in Gallery 18, highlights the artist’s approximately 20 new works which incorporate Old Master painting […]

Made in Hollywood Curator to Speak

Posted on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

To kick off the opening of Made in Hollywood on October 7, Karen Sinsheimer, photography curator at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and organizer of the exhibition visits TMA for a free presentation at 3 p.m. in the Little Theater. Sinsheimer will discuss some of the show’s photographers and their subjects, John Kobal’s fascinating […]

Artwork of the Week: September 28

Posted on Friday, September 28th, 2012

In Buddhist belief, the stupa (meaning “crown of the head” or “summit”) symbolizes the mind of the Buddha. The various parts of the stupa correspond to the five elements of manifested existence: space/void, wind/air, fire, water, and earth. The domed shape also refers to the dome of the heavens. The spire rising from the middle […]

Artwork of the Week: September 21

Posted on Friday, September 21st, 2012

Along with the hunt, the wine vintage was one of the most popular and picturesque seasonal themes—representing Autumn—that weavers of the late Middle Ages portrayed. Woven of wool and silk, this tapestry fragment originally belonged to a winemaking series intended to cover the walls of an entire room (the Museum also owns a second fragment […]

Photo Contest Voting Now Open

Posted on Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Facebook fans can now vote for their favorite photographs submitted to the Portraying Life in Toledo contest. Contestants were asked to submit photos that represent life in our community and include at least one individual. Voters will have five votes per e-mail address, per day, through Oct. 9. The top 30 portraits chosen by the public […]

Museum Launches Photo Contest

Posted on Monday, September 10th, 2012

Going along with this fall’s Season of Portraiture, TMA invites community members to submit original photographs to the Portraying Life in Toledo photo contest and exhibition. Photos should capture everyday life in Greater Toledo and feature at least one individual. Contestants can enter up to three photographs online. Photos shot for commercial purposes are not […]

Artwork of the Week: September 7

Posted on Friday, September 7th, 2012

One of the most prolific 19th-century American landscape painters, George Inness endowed his late works such as September Noon with a poetic, almost abstract character more visionary and evocative than “realistic.” Here a single figure clutching a bouquet of wild flowers strolls through a dreamy forest landscape.

TAA Prospectus Now Available

Posted on Thursday, September 6th, 2012

The prospectus for the 94th Toledo Area Artists Exhibition is now available online. Entries for the exhibition must be submitted by Oct. 22 at Jurors of this year’s show are Small Worlds artist Joe Fig and TMA Mellon Fellow Kate Nesin. Any artist living within a 150-mile radius of the Museum is eligible to […]