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Artwork of the Week: August 15

Posted on Friday, August 15th, 2014

For his mixed etchings illustrating the Seven Deadly Sins, Marc Chagall drew on his satirical, but affectionate, look at village life in his native Vitebsk, Belarus. His self-deprecating sense of humor is perfectly highlighted by the frontispiece—a witty self-portrait of the artist at his easel, represented as Envy (or Desire), with the heads of the […]

Toledo Museum of Art Hosts International Visual Literacy Conference Nov. 5-8, 2014

Posted on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

The Chinese proverb about pictures being worth a thousand words is truer today than ever. Control dials are being replaced by screens with icons on automobile dashboards; the printed page, by video. As Fortune Magazine put it recently, pictures are doing most of the talking these days. What is the impact of all these images […]

Artwork of the Week: August 8

Posted on Friday, August 8th, 2014

The latest acquisition by the Museum’s collecting group The Apollo Society, Indian artist Ravinder Reddy’s monumental painted fiberglass head immediately demands attention. With his fusion of contemporary pop art and Hindu sculptural tradition, Reddy creates a union of the ideal goddess and the individual woman. The frontality of the head and its wide, staring eyes […]

Statement Regarding Lawn Sprinkler Use During Water Conservation

Posted on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

The Museum has received questions from the public about its use of lawn sprinklers during the city’s current call for water conservation due to maintenance issues at the Collins Park water treatment facility. The Toledo Museum of Art, as part of its sustainability initiatives, dug a well on its property last year and uses untreated […]

September 2014 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Monday, August 4th, 2014

Continuing Exhibitions The Art of Video Games Through Sept. 28, 2014, Canaday Gallery Striking visual effects and the creative use of new technology in games take center stage in this cross-generational, interactive traveling exhibition. This groundbreaking show is the first to examine video games as an art form. The exhibition features playable games, such as […]

Museum Cafe Open Today With Limited Service

Posted on Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

The Toledo Museum of Art will be open regular hours today, Sunday, August 2. The Museum Cafe will also reopen with limited service. Lucas County and the surrounding communities continue to be under a water advisory. As the situation develops, the Museum’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages will be updated with the most current information.  

Museum Cafe Closed Saturday, August 2; Museum Open

Posted on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Due to the water advisory in place for Lucas County, the Museum Cafe will be closed until further notice. Access to water (drinking fountains, sinks, etc.) will also be restricted. The Toledo Museum of Art will be open regular hours Saturday, August 2. Check the Museum’s website, Facebook and Twitter accounts for status updates on the […]

Artwork of the Week: August 1

Posted on Friday, August 1st, 2014

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I (July 28, 1914), the Toledo Museum of Art has organized the exhibition The Great War: Art on the Front Line from its collections. Like most artists featured in the exhibition, Käthe Kollwitz was personally affected by the war. Her 18-year-old son Peter was […]

Artwork of the Week: July 25

Posted on Friday, July 25th, 2014

The design of this bracelet was inspired by the grand style of the Mughal Empire (1526–1761). Lavish in color and techniques, this type of bracelet, with its combination of diamonds, emeralds, and rubies, was often included in an Indian bride’s dowry. Each step in the production is carried out by a craftsman specializing in a […]

Perrysburg Woman Named CFO at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Mary K. Siefke of Perrysburg has joined the Toledo Museum of Art staff as chief financial officer. “Mary’s background and experience make her highly qualified to manage the Museum’s financial operations and an excellent addition to the TMA staff,” said Chief Operating Officer Carol Bintz in announcing the appointment. A certified public accountant, Siefke had […]