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Dates for 95th Toledo Area Artists Exhibition Announced

Posted on Thursday, October 24th, 2013

The 95th Annual Toledo Area Artists Exhibition will take place November 21, 2014-January 3, 2015. This juried exhibition features works of art by artists located in Northwest Ohio and the surrounding area. Applications will be accepted in Summer 2014. Additional details regarding the exhibition will be announced soon.

Veterans Glassblowing Day is Nov. 9

Posted on Thursday, October 17th, 2013

On Saturday, Nov. 9 TMA will be participating in a national movement called Veterans Glassblowing Day whose mission is to provide US Veterans with a free opportunity to experience glassblowing.  The intention is to expose veterans to a potentially marketable skill, create joy through artistic expression, and build community. A limited number of free hands […]

Newly Installed Netsuke Collection to Open October 4

Posted on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

The Toledo Museum of Art’s netsuke collection, one of the largest in North America, is newly installed in its entirety in conjunction with the Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints exhibition. Netsuke were something of a sartorial necessity that grew into their own art form. While traditional Japanese garments like kimono were beautiful, they lacked one important utilitarian element: pockets. Rather than […]

Fresh Impressions Exhibition Opening Event Features Japanese Dancers

Posted on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

A Variety of Special Programming Planned Throughout Fall Japanese films, guest presentations and a woodblock printing workshop are among the special programs planned in conjunction with Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints, a major fall exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art. The opening event for Fresh Impressions is from 7–9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. […]

Robert Edsel to Discuss Hollywood Film Adaptation of ‘Monuments Men’

Posted on Monday, September 30th, 2013

How does art survive war? It was the question on Robert Edsel’s mind as he toured Italy in the late 1990s. Gazing at centuries of cultural heritage created by the likes of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, he wondered how the works of art endured World War II unscathed. What he learned resulted in a […]

Docent Leader Endows Position at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Emma Leah Bippus (1913–2011), a noted former docent leader at the Toledo Museum of Art, has bequeathed her estate to create an endowed staff position, the Emma Leah Bippus Director of Education. The post, now held by Dr. Kathy Danko-McGhee, is a fitting choice for Bippus considering her tireless advocacy for learning throughout her nearly three […]

Erwin Redl Panel Discussion Scheduled for September 19

Posted on Monday, September 16th, 2013

Erwin Redl is a resident artist in TMA’s Guest Artist Pavilion Project (GAPP) and his ethereal work of art, aptly titled Floating, in Silence was installed in the Glass Pavilion earlier this summer. Producing and installing Floating, in Silence required tedious work by Redl and a team of assistants. TMA Associate Director Amy Gilman leads a discussion […]

Apollo Society Selects Works by Global Contemporary Artists

Posted on Friday, September 13th, 2013

The Toledo Museum of Art has added five new works by leading-edge international artists to its collection, two of which are sculptures by El Anatsui and Yinka Shonibare. Three of the works were purchased for TMA by The Apollo Society, a group of donors that generously supports the Museum through art acquisition. Objects are purchased […]

Toledo Museum of Art Names Mellon Fellow

Posted on Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Dr. Halona Norton-Westbrook of the San Francisco Bay Area has been named the third post-doctoral Mellon Fellow at the Toledo Museum of Art. The fellowship program, underwritten by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, enables participants to learn the Museum’s inner workings firsthand as part of the executive staff. “Thanks to the generosity […]

Jazz Trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis Visits TMA Thursday

Posted on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, a member of one of the most notable families in the music industry, will visit the Toledo Museum of Art on Thursday, August 29. At 2 p.m., Marsalis will entertain families with a reading of his newly released children’s picture book, No Cell Phone Day, which tells what happens when Marsalis’ daughter […]