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Prints and Authors Show Opens September 13

Posted on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

In an exhibition showcasing approximately 120 books, photographs and prints produced during the time of Édouard Manet, the Museum takes a look at how the times influenced prominent artists and their work. Prints and Authors from the Time of Manet, opening September 13 in the World on Paper Gallery, explores graphic arts created between 1830–1890 […]

Apollo Society Acquires Contemporary Glass for Museum

Posted on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

The TMA Apollo Society has acquired three works of contemporary studio glass for the Museum’s glass collection: Colorbox II by Japanese sculptor Jun Kaneko, Twilight Powered by Electricity Makes for a Brilliant New Horizon by emerging artist Andrew Erdos and Dew Point 18  by Ohio native Maya Lin. Also, individual members of the Society purchased, […]

Artwork of the Week: August 24

Posted on Friday, August 24th, 2012

This magnificent earring represents Zeus, the king of the gods, as an eagle. The wings, talons, and thunderbolts are sheet gold and filigree; the body is covered with tiny granules of gold. Miniature sculptures of birds and mythological flying creatures were popular pendants for women’s earrings during the Hellenistic period.

Navy Jazz Ensemble to Perform at TMA

Posted on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

In conjunction with Navy Week in Toledo (August 20–27), the Navy woodwind quintet Jazz Ensemble will perform at the Museum this Wednesday from noon-1:30 p.m. in the Great Gallery, and this Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the GlasSalon. Toledo was one of 15 cities to be chosen for Navy Week in 2012, and we’re delighted to […]

Visitor Comments: Week of August 21 (TEST)

Posted on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

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Volunteers Log Over 18,000 Hours

Posted on Monday, August 20th, 2012

TMA is fortunate to have a dedicated corps of volunteers. For the 2011-2012 fiscal year, 584 volunteers put in 18,394 hours in support of the Museum. In addition to Ambassadors and Docents, volunteers donate their time in the Family Center and at the Information Desks; during It’s Friday and other special events; as Peristyle ushers […]

Artwork of the Week: August 17

Posted on Friday, August 17th, 2012

Although Aimé-Jules Dalou’s life ambition was to become a sculptor of public monuments, he found great success in sculpting tabletop interior scenes like Woman Reading. Dalou has captured an intimate moment of a woman absorbed in a book, a common and appropriate pastime for upper-class 19th-century women. The figure represents an archetype of a stylish […]

Artwork of the Week: August 10

Posted on Friday, August 10th, 2012

Without knowing the title of this painting, would you guess it is a landscape? Perhaps not, but verisimilitude was not Willem de Kooning’s goal. Instead, he sought to absorb the landscape around him and translate it into an abstract language of paint on canvas. Entering the United States as a stowaway on a ship in […]

Artwork of the Week: August 3

Posted on Friday, August 3rd, 2012

  Louise Bourgeois designed this necklace as a personal statement against the violence she had witnessed against prisoners during the Spanish Civil War (1936–39), who were asphyxiated by shackles of this shape. It was also designed as a comment about the female state, a metaphor for the social, political, and legal constraintsof women before the […]

Artwork of the Week: July 27

Posted on Friday, July 27th, 2012

In this frank and intimate portrait, artist Jared French (1905–1988) gazes candidly out at the viewer. Paul Cadmus painted it while he and French were traveling in Europe. At the time the two were involved in a relationship. Cadmus depicts French holding a copy of Ulysses by Irish author James Joyce (1882–1941). From its publication […]