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Museum Acquires Jaume Plensa Sculpture

Posted on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

TMA has acquired Spiegel, a large, two-part stainless steel sculpture by acclaimed Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa. Showcased last year at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in West Bretton, Wakefield, UK, the work is installed in the Welles Sculpture Garden near the intersection of Monroe Street and Collingwood. The word spiegel means reflective image in German, and […]

Posted on Monday, November 19th, 2012

Fine art books, exhibition catalogs, jewelry and one-of-a-kind works of art from the Toledo Museum of Art’s Museum Store featuring Collector’s Corner make delightful presents. Museum membership also is a welcome gift that brings enjoyment all year long. And, how about tucking tickets to the current special exhibitions Manet: Portraying Life or Made in Hollywood: […]

Museum Wins Glass Award

Posted on Monday, November 19th, 2012

This year, the Toledo Museum of Art was chosen to receive the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass’s annual award for its contribution to the Studio Glass Movement by hosting the 1962 Toledo Workshops; for its important and sustained contribution to the preservation of the history of art made from glass; and for the creation, promotion […]

Artwork of the Week: November 16

Posted on Friday, November 16th, 2012

This Fall, the Artwork of the Week celebrates the Museum’s “Season of Portraiture.” A portrait doesn’t necessarily have to be of a person. This bright-eyed terrier—evidently a much beloved pet—is alive with the personality of an individual animal. Webbe depicted seemingly every hair on the dog, every blade of grass, and every blossom with microscopic focus. The White […]

Artwork of the Week: November 9

Posted on Friday, November 9th, 2012

This Fall, the Artwork of the Week celebrates the Museum’s “Season of Portraiture.” Although the identities of the man and woman in this portrait are unknown, the painting was probably meant to commemorate their liaison, possibly even their marriage. The cupid-like boy holding an apple is an allusion to the theme of love, perhaps suggesting […]

Artwork of the Week: November 2

Posted on Friday, November 2nd, 2012

This Fall, the Artwork of the Week celebrates the Museum’s “Season of Portraiture.” Resplendent with pearls, gold, jewels, lace, red wig, and ostrich-feather fan, England’s Queen Elizabeth I (reigned 1558–1603) is a dazzling and commanding figure in this portrait. She had only a few official portraits painted throughout her reign, which then served as the […]

Parking Lot Renovation Complete

Posted on Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Our newly renovated main parking lot is complete. The good news is that we have beautiful, safe parking with a solar power-generating canopy that offers partial protection from the elements, a sidewalk with automatic ice melting features, and much better handicap accessibility. The new solar array can generate up to 30 percent of the power […]

Artwork of the Week: October 26

Posted on Friday, October 26th, 2012

This Fall, the Artwork of the Week celebrates the Museum’s “Season of Portraiture.” Painted around the time of her marriage to King Philip II of Spain, this portrait of Elizabeth of Valois, daughter of King Henri II of France, captures not only her noble bearing and splendid costume, but also a hint of a lively […]

Student Art Sale: Friday & Saturday

Posted on Thursday, October 25th, 2012

The Museum’s annual student/staff art sale takes place this Friday and Saturday in Classroom 133. Members can shop from noon-5 p.m. with their membership card and the general public is invited to shop from 5-9 p.m. on Friday and 10-4 on Saturday. This is a great opportunity to get inexpensive, yet quality, glass pieces, jewelry, […]

Artwork of the Week: October 19

Posted on Friday, October 19th, 2012

This Fall, the Artwork of the Week celebrates the Museum’s “Season of Portraiture.” Known for self-indulgence and a weak administration, Lucius Verus (130–169 CE, ruled 161–169 CE) was overshadowed by his extremely popular adopted brother Marcus Aurelius. The two shared imperial power for 8 years in the first joint administration in the history of the […]