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Temporary Gallery Closures for August

Posted on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

In preparing for upcoming exhibitions, some of our galleries will be closed over the coming days and weeks. Gallery 18 is currently closed but will re-open Tuesday, August 13. Gallery 6 will continue to remain closed until Friday August 16.  It will re-open with a selection of artist’s books from the Bareiss Collection at that […]

Artwork of the Week: August 2

Posted on Thursday, August 1st, 2013

In Egyptian culture, lions were noted for their strength and royalty and were often used to symbolically represent kings and pharaohs. It was also common to see a pharaoh’s head placed on a lion’s body, creating the Egyptian sphinx that has become so familiar. Alexander the Great’s burial included a miniature temple guarded by golden […]

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue Return to the Peristyle

Posted on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue will return to the Peristyle for a repeat engagement presented by the Art Tatum Jazz Society in what’s sure to be a can’t-miss concert. The New Orleans native  has earned a reputation for his electric stage presence and genre-defying music, a convergence of funk, jazz, pop, rock and hip hop, respectively. Tickets for […]

Artwork of the Week: July 26

Posted on Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Like many New England artists and authors, summers for American Impressionist painter Childe Hassam were often spent at Appledore, one of the Isles of Shoals off the coast of Maine and New Hampshire. But painting wasn’t Hassam’s first job. He was an accountant for a short period before becoming a wood engraver, only painting in […]

Artwork of the Week: July 19

Posted on Friday, July 19th, 2013

Today would have been Edgar Degas’s 179th birthday. In honor of the French painter and sculptor, we highlight Toledo’s bronze cast of one of Degas’s wax sculptures. The wax figure was made as a study for the finished Little Dancer which resides in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Fourteen-year-old Marie van Goethem, who […]

TMA to Host Summer Writing Workshops Developed by United Way

Posted on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Workshops for young aspiring writers are underway and will be making a few stops at the Toledo Museum of Art. WordShop, a series of free creative writing workshops developed by Women’s Initiative of United Way, will be at TMA for four consecutive Sundays on July 21, July 28, August 4 and August 11. Each of […]

Artwork of the week: July 12

Posted on Thursday, July 11th, 2013

The name Lakabi refers to an early form of Persian ceramics that was mostly made before 1200. It is characteristic of Lakabi ware to have deeply cut or raised outlines of images in order to keep the colors separate beneath the top coat of glaze. This would allow for many colors to sit side by […]

Museum Prepares for Battle of Lake Erie Exhibition

Posted on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

In preparation for Perry’s Victory: The Battle of Lake Erie, Galleries 28 and 29 will be closed periodically over the next several weeks for deinstallation, construction, painting and installation. The schedule is as follows: Gallery 28 Closed July 8 – 12 for deinstallation Closed July 22 – 26 for painting Closed July 29 – August […]

Artwork of the Week: July 5

Posted on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

In a kind of free association sampler of the urban environment, Rauschenberg here combined spontaneous brushwork with silkscreened photos from mass media. With a palette of red, yellow, and blue printer’s ink, he recycled images—the Statue of Liberty, an army helicopter, a construction site, and a sail boat—from his other works of this period. Some […]

Museum Responds to NY Times Article on Nazi-Era Claims

Posted on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

On Sunday, June 30, the New York Times published a story in its Arts section titled “Museums Faulted on Restitution of Nazi Looted Art” that mentioned the Toledo Museum of Art as one of several major art institutions that has tried to block claimants from filing suit.  This is a misrepresentation of the facts.  In […]