Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic
Feb. 10-May 14, 2017, Galleries 28 A-C, 26, 27
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic offers an overview of the first 14 years of the prolific artist’s career. His signature portraits of everyday men and women riff on paintings by Old Masters, replacing European aristocrats in those paintings with contemporary black subjects and drawing attention to the absence of African Americans from historical and cultural narratives. The exhibition also features a selection from the artist’s ongoing series The World Stage, which he started in 2006 by establishing a satellite studio in Beijing; several bronze portrait busts; and new stained glass windows. The touring exhibition was organized by the Brooklyn Museum. The Toledo showing is presented in part by Welltower with additional support from 2017 exhibition program sponsor ProMedica, KeyBank and the Ohio Arts Council. Free admission.
Framing Fame: 19th- & 20th-century Celebrity Photography
March 4-June 4, 2017, Gallery 18
Through approximately 50 works from the Toledo Museum of Art’s extensive collection of works on paper, this exhibition charts the increasing proliferation of celebrity portrait photography. Beginning with the 1860s when photography was still new and a carte-de visite portrait of Abraham Lincoln, up through Andy Warhol’s 1970 Little Red Book polaroid, the exhibition provides an overview of celebrity portrait photography’s expansive reach throughout the 20th century along with its prominent role in shaping today’s attitude towards celebrity. Free admission.
After Hours Tour: Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic
Participate in an after-hours guided exploration and discussion of Old Masters and hip-hop in the Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic special exhibition. Tickets are $10 per person for members, $15 for nonmembers. Space is limited. Reserve tickets in advance by calling the information desks at 419-255-8000 ext. 7448 or by purchasing tickets online at toledomuseum.org. Meet at the Plough Entrance to the Main Museum.
April 1: 5 p.m.
April 15: 5 p.m.
April 29: 5 p.m.
FREE Gallery Talk: Toledo Talks Wiley
April 8: 2 p.m., Galleries 28A-C, 26, 27
Halona Norton-Westbrook, director of collections at the Toledo Museum of Art, convenes members of the Toledo community for their responses to Kehinde Wiley’s work during a walkthrough of the exhibition Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic. The touring exhibition was organized by the Brooklyn Museum.
FREE AIA-Toledo Society Lecture: Guido Pezzarossi, “Uneven Collapse and Incomplete Colonialism: The Archaeology of Maya Persistence in Highland Guatemala”
April 21: 7 p.m., Little Theater
The collapse of the Maya civilization was underscored by the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors, distancing modern Maya populations from their glorious past. But, as Guido Pezzarossi explains in this lecture, the collapse was not complete. Archaeological remains in highlands of Guatemala illuminate the tenacious persistence of ancient Maya communities, traditions and cultural practices through the colonial period and up until the present day.
FREE Wearable Conditions
April 27: 6 p.m., GlasSalon
How do you make a piece of art about an internal virus, disease or disorder? Students from the University of Toledo Department of Art answer the question with a “fashion” show of Wearable Conditions.
Enjoy four wines paired with hors d’oeuvres from 6:30 to 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 in person at the information desks. It’s Friday! is sponsored in part by Fifth Third Bank.
April 14: Non-taxing Tastes: Wines That Are Easy on the Wallet
April 21: Earth Day Picks: Sustainable and Salmon Safe Wines
April 28: “We’ll Always Have Paris”: French Wines
The Sound of Silents: The Passion of Joan of Arc
April 13: 7 p.m., Peristyle
With its stunning camerawork and striking compositions, Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1928 silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc will be featured with live musical accompaniment. The Sound of Silents series is free for members and $5 for non-members; tickets are available for purchase via eventbrite.com.
FREE Art House Films: Sketches of Frank Gehry
April 28: 7 p.m., Little Theater
“Sketches of Frank Gehry,” an absorbing 2006 documentary directed by Sydney Pollack, shines a light on how architect Frank Gehry thinks about form, space and construction. The Art House Film Series is supported in part by Ann and Joseph Pilkington.
FREE Great Performances: Danilo Brito, Mandolin
April 2: 3 p.m., Great Gallery
Danilo Brito is important to the world of music both for his extraordinary musicianship and for the unique musical and cultural tradition he promulgates through his work – the choro music of Brazil. Choro is considered the first characteristically Brazilian genre of urban popular music. The literal translation of the word is “to cry,” but its use is figurative and points to the music’s emotive power. More often bright than blue, the music is marked by syncopation, counterpoint, improvisation and virtuosity.
FREE TMA Thursday Music
April 6: 6:30 to 8 p.m., GlasSalon
Toledo-based sound and art collective Heavy Color mixes improvised electronic landscapes and instrumental beat music with spoken word poetry from around the region. Featured poets will guide the session but the floor and microphones are open to the community as well.
FREE It’s Friday! Music
April 7: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Cloister Gallery
Check the Toledo Museum of Art calendar at toledomuseum.org for more information.
FREE Great Performances in the Great Gallery
April 9: 3 p.m., Great Gallery
In partnership with Bowling Green State University, TMA presents an ongoing series featuring the talented faculty of the College of Musical Arts. This recital features the student ensemble winners of the annual Douglas Wayland Chamber Music Competition.
FREE Ear | Eye: Listening and Looking, Contemporary Music and Art
April 14: 7 p.m., TMA Galleries
In partnership with the doctoral program at the Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts, TMA presents an ongoing performance and discussion series that explores the relationship of contemporary music and art through music performances in response to specific works of art.
FREE Alarm Will Sound performs John Luther Adams’ 10,000 Birds
April 21: Dusk, Museum Grounds
Alarm Will Sound is a new music band committed to innovative performances and recordings of contemporary compositions. At dusk on the grounds of the Toledo Museum of Art, they will perform 10,000 Birds, a work they commissioned from Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams. The performance will follow the cycle of a day, starting with bird songs heard in the morning, then afternoon, evening, night and returning to morning. The audience is encouraged to walk around to experience the music from multiple perspectives.
FREE Great Performances: Musica Nuda
April 30: 3 p.m., Great Gallery
The Italian duo of vocalist Petra Magoni and double-bass player Ferruccio Spinetti goes by the name of Musica Nuda and offers a unique, stripped-down sound that is a bit jazz with elements of rock, punk and classical music.
Learn to create objects of glass under the guidance of a Toledo Museum of Art instructor during a one-hour workshop at the Glass Pavilion. Open to Museum members and nonmembers alike, workshop participants during April will make ducks. Tickets are $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers (no refunds). Museum members can purchase tickets in person or by phone during Museum hours starting the Tuesday before each session; nonmembers can purchase their tickets the Wednesday before each session in person or by phone during Museum hours. Adults and children 14+ accompanied by an adult are welcome. Call 419-255-8000 ext. 7448 to purchase tickets. For groups larger than four, please schedule a private session at least two weeks in advance. Contact the Glass Pavilion at (419) 254-5771, ext. 7334 to arrange your private session.
April 1: Noon
April 7: 6, 7 and 8 p.m.
April 8: Noon and 4 p.m.
April 9: 3 and 4 p.m.
April 14: 6, 7 and 8 p.m.
April 15: Noon and 4 p.m.
April 16: 3 and 4 p.m.
April 21: 6, 7 and 8 p.m.
April 22: Noon and 4 p.m.
April 23: 3 and 4 p.m.
April 28: 6, 7 and 8 p.m.
April 29: Noon and 4 p.m.
April 30: 3 and 4 p.m.
A new addition to the Glass Art Workshops lineup, the Pick Your Project option lets you decide which glass object to make during a 90-minute session at the Glass Pavilion. Tickets are $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers each (no refunds). Members can purchase tickets in person or by phone during Museum hours starting the Tuesday before each session. Nonmembers can purchase tickets starting on Wednesday before each session. Adults and children 14+ accompanied by an adult are welcome. Call 419-255-8000 ext. 7448 to purchase tickets. Options for Pick Your Project include creating an apple, bird, confetti paperweight, flower, fish, fortune cookie, mushroom or pumpkin.
April 6: 6:30 p.m.
April 13: 6:30 p.m.
April 20: 6:30 p.m.
Meet Me at TMA
April 1: 1 p.m.
Meet Me at TMA is a 60-minute program designed for those with mild memory loss and their companions. Discover how artists across the ages have been inspired by lush floral landscapes and the beauty of flower bouquets. 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. The tour is sponsored in part by HCR Manor Care and Yark Automotive.
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 at the beginning of the month. Meet in Libbey Court.
April 13: 6 p.m., Adam Goldberg, owner of the Gathered Glassblowing Studio
April 27: 6 p.m., TBA
The Art of Seeing Art™
The language of the visual world – whether it’s seen inside or outside the galleries – can be a challenge to interpret. Join this gallery experience to see the details through thoughtful close looking and lively discussion. Meet in Libbey Court.
April 7: 7 p.m.
April 14: 6 p.m.
April 21: 7 p.m.
April 28: 6 p.m.
The Toledo Museum of Art’s collection of more than 30,000 works of art ranks among the finest in the United States. Join this docent-led tour to discover important, popular and outstanding works of art, including paintings and sculptures in our galleries. Meet in Libbey Court.
April 21: 6 p.m.
Watch your child respond to large colorful paintings and learn ways to facilitate early visual literacy skills during this lively 30-minute tour. Caregivers with infants up to 18 months are welcome. Meet outside the Family Center.
April 7: 6 p.m.
April 11: 10:30 a.m.
April 21: 6 p.m.
April 25: 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time Tours
Toddler Time Tours provide multi-sensory experiences with works of art. Caregivers and their children ages 18 to 36 months are invited to participate in a hands-on tour at the Museum, engaging with interactive learning materials that help bring the work to life. Meet outside the Family Center.
April 1: 3 p.m.
April 6: 10:30 a.m.
April 15: 3 p.m.
April 20: 10:30 a.m.
April 29: 3 p.m.
All demonstrations are in the Glass Pavilion.
April 1: 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
April 2: 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
April 4: 2 p.m.
April 5: 2 p.m.
April 6: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
April 7: 2 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
April 8: 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
April 9: 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
April 11: 2 p.m.
April 12: 2 p.m.
April 13: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
April 14: 2 p.m.
April 15: 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
April 16: 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
April 18: 2 p.m.
April 19: 2 p.m.
April 20: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
April 21: 2 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
April 22: 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
April 23: 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
April 25: 2 p.m.
April 26: 2 p.m.
April 27: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
April 28: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
April 29: 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
April 30: 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Activities at the Family Center are designed for children through the age of 10 accompanied by an adult. Sponsored in part by The Andersons, the Family Center is now open from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30-8 p.m. on Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
April 2: Noon-5 p.m.
April 4 and 6: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
April 7: 3:30-8 p.m.
April 8: Noon-5 p.m.
Pose for a silhouette and capture your image using light and shadows inspired by the Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic exhibition.
Pastels, Patterns and Paper!
April 9: Noon to 5 p.m.
April 11 and 13: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
April 14: 3:30-8 p.m.
April 15: Noon to 5 p.m.
Using chalk pastels and paper, create a colorful patterned background for your image.
April 16: Noon to 5 p.m.
April 18 and 20: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
April 21: 3:30-8 p.m.
April 22: Noon to 5 p.m.
Reduce, reuse, recycle! Celebrate Earth Day by using a wide variety of recycled materials to create a work of art.
Portraits and Props!
April 23: Noon to 5 p.m.
April 25 and 27: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
April 28: 3:30-8 p.m.
April 29: Noon to 5 p.m.
Inspired by the exhibition, Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, design your own props to use as you pose for your portrait.
Family Center Visiting Artist: Urban Digitz
April 28: 6-7 p.m., Family Center
Join Mercé Culp from Urban Digitz to see what inspires her and how she designs her own line of fashion.
Fabric and Fashion
April 30: Noon-5 p.m.
Using fabric, create your own wearable art.
NOTE: Events are subject to change.