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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…

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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…

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

Feb. 5 Art Minute: James Rosenquist, Secret Incarnation

With alternating, fragmented glimpses of flowers and faces, Rosenquist has created a sense of movement and mystery in in this enigmatic composition…

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

Jan. 28 Art Minute: Vincent van Gogh, Wheat Fields with Reaper, Auvers

Vincent van Gogh was fascinated by the vast fields of wheat that stretched above Auvers-sur-Oise, a town north of Paris where he lived the last two…

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

Jan. 21 Art Minute: Aelbert Cuyp, River Scene at Dordrecht

Aelbert Cuyp was known for the golden luminosity of the light in his paintings, a characteristic he was developing around the time he painted River…

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

Jan. 14 Art Minute: Italian (Venice?), St. Jerome in the Wilderness

Saint Jerome (342-420) kneels in prayer in an extravagant landscape inhabited by peasants, monks, and animals, including a peacock, a deer, and a c…

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

Jan. 7 Art Minute: Pierre-Philippe Barat, Cartel Clock with Minerva and the Gallic Cock

A cartel clock is an elaborate wall clock often executed in fireglit bronze (known as ormolu). The clock case and bracket are joined into a single …