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April 2015 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Exhibition Openings The American Civil War: Through Artists’ Eyes April 3–July 5, Galleries 28 & 29 This exhibition depicts major events of the American Civil War as seen through the eyes of the artist. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the end of the war, The American Civil War features approximately 50 objects drawn from the […]

Toledo Museum of Art to Return Scientific Instrument to Germany

Posted on Thursday, February 19th, 2015

A lavishly-designed, 16th-century scientific instrument will be returned to Germany in March, the Toledo Museum of Art announced today. The 450-year-old astrological compendium or astrolabe was a multifunctional device used to tell time and make astronomical calculations less than 50 years after Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition circumnavigated the globe by sea for the first time. The […]

Applications Being Accepted for Art Travel Scholarship

Posted on Monday, February 16th, 2015

The Toledo Museum of Art is now accepting applications for the Palmer Scholarship, which funds art-related travel for northwest Ohio residents. The Museum is inviting artists, photographers, students and others pursuing an artistic endeavor away from home to apply for the $8,000 award. While the scholarship funds airfare, meals and hotel or housing, it does […]

March 2015 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Continuing Exhibitions Drawn, Cut & Layered: The Art of Werner Pfeiffer Feb. 6-May 3, 2015, Canaday Gallery and Gallery 1 Artist Werner Pfeiffer’s experiences as a young boy in Germany during and after World War II, when paper was scarce, became the basis of a lifelong fascination with the material. For more than 50 years, […]

Food Editor and Cookbook Author Darra Goldstein to Lecture at Toledo Museum of Art Masters Series

Posted on Monday, January 26th, 2015

To highly discerning foodies, Darra Goldstein is something of a culinary celebrity. As the intellectual counterpart to the likes of Anthony Bourdain, Goldstein is the thinking person’s food writer. The dining and cultural journal she founded, Gastronomica, has earned high marks since its 2001 inception, including a recent James Beard Foundation Award for Publication of […]

Best in Show Exhibition at Toledo Museum of Art Features Delightful Illustrations from Children’s Books

Posted on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

People’s pets are such an important part of life. Wouldn’t it be fun to see an art exhibition about them? A new show at the Toledo Museum of Art provides the chance. Presented by Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Best in Show: Animal Illustrations from the Mazza Collection opens Feb. 13 in Gallery 18 and features an […]

Toledo Museum of Art 2015 Exhibition Openings

Posted on Monday, January 12th, 2015

Drawn, Cut & Layered: The Art of Werner Pfeiffer Feb. 6-May 3, Canaday Gallery and Gallery I For more than 50 years, Werner Pfeiffer (German-American, born 1937) has experimented with the multiple uses of paper as both a canvas and a structural material. Much of his work as a sculptor, printmaker and painter suggests an […]

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 […]

Artist Books, Works on Paper by Werner Pfeiffer Featured in Exhibition at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

The possibilities of paper are explored in a new exhibition that opens Feb. 6 at the Toledo Museum of Art. Nearly 200 one-of-a-kind and limited edition artist books, dimensional prints, collages and experimental works will be shown in Drawn, Cut & Layered: The Art of Werner Pfeiffer. Some of the works will be seen publicly […]

The Sound of Silents Film Series Debuts in Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle

Posted on Monday, January 5th, 2015

Life before the “talkies” (and mega-budget sequels, 3-D technology and Jennifer Lawrence) is revisited in all its splendor in the Toledo Museum of Art’s new series, The Sound of Silents. The free program features classics of the silent film era with live musical accompaniment in the Peristyle Theater. TMA’s historic Skinner organ will be used […]