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Museum Acquires Spanish Sculpture

Posted on Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

The Toledo Museum of Art has added a major sculpture, The Infant Christ by foremost Spanish 17th-century sculptor Juan Martínez Montañés (1568–1649), to its collection. “The acquisition marks the first Spanish sculpture and the first polychromed wood sculpture from that period to enter the TMA collection,” said Museum Director Brian Kennedy. Montañés, who lived and […]

Museum Wins Crystal Awards

Posted on Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

The Toledo Museum of Art’s communications department won several awards at the 2010 Crystal Awards ceremony, held at the Main Library’s McMaster Center on November 15. The annual event is sponsored by Business of Communications and recognizes excellence in all forms of communications. The Museum was awarded four Crystal Awards of Excellence for its new […]

Winter Ball Film Fest

Posted on Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

The Museum has begun accepting entries for the Winter Ball Film Festival, a juried competition open to both amateur and professional filmmakers. Up to 15 winter-themed short videos will be chosen for screening at the Winter Ball, a December fundraiser for the Museum’s community outreach programs.  The deadline for entries is November 12.  Click here […]

Members Receive Free Admission to Ticketed Exhibitions

Posted on Monday, September 20th, 2010

After three years of completely free exhibitions, in addition to free admission, the Toledo Museum of Art has two outstanding ticketed exhibitions on the schedule for the upcoming year.  On Friday, October 29 The Egypt Experience: Secrets of the Tomb opens in a newly renovated exhibition space on the Museum’s lower level off Herrick Lobby.  […]

TMA Voted “America’s Favorite Art Museum”

Posted on Friday, September 3rd, 2010

The Toledo Museum of Art has been voted “America’s Favorite Art Museum” by the readers of Modern Art Notes, a popular blog written by Washington, DC-based art critic and writer Tyler Green.  Green set up an NCAA-style competition with American museums competing against one another for online votes.  The seedings of the top 64 museums […]

TMA Receives Loans of Two Iconic American Works

Posted on Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

The Toledo Museum of Art has received a long-term loan of two works by America’s most beloved artist illustrators.  The iconic paintings were lent by the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, now helmed by former TMA director Don Bacigalupi. Maxfield Parrish’s lyrical nocturne The Lantern Bearers (1908), originally created as a cover illustration for […]

Brian P. Kennedy Named 9th TMA Director

Posted on Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

The Toledo Museum of Art announced today (June 30) that Brian P. Kennedy, director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, has accepted the position as the Museum’s ninth director with a start date of September 1.  Board Chair Betsy Brady and George Chapman, head of the search committee, made the announcement this […]

Toledo Museum of Art Becomes Blue Star Museum to Honor Military Personnel

Posted on Thursday, May 27th, 2010

The Toledo Museum of Art is among more than 600 museums nationwide participating in a National Endowment for the Arts program that is giving free admission this summer to active duty military personnel and their families. Because TMA already offers free admission to everyone, the Museum is providing free parking as well as free admission […]

Museum Announces Major Gift

Posted on Thursday, May 20th, 2010

The Toledo Museum of Art’s Interim Director Rod Bigelow announced today (May 20) that the Museum has received a $2 million lead gift to renovate its former glass gallery into a signature gallery for the Museum’s growing modern and contemporary collections. Perrysburg residents and long-time Museum supporters Frederic “Fritz” and Mary Wolfe made the gift […]

Toledo Museum Adds Program on Chinese Art

Posted on Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

The Toledo Museum of Art has added a public program to its previously announced schedule of events for May 2010.  On Monday, May 24 from 6-8 p.m. Carolyn Putney, interim deputy director and curator of Asian art, will lead a panel discussion in the Little Theater on the Chinese art market. Panelists include James B. […]