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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), […]

Toledo Museum of Art Exhibitions: July 2015-June 2016

Posted on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Best in Show: Animal Illustrations from the Mazza Collection Through July 5, 2015, Gallery 18 The Mazza Museum in Findlay, Ohio, holds the largest collection of original artwork by children’s book illustrators in the world. More than 50 works from that collection are on loan to the Toledo Museum of Art in this exhibition presented […]

Artwork of the Week: June 5

Posted on Friday, June 5th, 2015

Korean-American artist Nam June Paik is often hailed as the father of new media art and is renowned for his early exploration into the overlap between music, video, performance, and emerging technology. Demonstrating Paik’s signature humor and playfulness, Beuys Voice is significant in two respects: it is an iconic example of Paik’s “robot portraits,” and […]

Chicago’s Redmoon Theater Arrives June 11 for 3-day Run at TMA’s Play Time Exhibition

Posted on Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Chicago’s Redmoon Theater, known for using larger-than-life contraptions to create performances bright with spectacle, is coming to the Toledo Museum of Art June 11¬-13. The company’s site-specific performances have opened in the Windy City’s Millennium Park, animated the façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art, commemorated the groundbreaking of the Modern Wing of the Art […]

Artwork of the Week: May 29

Posted on Friday, May 29th, 2015

In 1996 Albert Paley was one of three artists invited to the Toledo Museum of Art to create a body of work inspired by our collection (Jim Dine and Therman Statom were the other two). For Continuum Paley took his cues in part from the Museum’s architecture. The sculpture’s shape alludes to the Doric columns […]

Museum to Close Galleries in Preparation for Renovation

Posted on Thursday, May 28th, 2015

On Friday, May 29, the Toledo Museum of Art will close its decorative arts galleries and period rooms for renovation. This is part of a larger plan to update sections of the Museum’s west wing over the next five years. The galleries contain decorative arts objects, some of which will be integrated into the permanent […]

July 2015 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

(Note: TMA will be closed Saturday, July 4, for Independence Day.) Exhibition Openings From the Collection: 300 Years of French Landscape Painting July 17-Oct. 11, 2015, Gallery 18 Drawn entirely from the holdings of the Toledo Museum of Art, From the Collection: 300 Years of French Landscape Painting contains a single, stunning example selected from […]

Artwork of the Week: May 22

Posted on Friday, May 22nd, 2015

In a view that seems like an uncomposed snapshot, summer villas hug the cliffs above the English Channel at Trouville, France. Beyond, sailboats racing in the Trouville-Deauville regatta dot the sea, some of them composed of only one or two strokes of paint. The atmospheric effects of sunlight, water, and moisture-laden haze where sea transitions […]

Play Time Opens May 22 at Toledo Museum of Art; Exhibition, Related Programs Continue Up To Labor Day

Posted on Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Play Time, a new exhibition opening May 22 at the Toledo Museum of Art, celebrates the art of diversion and the value of play to both refresh the human spirit and inspire creativity. Unlike “look but don’t touch” exhibitions, this interactive, family-friendly, hands-on exhibition enables visitors to immerse themselves in contemporary art as they may […]