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November 2015 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Continuing Exhibitions Degas and the Dance Oct. 15, 2015-Jan. 10, 2016, Canaday Gallery “People call me the painter of dancing girls,” Edgar Degas once told Paris art dealer Ambroise Vollard. “It has never occurred to them that my chief interest in dancers lies in rendering movement and painting pretty clothes.” Indeed, in ballerinas Degas (1834-1917) […]

Treat Yourself to Great Performances in the Great Gallery this October

Posted on Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Each Sunday at 3 p.m. in October, music will ring through the Great Gallery, as Great Performances in the Great Gallery showcases an eclectic selection of music. On Sunday, Oct. 4, take in the sounds of Nermis Mieses on oboe and Robert Satterlee on piano. Delight to the soothing sounds of Garth Simmons on trombone […]

Toledo Community Foundation Grant Benefits TMA Art After School Program

Posted on Monday, September 28th, 2015

Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. has awarded a $20,000 grant to support the Art After School program at the Toledo Museum of Art. “We are deeply appreciative of the support this grant will provide to Art After School and the individual students who come to the Museum to take part in it,” said Brian Kennedy, director […]

Legacies of Degas and Toledo Ballet Celebrated with Special Exhibition at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Thursday, September 24th, 2015

The lasting appeal and impact of ballet and a great Impressionist artist are celebrated in Degas and the Dance, a new Toledo Museum of Art exhibitionopening in October. In 1928 the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) made its first acquisition with endowed funds from its founder, Edward Drummond Libbey. It was a vibrant pastel of […]

Museum to Close Levis Galleries in Preparation for Special Exhibition, Eventual Renovation

Posted on Monday, September 21st, 2015

One of the best collections of 18th-century European painting, sculpture and decorative arts in an American museum will be on the move, but Toledo art lovers won’t have to travel far to see these treasures. The Toledo Museum of Art announced that today, Monday, Sept. 21, it will be closing its suite of galleries on […]

Toledo Museum of Art’s Fall Masters Series Includes a Smithsonian Leader, Degas Expert

Posted on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

This fall, two national museum leaders will take the Peristyle stage as part of the Toledo Museum of Art’s Masters Series. Johnnetta Cole, director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art and a longtime educator and humanitarian, will speak on Oct. 8. Then on Dec. 10, George T.M. Shackelford, deputy director of the […]

Toledo Museum of Art Names New Director of Education and Engagement

Posted on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Michael Deetsch has been named the Emma Leah Bippus director of education and engagement by the Toledo Museum of Art. Deetsch joined the staff as assistant director of education in 2013 and became interim director of education when his predecessor, Kathy Danko-McGhee, left to devote full time to educational research. “As interim director Mike demonstrated solid leadership […]

October 2015 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Exhibition Openings Degas and the Dance Oct. 15, 2015-Jan. 10, 2016, Canaday Gallery “People call me the painter of dancing girls,” Edgar Degas once told Paris art dealer Ambroise Vollard. “It has never occurred to them that my chief interest in dancers lies in rendering movement and painting pretty clothes.” Indeed, in ballerinas Degas (1834-1917) […]

Fall Class Registration Underway At Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Monday, August 17th, 2015

Explore your creativity this fall at the Toledo Museum of Art, which offers classes for every age, every experience level and every schedule. All classes and workshops are related to works of art in the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions. Students will visit the galleries, learn about some of the iconic works of art and […]

Ramp Closures Affect Access to TMA

Posted on Friday, August 14th, 2015

Beginning Friday, August 14, several ramps along eastbound I-475 and southbound I-75 will be closed for variable amounts of time, impeding access to the Toledo Museum of Art. For the last travel information, visit the Ohio Department of Transportation website.  Here’s the latest information on ramp closures and lane restrictions directly affecting Museum traffic: For visitors traveling […]