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Artwork of the Week: January 24

Posted on Friday, January 24th, 2014

We walk by them and use them every day—but this is not your ordinary, everyday table. Noel Gérard was a French cabinetmaker and furniture dealer with such clients as the King of Poland. During the transition period between the reigns of King Louis XIV (1643–1715) and Louis XV (1715–1774) there was a notable change in […]

Literacy Goes Beyond Books in Museum and Library’s Innovative New Program

Posted on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

The Toledo Museum of Art and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library will begin engaging their smallest patrons in a new way when a sensory literacy program for toddlers debuts in February. ToddlerTime Tours, a two-part, multi-sensory experience that brings books as well as art to life for children ages 18 to 36 months, will serve […]

Ancient Art Expert To Discuss the Evolution of Christ’s Image

Posted on Friday, January 17th, 2014

How do we know what Jesus looked like? The Toledo Museum of Art’s Adam Levine, Ph.D., an ancient art expert, will explore this question during a free talk titled The Image of Christ in Late Antiquity at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24 in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. Jesus has long been imagined […]

Artwork of the Week: January 17

Posted on Friday, January 17th, 2014

Led by Anton Mauve, the group of Dutch painters known as the Hague School distinguished itself with its exceptional rendering of moody atmospheric effects. Mauve and his contemporaries tried to depict nature and the “simple life” of rural communities that was beginning to be supplanted by the Industrial Revolution and rapid urbanization. Mauve’s use of […]

Remembering Studio Glass Pioneer Brian Lonsway (1940–2001)

Posted on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Brian Lonsway was always something of a showman. His 1970s glassblowing demos were spectacles, drawing attention to a then-new artistic medium. He’d walk down Monroe Street behind a trailer equipped with a glass furnace and working bench, hopping on and off the rig with his glassblowing pipe, a gregarious artist putting on his own live […]

Fragonard Masterpieces to be Reunited in Toledo After 25 Years

Posted on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

The original wardrobe malfunction might have originated more than 250 years ago, at the hands of a 20-something Frenchman named Jean-Honoré Fragonard. Fragonard was only beginning to discover his niche as a portrayer of thinly veiled eroticism when he painted an errant body part peeking out from his subject’s frilly 18th-century dress. The resulting work […]

Applications Being Accepted for Art Travel Scholarship

Posted on Monday, January 13th, 2014

From photography in Thailand to Egyptian coffins at the University of Pennsylvania, the Toledo Museum of Art’s Palmer Scholarship has helped area art students explore their interests more deeply. Now, the Museum is inviting the next generation of artists, photographers and others pursuing an art-related education to apply for the $8,000 award, which covers the […]

Artwork of the Week: January 10

Posted on Friday, January 10th, 2014

This blue and white vase was made during the rule of Emperor Kangxi (1662–1722), the longest reigning emperor in China. During this time, the imperial porcelain factory was revived resoundingly thanks to the Emperor’s interest in culture and the arts. The flowers painted on the vase are magnolia blossoms, a symbol of purity and feminine […]

Toledo Museum of Art 2014 Major Exhibitions

Posted on Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Varujan Boghosian Dec. 13, 2013–May 25, 2014 Wolfe Gallery Mezzanine Where some see relics of the past, Varujan Boghosian sees material for his next sculpture or collage. The Armenian-American artist’s poetic works use objects such as children’s toys, vintage paper and shoes. His work is seen at such noted institutions as the Museum of Modern […]

The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden Brings Romantic Paris to the Midwest

Posted on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

When it comes to daily life in the capital of France, the Tuileries Garden has always been something of a theater, the stage for everything from the political intrigue of 17th-century royals to the leisure activities of 21st-century citizens. Now, the Parisian park can be experienced at the Toledo Museum of Art with the major […]