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World renowned and ever expanding

Vincent van Gogh

Wheat Fields with Reaper, Auvers

1890. Oil on canvas.Purchased with funds from the Libbey Endowment, Gift of Edward Drummond Libbey. 1935.4.

The Toledo Museum of Art’s collection of more than 30,000 works of art is regarded as among the finest in the United States. The Museum boasts over 40 galleries across its expansive campus, which includes the Georgia and David K. Welles Sculpture Garden and the Glass Pavilion dedicated to one of the most renowned collections of glass in the world.

The vision for the TMA collection is to build on the Museum’s founding commitment to quality while simultaneously broadening its scope, aspiring to tell a global history of art. The collection includes works across time, ranging from antiquity to contemporary, and includes significant early modern European works by artists such as Peter Paul Rubens, Artemisia Gentileschi, Frans Hals, Rachel Ruysch, and El Greco; masterworks of modernism by artists such as Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Paul Cadmus, Amedeo Modigliani, Grace Hartigan, Louise Nevelson, and Elizabeth Catlett; and a growing repertory of contemporary works by artists such as Frank Stella, Nam June Paik, Bisa Butler, Anselm Kiefer, Wendy Red Star, Julian Schnabel, Magdalene Odundo, and Kehinde Wiley. In addition to significant holdings in Asian art and the decorative arts, TMA has one of the most renowned collections of ancient Mediterranean art in the Americas.

The sculpture garden includes works by Alexander Calder, Deborah Butterfield, Ellsworth Kelly, Jun Kaneko, and Jaume Plensa.

Glass & TMA

The glass objects at the Toledo Museum of Art comprise one of the most comprehensive and historically significant collections dedicated to the medium in the world.

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Works on Paper

The Toledo Museum of Art’s Works on Paper collection includes nearly 13,000 prints, drawings, photographs, and artists’ books.

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Collections Management

The Toledo Museum of Art has collected works of exceptional quality in a diverse array of media, including glass, painting, sculpture, decorative arts, works on paper, and electronic media. Presented through free admission, the collection is utilized by the Museum as a tool to engage, educate, and inspire the community.

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Provenance and Repatriation

Every work of art carries with it not only the history of its creator, but of its owners as well. Provenance—the record of ownership for a work of art—provides important documentation explaining who, at various points in history, owned the painting, sculpture or artifact at hand.

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Image Resources

TMA can provide high-resolution images of artworks from our collection to the media, museums, or for academic research.

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Art Minute

Unable to visit the Toledo Museum of Art in person? Spend an Art Minute with TMA! Each week, the Museum features a work from its world–renowned collection.

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Library & Archives

The TMA Library & Archives welcomes all curious visitors, researchers, art enthusiasts, and students. Reflecting the Museum’s purpose of art education, the library collections focus on the Museum's works of art, exhibitions and history. In addition to serving Museum staff and members, the library serves both the public and the University of Toledo Art Department.


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