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The Toledo Museum of Art Named Best Ohio Attraction

Posted on Friday, September 1st, 2017

The Toledo Museum of Art has been named the Best Ohio Attraction in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest. Another local visitor destination, the National Museum of the Great Lakes, received second place honors. A panel of experts, including editors from USA TODAY and 10Best.com along with travel contributors to both publications, […]

October 2017 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Continuing Exhibitions Fired Up: Contemporary Glass by Women Artists Sept. 2, 2017-March 18, 2018 The discovery of glass as a serious artistic medium in the 1960s – sparked during the Studio Glass Movement that originated at the Toledo Museum of Art – was monumental. Yet in its earliest decades, women faced an uphill battle in […]

Aug. 28 Art Minute: Richard Parkes Bonington, Normandy Landscape Near Lillebonne

Posted on Monday, August 28th, 2017

Evoking a scene of pastoral serenity, Richard Parkes Bonington depicted a picturesque view in the north of France, complete with cattle, peasants, trees, cottages, and a church steeple. The gently rolling hills of the background fade into a vast, limitless sky and a misty hint of the English Channel. Although Bonington suffered an untimely death […]

Aug. 21 Art Minute: André Derain, Landscape

Posted on Monday, August 21st, 2017

“I am aware that the realist period in painting is over. We are about to embark on a new phase… I believe that lines and colors are intimately related and enjoy a parallel existence from the very start, and allow us to embark on a great independent and unbounded existence.” — André Derain, 1905 André […]

Conceptual Glass Artist John Kiley To Create New Work As Part of Toledo Museum of Art’s GAPP Residency

Posted on Friday, August 18th, 2017

Shattered glass may seem like the opposite of what a renowned contemporary glassblower would work towards, but for American artist John Kiley, smashing and reconstructing glass is exactly the point in his recent series of work called “Fractographs.” Beginning with optical crystal blocks, Kiley shatters the glass once with a sledgehammer and then carefully pieces […]

Aug. 14 Art Minute: Irene Rice Pereira, Projecting Planes

Posted on Monday, August 14th, 2017

Fascinated since childhood with light both as a physical phenomenon and as a metaphysical force, I. Rice Pereira explored this interest beginning in the 1930s in luminous abstract painting, sometimes on glass. In 1935 she became a founder and faculty member of the industrial arts school the Design Laboratory in New York City, where she […]

Two Toledo destinations in the running for the ‘Best Ohio Attraction’

Posted on Friday, August 11th, 2017

Toledo Museum of Art and National Museum of the Great Lakes nominated for USA Today 10Best.com Readers’ Choice Awards The USA Today 10 Best is featuring the Toledo Museum of Art and the National Museum of the Great Lakes in a contest asking readers to choose the Best Ohio Attraction. Voters can come together to […]

September 2017 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Exhibition Opening Fired Up: Contemporary Glass by Women Artists Sept. 2, 2017-March 18, 2018 The discovery of glass as a serious artistic medium in the 1960s – sparked during the Studio Glass Movement that originated at the Toledo Museum of Art – was monumental. Yet in its earliest decades, women faced an uphill battle in their […]

Aug. 7 Art Minute: Saint George and the Dragon

Posted on Monday, August 7th, 2017

A knight in shining armor! The hero of this painting is Saint George, a mythical Christian once believed to have lived in the ancient Roman Empire. A warrior saint, his legend was popular in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance because of his defense of the Christian faith and of the weak or helpless. His […]

Musical ensemble Oracle Hysterical to Perform ‘Psychedelic Electro-Acoustic’ Adaptation of Greek Classic Hecuba

Posted on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

As part of the complementary programming for the summer exhibition The Berlin Painter and His World, the Toledo Museum of Art presents “Great Performances: Oracle Hysterical, Hecuba” Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. in the Peristyle. Tickets are $10 or $5 for Museum members and available at toledomuseum.eventbrite.com. Oracle Hysterical, a collective of composers and performers, […]