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Glass Pavilion Architects Win Prestigious Prize

Posted on Monday, March 29th, 2010

SANAA, the Tokyo-based architects of the Toledo Museum of Art’s Glass Pavilion, have won the prestigious Pritzker Prize.  Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa are only the second partnership — and the first female-male team — to win the award, which is given annually by Chicago’s billionaire Pritzker family to a living architect for “significant contributions […]

TMA Statement About the Mayor’s Proposed Ticket Tax

Posted on Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

As a leader among arts and cultural organizations in Northwest Ohio, the Toledo Museum of Art has been actively engaged in the conversation surrounding Mayor Mike Bell’s proposed 8 percent Family Ticket Tax.  While the Museum does not have a daily admission charge, we do have some programs and upcoming exhibitions that could be taxed […]

Laura Donefer Named Fourth GAPP Artist

Posted on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Laura Donefer, who has been using glass as a primary medium in her work for more than 27 years, is the fourth artist invited to participate in the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA)’s prestigious Guest Artist Pavilion Project (GAPP). The American-born Donefer, who now lives in Harrowsmith, Ontario will be an artist in residence from […]

TMA Receives Programming Grant

Posted on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

The Toledo Museum of Art has received a grant to partially fund a staff position responsible for TMA programming. Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Museum was awarded a $15,000 Northwest Ohio Arts Jobs Preservation Grant to continue the work of a position that was cut back in 2009 due to budgetary shortfalls. […]

Three Join TMA Board

Posted on Monday, February 15th, 2010

The Toledo Museum of Art is pleased to announce the election of Michael J. Anderson, Billie Johnson and Susan E. Morgan to its Board of Directors. The board also elected a slate of officers at its annual meeting, including Elizabeth Brady, chair of the board; Steven R. Coffin, vice chair; Cynthia B. Thompson, vice chair; […]

Whistler Print Exhibit Opens Feb. 26

Posted on Monday, February 8th, 2010

A new exhibition of prints from the Toledo Museum of Art’s collection spotlights the work of iconic American artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903). Although perhaps more popularly known today as a painter, Whistler was a master of the etched line. Whistler: Influences, Friends and the Not-So-Friendly, on view Feb. 26 through May 30, 2010 […]

African Cup Comes to TMA on Long-Term Loan

Posted on Monday, February 8th, 2010

The Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College is closing for a year for renovation and generously agreed to lend one of its most beautiful and important works of African art to TMA. This covered cup, sometimes called a saltcellar, was carved from a single tusk of ivory during the first generation of contact between […]

Guercino Painting Added to Collection

Posted on Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

It is a gap in its impressive collection of 17th-century masterworks that the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) has been trying to fill for more than 50 years.  A work by Bolognese master Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, commonly known as Guercino (“the squinter”), has been a long-sought-after addition to the TMA collection.  Guercino’s vibrant Lot and […]

President’s Council Members Get Perks

Posted on Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Members of the Museum’s President’s Council ($1000+) and Giving Circle (Glass, Crystal, Diamond and Director’s) are crucial sources of financial support for TMA.  As such, they receive special perks and access to Museum leaders and curators.  This includes an annual invitation to lunch with the director, exclusive curatorial lectures, exhibition opening parties, the chance to […]

“A Moment Supreme”

Posted on Thursday, December 31st, 2009

The Museum has acquired Vincent DaCosta Smith’s (American, 1929-2004) etching titled “A Moment Supreme” from a generous donor. Music was a recurring theme in his paintings as well as graphics. “A Moment Supreme,” an etching done in 1972, depicts the funeral service of John Coltrane at St. Peter‘s Lutheran Church in New York City on […]