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Toledo Museum of Art Acquires 19th-century French Still Life

Posted on Monday, May 11th, 2015

A little-known but rewarding 19th-century oil painting by French artist Antoine Berjon (1754–1843) has been acquired by the Toledo Museum of Art through the generosity of a local couple. Still Life with Grapes, Chestnuts, Melons, and a Marble Cube was purchased from an art dealer in Lyon, France, for the permanent collection with funds given […]

Artwork of the Week: April 3

Posted on Friday, April 3rd, 2015

This seemingly simple arrangement engages the eye in so many complex and subtle ways. The painting is composed of contrasts and comparisons: the artist juxtaposes small, smooth, red grapes with large, rough, ridged melons. Spiky chestnut pods contrast with the sheen of a pair of exposed chestnuts. Unexpectedly, amongst these fruits and nuts of the […]

Exquisite Chandelier Owned by Napoleon’s Brother Now Part of Toledo Museum of Art Collection

Posted on Thursday, January 8th, 2015

A 200-year-old chandelier made for the summer palace of Jérôme Bonaparte, Napoleon’s brother and King of Westphalia from 1807 to 1813, has a new home. The chandelier, created by the German firm Werner & Mieth in 1810-1811, has been purchased by the Toledo Museum of Art for its collection. The Spiral Chandelier is made of […]

Museum Introducing Giordano Masterpiece During Free Public Program

Posted on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

The Liberation of St. Peter, a 350-year-old masterpiece recently purchased by the Toledo Museum of Art, will be introduced to the community at 7 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 13) in the Great Gallery. Painted by Italian artist Luca Giordano (pronounced Luke-a Jor-don-o), who lived between 1634 and 1705, this large-scale work (79 by 121 inches) dramatically […]

Toledo Museum of Art Acquires The Liberation of St. Peter by 17th–Century Italian Artist Luca Giordano

Posted on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

The Liberation of St. Peter by Italian artist Luca Giordano (1634–1705) has been acquired by the Toledo Museum of Art. A ceremonial introduction of the 350-year-old painting will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Museum’s Great Gallery. Toledo Museum of Art Director Brian Kennedy; Lawrence W. Nichols, the William Hutton senior curator […]

Apollo Society Acquires Contemporary Indian Work

Posted on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

A work by contemporary Indian artist Ravinder Reddy has been added to TMA’s collection. Untitled (Head–Gold) personifies the combination of tradition and pop culture that infuses the Indian artist’s works, and is on display in Gallery 4. Donor group The Apollo Society purchased the imposing piece after much consideration of works from the Southeast Asian region […]

Toledo Museum of Art Among First Museums to Collect Blenko Glass

Posted on Monday, November 11th, 2013

Works by the Blenko Glass Company from the mid-20th century are receiving increased attention as knowledge of its integral role in the history of American Glass expands. Now, with the acquisition of 16 modern Blenko vessels, the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) has become the first museum to own a large group of Blenko’s Architectural […]

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 […]

TMA Purchases Two Works by Frank Stella

Posted on Thursday, June 27th, 2013

The Toledo Museum of Art has expanded its holdings of post-World War II American abstract art by acquiring two works by Frank Stella (born 1936), Conway I and La penna di hu. Director Brian Kennedy said these works not only enlarge the Museum’s abstract art collection but also enhance its initiatives in teaching visual literacy. […]

Jaume Plensa’s Spiegel

Posted on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

The Toledo Museum of Art has acquired Spiegel, a monumental, two-part stainless steel sculpture by the acclaimed Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa. Its acquisition was made possible by a generous local donor who wishes to remain anonymous. Showcased last year in an exhibition of the artist’s work at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in West Bretton, Wakefield, […]