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Artwork of the Week: June 1

Posted on Friday, June 1st, 2012

Evening is one of five paintings commissioned from Claude-Joseph Vernet by Ralph Howard, later 1st Viscount Wicklow of Dublin, while he was on the Grand Tour of Europe in 1751–52. It is one of a set of four idealized marine paintings depicting different times of day, a favorite theme of Vernet’s.

Artwork of the Week: May 25

Posted on Friday, May 25th, 2012

For more than a decade beginning in 1891, William Merritt Chase ran a school in Shinnecock Hills on the shore of eastern Long Island for the instruction of painting out-of-doors. Here Chase has included his wife and two daughters in a vista of the brilliantly illuminated coast, with the shimmering sea in the distance.

Opening Event: The White Party

Posted on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Kick off summer 2012 in style! On May 31 from 6:30-9:30 p.m., wear white from head to toe and let the works of Jules Olitski and the Museum supply the color. Finger foods, cash bar, music and more. Free for TMA members, $20 nonmembers at the door. http://www.toledomuseum.org/events/whiteparty/

Blue Star Benefits for Military Families

Posted on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

For the third year, the Toledo Museum of Art is designated a Blue Star Museum, providing special offers to active duty military families from Memorial Day (May 28) through Labor Day (Sept. 3). Show military identification and receive free parking and a 10% discount at the Museum Store. Blue Star Summer 2012

Artwork of the Week: May 18

Posted on Friday, May 18th, 2012

Dr. John T. Biggers was a gifted, narrative artist widely acclaimed for his complex, symbolic compositions based on African American and African cultural themes. Featured in an exhibition curated by University of Toledo students, this brightly colored print uses West African symbolism to play on the metaphor of four African American women who, almost literally, […]

Add Your Portrait to “Faces of TMA”

Posted on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Hundreds of photos of Toledo Museum of Art community members of all ages—visitors, supporters, volunteers, staff—will make up a free exhibition this fall. This collective portrait of our community will be installed in a floor-to-ceiling “salon hang” in the large Gallery 1 off Libbey Court. If you’d like to be part of Museum People, stop […]

Artwork of the Week: May 11

Posted on Friday, May 11th, 2012

In honor of Mother’s Day, we highlight this portrait of 30-year-old Mrs. Mary Cholmondeley (pronounced in the British style as “Chumley”) and her young, adoring son—one of five children she would have with the prominent Reverend Robert Cholmondeley. Though born into a humble Irish family, Mary commanded social attention in London, where it was said […]

Artwork of the Week: May 4

Posted on Friday, May 4th, 2012

Celebrate May and the approach of summer with this charming painting of six children seated in a field making flower garlands. Not normally on view in the Museum’s galleries, it has been installed in Gallery 33 for the month of May. The Museum’s founder, Edward Drummond Libbey, gave the painting to TMA in 1912.  Evert […]

Join us for Girl Scouts Anniversary Ceremony

Posted on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the U.S. Five years later, the organization’s first charter was signed on the steps of the Toledo Museum of Art. This Saturday, local Scouts reconvene at TMA for an anniversary celebration. The public is invited to join us at 4 p.m. for the dedication ceremony […]

Manet Portraiture Show Announced

Posted on Friday, April 27th, 2012

An exhibition of portraits by acclaimed French artist Edouard Manet, sometimes referred to as “the father of Impressionism,” opens October 7 at the Toledo Museum of Art, the exclusive North American venue for Manet: Portraying Life. Nearly 40 portraits by the artist, in addition to numerous photographs, will be featured. Toledo to Host Manet Portraiture […]