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June 2016 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Exhibition Openings Jaume Plensa: Human Landscape June 17-Nov. 6, 2016, Levis Galleries & Museum Grounds A major exhibition by renowned artist Jaume Plensa, Human Landscape consists of large outdoor sculptures, including some shown for the first time in the United States, plus indoor installations. Some of the artist’s lesser-known works on paper, 22 drawings and 10 etchings […]

April 22 Art Minute: “Trick Glass with Stag Siphon”

Posted on Friday, April 22nd, 2016

This trick glass was designed to make it as difficult as possible to drink from the vessel without spilling the alcoholic beverage within. The insert of the stag glass functions as a siphon (a sort of straw) whose multiple openings challenge the drinker to figure out which holes need to be covered in order for […]

Toledo Museum of Art Mellon Fellowship Awarded to Iowa Native Christina Larson

Posted on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Christina Larson, a native of Iowa who recently completed her doctorate in art history at Case Western Reserve University, has been named a Mellon Fellow at the Toledo Museum of Art, a position which is supported by a 2014 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The goal of the Mellon Fellowship Program is to […]

Free Lecture: Shakespeare’s Second Folio with Ed Hill

Posted on Monday, April 18th, 2016

April 24: 2 p.m., Gallery 15 Ed Hill, the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library special collections librarian, discusses one of the most important volumes in the Toledo Museum of Art’s rare book collection, a copy of the 1632 Second Folio of “William Shakespeare’s Comedies., Histories and Tragedies,” on view in Gallery 15. Prior to Shakespeare’s death […]

April 15 Art Minute: Toots Zynsky, “Untitled,” from the “Tierra del Fuego Series”

Posted on Friday, April 15th, 2016

Mary Ann (“Toots”) Zynsky explores the fragility of glass as she fashions works of daring color and intense power. Her works suggest both sculptural object and functional vessel, an ambiguity that beguiles with color and reassures with familiar form. […] Zynsky adopted a technique that she jokingly calls “filet de verre” (a play on the […]

For a Limited Time, New Museum Members Receive Glass Gift

Posted on Friday, April 15th, 2016

In celebration of the current exhibition Hot Spot: Contemporary Glass from Private Collections and the tenth anniversary of the award-winning Glass Pavilion®, we are pleased to announce a glass-inspired membership promotion and sweepstakes. Join Online New Members New members who join at the Contributing Level or higher will receive a gift of glass in return for […]

May 2016 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Continuing Exhibitions 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 […]

Toledo Museum of Art May 1 Programs Focus on Native American Life

Posted on Monday, April 11th, 2016

Area residents of all ages can learn more about Native American life and traditions through two free programs planned May 1 at the Toledo Museum of Art. At 1 p.m. that Sunday, Martin Nagy of Seven Eagles Historical Center near Grand Rapids, Ohio, will present “Experience the Native Woodland material culture with ‘Lightfoot’” in the […]

April 8 Art Minute: Dale Chihuly, “Campiello del Remer #2”

Posted on Friday, April 8th, 2016

The opening of the new Glass Pavilion in 2006 also introduced a monumental new acquisition by Seattle artist Dale Chihuly to the Museum’s visitors. The glass elements of the sculpture were fabricated at Chihuly’s studio, then cut and engraved at the Waterford® Crystal factory in Ireland in 1995. First configured as a large standing “chandelier,” […]

Slow Art Day is Saturday, April 9, 2016 at TMA

Posted on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Take a little time to enjoy art. That’s what the Toledo Museum of Art is inviting area residents to do April 9, 2016 on Slow Art Day. TMA is joining more than 170 other art venues for the international observance that encourages people to take their time to look at art and discuss their observations with […]