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About TMA

Established in 1901

The Toledo Museum of Art is a beloved cultural institution in Toledo, Ohio and a global leader in the museum field. We believe that art transforms people’s lives and invites them to see differently.

TMA Team

We have one of the great collections in the world in an unrivaled setting, but our people are our best asset.

We proudly employ over 250 talented professionals who are devoted to our values, understand our history in our community, and are aligned around a strategy to blend a dual commitment to quality and Belonging in pathbreaking ways. Our team and our volunteers, including and especially our Board, share a passion for our work.

Mission, Vision & Values

At TMA, we live our values so that we can authentically execute our vision and achieve our mission.

Mission 

Through our collection and programs, we strive to integrate art into the lives of people.

Vision 

The Toledo Museum of Art will become the model art museum in the United States for its commitment to quality and its culture of belonging.

Values 

Diversity: Diverse ideas emerge from a diverse team and engage diverse audiences.

Community: We exist to serve our community with and through the highest quality art.

Innovation: We seek to innovate for our community and for our field.

Trust: We steward our collection in the public trust and must guard the confidence placed in us.

People & Culture

At TMA, we believe It is important for organizations to proactively create and maintain a strong culture and cultivate a positive environment that values open communication, transparency, fairness, and employee well-being. We do not only seek to be the model museum, we seek to inspire industries everywhere to embark on this journey of creating strong cultures that promote belonging.

History

The Toledo Museum of Art was established in 1901 to share the transformative power of art with the community. More than 30,000 artworks are housed in architecturally significant buildings on our 37-acre campus. Innovative and extensive education programs offer a variety of multi-sensory experiences for every visitor. Thanks to the generous spirit of the museum’s founders and the continued support of members, we remain a privately endowed, non-profit institution. Our collection is open to the public, free of charge. 

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Strategic Plan

At TMA, our strategic plan does not sit on a shelf—it’s our roadmap, laying out the exciting work of the next several years.  We structure around it, we deliver against it, and we do so in the service of fulfilling out mission: To become the model art museum in the United States for our commitment to quality and our culture of belonging.

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Belonging Plan

The Toledo Museum believes in Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion. TMA's Belonging Plan is a transparent, living document that conveys the values, goals, strategies, and guiding principles our institution will use to nurture an authentic culture of belonging among staff, visitors, and volunteers.

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Join Our Team

TMA is growing!  We have opportunities at every level of the organization for exceptional people interested in working with exceptional colleagues at an institution that cares for its employees and its community.

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Host an Event at TMA

Host your special event in the distinctive atmosphere of the Toledo Museum of Art. Our experienced staff is dedicated to helping you through every step of the planning process. Let us work with you to create a first-class and affordable event.

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Annual Report

The annual report summarizes the collective impact of our efforts at TMA. The Museum's fiscal year runs from July to June annually.

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Art Matters Magazine

Art Matters is a twice annual publication that connects you with artists, ideas, communities, and people that make the Toledo Museum of Art come to life.

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Campus & Architecture

Over nearly a century, the Toledo Museum of Art campus has grown from a single building to an architecturally significant campus that is a highlight of the city. With six buildings on nearly 40 acres, our campus offers Neoclassical, Art Deco, and contemporary architecture, as well as green space and a sculpture garden.

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Media Contacts

Media and photography inquiries are coordinated through our Marketing and Communications Office. We appreciate your interest in the Toledo Museum of Art.

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Community Outreach

The Toledo Museum of Art is committed to making art accessible to anyone. This means extending the efforts beyond the Museum and bringing art into the community. TMA's community outreach programs encourage learning and creativity for art enthusiasts of all ages.

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COVE

COVE to applies art education techniques to workplace safety. By teaching detailed observation skills used in art, COVE enhances hazard identification and safety performance in industrial and service organizations, leveraging visual literacy to improve safety processes and incident investigations.

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TMA Land Acknowledgment

The complicated history of colonialism in the space we now occupy, the peoples who were here before us, and the enduring presence and diversity of Indigenous peoples in our region deserve our attention and respect. It is our responsibility as a cultural institution to do our best to understand and continually share new knowledge as we learn it.

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Green Initiatives

Using energy efficiently and protecting the environment is a priority. The Museum continually explores and implements green solutions to be good stewards of the planet and to preserve financial resources.

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TMA Café

Enjoy a meal or a share a drink at the TMA Café

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