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Join us for Girl Scouts Anniversary Ceremony

Posted on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the U.S. Five years later, the organization’s first charter was signed on the steps of the Toledo Museum of Art. This Saturday, local Scouts reconvene at TMA for an anniversary celebration. The public is invited to join us at 4 p.m. for the dedication ceremony […]

Manet Portraiture Show Announced

Posted on Friday, April 27th, 2012

An exhibition of portraits by acclaimed French artist Edouard Manet, sometimes referred to as “the father of Impressionism,” opens October 7 at the Toledo Museum of Art, the exclusive North American venue for Manet: Portraying Life. Nearly 40 portraits by the artist, in addition to numerous photographs, will be featured. Toledo to Host Manet Portraiture […]

Artwork of the Week: April 27

Posted on Friday, April 27th, 2012

Ansel Adams wrote of capturing this iconic image: “I was stunned by the vision of Mount McKinley …  It is a vast, magnificent mountain, presenting complex challenges to the photographer.  At about 1:30 a.m. as the sun rose, the clouds lifted and the mountain glowed an incredible shade of pink.  Laid out in front of […]

Paid summer internships available

Posted on Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

The Museum is pleased to offer several paid internships for college students who are pursuing degrees related to communications, photojournalism, and computer science. The full-time positions run for 12 weeks starting in July. Find the descriptions here: http://www.toledomuseum.org/about/jobs-volunteer/internships/

Seven Glass Vessels Acquired

Posted on Monday, April 23rd, 2012

The seven greenish-blue glass vessels recently acquired by TMA hail from the Toledo Workshops, two seminal events held in 1962 which would serve as the cradle of the American Studio Glass Movement. The vessels donated by Pat McGlauchlin, wife of the late Tom McGlauchlin, and by Toledoan Edith Franklin are among the few surviving works […]

TMA partners with Google

Posted on Monday, April 23rd, 2012

TMA is among 29 U.S. museums—and the only one in Ohio—invited to participate in the second phase of Google’s Art Project. More than 100 masterworks from the collection can be browsed by the artist’s name, artwork, type of art, collection and time period. Worldwide, 151 museums and university galleries in 40 nations are involved in the project.

Artwork of the Week: April 20

Posted on Friday, April 20th, 2012

For his remarkable Birds of America (1827–1838), John James Audubon produced life-size images of nearly 500 species. Standing at nearly 5 feet tall, the Whooping Crane was a challenge to fit onto the page. Audubon shows the bird feeding on baby alligators, its long neck bent to the ground. Even so, parts of the bird […]

Jules Olitski Show Opens May 31

Posted on Monday, April 16th, 2012

A major overview of work by acclaimed American painter Jules Olitski comes to the Toledo Museum of Art on May 31–Aug. 26, 2012. Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski brings together more than 30 significant paintings from public and private collections, highlighting important periods and themes of Olitski’s career. The traveling exhibition was organized by […]

Artwork of the Week: April 13

Posted on Friday, April 13th, 2012

The Classic Court has been closed since January for an exciting re-installation of the Museum’s choice collection of ancient art—but now it is open again to the public! This serene Egyptian portrait from a tomb wall is one of the hundreds of works of ancient art once again on view. Though no name survives with […]

Artwork of the Week: March 30

Posted on Friday, March 30th, 2012

2 Circle IV is one of a series of sculptures in which David Smith, considered perhaps the greatest American sculptor of the 20th century, explored the interaction between shape, color, and gesture. Smith worked as a welder and riveter in a Studebaker factory in 1925 before studying to be a painter. When he turned to […]