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March 2014 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Continuing Exhibitions The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden Feb. 13–May 11, Canaday Gallery The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden presents 100 paintings, photographs, drawings and sculptures, many never before exhibited outside Paris, on loan from the vast collections of the Musée du Louvre, Musée Carnavalet, Palace of Versailles and other museums and private […]

Museum Will Be Closed Wednesday, February 5

Posted on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Due to the current weather conditions, the Toledo Museum of Art will be closed today, Wednesday, February 5. All evening art classes have been canceled as well. The Museum will reopen Thursday, February 6, weather permitting. As things progress, please check the Museum’s website, Facebook page and Twitter account for the latest information regarding operating hours.

Art In Bloom Call for Entries

Posted on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Non-professional floral arrangers are invited to participate in Art In Bloom, sponsored by the Museum Ambassadors. This four-day event blossoms May 8-11, 2014. Local garden clubs and individuals are invited to create a floral arrangement inspired by a pre-selected work of art in the TMA permanent collection. Arrangements will be on display near the works […]

Literacy Goes Beyond Books in Museum and Library’s Innovative New Program

Posted on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

The Toledo Museum of Art and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library will begin engaging their smallest patrons in a new way when a sensory literacy program for toddlers debuts in February. ToddlerTime Tours, a two-part, multi-sensory experience that brings books as well as art to life for children ages 18 to 36 months, will serve […]

Ancient Art Expert To Discuss the Evolution of Christ’s Image

Posted on Friday, January 17th, 2014

How do we know what Jesus looked like? The Toledo Museum of Art’s Adam Levine, Ph.D., an ancient art expert, will explore this question during a free talk titled The Image of Christ in Late Antiquity at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24 in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. Jesus has long been imagined […]

Remembering Studio Glass Pioneer Brian Lonsway (1940–2001)

Posted on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Brian Lonsway was always something of a showman. His 1970s glassblowing demos were spectacles, drawing attention to a then-new artistic medium. He’d walk down Monroe Street behind a trailer equipped with a glass furnace and working bench, hopping on and off the rig with his glassblowing pipe, a gregarious artist putting on his own live […]

Fragonard Masterpieces to be Reunited in Toledo After 25 Years

Posted on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

The original wardrobe malfunction might have originated more than 250 years ago, at the hands of a 20-something Frenchman named Jean-Honoré Fragonard. Fragonard was only beginning to discover his niche as a portrayer of thinly veiled eroticism when he painted an errant body part peeking out from his subject’s frilly 18th-century dress. The resulting work […]

Applications Being Accepted for Art Travel Scholarship

Posted on Monday, January 13th, 2014

From photography in Thailand to Egyptian coffins at the University of Pennsylvania, the Toledo Museum of Art’s Palmer Scholarship has helped area art students explore their interests more deeply. Now, the Museum is inviting the next generation of artists, photographers and others pursuing an art-related education to apply for the $8,000 award, which covers the […]

Toledo Museum of Art 2014 Major Exhibitions

Posted on Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Varujan Boghosian Dec. 13, 2013–May 25, 2014 Wolfe Gallery Mezzanine Where some see relics of the past, Varujan Boghosian sees material for his next sculpture or collage. The Armenian-American artist’s poetic works use objects such as children’s toys, vintage paper and shoes. His work is seen at such noted institutions as the Museum of Modern […]

The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden Brings Romantic Paris to the Midwest

Posted on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

When it comes to daily life in the capital of France, the Tuileries Garden has always been something of a theater, the stage for everything from the political intrigue of 17th-century royals to the leisure activities of 21st-century citizens. Now, the Parisian park can be experienced at the Toledo Museum of Art with the major […]