This Week at TMA: Nov. 10–15, 2015

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This Week’s Highlights

Event in the GlassSalonJazz Under Glass with Art Tatum Jazz Society

Nov. 12: 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. Scheduled performers include Kyle Turner (piano), Ben Wolkins (trumpet), David Mirarchi (alto sax), Nelson Overton (drums), and Lauren Smith (vocals). Tickets are $20 for Art Tatum Jazz Society members, $30 for non-members, and $10 for students (under 26 years old) with a valid i.d. To purchase tickets, visit

ear_eye_thumbnailEAR | EYE: Listening and Looking at Contemporary Art

Nov. 13: 7 p.m., Gallery 8

The Toledo Museum of Art’s EAR | EYE is a new performance series that explores the relationship of contemporary music and art through performances and casual conversation in the galleries. Enjoy performances by musicians from Bowling Green State University and a discussion led by a Museum curator of the intertwining elements of visual and musical literacy in our increasingly multi-sensory world.

1948_12_600px_squareLecture + Film Screening: Halona Norton-Westbrook, “Miss Expanding Universe: Isamu Noguchi’s Designs for Dance” with the film “Appalachian Spring”

Nov. 14: 2 p.m., Little Theater

From 1932 until his death in 1988, American artist Isamu Noguchi collaborated with some of the 20th century’s greatest choreographers and composers. His set design for Martha Graham’s “Appalachian Spring” (1944), with music by Aaron Copland, was particularly noteworthy for its spare evocation of buildings and furniture. Noguchi’s first dance collaboration was inspired by a work in the Toledo Museum of Art collection, Miss Expanding Universe (1932), the form of which led to Noguchi’s design for the costume worn by choreographer/dancer Ruth Page in her 1932 production of the same name. Associate Curator of Contemporary Art Halona Norton-Westbrook discusses Noguchi’s sculpture and traces his impact on 50 years of American dance. Following the lecture, the 1958 filmed performance of Martha Graham’s “Appalachian Spring” (32 minutes) will be shown.

black_orpheusDance on Film: “Black Orpheus”

Nov. 15: 2 p.m., Little Theater

Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, “Black Orpheus” (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the 20th-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its stunning photography and ravishing soundtrack, the 1959 film was an international cultural event that kicked off the bossa nova craze. (100 minutes)

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.

meyer_adverts2_bottomimgThe City

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.

Programs and Events

Tuesday, Nov. 10

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

Wednesday, Nov. 11

2 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration

Thursday, Nov. 12

10 a.m.–3 p.m. | Family Center Activities: Ribbon Recital!
2 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration
6 p.m. | Art Hours: Mini Pumpkins ($)
6 p.m. | Localeyes with Christopher Burnett
6:30 p.m. | Jazz Under Glass with Art Tatum Jazz Society ($)
7 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration
8 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration

Friday, Nov. 13

1 p.m. | A Brush with Art: What’s in a Frame?
2 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration
3:30 p.m.–8 p.m. | Family Center Activities: Ribbon Recital!
6 p.m. | Art Hours: Mini Pumpkins ($)
6 p.m. | Public Tour: The Art of Seeing Art™
6:30 p.m. | Wine by the Glass Pavilion: Two Hard Ciders, Two Bold Reds ($)
7 p.m. | EAR | EYE: Listening and Looking at Contemporary Art
7 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration
7 p.m. | Art Hours Flameworking: Deviled Eggs ($)
7 p.m. | Art Hours: Mini Pumpkins ($)
7 p.m. | Public Tour: Collection Highlights
8 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration
8 p.m. | Art Hours Flameworking: Deviled Eggs ($)
8 p.m. | Art Hours: Mini Pumpkins ($)

Saturday, Nov. 14

noon–2 p.m. | Visual Literacy Workshop: Symbols
1 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration
2 p.m. | Lecture + Film Screening: Halona Norton-Westbrook, “Miss Expanding Universe: Isamu Noguchi’s Designs for Dance” with the film “Appalachian Spring”
2 p.m. | Ask Me Hours: Main Museum
2 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration

Sunday, Nov. 15

noon–5 p.m. | Family Center Activities: Chalk Pastel!!
1 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration
2 p.m. | Dance on Film: “Black Orpheus”
2 p.m. | Ask Me Hours: Glass Pavilion
2 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration

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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