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Artwork of the Week: September 11

Posted on Friday, September 11th, 2015

Exiled by her brother, husband, and co-ruler Ptolemy XIII, Cleopatra VII returned to Egypt upon hearing that Roman dictator Julius Caesar had set up martial rule in her former palace. Knowing that she was still unsafe on palace grounds, Cleopatra allegedly had herself wrapped in a carpet and carried to Caesar by her loyal follower, […]

Toledo Museum of Art’s Fall Masters Series Includes a Smithsonian Leader, Degas Expert

Posted on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

This fall, two national museum leaders will take the Peristyle stage as part of the Toledo Museum of Art’s Masters Series. Johnnetta Cole, director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art and a longtime educator and humanitarian, will speak on Oct. 8. Then on Dec. 10, George T.M. Shackelford, deputy director of the […]

Toledo Museum of Art Names New Director of Education and Engagement

Posted on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Michael Deetsch has been named the Emma Leah Bippus director of education and engagement by the Toledo Museum of Art. Deetsch joined the staff as assistant director of education in 2013 and became interim director of education when his predecessor, Kathy Danko-McGhee, left to devote full time to educational research. “As interim director Mike demonstrated solid leadership […]

Artwork of the Week: September 4

Posted on Friday, September 4th, 2015

Personal adornment can be the most innovative, sophisticated, and extravagant of the arts. The people of Japan created some of the most striking personal accessories, called netsuke, during the Edo period (1615–1868) in order to attach pouches or boxes to their elaborate silk clothing, which had no pockets. The late 18th-century netsuke of a rabbit in monk’s […]

October 2015 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Exhibition Openings Degas and the Dance Oct. 15, 2015-Jan. 10, 2016, Canaday Gallery “People call me the painter of dancing girls,” Edgar Degas once told Paris art dealer Ambroise Vollard. “It has never occurred to them that my chief interest in dancers lies in rendering movement and painting pretty clothes.” Indeed, in ballerinas Degas (1834-1917) […]

Artwork of the Week: August 28

Posted on Friday, August 28th, 2015

An exchange of glances is the focal point of Frederic Remington’s intriguing homage to the American West. Bent over their grazing ponies with buffalo skins thrown over them, two Native Americans of the western plains employ a time-honored hunting trick of disguising themselves as bison. A wagon train barely visible in the distance, however, suggests […]

Artwork of the Week: August 21

Posted on Friday, August 21st, 2015

Swedish-born Carl Milles thought of his sculpture as a bridge between earth and the world beyond. For that reason, much of his work reflects themes from mythology—especially stories in which gods and humans interact. Wings suggests the Greek myth of Zeus and Ganymede. In the story, Zeus develops an affection for the beautiful young Trojan prince. Taking […]

Fall Class Registration Underway At Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Monday, August 17th, 2015

Explore your creativity this fall at the Toledo Museum of Art, which offers classes for every age, every experience level and every schedule. All classes and workshops are related to works of art in the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions. Students will visit the galleries, learn about some of the iconic works of art and […]

Ramp Closures Affect Access to TMA

Posted on Friday, August 14th, 2015

Beginning Friday, August 14, several ramps along eastbound I-475 and southbound I-75 will be closed for variable amounts of time, impeding access to the Toledo Museum of Art. For the last travel information, visit the Ohio Department of Transportation website.  Here’s the latest information on ramp closures and lane restrictions directly affecting Museum traffic: For visitors traveling […]

Artwork of the Week: August 14

Posted on Friday, August 14th, 2015

Cleveland artist Edris Eckhardt is renowned as an early leader in 20th-century American ceramics and glass. A committed professional artist during a period that was characterized by hobbyists, she worked in the so-called craft media to create figural and abstract sculptures. Her finest pieces capture the best elements of both clay and glass, such as […]