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Turning Thirty: The Apollo Society

Posted on Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Since 1986, it has had an influence on nearly every gallery of the Museum. Three decades on, The Apollo Society rings in its anniversary of giving. When Georgia Welles first arrived in her newly appointed hometown in 1956, the Chicago native did what any transplant would do: she struck up conversations with the city’s cab […]

Tickets for “Plensa at Twilight” Tours On Sale Now

Posted on Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Take an adults-only tour guided by a docent, where visitors will be given a flashlight to see the exhibition Jaume Plensa: Human Landscape in a new way – in the dark. Plensa at Twilight tours will take place June 30, July 28, and August 25. From 7 to 8 p.m., enjoy a happy hour, and […]

June 3 Art Minute: Probably J. & L. Lobmeyr, “Morning Glory Chandelier”

Posted on Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Made in the mid–1800s, this morning glory chandelier recalls floral chandeliers made with porcelain or painted tin blossoms that were fashionable in French-style chateaux in the 1700s. Since the morning glory flower blooms and dies within a single day, it came to symbolize love, affection, or mortality in the Victorian era. A drawing of a […]

July 2016 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Exhibition Openings I Approve This Message: Decoding Political Ads July 14-Nov. 8, 2016, Canaday Gallery Imagery, music, sound effects, camera angles and words convey the message of political ads – but are they speaking to your heart or your head? I Approve This Message: Decoding Political Ads explores emotional responses to political ads by decoding […]

Temporary Road Closure for Sculpture Installation

Posted on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Due to the installation of Paula, one of the outdoor sculptures featured in Jaume Plensa: Human Landscape, several areas of the Museum campus will be restricted Wednesday, June 1. Southbound Monroe Street in front of the Museum will be closed from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Traffic will be rerouted behind the Museum via Art Museum Drive. […]

Jaume Plensa’s Sculptures Featured in New Exhibition in the Galleries and on the Grounds of Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Works by one of Spain’s most celebrated contemporary artists will stretch across the Toledo Museum of Art’s galleries and grounds when Jaume Plensa: Human Landscape opens June 17. The major exhibition, which continues through Nov. 6, 2016, spotlights Plensa’s sculptures, drawings, paintings and installations that explore the human body in relation to landscape and language. […]

May 27 Art Minute: Greek, from Asia Minor (modern Turkey), “Gold Wreath”

Posted on Friday, May 27th, 2016

This lavish oak wreath is part of a set of gold jewelry that was made during the reign of Philip II (ruled 356–339 BCE), father of Alexander the Great. It reflects the wealth that poured into the court of Macedon as a result of the king’s conquests and the opening of new gold mines. Such […]

Call for Volunteers: James Joyce’s “Ulysses” Marathon Reading

Posted on Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Be a part of the worldwide celebration of the life of Irish author James Joyce with our marathon reading of  “Ulysses.” This marathon reading will take 32 hours stretched over six days, and invites lovers of literature to enjoy James Joyce’s prose aloud. The author’s “Ulysses,” considered a masterpiece of modernist literature, has endured as much […]

2016 Palmer Scholarship Recipients Announced

Posted on Monday, May 23rd, 2016

The recipients of the Toledo Museum of Art’s 2016 Palmer Scholarship have been selected. Hedyeh Elahinia, Erin Miller and Julie Schnell-Madden were each awarded a share of the $8,000 prize to use toward travel expenses related to art study. Elahinia, a University of Toledo student from Sylvania, will travel to northwest Iran to practice photography […]

Ekphrastic Poetry Contest Winners Selected

Posted on Monday, May 23rd, 2016

The winners of the 2016 Ekphrastic Poetry Contest at the Toledo Museum of Art have been selected. The winning poems are on display next to the art that inspired them in the Toledo Museum of Art galleries until September, and available online at Ekphrasis – literary writing about art – has been the theme […]