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TMA Acquires Two New Glass Sculptures

Posted on Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

The Toledo Museum of Art has added two new glass sculptures to its collection. Pyramid by German artist Josepha Gasch-Muche can be seen in Gallery 1 of the main Museum building. Blizzard Amulet Basket by Canadian artist Laura Donefer has been installed in Gallery 5 of the Glass Pavilion®. Read more here.

Curator Amy Gilman Discusses Rosie the Riveter

Posted on Thursday, January 6th, 2011

With the recent passing of the model for the famous Rosie the Riveter poster, NBC 24 journalist Lou Hebert explores the iconic Rosie image with Amy Gilman, TMA’s curator of modern and contemporary art.  Toledo has Norman’s Rockwell’s version of Rosie the Riveter on loan from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art through June […]

Museum Acquires Stunning Fred Wilson Mirror

Posted on Thursday, December 30th, 2010

The Toledo Museum of Art has purchased the dramatic work in glass entitled Iago’s Mirror by artist Fred Wilson. The large, ornate work in black Murano glass has been installed in Gallery 5 of the Glass Pavilion®. “Fred Wilson is an important artist whose work crosses boundaries between the glass world and contemporary art,” said […]

Museum Acquires Spanish Sculpture

Posted on Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

The Toledo Museum of Art has added a major sculpture, The Infant Christ by foremost Spanish 17th-century sculptor Juan Martínez Montañés (1568–1649), to its collection. “The acquisition marks the first Spanish sculpture and the first polychromed wood sculpture from that period to enter the TMA collection,” said Museum Director Brian Kennedy. Montañés, who lived and […]

TMA Receives Loans of Two Iconic American Works

Posted on Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

The Toledo Museum of Art has received a long-term loan of two works by America’s most beloved artist illustrators.  The iconic paintings were lent by the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, now helmed by former TMA director Don Bacigalupi. Maxfield Parrish’s lyrical nocturne The Lantern Bearers (1908), originally created as a cover illustration for […]

African Cup Comes to TMA on Long-Term Loan

Posted on Monday, February 8th, 2010

The Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College is closing for a year for renovation and generously agreed to lend one of its most beautiful and important works of African art to TMA. This covered cup, sometimes called a saltcellar, was carved from a single tusk of ivory during the first generation of contact between […]

Guercino Painting Added to Collection

Posted on Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

It is a gap in its impressive collection of 17th-century masterworks that the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) has been trying to fill for more than 50 years.  A work by Bolognese master Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, commonly known as Guercino (“the squinter”), has been a long-sought-after addition to the TMA collection.  Guercino’s vibrant Lot and […]

“A Moment Supreme”

Posted on Thursday, December 31st, 2009

The Museum has acquired Vincent DaCosta Smith’s (American, 1929-2004) etching titled “A Moment Supreme” from a generous donor. Music was a recurring theme in his paintings as well as graphics. “A Moment Supreme,” an etching done in 1972, depicts the funeral service of John Coltrane at St. Peter‘s Lutheran Church in New York City on […]

Three Queen’s Bracelets

Posted on Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

In September 2009, TMA acquired a set of three gold bracelets formerly owned and worn by a series of Asante queen mothers. Three Queen’s Bracelets represent a range of expert goldsmithing techniques and symbolism. Regalia has practical, religious, and symbolic functions among the Asante, who today number 1.5 million people. The ostentatious processions that display […]