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Artwork of the Week: January 10

Posted on Friday, January 10th, 2014

This blue and white vase was made during the rule of Emperor Kangxi (1662–1722), the longest reigning emperor in China. During this time, the imperial porcelain factory was revived resoundingly thanks to the Emperor’s interest in culture and the arts. The flowers painted on the vase are magnolia blossoms, a symbol of purity and feminine […]

Toledo Museum of Art 2014 Major Exhibitions

Posted on Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Varujan Boghosian Dec. 13, 2013–May 25, 2014 Wolfe Gallery Mezzanine Where some see relics of the past, Varujan Boghosian sees material for his next sculpture or collage. The Armenian-American artist’s poetic works use objects such as children’s toys, vintage paper and shoes. His work is seen at such noted institutions as the Museum of Modern […]

The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden Brings Romantic Paris to the Midwest

Posted on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

When it comes to daily life in the capital of France, the Tuileries Garden has always been something of a theater, the stage for everything from the political intrigue of 17th-century royals to the leisure activities of 21st-century citizens. Now, the Parisian park can be experienced at the Toledo Museum of Art with the major […]

Objects from the Louvre Featured in Spring 2014 Exhibition

Posted on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Marie Antoinette, Napoleon Bonaparte and King Louis XIV each reveled in the perfectly manicured grounds of the Tuileries Garden at different points in history. Today, more than 10 million visitors stroll through the famous Parisian park annually. And from Feb. 13 – May 11, 2014, the Toledo Museum of Art will bring this remarkable urban […]

February 2014 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Exhibition Opening The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden Feb. 13–May 11, Canaday Gallery The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden will present 100 paintings, photographs, drawings and sculptures, many never before exhibited in the United States, on loan from the vast collections of the Musée du Louvre, Musée Carnavalet, Palace of Versailles and other […]

Museum Will Be Closed Tuesday, January 7

Posted on Monday, January 6th, 2014

Due to inclement weather conditions in the region, the Toledo Museum of Art will be closed Tuesday, January 7. The Museum will reopen Wednesday, January 8, weather permitting.

Toledo Museum of Art Recruiting New Class of Volunteer Docents

Posted on Monday, January 6th, 2014

As a volunteer docent at the Toledo Museum of Art, Pamela Davis has devoted 34 years to bringing the arts to life for visitors on her gallery tours. But according to Davis, those three decades weren’t given for free—they came with a different kind of “salary.” “The payment I get is enrichment, socially and intellectually,” […]

Museum Closing at 4 p.m. Today (Jan. 5)

Posted on Sunday, January 5th, 2014

Due to the current weather conditions, the Toledo Museum of Art will be closing at 4 p.m. today, Sunday, January 5 and will remain closed Monday, January 6. The Museum will reopen Tuesday, January 7, weather permitting. As things progress, please check the Museum’s website, Facebook page and Twitter account for the latest information regarding […]

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 […]