Looks Good on Paper: Masterworks and Favorites
Oct. 10, 2014–Jan. 11, 2015, Works on Paper Gallery
Featuring the “best of the best” of the TMA Works on Paper collection, Looks Good on Paper contains approximately 100 prints, drawings, watercolors, pastels, books and photographs selected for their major significance and universal appeal. Included are works by Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Francisco Goya, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse and Roy Lichtenstein; a first-edition King James Bible and pages from the Gutenberg Bible; photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen and Diane Arbus; and more. Free admission.
Speaking Visual: Learning the Language of Art
Oct. 31, 2014–Jan. 25, 2015, Gallery 18
Artists are visual storytellers, creating works that are rich sources of layered meaning. Art museums are repositories of great examples of visual communication from across time and place and provide excellent opportunities to explore visual language. Speaking Visual: Learning the Language of Art uses works from the Toledo Museum of Art collection to teach visitors methods and approaches for interpreting works of art. Free admission.
The Great War: Art on the Front Line
July 25–Oct. 19, 2014, Gallery 18
Marking the 100th anniversary of World War I, The Great War: Art on the Front Line features artists’ reactions to the unprecedented carnage of the conflict and its lasting impact through painting, sculpture and works on paper. Though World War I was eclipsed by World War II in the popular consciousness, its effects on society were severe: 16 million deaths, 20 million wounded, the end of four empires and the redrawing of European borders. Many artists, including Max Beckmann, Otto Dix and Käthe Kollwitz, had personal experiences that they later expressed in their work. The 40 works on view are from the TMA collection. Free admission.
Perspectives: A Toledo School for the Arts Exhibition
Oct. 10, 2014–Jan. 15, 2015, Community Gallery
Students share their view on how an ever-shrinking world informs individual art. Perspectives: A Toledo School for the Arts Exhibition is sponsored in part by Judith M. and Joseph V. Conda. Free admission.
FREE It’s China: Confucius Institute 5th Anniversary Celebration
Oct. 10: 6:30 p.m., throughout Museum
Celebrate Chinese culture at this free party in honor of the 5th anniversary of the University of Toledo’s Confucius Institute. Traditional Chinese dances, tea and wine tastings, performances of traditional and contemporary Chinese music and hands-on art making activities will fill the Museum galleries. Carolyn Putney, TMA’s chief curator and curator of Asian art, will discuss works of art from China in the TMA collection.
Annual Library Art Book Sale
Oct. 24: 1–7 p.m. and Oct. 25: Noon–3 p.m., Toledo Museum of Art Reference Library
Stock your shelves with reasonably priced new and used art books, posters, magazines, cookbooks, exhibition and auction catalogs and colorful book covers on sale in the Museum’s Art Reference Library, located in the University of Toledo Center for the Visual Arts.
Gallery Talk: The Great War: Art on the Front Line
Oct. 5: 2 p.m., Gallery 18
Paula Reich, curator of The Great War: Art on the Front Line, leads a tour of the exhibition.
Lecture: Proof through the Night: Music, Art and the Great War
Oct. 9: 7:30 p.m., Little Theater
Renowned musicologist Glenn Watkins discusses music as a cultural marker during World War I and exposes its complex relationship to visual art, national institutions and international politics, reflecting society’s most profound doubts and aspirations. Watkins is the author of “Proof through the Night: Music and the Great War”and is the Earl V. Moore professor emeritus of music history and musicology at the University of Michigan. His 1973 book, “Gesualdo: The Man and His Music,” prefaced by Igor Stravinsky, received a National Book Award nomination.
Heavy Listening: An Evening of Musical Influences with Ben Cohen & Ben Langlois
Oct. 16: 7:30 p.m., GlasSalon
Join Ben Cohen and Ben Langlois, long-time local collaborators and DJs, for a guided listening journey through pivotal records that have helped develop the musical taste and identity of this region’s musicians, DJs and producers. Cohen and Langlois will share and discuss everything from far-out hip hop to traditional music from around the world during this evening program.
Lecture: The Archaeology of Cacao: How Chocolate Came To Be
Oct. 24: 7:30 p.m., Little Theater
Learn the cultural history of chocolate with Kathryn Sampeck, associate professor of anthropology at Illinois State University. In her research, Sampeck connects the lives and conditions of cacao producers with changes in the social, political and economic milieu of consumers throughout the Atlantic World. The talk is co-sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America-Toledo Society.
FREE Great Performances in the Great Gallery: Lisa Moore, Ears to Eyes
Oct. 12: 3 p.m., Great Gallery
Described by the New York Times as “lustrous at the keyboard, and at once engaging and challenging,” virtuoso pianist Lisa Moore is an internationally acclaimed musician. During this Great Gallery performance, Moore presents a program of solo piano music from the late 19th century to the present day with works by Russian, Czech, Hungarian, Australian and American composers.
FREE Great Performances in the Great Gallery: Bowling Green State University Pianist Robert Satterlee
Oct. 26: 3 p.m., Great Gallery
Enjoy a classical music performance by pianist Robert Satterlee, an accomplished international performer and BGSU College of Musical Arts assistant dean for graduate studies.
Jazz Performance in the GlasSalon: Guy Mintus & Friends
Oct. 30: 6:30–8:30, GlasSalon
Guy Mintus is a 22-year-old pianist, composer, arranger and recipient of the Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award by ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Born in Israel, Mintus lives in New York City where he studies at the Manhattan School of Music and performs at venues across the city. He will be joined by local Toledo musicians and a few surprise guests. The performance is co-sponsored by the Art Tatum Jazz Heritage Society and the Toledo Museum of Art. Tickets are $35 for adults and $10 for students; for members of the Art Tatum Jazz Heritage Society, tickets are $25. Tickets are for sale at the door and in advance at www.arttatumsociety.com.
Wine by the Glass Pavilion
Enjoy four wines and light snacks during It’s Friday! from 6:30–8:30 p.m. at the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion. Tickets are $20 for members, $30 for nonmembers, plus tax, and are available for purchase during Museum hours by phone at 419-255-8000 ext. 7448 or at the information desks. It’s Friday! is sponsored in part by Fifth Third Bank.
Oct. 10: Up & Coming: Next Great Wine Regions
Oct. 24: Liquid Indulgences: Smart Wine Splurges
Oct. 31: Blood of the Vine: Halloween Treats
Art Hours: Flameworking
Flameworking Art Hours sessions are open to members and nonmembers alike. These one-hour glass experiences, which take place Friday evenings in the Flameworking Studio, involve working with a torch under the guidance of a glass facilitator. Sessions are $25 per person and tickets can be purchased during Museum hours by phone at 419-255-8000 ext. 7448 or in person. No experience necessary.
Oct. 3: 7 p.m.
Oct. 17: 7 p.m.
Oct. 31: 7 p.m.
Oct. 10: 7 p.m.
Oct. 24: 7 p.m.
Tour participants meet in Herrick Lobby unless otherwise noted.
Meet in Libbey Court
Toledo community members—including artists, musicians, and educators—work together with a TMA docent to share works of art in TMA’s collection that have personally inspired them in this new series of tours. Localeyes takes place most Thursdays.
Oct. 2: 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 9: 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 16: 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 23: 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 30: 6:30 p.m.
Explore the galleries after hours and see the Museum collection in a whole new light. Participants must bring their own flashlight. Tickets are $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Purchase tickets in advance during Museum hours at the information desks or by calling 419-255-8000 ext. 7448. Participants meet in Herrick Lobby.
Oct. 17: 9 p.m.
Oct. 24: 9 p.m.
Oct. 30: 9 p.m.
Oct. 31: 9 p.m.
Oct. 3: 7 p.m.
Oct. 5: 2 p.m.
Oct. 12: 2 p.m.
Oct. 19: 2 p.m.
Oct. 24: 7 p.m.
Oct. 26: 2 p.m.
Oct. 31: 7 p.m.
The Great War: Art on the Front Line
Oct. 3: 8 p.m.
Oct. 17: 8 p.m.
Meet Me at TMA: Who Gets To Call This Art?
Oct. 4: 1 p.m.
This 45- to 60-minute tour is designed for those with mild memory loss and their companions. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. The program is co-sponsored by the Museum and the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter. Call 1-800-272-3900 for more information or to register.
A TMA docent will be on hand to answer visitor questions. Visit the information desks the prior to Ask Me tours for specific gallery locations.Oct. 4: 2–3 p.m.
Oct. 11: 2–3 p.m.Oct. 18: 2–3 p.m.Oct. 25: 2–3 p.m.
Family Time Tour
Oct. 5: 3 p.m.
A Brush with Art: Scavenger Hunt
Oct. 10: 1 p.m.
A Brush with Art is a 90-minute program designed for those with mild memory loss and their companions. The tour will include a hands-on art activity. Pre-registration is required. Call the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter at 1-800-272-3900 for more information or to register.
Glass Pavilion Highlights
Oct. 17: 7 p.m.
Oct. 31: 8 p.m.
Oct. 17: 6 p.m.
The Art of Seeing Art™
Oct. 24: 8 p.m.
FREE Glassblowing Demonstrations
All demonstrations are in the Glass Pavilion.
Oct. 1: 2 p.m.
Oct. 2: 2, 7 and 8 p.m.
Oct. 3: 2, 7 and 8 p.m.
Oct. 4: 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
Oct. 5: 1 and 2 p.m.
Oct. 7: 2 p.m.
Oct. 8: 2 p.m.
Oct. 9: 2, 7 and 8 p.m.
Oct. 10: 2, 7 and 8 p.m.
Oct. 11: 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
Oct. 12: 1 and 2 p.m.
Oct. 14: 2 p.m.
Oct. 15: 2 p.m.
Oct. 16: 2, 7 and 8 p.m.
Oct. 17: 2, 7 and 8 p.m.
Oct. 18: 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
Oct. 19: 1 and 2 p.m.
Oct. 21: 2 p.m.
Oct. 22: 2 p.m.
Oct. 23: 2, 7 and 8 p.m.
Oct. 24: 2, 7 and 8 p.m.
Oct. 25: 1 and 2 p.m.
Oct. 26: 1 and 2 p.m.
Oct. 28: 2 p.m.
Oct. 29: 2 p.m.
Oct. 30: 2, 7 and 8 p.m.
Oct. 31: 2, 7 and 8 p.m.
FREE Family Center Activities
Activities at the Family Center are designed for children 10 years of age and younger accompanied by an adult. The Family Center is sponsored in part by The Andersons.
Oct. 2: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Oct. 3: 3:30–8 p.m.
Design a stencil of your signature style and then add your art to the “brick wall” mural in the hallway.
Found Object Art!
Oct. 5: Noon–5 p.m.
Oct. 7 and Oct. 9: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Oct. 10: 3:30–8 p.m.
Using a variety of 3-dimensional materials, create a “found object” sculpture.
Dot Dot Dot…
Oct. 12: Noon–5 p.m.
Oct. 14 and Oct. 16: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Oct. 17: 3:30–8 p.m.
Use dots of color to create a Chuck Close-inspired work of art.
Light and Transparency
Oct. 19: Noon–5 p.m.
Oct. 21 and Oct. 23: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Oct. 24: 3:30–8 p.m.
Use projector slides and other transparent materials to create an illuminated work of art.
Shadows and Silhouettes
Oct. 26: Noon–5 p.m.
Oct. 28 and Oct. 30: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Oct. 31: 3:30–8 p.m.
Explore your own shadow and silhouette, then design a work of art inspired by what you see!
Visiting Artist in the Family Center
Oct. 24: 6-7 p.m.: Jose Herrera
Meet local artist Jose Herrera and see how he uses Super Sculpey (a unique polymer clay often utilized by animation studios) and his imagination to create friendly, life-like sculptures.
NOTE: Events are subject to change. Check the Museum’s online calendar at www.toledomuseum.org for updates.