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Kehinde Wiley Joins Masters Series Lineup

Posted on Friday, January 13th, 2017

Kehinde Wiley has redefined the art-historical canon, fearlessly drawing attention to the absence of African Americans from historical and cultural narratives with his riffs on paintings by Old Masters. (In his signature portraits, he replaces European aristocrats with contemporary black subjects.) The first museum survey of Wiley’s 14-year career, titled Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, […]

Toledo Museum of Art Acquires Paula, A Sculpture by Spanish Artist Jaume Plensa

Posted on Thursday, January 12th, 2017

The Toledo Museum of Art has acquired a large-scale work by famed Spanish artist Jaume Plensa for its sculpture garden. Paula, which is on display adjacent to the Museum’s Monroe Street terrace, is a cast iron head created in 2014 that measures 276 11/16 inches high, 122 inches wide and 40 inches deep. It came […]

Winter Wonderland Raffle

Posted on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Join, renew, upgrade, or purchase a gift membership at any level between Jan.3 and Jan. 31, 2017 and be enter in a Winter Wonderland raffle. Membership purchases and upgrades must be made online at, at any Museum Information Desk or by phone at 419-255-8000 before 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. One […]

Jan. 9 Art Minute: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, ‘The Salutation of Beatrice’

Posted on Monday, January 9th, 2017

Pale faced, full–lipped, with a thick head of wavy chestnut hair, this image of medieval Florentine gentlewoman Beatrice Portinari embodies the Pre-Raphaelite ideal of beauty. The group of British artists and writers calling themselves the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood aspired to an aesthetic based on early Italian Renaissance art and the direct observation of nature, in contrast […]

Public Information Meetings Scheduled

Posted on Friday, January 6th, 2017

The Toledo Museum of Art will hold public information meetings regarding Museum Place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at the Mott Branch Library, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 at the Kent Branch Library. During the meetings representatives of the Museum will answer questions about its purchase of […]

The Citizen Kane Experience

Posted on Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Explore one of cinema’s greatest films over a three-day event! The Toledo Symphony and TMA examine the 1941 classic Citizen Kane and its artistic inspirations. Citizen Kane (1941, 119 minutes) Jan. 12: 7 p.m., Little Theater Often described as the greatest films ever made, Orson Welles’s controversial masterpiece uses innovative flashbacks and groundbreaking cinematography to […]

Jan. 2 Art Minute: R. B. Kitaj, ‘Notes Toward a Definition of Nobody—A Reverie’

Posted on Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Nobody sits cross legged in high-top sneakers with a padlocked mouth, unable to verbally defend himself. R. B. Kitaj’s source for the image of Nobody was a German legend originating in the 1500s. Nobody was a scapegoat who would take the blame for any disharmony in the home. Centuries later, Nobody’s imposed silence was transformed […]

Ohio Magazine Readers Vote Toledo Museum of Art Best in the State

Posted on Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Results of Ohio Magazine’s Best of Ohio 2017 Readers’ Poll are in and the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) has been voted the Best Art Museum in the state. The poll results echo the Museum’s TripAdvisor ranking as the number one attraction in Toledo. Ohio Magazine readers were asked to rate the best places in […]

Reminder: Holiday Hours at TMA

Posted on Friday, December 30th, 2016

The Toledo Museum of Art will close an hour early on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 for New Year’s Eve and will be open regular hours on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. To recap, the Museum will be open: ► Saturday, Dec. 31: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ► Sunday, Jan. 1: noon to 5 p.m. The […]

Dec. 30 Art Minute: Roman, ‘Bust of a Flavian Matron’

Posted on Friday, December 30th, 2016

This sculpted bust depicts an older woman, a matron, gazing off towards her right. The relatively advanced age of the woman is rare for this type of portrait, which can be dated on the basis of the hairstyle. Ornate, corkscrew curls were fashionable for women of the imperial court during the Flavian Dynasty (68–96 CE). […]