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Curator Amy Gilman Discusses Rosie the Riveter

Posted on Thursday, January 6th, 2011

With the recent passing of the model for the famous Rosie the Riveter poster, NBC 24 journalist Lou Hebert explores the iconic Rosie image with Amy Gilman, TMA’s curator of modern and contemporary art.  Toledo has Norman’s Rockwell’s version of Rosie the Riveter on loan from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art through June […]

Museum Acquires Stunning Fred Wilson Mirror

Posted on Thursday, December 30th, 2010

The Toledo Museum of Art has purchased the dramatic work in glass entitled Iago’s Mirror by artist Fred Wilson. The large, ornate work in black Murano glass has been installed in Gallery 5 of the Glass Pavilion®. “Fred Wilson is an important artist whose work crosses boundaries between the glass world and contemporary art,” said […]

Holiday Hours/Strategic Plan Link

Posted on Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

On Friday, December 31 the Museum will be closing to the public at 4 p.m. However, visitors can enjoy the 3:30 Winter Legacies performance by the Chinese Association of Greater Toledo through its conclusion at 5:00.   For those looking for Director Brian Kennedy’s Strategic Plan Powerpoint, click on the “Learn More” link below to be […]

Film Festival Winners Announced

Posted on Friday, December 17th, 2010

Nine short films will be premiered Dec. 18 at the Toledo Museum of Art Winter Ball as winners in the Museum’s first Winter Ball Film Festival. The juried competition, created to spotlight the short video art form, was open to both amateur and professional filmmakers. Each winter-themed video is less than four minutes in length. […]

Carol Bintz Retakes COO Position

Posted on Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

The Toledo Museum of Art has announced three staff changes. Carol Bintz, former chief operating officer and, most recently, development officer for business and planned giving, has stepped back into the COO role since Rod Bigelow, interim director and chief operating officer, left the Museum in September to accept a position in Arkansas. “Carol’s many […]

Museum Acquires Spanish Sculpture

Posted on Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

The Toledo Museum of Art has added a major sculpture, The Infant Christ by foremost Spanish 17th-century sculptor Juan Martínez Montañés (1568–1649), to its collection. “The acquisition marks the first Spanish sculpture and the first polychromed wood sculpture from that period to enter the TMA collection,” said Museum Director Brian Kennedy. Montañés, who lived and […]

Museum Wins Crystal Awards

Posted on Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

The Toledo Museum of Art’s communications department won several awards at the 2010 Crystal Awards ceremony, held at the Main Library’s McMaster Center on November 15. The annual event is sponsored by Business of Communications and recognizes excellence in all forms of communications. The Museum was awarded four Crystal Awards of Excellence for its new […]

Winter Ball Film Fest

Posted on Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

The Museum has begun accepting entries for the Winter Ball Film Festival, a juried competition open to both amateur and professional filmmakers. Up to 15 winter-themed short videos will be chosen for screening at the Winter Ball, a December fundraiser for the Museum’s community outreach programs.  The deadline for entries is November 12.  Click here […]

Members Receive Free Admission to Ticketed Exhibitions

Posted on Monday, September 20th, 2010

After three years of completely free exhibitions, in addition to free admission, the Toledo Museum of Art has two outstanding ticketed exhibitions on the schedule for the upcoming year.  On Friday, October 29 The Egypt Experience: Secrets of the Tomb opens in a newly renovated exhibition space on the Museum’s lower level off Herrick Lobby.  […]

TMA Voted “America’s Favorite Art Museum”

Posted on Friday, September 3rd, 2010

The Toledo Museum of Art has been voted “America’s Favorite Art Museum” by the readers of Modern Art Notes, a popular blog written by Washington, DC-based art critic and writer Tyler Green.  Green set up an NCAA-style competition with American museums competing against one another for online votes.  The seedings of the top 64 museums […]