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Museum Resumes Regular Hours

Posted on Friday, January 3rd, 2014

The Toledo Museum of Art will resume regular operating hours today, January 3, opening at 10 a.m. and closing at 9 p.m. It’s Friday programming will go on as scheduled, including free tours, glassblowing demonstrations and live music in the Cloister provided by The Matt Chambers Jazz Syndicate.

Artwork of the Week: January 3

Posted on Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Known as the Common American Swan in Audubon’s time, now called the Tundra Swan, this majestic bird is here rendered in a carefully hand-colored etching. Part of Audubon’s ambitious Birds of America—an attempt by Audubon to depict every type of bird common to the United States—the print is more than two feet high by more […]

Museum Closing at 4 p.m. Today (Jan. 2)

Posted on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Due to the poor road conditions and blowing/drifting snow, the Toledo Museum of Art will close at 4 p.m. this afternoon instead of its normal 9 p.m. closing time.  The Museum will reopen tomorrow at 10 a.m., weather permitting.

Fresh Impressions Ends New Year’s Day

Posted on Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

The final day to see Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints is January 1, 2014. During the 1930s the Toledo Museum of Art introduced modern Japanese prints to American audiences with two landmark exhibitions. These seminal shows featured the works of 15 contemporary Japanese artists who had revived the traditional art of the woodblock print for a new […]

The Great Art Escape Continues through January 1, 2014

Posted on Monday, December 30th, 2013

Need a break from the college football bowl schedule? Looking for a way to ring in the new year? Have friends and family still in town for the holidays? The Museum will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on both Tuesday, December 31 and Wednesday, January 1. Admission to the Museum is free; parking is […]

Artwork of the Week: December 27

Posted on Friday, December 27th, 2013

Long before The Party, Marisol’s largest group assemblage, came to the Museum, it traveled to the Venice Biennale in 1968 as a representative of Venezuela (Marisol was born in Paris to Venezuelan parents). As someone who always felt uncomfortable in the 1960s social scene, Marisol chose to display the figures in a setting where none […]

Artwork of the Week: December 20

Posted on Friday, December 20th, 2013

As the leading painter in the Catholic city of Seville, Spain, Murillo was commissioned to paint almost exclusively for the churches and religious orders in the area. Because of his frequent travels to Madrid and Seville’s heavy involvement in international commerce, Murillo was introduced to many different artists and styles of painting. In this painting […]

2014 Palmer Art Travel Scholarship Available

Posted on Thursday, December 19th, 2013

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 Feb. 25, 2014. 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) […]

Harvey K. Littleton, 1922-2013

Posted on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Harvey K. Littleton, one of the founders of the American Glass Studio movement, passed away Friday, December 13, 2013. He was 91 years old. His enthusiasm for glass as a sculptural medium has inspired generations of artists to explore glass as a medium for artistic expression. For those who wish to honor his memory with […]

Collages and Sculptures by Varujan Boghosian Go on Exhibit

Posted on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Where some see relics of the past, one noted New England artist sees material for his next sculpture or collage. Varujan Boghosian (pronounced VAR-zhun bo-GO-zhan) regularly visits junk shops and antique stores in search of items he might use. However you categorize him—a sculptor, assembler, scavenger or conservator—Boghosian is an expert in gathering objects, such […]