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Jaume Plensa’s Sculptures Featured in New Exhibition in the Galleries and on the Grounds of Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Works by one of Spain’s most celebrated contemporary artists will stretch across the Toledo Museum of Art’s galleries and grounds when Jaume Plensa: Human Landscape opens June 17. The major exhibition, which continues through Nov. 6, 2016, spotlights Plensa’s sculptures, drawings, paintings and installations that explore the human body in relation to landscape and language. […]

2016 Palmer Scholarship Recipients Announced

Posted on Monday, May 23rd, 2016

The recipients of the Toledo Museum of Art’s 2016 Palmer Scholarship have been selected. Hedyeh Elahinia, Erin Miller and Julie Schnell-Madden were each awarded a share of the $8,000 prize to use toward travel expenses related to art study. Elahinia, a University of Toledo student from Sylvania, will travel to northwest Iran to practice photography […]

Ekphrastic Poetry Contest Winners Selected

Posted on Monday, May 23rd, 2016

The winners of the 2016 Ekphrastic Poetry Contest at the Toledo Museum of Art have been selected. The winning poems are on display next to the art that inspired them in the Toledo Museum of Art galleries until September, and available online at Ekphrasis – literary writing about art – has been the theme […]

60 Years of Presidential Political Ads Demonstrate Their Emotional Pull

Posted on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

I Approve This Message: Decoding Political Ads, on view July 14 through Election Day, Nov. 8 How do political ads expressly appeal to the hopes and fears of voters during presidential election seasons? An art museum in a swing county, in a key battleground state, decided it was time to find out. I Approve This […]

OMA Names Carol Bintz Professional of the Year

Posted on Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Carol Bintz, chief operating officer of the Toledo Museum of Art, has been named Professional of the Year by the Ohio Museum Association. The award was presented during the organization’s recent statewide conference. The honor recognizes professional accomplishments and service to an OMA member institution and is presented for outstanding leadership and professional service over […]

Artist Fred Tomaselli to Give Masters Series Lecture at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

American artist Fred Tomaselli, whose perception-challenging paintings and collages have earned him coverage in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, will give a free lecture on Thursday, May 12 at 6 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle as part of the Museum’s Masters Series. The mosaic-like qualities of the artist’s […]

June 2016 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Exhibition Openings Jaume Plensa: Human Landscape June 17-Nov. 6, 2016, Levis Galleries & Museum Grounds A major exhibition by renowned artist Jaume Plensa, Human Landscape consists of large outdoor sculptures, including some shown for the first time in the United States, plus indoor installations. Some of the artist’s lesser-known works on paper, 22 drawings and 10 etchings […]

Toledo Museum of Art Mellon Fellowship Awarded to Iowa Native Christina Larson

Posted on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Christina Larson, a native of Iowa who recently completed her doctorate in art history at Case Western Reserve University, has been named a Mellon Fellow at the Toledo Museum of Art, a position which is supported by a 2014 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The goal of the Mellon Fellowship Program is to […]

May 2016 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Continuing Exhibitions Hot Spot: Contemporary Glass from Private Collections April 15-Sept. 18, 2016, Glass Pavilion Some of the most stunning works of art in glass from private collections, many of them promised gifts to the Toledo Museum of Art collection, have been assembled for this celebratory exhibition. Featuring more than 80 works, Hot Spot coincides with […]

Toledo Museum of Art May 1 Programs Focus on Native American Life

Posted on Monday, April 11th, 2016

Area residents of all ages can learn more about Native American life and traditions through two free programs planned May 1 at the Toledo Museum of Art. At 1 p.m. that Sunday, Martin Nagy of Seven Eagles Historical Center near Grand Rapids, Ohio, will present “Experience the Native Woodland material culture with ‘Lightfoot’” in the […]