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Museum Cafe Open Today With Limited Service

Posted on Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

The Toledo Museum of Art will be open regular hours today, Sunday, August 2. The Museum Cafe will also reopen with limited service. Lucas County and the surrounding communities continue to be under a water advisory. As the situation develops, the Museum’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages will be updated with the most current information.  

Museum Cafe Closed Saturday, August 2; Museum Open

Posted on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Due to the water advisory in place for Lucas County, the Museum Cafe will be closed until further notice. Access to water (drinking fountains, sinks, etc.) will also be restricted. The Toledo Museum of Art will be open regular hours Saturday, August 2. Check the Museum’s website, Facebook and Twitter accounts for status updates on the […]

Artwork of the Week: August 1

Posted on Friday, August 1st, 2014

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I (July 28, 1914), the Toledo Museum of Art has organized the exhibition The Great War: Art on the Front Line from its collections. Like most artists featured in the exhibition, Käthe Kollwitz was personally affected by the war. Her 18-year-old son Peter was […]

Artwork of the Week: July 25

Posted on Friday, July 25th, 2014

The design of this bracelet was inspired by the grand style of the Mughal Empire (1526–1761). Lavish in color and techniques, this type of bracelet, with its combination of diamonds, emeralds, and rubies, was often included in an Indian bride’s dowry. Each step in the production is carried out by a craftsman specializing in a […]

Perrysburg Woman Named CFO at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Mary K. Siefke of Perrysburg has joined the Toledo Museum of Art staff as chief financial officer. “Mary’s background and experience make her highly qualified to manage the Museum’s financial operations and an excellent addition to the TMA staff,” said Chief Operating Officer Carol Bintz in announcing the appointment. A certified public accountant, Siefke had […]

Artwork of the Week: July 18

Posted on Friday, July 18th, 2014

Born to an upper-middle class family, Morisot rejected the social expectations of her class and gender by pursuing a professional career as an artist and even participated in the first Impressionist group exhibition in 1874. In the Garden at Maurecourt is painted in oil paints but with the freedom and spontaneity of a watercolor sketch. […]

28 Artists from Ohio, Michigan and Indiana Chosen for the 95th Toledo Area Artists Exhibition

Posted on Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Twenty-eight artists have been chosen to show their work in the 95th Toledo Area Artists (TAA) Exhibition, the Toledo Museum of Art has announced. The artists, all of whom live within a 150-mile radius of Toledo, were chosen from among 462 entrants who submitted digital portfolios of their work for consideration. TAA Exhibition curator Halona […]

Artwork of the Week: July 11

Posted on Friday, July 11th, 2014

July 14 is Bastille Day and marks the 225th anniversary of the French Revolution. Vigée-Lebrun was court painter and close friend to Marie-Antoinette, wife of Louis XVI. Because of her association with the Queen, even though she herself was not noble (she was the daughter of an artist), she was forced to flee Paris during […]

Artwork of the Week: July 4

Posted on Friday, July 4th, 2014

Robert Frank traveled across America with his camera, capturing scenes that illuminated the American character of the 1950s in all of its beauty and ugliness. His images were honest and real records of the social structure in America at the time. In this photo—remarkably composed with repeating rectangles and a regular rhythm suggesting motion—Frank utilized […]

Emotional Impact of World War I Examined in The Great War: Art on the Front Line

Posted on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

In her series of woodcut prints called War (Krieg), German artist Käthe Kollwitz portrays with devastating accuracy the emotional toll of World War I. The faces of mothers, fathers, soldiers, widows and refugees are etched with anguish, not glory. She knew this grief firsthand—her son was killed in battle. For curator Paula Reich, works like […]