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Toledo Museum of Art extends public closure through April 30

Mar. 30, 2020

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) has extended its temporary closure to the public through Thursday, April 30. At this time, the Museum plans to reopen Friday, May 1, with that date subject to change.

TMA has been closed to the public since Sunday, March 15 to help slow the spread of the novel coron…

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March 30 Art Minute: Rachel Ruysch, Flower Still LIfe

Mar. 30, 2020

From the caterpillar crawling along the stem of a flower, to the browning leaves riddled with holes by hungry insects, Rachel Ruysch has captured every detail of a wild profusion of cut flowers. Such a painting could be appreciated on two levels. A viewer might simply enjoy the skill of the artis…

A black pot made from clay with white designs painted on it.

March 23 Art Minute: Maria Martinez, Blackware Pottery Jar

Mar. 23, 2020

A matriarch of 20th-century Native American pottery, Maria Martinez is largely credited with having revived the ancient tradition of black on black pottery that remains popular to this day. At the time that it was revived, the style of blackware pottery that Martinez popularized stood in not…

An ice blue glass object

March 16 Art Minute: Stine Bidstrup, Architectural Glass Fantasies Series—Object No. 23

Mar. 17, 2020

Stine Bidstrup’s Architectural Glass Fantasies are inspired by the mountainous landscape in Bergen, Norway, as well as the theories of German writer Paul Scheerbart (1863–1915) and German architect Bruno Taut (1880–1938), who described and illustrated theoretical architectural ideas for a u…

A red spiky sculpture stands in front a white building with marble columns

Toledo Museum of Art to close to the public Sunday, March 15

Mar. 14, 2020

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) will be closed to the public Sunday, March 15. This comes after announcing a preemptive public closure that was to go in to effect Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, April 3. The Museum will reopen to the public Saturday, April 4, with that date subject to change bas…