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Crossing Cultures to Feature Aboriginal Art

Posted on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

TMA will introduce artworks from the other side of the globe to a new audience when Crossing Cultures: The Owen and Wagner Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Art from the Hood Museum of Art goes on view April 11–July 14, 2013. Crossing Cultures explores more than 100 works of contemporary Indigenous art from Australia spanning […]

January 2013 Programs

Posted on Monday, December 3rd, 2012

January’s public programs are now available for viewing. Note that the Museum will be open on December 31 and January 1 from noon to 8 p.m. for the final two days of Manet: Portraying Life. For the remainder of the month you can enjoy programs related to the Made in Hollywood exhibition. Join us Jan. […]

Artwork of the Week: November 30

Posted on Friday, November 30th, 2012

This Fall, the Artwork of the Week celebrates the Museum’s “Season of Portraiture.” One of the most important and influential African American photographers of the 20th century, James Van Der Zee worked as a commercial photographer documenting the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 30s in New York City with his portraits of Harlem citizens. […]

Museum Acquires Jaume Plensa Sculpture

Posted on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

TMA has acquired Spiegel, a large, two-part stainless steel sculpture by acclaimed Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa. Showcased last year at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in West Bretton, Wakefield, UK, the work is installed in the Welles Sculpture Garden near the intersection of Monroe Street and Collingwood. The word spiegel means reflective image in German, and […]

Posted on Monday, November 19th, 2012

Fine art books, exhibition catalogs, jewelry and one-of-a-kind works of art from the Toledo Museum of Art’s Museum Store featuring Collector’s Corner make delightful presents. Museum membership also is a welcome gift that brings enjoyment all year long. And, how about tucking tickets to the current special exhibitions Manet: Portraying Life or Made in Hollywood: […]

Museum Wins Glass Award

Posted on Monday, November 19th, 2012

This year, the Toledo Museum of Art was chosen to receive the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass’s annual award for its contribution to the Studio Glass Movement by hosting the 1962 Toledo Workshops; for its important and sustained contribution to the preservation of the history of art made from glass; and for the creation, promotion […]

Artwork of the Week: November 16

Posted on Friday, November 16th, 2012

This Fall, the Artwork of the Week celebrates the Museum’s “Season of Portraiture.” A portrait doesn’t necessarily have to be of a person. This bright-eyed terrier—evidently a much beloved pet—is alive with the personality of an individual animal. Webbe depicted seemingly every hair on the dog, every blade of grass, and every blossom with microscopic focus. The White […]

Artwork of the Week: November 9

Posted on Friday, November 9th, 2012

This Fall, the Artwork of the Week celebrates the Museum’s “Season of Portraiture.” Although the identities of the man and woman in this portrait are unknown, the painting was probably meant to commemorate their liaison, possibly even their marriage. The cupid-like boy holding an apple is an allusion to the theme of love, perhaps suggesting […]

Artwork of the Week: November 2

Posted on Friday, November 2nd, 2012

This Fall, the Artwork of the Week celebrates the Museum’s “Season of Portraiture.” Resplendent with pearls, gold, jewels, lace, red wig, and ostrich-feather fan, England’s Queen Elizabeth I (reigned 1558–1603) is a dazzling and commanding figure in this portrait. She had only a few official portraits painted throughout her reign, which then served as the […]

Parking Lot Renovation Complete

Posted on Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Our newly renovated main parking lot is complete. The good news is that we have beautiful, safe parking with a solar power-generating canopy that offers partial protection from the elements, a sidewalk with automatic ice melting features, and much better handicap accessibility. The new solar array can generate up to 30 percent of the power […]