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Elizabeth Catlett (American, 1915-2012), "Head of a Young Woman." Grit-tempered clay, about 1947. Gift of Florence Scott Libbey, by exchange, 2006.145⁣

March 2 Art Minute: Elizabeth Catlett, Head of a Young Woman

“I have always wanted my art to service my people—to reflect us, to relate to us, to stimulate us, to make us aware of our potential. We have t…

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

Feb. 17 Art Minute: Joyce J. Scott, Nuanced Veil

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

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

Feb. 10 Art Minute: Henry Ossawa Tanner, The Disciples on the Sea

“[M]y effort has been not only to put the Biblical incident in the original setting...but at the same time give the human touch...to convey to my…

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

Feb. 3 Art Minute: Alvin Loving, Dan

When he rose to prominence in the 1960s, Detroit-born African American abstract artist Al Loving’s work was characterized by careful and calculat…

One Each, Toledo Museum of Art, Still Life

Jan. 27 Art Minute: Gustave Courbet, The Trellis

Summer flowers are the heart of this painting. Full-blown, they surge across the surface, engulfing the young woman whose dress is even printed wit…

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

Jan. 20 Art Minute: Henri Fantin-Latour, Flowers and Fruit

This canvas was painted in June when hydrangeas, ranunculus, and roses are all in bloom. Henri Fantin-Latour’s characteristic diffused light enve…

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Jan. 13 Art Minute: Judit Reigl, Art of the Fugue (Art de la fugue)

"I paint where I live and my implement is my body."

After escaping her native Hungary from behind the Iron Curtain in 1950, Judit Reigl settled in P…

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Jan. 6 Art Minute: Tiffany Furnaces, Louise Comfort TIffany, designer, Vase

As artist, designer, and tastemaker, Louis Comfort Tiffany altered the course of American decorative arts in many fields, including stained glass, …

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Dec. 30 Art Minute: Stine Bidstrup, Architectural Glass Fantasies Series–Object No. 23

Stine Bidstrup’s Architectural Glass Fantasies are inspired by the mountainous landscape in Bergen, Norway, as well as the theories of German w…

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Dec. 23 Art Minute: Giovanni Paolo Panini, Ruins with the Farnese Hercules

The ruins of ancient Rome were both revered and longed for in 18th-century Europe, as though the legacy of Rome was weathering away with these crum…