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La Grande Odalisque, by Lalla Essaydi

Posted on Friday, September 2nd, 2011

The Toledo Museum of Art’s Apollo Society has acquired the compelling photograph La Grande Odalisque, by Lalla Essaydi, which references Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres’ famous 1814 reclining nude, La Grande Odalisque. That oil painting, residing in the Louvre in Paris, belongs to a genre that came to be known as Orientalism. The term describes the exotic and […]

Museum Announces Education Department Appointments

Posted on Friday, August 19th, 2011

Three Toledo area women have been named to positions in the recently reorganized education department at the Toledo Museum of Art, Director Brian Kennedy has announced. Following a national search, Dr. Katherina Danko-McGhee joins the staff as director of education, and Dr. Leanne Gilbertson becomes curator of education, both effective Aug. 29.  In addition, staff […]

Museum Receives $500,000 Mellon Foundation Grant

Posted on Monday, August 8th, 2011

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to the Toledo Museum of Art for the design and implementation of a postdoctoral fellowship program that addresses one of the singular challenges facing the field today—preparing tomorrow’s museum leaders. The new program is unusual in that it blends curatorial work with the interdisciplinary nature […]

Facebook Photo Contest Closes Aug. 7 at Noon

Posted on Monday, July 25th, 2011

Vote for your favorite photographers who submitted photos in the “Pride of Toledo” Facebook Photo Contest. Local residents submitted their best shots of Toledo-related scenes. Now it’s your turn to choose the best of the best. Vote up for up to three photographers per day through August 7 at noon. Visit our Facebook page and […]

Frank Stella Exhibition Closes July 24

Posted on Monday, July 18th, 2011

One week remains to see Frank Stella: Irregular Polygons! Since its opening last spring, this powerful exhibition has received praise from visitors from coast to coast. “If ever a group of paintings embodied the truism that seeing authentic artworks in the flesh is far more powerful than seeing them in reproductions, it’s the Irregular Polygons […]

Pride of Toledo Facebook Photo Contest

Posted on Monday, July 11th, 2011

The “Pride of Toledo” Facebook Photo Contest is now underway! We’re looking for photographs taken by TMA’s Facebook friends celebrating Toledo and its culture, architecture, history, or iconic images. Digital images submitted should clearly be of Toledo. Up to three photos per entrant will be accepted starting July 11 through our Facebook page. Winners of […]

Acclaimed Glass Artists Visit TMA

Posted on Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Nature is the primary inspiration behind Ohio native Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen’s glass artistry. Her most recent work, in collaboration with her husband Jasen Johnsen, is a line of intricate owls and trees. The Johnsens, who are avid bird and nature watchers, reside in Washington State and teach sculpting classes throughout the world. Join them this Friday, […]

One more week for All Things Asian

Posted on Monday, June 27th, 2011

In All Things Asian in the Community Galleries, Asian artists from the University of Michigan, the University of Toledo, and Bowling Green State University have come together for an exhibition of diverse artwork in a variety of media and styles. A number of Asian nations are represented. Closes July 3.

Who Gets to Call it Art?

Posted on Monday, June 20th, 2011

Join us this Friday at 7:30 p.m. for a FREE film that’s a fascinating look at the birth of modern American art. In this romp through the New York City art scene of the ’60s, acclaimed artists like Frank Stella and James Rosenquist putter around downtown Manhattan, scraping together loose change for paint, canvas and […]

Wine Tastings Resume This Summer

Posted on Monday, June 13th, 2011

Our Wine by the Glass Pavilion tastings have resumed! Held most Fridays this summer, they include four wines, light snacks and a view of the Hot Shop. Drop in this Friday to sample Wines for the Barby. South American vinhos are featured the following week. Check our calendar for weekly themes. $15 members, $20 nonmembers.