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February 2018 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Thursday, January 4th, 2018

New Exhibitions The Mummies: From Egypt to Toledo Feb. 3-May 6, 2018, Canaday Gallery In 1906 the founders of the Toledo Museum of Art, Edward Drummond Libbey and Florence Scott Libbey, visited Egypt, where they purchased a pair of Egyptian mummies as part of a collection of artifacts. Due to conservation issues and ethical considerations […]

Museum Members Offered Opportunity to Win Trip to Tuscany

Posted on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

A five-day trip for four will be awarded to a new or current member of the Toledo Museum of Art New and current members of the Toledo Museum of Art now have a chance to win a trip for four to Italy’s beautiful Monteverdi Tuscany, a rare boutique hotel, restaurant, and spa in an idyllic […]

Dec. 25 Art Minute: Roger Tory Peterson, Hummingbirds (Plate 19)

Posted on Monday, December 25th, 2017

Northwest Ohio is home to the Biggest Week in American Birding, an annual event that draws thousands from across the world to witness the spring migration of hundreds of species of birds. In celebration of this occurrence, the Toledo Museum of Art bi-annually stages an exhibition devoted to birds in art. The Museum also seeks […]

Get to know Toledo Museum of Art groundskeeper Macon Mauchmar

Posted on Friday, December 22nd, 2017

While the Toledo Museum of Art is known for housing some of the world’s greatest art, there is also something to say about the beauty that lives outside the buildings. The Museum’s entire campus stretches across 36-acres and every part of that must be maintained. TMA has a dedicated grounds and maintenance staff who not […]

Toledo Museum of Art explores issues surrounding the display of Egyptian mummies in special exhibition

Posted on Monday, December 18th, 2017

Early next year, the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) will present a rare opportunity to experience the three Egyptian mummies in its collection and consider some of the complex cultural and social questions surrounding their display. The exhibition will place the mummies in historical context by including additional Egyptian objects and artifacts from the TMA […]

Dec. 18 Art Minute: Hiroshi Sugimoto, Five Elements: Lake Superior, Eagle River, No. 53552.01

Posted on Monday, December 18th, 2017

Shaped like a five-story Japanese Buddhist pagoda, this glass sculpture references miniature shrines made of rock crystal, a material revered in the early Buddhist world for its purity and its ability to transmit light. The five stacked elements represent, from bottom to top: the earth (cube), water (sphere), fire (pyramid), wind (hemisphere), and space (tear-drop […]

January 2018 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Friday, December 15th, 2017

Continuing Exhibitions Glorious Splendor: Treasures of Early Christian Art Through Feb. 18, 2018 Christian art borrowed heavily from non-Christian traditions in terms of its techniques, media, style and iconography. Glorious Splendor: Treasures of Early Christian Art traces these continuities through the most remarkable objects of the period: precious stones, metals and jewelry. The exhibition will […]

Toledo Museum of Art welcomes Patricia O’Toole as new Director of Finance

Posted on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) announces that Patricia L. O’Toole has been hired to be the Museum’s director of finance. O’Toole began her appointment at TMA Dec. 11, 2017. In this role she will oversee the financial administration of the Museum. Since 2008, O’Toole has served as the director of operations at Hospice of […]

Dec. 11 Art Minute: Hiroshi Yoshida, Daibutsu Temple Gate

Posted on Monday, December 11th, 2017

Trained as an artist in Japan, Europe, and the United States, Hiroshi Yoshida worked as a painter until the age of 44 when he created his first woodblock print. In 1925, Yoshida began his own print studio. Throughout his career, he tirelessly promoted to the Western world the Japanese artists who revived the traditional color […]

Toledo Museum of Art adds three Native American works of art to its collections

Posted on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Earlier this year the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) acquired three significant Native American works of art for its growing collection of Indigenous Art from around the world. The objects are on display together in an installation titled Collecting Now: Recent Acquisitions in the Museum’s Canaday Gallery through Dec. 31, 2017. TMA purchased the objects […]