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Battery H Civil War Re-enactors Visit TMA June 19 and 20

Posted on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

On June 19 and 20, the modern Battery H Civil War re-enactors will present an educational demonstration on the Museum campus, including periodic live cannon firings. This Ohio-based re-enactment group represents the artillery battalion featured in Gilbert Gaul’s massive painting Battery H 1st Ohio Volunteers Light Artillery in Action at Cold Harbor, on loan to […]

Daubigny’s Auvers, Landscape with Plough Purchased by Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Auvers, Landscape with Plough, an oil painting dating from 1877 by Charles-François Daubigny (French, 1817-1878) has been acquired by the Toledo Museum of Art. Daubigny lived northwest of Paris in Auvers-sur-Oise during his later years and painted the surrounding farmlands as early 1860. This landscape painting was finished during the last year of the artist’s […]

Special Exhibition at Toledo Museum of Art Celebrates Degas and Legacy of Toledo Ballet

Posted on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

TMA is exclusive venue for ‘all Degas, all ballet’ exhibition that features major national and international loans From a 14-year-old Parisian girl made famous by a great Impressionist artist to a 10-year-old Toledoan more famous for women’s rights than dance, the Toledo Museum of Art’s fall exhibition Degas and the Dance celebrates the appeal and […]

Play Time Exhibition Celebration this Saturday

Posted on Friday, June 12th, 2015

Join us this Saturday, June 13 from 6-10 p.m. for a celebration of the exhibition Play Time featuring spectacle performances by Redmoon Theater, a giant picnic table covering Monroe Street, a member lounge in the GlasSalon and tons of fun and games.  Here’s what you need to know: Monroe Street will be closed to through […]

Artwork of the Week: June 12

Posted on Friday, June 12th, 2015

Core-formed and cast glass vessels had been made at least as early as the 15th century BCE in Egypt and Mesopotamia, but the revolutionary technique of glassblowing did not appear in the Roman Empire until the first century BCE. This skill was brought to the capital city of Rome from the Eastern Mediterranean (modern Syria), […]

Toledo Museum of Art Exhibitions: July 2015-June 2016

Posted on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Best in Show: Animal Illustrations from the Mazza Collection Through July 5, 2015, Gallery 18 The Mazza Museum in Findlay, Ohio, holds the largest collection of original artwork by children’s book illustrators in the world. More than 50 works from that collection are on loan to the Toledo Museum of Art in this exhibition presented […]

Artwork of the Week: June 5

Posted on Friday, June 5th, 2015

Korean-American artist Nam June Paik is often hailed as the father of new media art and is renowned for his early exploration into the overlap between music, video, performance, and emerging technology. Demonstrating Paik’s signature humor and playfulness, Beuys Voice is significant in two respects: it is an iconic example of Paik’s “robot portraits,” and […]

Chicago’s Redmoon Theater Arrives June 11 for 3-day Run at TMA’s Play Time Exhibition

Posted on Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Chicago’s Redmoon Theater, known for using larger-than-life contraptions to create performances bright with spectacle, is coming to the Toledo Museum of Art June 11¬-13. The company’s site-specific performances have opened in the Windy City’s Millennium Park, animated the façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art, commemorated the groundbreaking of the Modern Wing of the Art […]

Artwork of the Week: May 29

Posted on Friday, May 29th, 2015

In 1996 Albert Paley was one of three artists invited to the Toledo Museum of Art to create a body of work inspired by our collection (Jim Dine and Therman Statom were the other two). For Continuum Paley took his cues in part from the Museum’s architecture. The sculpture’s shape alludes to the Doric columns […]

Museum to Close Galleries in Preparation for Renovation

Posted on Thursday, May 28th, 2015

On Friday, May 29, the Toledo Museum of Art will close its decorative arts galleries and period rooms for renovation. This is part of a larger plan to update sections of the Museum’s west wing over the next five years. The galleries contain decorative arts objects, some of which will be integrated into the permanent […]