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Magnificent Marble on View in Octagon

Posted on Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Gallery 28 has seen the addition of an imposing new work of art: a replica of Laocoön and His Sons. The reproduction of the ancient Roman sculpture—carved from a single block of carrara marble—was until recently in an Italian family collection and is on special loan to the Museum. The original that inspired it,  unearthed in […]

Museum Will Be Closed Sunday, Feb. 1

Posted on Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Due to current weather conditions, the Toledo Museum of Art will be closed today, Sunday, Feb. 1. The Museum will reopen Tuesday, Feb. 3, weather permitting. Please check the Museum’s website, Facebook page and Twitter account for the latest information regarding operating hours.

March 2015 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Continuing Exhibitions Drawn, Cut & Layered: The Art of Werner Pfeiffer Feb. 6-May 3, 2015, Canaday Gallery and Gallery 1 Artist Werner Pfeiffer’s experiences as a young boy in Germany during and after World War II, when paper was scarce, became the basis of a lifelong fascination with the material. For more than 50 years, […]

Food Editor and Cookbook Author Darra Goldstein to Lecture at Toledo Museum of Art Masters Series

Posted on Monday, January 26th, 2015

To highly discerning foodies, Darra Goldstein is something of a culinary celebrity. As the intellectual counterpart to the likes of Anthony Bourdain, Goldstein is the thinking person’s food writer. The dining and cultural journal she founded, Gastronomica, has earned high marks since its 2001 inception, including a recent James Beard Foundation Award for Publication of […]

Art and Storytelling Connect in WordShop Program

Posted on Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Bringing language to life can be challenging for teachers bound to the classroom. WordShop, a program launched in 2012 by the Women’s Initiative of the United Way, aims to break students free from those constraints with unique story writing field trips to the Museum. After a stimulating gallery tour, the high-energy creative process begins, as […]

Best in Show Exhibition at Toledo Museum of Art Features Delightful Illustrations from Children’s Books

Posted on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

People’s pets are such an important part of life. Wouldn’t it be fun to see an art exhibition about them? A new show at the Toledo Museum of Art provides the chance. Presented by Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Best in Show: Animal Illustrations from the Mazza Collection opens Feb. 13 in Gallery 18 and features an […]

Gallery Groups Recruiting New Art Enthusiasts

Posted on Sunday, January 18th, 2015

The Museum’s longtime gallery groups program is recruiting new participants this season. Like book clubs for art lovers, gallery groups gather monthly to explore interesting themes in the TMA collection, from food in art to depictions of royalty, with a docent as their guide. The experience provides an enriching way to gather friends or colleagues […]

Toledo Museum of Art 2015 Exhibition Openings

Posted on Monday, January 12th, 2015

Drawn, Cut & Layered: The Art of Werner Pfeiffer Feb. 6-May 3, Canaday Gallery and Gallery I For more than 50 years, Werner Pfeiffer (German-American, born 1937) has experimented with the multiple uses of paper as both a canvas and a structural material. Much of his work as a sculptor, printmaker and painter suggests an […]

Ekphrastic Writing Poetry Contest Call for Entries

Posted on Friday, January 9th, 2015

Have you been inspired to write about an object in the Toledo Museum of Art’s collection? If so, consider participating in the Museum’s sixth annual Ekphrastic Writing Poetry Contest. Ekphrastic writing is a Greek term for “writing about art.” In the Museum’s annual Ekphrastic Writing Poetry Contest, visitors write original poems inspired by objects in the […]

Exquisite Chandelier Owned by Napoleon’s Brother Now Part of Toledo Museum of Art Collection

Posted on Thursday, January 8th, 2015

A 200-year-old chandelier made for the summer palace of Jérôme Bonaparte, Napoleon’s brother and King of Westphalia from 1807 to 1813, has a new home. The chandelier, created by the German firm Werner & Mieth in 1810-1811, has been purchased by the Toledo Museum of Art for its collection. The Spiral Chandelier is made of […]