2012 in Review
Presentation to Museum Board | December 6,
Brian P. Kennedy, Director
TMA celebrates Centennial Day on January
17th, marking the 100th anniversary of
Museum’s move into its new building at
2445 Monroe Street
• Small Worlds exhibition draws in a crowd
• Master Series lecture featuring Jay Shafer, designer
of the Tumbleweed Tiny House.
• Glass Collection posted online
• New glass mural by Museum artists added to
• Glass furnace “rebuild” marking the 50th
anniversary of the first Toledo workshop in 1962
(documentary made and screened around the
Peristyle opens to public during museum hours
• TMA is among 29 museums in the United
States partner with the Google Art Project’s
• Simultaneous press conferences in Paris and
• Anyone in the world with access to Google
can see selections from TMA’s collection
online at the Google Art Project.
• Masters Series: talk by John
Clarke. One of the world’s top
scholars on ancient Pompeii.
• Classic Court officially re-
opened after renovation.
• TMA acquires seven glass vessels made
at the 1962 Toledo Workshops
• TMA announces, with presenting sponsors BCI
and BP, that Toledo will be the only U.S. venue
for Manet: Portraying Life. The announcement
receives national press attention.
On May 4th a Girl Scout Historical Dedication Ceremony took place on
the Museum steps followed by an overnight for 1,600 girl scouts.
• TMA presents the print exhibition For the Birds in
Gallery 18 as eco tourists flock to northwest Ohio for
the Biggest Week in American Birding.
• Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski opened
in Canaday Gallery.
• The Wolfe Gallery for Contemporary
Art opens with Color Ignited: Glass
• TMA hosts the Glass Art Society
international conference, celebrating
the 50th anniversary of the birth of the
studio glass movement.
• 1,500 artists and collectors come to
• The Glass Pavilion galleries
• Study room includes a
timeline for the history of
• Masters Series: Conceptual
Artist Fred Wilson (and
podcast from Wolfe Gallery)
• Tours for babies began in June.
• Dr. Kathy Danko-McGhee, TMA director of
education, has studied the aesthetic
preferences of babies and toddlers.
• The GAPP artist, Esther Shalev-Gerz completed a
residency where she explored labor, and the tools of
labor, through the medium of glass.
• TMA announces the acquisition by the
Apollo Society of works of art in glass by
five artists: Jun Kaneko, Andrew Erdos,
Maya Linn, Jane Bruce and Judith
• Museum mourns the loss of local artist
Edith Franklin, a participant in the 1962
Toledo Workshops and loyal supporter.
Dew Point 18, 2007
Blown glass, tooled, mirrored
Silver Erie, 2012
Colorbox II, 2007
Cast glass (8 units)
Twilight Powered by Electricity Makes for a Brilliant
New Horizon, 2012
Mouth-blown glass, sterling silver, video monitor, LED lights
• CBS Sunday Morning broadcasts a story
about the 50th anniversary of studio glass
featuring interviews with Jutta Page and Jeff
Mack. Museum’s website crashes.
• The Museum’s Season of Portraiture begins
with the opening of Authors and Artists from
the Time of Manet in the Works on Paper
• Museum: People of TMA
opens in Gallery 1
featuring portraits of more
than 650 Museum visitors
• A Community Gallery
exhibition opens with
works inspired by Manet
and created by invited
Posy Huebner admires her photo included in the Museum People:
Faces of TMA exhibit . THE BLADE/ANDY MORRISON
• Manet: Portraying Life opens. Positive press stories
by the Associated Press, Wall Street Journal,
Columbus Dispatch and Cleveland Plain Dealer, etc.
• Made in Hollywood: Photographs from the John
Kobal Foundation opens.
• Masters Series: Gary Tinterow, director of the MFA
in Houston, gives presentation on Manet
• With support from a donor, the Museum hosts
black-tie Centennial Dinner to thank
members of the TMA President’s Council for
• Leslie Adams: Drawn from Life opens in
• Portraying Life in Toledo, photographs by
local residents are displayed in the
• New parking lot completed
– The solar canopy generates 300 KW of electricity for use in the main
Museum building. The roof already generates 200 KW.
• The walkway under the canopy is heated in winter.
• Two new handicap ramps will assist our visitors.
Solar Canopy Production
December 4-Pre Solar Canopy December 5-Sunny with Solar Canopy
Sculpture by acclaimed Spanish sculptor Jaume
Plensa is installed at the corner of Monroe and
Painted stainless steel
• Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass gives
TMA its Annual Award for institutions in
recognition of the Museum’s contributions to
the studio glass movement by hosting the
1962 Toledo Workshops; for its important and
sustained contribution to the preservation of
the history of art made from glass, and for the
creation, promotion and exhibition of
Exhibitions in 2013
– Aboriginal Art exhibition, Crossing Cultures,
will begin in April 2013
– an exhibition focusing on the 200th
anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie; (fall of
– Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese
prints (largely from our significant permanent
collection holdings); (fall 2013)