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Toledo Museum of Art Presents Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic

Posted on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Exhibition Examines Identity, Representation through New Lens The Toledo Museum of Art explores ideas of race, gender and the politics of representation through a powerful exhibition of 60 paintings and sculptures spanning the 14-year career of contemporary artist Kehinde Wiley. On view Feb. 10-May 14, 2017, Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic delves into the artist’s […]

February 2017 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Exhibition Opening Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic Feb. 10-May 14, 2017, Levis Galleries (Galleries 26, 27) Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic offers an overview of the first 14 years of the prolific artist’s career. His signature portraits of everyday men and women riff on paintings by Old Masters, replacing European aristocrats in those paintings with […]

Jutta-Annette Page Leaves Toledo Museum of Art For Position at Old Dominion University

Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Jutta-Annette Page, senior curator of glass and decorative arts, is leaving the Toledo Museum of Art to accept a new position starting March 1 at Old Dominion University, a campus of 24,600 students in Norfolk, Virginia. She will become founding executive director of the university’s new Barry Art Museum. The art collection, donated by Carolyn […]

Jan. 16 Art Minute: Ernest C. Withers, ‘First Desegregated Bus Ride’

Posted on Monday, January 16th, 2017

African American freelance photographer Ernest Withers documented many of the most important events of the Civil Rights era, from the galvanizing murder trial of Emmett Till in 1955 through the Montgomery bus boycott; the marches of Martin Luther King, Jr.; the rise of Black Power; and King’s assassination. His insightful images had a wide impact, […]

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Performs

Posted on Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Four trumpeters, one baritone player, and two trombonists—together, the seven brothers of Hypnotic Brass Ensemble create a magnetic sound that bridges the gap between jazz and hip hop. The sons of Chicago jazz trumpeter Kelan Phil Cohran, the ensemble has checked off all the “we’ve arrived” moments as a band: touring the world, taking the […]

Kehinde Wiley Joins Masters Series Lineup

Posted on Friday, January 13th, 2017

Kehinde Wiley has redefined the art-historical canon, fearlessly drawing attention to the absence of African Americans from historical and cultural narratives with his riffs on paintings by Old Masters. (In his signature portraits, he replaces European aristocrats with contemporary black subjects.) The first museum survey of Wiley’s 14-year career, titled Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, […]

Toledo Museum of Art Acquires Paula, A Sculpture by Spanish Artist Jaume Plensa

Posted on Thursday, January 12th, 2017

The Toledo Museum of Art has acquired a large-scale work by famed Spanish artist Jaume Plensa for its sculpture garden. Paula, which is on display adjacent to the Museum’s Monroe Street terrace, is a cast iron head created in 2014 that measures 276 11/16 inches high, 122 inches wide and 40 inches deep. It came […]

Winter Wonderland Raffle

Posted on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Join, renew, upgrade, or purchase a gift membership at any level between Jan.3 and Jan. 31, 2017 and be enter in a Winter Wonderland raffle. Membership purchases and upgrades must be made online at, at any Museum Information Desk or by phone at 419-255-8000 before 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. One […]

Jan. 9 Art Minute: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, ‘The Salutation of Beatrice’

Posted on Monday, January 9th, 2017

Pale faced, full–lipped, with a thick head of wavy chestnut hair, this image of medieval Florentine gentlewoman Beatrice Portinari embodies the Pre-Raphaelite ideal of beauty. The group of British artists and writers calling themselves the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood aspired to an aesthetic based on early Italian Renaissance art and the direct observation of nature, in contrast […]

Public Information Meetings Scheduled

Posted on Friday, January 6th, 2017

The Toledo Museum of Art will hold public information meetings regarding Museum Place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at the Mott Branch Library, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 at the Kent Branch Library. During the meetings representatives of the Museum will answer questions about its purchase of […]