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TMA Receives Loans of Two Iconic American Works

Posted on Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

The Toledo Museum of Art has received a long-term loan of two works by America’s most beloved artist illustrators.  The iconic paintings were lent by the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, now helmed by former TMA director Don Bacigalupi. Maxfield Parrish’s lyrical nocturne The Lantern Bearers (1908), originally created as a cover illustration for […]

Brian P. Kennedy Named 9th TMA Director

Posted on Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

The Toledo Museum of Art announced today (June 30) that Brian P. Kennedy, director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, has accepted the position as the Museum’s ninth director with a start date of September 1.  Board Chair Betsy Brady and George Chapman, head of the search committee, made the announcement this […]

Toledo Museum of Art Becomes Blue Star Museum to Honor Military Personnel

Posted on Thursday, May 27th, 2010

The Toledo Museum of Art is among more than 600 museums nationwide participating in a National Endowment for the Arts program that is giving free admission this summer to active duty military personnel and their families. Because TMA already offers free admission to everyone, the Museum is providing free parking as well as free admission […]

Museum Announces Major Gift

Posted on Thursday, May 20th, 2010

The Toledo Museum of Art’s Interim Director Rod Bigelow announced today (May 20) that the Museum has received a $2 million lead gift to renovate its former glass gallery into a signature gallery for the Museum’s growing modern and contemporary collections. Perrysburg residents and long-time Museum supporters Frederic “Fritz” and Mary Wolfe made the gift […]

Toledo Museum Adds Program on Chinese Art

Posted on Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

The Toledo Museum of Art has added a public program to its previously announced schedule of events for May 2010.  On Monday, May 24 from 6-8 p.m. Carolyn Putney, interim deputy director and curator of Asian art, will lead a panel discussion in the Little Theater on the Chinese art market. Panelists include James B. […]

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; […]