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Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

April 15 Art Minute: Albert Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, Hebe and the Eagle of Jupiter

In ancient Roman mythology, Jupiter, king of the Olympian gods, had a great Golden Eagle, king of the birds, as his messenger and animal companion.…

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

April 8 Art Minute: Joseph Albers, Homage to the Square: White Setting

Deceptively simple, Josef Albers’ Homage to the Square: White Setting is one of a series of hundreds of paintings of superimposed squares that …

Everything is Rhythm, Toledo Museum of Art

Apr. 1 Art Minute: Hans Hofmann, Night Spell

"My aim in painting is to create pulsating, luminous, and open surfaces that emanate a mystic light, in accordance with my deepest insight into the…

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

March 25 Art Minute: Silvia Levenson, Strange Little Girl #7 (Nena Cuervo)

Although she was born in Argentina, Silvia Levenson immigrated to Italy in 1981 with her husband and their young children. Levenson had been politi…

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

March 18 Art Minute: Tjungkara Ken, Seven Sisters

In Seven Sisters, Tjungkara Ken employs a rich palette and meticulous dotting composed into sections of parallel lines to suggest an aerial perspec…

Global Conversations, Toledo Museum of Art, Exhibition

March 11 Art Minute: Diana Al-Hadid, The Seventh Month

Floating above the surface of the wall, The Seventh Month abstracts a faint image of a pregnant woman with a sword by her side. In creating this wo…

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

March 4 Art Minute: Alison Saar, Topsy and the Golden Fleece

Topsy and the Golden Fleece embodies multiple narratives surrounding race, gender, and empowerment. The artist Alison Saar alludes to the characte…

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

Feb. 25 Art Minute: Willie Cole, Man, Spirit, and Mask

Willie Cole offers piercing social commentary without sacrificing aesthetic beauty. This triptych includes some of Cole’s signature elements: the…

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

Feb. 18 Art Minute: Joyce Scott, Nuanced Veil

Using thousands of tiny glass seed beads, Joyce Scott spent nearly a decade completing this intricate work of dozens of figures emblematic of the c…

Art Minute, Art of the Week, toledo museum of art

Feb. 11 Art Minute: Greek (made in Centuripe in Sicily), Krater and Lid

The scene painted on the side of this vessel shows gifts being received by a bride. She wears elaborate jewelry and is accompanied by two women hol…