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Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion Closed Through Labor Day

Posted on Friday, August 29th, 2014

The Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion is closed through the holiday weekend after utility lines accidentally severed by City of Toledo workers doing sewer repairs temporarily shut down the building’s cooling systems. The building’s cooling system is located across Parkwood Ave. in the Woodruff Studios and conditioned air travels in pipes across the street. […]

Artwork of the Week: August 29

Posted on Friday, August 29th, 2014

The design for this sumptuous silver-gilt jewel casket was created by Jean-Guillaume Moitte, the leading sculptor at the court of Napoleon. It was executed by the royal goldsmith Henry Auguste and is considered today the most ambitious sculptural project by his workshop. On the hinged lid that is shaped like an open book reclines Morpheus, […]

Glass Pavilion to Reopen Tuesday, September 2

Posted on Thursday, August 28th, 2014

The Glass Pavilion will remain closed through the Labor Day weekend while repairs continue to be made to the cooling system of the building. It will reopen to the public on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. We apologize for the inconvenience. The Main Museum building will be open regular hours Friday, August 29 through Sunday, August 31. On […]

Update on Temporary Glass Pavilion Closure

Posted on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Several of the systems in the Glass Pavilion are not operational—in particular the cooling system—due to an unforeseen mishap that occurred while workers from the City of Toledo were conducting sewer repairs.  To protect the collection and to insure the health and safety of people working in the hot shops, the Glass Pavilion will remain closed to the public […]

Glass Pavilion Closed Wednesday, August 27

Posted on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

The Glass Pavilion will be closed today, August 27, due to a utility issue. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please visit toledomuseum.org for further updates on when the building reopens.

Like Summer, Video Game Exhibition at Toledo Museum of Art Departs Soon

Posted on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Like summer, The Art of Video Games exhibition now at the Toledo Museum of Art will depart soon. The last day to experience the show in Toledo is Sept. 28. The Art of Video Games is one of the first exhibitions to explore the evolution of video games as an artistic medium. The show is […]

Filmmaker and Toledo Native Brett Leonard Joins Masters Series

Posted on Monday, August 25th, 2014

Play six degrees of separation with Toledo native Brett Leonard and you will be delivered a roster of Hollywood heavyweights: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins, Pierce Brosnan. All succumbed to Mr. Leonard’s directorial vision during the 1990s. The filmmaker—best known for his cult sci-fi hit The Lawnmower Man—will join Director Brian Kennedy for a […]

Artwork of the Week: August 22

Posted on Friday, August 22nd, 2014

In an age of Google Maps and GPS, we often take for granted our ability to see the features of the Earth from a height of miles and to map our environment with the swipe of a finger on a screen. For Silver Erie,Ohio native Maya Lin plotted the contours of Lake Erie and the […]

Locals Share Art That Inspires Them

Posted on Monday, August 18th, 2014

A new series of tours invites Toledoans to share which works of art in TMA’s collection have inspired them. Dubbed Localeyes, the experience allows artists, professors, musicians and other community members to share the Museum’s impact on them with the public. “So many people have such a deep connection with the Museum,” said Scott Boberg, […]

Artwork of the Week: August 15

Posted on Friday, August 15th, 2014

For his mixed etchings illustrating the Seven Deadly Sins, Marc Chagall drew on his satirical, but affectionate, look at village life in his native Vitebsk, Belarus. His self-deprecating sense of humor is perfectly highlighted by the frontispiece—a witty self-portrait of the artist at his easel, represented as Envy (or Desire), with the heads of the […]