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Museum Responds to NY Times Article on Nazi-Era Claims

Posted on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

On Sunday, June 30, the New York Times published a story in its Arts section titled “Museums Faulted on Restitution of Nazi Looted Art” that mentioned the Toledo Museum of Art as one of several major art institutions that has tried to block claimants from filing suit.  This is a misrepresentation of the facts.  In […]

TMA Purchases Two Works by Frank Stella

Posted on Thursday, June 27th, 2013

The Toledo Museum of Art has expanded its holdings of post-World War II American abstract art by acquiring two works by Frank Stella (born 1936), Conway I and La penna di hu. Director Brian Kennedy said these works not only enlarge the Museum’s abstract art collection but also enhance its initiatives in teaching visual literacy. […]

Artwork of the Week: June 28

Posted on Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Marvin Lipofsky studied under Studio Glass pioneer Harvey Littleton at the University of Wisconsin in the late 1960s. Founder of the Glass Department at the California College of Arts and Crafts, Lipofsky is considered a pioneer himself, thanks to his efforts in teaching students and creating his own hot-formed glass sculptures. Filled with openings, curving […]

Artwork of the Week: June 21

Posted on Thursday, June 20th, 2013

A Pennsylvania native, Henry Ossawa Tanner was the son of a bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and a former slave who escaped on the Underground Railroad. Here Tanner paints Jesus and his disciples in a boat on the Sea of Galilee. It is the moment after Jesus has miraculously walked on the rough […]

TMA to Offer Extended Thursday Evening Hours

Posted on Thursday, June 13th, 2013

The Toledo Museum of Art will offer extended Thursday evening hours, experimental programs and Museum Café selections as part of a realignment of its hours to better serve young adults. Called TMA Thursday, the new hours are designed to increase accessibility for visitors with different schedules and to enable the Museum to experiment with diverse […]

Artwork of the Week: June 14

Posted on Thursday, June 13th, 2013

In honor of Father’s Day this Sunday, we present a vision of leisure with A Gentleman at Breakfast. The gentleman in question is depicted in an informal pose relaxing and reading the newspaper at the breakfast table with his dog in attendance. His clothing suggests he intends to go hunting later. Happy Father’s Day, Dads—may […]

Artwork of the Week: June 7

Posted on Friday, June 7th, 2013

For La penna di hu, or “The Peacock Feather,” Frank Stella employed cages and frames that allow the viewer to look through the work, unlike the experience of viewing more traditional sculptures. He also designed the work to be hung on a wall. Stella believes that if a work of art functions pictorially and “floats” […]

Call for Entries Issued in Toledo Museum of Art’s Japan: The Art of Fashion Challenge

Posted on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

The contest entry deadline for this event has passed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a design. Winners have been notified and their designs will be displayed in the Community Gallery from August 23 through December 24, 2013. The Toledo Museum of Art invites clothing designers to unleash their creativity in a Japanese-inspired clothing design […]

Artwork of the Week: May 31

Posted on Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Honegger-Lavater began her career as a painter, illustrator, and art director for a youth magazine in her native Switzerland. She began creating illustrated stories in long strips folded like an accordion around 1960. Her “Folded Stories,” like Homo sapiens?, open up into one, long, continuous story filled with imagery. Honegger-Lavater transformed familiar fairy tales and […]

Australia comes to Toledo!

Posted on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

This summer, the Toledo Museum of Art presents Crossing Cultures: Contemporary Aboriginal Australia Art and the Toledo Zoo will feature Wild Walkabout, Wonders From Down Under. What better way to celebrate all thing Australian in Toledo than with a Keith Urban concert? One Grand Prize winner will take home a four-pack of tickets to see […]