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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, […]

Toledo Museum of Art’s Fall Masters Series Includes a Smithsonian Leader, Degas Expert

Posted on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

This fall, two national museum leaders will take the Peristyle stage as part of the Toledo Museum of Art’s Masters Series. Johnnetta Cole, director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art and a longtime educator and humanitarian, will speak on Oct. 8. Then on Dec. 10, George T.M. Shackelford, deputy director of the […]

Toledo Museum of Art Names New Director of Education and Engagement

Posted on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Michael Deetsch has been named the Emma Leah Bippus director of education and engagement by the Toledo Museum of Art. Deetsch joined the staff as assistant director of education in 2013 and became interim director of education when his predecessor, Kathy Danko-McGhee, left to devote full time to educational research. “As interim director Mike demonstrated solid leadership […]

Artwork of the Week: September 4

Posted on Friday, September 4th, 2015

Personal adornment can be the most innovative, sophisticated, and extravagant of the arts. The people of Japan created some of the most striking personal accessories, called netsuke, during the Edo period (1615–1868) in order to attach pouches or boxes to their elaborate silk clothing, which had no pockets. The late 18th-century netsuke of a rabbit in monk’s […]

October 2015 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Exhibition Openings 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) […]

Artwork of the Week: August 28

Posted on Friday, August 28th, 2015

An exchange of glances is the focal point of Frederic Remington’s intriguing homage to the American West. Bent over their grazing ponies with buffalo skins thrown over them, two Native Americans of the western plains employ a time-honored hunting trick of disguising themselves as bison. A wagon train barely visible in the distance, however, suggests […]

Artwork of the Week: August 21

Posted on Friday, August 21st, 2015

Swedish-born Carl Milles thought of his sculpture as a bridge between earth and the world beyond. For that reason, much of his work reflects themes from mythology—especially stories in which gods and humans interact. Wings suggests the Greek myth of Zeus and Ganymede. In the story, Zeus develops an affection for the beautiful young Trojan prince. Taking […]

Fall Class Registration Underway At Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Monday, August 17th, 2015

Explore your creativity this fall at the Toledo Museum of Art, which offers classes for every age, every experience level and every schedule. All classes and workshops are related to works of art in the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions. Students will visit the galleries, learn about some of the iconic works of art and […]