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Palmer Scholarship Deadline Extended; Applications Due March 31, 2016

Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

The deadline to apply for a 2016 Palmer Scholarship has been extended to March 31, 2016. The Palmer Scholarship provides funding for travel for an individual(s) to pursue a course of study in an art-related field. The award recipient(s) will receive up to $8,000 toward the costs of travel—including airfare, hotel and meal expenses—either domestic […]

Feb. 24 Art Minute: Aminah Robinson, “Dad’s Journey,” from “The Ragmund Series: Volume 8, Slave Epics”

Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Columbus, Ohio-based artist Aminah Robinson devoted her career to telling and passing on the untold stories of her family, the black community where she grew up, and the often unsung contributions to American history by African Americans. As part of her 10 unique, handmade volumes of The Ragmund Series of books (acquired by the Toledo […]

Toledo Museum of Art Celebrates Glass Legacy with Hot Spot: Contemporary Glass from Private Collections

Posted on Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Objects from studio glass collectors on view April 15 through Sept. 18, 2016, in the Glass Pavilion Hot Spot: Contemporary Glass from Private Collections showcases contemporary North American, European, Australian and Asian studio glass, with many objects on public view for the first time. The exhibition of more than 80 diverse works of art will […]

This Week at TMA: Feb. 23–28, 2016

Posted on Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Exhibition Closing The Rise of Sneaker Culture Through Feb. 28, 2016 | Levis Gallery (Galleries 28A–C) The Rise of Sneaker Culture explores the athletic shoe from its origins in the mid-1800s to its current place in high-fashion. This traveling exhibition, organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, is the […]

Feb. 19 Art Minute: Fred Wilson, “Iago’s Mirror”

Posted on Friday, February 19th, 2016

In Shakespeare’s Othello, Iago attempts to destroy the lives and reputations of all who surround him, particularly the black Venetian officer Othello. It is deliberately unclear what Iago’s motivations are for his murderous vendettas—revenge, bigotry, jealousy, a love of deception? Iago’s Mirror was made in traditional 18th-century Rococo style by Murano glassworkers in Venice, according to artist […]

Apply for a 2016 Palmer Scholarship

Posted on Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Students of art are encouraged to apply now for the Palmer Scholarship awarded annually by the Toledo Museum of Art. The application deadline for the art travel award is March 6, 2016. The Palmer Scholarship provides funding for travel for an individual(s) to pursue a course of study in an art-related field. The award recipient(s) […]

Jaume Plensa: Human Landscape Opens June 17, 2016, at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Human Landscape, a major exhibition of works by world renowned artist Jaume Plensa, comes to the Toledo Museum of Art this summer. Seven large outdoor sculptures, plus indoor installations that include a stainless steel curtain through which visitors can walk, will be on view June 17-Nov. 6, 2016, in the Main Museum and on the […]

Important Cézanne Still Life Goes on Display

Posted on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Paul Cézanne understood that the truth was often best captured with inaccuracy. In The Basket of Apples (1893), the still life is reimagined not as a copy of nature, but as an interpretation free from the constraints of spatial accuracy. This important painting, rarely seen outside its home at the Art Institute of Chicago, will be […]

This Week at TMA: Feb. 16–21, 2016

Posted on Monday, February 15th, 2016

This Week’s Highlights Jazz Under Glass with the Art Tatum Jazz Society Feb. 18: 6:30–8:30 p.m., Peristyle The popular Jazz under Glass series continues with monthly performances put on in partnership with the Art Tatum Jazz Society. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit at www.arttatumsociety.com. Studio62 Feb. 18, 9–11p.m. | Glass Pavilion Hot Shop […]

Pop-Up Café Available During Kitchen Renovations

Posted on Sunday, February 14th, 2016

A much–needed renovation project is set to begin in the kitchen area of the Museum on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 . The Museum Café will be temporarily closed as a result of the construction, but a temporary dining option, aptly called the Pop-Up Café, will be stationed in the Green Room on the lower level of the main […]