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Master Glassblower Lino Tagliapietra Visits Toledo Museum of Art This May

Posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Italian master glassblower Lino Tagliapietra has spent his 70-year career creating magnificent glass works, raising the international standards of glass craftsmanship in the process. This May, the Toledo Museum of Art will offer the opportunity to view Maestro Tagliapietra at work in the Glass Pavilion Hot Shop. The Italian artist will be in residence as […]

Artwork of the Week: March 20

Posted on Friday, March 20th, 2015

This sculpture, carved out of an unidentified hard, black stone, depicts a stylized duck with compact features. The small scale of the figure implies that it probably was meant to be seen at close range, which suggests an intimate relationship between the owner and the object. Although precise date and place of manufacture are unknown, […]

Public Invited to ‘Come over and Play’ this Summer at Toledo Museum of Art’s Play Time Interactive Exhibit

Posted on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Play Time, this summer’s major contemporary exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art, poses a serious question about a seemingly unserious topic: Is play – the spontaneous, unstructured time found to foster creativity and problem-solving skills – strictly for kids? This free exhibition, which runs approximately Memorial Day weekend (May 22) through Labor Day (Sept. […]

Artwork of the Week: March 13

Posted on Friday, March 13th, 2015

Always intellectually energetic, Gertrude Greene began painting abstract relief constructions in 1935. The hard lines and geometric forms are offset and softened by the addition of the single curving shape that anchors the composition. While the painting is strictly abstract and does not represent any real object or figure, Greene does provide one easily readable […]

150 Years after Civil War’s End, Toledo Museum of Art Reexamines Conflict That Divided the Nation

Posted on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

They were tasked with documenting the Civil War – both the humdrum moments and the perilous, bloody violence that punctuated them. Now, 150 years after the end of the conflict, the works of those artists, illustrators and photographers who brought the frontlines to life for the era’s Americans will be reexamined in a new exhibition at the Toledo […]

Tree Removal Begins Today

Posted on Monday, March 9th, 2015

Due to serious safety hazards posed to both the public and works of art in the vicinity, four damaged trees on the Museum’s campus will be removed and replaced and one will be trimmed. The work started today, Monday, March 9, at the Glass Pavilion and will continue over the next couple of weeks. The […]

Artwork of the Week: March 6

Posted on Friday, March 6th, 2015

A tour de force of the glassworker’s skill, this vessel is the most elaborate trail-decorated jar known to survive from the late eastern Roman Empire. Collared jars, made from the late fourth century onward, have been found at sites all along the Syro-Palestinian coast, where glassblowing was invented, but none match this example in complexity. […]

Cultural Diversity and Visual Arts Panel Discussion Scheduled for March 5

Posted on Monday, March 2nd, 2015

A free panel discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5 in the Glass Pavilion will examine the topic of “Cultural Diversity and Visual Arts.” The panelists, all artists with ties to this area, are Toledo residents Michelle Carlson and Aaron Bivins; Bayo Iribhogbe of New York City; Marcus Glenn of Detroit; and Wade Harrison of […]

Artwork of the Week: February 27

Posted on Friday, February 27th, 2015

Julian Schnabel created a sensation in the artworld when he showed his infamous “plate paintings” in 1979. Following two decades dominated by abstract and conceptual works of art, paintings of figures seemed shocking and confrontational. That Schnabel mined pre-existing sources for his images and constructed convoluted surfaces on which to paint them seemed all the […]

April 2015 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Exhibition Openings The American Civil War: Through Artists’ Eyes April 3–July 5, Galleries 28 & 29 This exhibition depicts major events of the American Civil War as seen through the eyes of the artist. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the end of the war, The American Civil War features approximately 50 objects drawn from the […]