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Toledo Museum of Art Celebrates Glass Legacy with Hot Spot: Contemporary Glass from Private Collections

Posted on Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Objects from studio glass collectors on view April 15 through Sept. 18, 2016, in the Glass Pavilion Hot Spot: Contemporary Glass from Private Collections showcases contemporary North American, European, Australian and Asian studio glass, with many objects on public view for the first time. The exhibition of more than 80 diverse works of art will […]

This Week at TMA: Feb. 23–28, 2016

Posted on Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Exhibition Closing The Rise of Sneaker Culture Through Feb. 28, 2016 | Levis Gallery (Galleries 28A–C) The Rise of Sneaker Culture explores the athletic shoe from its origins in the mid-1800s to its current place in high-fashion. This traveling exhibition, organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, is the […]

Feb. 19 Art Minute: Fred Wilson, “Iago’s Mirror”

Posted on Friday, February 19th, 2016

In Shakespeare’s Othello, Iago attempts to destroy the lives and reputations of all who surround him, particularly the black Venetian officer Othello. It is deliberately unclear what Iago’s motivations are for his murderous vendettas—revenge, bigotry, jealousy, a love of deception? Iago’s Mirror was made in traditional 18th-century Rococo style by Murano glassworkers in Venice, according to artist […]

Apply for a 2016 Palmer Scholarship

Posted on Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Students of art are encouraged to apply now for the Palmer Scholarship awarded annually by the Toledo Museum of Art. The application deadline for the art travel award is March 6, 2016. The Palmer Scholarship provides funding for travel for an individual(s) to pursue a course of study in an art-related field. The award recipient(s) […]

Jaume Plensa: Human Landscape Opens June 17, 2016, at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Human Landscape, a major exhibition of works by world renowned artist Jaume Plensa, comes to the Toledo Museum of Art this summer. Seven large outdoor sculptures, plus indoor installations that include a stainless steel curtain through which visitors can walk, will be on view June 17-Nov. 6, 2016, in the Main Museum and on the […]

Important Cézanne Still Life Goes on Display

Posted on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Paul Cézanne understood that the truth was often best captured with inaccuracy. In The Basket of Apples (1893), the still life is reimagined not as a copy of nature, but as an interpretation free from the constraints of spatial accuracy. This important painting, rarely seen outside its home at the Art Institute of Chicago, will be […]

This Week at TMA: Feb. 16–21, 2016

Posted on Monday, February 15th, 2016

This Week’s Highlights Jazz Under Glass with the Art Tatum Jazz Society Feb. 18: 6:30–8:30 p.m., Peristyle The popular Jazz under Glass series continues with monthly performances put on in partnership with the Art Tatum Jazz Society. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit at Studio62 Feb. 18, 9–11p.m. | Glass Pavilion Hot Shop […]

Pop-Up Café Available During Kitchen Renovations

Posted on Sunday, February 14th, 2016

A much–needed renovation project is set to begin in the kitchen area of the Museum on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 . The Museum Café will be temporarily closed as a result of the construction, but a temporary dining option, aptly called the Pop-Up Café, will be stationed in the Green Room on the lower level of the main […]

Feb. 12 Art Minute: Alvin Loving, “Dan”

Posted on Friday, February 12th, 2016

When he rose to prominence in the 1960s, Detroit-born African American abstract artist Al Loving’s work was characterized by careful and calculated studies of pure geometric forms. Dan was created at a pivotal turning point in his career—when Loving began to abandon his signature aesthetic in favor of more fluid, large-scale works, often composed through […]

This Week at TMA: Feb. 9–14, 2016

Posted on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Exhibition Opening Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection Feb. 12–May 8, 2016 | Canaday Gallery Drawn from Native American art collected by Charles and Valerie Diker, Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection features more than 100 masterworks representing cultures across the North American continent. Shaped by the […]