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Ekphrastic Poetry Contest Winners Selected

Posted on Monday, May 19th, 2014

The winners of the 2014 Ekphrastic Poetry Contest at the Toledo Museum of Art have been selected. Winning writers will receive their awards and share their work during a ceremony at 7 p.m. May 16 in the Museum’s Great Gallery. A reception will follow at 8 p.m. in the Green Room. Ekphrasis—literary writing about art—has […]

June 2014 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Exhibition Openings The Art of Video Games June 19–Sept. 28, Canaday Gallery Striking visual effects and the creative use of new technology in games take center stage in this cross-generational, interactive traveling exhibition. This groundbreaking exhibition is the first to examine video games as an art form. The exhibition features playable games, such as PacMan, […]

Palmer Scholarship Recipients Announced

Posted on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The recipients of the Toledo Museum of Art’s 2014 Palmer Scholarship have been selected. Wesley Brown of Bowling Green and Jennifer Giovannucci of Waterville will share the $8,000 prize to use toward travel expenses related to art study. Brown, a ceramics student at Bowling Green State University, will travel to China to visit the country’s […]

Circle 2445’s Kentucky Derby Party to Feature Southern Fare, Hat Contest

Posted on Friday, April 25th, 2014

Circle 2445’s annual Kentucky Derby party, replete with fanciful head adornments and mint juleps, returns to the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle on May 3 from 4:30–7:30 p.m. The event features a live screening of the thoroughbred race as well as a Southern-style menu, bourbon tasting, a game of bocce in the Welles Sculpture Garden, […]

Area Floral Designers Bring Their Artistic Talents to Art in Bloom May 8–11

Posted on Monday, April 21st, 2014

The artistic talents of area floral designers will be in the spotlight during Art in Bloom May 8–11 at the Toledo Museum of Art. A dozen professional florist and glass artist teams have collaborated on making one-of-a-kind vessels that are part of floral arrangements to be displayed throughout the Glass Pavilion. In the Main Museum, […]

The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden Exhibition Entering Final Days at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Friday, April 18th, 2014

Less than a month remains to see works of art from and inspired by the most famous park in Paris on view at the Toledo Museum of Art. The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden presents a rare chance to experience the design and art of a pivotal Parisian public space. The exhibition, organized by […]

Artist Sean Scully to Discuss Career, Inspiration in Masters Series Lecture

Posted on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Renowned abstract artist Sean Scully will appear in the Toledo Museum of Art’s Masters Series on May 1. Scully’s remarkable paintings of bars, blocks and stripes have earned him an international reputation. His work resides in the permanent collections of major museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Tate Gallery, London […]

The Art of Video Games at Toledo Museum of Art June 19–Sept. 28, 2014

Posted on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition, The Art of Video Games, travels to the Toledo Museum of Art this summer. An exploration of the first 40 years of the home console, from Atari VCS to PlayStation 3, the exhibition will be on view June 19–Sept. 28. Admission is free. Enabling the viewer to interact […]

Depictions of Birds by Audubon, Gould, Peterson, Sibley and Others Featured in New Exhibition

Posted on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Just as the sound of songbirds evokes springtime, the names John James Audubon, Alexander Wilson, John Gould and Roger Tory Peterson are synonymous with the finest representations of birds ever made. To welcome spring and the area’s annual Biggest Week in American Birding festival, the Toledo Museum of Art is presenting a special exhibition featuring […]

Flowers to Fill Museum During Art in Bloom Fundraising Event

Posted on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

A florist’s modus operandi is usually bouquet first, vase second. But florists will embark on a new creative challenge when they are paired with Toledo Museum of Art glassblowers for Art in Bloom, a four-day event that kicks off May 8. The florist/glass artist teams will collaborate creatively on vessels for their arrangements, from the […]