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Artwork of the Week: December 14

Posted on Friday, December 14th, 2012

The Artwork of the Week is celebrating the Museum’s “Season of Portraiture.” Following ancient precedent for images of powerful rulers, France’s Sun King, Louis XIV (reigned 1643–1715), is shown wearing Roman military dress and the imperial cloak and riding without saddle or stirrups (a reference to his control of the state). On his breastplate is […]

TSA Students Assist on Docent Tours

Posted on Thursday, December 13th, 2012

TMA is partnering with the Toledo School for the Arts in a new program which trains students to assist veteran docents on tours. Four students were selected to participate in the pilot program and went through a year-long training process to assist with tours of the international exhibition Manet: Portraying Life. Due to the success […]

Manet Ends New Year’s Day

Posted on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

The final day to see Manet: Portraying Life will be January 1, 2013. Co-organized with the Royal Academy of Arts, London, the exhibition brings together nearly 40 portraits by Manet and numerous photographs on loan from museums in Europe, North America and Japan. Critics have called the show a “must-see” exhibition. Tickets to the exhibition […]

The Great Art Escape 2012

Posted on Monday, December 10th, 2012

Plan to join us for the annual Great Art Escape during the week before the New Year’s holiday (Dec. 26–30). Each day offers different programs, including music and dance performances, storytelling, drawing in the galleries and glassblowing demonstrations. Admission to the Museum and all of the activities is free. Parking is free for Museum members […]

Artwork of the Week: December 7

Posted on Friday, December 7th, 2012

In 1781 Captain John Lennox set sail for India and China on a ship commissioned by the British East India Company. Lennox was enamored of the young Elizabeth Graham (1764–1832). According to family tradition, he took miniature portraits of both her and her twin sister, Christian (1764–1847), with him to China and commissioned reverse-painted mirror […]

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: […]