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TMA and Toledo Zoo Partner on Dual Australia-themed Exhibitions

Posted on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

The Toledo Museum of Art and the Toledo Zoo will partner this summer to offer a combined look at the Indigenous people and diverse wildlife that make up the beautiful and fascinating Australian continent. Crossing Cultures, the TMA’s exhibition of contemporary Aboriginal Australian art, runs April 12 through July 14. The Zoo’s Wild Walkabout: Wonders from […]

Slow Art Day 2013

Posted on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

The Toledo Museum of Art invites area residents to stop and look at art on April 27 for Slow Art Day. The international observance encourages people to take their time looking at works of art, then gather to discuss what they saw with others. TMA selected five works to feature on Slow Art Day. Participants […]

Registration Open for Spring and Summer Art Classes

Posted on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Enrollment is now open for spring and summer art classes at the Toledo Museum of Art. Voted as having the ‘Best Art Classes’ in a recent local poll, the Museum offers classes in a variety of media for all ages and levels of experience. Offerings such as glass for teens, painting for adults, and summer […]

Focus Exhibition: The Haggadah Opens March 19

Posted on Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

In observance of the Passover season, three contemporary haggadot will be on display March 19–April 7 in Gallery 8. The Haggadah—Hebrew for “telling”—is a text containing prayers, Bible passages and songs used during the Jewish festival of Passover. The focus exhibition features three modern haggadot from the Museum’s collection of Modern and Contemporary artists’ books. […]

Officers Elected, Two New Members Join TMA Board of Directors

Posted on Monday, March 11th, 2013

The Toledo Museum of Art Board of Directors has elected a new slate of officers for 2013 and named two new members to the board. Allan Block and Stephanie Streeter have been elected by the board to serve five-year terms. The new slate of officers of the board, elected to one-year terms, include David K. Welles Jr., […]

Women’s History Luncheon Salutes Museum’s Founder

Posted on Monday, March 4th, 2013

Learn how one early 20th century woman left northwest Ohio a lasting legacy when the Toledo Museum of Art, Historic Woodlawn Cemetery and Historic Perrysburg present The Contributions of Florence Scott Libbey on March 30. The program from noon to 3 p.m. includes lunch at the Glass Pavilion, a presentation and a tour of the […]

TMA to Present Diverse Aboriginal Art

Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

The first major exhibition of Aboriginal Australian art in the U.S. Midwest in more than 20 years will be on display April 12–July 14, 2013 in Canaday Gallery. Crossing Cultures: The Owen and Wagner Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Art from the Hood Museum of Art includes approximately 120 works of contemporary Indigenous art from […]

TAA Exhibition Opens Feb. 1

Posted on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

The 94th Toledo Area Artists Exhibition will be on display Feb.1–April 14 in the Works on Paper Gallery. Of the more than 640 works of art submitted, 96 works by 78 artists living within a 150-mile radius of the Museum were selected for the show. Admission to both the exhibition and the Museum is free. […]

Artwork of the Week: January 11

Posted on Friday, January 11th, 2013

New for the New Year, these recently installed figures by Jaume Plensa have already attracted a lot of attention. German for “mirror” or “looking glass,” Spiegel shows two identical giants, hugging their knees and facing one another, though they are technically faceless. They are nearly bodiless as well: the figures are hollow screens given shape […]

Kalpis Returns to Italy

Posted on Thursday, January 10th, 2013

The Toledo Museum of Art turned over a rare Etruscan kalpis (water jug) to U.S. authorities during a public ceremony on January 8 after an investigation found the object likely was sold illegally to the Museum. U.S. Immigration and Customs investigators say the 2,500-year-old vessel was probably excavated illegally in Italy, then smuggled to Switzerland […]