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Slow Art Day is Saturday, April 9, 2016 at TMA

Posted on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Take a little time to enjoy art. That’s what the Toledo Museum of Art is inviting area residents to do April 9, 2016 on Slow Art Day. TMA is joining more than 170 other art venues for the international observance that encourages people to take their time to look at art and discuss their observations with […]

Keep Looking: Fred Tomaselli’s Birds Exhibition Opens As Region Prepares for Biggest Week in American Birding

Posted on Monday, April 4th, 2016

The Toledo Museum of Art is offering a special treat for tourists and area residents alike by presenting another in its series of free exhibitions devoted to bird-related art. Keep Looking: Fred Tomaselli’s Birds opens April 29 and will continue through Aug. 7, 2016, in Gallery 6. The show’s opening coincides with the Biggest Week […]

Hot Spot: Contemporary Glass from Private Collections On View April 15-Sept. 18, 2016 at TMA Glass Pavilion

Posted on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

A rare opportunity to see more than 80 modern works of studio glass from private and corporate collections is being offered in a special exhibition this spring and summer at the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) Glass Pavilion®. Hot Spot: Contemporary Glass from Private Collections, which opens April 15 and continues through Sept. 18, 2016, […]

Timeless Topics: Love in the Old Masters

Posted on Monday, March 28th, 2016

Program Details FREE Curator Talk: Timeless Topics: Love in the Old Masters, Part 2 with Curator Larry Nichols April 8: 7 p.m., Great Gallery and Gallery 19 Larry Nichols, the William Hutton senior curator of European and American painting and sculpture before 1900, continues his exploration of the contemporary relevance of old master paintings in […]

Ladle Made for 1904 Saint Louis World’s Fair Reunited With Famous Libbey Punch Bowl at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Monday, March 21st, 2016

A massive cut-glass punch bowl produced as a showstopper for the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair and its matching silver and glass ladle have been reunited after being separated for 111 years. The Libbey Glass Company punch bowl and matching cups have been part of the collection at the Toledo Museum of Art since 1946. […]

This Week at TMA: Mar. 22–27, 2016

Posted on Sunday, March 20th, 2016

This Week’s Highlights Curator Talk: “Cocktail Shakers and Martini Glasses: The History of Barware” with Jutta Page Mar. 24: 6 p.m., GlasSalon The Toledo Symphony Orchestra’s presentation of the band Pink Martini seemed the perfect opportunity to investigate why the martini glass looks the way it does. Jutta Page, TMA’s curator of glass and decorative arts, […]

This Week at TMA: Mar. 15–20, 2016

Posted on Monday, March 14th, 2016

This Week’s Highlights Lecture: Greg Smith, “Disappearing Ink! Unraveling the Fading of a Modern Design Object” Mar. 18: 6 p.m., Little Theater It had only been in the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s collection for a year but the contemporary vase had become badly faded. This transformation piqued Otto N. Frensel III Senior Conservation Scientist Greg Smith’s […]

Cocktail Shakers and Martini Glasses: The History of Barware

Posted on Monday, March 14th, 2016

Free Curator Lecture March 24: 6 p.m., GlasSalon Jutta Page, the Toledo Museum of Art’s senior curator of glass and decorative arts, along with Toledo mixologist Jim Moore, will examine the history of barware and the multitude of functional glass objects used in the creation and serving of the perfect cocktail. The event is free […]

L.A. Startup The Noun Project Comes to TMA

Posted on Monday, March 14th, 2016

People, places, objects, concepts—what drawings can be understood to symbolize these things around the world, regardless of language barriers? That is the question Los Angeles-based start-up the Noun Project seeks to answer, crowdsourcing an online library of free, downloadable icons that visualize ideas as lofty as love and as humdrum as dry cleaning. Since their […]

April 2016 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Exhibition Openings Hot Spot: Contemporary Glass from Private Collections April 15–Sept. 18, 2016, Glass Pavilion Some of the most stunning works of art in glass from private collections, many of them promised gifts to the Toledo Museum of Art collection, have been assembled for this celebratory exhibition. Featuring more than 80 works, Hot Spot coincides with […]