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Artwork of the Week: June 8Posted on Friday, June 8th, 2012
Of the “found art” elements of her sculpture, Louise Nevelson said, “I began to see things, almost anything along the street as art…That’s why I pick up old wood that had a life, that cars have gone over and the nails have been crushed…All [my] objects are retranslated—that’s the magic.” See how many “retranslated” discarded [...]
Glass Art Society Public EventsPosted on Monday, June 4th, 2012
In conjunction with the GAS conference held in Toledo on June 13–16 this year, the public can enjoy a variety of glass-related events. Join along on the Day of Glass (13), Gallery Hop (15), Goblet Grab (15), technical display (15 & 16), and live and silent auctions (15 & 16). Download details here.
Artwork of the Week: June 1Posted on Friday, June 1st, 2012
Evening is one of five paintings commissioned from Claude-Joseph Vernet by Ralph Howard, later 1st Viscount Wicklow of Dublin, while he was on the Grand Tour of Europe in 1751–52. It is one of a set of four idealized marine paintings depicting different times of day, a favorite theme of Vernet’s.
Artwork of the Week: May 25Posted on Friday, May 25th, 2012
For more than a decade beginning in 1891, William Merritt Chase ran a school in Shinnecock Hills on the shore of eastern Long Island for the instruction of painting out-of-doors. Here Chase has included his wife and two daughters in a vista of the brilliantly illuminated coast, with the shimmering sea in the distance.
Opening Event: The White PartyPosted on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
Kick off summer 2012 in style! On May 31 from 6:30-9:30 p.m., wear white from head to toe and let the works of Jules Olitski and the Museum supply the color. Finger foods, cash bar, music and more. Free for TMA members, $20 nonmembers at the door. http://www.toledomuseum.org/events/whiteparty/
Blue Star Benefits for Military FamiliesPosted on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
For the third year, the Toledo Museum of Art is designated a Blue Star Museum, providing special offers to active duty military families from Memorial Day (May 28) through Labor Day (Sept. 3). Show military identification and receive free parking and a 10% discount at the Museum Store. Blue Star Summer 2012
Artwork of the Week: May 18Posted on Friday, May 18th, 2012
Dr. John T. Biggers was a gifted, narrative artist widely acclaimed for his complex, symbolic compositions based on African American and African cultural themes. Featured in an exhibition curated by University of Toledo students, this brightly colored print uses West African symbolism to play on the metaphor of four African American women who, almost literally, [...]
Add Your Portrait to “Faces of TMA”Posted on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
Hundreds of photos of Toledo Museum of Art community members of all ages—visitors, supporters, volunteers, staff—will make up a free exhibition this fall. This collective portrait of our community will be installed in a floor-to-ceiling “salon hang” in the large Gallery 1 off Libbey Court. If you’d like to be part of Museum People, stop [...]
Artwork of the Week: May 11Posted on Friday, May 11th, 2012
In honor of Mother’s Day, we highlight this portrait of 30-year-old Mrs. Mary Cholmondeley (pronounced in the British style as “Chumley”) and her young, adoring son—one of five children she would have with the prominent Reverend Robert Cholmondeley. Though born into a humble Irish family, Mary commanded social attention in London, where it was said [...]
Artwork of the Week: May 4Posted on Friday, May 4th, 2012
Celebrate May and the approach of summer with this charming painting of six children seated in a field making flower garlands. Not normally on view in the Museum’s galleries, it has been installed in Gallery 33 for the month of May. The Museum’s founder, Edward Drummond Libbey, gave the painting to TMA in 1912. Evert [...]