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Artwork of the Week: January 2

Posted on Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Camille Pissarro was suffering from a chronic eye infection that kept him indoors when he painted this view of the northern French city of Rouen through a window of his hotel (he died blind). As he wrote to his son Lucien, also an artist, in February of 1896, “Just imagine: the whole of old Rouen […]

February 2015 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Exhibition Openings Drawn, Cut & Layered: The Art of Werner Pfeiffer Feb. 6-May 3, 2015, Canaday Gallery and Gallery 1 Artist Werner Pfeiffer’s experiences as a young boy in Germany during and after World War II, when paper was scarce, became the basis of a lifelong fascination with the material. For more than 50 years, […]

Artwork of the Week: December 26

Posted on Friday, December 26th, 2014

Aminah Robinson’s series of 10 unique, handmade books, The Ragmud Collection of Folkquilt Stories, is a labor of love created over a two-decade period and showcasing a tremendous range of techniques: from woodcuts to watercolor and acrylic paintings to fabric collage to sculptural constructions made from “hogmawg” (a homemade concoction of mud, pig grease, dye, […]

Artwork of the Week: December 19

Posted on Friday, December 19th, 2014

Recognized as one of this country’s most distinguished artists, Romare Bearden combined in his highly original works of art his academic training as a mathematician, his knowledge of music, his studies of 20th-century art, and his personal experiences of life as an African American man. He was visually inspired by Cubism and the brilliant colors […]

Artwork of the Week: December 12

Posted on Friday, December 12th, 2014

Until its recent appearance in London, this necklace was only known from a circa 1904 drawing by English Arts and Crafts designer Edward Spencer. The necklace not only displays the exquisite craftsmanship typical of the Arts and Crafts style, but also a design rich in complex symbolism. The circle formed by the chain symbolizes order […]

Toledo Ballet Dancers to Perform New Work Inspired by Artist Pinaree Sanpitak’s Anything Can Break

Posted on Thursday, December 11th, 2014

When Toledo Ballet Director and Choreographer Michael Lang first experienced Anything Can Break by Thai conceptual artist Pinaree Sanpitak, he was so profoundly moved that he asked the Toledo Museum of Art if he could create an interactive dance piece for the work of art. Visitors can see the resulting piece, titled All Are One, […]

Artwork of the Week: December 5

Posted on Friday, December 5th, 2014

Named for the conical roof of the artist’s studio, Conoid Bench retains the original form of its component boards. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Nakashima carried a deep childhood appreciation for nature into his adult career. This bench is designed according to the individual attributes of the wood planks selected for the bench. Fashioned […]

Toledo Museum of Art Adds Two-day Snow Sculpting Event to Great Art Escape in Support of Toledo Walleye’s Winterfest

Posted on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

The Toledo Museum of Art is adding a two-day snow sculpting event to its 2014 Great Art Escape lineup. The Great Art Escape, which traditionally takes place the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, has been expanded to run concurrently with Winterfest (Dec. 26, 2014-Jan. 4, 2015). The Museum will be closed Monday, Dec. […]

Member Appreciation Day is Friday, December 5

Posted on Friday, November 28th, 2014

Friday, December 5 is Member Appreciation Day in the Museum Store.  Museum members will receive an additional 10% discount on their Museum Store purchases that day (excluding original works of art). The Museum Store has gifts for everyone on your list this holiday season. Not a member? Enjoy the many benefits of membership by joining today.

Artwork of the Week: November 28

Posted on Friday, November 28th, 2014

Palm Trees, Bahamas was painted in the winter months of 1898–99, probably in Nassau, where American master of the watercolor Winslow Homer spent many of his winters beginning around this time. “I think the Bahamas the best place I have ever found,” he wrote. Conceived from a low vantage point, the curving and straight trunks […]