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Art Notes October 2022

TMA touts 27 new acquisitions

Earlier this year, amid some controversy over the liquidation of some of the TMA collection inventory, the Toledo Museum of Art sold three works by Cézanne, Matisse and Renoir to raise funds to “diversify [the] collection.” Perhaps in an effort to bolster this strategy, TMA announced in July that it has thus far acquired 27 new works in 2022, including 11 that the Museum purchased. The new additions run the gamut with some works dating back to 4th Century B.C.along with works of African American artists and Indigenous artists, among other works. “These new acquisitions demonstrate the Museum’s collecting strategy in action, with each curator adding superlative artworks to our collection,” Museum Director Adam Levine explained.

PHOTO: Kerry James Marshall, Portrait of a Black Man in a World of Trouble

Head downtown for a Haunted Harvest

The Arts Commission’s Art Loop gets a little bit spooky for a day of family fun on Thursday, October 13, as the Haunted Harvest returns to downtown Toledo on Madison Street at Uptown Green Park. The event will feature family-friendly trunk or treating, pumpkin carving by artists, a petting zoo, live music and more fun for everyone from kids to adults. Costumes are encouraged, so get ready to show everyone your best Halloween duds! 5:30-8:30pm. Uptown Green Park: 1904 Madison Ave. 419-254-2787.

Colorful elegance

Students will learn the art of “Painting Loosely” at a two-day watercolor painting workshop hosted by the Toledo Artists’ Club beginning Saturday, October 15. Led by award-winning watercolor artist Yuki Hall, the workshop will teach students about utilizing watercolors’ unique properties to create more spontaneous-looking works. Hall, a renowned artist in the medium, has had works featured in publications such as Watercolor Artist Magazine, The Best of Watercolor and more. $225 for Artists’ Club members, $275 for nonmembers. 9am-4pm, Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16. 5403 Elmer Dr. 419-531-4079.

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