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Artwork of the Week: May 18

Posted on Friday, May 18th, 2012

Dr. John T. Biggers was a gifted, narrative artist widely acclaimed for his complex, symbolic compositions based on African American and African cultural themes. Featured in an exhibition curated by University of Toledo students, this brightly colored print uses West African symbolism to play on the metaphor of four African American women who, almost literally, […]

Add Your Portrait to “Faces of TMA”

Posted on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Hundreds of photos of Toledo Museum of Art community members of all ages—visitors, supporters, volunteers, staff—will make up a free exhibition this fall. This collective portrait of our community will be installed in a floor-to-ceiling “salon hang” in the large Gallery 1 off Libbey Court. If you’d like to be part of Museum People, stop […]

Artwork of the Week: May 11

Posted on Friday, May 11th, 2012

In honor of Mother’s Day, we highlight this portrait of 30-year-old Mrs. Mary Cholmondeley (pronounced in the British style as “Chumley”) and her young, adoring son—one of five children she would have with the prominent Reverend Robert Cholmondeley. Though born into a humble Irish family, Mary commanded social attention in London, where it was said […]

Artwork of the Week: May 4

Posted on Friday, May 4th, 2012

Celebrate May and the approach of summer with this charming painting of six children seated in a field making flower garlands. Not normally on view in the Museum’s galleries, it has been installed in Gallery 33 for the month of May. The Museum’s founder, Edward Drummond Libbey, gave the painting to TMA in 1912.  Evert […]

Join us for Girl Scouts Anniversary Ceremony

Posted on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the U.S. Five years later, the organization’s first charter was signed on the steps of the Toledo Museum of Art. This Saturday, local Scouts reconvene at TMA for an anniversary celebration. The public is invited to join us at 4 p.m. for the dedication ceremony […]

Manet Portraiture Show Announced

Posted on Friday, April 27th, 2012

An exhibition of portraits by acclaimed French artist Edouard Manet, sometimes referred to as “the father of Impressionism,” opens October 7 at the Toledo Museum of Art, the exclusive North American venue for Manet: Portraying Life. Nearly 40 portraits by the artist, in addition to numerous photographs, will be featured. Toledo to Host Manet Portraiture […]

Artwork of the Week: April 27

Posted on Friday, April 27th, 2012

Ansel Adams wrote of capturing this iconic image: “I was stunned by the vision of Mount McKinley …  It is a vast, magnificent mountain, presenting complex challenges to the photographer.  At about 1:30 a.m. as the sun rose, the clouds lifted and the mountain glowed an incredible shade of pink.  Laid out in front of […]

Paid summer internships available

Posted on Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

The Museum is pleased to offer several paid internships for college students who are pursuing degrees related to communications, photojournalism, and computer science. The full-time positions run for 12 weeks starting in July. Find the descriptions here: http://www.toledomuseum.org/about/jobs-volunteer/internships/

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.