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Artwork of the Week: November 22

Posted on Friday, November 22nd, 2013

This vessel and similar examples came from a workshop that was located near Jerusalem, where the products were sold to pilgrims traveling from all parts of the Mediterranean world, including Egypt. It may have held oil, water, or soil from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The symbols on the six sides of this type of […]

Hollywood Tattoo Artist Paul Timman to Appear at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

When Angelina Jolie needed to cover the tattoo of her ex-husband’s name with some new ink, she went to Hollywood’s elite: Paul Timman. He’s not a household name, unless your household happens to be Tommy Lee’s or Mark Wahlberg’s. But Timman, the Toledo native and tattoo artist dubbed the “Rembrandt of Sunset Strip,” is who […]

Todd Ahrens Named Development Director at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Todd M. Ahrens of Bowling Green has been named director of development at the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA), Carol Bintz, chief operating officer, has announced. He succeeds Susan Palmer, who retired from the position in June but continues her long service and dedication to the Museum as a Docent and supporter. Ahrens comes to […]

Toledo Museum of Art Names Lynn Miller Director of Human Resources

Posted on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Archbold native Lynn Miller has joined the Toledo Museum of Art staff as director of human resources, Carol Bintz, chief operating officer, has announced. In this new position she will oversee human resources (HR), protective services, volunteer services and the professional services teams and serve on the Museum’s executive team. Most recently Miller was a […]

Artwork of the Week: November 15

Posted on Friday, November 15th, 2013

Beginning as a poster designer, commercial artist, and, briefly, an animator for the Walt Disney Studios, Wayne Thiebaud eventually settled on painting. Starting in the mid-1950s, he focused on painting ordinary and often “blue collar” objects, notably his images of diner foods: hot dogs, pies, ice cream, and hamburgers. Thiebaud painted this typical American truck […]

Temporary Gallery Closures for November

Posted on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

In preparing for upcoming exhibitions, some of the Museum’s galleries will be closed during November. Gallery 28 is currently closed and will be open to the public on November 14, 2013. Gallery 29 is currently closed but will temporarily be open November 16 – 17. It will be closed once again from November 18 – […]

Toledo Museum of Art Among First Museums to Collect Blenko Glass

Posted on Monday, November 11th, 2013

Works by the Blenko Glass Company from the mid-20th century are receiving increased attention as knowledge of its integral role in the history of American Glass expands. Now, with the acquisition of 16 modern Blenko vessels, the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) has become the first museum to own a large group of Blenko’s Architectural […]

Artwork of the Week: November 8

Posted on Friday, November 8th, 2013

Gerrit Rietveld considered himself a furniture maker, but he would later also become recognized as an innovative architect. As a member of the Dutch artists’ group De Stijl (The Style), Rietveld embraced the purity of form alongside artists such as Piet Mondrian. In De Stijl, artists utilized primary colors and black and white along with […]

Celebrating The Art of Ink

Posted on Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Hollywood Tattoo Artist and Toledo Native Paul Timman To Visit TMA Dec. 5 He’s inked everyone from Angelina Jolie to Tommy Lee, earning the nickname “Rembrandt of Sunset Strip” along the way. Now Toledo native and Hollywood tattoo artist Paul Timman will pause the needle to discuss the art of tattooing during his free Masters […]

Artwork of the Week: November 1

Posted on Friday, November 1st, 2013

Spending much of his childhood in Ohio after the age of 14, Hiram Powers became very familiar with the diverse collection of Cincinnati’s Western Museum (a forerunner to the Cincinnati Museum Center), eventually performing installation work for the museum before his career as a sculptor took off. In 1837 he moved to Florence, Italy, where […]