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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, […]

Ekphrastic Poetry Contest Winners Selected

Posted on Monday, May 19th, 2014

The winners of the 2014 Ekphrastic Poetry Contest at the Toledo Museum of Art have been selected. Winning writers will receive their awards and share their work during a ceremony at 7 p.m. May 16 in the Museum’s Great Gallery. A reception will follow at 8 p.m. in the Green Room. Ekphrasis—literary writing about art—has […]

Artwork of the Week: May 16

Posted on Friday, May 16th, 2014

Though born in Massachusetts, Whistler spent most of his career in Europe, first in Paris, then settling in London in 1859. Whistler painted this almost abstract view of the beach while on a trip to Trouville, France, with fellow painter Gustave Courbet. Whistler likely applied some of the paint to this canvas using a palette […]

Artwork of the Week: May 9

Posted on Friday, May 9th, 2014

In honor of Northwest Ohio’s Biggest Week in American Birding festival (May 6–15), we present this print by Audubon. As a child in France, Audubon began sketching birds, and in 1820—seven years after he moved to America—he decided to make his watercolors into a profitable endeavor. Audubon set out to paint every known North American […]

Artwork of the Week: May 2

Posted on Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Beginning as a porcelain painter, Diaz de la Peña later found his spiritual approach to nature paintings from his admiration for landscape painter Théodore Rousseau. The two artists actually met in this forest in 1837. The dense growth of trees dominates the canvas, but the bright blue sky peeks out from behind the leaves. A […]

June 2014 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Exhibition Openings The Art of Video Games June 19–Sept. 28, Canaday Gallery Striking visual effects and the creative use of new technology in games take center stage in this cross-generational, interactive traveling exhibition. This groundbreaking exhibition is the first to examine video games as an art form. The exhibition features playable games, such as PacMan, […]

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, […]