August 2017 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

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Continuing Exhibitions

The Berlin Painter and His World: Athenian Vase-Painting in the Early Fifth Century B.C.
Through Oct. 1, 2017, Canaday Gallery
This touring exhibition of ancient Athenian vase-painting, organized by the Princeton University Art Museum, focuses on the art and career of the anonymous artist known as the Berlin Painter. Eighty-four vessels and statuettes of bronze and terracotta from the early fifth century B.C. will be shown, including dozens of the finest vases attributed to the Berlin Painter along with works by other extraordinary artists of the period. The masterpieces are on loan from 15 museums and two private collections, including the British Museum; Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the J. Paul Getty Museum; the Vatican’s Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Musée du Louvre. The painted subjects range from athletics and musical performances to the rich body of Greek myth and epic.

The Berlin Painter and His World: Athenian Vase-Painting in the Early Fifth Century B.C. has been organized by the Princeton University Art Museum. Major support for this exhibition has been provided by the Leon Levy Foundation and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The Toledo showing is made possible in part by 2017 Exhibition Program Sponsor ProMedica and an anonymous donor, with additional support from Christies, Jim and Gregory Demirjian, and Taylor Cadillac, as well as generous gifts received in memory of Kurt Luckner. Admission is free for members and students, $10 for nonmembers.

Kara Walker, Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)
Through Oct. 22, 2017, Gallery 18
Widely known for her radical engagement with issues of race, gender and sexuality, Kara Walker is one of the most successful and celebrated artists today. Her print series Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) (2005) was recently acquired by TMA. It features 15 of the artist’s signature black silhouette figures in silkscreen layered over enlarged wood engravings of Civil War scenes taken from Harper’s Pictorial History, first published in 1866. By uniting her contemporary re-imagining of events from an African-American perspective with the historical record, Walker creates a powerful visual statement that challenges the conventional one-sided textbook account of the Civil War and the abolition of slavery. This exhibition supported in part by the H. L. Thompson, Jr. Family Fund and the Ohio Arts Council.

Special Events and Presentations

Twilight Tours: Garden Party
Aug. 11 and 25: 6:30 pm, Meet at Café
Take an adults-only guided tour of the Georgia and David K. Welles Sculpture Garden. All visitors will be given a flashlight to see works of art and the TMA campus in a new light! The tour will kick off with a complimentary drink in the café beginning at 6:30 p.m., tour embarks at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person for members, $25 for non-members, one drink ticket is included and space is limited; reserve your spot in advance by purchasing tickets at twilighttours.eventbrite.com.

Circle 2445 Tours: Haute Couture
Aug. 13: 3-4:30 p.m.
The fashion trends of 2017 are all around us, but what fashion was all the rage in centuries past? And how did designers and other tastemakers transmit the latest trends before the use of fashion blogs and magazines? Learn how works of art show us what was in and what was out during this private, docent-led tour. Pre-registration is required, free for Circle Members, $10 for non-members; reserve your spot in advance by calling the information desks at 419-255-8000 ext. 7448 or at couturetour.eventbrite.com.

FREE Kara Walker with Curator Robin Reisenfeld
Aug. 19: 2 p.m., Little Theater and Gallery 18
Exhibition Curator Robin Reisenfeld talks about the work of artist Kara Walker in the Little Theater. After the presentation, Reisenfeld will lead a tour of an installation of Walker’s work.

FREE GAPP Artist Talk: John Kiley
Aug. 25: 7 p.m., GlasSalon
GAPP artist John Kiley discusses his work and participation in the Museum’s glass residency program.

Films

FREE Film in the Great Outdoors: The 300 Spartans (1962)
Aug. 4: 9 p.m., TMA Grounds
In conjunction with the exhibition The Berlin Painter and His World, the Museum’s Film in the Great Outdoors series presents cinematic interpretations of ancient Greece.

FREE Film in the Great Outdoors: Clash of the Titans (1981)
Aug. 18: 9 p.m., TMA Grounds
In conjunction with the exhibition The Berlin Painter and His World, the Museum’s Film in the Great Outdoors series presents cinematic interpretations of ancient Greece.

Music Performances

FREE It’s Friday! Music: Sarah D’Angelo
Aug. 4: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Museum Grounds
Pull up a chair (or bring your own) and enjoy the summer evening with a cool drink, delicious small plate edibles and an eclectic array of music. In case of rain, concerts aren’t canceled but simply move inside! Sarah D’Angelo performs jazz.

FREE It’s Friday! Music: It’s Essential
Aug. 11: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Museum Grounds
Pull up a chair (or bring your own) and enjoy the summer evening with a cool drink, delicious small plate edibles and an eclectic array of music. In case of rain, concerts aren’t canceled but simply move inside! It’s Essential performs a mix of pop, soul, jazz, and standards.

FREE It’s Friday! Music: Howlin’ Mercy
Aug. 18: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Museum Grounds
Pull up a chair (or bring your own) and enjoy the summer evening with a cool drink, delicious small plate edibles and an eclectic array of music. In case of rain, concerts aren’t canceled but simply move inside! Howlin’ Mercy performs blues.

Music Marathon: Lou Harrison
Aug. 12: 12-10 p.m., Museum and Museum Grounds
The Toledo Museum of Art and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra present the music of Lou Harrison to celebrate his centenary year. The 7:30 p.m. Peristyle concert features Grammy Award-winning Third Coast Percussion performing two concertos: The Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra featuring Grammy Award-winning soloist Paul Jacobs and the Concerto for Violin and Percussion Orchestra with soloist Todd Reynolds. Chamber music, a film documentary about Harrison, and a Gamelan demonstration are also featured.

FREE It’s Friday! Music: Skip Turner Band
Aug. 25: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Museum Grounds
Pull up a chair (or bring your own) and enjoy the summer evening with a cool drink, delicious small plate edibles and an eclectic array of music. In case of rain, concerts aren’t canceled but simply move inside! The Skip Turner Band performs jazz.

Wine by the Glass Pavilion

Enjoy four wines paired with hors d’oeuvres 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 in person at the information desks. It’s Friday! is sponsored in part by Fifth Third Bank.

Aug. 4: A Symposium of Sips: Great Party Wines
Aug.11: Outdoor Pleasers: Wines for the Peristyle or Pergola
Aug. 18: And Now for Something Completely Different: New Introductions
Aug. 25: Best Barbeque Bets: Our Annual Cook-out Event

Glass Art Workshops

Learn to create objects made 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 February will make hearts. Tickets are $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers each (no refunds). Adults and children 14-plus accompanied by an adult are welcome. Visit tmaglassartworkshops.eventbrite.com to see availability and purchase tickets for sessions Friday-Sunday in August.

Glass Art Workshop: Pick Your Project

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. Adults and children 14-plus accompanied by an adult are welcome. Options for Pick Your Project include creating an apple, bird, confetti paperweight, flower, fish, fortune cookie, mushroom or pumpkin. Visit tmathursdayglass.eventbrite.com to see availability and purchase tickets for Thursday sessions in August.

FREE Public Tours

Meet Me at TMA
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. The tour is sponsored in part by HCR Manor Care and Yark Automotive. This month discover vessels and statuettes of bronze and terracotta with painted subjects ranging from athletics and musical performances to the rich body of Greek myth and epic as embodied in the special exhibition The Berlin Painter and His World.
Aug. 5: 1-2 p.m.

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.
Aug. 4 and 18: 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Baby Tours
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.
Aug. 1: 10:30 a.m.
Aug. 11: 6 p.m.
Aug. 15: 10:30 a.m.
Aug. 25: 6 p.m.
Aug. 29: 10:30 a.m.

Toddler Tours
Toddler 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.
Aug. 5: 3 p.m.
Aug. 10: 10:30 a.m.
Aug. 19: 3 p.m.
Aug. 24: 10:30 a.m.

FREE Glassblowing Demonstrations

All demonstrations are in the Glass Pavilion.
Aug. 1: 2 p.m.
Aug. 2: 2 p.m.
Aug. 3: 2 and 8 p.m.
Aug. 4: 2, 7, and 8 p.m.
Aug. 5: 1, 2, and 3 p.m.
Aug. 6: 1 and 2 p.m.
Aug. 8: 2 p.m.
Aug. 9: 2 p.m.
Aug. 10: 2 and 8 p.m.
Aug. 11: 2, 7, and 8 p.m.
Aug. 12: 1, 2, and 3 p.m.
Aug. 13: 1 and 2 p.m.
Aug. 15: 2 p.m.
Aug. 16: 2 p.m.
Aug. 17: 2 and 8 p.m.
Aug. 18: 2, 7, and 8 p.m.
Aug. 19: 1, 2, and 3 p.m.
Aug. 20: 1 and 2 p.m.
Aug. 22: 2 p.m.
Aug. 23: 2 p.m.
Aug. 24: 2 and 8 p.m.
Aug. 25: 2 and 8 p.m.
Aug. 26: 1, 2, and 3 p.m.
Aug. 27: 1 and 2 p.m.
Aug. 29: 2 p.m.
Aug. 30: 2 p.m.
Aug. 31: 2 and 8 p.m.
FREE Family Center Activities

Family Center activities are designed for children up to the age of 10 accompanied by an adult. 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. The Family Center is sponsored in part by The Andersons.

Greek Myths!
Aug. 1 and 3: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Aug. 4:  3:30-8 p.m.
Aug. 5: noon-5 p.m.
Inspired by Ancient Greek Myths and the Greek Gods and Goddesses, create your own superhero story using a wide variety of supplies.

Paper Vases and Vessels!
Aug. 6: noon-5 p.m.a
Aug. 8 and 10: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Aug. 11: 3:30-8 p.m.
Aug. 12: noon-5 p.m.
Inspired by the patterns and designs found on the Greek vases and vessels, create your own paper patterned vases.

Greek Architecture!
Aug. 13: noon-5 p.m.
Aug. 15 and 17: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Aug. 18:  3:30-8 p.m.
Aug. 19: noon-5 p.m.
Inspired by the architecture of the Toledo Museum of Art façade, create your own Greek building complete with columns using recycled materials.

SunPrints!
Aug. 20: noon-5 p.m.
Aug. 22 and 24: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Aug. 25: 3:30-8 p.m.
Aug. 26: noon-5 p.m.
Celebrate the solar eclipse on August 21st and create a work of art using sunlight and special light sensitive paper.

Family Center: Visiting Artist: Eamon King
Aug. 25: 6-7p.m.
Meet glass instructor and artist Eamon King and see the amazing things he creates in glass. Join him in a hands-on activity that you can work on together.

Abstract Art!
Aug. 27: noon-5 p.m.
Aug. 29: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Explore the galleries in search of examples of abstract art and then create your own version using a wide variety of supplies.

Events are subject to change. Check toledomuseum.org/calendar for updates.


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