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The Great Art Escape Returns Dec. 26-31 to the Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

The Toledo Museum of Art’s holiday tradition continues this year. The Great Art Escape offers a number of special programs planned for Dec. 26-31. Bring family and friends to this annual event for live performances, art activities, flashlight tours and more. While enjoying these outstanding programs, visitors can also explore TMA’s current exhibitions, Glorious Splendor: […]

December 2017 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Monday, November 13th, 2017

Holiday Hours: Dec. 24: Noon-5 p.m. Dec. 25: Closed Dec. 31: Noon-5 p.m. Jan. 1: Closed Pop-Up Museum Café Hours Dec. 26 and 27: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 28 and 29: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 30: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 31: Noon-4 p.m. Enjoy a special menu, prepared by TMA Executive Chef Joe Felix, in […]

Nov. 13 Art Minute: Hendrick Terbrugghen, The Supper at Emmaus

Posted on Monday, November 13th, 2017

According to the Gospel of Saint Luke, after the death of Christ, two of his disciples traveling on the road to Emmaus met a stranger and invited him to join them. At supper, he blessed bread and broke it to give to the disciples. They saw immediately that the stranger was Christ risen from the […]

Nov. 6 Art Minute: Jan Davidsz. de Heem, ‘Still Life with a View of the Sea’

Posted on Monday, November 6th, 2017

Jan Davidsz. de Heem presents a luscious meal painted with such mouth-watering detail that we can see the knife marks on the sliced ham and want to feel the dimples on the lemon (but please don’t!). The placement of the table suggests that we have just pulled up a chair and are ready to eat. […]

Oct. 30 Art Minute: Maurice Denis, “Le Voyage d’Urien (The Voyage of Urien)”

Posted on Monday, October 30th, 2017

Produced as a collaborative endeavor between artist Maurice Denis and writer André Gide, Le Voyage d’Urien (The Voyage of Urien) is regarded as a masterpiece of Art Nouveau design. Featuring 30 color lithographs and one wood engraving (the cover), it represents one of the first modern efforts to consider the harmonious relationship of illustrations to […]

November 2017 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Exhibition Opening Glorious Splendor: Treasures of Early Christian Art Nov. 18, 2017–Feb. 17, 2018 Christian art borrowed heavily from non-Christian traditions in terms of its techniques, media, style and iconography. Glorious Splendor: Treasures of Early Christian Art traces these continuities through the most remarkable objects of the period: precious stones, metals and jewelry. The exhibition […]

Oct. 23 Art Minute: Hermine David, “Cressida”

Posted on Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Based loosely on a Trojan War character found in Homer’s Iliad (8th century BCE), Cressida’s modern-day persona stems from medieval and Renaissance retellings of her story as a love triangle. As popularized in works by Geoffrey Chaucer (1343–1500) and William Shakespeare (1564–1616), Cressida pledges her love to Trojan prince Troilus. After she is traded in […]

Rare exhibition of Late Roman masterpieces opens at the Toledo Museum of Art next month

Posted on Monday, October 23rd, 2017

For the first time since its founding in 1901, the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) will present a special exhibition of Late Roman artwork, focusing on the period from the second century B.C. to the seventh century. The majority of the approximately 30 masterpieces – glittering gold and silver, spectacular oversize carved garnets and rubies […]

Museum Place Residences Community Conversations Scheduled

Posted on Friday, October 20th, 2017

The Toledo Museum of Art has announced the first set of dates and venues for community conversations regarding the Museum Place Residences. Community members and Museum stakeholders are invited to attend and provide feedback on how to best utilize the buildings. Information on additional dates will be made available at toledomuseum.org and shared on the […]

Oct. 16 Art Minute: Pablo Picasso, Les Metamorphoses

Posted on Monday, October 16th, 2017

Ancient Roman writer Ovid’s Metamorphoses, a collection of more than 250 separate myths loosely linked by the theme of transformation, provided Pablo Picasso his first opportunity in illustrated book form to engage with classical antiquity in a visually expressive, modern fashion. Though written in 8 CE in the grand style of classical poetry, Ovid’s epic […]