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Degas Scholar Speaks in Masters Series at Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle

Posted on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

From the 1860s until the end of his working life in the early 20th century, artist Edgar Degas devoted much of his time to making paintings, sculpture, pastels, drawings and prints of the dancers who formed the corps de ballet of the Paris Opera. George T.M. Shackelford, author of Degas: The Dancers (1994) and Degas […]

$1 Million Commitment from Owens Corning Supports Educational Mission of Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

The Owens Corning Foundation Inc. has made a $1 million commitment to support the educational mission of the Toledo Museum of Art. The gift, to be paid over a five-year period, will help to underwrite art education programs and the Museum’s 2020 Vision that focuses on expanding educational outreach to more culturally diverse audiences. “We […]

Sneakers Take the Floor at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

The Rise of Sneaker Culture Opens Dec. 3, 2015 Sneakers have evolved from sportswear to fashion statement and cultural signifier. The Rise of Sneaker Culture, an exhibition opening in December at the Toledo Museum of Art, traces that evolution from the 1830s to today. Approximately one-hundred and sixty sneakers – from an 1860s spiked running […]

December 2015 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Friday, October 30th, 2015

Holiday Hours: Dec. 24: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 31: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 25: Closed Jan. 1: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Exhibition Openings The Rise of Sneaker Culture Dec. 3, 2015-Feb. 28, 2016, Levis Gallery The Rise of Sneaker Culture explores the athletic shoe from its origins in the mid-1800s to […]

Free Visual Language Workshops Help Participants Decode Images and Their Sometimes Hidden Meanings

Posted on Monday, October 19th, 2015

Images may hold underlying messages – if you just know how to read them. The Toledo Museum of Art will help viewers learn to decode such messages with a new series of free visual language classes that begin Saturday, Nov. 7. The Museum offered similar classes in June, July and August and has brought the […]

Dance Rehearsals, Performances, Films and More Planned in Conjunction with Degas and the Dance Exhibition

Posted on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

See ballet dancers rehearse on canvas, in sculptures and in person at the Toledo Museum of Art’s new exhibition Degas and the Dance, which is on view Oct. 15 through Jan. 10, 2016 And that’s just in Canaday Gallery. A film series about dance, life-drawing sessions with dancers as the models, and a lecture by […]

Masterworks of American Indian Art from Diker Collection on View Feb. 12-May 8, 2016 at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection, which celebrates the visionary creativity and technical mastery of native North American artists from tribes across the continent, will arrive at the Toledo Museum of Art on Feb. 12, 2016. The exhibition is a rare opportunity for the public to see such a large […]

November 2015 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Continuing Exhibitions Degas and the Dance Oct. 15, 2015-Jan. 10, 2016, Canaday Gallery “People call me the painter of dancing girls,” Edgar Degas once told Paris art dealer Ambroise Vollard. “It has never occurred to them that my chief interest in dancers lies in rendering movement and painting pretty clothes.” Indeed, in ballerinas Degas (1834-1917) […]

Toledo Community Foundation Grant Benefits TMA Art After School Program

Posted on Monday, September 28th, 2015

Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. has awarded a $20,000 grant to support the Art After School program at the Toledo Museum of Art. “We are deeply appreciative of the support this grant will provide to Art After School and the individual students who come to the Museum to take part in it,” said Brian Kennedy, director […]

Legacies of Degas and Toledo Ballet Celebrated with Special Exhibition at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Thursday, September 24th, 2015

The lasting appeal and impact of ballet and a great Impressionist artist are celebrated in Degas and the Dance, a new Toledo Museum of Art exhibitionopening in October. In 1928 the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) made its first acquisition with endowed funds from its founder, Edward Drummond Libbey. It was a vibrant pastel of […]