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Artwork of the Week: October 2

Posted on Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Cosimo I de’Medici (1519–1574), Grand Duke of Tuscany, considered portraiture an effective vehicle for the fashioning of his personal and political identity. Cosimo wears the badge of the Order of the Golden Fleece, an exclusive order of knights into which he was inducted in 1545. His helmet rests on a broncone, or tree stump that […]

Masterworks of American Indian Art from Diker Collection on View Feb. 12-May 8, 2016 at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection, which celebrates the visionary creativity and technical mastery of native North American artists from tribes across the continent, will arrive at the Toledo Museum of Art on Feb. 12, 2016. The exhibition is a rare opportunity for the public to see such a large […]

November 2015 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Continuing Exhibitions Degas and the Dance Oct. 15, 2015-Jan. 10, 2016, Canaday Gallery “People call me the painter of dancing girls,” Edgar Degas once told Paris art dealer Ambroise Vollard. “It has never occurred to them that my chief interest in dancers lies in rendering movement and painting pretty clothes.” Indeed, in ballerinas Degas (1834-1917) […]

Treat Yourself to Great Performances in the Great Gallery this October

Posted on Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Each Sunday at 3 p.m. in October, music will ring through the Great Gallery, as Great Performances in the Great Gallery showcases an eclectic selection of music. On Sunday, Oct. 4, take in the sounds of Nermis Mieses on oboe and Robert Satterlee on piano. Delight to the soothing sounds of Garth Simmons on trombone […]

Toledo Community Foundation Grant Benefits TMA Art After School Program

Posted on Monday, September 28th, 2015

Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. has awarded a $20,000 grant to support the Art After School program at the Toledo Museum of Art. “We are deeply appreciative of the support this grant will provide to Art After School and the individual students who come to the Museum to take part in it,” said Brian Kennedy, director […]

Artwork of the Week: September 25

Posted on Friday, September 25th, 2015

Independent, unconventional, with a strong will and strong personality, Cecilia Beaux carved out a successful career for herself as a portraitist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. When she painted this work, she was winding down her tenure as the first woman instructor on the regular faculty of the Philadelphia Academy of Fine […]

Legacies of Degas and Toledo Ballet Celebrated with Special Exhibition at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Thursday, September 24th, 2015

The lasting appeal and impact of ballet and a great Impressionist artist are celebrated in Degas and the Dance, a new Toledo Museum of Art exhibitionopening in October. In 1928 the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) made its first acquisition with endowed funds from its founder, Edward Drummond Libbey. It was a vibrant pastel of […]

Museum to Close Levis Galleries in Preparation for Special Exhibition, Eventual Renovation

Posted on Monday, September 21st, 2015

One of the best collections of 18th-century European painting, sculpture and decorative arts in an American museum will be on the move, but Toledo art lovers won’t have to travel far to see these treasures. The Toledo Museum of Art announced that today, Monday, Sept. 21, it will be closing its suite of galleries on […]

Artwork of the Week: September 18

Posted on Friday, September 18th, 2015

Twenty-two inches high with a capacity of more than three gallons, this monumental wine flagon was produced as a showpiece by the London silver firm of Charles Thomas and George Fox for retailers Lambert & Rawlings’ display at the 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition in London, the first World’s Fair. According to the official Crystal Palace […]

Artwork of the Week: September 11

Posted on Friday, September 11th, 2015

Exiled by her brother, husband, and co-ruler Ptolemy XIII, Cleopatra VII returned to Egypt upon hearing that Roman dictator Julius Caesar had set up martial rule in her former palace. Knowing that she was still unsafe on palace grounds, Cleopatra allegedly had herself wrapped in a carpet and carried to Caesar by her loyal follower, […]