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April 2014 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Exhibition Opening In Fine Feather: Birds, Art & Science April 25–July 6, Gallery 18 Coinciding with the Biggest Week in American Birding, 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 […]

Noted Francophile Eric Haskell to Appear at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Monday, February 24th, 2014

Leads Masters Series Talk, Highlighting One of History’s Most Influential Gardeners Though Eric Haskell is a man of the 21st century, his interests are firmly planted in the French gardens of the 1700s. The noted Francophile—twice knighted by the government of France—has a unique passion for the history of French aristocrats and royals who used their […]

Artwork of the Week: February 21

Posted on Friday, February 21st, 2014

A book of etchings bound in calf skin, this collection includes architectural views of some of the grandest palaces and chateaux in Paris and surrounding areas. Among these, are images of the Tuileries (TWILL-eh-ree) Garden and the since-demolished Tuileries Palace in precise detail. The garden and palace are both symmetrical and balanced in their geometrical […]

Two New Members Join Toledo Museum of Art Board of Directors

Posted on Thursday, February 20th, 2014

The Toledo Museum of Art has elected two area business leaders to its board of directors. Stephen D. Taylor, Sr., founder and president of Taylor Automotive Group, and R. Scott Trumbull, chairman and CEO of Franklin Electric Company, will begin serving five-year terms starting in January 2014. Stephen Taylor is a longtime supporter of the […]

Proposals Being Accepted for International Visual Literacy Association Conference

Posted on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Proposals for the 47th annual International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA) conference are being accepted through April 1, 2014. The conference provides scholars, researchers, teachers, students, artists and other professionals an opportunity to present their work. The theme for this year’s conference, The Art of Seeing: From Ordinary to Extraordinary, explores eight subjects, including visual literacy […]

The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden Masquerade Ball Kicks Off Exhibition Programming

Posted on Friday, February 14th, 2014

Visitors to the Toledo Museum of Art will enjoy a season to delight Francophiles thanks to a robust slate of programming connected to its major exhibition The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden. Among the Museum’s celebratory moments are a masquerade ball, ballet performance and a screening of Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette.” “We wanted to create a bit […]

Artwork of the Week: February 14

Posted on Friday, February 14th, 2014

Jardinière is the term used to describe the dish of fresh vegetables that accompanies the main course at a table setting. The one seen here was made with soft-paste porcelain, the formula for which allowed for a richer range of enamel colors than hard-paste porcelain, but was often known to be very fragile and its […]

Toledo Museum of Art Names New Chief Information Officer and Security Chief

Posted on Friday, February 7th, 2014

The Toledo Museum of Art has announced the addition of two new staff members. Anne Bennett has been named the Museum’s chief information officer and Joshua Hardman has been appointed director of protective services. The Toledo natives bring a wealth of experience from their respective industries, according to Carol Bintz, the Museum’s chief operating officer. […]

Artwork of the Week: February 7

Posted on Friday, February 7th, 2014

We usually think of see-sawing as a playground pastime for children, but in 18th-century French culture, the back-and-forth, up-and-down activity had a much less innocent connotation. Clodion underlines the game as an erotic metaphor for the pleasures of love by sculpting a nude nymph and lusty woodland satyr teeter-tottering on a log. If you look […]

March 2014 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Continuing Exhibitions The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden Feb. 13–May 11, Canaday Gallery The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden presents 100 paintings, photographs, drawings and sculptures, many never before exhibited outside Paris, on loan from the vast collections of the Musée du Louvre, Musée Carnavalet, Palace of Versailles and other museums and private […]