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Posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

It’s spooky how time flies! Get ready now for a popular trick-or-treat holiday by checking out  the attached wrap-up of Halloween Highlights 2011 at the Toledo Museum of Art.

FREE “Green Energy Ohio” Tours at TMA

Posted on Monday, September 26th, 2011

TMA has completed the second phase of a project to install solar panels on the roof of the main building. Last spring, 1,400 solar panels joined the 1,450 installed in 2008, now covering 60% of the building and making the 202 kilowatt system on the roof one of the largest solar panel installations in the […]

TAA Exhibition Ending Soon

Posted on Monday, September 19th, 2011

If you haven’t yet seen the amazing artwork in this year’s Toledo Area Artists Exhibition, or if you’d like one more look, now’s the time! This year’s TAA show in Canaday Gallery ends Sunday, Sept. 25. All 66 works of art can also be seen in the online catalogue.

Artist Residency Workshop Offered

Posted on Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

TMA and the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo are offering a free workshop from 3:30–5:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Museum for visual artists, writers, composers, performance artists and others to hear about hundreds of artist residency opportunities across the United States and elsewhere. Learn what distinguishes various residency programs, the best way to apply […]

Figure of a Woman Carrying a Child

Posted on Friday, September 2nd, 2011

The Toledo Museum of Art’s Apollo Society has acquired Figure of a Woman Carrying a Child, a wooden sculpture from the Tabwa peoples in central Africa dating to pre-1880. The subject’s short, bent legs, rounded hips covered by a fiber skirt, elongated neck and torso, pierced ears and cap-like braided hairstyle are indicative of the […]

La Grande Odalisque, by Lalla Essaydi

Posted on Friday, September 2nd, 2011

The Toledo Museum of Art’s Apollo Society has acquired the compelling photograph La Grande Odalisque, by Lalla Essaydi, which references Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres’ famous 1814 reclining nude, La Grande Odalisque. That oil painting, residing in the Louvre in Paris, belongs to a genre that came to be known as Orientalism. The term describes the exotic and […]

Museum Announces Education Department Appointments

Posted on Friday, August 19th, 2011

Three Toledo area women have been named to positions in the recently reorganized education department at the Toledo Museum of Art, Director Brian Kennedy has announced. Following a national search, Dr. Katherina Danko-McGhee joins the staff as director of education, and Dr. Leanne Gilbertson becomes curator of education, both effective Aug. 29.  In addition, staff […]

Museum Receives $500,000 Mellon Foundation Grant

Posted on Monday, August 8th, 2011

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to the Toledo Museum of Art for the design and implementation of a postdoctoral fellowship program that addresses one of the singular challenges facing the field today—preparing tomorrow’s museum leaders. The new program is unusual in that it blends curatorial work with the interdisciplinary nature […]

Facebook Photo Contest Closes Aug. 7 at Noon

Posted on Monday, July 25th, 2011

Vote for your favorite photographers who submitted photos in the “Pride of Toledo” Facebook Photo Contest. Local residents submitted their best shots of Toledo-related scenes. Now it’s your turn to choose the best of the best. Vote up for up to three photographers per day through August 7 at noon. Visit our Facebook page and […]

Frank Stella Exhibition Closes July 24

Posted on Monday, July 18th, 2011

One week remains to see Frank Stella: Irregular Polygons! Since its opening last spring, this powerful exhibition has received praise from visitors from coast to coast. “If ever a group of paintings embodied the truism that seeing authentic artworks in the flesh is far more powerful than seeing them in reproductions, it’s the Irregular Polygons […]