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Magnificent Marble on View in Octagon

Posted on Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Gallery 28 has seen the addition of an imposing new work of art: a replica of Laocoön and His Sons. The reproduction of the ancient Roman sculpture—carved from a single block of carrara marble—was until recently in an Italian family collection and is on special loan to the Museum. The original that inspired it,  unearthed in […]

Museum Will Be Closed Sunday, Feb. 1

Posted on Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Due to current weather conditions, the Toledo Museum of Art will be closed today, Sunday, Feb. 1. The Museum will reopen Tuesday, Feb. 3, weather permitting. Please check the Museum’s website, Facebook page and Twitter account for the latest information regarding operating hours.

Artwork of the Week: January 30

Posted on Friday, January 30th, 2015

This table would have been placed in the center of a drawing room, parlor, or library, making it a noticeable statement of its owner’s wealth and sophisticated taste. The industrial boom that followed the Civil War brought new opportunities for wealth. American designers often looked to the past for styles that expressed their patrons’ new […]

March 2015 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Continuing Exhibitions Drawn, Cut & Layered: The Art of Werner Pfeiffer Feb. 6-May 3, 2015, Canaday Gallery and Gallery 1 Artist Werner Pfeiffer’s experiences as a young boy in Germany during and after World War II, when paper was scarce, became the basis of a lifelong fascination with the material. For more than 50 years, […]

Food Editor and Cookbook Author Darra Goldstein to Lecture at Toledo Museum of Art Masters Series

Posted on Monday, January 26th, 2015

To highly discerning foodies, Darra Goldstein is something of a culinary celebrity. As the intellectual counterpart to the likes of Anthony Bourdain, Goldstein is the thinking person’s food writer. The dining and cultural journal she founded, Gastronomica, has earned high marks since its 2001 inception, including a recent James Beard Foundation Award for Publication of […]

Art and Storytelling Connect in WordShop Program

Posted on Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Bringing language to life can be challenging for teachers bound to the classroom. WordShop, a program launched in 2012 by the Women’s Initiative of the United Way, aims to break students free from those constraints with unique story writing field trips to the Museum. After a stimulating gallery tour, the high-energy creative process begins, as […]

Artwork of the Week: January 23

Posted on Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Painter Josepha Gasch-Muche believes that every material, regardless of whether it is naturally or industrially produced, has its own inherent structure and texture waiting to be given form. She was attracted to broken LCD (liquid crystal display) glass because it is thin, strong, and can be arranged in different ways to reflect and scatter light. […]

Best in Show Exhibition at Toledo Museum of Art Features Delightful Illustrations from Children’s Books

Posted on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

People’s pets are such an important part of life. Wouldn’t it be fun to see an art exhibition about them? A new show at the Toledo Museum of Art provides the chance. Presented by Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Best in Show: Animal Illustrations from the Mazza Collection opens Feb. 13 in Gallery 18 and features an […]

Gallery Groups Recruiting New Art Enthusiasts

Posted on Sunday, January 18th, 2015

The Museum’s longtime gallery groups program is recruiting new participants this season. Like book clubs for art lovers, gallery groups gather monthly to explore interesting themes in the TMA collection, from food in art to depictions of royalty, with a docent as their guide. The experience provides an enriching way to gather friends or colleagues […]

Artwork of the Week: January 16

Posted on Friday, January 16th, 2015

The city of Tanagra gave its name to a type of charming fired clay statuette when thousands were excavated from its cemeteries during the 1870s. The heads, arms, and bodies were formed in molds and assembled, then hand-finished to make each figurine unique with details like earrings, curls of hair, hats, and fans. The surface […]