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New Art Exhibition at TMA Depicts Leisure Activities Other Than Video Games

Posted on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Youngsters and other digital natives might wonder what people did for fun before video games came on the scene. The Toledo Museum of Art answers that question with Fun & Games: The Pursuit of Leisure, a new exhibition that opens Friday, June 27. Fun & Games has been created by the Museum as a companion […]

Special Exhibition Marks 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act

Posted on Monday, June 23rd, 2014

After a year of social tumult and congressional debate, the U.S. Civil Rights Act was signed into law on July 2, 1964. In honor of those who fought for the right of all citizens to be treated fairly and equally, the Toledo Museum of Art is presenting a special exhibition of works of art that […]

#GameOn Party Planned for Opening of Video Game Exhibition, Other Special Activities Offered Throughout Summer

Posted on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Celebrate the start of summer and the opening of the blockbuster exhibition The Art of Video Games at the Toledo Museum of Art this weekend. One of the first major exhibitions to explore the evolution of video games as an artistic medium, The Art of Video Games also is one of the most popular exhibitions […]

Toledo Museum of Art 2014-2015 Exhibitions

Posted on Thursday, June 12th, 2014

In Fine Feather: Birds, Art & Science Through July 6, Gallery 18 In Fine Feather highlights the intersection of natural science and art in the pursuit of describing and identifying birds, from a medieval treatise on falconry to John James Audubon’s Birds of America and the modern field guide. The exhibition features 45 works, including […]

Artists within 150-mile Radius of Toledo Invited to Enter 95th Toledo Area Artists Exhibition

Posted on Thursday, May 29th, 2014

The Toledo Museum of Art will begin accepting submissions June 1 for the 95th Toledo Area Artists Exhibition (TAA). This year the call for submissions has a new twist. Artists will be invited to take part in the show based on a digital portfolio of their work. The exhibition, which will be on view Nov. […]

Toledo Museum of Art Participating in Blue Star Museum Program

Posted on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

The Toledo Museum of Art is a Blue Star Museum again this summer. A collaborative effort of the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the U.S. Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America, Blue Star Museums offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel, including National Guard and […]

July 2014 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Exhibition Opening The Great War: Art on the Front Line July 25–Oct. 19, Gallery 18 Though World War I was eclipsed by World War II, its effects were severe: 16-million deaths, 20-million wounded, the end of four empires and the redrawing of European borders. Marking the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, […]

Ekphrastic Poetry Contest Winners Selected

Posted on Monday, May 19th, 2014

The winners of the 2014 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 16 in the Museum’s Great Gallery. A reception will follow at 8 p.m. in the Green Room. Ekphrasis—literary writing about art—has […]

June 2014 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Exhibition Openings The Art of Video Games June 19–Sept. 28, Canaday Gallery Striking visual effects and the creative use of new technology in games take center stage in this cross-generational, interactive traveling exhibition. This groundbreaking exhibition is the first to examine video games as an art form. The exhibition features playable games, such as PacMan, […]

Palmer Scholarship Recipients Announced

Posted on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The recipients of the Toledo Museum of Art’s 2014 Palmer Scholarship have been selected. Wesley Brown of Bowling Green and Jennifer Giovannucci of Waterville will share the $8,000 prize to use toward travel expenses related to art study. Brown, a ceramics student at Bowling Green State University, will travel to China to visit the country’s […]