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Celebrating Ten

Posted on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Glass Pavilion, artist and Assistant Glass Studio Manager Alan Iwamura designed a series of works known as the Glass Pavilion Architecture Series for sale in the Museum Store. Here, Iwamura takes us through the creation of one of these vessels, inspired by the building’s sleek curves. To purchase or […]

May 29 Art Minute: Ernesto Perriet, Bracelet in “Archaeological Style”

Posted on Monday, May 29th, 2017

Although many revival styles characterize the nineteenth century, none was more enduring nor found more sumptuous expression than antiquity-inspired jewelers’ work created in Rome. At the time this bracelet was created, Italy was not yet unified and Rome was an embattled metropolis under Papal and French protectorate. Increasing Italian nationalism may have been the underlying […]

App Enhances Gallery Experience

Posted on Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Our smartphones enhance our fitness, travel, and dining experiences—why not our artviewing ones, too? TMApp, the Museum’s recently-launched smartphone application, provides audio commentary, scavenger hunts, multimedia guides, and other tools to take visitors beyond a work of art’s label. Available for Apple and Android devices, one of TMApp’s special features is a series of poems […]

Director Conversation: Brian Kennedy with Roger Mandle

Posted on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Toledo Museum of Art Director Brian Kennedy speaks with Roger Mandle, who has had a long and illustrious career as an art historian and director. He is the former director of the Toledo Museum of Art (1977-1988), the former president of the Rhode Island School of Design (1993-2008) and the director at the Qatar Museums […]

June 2017 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Exhibition Opening Kara Walker, Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) June 17-Oct. 22, 2017, Gallery 18 Widely known for her radical engagement with issues of race, gender and sexuality, Kara Walker is one of the most successful and celebrated artists today. Her print series Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) (2005) […]

May 22 Art Minute: Stanton MacDonald–Wright, Synchromy Blue–Green

Posted on Monday, May 22nd, 2017

“I strive to divest my art of all anecdote and illustrations and to purify it so that the emotions of the spectator can become entirely ‘aesthetic,’ as in listening to music.” —Stanton MacDonald-Wright, 1916 Synchromy Blue-Green encapsulates Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s interest in color theory and pure abstraction. MacDonald-Wright and a fellow American artist, Morgan Russell, founded […]

2,500 Years Later, an Anonymous Artist Gets His Due

Posted on Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Though we can’t be certain of the details, he probably spent his days caked in clay. Maybe he talked about politics, or Persians, or his partner with the other men in the workshop. Wiped the sweat off his brow from the heat of the kiln and the long hours of labor. Stood, crouched, or sat—depending on […]

May 15 Art Minute: Spencer Finch, In-Between Colors

Posted on Monday, May 15th, 2017

These glowing chromatic designs by Spencer Finch build upon the tradition of many earlier artists known for their celebration of the beauty and mystery of light and color (see, for example, nearby works by Josef Albers and Julian Stanczak). Each grid design of In-Between Colors consists of one of six colors from the spectrum, produced […]

Color Focus of New Show

Posted on Saturday, May 13th, 2017

The singular power of color and its astonishing ability to produce a range of psychological and perceptual effects is the focus of the exhibition Color Across the Spectrum, on view May 13 to July 30 in the Wolfe Gallery Mezzanine. The show is one of the first in a new initiative to display the Museum’s […]

Toledo Museum of Art presents The Berlin Painter and His World: Athenian Vase-Painting in the Early Fifth Century B.C. July 8-Oct. 1, 2017

Posted on Thursday, May 11th, 2017

The first major museum exhibition focused on the art and career of the influential ancient Mediterranean artist known as the Berlin Painter will visit the Toledo Museum of Art July 8 through Oct. 1, 2017. Eighty-four vessels and statuettes of bronze and terracotta from the early fifth century B.C. will be shown – including dozens […]