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Artwork of the Week: December 5

Posted on Friday, December 5th, 2014

Named for the conical roof of the artist’s studio, Conoid Bench retains the original form of its component boards. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Nakashima carried a deep childhood appreciation for nature into his adult career. This bench is designed according to the individual attributes of the wood planks selected for the bench. Fashioned […]

Toledo Museum of Art Adds Two-day Snow Sculpting Event to Great Art Escape in Support of Toledo Walleye’s Winterfest

Posted on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

The Toledo Museum of Art is adding a two-day snow sculpting event to its 2014 Great Art Escape lineup. The Great Art Escape, which traditionally takes place the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, has been expanded to run concurrently with Winterfest (Dec. 26, 2014-Jan. 4, 2015). The Museum will be closed Monday, Dec. […]

Member Appreciation Day is Friday, December 5

Posted on Friday, November 28th, 2014

Friday, December 5 is Member Appreciation Day in the Museum Store.  Museum members will receive an additional 10% discount on their Museum Store purchases that day (excluding original works of art). The Museum Store has gifts for everyone on your list this holiday season. Not a member? Enjoy the many benefits of membership by joining today.

Artwork of the Week: November 28

Posted on Friday, November 28th, 2014

Palm Trees, Bahamas was painted in the winter months of 1898–99, probably in Nassau, where American master of the watercolor Winslow Homer spent many of his winters beginning around this time. “I think the Bahamas the best place I have ever found,” he wrote. Conceived from a low vantage point, the curving and straight trunks […]

January 2015 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Continuing Exhibitions InSight: Contemporary Sensory Works Through Jan. 4, 2015, Canaday Gallery and Galleries 8 and 9 Works by Magdalene Odundo, Aminah Robinson and Pinaree Sanpitak are spotlighted in this special exhibition. Known for being influenced by the female form, Thai conceptual artist Pinaree Sanpitak presents Anything Can Break, recently shown at the Biennale of […]

Nov. 23 Great Performance in the Great Gallery Cancelled

Posted on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Pianist Robert Ballinger has cancelled his Nov. 23 Great Performance in the Great Gallery due to illness. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to reschedule the performance for a later date.

95th Toledo Area Artists Exhibition Award Winners Announced at Opening Ceremony

Posted on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

More than $12,000 in cash prizes and special recognitions were presented during an opening awards ceremony for the 95th Toledo Area Artists Exhibition Friday (Nov. 21) evening at the Toledo Museum of Art. Thought to be the only remaining exhibition of its kind at a major art museum, the show continues the Museum’s nearly century-long […]

Artwork of the Week: November 21

Posted on Friday, November 21st, 2014

Mina’i pottery, which adapts Chinese techniques, shapes, and imagery, has been identified with Kashan, a city about 125 miles south of modern Tehran, Iran. Kashan remained an important ceramic center through the 17th century. Bowls from Kashan typically depict limited subject matter, such as hunters, musicians, and princes with attendants and animals in gardens—images of […]

Artwork of the Week: November 14

Posted on Friday, November 14th, 2014

Working in a late Gothic style around 1400, an unknown artist crafted these objects of gilded silver on the island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean, which at that time was part of the Spanish kingdom of Aragon. In the sacramental ritual of the Eucharist (also called Holy Communion), medieval Christians used lavish vessels like these […]

95th Toledo Area Artists Exhibition Opens Nov. 21 at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Recent and new works by some of this region’s finest artists take the spotlight when the 95th Toledo Area Artists (TAA) Exhibition opens Nov. 21 at the Toledo Museum of Art. Seventy-three works will be on view in the Museum’s Canaday Gallery. The free exhibition, one of the few remaining shows of its kind in the nation, […]