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Feb. 19 Art Minute: El Anatsui, When I last wrote to you

Posted on Monday, February 19th, 2018

El Anatsui has become well known for his wall-sized tapestries made out of metal strips, milk can lids, and bottle caps. This work represents important earlier explorations for the artist. These wood pieces are made of repurposed wooden slats, playing with ideas of death and rebirth, which are recurrent themes in Anatsui’s work. The carved […]

Mummies in the Movies Matinee Film Series Begins Feb. 17

Posted on Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Coinciding with its exhibition The Mummies: From Egypt to Toledo, the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) presents a themed Saturday matinee film series called “He Went for a Little Walk: Mummies in the Movies” from Feb. 17 through May 5, 2018. Each film screening begins at 2 p.m. in the Little Theater. The first film […]

March 2018 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Monday, February 12th, 2018

  Continuing Exhibitions Fired Up: Contemporary Glass by Women Artists Through March 18, 2018, Glass Pavilion Galleries 2 and 3 The discovery of glass as a serious artistic medium in the 1960s – sparked during the Studio Glass Movement that originated at the Toledo Museum of Art – was monumental. Yet in its earliest decades, […]

Feb. 12 Art Minute: Elizabeth Catlett, A Second Generation

Posted on Monday, February 12th, 2018

In 1992 Elizabeth Catlett published a portfolio of six color lithographs based on the 1937 poem For My People by Margaret Walker (1915-1998). Walker was a talented, powerful voice of America whose writing emphasized the rich heritage of African American culture. “When she speaks of and for her people, older voices are mixed with hers—the voices […]

Toledo Museum of Art Announces Master Plan to Unify its Campus and Increase Accessibility, Sustainability and Greenspace

Posted on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) announces today a comprehensive Master Plan for the institution, its buildings and surrounding campus, to be carried out over approximately 20 years. The first phase of the Master Plan, which developed out of TMA’s recent, long-range strategic planning process, focuses on TMA’s grounds as an urban park and oasis […]

Feb. 5 Art Minute: Therman Statom, HYRDA

Posted on Monday, February 5th, 2018

What does a museum mean to an individual, to a community? In October 1995, Therman Statom asked himself this question a he visited the Toledo Museum of Art to participate in an artist residency program. Statom returned to his studio in California and continued to reflect on the Museum’s collection and environment. They became the […]

TMA Explores the Phenomenon of Egyptomania with New Exhibition and Related Programs

Posted on Monday, January 29th, 2018

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) is once more displaying the two Egyptian mummies that launched the Museum’s early collection and have fascinated visitors for more than a century.The exhibition explores how TMA acquired Young Priest (ca. 800 BCE, Third Intermediate Period) and Old Man (ca. 100 CE, Roman Period), their historical significance in the Museum […]

Jan. 29 Art Minute: Honoré Daumier, Children Under a Tree

Posted on Monday, January 29th, 2018

Though a prolific painter, Honoré Daumier was best known for his printmaking, specifically his lithographed caricatures and satirical political cartoons. His paintings, however-which brought him almost no recognition during his lifetime-had little of the bite of social satire that characterized his prints. Instead, his paintings frequently portrayed the everyday life of the working people of […]

Catholic Diocese of Toledo Joins TMA for Masters Series Conversation During Final Days of Glorious Splendor

Posted on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

The Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas, Eighth Bishop of the Diocese of Toledo, and Adam Levine, TMA’s deputy director and curator of ancient art, will discuss the precious objects featured in Glorious Splendor: Treasures of Early Christian Art on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle as part of […]

Applications Being Accepted for Art Travel Scholarship

Posted on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

The Toledo Museum of Art is now accepting applications for the Palmer Scholarship, which funds art-related travel for northwest Ohio residents. The Museum is inviting artists, photographers, students, and others pursuing an artistic endeavor away from home to apply for the award. While the scholarship funds airfare, meals, and hotel or housing, it does not […]