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Collages and Sculptures by Varujan Boghosian Go on Exhibit

Posted on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Where some see relics of the past, one noted New England artist sees material for his next sculpture or collage. Varujan Boghosian (pronounced VAR-zhun bo-GO-zhan) regularly visits junk shops and antique stores in search of items he might use. However you categorize him—a sculptor, assembler, scavenger or conservator—Boghosian is an expert in gathering objects, such […]

Toledo Museum of Art Celebrates Winter Holiday with Great Art Escape Programming

Posted on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

West African drum and dance, scavenger-style gallery hunts and a Japanese fashion show are among the swirl of activities set to fill the Toledo Museum of Art’s galleries during The Great Art Escape. The annual art-inspired winter celebration takes over the Museum between Christmas and New Year’s Day (Dec. 26–29 and Dec. 31–Jan.1), and provides […]

January 2014 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Exhibition Opening Love & Play: A Pair of Paintings by Fragonard Jan. 24–May 4, 2014 Gallery 28 Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s playfully sensual companion paintings, the Toledo Museum of Art’s Blind-Man’s Buff and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid’s The See-Saw, are reunited for the first time in 25 years. Painted as companion pieces, the two works remained together […]

Popular Japanese Print Exhibition at Toledo Museum of Art Ends Jan. 1

Posted on Monday, November 25th, 2013

Time is running short to see Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints at the Toledo Museum of Art. The TMA collection of exquisite woodblock prints, on view together for the first time since 1930, is considered to be among the finest and most comprehensive collections of shin hanga (“new prints”) at any American museum. When […]

Hollywood Tattoo Artist Paul Timman to Appear at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

When Angelina Jolie needed to cover the tattoo of her ex-husband’s name with some new ink, she went to Hollywood’s elite: Paul Timman. He’s not a household name, unless your household happens to be Tommy Lee’s or Mark Wahlberg’s. But Timman, the Toledo native and tattoo artist dubbed the “Rembrandt of Sunset Strip,” is who […]

Todd Ahrens Named Development Director at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Todd M. Ahrens of Bowling Green has been named director of development at the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA), Carol Bintz, chief operating officer, has announced. He succeeds Susan Palmer, who retired from the position in June but continues her long service and dedication to the Museum as a Docent and supporter. Ahrens comes to […]

Toledo Museum of Art Names Lynn Miller Director of Human Resources

Posted on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Archbold native Lynn Miller has joined the Toledo Museum of Art staff as director of human resources, Carol Bintz, chief operating officer, has announced. In this new position she will oversee human resources (HR), protective services, volunteer services and the professional services teams and serve on the Museum’s executive team. Most recently Miller was a […]

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 […]

Celebrating The Art of Ink

Posted on Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Hollywood Tattoo Artist and Toledo Native Paul Timman To Visit TMA Dec. 5 He’s inked everyone from Angelina Jolie to Tommy Lee, earning the nickname “Rembrandt of Sunset Strip” along the way. Now Toledo native and Hollywood tattoo artist Paul Timman will pause the needle to discuss the art of tattooing during his free Masters […]

Veterans Glassblowing Day Planned Nov. 9 at TMA

Posted on Thursday, October 24th, 2013

On Saturday, Nov. 9 the Toledo Museum of Art will participate in national Veterans Glassblowing Day by providing active-duty members and veterans of the U.S. military a free opportunity to experience glassblowing. The program’s aim is to introduce soldiers and veterans to a potentially marketable skill, to enable them to enjoy artistic expression and to build the community. […]