This Week at TMA: Jan. 6–10, 2016

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Build Your Outfit: Sneaker Fashion Show

Jan. 7: 7 p.m., Levis Gallery (Galleries 28A–C)
In the Levis Gallery. A pair of sneakers is just the start of a complete hook-up, so pull together your finest sneaks-to-cap look and join this fashion show for a chance to win some amazing prizes.


blade-runner_55553City Film Double Feature: “Chinatown” and Blade Runner”

Jan. 8: 6 p.m., Little Theater
“Chinatown” (1974, 130 minutes) and “Blade Runner” (1982, 117 minutes) are two highly stylized films that explore the dark mood and labyrinthine architecture of Los Angeles. The movies were selected for the screening by University of Toledo students and are presented in conjunction with the exhibition The City, on view in the Hitchcock Gallery.


Osta-Pech-DegasDance on Film: La Petite Danseuse de Degas

Jan. 9: 2 p.m., Little Theater
Choreographer Patrice Bart plunges into the Paris Opera Ballet’s past and brings artist Edgar Degas’ famous “Little Dancer of Fourteen Years” to life in this performance of “La Petite Danseuse de Degas” captured on film. From the rehearsal rooms to the Cabaret du Chat Noir, this ballet conjures up a colorful era and the lively backstage world of a theater. (2010, 112 minutes)


Generic Great Gallery Cover Photo v2Great Performances in the Great Gallery: Kristin Eder, Mezzo-Soprano & Phillip Aaron Clark, Piano

Jan. 10: 3 p.m., Great Gallery
Mezzo-soprano Kristin Eder and pianist Phillip Clark perform songs composed or premiered in Paris during Degas’ lifetime, including songs by Manuel De Falla, Gabriel Faure, Reynaldo Hahn and Claude Debussy as well as opera arias by Georges Bizet, Jules Massenet, Hector Berlioz and Camille Saint-Saëns. The program ranges from the seldom performed Trois Melodies by De Falla to the ever popular Habenera from Carmen.

Current Exhibitions

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.

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Programs and Events

Tuesday, Jan. 5

10 a.m.–3 p.m. | Family Center Activities: Out of the Box!

Thursday, Jan. 7

10 a.m.–3 p.m. | Family Center Activities: Out of the Box!
6 p.m. | Public Tour: Localeyes with Dave Urbank
7 p.m. | Interactive Event: “Build Your Outfit: Sneaker Fashion Show”
7 p.m. | Public Tour: The Art of Seeing Art

Friday, Jan. 8

3:30–8 p.m. | Family Center Activities: Out of the Box!
6 p.m. | City Film Double Feature: “Chinatown” and “Blade Runner”
6 p.m. | Public Tour: Collection Highlights
7 p.m. | Public Tour: The Art of Seeing Art

Saturday, Jan. 9

2 p.m. | Dance on Film: La Petite Danseuse de Degas

Sunday, Jan. 10

noon–5 p.m. | Family Center Activities: Snoe Prints and Snowscapes!
2 p.m. | Gallery Games
2 p.m. | Public Tour: Collection Highlights
3 p.m. | Great Performances in the Great Gallery: Kristin Eder, Mezzo-Soprano & Phillip Aaron Clark, Piano


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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