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

Dec. 10 Art Minute: Laura Donefer, Blizzard Amulet Basket

Known as an artist with a brilliant command of color and attention to detail, Laura Donefer has been using glass as a primary artistic medium for m…

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

Dec. 3 Art Minute: Gustaf Fjaestad, Silence - Winter

A master of the winter scene, Gustaf Fjaestad painted the snowbound forests and countryside of Värmland in western Sweden, a region known for its …

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

Nov. 26 Art Minute: Ernest C. Withers, I Am A Man (from the portfolio I Am A Man)

In February 1968, black sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee banded together and went on strike, citing a long history of unfair treatment, pov…

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

Nov. 19 Art Minute: William Hollbrook Beard, The Discovery of Adam

A partially legible inscription on the shell of the strange tortoiselike creature reads 2000 000[0?] / B C / Adam, providing the clue to the meanin…

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

Nov. 12 Art Minute: Arthur S. Mole and John D. Thomas, The United States Shield

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me, Shall be my brother... –William Shakespeare, from Henry V

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

Nov. 5 Art Minute: Raramu and Ankhet

"I shall never be far away from you/While my hand is in your hand/And I shall Stroll with you/In every favorite place." –from an ancient Egyptian…

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

Oct. 29 Art Minute: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Canal in Picardy

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot was the leading French landscape painter of his time. Canal in Picardy depicts a wistful, idyllic scene of springtime…

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

Oct. 22 Art Minute: John George Brown, The Country Gallants

As industrialization and urbanization changed the landscape and society in the mid-1800s, America’s past became the object of romantic nostalgia.…

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

Oct. 15 Art Minute: John Lewis Krimmel, Village Tavern

The tavern in early 19th-century America, with its mix of workmen and gentlemen merchants, was often the public heart of a village. Taverns were no…

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

Oct. 8 Art Minute: Miki Suizan, Autumn at Tsūten Bridge, from New Selection of Noted Places of Kyoto

Miki Suizan's landscapes, with their soft and sometimes sketchy lines, are stylistically reminiscent of Chinese brush painting– thought to be the…