Hot Spot: Contemporary Glass from Private Collections
April 15-Sept. 18, 2016, Glass Pavilion
Some of the most stunning works of art in glass from private collections, many of them promised gifts to the Toledo Museum of Art collection, have been assembled for this celebratory exhibition. Featuring more than 80 works, Hot Spot coincides with the tenth anniversary of the Museum’s Glass Pavilion. Complementing TMA’s own focus on glass, the exhibition shows a wide variety of contemporary objects, many never before exhibited publicly. ProMedica is the 2016 Exhibition Program Sponsor. Free admission.
Keep Looking: Fred Tomaselli’s Birds
April 29-Aug. 7, 2016, Gallery 6
Five painting/collages, a tapestry and a selection of “Field Guide” works by Fred Tomaselli are featured in the Toledo Museum of Art’s third biennial exhibition focused on bird-related art. The exhibition coincides with the Biggest Week in American Birding, which occurs every spring near Toledo on the southern shores of Lake Erie and brings tens of thousands of birders to see a fantastic array of migrating songbirds. This exhibition, the first in this Museum series to feature the work of a single artist, explores birds, visual perception and transcendence in Tomaselli’s work. Free admission.
Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection
Feb. 12-May 8, 2016, Canaday Gallery
Drawn from Native American art collected by Charles and Valerie Diker, Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection features more than 120 masterworks representing Native American communities across the North American continent. Shaped by the Dikers’ passion for American Indian art and culture, coupled with an aesthetic sensibility honed by their long engagement with modern and contemporary art, this superb Native American art collection is renowned as one of the largest, most comprehensive and most exquisite in private hands. Organized by the American Federation of Arts, this exhibition is made possible nationally by the generosity of an anonymous donor, the JFM Foundation and Mrs. Donald M. Cox. It is sponsored locally by the 2016 Exhibition Program Sponsor ProMedica, Taylor Cadillac and Dorothy MacKenzie Price. Free admission.
The American West: Photographs of a New Frontier
Jan. 15-May 15, 2016, Works on Paper Gallery
In The American West: Photographs of a New Frontier, a portrait of one of the world’s great, untamable muses emerges: the landscape of the Western United States. Ansel Adams, Timothy O’Sullivan and Carlton Emmens Watkins are a few of the photographers represented by the approximately 70 works on display, which also document the technical advances made in photography from the 1860s to today. Free admission.
Circle 2445 Derby Party
May 7: 4:30-7:30 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Circle 2445’s annual celebration of the Kentucky Derby returns. This year’s festivities – bourbon, bocce, hats, and all – take place in the Glass Pavilion in honor of the architectural gem’s tenth anniversary. Ticket details can be found at toledomuseum.org/circle2445. Circle 2445 is a Museum auxiliary group seeking to engage the next generation of art enthusiasts, and is sponsored in part by The Andersons, HCR Manor Care and Key Bank.
FREE Masters Series Lecture: Artist Fred Tomaselli
May 12: 6 p.m., Peristyle
The Toledo Museum of Art’s Masters Series continues with New York-based visual artist and birder Fred Tomaselli, whose exhibition Keep Looking: Fred Tomaselli’s Birds is on view at the Toledo Museum of Art through August 7.
FREE Lecture: Artists, the Landscape, and the Creation of the National Park System with Terry Seidel
May 15: 2 p.m., GlasSalon
Terry Seidel, director of land protection for the Nature Conservancy of Ohio, discusses the role that artists played in the creation of the National Park System, featuring works from the Toledo Museum of Art exhibition The American West: Photographs of a New Frontier, and paintings from the Museum’s permanent collection. Seidel also compares these images of the western United States with historic depictions of Ohio and what the state looks like today. (This program was rescheduled from its original March 27 date.)
FREE Gallery Talk: Avian Art: Birding in the Galleries with Paula Reich
May 19: 7 p.m., Meet in Libbey Court
Inspired by the exhibition Keep Looking: Fred Tomaselli’s Birds, Paula Reich, the Toledo Museum of Art’s head of interpretive projects and managing editor, leads a birding trip through the Toledo Museum of Art galleries in search of two- and three-dimensional birds.
FREE Program: Make Sense–Multi-Sensory Tour with TMA Teen Apprentices
May 20: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Throughout Galleries
Let the Toledo Museum of Art’s Teen Apprentices show you that there is more to art than what meets the eye. Use all five senses to explore the galleries with a scavenger hunt. Taste and smell new foods, look at art in different ways, hear live music, and do a hands-on activity. This free event is open to local high school students, but registration is recommended. To reserve a spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE AIA-Toledo Society Lecture: Motif and Manifestation: The Enduring Influence of Ancient Glass with Curator Jutta Page
May 20: 7 p.m., Little Theater
Ancient glass – its forming techniques, object types, uses and appearances – have remained a source of inspiration for generations of artisans and artists to the present day. Toledo Museum of Art Curator of Glass and Decorative Arts Jutta Page will highlight recurring themes beyond the preservation of earlier cultures and emphasize distinctive concepts expressed in glass (while also noting the occasional “flop”). Whether taken up, admired, re-formulated or manipulated, ancient glass has been a lasting and multi-faceted motif for international artists today.
FREE Reading: Plein Air Poetry with Terry Blackhawk
May 26: 7 p.m., Museum Grounds
Award-winning poet and birder Terry Blackhawk (author of The Light Between and The Dropped Hand) brings her love of writing about nature and art to the grounds of the Toledo Museum of Art with a reading that celebrates our connections with the natural world. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Keep Looking: Fred Tomaselli’s Birds, listeners can expect some surprise avian guests.
FREE GAPP Artist Talk: Jiyong Lee
May 27: 7 p.m., GlasSalon
Jiyong Lee is a studio artist and educator who lives and works in Carbondale, Illinois. An associate professor of art at Southern Illinois University, Lee has headed the glass program there since 2005. Born and raised in South Korea, Lee earned his MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York and taught there for several years. He has served as a member of the board of directors for the Glass Art Society from 2009 through 2015. He has won a number of honors and scholarships, including the Emerging Artist Award from the Glass Art Society, as well as the Saxe Award from the Pilchuck Glass School and the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass.
FREE Color Wheels Community Bike Ride: Nature Ride
May 28: 10 a.m., Meet at Glass Pavilion Parkwood Entrance
Join a Toledo Museum of Art guide on a bicycle ride through downtown and the surrounding area’s natural spaces, with a focus on flora and fauna. Space is limited and pre-registration is required; to sign up, email email@example.com or call 419-255-8000 ext. 7448.
Documentary Screening: “He Named Me Malala”
May 5: 7 p.m., Little Theater
This inspiring documentary about courage, survival, and triumph over adversity tells the story of teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was attacked by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan for advocating for girls’ education. Rather than be silenced, Malala emerged as a global voice for the education rights of children, and in 2014, became the youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. The film, which is being screened nationwide, tells Malala’s experience through many beautiful animated sequences. (2015, 88 minutes).
Sunday Family Film Club
May 29: 2 p.m., GlasSalon
The Sunday Family Film Club is a series devoted to screening animated and live-action movies for children and their caregivers for free. Look for specifics on this edition of the program online at toledomuseum.org beginning May 1.
FREE It’s Friday! Music: Ramona Collins
May 6: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Cloister Gallery
One of Toledo’s favorite jazz vocalists, Ramona Collins and her ensemble explore classic songs and new material.
FREE Great Performances Series
This classical music series features regional, national and international performers in the Toledo Museum of Art’s Great Gallery, Peristyle, and other spaces.
Cellist Damon Coleman
May 8: 3 p.m., Great Gallery
Toledo Symphony Orchestra cellist Damon Coleman performs well-known chamber works as well as an original composition.
American Guild of Organists Toledo Chapter
May 21: 2 p.m., Peristyle
Members of the local chapter of the American Guild of Organists will play the Toledo Museum of Art’s historic Skinner organ.
Jazz Under Glass with the Art Tatum Jazz Society
May 12: 7:30-9:30 p.m., GlasSalon
The popular Jazz Under Glass series brings monthly performances to the Glass Pavilion, provided in partnership with the Art Tatum Jazz Society. This evening features Ben Wolkins and Tad Weed celebrating Clark Terry and Oscar Peterson. For program details and to purchase tickets, visit www.arttatumsociety.com.
FREE EAR | EYE – Listening and Looking: Contemporary Music and Art
May 13: 7 p.m., Museum Grounds
In partnership with the doctoral program at Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts, the Toledo Museum of Art presents an ongoing performance and discussion series that explores the relationship of contemporary music and art through performances in response to specific works of art. The series completes its 2015-2016 season outside on the Museum grounds with contemporary music chosen in response to works in the Welles Sculpture Garden.
Enjoy four wines and light snacks from 6:30-8:30 p.m. during It’s Friday! at the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion. Tickets are $25 for members, $35 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.
May 13: Lucky 13: Four Good Bets
May 20: Tango, Salsa, Cha-Cha: Latin-American Wines
May 27: Memorable Wines: Historic Vineyards
Flameworking Art Hours are a Friday evening, hands-on glassmaking activity where participants create small-scale objects using a torch. This month, make dotted bead shapes under the guidance of a Toledo Museum of Art instructor. Sessions are $25 per person. Tickets can be purchased during Museum hours by phone at 419-255-8000 ext. 7448 or in person. No experience necessary. It’s Friday! is supported in part by Fifth Third Bank.
May 6: 7 and 8 p.m.
May 13: 7 and 8 p.m.
May 20: 7 and 8 p.m.
May 27: 7 and 8 p.m.
Tour participants meet in Libbey Court unless otherwise noted.
Ask Me Hours
Tuesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31: Noon to 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18 and 25: Noon to 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Thursdays, May 5, 12, 19 and 26: Noon to 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Fridays, May 6, 13, 20 and 27: Noon to 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Saturdays, May 7, 14, 21 and 28: 2-4 p.m., Main Museum
Sundays, May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29: Noon to 4 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Look for docents wearing an “Ask Me” button as they travel the galleries answering questions and engaging visitors in discussion about the art on view.
Family Time Tour
May 3: 11:30 a.m., meet outside Family Center
May 5, 19 and 26: 6 p.m.
Toledo community members, including artists, musicians and educators, partner with a TMA docent to guide a tour of art that has personally inspired them. Participant names are posted to toledomuseum.org/calendar beginning May 1.
The Art of Seeing Art™
May 5: 7 p.m.
May 6: 6 p.m,.
May 13: 7 p.m.
May 20: 6 p.m.
May 27: 7 p.m.
May 6: 7 p.m.
May 13: 6 p.m.
May 20: 7 p.m.
May 27: 6 p.m.
Meet Me at TMA: Handle with Care
May 7: 1 p.m.
Find out what is involved in the handling and shipping of art with the Toledo Museum of Art’s registrar department. Join in the discussion with a short Q&A session with the registrar. Meet Me at TMA is a 60-minute program designed for those with mild memory loss and their companions. Pre-registration is requested but not required. Call the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter at 1-800-272-3900 for more information or to register.
A Brush with Art: Everyday Objects
May 13: 1 p.m.
Join the Toledo Museum of Art conservation department for a special presentation about furniture in the Museum collection. Join in the discussion with a short Q&A session with the conservators. A Brush with Art is a 90-minute program designed for those with mild memory loss and their companions. Pre-registration is requested but not required. Call the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter at 1-800-272-3900 for more information or to register.
May 17: 10:30 a.m.
May 20: 6 p.m.
Watch your child respond to large colorful paintings and learn ways to facilitate early visual literacy skills in this lively 30-minute tour. Caregivers with infants up to 18 months are welcome; meet outside the Family Center.
All demonstrations are in the Glass Pavilion.
May 1: 1 and 2 p.m.
May 3: 2 p.m.
May 4: 2 p.m.
May 5: 2 and 8 p.m.
May 6: 2, 7 and 8 p.m.
May 7: 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
May 8: 1 and 2 p.m.
May 10: 2 p.m.
May 11: 2 p.m.
May 12: 2 p.m.
May 13: 2, 7 and 8 p.m.
May 14: 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
May 15: 1 and 2 p.m.
May 17: 2 p.m.
May 18: 2 p.m.
May 19: 2, 7 and 8 p.m.
May 20: 2, 7 and 8 p.m.
May 21: 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
May 22: 1 and 2 p.m.
May 24: 2 p.m.
May 25: 2 p.m.
May 26: 7 and 8 p.m.
May 27: 2 and 8 p.m.
May 28: 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
May 29: 1 and 2 p.m.
May 31: 2 p.m.
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.
Family Traditions and Storytelling!
May 1: Noon to 5 p.m.
May 3 and 5: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
May 6: 3:30-8 p.m.
Catch the last days of the Indigenous Beauty exhibition, and share your family traditions by adding your story to our storytelling quilt.
Special Guest Artist in Family Center: Jamie Oxendeine
May 1: 2-4 p.m.
Jamie Oxendeine will share his Native American cultural traditions through storytelling and special family tour through the exhibition.
May 8: Noon to 5 p.m.
May 10 and 12: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
May 13: 3:30-8 p.m.
April showers bring May flowers! Go on a search for flowers in the Museum’s collection and then return to the Family Center to create your own favorite flower.
May 15: Noon to 5 p.m.
May 17 and 19: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
May 20: 3:30-8 p.m.
Experiment with watercolors and create your very own work of art.
Plein Air Painting!
May 15 and 29: 2-4 p.m., Museum Grounds (weather permitting)
Create drawings and paintings outdoors under the guidance of an instructor or guest artist. Inspired by the Toledo Museum of Art’s Welles Sculpture Garden and outdoor sculptures in the exhibition Jaume Plensa: Human Landscape.
Sound and Music!
May 22: Noon to 5 p.m.
May 24 and 26: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
May 27: 3:30-8 p.m.
Make your own musical instruments out of a variety of materials.
May 22: 2-4 p.m., Museum Grounds (weather permitting)
Play traditional games like dice and checkers with a giant twist!
Visiting Artist in the Family Center: Toledo Symphony Brass Quintet
May 27: 6-7 p.m.
Join us for a fun-filled hour of learning and listening to the Toledo Symphony Brass Quintet.
May 29: Noon to 5 p.m.
May 31: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Create a work of art using the letters in the alphabet.
Events are subject to change. Check the Museum’s online calendar at www.toledomuseum.org for updates.