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Dec. 18 Art Minute: Jack Earl, “Sculptural Container in the Shape of a Farmhouse”

Posted on Friday, December 18th, 2015

Born in Uniopolis, Ohio, Jack Earl worked as an art education and ceramics teacher at the Toledo Museum of Art, where he was inspired by the fantastic and sensual porcelain figures of the French Rococo style. Unlike 18th-century Rococo porcelain, however, Earl’s sculptures are not idealized but startlingly real—e even surreal, representations of Midwest American […]

American Indian Art from Diker Collection Exhibited at Toledo Museum of Art Feb. 12–May 8, 2016

Posted on Thursday, December 17th, 2015

An exceptional opportunity for the public to see a large collection of Native American art will be presented when the Toledo Museum of Art hosts the traveling exhibition Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection. The exhibition, which celebrates the visionary creativity and technical mastery of Native North American artists from […]

Toledo Museum of Art Acquires Extremely Rare Oceanic Mask, One of the Finest Examples

Posted on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

A masterwork of Oceanic art has been added to the collection at the Toledo Museum of Art. Purchased at Christie’s in Paris on Dec. 3, 2015, the mask is one of four known distinguished examples from Saibai Island in the Torres Straits and has been heralded by scholars as the most notable. The Saibai Island […]

This Week at TMA: Dec. 15–20, 2015

Posted on Sunday, December 13th, 2015

This Week’s Highlights Jazz Under Glass with the Art Tatum Jazz Society Dec. 17: 6:30–8:30 p.m., GlasSalon The popular Jazz under Glass series returns with monthly performances put on in partnership with the Art Tatum Jazz Society.  It’s a family affair with musicians Rick Wolkins, Ben Wolkins and Dave Tippett along with Kyle Turner, Rick […]

January 2016 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Friday, December 11th, 2015

Exhibition Openings The American West: Photographs of a New Frontier Jan. 15-May 15, 2016, Works on Paper Gallery In The American West: Photographs of a New Frontier, a portrait of one of the world’s great, untameable muses emerges: the landscape of the Western United States. Ansel Adams, Timothy O’Sullivan and Carlton Emmens Watkins are a […]

Dec. 11 Art Minute: Gustaf Fjaestad, “Silence – Winter”

Posted on Friday, December 11th, 2015

A master of the winter scene, Gustaf Fjaestad painted the snowbound forests and countryside of Värmland in western Sweden, a region known for its winter storms. Fjaestad developed a process in which he coated his canvas with a light-sensitive substance onto which he projected photographs that he used as a guide for his paintings. Yet […]

The Great Art Escape Returns Dec. 26-Jan. 3 to the Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Monday, December 7th, 2015

The Great Art Escape is a holiday tradition at the Toledo Museum of Art, where a number of special programs are planned Dec. 26-Jan. 3. Bring your family and friends to this annual event for live performances, art activities and more. Inspired by the current exhibitions Degas and the Dance and The Rise of Sneaker […]

This Week at TMA: Dec. 8–13

Posted on Sunday, December 6th, 2015

This Week’s Highlights Masters Series: George Shackelford, Degas: Dance, Music, and Time Dec. 10: 6 p.m., Peristyle From the 1860s until the end of his working life in the early 20th century, Edgar Degas devoted much of his time to making paintings, sculpture, pastels, drawings, and prints of the dancers who formed the corps de […]

Artwork of the Week: December 4

Posted on Friday, December 4th, 2015

Fashioned from flameworked borosilicate glass treated with sand, thread, and fiberglass, this necklace evokes the imperfection of human flesh. Though Masako Onodera intends the work to be worn, its aesthetic similarity to the growth and decay of a living body doesn’t, according to Onodera, “decorate the wearer to show one’s status, but identifies the wearer […]

Hip-hop Performances, Talks, Films, Exhibit Celebration Among ‘Sneaker’ Events Planned at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Now is a good time to head to the Toledo Museum of Art and to check out the special programs offered in connection with The Rise of Sneaker Culture exhibition that’s on display Dec. 3, 2015-Feb. 28, 2016. This traveling exhibition, organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Bata Shoe Museum, is curated […]