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Guest Lecturer Balachandran Uses Technology to Interpret Ancient Art at Free Event on Sept. 23

Posted on Thursday, September 21st, 2017

The Toledo Museum of Art is offering an in-depth learning experience with Sanchita Balachandran (San-chee-ta Bal-a-chan-dran), associate director of the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. On Saturday, Sept. 23, Balachandran will present a lecture titled “CSI (Ceramics Scene Investigation), Ancient Athens: Investigating Greek Potters and Painters” in the Little Theater at 2 p.m. […]

Toledo Museum of Art Welcomes Diane Wright as Curator of Glass

Posted on Thursday, September 21st, 2017

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) announces that Diane C. Wright has been appointed as curator of glass. Wright begins her appointment at TMA on Nov. 13, 2017. In this role Wright will be responsible for overseeing TMA’s world-renowned and growing glass and decorative arts collection, including acquisitions, research, exhibitions and publications. Since 2014 Wright […]

Sept. 18 Art Minute: Sonja Blomdahl, Celadon/Scarlet

Posted on Monday, September 18th, 2017

Sonja Blomdahl states of her work, “As an artist, my focus has been with the vessel. In the vessel, I find the form to be of primary importance. It holds the space. Color is often the “joy” in making a piece. I want the colors to glow and react with each other. The clear band […]

The First American Art Museum Exhibition to Focus on Glass Art by Women on View at the Toledo Museum of Art Sept. 2, 2017-March 18, 2018

Posted on Monday, September 18th, 2017

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) has launched a celebration of the critical contributions made by generations of women glass artists. Drawn from the Toledo Museum of Art’s internationally renowned glass collection and with key loans from notable private collections, Fired Up: Contemporary Glass by Women Artists presents more than 50 stunning objects by women […]

In the TMA Library: Collection Catalogues of the Past

Posted on Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Want your friends to take note of your most prized possessions in 2017? Post pictures of them on Facebook. But in 1917? An altogether more lavish process was in place—one that involved hiring people to make handmade paper, create painstaking reproductions of your art collection, and bind the pages together in a massive tome. Collectors […]

The Sounds of Silents Film Series Returns to TMA Sept. 14

Posted on Monday, September 11th, 2017

The Toledo Museum of Art’s popular Film & Live Music series The Sounds of Silents returns to the Peristyle Theater this fall with a screening of director Lois Weber’s The Dumb Girl of Portici on Thursday, Sept. 14. Long overdue for recognition as one of Weber’s finest creations and a landmark in women’s cinema, The […]

Sept. 11 Art Minute: Mieke Groot, Vase

Posted on Monday, September 11th, 2017

Throughout her career, Mieke Groot’s work has been informed and inspired by her frequent travels. This is particularly clear from 1994, after the first of her many trips to Senegal. The form, colors, and surface of this vase can easily be traced back to the sources of their inspiration. The dryness of the African earth […]

Sept. 4 Art Minute: Věra Lišková, Echo

Posted on Monday, September 4th, 2017

In the 1960s Věra Lišková pioneered the use of flame-worked borosilicate glass to make abstract sculpture and sculptural animals. They were made by softening, inflating, and manipulating tubes of borosilicate glass (like Pyrex) with a torch. The individual parts were assembled by fusing. Though borosilicate glass is traditionally used to manufacture scientific apparatus like beakers […]

The Toledo Museum of Art Named Best Ohio Attraction

Posted on Friday, September 1st, 2017

The Toledo Museum of Art has been named the Best Ohio Attraction in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest. Another local visitor destination, the National Museum of the Great Lakes, received second place honors. A panel of experts, including editors from USA TODAY and 10Best.com along with travel contributors to both publications, […]

October 2017 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Continuing Exhibitions Fired Up: Contemporary Glass by Women Artists Sept. 2, 2017-March 18, 2018 The discovery of glass as a serious artistic medium in the 1960s – sparked during the Studio Glass Movement that originated at the Toledo Museum of Art – was monumental. Yet in its earliest decades, women faced an uphill battle in […]