Museum Reveals Secrets Behind Recently Acquired Work

Posted Feb 5th, 2009 by Lynnette J. Werning  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Toledo.com


Toledo, Ohio—On February 27, 2009, the Toledo Museum of Art opens a new
exhibition that spans continents, centuries and galleries. Look What’s New!
The Second Century of Collecting at the Toledo Museum of Art highlights the
most exciting and significant works of art added to the collection since TMA’s
centennial anniversary in 2001.

Arranged in chronological order by year acquired, the works of art chosen by
Museum curators reveal a rare glimpse into the complex, alluring world of art
collecting, including international art dealers, exquisitely delicate
conservation, competitive auctions, generous donors and gifts from living
artists. While the bulk of the recent acquisitions are grouped together in
Canaday Gallery and the Graphic Arts corridor, tentacles of the exhibition
reach into every gallery and every part of the campus. Throughout the
exhibition, collection stories reveal how specific objects came to join the TMA
collection—some as sudden and unexpected opportunities, others after years
of meticulous searching.

Chosen from more than 1,100 works of art added to the TMA collection since
2001, the featured objects in Look What’s New! encompass nearly every
media, period and geographic region represented in the collection. The
exhibition reaches into all galleries of the Museum, including the outdoor
Georgia and David K. Welles Sculpture Garden and the Glass Pavilion, enticing
visitors with new discoveries and new stories—from the intricate goldsmithing
of an ancient Greek headpiece, to an exquisitely conserved pair of Jean-
Simeon Chardin paintings, to Lino Tagliapietra’s glass Dinosaur which was
created in the Glass Pavilion itself, and many more.

To emphasize the ever-evolving nature of the collection, Gallery 18 has been
designated for the installation of works of art acquired during the run of the
exhibition. Labeled “Look What’s Really New,” this gallery invites visitors to
watch the collection “grow” over multiple visits, and fosters anticipation for
the Museum’s next great addition of its second century.

Look What’s New! The Second Century of Collecting at the Toledo Museum of
Art is free to the public and on view during Museum hours from February 27
to May 31, 2009.

Friday, March 6, from 6:30 to 9:30 P.M., the Museum presents Break the
Rules on Eclectic Avenue ’80’s Party—a celebration of TMA’s most recent
acquisitions in the Look What’s New! exhibition and its current gallery
construction project. Admission is free for Museum members and $15 for
nonmembers. The evening features a gallery-set street scene where
everyday Museum rules will be forgotten. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar,
street entertainers and an exclusive look at the ongoing renovation of the
former Art in Glass Gallery. This will be the future space for modern and
contemporary works of art. Admission is FREE for Museum members and $15
for nonmembers. Nonmember tickets are available at the door and by calling

Join a Museum Docent for a closer look at the Museum’s newest acquisitions
and how they joined the collection. Tours are free to the public, and all ages
are welcome. Meet in Libbey Court a few minutes prior to tour time. To
schedule a private tour for 10 or more guests, contact the tour scheduler at
February 27—6:30 & 7:30 P.M.
February 28—2 P.M.
March 1—2 & 3 P.M.
March 6—6:30 & 7:30 P.M.
March 7—2 P.M.
March 8—2 & 3 P.M.
March 13—6:30 & 7:30 P.M.
March 14—2 P.M.
March 15—2 & 3 P.M.
April 4—2 & 3 P.M.
April 5—1 & 2 P.M.
April 12—1, 2, 3 & 4 P.M.
April 18—2 & 3 P.M.
April 19—1 & 2 P.M.
April 26—1, 2, 3 & 4 P.M.
May 1—6:30 & 7:30 P.M.
May 2—2 & 3 P.M.
May 3—1, 2, 3 & 4 P.M.
May 15—6:30 & 7:30 P.M.
May 16—2 & 3 P.M.
May 17—1, 2, 3 & 4 P.M.
May 29—6:30 & 7:30 P.M.
May 30—2 & 3 P.M.
May 31—1, 2, 3 & 4 P.M.

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