Skip to content

WCAMI’s Brenda Oelbaum at Toledo Museum of Art

March 12, 2015

Venus of Fonda (2) copy

Brenda Oelbaum’s Venus of Fonda is front and center in the Toledo Museum of Art as part of the Community Challenge show People on Paper.  The sculpture, which refers to the Venus of Willendorf, is made of pages from Jane Fonda’s diet books.  In a witty side note, she also sports Fonda’s trademark legwarmers. She levitates above a pedestal and is prominently installed at the end of a long gallery where she can be seen both far away and close up.  People on Paper will be on view until May 7.  For more information about the show and about the Community Challenge program at the Toledo Museum of Art, go to:



3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 12, 2015 8:11 pm

    Thanks for the blurb…I still have to get up there and see it for myself.

  2. March 12, 2015 9:16 pm

    I think you’ll be happy–they really gave you a nice spot

  3. Linda Mendelson permalink
    March 13, 2015 2:03 am

    Brenda’s work is such a strong image and concept with great impact. Love how ‘she’ levitates’! A very important message with a wonderful tongue-in-cheek humor! Wish I could see this inventive technique and execution in person.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: