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Artwork of the Week: May 29

Posted on Friday, May 29th, 2015

In 1996 Albert Paley was one of three artists invited to the Toledo Museum of Art to create a body of work inspired by our collection (Jim Dine and Therman Statom were the other two). For Continuum Paley took his cues in part from the Museum’s architecture. The sculpture’s shape alludes to the Doric columns […]

Museum to Close Galleries in Preparation for Renovation

Posted on Thursday, May 28th, 2015

On Friday, May 29, the Toledo Museum of Art will close its decorative arts galleries and period rooms for renovation. This is part of a larger plan to update sections of the Museum’s west wing over the next five years. The galleries contain decorative arts objects, some of which will be integrated into the permanent […]

July 2015 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

(Note: TMA will be closed Saturday, July 4, for Independence Day.) Exhibition Openings From the Collection: 300 Years of French Landscape Painting July 17-Oct. 11, 2015, Gallery 18 Drawn entirely from the holdings of the Toledo Museum of Art, From the Collection: 300 Years of French Landscape Painting contains a single, stunning example selected from […]

Artwork of the Week: May 22

Posted on Friday, May 22nd, 2015

In a view that seems like an uncomposed snapshot, summer villas hug the cliffs above the English Channel at Trouville, France. Beyond, sailboats racing in the Trouville-Deauville regatta dot the sea, some of them composed of only one or two strokes of paint. The atmospheric effects of sunlight, water, and moisture-laden haze where sea transitions […]

Play Time Opens May 22 at Toledo Museum of Art; Exhibition, Related Programs Continue Up To Labor Day

Posted on Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Play Time, a new exhibition opening May 22 at the Toledo Museum of Art, celebrates the art of diversion and the value of play to both refresh the human spirit and inspire creativity. Unlike “look but don’t touch” exhibitions, this interactive, family-friendly, hands-on exhibition enables visitors to immerse themselves in contemporary art as they may […]

American Alliance of Museums Chair Kaywin Feldman to Give Masters Series Lecture June 4

Posted on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Kaywin Feldman – the first woman to lead the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in its 100-year history – will offer a candid discussion of the challenges facing museums in the 21st century during a free Masters Series lecture at the Toledo Museum of Art on June 4 at 6 p.m. Feldman’s qualifications on the subject […]

Artwork of the Week: May 15

Posted on Friday, May 15th, 2015

This life-size figure is a fine example of the sculpture of the Kamakura period in Japan, which is characterized by a strong sense of movement, large free-flowing elements, and a sense of realism. Bishamonten is one of the four guardian figures placed at the corners of the main altar in a Buddhist temple, which correspond […]

Toledo Museum of Art Acquires 19th-century French Still Life

Posted on Monday, May 11th, 2015

A little-known but rewarding 19th-century oil painting by French artist Antoine Berjon (1754–1843) has been acquired by the Toledo Museum of Art through the generosity of a local couple. Still Life with Grapes, Chestnuts, Melons, and a Marble Cube was purchased from an art dealer in Lyon, France, for the permanent collection with funds given […]

Artwork of the Week: May 8

Posted on Friday, May 8th, 2015

How did 16th-century viewers of this panel know which of these saints was which? Martyred Christian saints were depicted with identifying objects (attributes) usually associated with their death. These attributes were well known to Medieval and Renaissance audiences. The wheel and sword identify Catherine of Alexandria, who was tortured on spiked wheels before being beheaded. […]

Work by Students in TMA Art After School Program Exhibited in Washington, D.C.

Posted on Monday, May 4th, 2015

Works by three students who participate in the Art After School program at the Toledo Museum of Art are being shown this spring in a national art exhibition in Washington, D.C., that recognizes innovative educational programming from across the nation. Museums: pARTners in Learning 2015, sponsored by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) in […]