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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 […]

Artwork of the Week: October 26

Posted on Friday, October 26th, 2012

This Fall, the Artwork of the Week celebrates the Museum’s “Season of Portraiture.” Painted around the time of her marriage to King Philip II of Spain, this portrait of Elizabeth of Valois, daughter of King Henri II of France, captures not only her noble bearing and splendid costume, but also a hint of a lively […]

Student Art Sale: Friday & Saturday

Posted on Thursday, October 25th, 2012

The Museum’s annual student/staff art sale takes place this Friday and Saturday in Classroom 133. Members can shop from noon-5 p.m. with their membership card and the general public is invited to shop from 5-9 p.m. on Friday and 10-4 on Saturday. This is a great opportunity to get inexpensive, yet quality, glass pieces, jewelry, […]

Artwork of the Week: October 19

Posted on Friday, October 19th, 2012

This Fall, the Artwork of the Week celebrates the Museum’s “Season of Portraiture.” Known for self-indulgence and a weak administration, Lucius Verus (130–169 CE, ruled 161–169 CE) was overshadowed by his extremely popular adopted brother Marcus Aurelius. The two shared imperial power for 8 years in the first joint administration in the history of the […]

Lights, Camera, Costumes!

Posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Come to the Museum on Oct. 27 to take part in the glamour of Hollywood by dressing up as one of the icons included in the Made in Hollywood exhibition or a movie star of today. Participants will receive free admission to the show as well as walk the red carpet, have their photo taken […]

Main Parking Lot Re-opens

Posted on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

The main parking lot (Lot #1) is now open for visitor parking as construction nears completion. The entrance is now located via W. Woodruff near the community garden on Glenwood. New features in the lot include pedestrian ramps for better wheelchair and stroller access as well as a covered walkway running the length of the […]

TSO Presents Francophile Festival

Posted on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Manet: Portraying Life, now on view at the Toledo Museum of Art, is the inspiration for the Toledo Symphony Orchestra’s Francophile Festival at 8 p.m. on Oct. 19–20 in the Peristyle. French Romanticists Chabrier, Franck and Belioz were all gifted contemporaries of Édouard Manet. Pianist Frances Renzi returns to Toledo for a performance of Franck’s […]

Masters Series Evening on Thursday

Posted on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Make it a Masters Series Evening at the Museum this Thursday, Oct. 11. Gary Tinterow, newly named director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and former curator of European paintings at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, will discuss Édouard Manet’s fondness for Spanish art and for the artist Diego Velázquez in particular. The […]

Artwork of the Week: October 5

Posted on Friday, October 5th, 2012

This fall, Artwork of the Week celebrates the Museum’s “Season of Portraiture.” Born Justine Pilloy, Alice Ozy (1820–1893) became a well-known Music Hall actress in Paris. She also became a famous, wealthy courtesan, counting among her ardent admirers such French luminaries as artist Gustave Doré, writer Victor Hugo, and Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte, nephew of Napoleon and […]