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Toledo Museum of Art to Return Ganesha Sculpture to India

Posted on Friday, October 3rd, 2014

The Toledo Museum of Art announced today that it will return a nearly 1,000-year- old bronze sculpture of the Hindu god Ganesha to the Government of India. The Ganesha was purchased in 2006 from art dealer Subhash Kapoor, who is currently awaiting trial in India on charges of illegal exportation, criminal conspiracy and forgery. Research […]

Artwork of the Week: October 3

Posted on Friday, October 3rd, 2014

In a glorious, earthy depiction of humanity and nature, peasants labor in the fields, relax with a picnic, and flirt in a vast, panoramic landscape of rolling fields that give way to a distant valley and, ultimately, the faraway sea. Possibly part of a series showing labors appropriate to the different months or seasons, A […]

Clean Energy and Green Design Public Tours on Saturday, Oct. 4

Posted on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

As part of the 12th annual Green Energy Ohio (GEO) statewide open houses showcasing clean energy and green design, the Toledo Museum of Art will offer public tours from 1–4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. Tours will begin on the hour each hour. Visitors interested in going on a tour should meet in Herrick Lobby. The […]

November 2014 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Monday, September 29th, 2014

Exhibition Openings InSight: Contemporary Sensory Works Nov. 5, 2014–Jan. 4, 2015, Canaday Gallery and Gallery 8 Works by Magdalene Odundo, Aminah Robinson and Pinaree Sanpitak are spotlighted in the special installation. Known for being influenced by the female form, Thai conceptual artist Pinaree Sanpitak presents Anything Can Break, recently shown at the Biennale of Sydney. […]

Artwork of the Week: September 26

Posted on Friday, September 26th, 2014

Working to balance abstraction and content, fleeting gesture and solid mass, Lynda Benglis explores how to take the painterly gesture of the Abstract Expressionists and translate it into three dimensions. To create Migrating Pedmarks Benglis started with equal-sized rectangles of clay, which she twisted, pierced, and marked in a variety of ways. She then built […]

Toledo Museum of Art Showcases Top 100 Works on Paper in New Exhibition

Posted on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

A new exhibition that opens Oct. 10 showcases the “best of the best” from the Toledo Museum of Art’s works on paper collection. Looks Good on Paper: Masterworks and Favorites features 100 prints, drawings, watercolors, books and photographs selected for their significance and universal appeal. The free exhibition will be on view through Jan. 11, […]

Artwork of the Week: September 19

Posted on Friday, September 19th, 2014

The brilliant blues, reds, and greens of this “ribbon glass” bowl imitate the colors of semiprecious stones such as lapis lazuli, carnelian, and emerald. Ribbon glass involves assembling sections of colored glass canes (flattened glass rods) and fusing them into a variety of forms. The craftsman created a striped mosaic pattern by laying canes of […]

Toledo Museum of Art Receives $400,000 Grant from KeyBank Foundation to Establish a Diversity Endowment Fund

Posted on Monday, September 15th, 2014

In an effort to support diversity and workforce development in Northwest Ohio, the KeyBank Foundation announces a $400,000 grant to the Toledo Museum of Art for the establishment of an endowment fund. The KeyBank Fellowship Endowment Fund will support the creation of a KeyBank Fellowship for minority candidates interested in museum leadership careers. “This fellowship […]

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 […]

Touch Tours Bring Art to People With Impaired Vision

Posted on Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Docents are equipping a select group of visitors with gloves and asking them to break the museum world’s cardinal rule: do not touch. Touch Tours, designed by TMA and The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio, introduce people with visual impairments to sculpture by allowing them to experience the works of art with their hands. “To […]