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Legacies of Degas and Toledo Ballet Celebrated with Special Exhibition at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Thursday, September 24th, 2015

The lasting appeal and impact of ballet and a great Impressionist artist are celebrated in Degas and the Dance, a new Toledo Museum of Art exhibitionopening in October. In 1928 the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) made its first acquisition with endowed funds from its founder, Edward Drummond Libbey. It was a vibrant pastel of […]

Museum to Close Levis Galleries in Preparation for Special Exhibition, Eventual Renovation

Posted on Monday, September 21st, 2015

One of the best collections of 18th-century European painting, sculpture and decorative arts in an American museum will be on the move, but Toledo art lovers won’t have to travel far to see these treasures. The Toledo Museum of Art announced that today, Monday, Sept. 21, it will be closing its suite of galleries on […]

Toledo Museum of Art’s Fall Masters Series Includes a Smithsonian Leader, Degas Expert

Posted on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

This fall, two national museum leaders will take the Peristyle stage as part of the Toledo Museum of Art’s Masters Series. Johnnetta Cole, director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art and a longtime educator and humanitarian, will speak on Oct. 8. Then on Dec. 10, George T.M. Shackelford, deputy director of the […]

Toledo Museum of Art Names New Director of Education and Engagement

Posted on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Michael Deetsch has been named the Emma Leah Bippus director of education and engagement by the Toledo Museum of Art. Deetsch joined the staff as assistant director of education in 2013 and became interim director of education when his predecessor, Kathy Danko-McGhee, left to devote full time to educational research. “As interim director Mike demonstrated solid leadership […]

October 2015 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Exhibition Openings Degas and the Dance Oct. 15, 2015-Jan. 10, 2016, Canaday Gallery “People call me the painter of dancing girls,” Edgar Degas once told Paris art dealer Ambroise Vollard. “It has never occurred to them that my chief interest in dancers lies in rendering movement and painting pretty clothes.” Indeed, in ballerinas Degas (1834-1917) […]

Fall Class Registration Underway At Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Monday, August 17th, 2015

Explore your creativity this fall at the Toledo Museum of Art, which offers classes for every age, every experience level and every schedule. All classes and workshops are related to works of art in the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions. Students will visit the galleries, learn about some of the iconic works of art and […]

Ramp Closures Affect Access to TMA

Posted on Friday, August 14th, 2015

Beginning Friday, August 14, several ramps along eastbound I-475 and southbound I-75 will be closed for variable amounts of time, impeding access to the Toledo Museum of Art. For the last travel information, visit the Ohio Department of Transportation website.  Here’s the latest information on ramp closures and lane restrictions directly affecting Museum traffic: For visitors traveling […]

RedBall Project Toledo Locations Announced

Posted on Thursday, August 6th, 2015

The much-anticipated arrival of artist Kurt Perschke’s RedBall Project will take place Aug. 14, 2015 at the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion. Part of the Museum’s Play Time exhibition, the RedBall Project is a 250-pound red, inflated sculptural installation that has been squeezed into unexpected spaces in cities across the globe – Abu Dhabi, […]

Toledo Museum of Art Acquires Rare Early 20th-Century Photography Magazine Camera Work

Posted on Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

A rare set of every edition of Camera Work, the seminal journal that helped establish photography as fine art, has been added to the Toledo Museum of Art collection. The periodical was edited from 1903 to 1917 by Alfred Stieglitz, an artist who worked tirelessly within the then-emerging medium of photography. It featured high-quality photogravures […]

Play Time Volunteers Needed

Posted on Friday, July 31st, 2015

This is a truly unique part time opportunity to be apart of the Play Time exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art. The role’s primary focus will be to monitor customer interaction with several works of art featured in the exhibition, including Harmonic Motion, a colorful, multi-sensory playground that allows children and adults to climb and play inside […]