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Noted Francophile Eric Haskell to Appear at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Monday, February 24th, 2014

Leads Masters Series Talk, Highlighting One of History’s Most Influential Gardeners Though Eric Haskell is a man of the 21st century, his interests are firmly planted in the French gardens of the 1700s. The noted Francophile—twice knighted by the government of France—has a unique passion for the history of French aristocrats and royals who used their […]

Two New Members Join Toledo Museum of Art Board of Directors

Posted on Thursday, February 20th, 2014

The Toledo Museum of Art has elected two area business leaders to its board of directors. Stephen D. Taylor, Sr., founder and president of Taylor Automotive Group, and R. Scott Trumbull, chairman and CEO of Franklin Electric Company, will begin serving five-year terms starting in January 2014. Stephen Taylor is a longtime supporter of the […]

Proposals Being Accepted for International Visual Literacy Association Conference

Posted on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Proposals for the 47th annual International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA) conference are being accepted through April 1, 2014. The conference provides scholars, researchers, teachers, students, artists and other professionals an opportunity to present their work. The theme for this year’s conference, The Art of Seeing: From Ordinary to Extraordinary, explores eight subjects, including visual literacy […]

The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden Masquerade Ball Kicks Off Exhibition Programming

Posted on Friday, February 14th, 2014

Visitors to the Toledo Museum of Art will enjoy a season to delight Francophiles thanks to a robust slate of programming connected to its major exhibition The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden. Among the Museum’s celebratory moments are a masquerade ball, ballet performance and a screening of Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette.” “We wanted to create a bit […]

Toledo Museum of Art Names New Chief Information Officer and Security Chief

Posted on Friday, February 7th, 2014

The Toledo Museum of Art has announced the addition of two new staff members. Anne Bennett has been named the Museum’s chief information officer and Joshua Hardman has been appointed director of protective services. The Toledo natives bring a wealth of experience from their respective industries, according to Carol Bintz, the Museum’s chief operating officer. […]

March 2014 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Continuing Exhibitions The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden Feb. 13–May 11, Canaday Gallery The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden presents 100 paintings, photographs, drawings and sculptures, many never before exhibited outside Paris, on loan from the vast collections of the Musée du Louvre, Musée Carnavalet, Palace of Versailles and other museums and private […]

Museum Will Be Closed Wednesday, February 5

Posted on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Due to the current weather conditions, the Toledo Museum of Art will be closed today, Wednesday, February 5. All evening art classes have been canceled as well. The Museum will reopen Thursday, February 6, weather permitting. As things progress, please check the Museum’s website, Facebook page and Twitter account for the latest information regarding operating hours.

Literacy Goes Beyond Books in Museum and Library’s Innovative New Program

Posted on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

The Toledo Museum of Art and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library will begin engaging their smallest patrons in a new way when a sensory literacy program for toddlers debuts in February. ToddlerTime Tours, a two-part, multi-sensory experience that brings books as well as art to life for children ages 18 to 36 months, will serve […]

Fragonard Masterpieces to be Reunited in Toledo After 25 Years

Posted on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

The original wardrobe malfunction might have originated more than 250 years ago, at the hands of a 20-something Frenchman named Jean-Honoré Fragonard. Fragonard was only beginning to discover his niche as a portrayer of thinly veiled eroticism when he painted an errant body part peeking out from his subject’s frilly 18th-century dress. The resulting work […]

Applications Being Accepted for Art Travel Scholarship

Posted on Monday, January 13th, 2014

From photography in Thailand to Egyptian coffins at the University of Pennsylvania, the Toledo Museum of Art’s Palmer Scholarship has helped area art students explore their interests more deeply. Now, the Museum is inviting the next generation of artists, photographers and others pursuing an art-related education to apply for the $8,000 award, which covers the […]