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Feb. 5 Art Minute: Therman Statom, HYRDA

Posted on Monday, February 5th, 2018

What does a museum mean to an individual, to a community? In October 1995, Therman Statom asked himself this question a he visited the Toledo Museum of Art to participate in an artist residency program. Statom returned to his studio in California and continued to reflect on the Museum’s collection and environment. They became the […]

TMA Explores the Phenomenon of Egyptomania with New Exhibition and Related Programs

Posted on Monday, January 29th, 2018

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) is once more displaying the two Egyptian mummies that launched the Museum’s early collection and have fascinated visitors for more than a century.The exhibition explores how TMA acquired Young Priest (ca. 800 BCE, Third Intermediate Period) and Old Man (ca. 100 CE, Roman Period), their historical significance in the Museum […]

Jan. 29 Art Minute: Honoré Daumier, Children Under a Tree

Posted on Monday, January 29th, 2018

Though a prolific painter, Honoré Daumier was best known for his printmaking, specifically his lithographed caricatures and satirical political cartoons. His paintings, however-which brought him almost no recognition during his lifetime-had little of the bite of social satire that characterized his prints. Instead, his paintings frequently portrayed the everyday life of the working people of […]

Catholic Diocese of Toledo Joins TMA for Masters Series Conversation During Final Days of Glorious Splendor

Posted on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

The Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas, Eighth Bishop of the Diocese of Toledo, and Adam Levine, TMA’s deputy director and curator of ancient art, will discuss the precious objects featured in Glorious Splendor: Treasures of Early Christian Art on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle as part of […]

Applications Being Accepted for Art Travel Scholarship

Posted on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

The Toledo Museum of Art is now accepting applications for the Palmer Scholarship, which funds art-related travel for northwest Ohio residents. The Museum is inviting artists, photographers, students, and others pursuing an artistic endeavor away from home to apply for the award. While the scholarship funds airfare, meals, and hotel or housing, it does not […]

Jan. 22 Art Minute: Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, The Adoration of the Magi

Posted on Monday, January 22nd, 2018

As the leading painter in the Catholic city of Seville, Spain, Murillo was commissioned to paint almost exclusively for the churches and religious orders in the area. Because of his frequent travels to Madrid and Seville’s heavy involvement in international commerce, Murillo was introduced to many different artists and styles of painting. In this painting […]

Two-Day Jewelry Celebration Kicks Off Feb. 10 at the Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Presented by the TMA Ambassadors, the Jeans and Jewels Trunk Show is a uniquely casual event scheduled to take place Feb. 10 and 11 in the Toledo Museum of Art’s Glass Pavilion. The Jeans and Jewels Trunk Show begins with a ticketed extravaganza scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 10 from 7 to 11 p.m., which features […]

Jan. 15 Art Minute: Washington Alston, Italian Landscape

Posted on Monday, January 15th, 2018

As a young artist in 1801, Washington Allston studied at London’s Royal Academy under American painter Benjamin West. He then lived for a time in Rome before returning to Boston in 1808. Allston painted Italian Landscape in England during a second stay in Europe (1811-1818) as a remembrance and reverie of his time in Rome. […]

Toledo Museum of Art Displays Historical Bird Prints by ‘Father of American Ornithology’

Posted on Thursday, January 11th, 2018

TOLEDO, Ohio – The Toledo Museum of Art’s (TMA) first edition of Alexander Wilson’s pioneering multi-volume publication American Ornithology; or The Natural History of the Birds of the United States will take center stage when the exhibition Before Audubon: Alexander Wilson’s Birds of the United States opens April 21, 2018. The exhibition is curated by […]

Jan. 8 Art Minute: Nicolas de Largillière, Portrait of a Man

Posted on Monday, January 8th, 2018

Although the identities of the man and women in this portrait are unknown, the painting was probably meant to commemorate their liaison, possibly even their marriage. The cherub holding an apple (is he a portrait of a specific child?) is an allusion to the theme of love, perhaps suggesting the judgment of Paris who awarded […]