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Artwork of the Week: August 14

Posted on Friday, August 14th, 2015

Cleveland artist Edris Eckhardt is renowned as an early leader in 20th-century American ceramics and glass. A committed professional artist during a period that was characterized by hobbyists, she worked in the so-called craft media to create figural and abstract sculptures. Her finest pieces capture the best elements of both clay and glass, such as […]

Artwork of the Week: August 7

Posted on Friday, August 7th, 2015

Eugène Boudin invented the genre of la mer moderne (the modern sea)—his rapid, vigorously painted impressions of the seaside peopled with the fashionable set. He was dubbed “le roi des ceils” (king of the skies) by artist Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot for his luminous skies, which typically dominated his small canvases. Boudin was a strong advocate of painting and sketching en plein […]

RedBall Project Toledo Locations Announced

Posted on Thursday, August 6th, 2015

The much-anticipated arrival of artist Kurt Perschke’s RedBall Project will take place Aug. 14 at the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion. Part of the Museum’s Play Time exhibition, the RedBall Project is a 250-pound red, inflated sculptural installation that has been squeezed into unexpected spaces in cities across the globe – Abu Dhabi, Paris, […]

Toledo Museum of Art Acquires Rare Early 20th-Century Photography Magazine Camera Work

Posted on Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

A rare set of every edition of Camera Work, the seminal journal that helped establish photography as fine art, has been added to the Toledo Museum of Art collection. The periodical was edited from 1903 to 1917 by Alfred Stieglitz, an artist who worked tirelessly within the then-emerging medium of photography. It featured high-quality photogravures […]

Play Time Volunteers Needed

Posted on Friday, July 31st, 2015

This is a truly unique part time opportunity to be apart of the Play Time exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art. The role’s primary focus will be to monitor customer interaction with several works of art featured in the exhibition, including Harmonic Motion, a colorful, multi-sensory playground that allows children and adults to climb and play inside […]

Artwork of the Week: July 31

Posted on Friday, July 31st, 2015

Gold-ground paintings became popular in Italy in the 13th century. A gold background symbolized the light of Heaven, so was common for Christian devotional images like this panel painting of the Virgin Mary and the Christ Child. Hammered to paper thinness, gold leaf was adhered to the panel with reddish clay (bole)—you can see it […]

September 2015 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Exhibition Openings In Motion: Dance and Performance in Art Sept. 18, 2015-Jan. 3, 2016, Works on Paper Gallery Since the dawn of human culture, dancing has been a powerful expression of movement and emotion. It can be part of celebration, formal performance or even religion, and has always been a natural subject for art. Spontaneous […]

Artwork of the Week: July 24

Posted on Friday, July 24th, 2015

The vase from the firm of Norwegian silversmith and jeweler Marius Hammer elegantly expresses Scandinavian Art Nouveau design and represents a rare example of one of Hammer’s three-dimensional plique-à-jour pieces in an American public collection. French for “braid letting in daylight,” plique-à-jour looks like miniature stained glass. It is a technical tour de force that requires glass […]

TMA to Host Jacques Tati Film Festival August 6-9

Posted on Monday, July 20th, 2015

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Play Time, this four-day film festival presents the best works of famed director, writer and actor Jacques Tati. The triple threat – the writer/director/actor’s oeuvre is one of the most notable in film history – created the endearingly befuddled character Monsieur Hulot. A former mime, Tati’s early experiences acting […]

Artwork of the Week: July 17

Posted on Friday, July 17th, 2015

Responding to 17th-century Dutch landscape paintings, Charles-François Daubigny embarked on a career as a landscape painter. He was interested in transitory light effects and developed his technique increasingly toward a spontaneous application of paint, resulting in one critic lambasting him for “heading up the school of the impression.” From 1860 Daubigny made his home at […]