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Dec. 18 Art Minute: Hiroshi Sugimoto, Five Elements: Lake Superior, Eagle River, No. 53552.01

Posted on Monday, December 18th, 2017

Shaped like a five-story Japanese Buddhist pagoda, this glass sculpture references miniature shrines made of rock crystal, a material revered in the early Buddhist world for its purity and its ability to transmit light. The five stacked elements represent, from bottom to top: the earth (cube), water (sphere), fire (pyramid), wind (hemisphere), and space (tear-drop […]

January 2018 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Friday, December 15th, 2017

Continuing Exhibitions Glorious Splendor: Treasures of Early Christian Art Through Feb. 18, 2018 Christian art borrowed heavily from non-Christian traditions in terms of its techniques, media, style and iconography. Glorious Splendor: Treasures of Early Christian Art traces these continuities through the most remarkable objects of the period: precious stones, metals and jewelry. The exhibition will […]

Toledo Museum of Art welcomes Patricia O’Toole as new Director of Finance

Posted on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) announces that Patricia L. O’Toole has been hired to be the Museum’s director of finance. O’Toole began her appointment at TMA Dec. 11, 2017. In this role she will oversee the financial administration of the Museum. Since 2008, O’Toole has served as the director of operations at Hospice of […]

Dec. 11 Art Minute: Hiroshi Yoshida, Daibutsu Temple Gate

Posted on Monday, December 11th, 2017

Trained as an artist in Japan, Europe, and the United States, Hiroshi Yoshida worked as a painter until the age of 44 when he created his first woodblock print. In 1925, Yoshida began his own print studio. Throughout his career, he tirelessly promoted to the Western world the Japanese artists who revived the traditional color […]

Toledo Museum of Art adds three Native American works of art to its collections

Posted on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Earlier this year the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) acquired three significant Native American works of art for its growing collection of Indigenous Art from around the world. The objects are on display together in an installation titled Collecting Now: Recent Acquisitions in the Museum’s Canaday Gallery through Dec. 31, 2017. TMA purchased the objects […]

Art Minute: Arthur Hughes, Ophelia (“And He Will Not Come Back Again”)

Posted on Monday, November 27th, 2017

The sad madness and death of Ophelia in Shakespeare’s Hamlet was a favorite subject of the group of British artists who called themselves the Pre-Raphaelites. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, which included William Holman Hunt and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, frequently depicted literary subjects, placing an emphasis on emotional and symbolic content. Though not an original member of the […]

Toledo Museum of Art Names New Director of Protective Services

Posted on Monday, November 27th, 2017

The Toledo Museum of Art has announced the appointment of James R. Meador as director of protective services. He joined the Museum Nov. 1. Meador has more than 18 years of criminal justice experience which includes law enforcement leadership and management, law enforcement training, security management operations, SWAT, emergency response planning and execution, with special […]

Toledo Museum of Art completes first phase of Polishing the Gem fundraising campaign

Posted on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) has completed the first phase of a campaign to build its endowment and remain a vital leader in art education. The first phase of the Polishing the Gem endowment campaign raised $43 million between 2014 and 2017 from generous individuals, foundations and organizations. The fundraising campaign is a key […]

Nov. 20 Art Minute: Frans Hals, Van Campen Family Portrait in a Landscape

Posted on Monday, November 20th, 2017

Frans Hals, one of the three giants of 17th-century Dutch painting along with Rembrandt and Vermeer, was also one of the greatest portraitists of all time. Renowned for his dashing single figures of the Dutch middle class, often paired with a rendering of the sitter’s spouse, Hals also painted a number of group portraits, most […]

The Great Art Escape Returns Dec. 26-31 to the Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

The Toledo Museum of Art’s holiday tradition continues this year. The Great Art Escape offers a number of special programs planned for Dec. 26-31. Bring family and friends to this annual event for live performances, art activities, flashlight tours and more. While enjoying these outstanding programs, visitors can also explore TMA’s current exhibitions, Glorious Splendor: […]