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Whistler Print Exhibit Opens Feb. 26

Posted on Monday, February 8th, 2010

A new exhibition of prints from the Toledo Museum of Art’s collection spotlights the work of iconic American artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903). Although perhaps more popularly known today as a painter, Whistler was a master of the etched line. Whistler: Influences, Friends and the Not-So-Friendly, on view Feb. 26 through May 30, 2010 […]

African Cup Comes to TMA on Long-Term Loan

Posted on Monday, February 8th, 2010

The Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College is closing for a year for renovation and generously agreed to lend one of its most beautiful and important works of African art to TMA. This covered cup, sometimes called a saltcellar, was carved from a single tusk of ivory during the first generation of contact between […]

Guercino Painting Added to Collection

Posted on Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

It is a gap in its impressive collection of 17th-century masterworks that the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) has been trying to fill for more than 50 years.  A work by Bolognese master Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, commonly known as Guercino (“the squinter”), has been a long-sought-after addition to the TMA collection.  Guercino’s vibrant Lot and […]

President’s Council Members Get Perks

Posted on Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Members of the Museum’s President’s Council ($1000+) and Giving Circle (Glass, Crystal, Diamond and Director’s) are crucial sources of financial support for TMA.  As such, they receive special perks and access to Museum leaders and curators.  This includes an annual invitation to lunch with the director, exclusive curatorial lectures, exhibition opening parties, the chance to […]

“A Moment Supreme”

Posted on Thursday, December 31st, 2009

The Museum has acquired Vincent DaCosta Smith’s (American, 1929-2004) etching titled “A Moment Supreme” from a generous donor. Music was a recurring theme in his paintings as well as graphics. “A Moment Supreme,” an etching done in 1972, depicts the funeral service of John Coltrane at St. Peter‘s Lutheran Church in New York City on […]

Dec. 11 is Member Appreciation Day in the Museum Store

Posted on Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

December 11th is Member Appreciation Day in the Museum Store.  Museum members receive 20% off all store merchandise (excluding most original art). Now is a great time to become a member! Through the end of the year, those who join at the $125 contributing level get a free glass bowl from our Hot Shop and […]

Chihuly Toledo! Extended to Feb. 7

Posted on Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Chihuly Toledo! Glass works by Dale Chihuly from the TMA collection has been extended by popular demand through February 7.  Attendance at the Glass Pavilion has doubled since the exhibition opened in September.  Chihuly Toledo! is the perfect show to share with friends and family this holiday season.

Annual Holiday Art Sale

Posted on Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

On Friday, October 30 from Noon to 5 p.m., TMA members have the first opportunity to shop at the Annual Holiday Art Sale held in the Green Room.  The sale is an annual tradition that allows TMA students and staff to offer their unique creations for sale.  This year’s sale is a month earlier to […]

Three Queen’s Bracelets

Posted on Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

In September 2009, TMA acquired a set of three gold bracelets formerly owned and worn by a series of Asante queen mothers. Three Queen’s Bracelets represent a range of expert goldsmithing techniques and symbolism. Regalia has practical, religious, and symbolic functions among the Asante, who today number 1.5 million people. The ostentatious processions that display […]

2009-2010 Exhibition Schedule Announced

Posted on Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Works by Dale Chihuly, James Whistler and photographer Gordon Parks are highlights of the 2009-2010 exhibition schedule at the Toledo Museum of Art.  In addition, the 1960s will be celebrated through the exhibition Phychedelic ’60s: Posters from the Rock Era, featuring posters produced in the San Francisco area to promote the rock acts of the […]