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The seven greenish-blue glass vessels recently acquired by TMA hail from the Toledo Workshops, two seminal events held in 1962 which would serve as the cradle of the American Studio Glass Movement. The vessels donated by Pat McGlauchlin, wife of the late Tom McGlauchlin, and by Toledoan Edith Franklin are among the few surviving works […]
TMA is among 29 U.S. museums—and the only one in Ohio—invited to participate in the second phase of Google’s Art Project. More than 100 masterworks from the collection can be browsed by the artist’s name, artwork, type of art, collection and time period. Worldwide, 151 museums and university galleries in 40 nations are involved in the project.
For his remarkable Birds of America (1827–1838), John James Audubon produced life-size images of nearly 500 species. Standing at nearly 5 feet tall, the Whooping Crane was a challenge to fit onto the page. Audubon shows the bird feeding on baby alligators, its long neck bent to the ground. Even so, parts of the bird […]
A major overview of work by acclaimed American painter Jules Olitski comes to the Toledo Museum of Art on May 31–Aug. 26, 2012. Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski brings together more than 30 significant paintings from public and private collections, highlighting important periods and themes of Olitski’s career. The traveling exhibition was organized by […]
The Classic Court has been closed since January for an exciting re-installation of the Museum’s choice collection of ancient art—but now it is open again to the public! This serene Egyptian portrait from a tomb wall is one of the hundreds of works of ancient art once again on view. Though no name survives with […]
2 Circle IV is one of a series of sculptures in which David Smith, considered perhaps the greatest American sculptor of the 20th century, explored the interaction between shape, color, and gesture. Smith worked as a welder and riveter in a Studebaker factory in 1925 before studying to be a painter. When he turned to […]
A street resurfacing project on Grove Place will require the closing of Glenwood near Monroe Street for several weeks. Visitors should enter to Grove Place via the Monroe/Collingwood area.
Calling Museum fans and helpful hands! On May 5-6, TMA needs your help as we host “Girl Scout Night at the Museum” to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the national organization. On this weekend, 2000 Scouts will converge here – where the charter of the first Girl Scout council in the U.S. was signed – […]
The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) has acquired a stunning example of portraiture by Dutch Master Frans Hals with the purchase of Van Campen Family Portrait in a Landscape. Scholar Gregory Martin referred to the painting as “an extraordinary picture for the 1620s that underlines Hals’s inventive genius. Nothing like it—for breadth and relaxed tone—had […]
The TMA Family Center is now open during It’s Friday! In addition to Sundays (noon-5:30) and Tues/Thurs (10:30-3:30), this free art center for kids up to age 10 and their families is open on Fridays from 3:30-8 p.m. See our calendar for weekly themes.