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Created as a social commentary on 18th-century consumerism, this print is the last in a set of eight engraved by William Hogarth. The series, A Rake’s Progress, centers on a prosperous merchant’s heir and his reckless lifestyle of extravagance. Here, the heir’s overindulgence has led to him being committed to the infamous London mental institution […]
West African drum and dance, scavenger-style gallery hunts and a Japanese fashion show are among the swirl of activities set to fill the Toledo Museum of Art’s galleries during The Great Art Escape. The annual art-inspired winter celebration takes over the Museum between Christmas and New Year’s Day (Dec. 26–29 and Dec. 31–Jan.1), and provides […]
Visitors who spend $35, exclusive of sales tax, at the Museum Store and/or Cafe during a single visit this December are eligible for free parking. Bring your receipt(s) to the Information Desk to redeem your parking ticket.
Friday, December 6 is Member Appreciation Day in the Museum Store. Museum members will receive an additional 10% discount on their Museum Store purchases that day (excluding original works of art). The Museum Store has gifts for everyone on your list this holiday season. For ideas, please visit www.pinterest.com/toledomuseum/boards.
Including a turkey, rooster, hen, three bantam Polish hudins, and their offspring, this painting celebrates the type of fowl owned by wealthy landowners in 17th-century Holland. Melchior d’Hondecoeter was known for his bird pieces of both domestic and exotic birds. He seemingly inherited this joy of animal painting from his artist father, grandfather, and uncle, […]
Exhibition Opening Love & Play: A Pair of Paintings by Fragonard Jan. 24–May 4, 2014 Gallery 28 Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s playfully sensual companion paintings, the Toledo Museum of Art’s Blind-Man’s Buff and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid’s The See-Saw, are reunited for the first time in 25 years. Painted as companion pieces, the two works remained together […]
Time is running short to see Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints at the Toledo Museum of Art. The TMA collection of exquisite woodblock prints, on view together for the first time since 1930, is considered to be among the finest and most comprehensive collections of shin hanga (“new prints”) at any American museum. When […]
This vessel and similar examples came from a workshop that was located near Jerusalem, where the products were sold to pilgrims traveling from all parts of the Mediterranean world, including Egypt. It may have held oil, water, or soil from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The symbols on the six sides of this type of […]
When Angelina Jolie needed to cover the tattoo of her ex-husband’s name with some new ink, she went to Hollywood’s elite: Paul Timman. He’s not a household name, unless your household happens to be Tommy Lee’s or Mark Wahlberg’s. But Timman, the Toledo native and tattoo artist dubbed the “Rembrandt of Sunset Strip,” is who […]
Todd M. Ahrens of Bowling Green has been named director of development at the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA), Carol Bintz, chief operating officer, has announced. He succeeds Susan Palmer, who retired from the position in June but continues her long service and dedication to the Museum as a Docent and supporter. Ahrens comes to […]