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Hot Spot: Contemporary Glass from Private Collections On View April 15-Sept. 18, 2016 at TMA Glass Pavilion

Posted on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

A rare opportunity to see more than 80 modern works of studio glass from private and corporate collections is being offered in a special exhibition this spring and summer at the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) Glass Pavilion®. Hot Spot: Contemporary Glass from Private Collections, which opens April 15 and continues through Sept. 18, 2016, […]

Timeless Topics: Love in the Old Masters

Posted on Monday, March 28th, 2016

Program Details FREE Curator Talk: Timeless Topics: Love in the Old Masters, Part 2 with Curator Larry Nichols April 8: 7 p.m., Great Gallery and Gallery 19 Larry Nichols, the William Hutton senior curator of European and American painting and sculpture before 1900, continues his exploration of the contemporary relevance of old master paintings in […]

Mar. 25 Art Minute: Alison Elizabeth Taylor, “Kitchen”

Posted on Friday, March 25th, 2016

At first glance you may assume this work is paint on canvas or board. But look carefully—most of the image is composed of inlayed wood. Alison Taylor has become well-known for reinvigorating the Renaissance craft of marquetry or intarsia wood inlay, which she combines with painting. Describing this synthesis, Taylor explains, “What interests me is […]

Ladle Made for 1904 Saint Louis World’s Fair Reunited With Famous Libbey Punch Bowl at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Monday, March 21st, 2016

A massive cut-glass punch bowl produced as a showstopper for the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair and its matching silver and glass ladle have been reunited after being separated for 111 years. The Libbey Glass Company punch bowl and matching cups have been part of the collection at the Toledo Museum of Art since 1946. […]

This Week at TMA: Mar. 22–27, 2016

Posted on Sunday, March 20th, 2016

This Week’s Highlights Curator Talk: “Cocktail Shakers and Martini Glasses: The History of Barware” with Jutta Page Mar. 24: 6 p.m., GlasSalon The Toledo Symphony Orchestra’s presentation of the band Pink Martini seemed the perfect opportunity to investigate why the martini glass looks the way it does. Jutta Page, TMA’s curator of glass and decorative arts, […]

Mar. 18 Art Minute: Petah Coyne, “Untitled #1176 (Elisabeth–Elizabeth)”

Posted on Friday, March 18th, 2016

Petah Coyne’s work is often called baroque in its sensibility, but it is equally Victorian—both ornate and somber. In many cases, including this sculpture, her works evoke the colors and imagery of mourning regalia. The violet silk flowers dipped in black wax are studded with brightly hued taxidermy Golden and Lady Amherst pheasants. Dusky candles […]

This Week at TMA: Mar. 15–20, 2016

Posted on Monday, March 14th, 2016

This Week’s Highlights Lecture: Greg Smith, “Disappearing Ink! Unraveling the Fading of a Modern Design Object” Mar. 18: 6 p.m., Little Theater It had only been in the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s collection for a year but the contemporary vase had become badly faded. This transformation piqued Otto N. Frensel III Senior Conservation Scientist Greg Smith’s […]

Cocktail Shakers and Martini Glasses: The History of Barware

Posted on Monday, March 14th, 2016

Free Curator Lecture March 24: 6 p.m., GlasSalon Jutta Page, the Toledo Museum of Art’s senior curator of glass and decorative arts, along with Toledo mixologist Jim Moore, will examine the history of barware and the multitude of functional glass objects used in the creation and serving of the perfect cocktail. The event is free […]

L.A. Startup The Noun Project Comes to TMA

Posted on Monday, March 14th, 2016

People, places, objects, concepts—what drawings can be understood to symbolize these things around the world, regardless of language barriers? That is the question Los Angeles-based start-up the Noun Project seeks to answer, crowdsourcing an online library of free, downloadable icons that visualize ideas as lofty as love and as humdrum as dry cleaning. Since their […]

Mar. 11 Art Minute: Louise Bourgeois, “Shackle Necklace”

Posted on Friday, March 11th, 2016

Louise Bourgeois designed this necklace in the 1940s as a personal statement against the violence she had witnessed against prisoners during the Spanish Civil War (1936–39), who were asphyxiated by shackles of this shape. It was also designed as a comment about the female state, a metaphor for the social, political, and legal constraints of […]