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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 […]

Glenwood Ave. Closed

Posted on Monday, March 26th, 2012

A street resurfacing project on Grove Place will require the closing of Glenwood near Monroe Street for several weeks. Visitors should enter to Grove Place via the Monroe/Collingwood area.

Volunteers Needed for Girl Scout Night at the Museum

Posted on Friday, March 9th, 2012

Calling Museum fans and helpful hands! On May 5-6, TMA needs your help as we host “Girl Scout Night at the Museum” to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the national organization. On this weekend, 2000 Scouts will converge here – where the charter of the first Girl Scout council in the U.S. was signed – […]

Family Center Now Open Fridays

Posted on Friday, February 17th, 2012

The TMA Family Center is now open during It’s Friday! In addition to Sundays (noon-5:30) and Tues/Thurs (10:30-3:30), this free art center for kids up to age 10 and their families is open on Fridays  from 3:30-8 p.m. See our calendar for weekly themes.

Art Hours, Glassblowing Demos Resume

Posted on Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

After a month of closure to install new furnaces, the Glass Pavilion Hot Shops have re-opened with the full schedule of daily glassblowing demonstrations (free) and Art Hours glass-making classes ($15 members/$30 nonmembers). This month’s Art Hours feature glass hearts and Mardi Gras beads. Call 419-254-5771 ext. 7448 for tickets.