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African Cup Comes to TMA on Long-Term Loan

Posted on Monday, February 8th, 2010

The Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College is closing for a year for renovation and generously agreed to lend one of its most beautiful and important works of African art to TMA. This covered cup, sometimes called a saltcellar, was carved from a single tusk of ivory during the first generation of contact between […]

Guercino Painting Added to Collection

Posted on Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

It is a gap in its impressive collection of 17th-century masterworks that the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) has been trying to fill for more than 50 years.  A work by Bolognese master Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, commonly known as Guercino (“the squinter”), has been a long-sought-after addition to the TMA collection.  Guercino’s vibrant Lot and […]

President’s Council Members Get Perks

Posted on Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Members of the Museum’s President’s Council ($1000+) and Giving Circle (Glass, Crystal, Diamond and Director’s) are crucial sources of financial support for TMA.  As such, they receive special perks and access to Museum leaders and curators.  This includes an annual invitation to lunch with the director, exclusive curatorial lectures, exhibition opening parties, the chance to […]