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Artwork of the Week: June 20

Posted on Friday, June 20th, 2014

During the Renaissance and Baroque periods, semi-precious stones ranked highest in the hierarchy of materials “made by nature.” Therefore objects made from them were reserved for the royal families and the most elite citizens of Europe. Vessels carved from rock crystal, agate, or lapis lazuli imparted splendor to aristocratic tables and collector’s cabinets and were kept […]

#GameOn Party Planned for Opening of Video Game Exhibition, Other Special Activities Offered Throughout Summer

Posted on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Celebrate the start of summer and the opening of the blockbuster exhibition The Art of Video Games at the Toledo Museum of Art this weekend. One of the first major exhibitions to explore the evolution of video games as an artistic medium, The Art of Video Games also is one of the most popular exhibitions […]

Artwork of the Week: June 13

Posted on Friday, June 13th, 2014

The wedjat represents the eye of Horus, the god of the sky, often depicted as a falcon or a man with a falcon head. Here the wedjat is in the form of an amulet, or protective charm. Horus lost his left eye in a battle with his brother Seth, the god of chaos and confusion. […]

Toledo Museum of Art 2014-2015 Exhibitions

Posted on Thursday, June 12th, 2014

In Fine Feather: Birds, Art & Science Through July 6, Gallery 18 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 the modern field guide. The exhibition features 45 works, including […]

Artwork of the Week: June 6

Posted on Friday, June 6th, 2014

John Sloan was one of a group of New York-based artists who created a particularly American style of painting: gritty urban scenes often painted with quick brushstrokes that suggest, rather than define, form. Here, Sloan depicts the marquee of a newly recognizable building in urban life: the movie house. These modern marvels were becoming more […]

Artwork of the Week: May 30

Posted on Friday, May 30th, 2014

Young women of the Mende people are traditionally initiated at puberty into Sande (SAHN-day), a society of women who are keepers of secret knowledge. A masquerade called sowei (SOH-way) is performed during an initiation ritual or celebration. Sowei is nearly the only time African dance masks are worn by women. This mask’s features express Mende […]

Artists within 150-mile Radius of Toledo Invited to Enter 95th Toledo Area Artists Exhibition

Posted on Thursday, May 29th, 2014

The Toledo Museum of Art will begin accepting submissions June 1 for the 95th Toledo Area Artists Exhibition (TAA). This year the call for submissions has a new twist. Artists will be invited to take part in the show based on a digital portfolio of their work. The exhibition, which will be on view Nov. […]

Toledo Museum of Art Participating in Blue Star Museum Program

Posted on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

The Toledo Museum of Art is a Blue Star Museum again this summer. A collaborative effort of the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the U.S. Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America, Blue Star Museums offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel, including National Guard and […]

Artwork of the Week: May 23

Posted on Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Sculptor Howard Ben Tré has chosen cast glass as his primary medium of artistic expression, using it to explore the merging of organic and geometric qualities in form and decoration. With sand-casting Ben Tré can achieve an aged feeling for his contemporary shapes and create sculptures suggestive artifacts from an imagined civilization. In fact, Ben […]

July 2014 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Exhibition Opening The Great War: Art on the Front Line July 25–Oct. 19, Gallery 18 Though World War I was eclipsed by World War II, its effects were severe: 16-million deaths, 20-million wounded, the end of four empires and the redrawing of European borders. Marking the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, […]