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May 6 Art Minute: Evert Pieters, “In the Month of May”

Posted on Friday, May 6th, 2016

In this charming celebration of carefree, youthful innocence, six children of various ages and in a variety of poses are completely preoccupied with the making of garlands from yellow wildflowers. One in the circle, already wearing the finished product, has cast aside her wooden shoes; another clutches in her apron her hoard of plucked flowers […]

OMA Names Carol Bintz Professional of the Year

Posted on Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Carol Bintz, chief operating officer of the Toledo Museum of Art, has been named Professional of the Year by the Ohio Museum Association. The award was presented during the organization’s recent statewide conference. The honor recognizes professional accomplishments and service to an OMA member institution and is presented for outstanding leadership and professional service over […]

Artist Fred Tomaselli to Give Masters Series Lecture at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

American artist Fred Tomaselli, whose perception-challenging paintings and collages have earned him coverage in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, will give a free lecture on Thursday, May 12 at 6 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle as part of the Museum’s Masters Series. The mosaic-like qualities of the artist’s […]

April 29 Art Minute: Spiral Chandelier for Jérôme Bonaparte

Posted on Friday, April 29th, 2016

Founded in 1792, the firm Werner & Mieth was for more than four decades the most important Berline manufacturer of hand-made luxury goods in gilded bronze. The new clients for Berlin luxury manufactories were mainly French, despite the politically difficult years of Napoleon I’s occupation of the German state of Prussia. Napoleon’s wife Josephine and […]

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 […]