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Artwork of the Week: September 12

Posted on Friday, September 12th, 2014

The word aquamanile comes from the combined Latin words meaning “water” and “hands.” Commonly shaped like stylized animals, the intended purpose of these objects was as a pouring vessel for washing. Early examples were liturgical receptacles for ritual hand-washing before Catholic Mass, but they soon found favor in wealthy private households, where they were used […]

Toledo Museum of Art Partners with Bozarts Gallery for Art and Garden Bicycle Tour on Sept. 20

Posted on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Downtown Toledo is alive with art and gardening projects that many residents may not see from behind their dashboards on the daily commute. To take a closer look at what’s happening in the local art and community garden scene, the Toledo Museum of Art has partnered with Bozarts Art and Music Gallery to present a […]

October 2014 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Exhibition Openings Looks Good on Paper: Masterworks and Favorites Oct. 10, 2014–Jan. 11, 2015, Works on Paper Gallery Featuring the “best of the best” of the TMA Works on Paper collection, Looks Good on Paper contains approximately 100 prints, drawings, watercolors, pastels, books and photographs selected for their major significance and universal appeal. Included are […]

Columbus Artist David King to Give Free Lecture at Toledo Museum of Art Sept. 12

Posted on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Columbus-based glass artist David King, whose handmade bottles examine the role of mass production in America, will give a free talk in the Toledo Museum of Art GlasSalon at 7 p.m. on Sept. 12. King’s art illuminates the impact of bottle production, from the sinuous shapes that hold soda to the more substantial ones that […]

Artwork of the Week: September 5

Posted on Friday, September 5th, 2014

The publication of Joel Tyler Headley’s Adirondack, or Life in the Woods in 1849 started a flood of tourists to the region, which in turn led to the development of hotels and stage coach lines. A little over a quarter century later, there were more than 200 hotels in the region. Vacations in the northern wilderness were […]

Filmmaker and Toledo Native Brett Leonard to Appear in Toledo Museum of Art Masters Series

Posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Ask Toledo native Brett Leonard for a list of former collaborators and you’ll be delivered a roster of Hollywood heavyweights: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins, Pierce Brosnan. All succumbed to Leonard’s directorial vision during the 1990s. The filmmaker—best known for his cult sci-fi hit “The Lawnmower Man” (1992)—will join Toledo Museum of Art Director […]

Apollo Society Acquires Contemporary Indian Work

Posted on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

A work by contemporary Indian artist Ravinder Reddy has been added to TMA’s collection. Untitled (Head–Gold) personifies the combination of tradition and pop culture that infuses the Indian artist’s works, and is on display in Gallery 4. Donor group The Apollo Society purchased the imposing piece after much consideration of works from the Southeast Asian region […]

Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion Closed Through Labor Day

Posted on Friday, August 29th, 2014

The Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion is closed through the holiday weekend after utility lines accidentally severed by City of Toledo workers doing sewer repairs temporarily shut down the building’s cooling systems. The building’s cooling system is located across Parkwood Ave. in the Woodruff Studios and conditioned air travels in pipes across the street. […]

Artwork of the Week: August 29

Posted on Friday, August 29th, 2014

The design for this sumptuous silver-gilt jewel casket was created by Jean-Guillaume Moitte, the leading sculptor at the court of Napoleon. It was executed by the royal goldsmith Henry Auguste and is considered today the most ambitious sculptural project by his workshop. On the hinged lid that is shaped like an open book reclines Morpheus, […]

Glass Pavilion to Reopen Tuesday, September 2

Posted on Thursday, August 28th, 2014

The Glass Pavilion will remain closed through the Labor Day weekend while repairs continue to be made to the cooling system of the building. It will reopen to the public on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. We apologize for the inconvenience. The Main Museum building will be open regular hours Friday, August 29 through Sunday, August 31. On […]