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Robert Edsel to Discuss Hollywood Film Adaptation of ‘Monuments Men’

Posted on Monday, September 30th, 2013

How does art survive war? It was the question on Robert Edsel’s mind as he toured Italy in the late 1990s. Gazing at centuries of cultural heritage created by the likes of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, he wondered how the works of art endured World War II unscathed. What he learned resulted in a […]

Ebb & Flow Exhibition to Explore Historic Artistic Exchange Between East and West

Posted on Thursday, September 26th, 2013

TOLEDO, OHIO–When Elizabeth Keith arrived in Japan in 1915, the Scotswoman intended the trip to be a short visit to her sister, who had married a publisher working in Tokyo. Instead, the 28-year-old remained in the country for nine years. Enamored with Japan’s culture, she was inspired to turn her budding artistic endeavors into a […]

Docent Leader Endows Position at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Emma Leah Bippus (1913–2011), a noted former docent leader at the Toledo Museum of Art, has bequeathed her estate to create an endowed staff position, the Emma Leah Bippus Director of Education. The post, now held by Dr. Kathy Danko-McGhee, is a fitting choice for Bippus considering her tireless advocacy for learning throughout her nearly three […]

Apollo Society Selects Works by Global Contemporary Artists

Posted on Friday, September 13th, 2013

The Toledo Museum of Art has added five new works by leading-edge international artists to its collection, two of which are sculptures by El Anatsui and Yinka Shonibare. Three of the works were purchased for TMA by The Apollo Society, a group of donors that generously supports the Museum through art acquisition. Objects are purchased […]

Toledo Museum of Art Names Mellon Fellow

Posted on Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Dr. Halona Norton-Westbrook of the San Francisco Bay Area has been named the third post-doctoral Mellon Fellow at the Toledo Museum of Art. The fellowship program, underwritten by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, enables participants to learn the Museum’s inner workings firsthand as part of the executive staff. “Thanks to the generosity […]

Jazz Trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis Visits TMA Thursday

Posted on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, a member of one of the most notable families in the music industry, will visit the Toledo Museum of Art on Thursday, August 29. At 2 p.m., Marsalis will entertain families with a reading of his newly released children’s picture book, No Cell Phone Day, which tells what happens when Marsalis’ daughter […]

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue Tickets On Sale Now

Posted on Monday, August 12th, 2013

The New Orleans native and his band will return to the Peristyle for a repeat engagement presented by the Art Tatum Jazz Heritage Society on September 18 in what’s sure to be a must-see concert—he brought down the house during his first appearance there in October 2011. Tickets for the September 18 performance can be purchased […]

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue Return to the Peristyle

Posted on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue will return to the Peristyle for a repeat engagement presented by the Art Tatum Jazz Society in what’s sure to be a can’t-miss concert. The New Orleans native  has earned a reputation for his electric stage presence and genre-defying music, a convergence of funk, jazz, pop, rock and hip hop, respectively. Tickets for […]

Museum Prepares for Battle of Lake Erie Exhibition

Posted on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

In preparation for Perry’s Victory: The Battle of Lake Erie, Galleries 28 and 29 will be closed periodically over the next several weeks for deinstallation, construction, painting and installation. The schedule is as follows: Gallery 28 Closed July 8 – 12 for deinstallation Closed July 22 – 26 for painting Closed July 29 – August […]

Museum Responds to NY Times Article on Nazi-Era Claims

Posted on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

On Sunday, June 30, the New York Times published a story in its Arts section titled “Museums Faulted on Restitution of Nazi Looted Art” that mentioned the Toledo Museum of Art as one of several major art institutions that has tried to block claimants from filing suit.  This is a misrepresentation of the facts.  In […]