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Palmer Scholarship Recipients Announced

Posted on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The recipients of the Toledo Museum of Art’s 2014 Palmer Scholarship have been selected. Wesley Brown of Bowling Green and Jennifer Giovannucci of Waterville will share the $8,000 prize to use toward travel expenses related to art study. Brown, a ceramics student at Bowling Green State University, will travel to China to visit the country’s […]

Circle 2445’s Kentucky Derby Party to Feature Southern Fare, Hat Contest

Posted on Friday, April 25th, 2014

Circle 2445’s annual Kentucky Derby party, replete with fanciful head adornments and mint juleps, returns to the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle on May 3 from 4:30–7:30 p.m. The event features a live screening of the thoroughbred race as well as a Southern-style menu, bourbon tasting, a game of bocce in the Welles Sculpture Garden, […]

Artwork of the Week: April 25

Posted on Friday, April 25th, 2014

Duchamp-Villon sculpted this statue during a moment in history when the horse was gradually being displaced as a means of transportation and manual work by an increasingly mechanized society. The creature—dark and smooth like an oiled engine—rears on its hind legs, while locomotive horsepower is evoked in the hint of pistons and wheels near the […]

Area Floral Designers Bring Their Artistic Talents to Art in Bloom May 8–11

Posted on Monday, April 21st, 2014

The artistic talents of area floral designers will be in the spotlight during Art in Bloom May 8–11 at the Toledo Museum of Art. A dozen professional florist and glass artist teams have collaborated on making one-of-a-kind vessels that are part of floral arrangements to be displayed throughout the Glass Pavilion. In the Main Museum, […]

The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden Exhibition Entering Final Days at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Friday, April 18th, 2014

Less than a month remains to see works of art from and inspired by the most famous park in Paris on view at the Toledo Museum of Art. The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden presents a rare chance to experience the design and art of a pivotal Parisian public space. The exhibition, organized by […]

Artwork of the Week: April 18

Posted on Friday, April 18th, 2014

In this serene image, a shepherd lowers his head in prayerful gratitude for the meal he is about to eat as a woman, probably his wife, pours coffee. Their dog calmly sits guarding the scene. Even the sheep in pasture are quietly resting as if to maintain the calm silence so the shepherd’s prayer is […]

Artist Sean Scully to Discuss Career, Inspiration in Masters Series Lecture

Posted on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Renowned abstract artist Sean Scully will appear in the Toledo Museum of Art’s Masters Series on May 1. Scully’s remarkable paintings of bars, blocks and stripes have earned him an international reputation. His work resides in the permanent collections of major museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Tate Gallery, London […]

The Art of Video Games at Toledo Museum of Art June 19–Sept. 28, 2014

Posted on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition, The Art of Video Games, travels to the Toledo Museum of Art this summer. An exploration of the first 40 years of the home console, from Atari VCS to PlayStation 3, the exhibition will be on view June 19–Sept. 28. Admission is free. Enabling the viewer to interact […]

Artwork of the Week: April 11

Posted on Friday, April 11th, 2014

This beautiful necklace from the early 20th century is more than just an elegant decoration for a woman’s neck. Sautoir lorgnettes served as a fashionable way for women to carry a hidden pair of eyeglasses. “Lorgnette” derives from the French word lorgner, meaning to peer at or stare; “sautoir” means chain. The dangling pendant has […]

Artwork of the Week: April 4

Posted on Friday, April 4th, 2014

Buddhist imagery from India influenced this wall painting, which came from a Buddhist temple near the border of Henan and Shanxi Provinces in China. A Bodhisattva is a divine being of great mercy and compassion who works for the welfare of all living creatures and is destined to become a Buddha (“Enlightened One”). This Bodhisattva […]