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Play Time Opens May 22 at Toledo Museum of Art; Exhibition, Related Programs Continue Up To Labor Day

Posted on Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Play Time, a new exhibition opening May 22 at the Toledo Museum of Art, celebrates the art of diversion and the value of play to both refresh the human spirit and inspire creativity. Unlike “look but don’t touch” exhibitions, this interactive, family-friendly, hands-on exhibition enables visitors to immerse themselves in contemporary art as they may […]

American Alliance of Museums Chair Kaywin Feldman to Give Masters Series Lecture June 4

Posted on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Kaywin Feldman – the first woman to lead the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in its 100-year history – will offer a candid discussion of the challenges facing museums in the 21st century during a free Masters Series lecture at the Toledo Museum of Art on June 4 at 6 p.m. Feldman’s qualifications on the subject […]

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 […]

Work by Students in TMA Art After School Program Exhibited in Washington, D.C.

Posted on Monday, May 4th, 2015

Works by three students who participate in the Art After School program at the Toledo Museum of Art are being shown this spring in a national art exhibition in Washington, D.C., that recognizes innovative educational programming from across the nation. Museums: pARTners in Learning 2015, sponsored by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) in […]

Ekphrastic Poetry Contest Winners Selected

Posted on Friday, May 1st, 2015

The winners of the 2015 Ekphrastic Poetry Contest at the Toledo Museum of Art have been selected. Winning writers will receive their awards and share their work during a ceremony at 7 p.m. May 1 in the Museum’s GlasSalon. A reception will follow at 8 p.m. Ekphrasis – literary writing about art – has been […]

June 2015 Program Highlights

Posted on Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Continuing Exhibitions Play Time May 22-Sept. 6, Throughout Museum In a world that prioritizes work, how do we encourage people of all ages to relish the benefits of play? Play Time celebrates the art of diversion and engages visitors in multi-sensory, interactive installations across the 36-acre Museum campus and in select locations around the city. […]

2015 Palmer Scholarship Recipients Announced

Posted on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

The recipients of the Toledo Museum of Art’s 2015 Palmer Scholarship have been selected. Dan Chudzinski and Aaron Brandt of Fremont, as well as Lindsay Scypta of Rossford, were each awarded a share of the $8,000 prize to use toward travel expenses related to art study. Chudzinski, an artist and Terra State Community College instructor, […]

Toledo Museum of Art Scholarships Offer Children and Teens Summer Camp Opportunities

Posted on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

The Toledo Museum of Art is offering scholarships to children and teens interested in its summer camp program. Participants from ages 5 to 13 can try their hand at traditional creative challenges like painting and sculpture, or try newer course offerings like game design and LEGO architecture, in the Museum’s half- and full-day sessions. Teens […]

A Day for the Dogs

Posted on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

TMA Campus to Become Dog-Friendly Territory for K-9 May 9 Event The Toledo Museum of Art is hosting a day for the dogs called K-9 May 9, a Museum event geared towards pets and their owners. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, the Welles Sculpture Garden will be the setting for […]

Concert, Lecture Pay Tribute to Helen Beach Jones and Her Husband, Former Toledo Mayor Samuel “Golden Rule” Jones

Posted on Monday, April 20th, 2015

Helen Beach Jones lived in a house that stood in what is now the Toledo Museum of Art’s Peristyle. The home’s former location is fitting because Jones, an accomplished organist and singer, subsequently started the Museum’s music program. Her love of music will once again fill the Peristyle when “Flashback and Flash Forward: The Helen […]