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Temporary Gallery Closures for November

Posted on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

In preparing for upcoming exhibitions, some of the Museum’s galleries will be closed during November. Gallery 28 is currently closed and will be open to the public on November 14, 2013. Gallery 29 is currently closed but will temporarily be open November 16 – 17. It will be closed once again from November 18 – […]

Toledo Museum of Art Among First Museums to Collect Blenko Glass

Posted on Monday, November 11th, 2013

Works by the Blenko Glass Company from the mid-20th century are receiving increased attention as knowledge of its integral role in the history of American Glass expands. Now, with the acquisition of 16 modern Blenko vessels, the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) has become the first museum to own a large group of Blenko’s Architectural […]

Artwork of the Week: November 8

Posted on Friday, November 8th, 2013

Gerrit Rietveld considered himself a furniture maker, but he would later also become recognized as an innovative architect. As a member of the Dutch artists’ group De Stijl (The Style), Rietveld embraced the purity of form alongside artists such as Piet Mondrian. In De Stijl, artists utilized primary colors and black and white along with […]

Celebrating The Art of Ink

Posted on Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Hollywood Tattoo Artist and Toledo Native Paul Timman To Visit TMA Dec. 5 He’s inked everyone from Angelina Jolie to Tommy Lee, earning the nickname “Rembrandt of Sunset Strip” along the way. Now Toledo native and Hollywood tattoo artist Paul Timman will pause the needle to discuss the art of tattooing during his free Masters […]

Artwork of the Week: November 1

Posted on Friday, November 1st, 2013

Spending much of his childhood in Ohio after the age of 14, Hiram Powers became very familiar with the diverse collection of Cincinnati’s Western Museum (a forerunner to the Cincinnati Museum Center), eventually performing installation work for the museum before his career as a sculptor took off. In 1837 he moved to Florence, Italy, where […]

Artwork of the Week: October 25

Posted on Friday, October 25th, 2013

A well known and common image in Japanese art is depicted on this lacquered picnic box:  wooden planks placed among swampy ground surrounded by fields of irises.More specifically, this box shows one of the three most scenic gardens of the city of Okayama. This picnic set is complete with four food containers, a serving tray, […]

Veterans Glassblowing Day Planned Nov. 9 at TMA

Posted on Thursday, October 24th, 2013

On Saturday, Nov. 9 the Toledo Museum of Art will participate in national Veterans Glassblowing Day by providing active-duty members and veterans of the U.S. military a free opportunity to experience glassblowing. The program’s aim is to introduce soldiers and veterans to a potentially marketable skill, to enable them to enjoy artistic expression and to build the community. […]

Dates for 95th Toledo Area Artists Exhibition Announced

Posted on Thursday, October 24th, 2013

The 95th Annual Toledo Area Artists Exhibition will take place November 21, 2014-January 3, 2015. This juried exhibition features works of art by artists located in Northwest Ohio and the surrounding area. Applications will be accepted in Summer 2014. Additional details regarding the exhibition will be announced soon.

Artwork of the Week: October 18

Posted on Friday, October 18th, 2013

With the ruling authorities deeming them barbaric, tattoos were banned in Japan around 1868.  Subsequently, the depiction of tattoos in Japanese art disappeared.  It was not until 1948, when tattoos were again legalized, that they began to return as subject matter for graphic arts; today they are again popular. Scottish artist Paul Binnie, who works […]

Veterans Glassblowing Day is Nov. 9

Posted on Thursday, October 17th, 2013

On Saturday, Nov. 9 TMA will be participating in a national movement called Veterans Glassblowing Day whose mission is to provide US Veterans with a free opportunity to experience glassblowing.  The intention is to expose veterans to a potentially marketable skill, create joy through artistic expression, and build community. A limited number of free hands […]