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Art museum announces Masters Series

Featured: trombonist Trombone Shorty, author Robert Edsel, Hollywood tattoo artist Paul Timman, and scholar Eric Haskell


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The Toledo Museum of Art's 2013-2014 Masters Series will feature jazz trombonist Trombone Shorty, author Robert Edsel, Hollywood tattoo artist Paul Timman, and scholar Eric Haskell.

The series was announced Tuesday and all four will appear over the next year at the museum's Peristyle.

Trombone Shorty and his band Orleans Avenue will appear at the Peristyle on Sept. 18 at 8 p.m., bringing the Grammy-nominated musician's high-energy jazz and funk to the museum for the second time in two years.

Tickets for the concert range from $25 to $75, and are available at, in person at the Stranahan Theater Box Office, or by phone at 419-381-8851.

Edsel is the best-selling author of The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History. He is an expert on the history of World War II soldiers who saved Europe’s great works of art from Nazi theft. Edsel’s book has been adapted into a forthcoming feature film directed by and starring George Clooney. He will discuss the legacy of the Monuments Men and their Hollywood depiction during his free 6 p.m. talk on Oct. 10.

Timman is the tattoo artist to stars like Angelina Jolie and Ben Affleck, but before that he was a young student engrossed in TMA art classes. The Toledo native, known as a specialist in tribal, Japanese, and Americana designs, will discuss the influence of Japanese prints on his work and the symbiotic relationship between art, life, and tattooing during a free lecture at 6 p.m on Dec 5.

Haskell is a professor of French studies and humanities at Scripps College and director of its Clark Humanities Museum. Haskell’s free lecture is at 6 p.m. March 13.

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