Toledo Museum of Art awarded significant gift from Owens Corning

The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Toledo Museum of Art awarded significant gift from Owens Corning
Teaching artists Mercé Culp and Holly Strawbridge on location with a program supported by the Owens Corning Foundation Gift. Courtesy of the Toledo Museum of Art.

TOLEDO, OH.- The Toledo Museum of Art was recently awarded $500,000 from the Owens Corning Foundation in support of its Art Out of School program, an outreach initiative to bring free artmaking opportunities into the community. The gift is specifically focused on supporting the partnership between TMA and Lucas Metropolitan Housing (LMH). The Owens Corning Foundation’s generous commitment will spread the funds out over the next three years to align with the agreement between TMA and LMH, which extends through June 2026.

TMA and LMH signed a partnership agreement in June that extends art experiences to more than 18,000 residents of the housing authority’s 10 campuses within a two-mile radius of the Museum. Approximately 100 youth have already engaged with TMA through programming at Ravine Park and Birmingham Terrace (East Toledo), McClinton Nunn (Junction) and Port Lawrence (Warehouse District). Other site partners for the Art Out of School program include the Frederick Douglass Community Association, Toledo Lucas County Public Library’s Mott Branch and the Tabernacle Church/Art Tatum Zone.

“Owens Corning and the Owens Corning Foundation have been fixtures in the Toledo community for years, and we are privileged to benefit from their philanthropic support,” said Adam Levine, the Toledo Museum of Art’s Edward Drummond and Florence Scott Libbey director and CEO. “This gift allows us to expand our community outreach efforts, bringing Art Out of School artmaking and art engagement activities into the LMH community.”

This gift continues a legacy of support for the Museum from the Toledo manufacturing giant and community anchor. For nearly 70 years, Owens Corning has been a significant philanthropic partner to TMA dating back to one of the first significant corporate gifts in the Museum’s recorded history in 1954.

“Art Out of School brings world-class programming from the Toledo Museum of Art to people in surrounding areas. Programs such as this align with Owens Corning Foundation’s aim to empower people in the community,” said Don Rettig, president of the Owens Corning Foundation.

Corporate philanthropy has been crucial for taking TMA programming outside of the Museum’s walls into the community. Art Out of School is now present at nine partner sites within a two-mile radius of TMA. Outreach efforts at the Grace Community Center and Wayman Palmer YMCA are made possible by Mercy Health.

Today's News

November 28, 2022

Welcome back to Vallarino Fine Art

Joan Mitchell: A painter at her peak

Hamiltons Gallery exhibits a new series by Murray Fredericks

What do the objects you own say about you?

Irene Cara, 'Fame' and 'Flashdance' singer, dies at 63

Kunsthalle Basel marks 150th anniversary with the Regionale exhibition

Gagosian London presents new work by Douglas Gordon including on-site neon workshops

Yto Barrada (Art) and Füsun Köksal (Music) win the 4th edition of The Mario Merz Prize

David Zwirner presents a new large-scale video installation by Diana Thater

Ketterer Kunst Auction of museum-quality works from the collection of Serge Sabarsky

Matthew Lutz-Kinoy opens an exhibition at kamel mennour

How Ralph Ellison's world became visible

Mounira Al Solh's first solo exhibition opens at Zeno X Gallery

Worcester Art Museum debuts works from America's first Japanese print collection of its kind

See why Tobias Wong remains one of Canada's most brilliant and provocative designers

A 200-year-old Paul Storr Ascot Cup Trophy leads Moran's Traditional Collector auction

Toledo Museum of Art awarded significant gift from Owens Corning

Springfield Art Museum winter 2022 focus exhibitions now on view

Berlin experimental art and architecture practice launches King's Cross' annual winter installation

Qatar Museums opens exhibition of renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama on the grounds of Museum of Islamic Art

"Sky Hopinka: Behind the evening tide" currently on view at Luma Westbau, Zurich

Alexander Gray Associates announces representation of Bethany Collins

Galerie Miranda opens an exhibition of works by artist Tanya Marcuse

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful