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Coming to Play Time? Things to Know Before Your Visit.

Posted on Friday, June 26th, 2015

This summer, it’s play time at the Toledo Museum of Art. Play Time, our current exhibition, has been a hit with visitors of all ages. Due to the popularity of the exhibition, we have instituted a timed-ticket process for Harmonic Motion, the giant crocheted playground currently installed in Canaday Gallery. While admission to Play Time is free, tickets are […]

Artwork of the Week: June 26

Posted on Friday, June 26th, 2015

This Dutch cabinet is a tour-de-force of 17th-century luxury furniture-making techniques. The rich, red tortoiseshell veneer mimics Japanese lacquer and is beautifully contrasted with the carved ebony frame. The inlays of colored woods and ivory are expertly arranged in elaborate floral designs. Behind the central door are more drawers, inlays, a carved ivory plaque of […]

August 2015 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Continuing Exhibitions Play Time May 22-Sept. 6, 2015, Throughout Museum In a world that prioritizes work, how do we encourage people of all ages to relish the benefits of play? Play Time celebrates the art of diversion and engages visitors in multi-sensory, interactive installations across the 36-acre Museum campus and in select locations around the […]

I-75 Construction Impacts Access to TMA

Posted on Friday, June 19th, 2015

Massive widening and reconstruction efforts are underway on I-75 that will impact travel to and from the Toledo Museum of Art through August 2016.  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: • Through Friday, June 26, […]

Artwork of the Week: June 19

Posted on Friday, June 19th, 2015

A student and assistant of Rembrandt’s from the early 1630s to about 1642, Ferdinand Bol became a successful portraitist working in Amsterdam. This self-portrait, painted when Bol was about 31, shows the direct influence of his famous teacher. Bol based his pose and composition on a 1639 etched self-portrait and a 1640 painted self-portrait by […]

Battery H Civil War Re-enactors Visit TMA June 19 and 20

Posted on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

On June 19 and 20, the modern Battery H Civil War re-enactors will present an educational demonstration on the Museum campus, including periodic live cannon firings. This Ohio-based re-enactment group represents the artillery battalion featured in Gilbert Gaul’s massive painting Battery H 1st Ohio Volunteers Light Artillery in Action at Cold Harbor, on loan to […]

Daubigny’s Auvers, Landscape with Plough Purchased by Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Auvers, Landscape with Plough, an oil painting dating from 1877 by Charles-François Daubigny (French, 1817-1878) has been acquired by the Toledo Museum of Art. Daubigny lived northwest of Paris in Auvers-sur-Oise during his later years and painted the surrounding farmlands as early 1860. This landscape painting was finished during the last year of the artist’s […]

Special Exhibition at Toledo Museum of Art Celebrates Degas and Legacy of Toledo Ballet

Posted on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

TMA is exclusive venue for ‘all Degas, all ballet’ exhibition that features major national and international loans From a 14-year-old Parisian girl made famous by a great Impressionist artist to a 10-year-old Toledoan more famous for women’s rights than dance, the Toledo Museum of Art’s fall exhibition Degas and the Dance celebrates the appeal and […]

Play Time Exhibition Celebration this Saturday

Posted on Friday, June 12th, 2015

Join us this Saturday, June 13 from 6-10 p.m. for a celebration of the exhibition Play Time featuring spectacle performances by Redmoon Theater, a giant picnic table covering Monroe Street, a member lounge in the GlasSalon and tons of fun and games.  Here’s what you need to know: Monroe Street will be closed to through […]

Artwork of the Week: June 12

Posted on Friday, June 12th, 2015

Core-formed and cast glass vessels had been made at least as early as the 15th century BCE in Egypt and Mesopotamia, but the revolutionary technique of glassblowing did not appear in the Roman Empire until the first century BCE. This skill was brought to the capital city of Rome from the Eastern Mediterranean (modern Syria), […]