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Cocktail Shakers and Martini Glasses: The History of Barware

Posted on Monday, March 14th, 2016

Free Curator Lecture March 24: 6 p.m., GlasSalon Jutta Page, the Toledo Museum of Art’s senior curator of glass and decorative arts, along with Toledo mixologist Jim Moore, will examine the history of barware and the multitude of functional glass objects used in the creation and serving of the perfect cocktail. The event is free […]

L.A. Startup The Noun Project Comes to TMA

Posted on Monday, March 14th, 2016

People, places, objects, concepts—what drawings can be understood to symbolize these things around the world, regardless of language barriers? That is the question Los Angeles-based start-up the Noun Project seeks to answer, crowdsourcing an online library of free, downloadable icons that visualize ideas as lofty as love and as humdrum as dry cleaning. Since their […]

Mar. 11 Art Minute: Louise Bourgeois, “Shackle Necklace”

Posted on Friday, March 11th, 2016

Louise Bourgeois designed this necklace in the 1940s as a personal statement against the violence she had witnessed against prisoners during the Spanish Civil War (1936–39), who were asphyxiated by shackles of this shape. It was also designed as a comment about the female state, a metaphor for the social, political, and legal constraints of […]

April 2016 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Exhibition Openings Hot Spot: Contemporary Glass from Private Collections April 15–Sept. 18, 2016, Glass Pavilion Some of the most stunning works of art in glass from private collections, many of them promised gifts to the Toledo Museum of Art collection, have been assembled for this celebratory exhibition. Featuring more than 80 works, Hot Spot coincides with […]

This Week at TMA: Mar. 8–13, 2016

Posted on Monday, March 7th, 2016

This Week’s Highlights Jazz Under Glass with Art Tatum Jazz Society: Guy Mintus Mar. 10: 6:30–8:30 p.m., GlasSalon The popular Jazz Under Glass series features monthly performances provided in partnership with the Art Tatum Jazz Society. In this edition of the series, Israeli-born, award-winning jazz pianist Guy Mintus performs a solo piano show. Tickets are $35 […]

Robin Reisenfeld Joins Toledo Museum of Art Curatorial Staff

Posted on Monday, March 7th, 2016

Robin Reisenfeld has joined the Toledo Museum of Art staff as curator of works on paper, Brian Kennedy, CEO, president and director of the Museum, has announced. Reisenfeld has served as course director of Global Contemporary Art in the master of arts program at Christie’s Education, New York, for the past two years and as […]

Mar. 4 Art Minute: Rachel Ruysch, “Flower Still Life”

Posted on Friday, March 4th, 2016

From the caterpillar crawling along the stem of a flower, to the browning leaves riddled with holes by hungry insects, Rachel Ruysch has captured every detail of a wild profusion of cut flowers. Such a painting could be appreciated on two levels. A viewer might simply enjoy the skill of the artist and the luscious […]

Exhibition Explores How Your Heart – Not Your Head – Is the Target of Political Ads

Posted on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

I Approve This Message: Decoding Political Ads, Thursday, July 14 through Election Day, Nov. 8 The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) is taking on the subject of political persuasion this summer with a new exhibition that delves into how imagery, music, sound effects, camerawork and words are used to stir emotions and capture votes. I […]

This Week at TMA: Mar. 1–6, 2016

Posted on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

This Week’s Highlights FREE Concert: Toledo School for the Arts Women’s History Month Concert Mar. 3: 7 p.m., GlasSalon Students from Toledo School for the Arts pair works of art from the TMA collection and pieces of music to tell the stories of iconic women of the past 150 years FREE It’s Friday Music: Extra […]

Candice L. Harrison Named Director of Communications at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Monday, February 29th, 2016

Candice L. Harrison has been named director of communications at the Toledo Museum of Art, effective March 7. Museum director Brian Kennedy said Harrison will be responsible for all of the Museum’s internal and external communications, marketing and online communications, including the website and social media. She also will be involved in advancing the Museum’s […]