This Week at TMA: Dec. 15–20, 2015

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This Week’s Highlights

Event in the GlassSalonJazz Under Glass with the Art Tatum Jazz Society

Dec. 17: 6:30–8:30 p.m., GlasSalon
The popular Jazz under Glass series returns with monthly performances put on in partnership with the Art Tatum Jazz Society.  It’s a family affair with musicians Rick Wolkins, Ben Wolkins and Dave Tippett along with Kyle Turner, Rick Luettke and Mark Sentle performing from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the GlasSalon. To buy tickets ($25 for Art Tatum members, $35 for nonmembers and $15 for students), visit

live_model_drawingDrawing in the Galleries with Michael Clink

Dec. 17: 7–9 p.m., Canaday Gallery
Like French Impressionist Edgar Degas, bring your sketchpad and a pencil and create your own drawings of dancers. Draw under the guidance of local artist and art instructor Michael Clink as he draws from the museum collection. All supplies are provided, and no experience is necessary. All ages welcome.

dance_rehearsal_picToledo Ballet Open Rehearsal

Dec. 18: 6:45–8:30 p.m., Canaday Gallery
Watch dancers from the Toledo Ballet rehearse excerpts from one of their upcoming productions in the dance rehearsal studio that is part of the exhibition Degas and the Dance. The company is preparing for performances of “The Nutcracker,” “The Rite of Spring” and “Awkward Girl,” which was inspired by the Toledo Museum of Art’s Edgar Degas sculpture Study for Little Dancer of Fourteen Years.

The Dancers

Exhibition Talk: Marnie Hull, Degas and the Dance

Dec. 19: 2 p.m., Canaday Gallery
TMA exhibition intern Marnie Hull leads a tour of the exhibition with a focus of the Degas masterpieces from the TMA’s collection and those on loan from across America and Europe.


Current Exhibitions

In_Motion_1200x630In Motion: Dance and Performance in Art

Through Jan. 3, 2016 | Works on Paper Gallery

Dancing is a powerful expression of movement and emotion. It can be part of celebration, formal performance, or even religion, and has always been a natural subject for art. Spontaneous or choreographed, private or public, always evolving and ever popular, dance has been a vehicle for artists to study the human body in motion, to lampoon human foibles, and to express joy or romance. These and other aspects of dance can be seen in this exhibition assembled mainly from the collection of the Toledo Museum of Art.

Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917), The Dancers. Pastel on paper, about 1889. 24 ½ by 25 ½ in. Purchased with funds from the Libbey Endowment, Gift of Edward Drummond Libbey, 1928.198. In the special exhibition Degas and the Dance, Canaday Gallery, through Jan. 10, 2016Degas and the Dance

Through Jan. 10, 2016 | Canaday Gallery

Little Dancer of Fourteen Years, on loan from the Clark Art Institute of Williamstown, Massachusetts, occupies center stage in this exhibition that revolves around Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas (1834-1917), one of France’s leading Impressionists. Other works by Degas on the subject of ballet, including bronze sculptures and paintings, will be shown. Among them are TMA’s bronze Study in Nude of Little Dancer Aged Fourteen and pastel The Dancers, as well as important works on loan from the Museé d’Orsay in Paris, the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the National Gallery of Art and The Phillips Collection, both in Washington, D.C. The exhibition is presented in celebration of The Toledo Ballet’s 75th annual performance of “The Nutcracker” and will include a section of memorabilia and costumes from the ballet. Free admission. Degas and the Dance is sponsored in part by Welltower, Inc., Christie’s, and Taylor Cadillac. Additional funding for the exhibition is provided by members of the Toledo Museum of Art and through the sustainability grant program of the Ohio Arts Council.

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Through Feb. 14, 2016 | Hitchcock Gallery

Throughout history the city has taken on many visual guises: from romantic images of bright electronic signs reflected in the eyes of someone in awe of its grandeur or steam rising from a sewer grate on a cold winter’s day, to darker views of urban tragedy and the alienation of a life lived amongst strangers. These visions suggest a multitude of experiences for viewers to contemplate, whether they know the life of the city themselves or have only ever imagined it. The themes represented in this exhibition—Architecture & Renewal, Economics & Society, and A Day in the City—are vital and interacting parts of the complex phenomenon that is The City. Architecture is the physical backbone of a city, economics drives the architecture and businesses that help the city to thrive, and the leisurely activities of daily life keep the economy growing. From grand views of famous boulevards to modest glimpses of anonymous corners, from scenes of growth and prosperity to images of decline and disrepair, the works in this exhibition catalog the extraordinary and spectacular life of the city. This exhibition was curated by the University of Toledo’s Art Museum Practices class.

11_Air Jordan 1 From Nike_Ron WoodThe Rise of Sneaker Culture

Through Feb. 28, 2016 | Levis Gallery (Galleries 28A–C)

The Rise of Sneaker Culture explores the athletic shoe from its origins in the mid-1800s to its current place in high-fashion. This traveling exhibition, organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, is the first exhibition in the United States to present a comprehensive survey of the sneaker’s complex design, history, and immense cultural significance. Generous support for the national tour is provided by Macy’s. The local showing is supported in part by Brooks Insurance, KeyBank and Taylor Cadillac. Free admission.


Programs and Events

Tuesday, Dec. 15

10 a.m.–3 p.m. | Family Center Activities: Theatrical Creations!
2 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration

Wednesday, Dec. 16

2 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration

Thursday, Dec. 17

10 a.m.–3 p.m. | Family Center Activities: Theatrical Creations!
2 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration
6 p.m. | Public Tour: Localeyes with Tamra Landis
6 p.m. | Art Hours: Candy Canes ($)
6:30 p.m. | Jazz Under Glass with the Art Tatum Jazz Society ($)
7 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration
7 p.m. | Drawing in the Galleries with Michael Clink
8 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration

Friday, Dec. 18

2 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration
3:30 p.m.–8 p.m. | Family Center Activities: Theatrical Creations!
6 p.m. | Visiting Artist in the Family Center: Joyce Davis
6 p.m. | Art Hours: Candy Canes ($)
6 p.m. | Public Tour: The Art of Seeing Art™
6:45–8:30 p.m. | Toledo Ballet Open Rehearsal
7 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration
7 p.m. | Art Hours Flameworking: Holly Beads ($)
7 p.m. | Art Hours: Candy Canes ($)
7 p.m. | Public Tour: Collection Highlights
8 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration
8 p.m. | Art Hours Flameworking: Holly Beads ($)
8 p.m. | Art Hours: Candy Canes ($)

Saturday, Dec. 19

noon | Art Hours: Candy Canes ($)
1 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration
2 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration
2 p.m. | Exhibition talk: Marnie Hull, Degas and the Dance
3 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration
4 p.m. | Art Hours: Candy Canes ($)

Sunday, Dec. 20

noon–5 p.m. | Family Center Activities: Paper Art!
1 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration
2 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration
3 p.m. | Art Hours: Candy Canes ($)
4 p.m. | Art Hours: Candy Canes ($)

Events are subject to change. Check the Museum’s online calendar for updates. Admission to the Museum is free. The Museum is open Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.; and is closed Monday and major holidays. 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. Thursday evening hours are sponsored by Huntington Private Client Group. Friday evening hours are made possible by Fifth Third Bank.

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