This Week at TMA: Dec. 29, 2015–Jan. 3, 2016

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REMINDER: TMA will close early at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31. The Museum will be open New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, from 10 a.m to 9 p.m.


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The Rise of Sneaker Culture

Exhibition Celebration

Jan. 2: 6–10 p.m., Throughout the Museum
Put on your best sneakers and celebrate The Rise of Sneaker Culture at this Museum bash, which features DJs, dance and sneaker fashion. Free admission.
This Week’s Highlights

GAE_806_3The Great Art Escape

Dec. 26–Jan. 3, Throughout the Museum
The Toledo Museum of Art comes alive during its annual winter celebration The Great Art Escape, themed this year around dance. Bring family and friends to experience the free performances and art activities that fill the galleries, Glass Pavilion and Peristyle Dec. 26–Jan. 3.

The 2015 Great Art Escape is sponsored in part by Taylor Cadillac and by members of the Museum. Visit toledomuseum.org for a complete schedule of events.

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aegela_800pxAegela Center for Middle Eastern Dance

Dec. 31: 2 p.m., Peristyle
Inspired by the current exhibitions Degas and the Dance and The Rise of Sneaker Culture, a highlight of The Great Art Escape this year will be a series of live dance performances in the galleries and in the Peristyle. A variety of genres will be represented, including ballet, swing, Mexican folk, Irish and Indian dancing.


South_Indian_Film_DanceAha! Indian Dance

Jan. 1: 2 p.m., Peristyle
Inspired by the current exhibitions Degas and the Dance and The Rise of Sneaker Culture, a highlight of The Great Art Escape this year will be a series of live dance performances in the galleries and in the Peristyle. A variety of genres will be represented, including ballet, swing, Mexican folk, Irish and Indian dancing.


sixtytenIt’s Friday! Music: Waltzing with the Antivillains and special guest Seth Bernard

Jan. 1: 6:30–8:30 p.m., Great Gallery
Waltz in the new year with The Antivillains and special guest Seth Bernard. A Michigan treasure whose music embraces an eclectic range of contemporary folk and pop influences, Seth Bernard was born and raised in Lake City, Michigan, where his parents were part of a collective farm community. He is the founder of the Earthwork Music and the Water Festival, the director of On the Ground’s Musical Ambassador program, an international cultural exchange program, the artistic director of The Quest, a regional youth arts immersion program. It’s Friday is sponsored in part by Fifth Third Bank.

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life-lindy-hopToledo Jazz Orchestra with Swing Dancers

Jan. 2: 2 p.m., Peristyle
Inspired by the current exhibitions Degas and the Dance and The Rise of Sneaker Culture, a highlight this year will be a series of live dance performances in the galleries and in the Peristyle. A variety of genres will be represented, including ballet, swing, Mexican folk, Irish and Indian dancing.


Image courtesy of Photo Works, Inc.

Image courtesy of Photo Works, Inc.

Toledo Ballet, Awkward Girl

Jan. 3: 2 p.m., Peristyle
Inspired by the current exhibitions Degas and the Dance and The Rise of Sneaker Culture, a highlight this year will be a series of live dance performances in the galleries and in the Peristyle. A variety of genres will be represented, including ballet, swing, Mexican folk, Irish and Indian dancing. The Toledo Ballet will perform Awkward Girl, which was inspired by the Toledo Museum of Art’s Edgar Degas sculpture Study for Little Dancer of Fourteen Years.

 

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.

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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, Dec. 29

10 a.m.–3 p.m. | Family Center Activities: Out of the “Tulle” Box!
1 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration
1 p.m. | The Great Art Escape: Drawing in the Gallery
2 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration
3 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration

Wednesday, Dec. 30

1 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration
1 p.m. | The Great Art Escape: Drawing in the Gallery
2 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration
3 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration

Thursday, Dec. 31

The Museum will close at 4 p.m.
10 a.m.–3 p.m. | Family Center Activities: Out of the “Tulle” Box!
11 a.m. | The Great Art Escape: Frogtown Storytelling Guild
1 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration
1 p.m. | The Great Art Escape: Drawing in the Gallery
2 p.m. | The Great Art Escape: Aegela Centers for Middle Eastern Dance
2 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration
3 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration

Friday, Jan. 1

1 p.m. | The Great Art Escape: Dutch Organ Concert with Gladys Rudolph
1 p.m. | The Great Art Escape: Drawing in the Gallery
2 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration
2 p.m. | The Great Art Escape: Aha! Indian Dance
3:30–8 p.m. | Family Center Activities: Out of the “Tulle” Box!
6 p.m. | Public Tour: The Art of Seeing Art
6 p.m. | Art Hours: Candy Canes ($)
6:30–8:30 p.m. | It’s Friday! Music: Waltzing with the Antivillains and special guest Seth Bernard
6:45–8:30 p.m. | Toledo Ballet Open Rehearsal
7 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration
7 p.m. | Art Hours: Candy Canes ($)
7 p.m. | Public Tour: Collection Highlights
8 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration
8 p.m. | Art Hours: Candy Canes ($)

Saturday, Jan. 2

noon | Art Hours: Candy Canes ($)
1 p.m. | The Great Art Escape: Drawing in the Gallery
1 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration
1 p.m. | The Great Art Escape: Dutch Organ Concert with Dennis Johns
2 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration
2 p.m. | The Great Art Escape: Toledo Jazz Orchestra with Swing Dancers
3 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration
4 p.m. | Art Hours: Candy Canes ($)
6–10 p.m. | The Rise of Sneaker Culture Exhibition Celebration

Sunday, Jan. 3

noon–5 p.m. | Family Center Activities: Out of the Box!
1 p.m. |The Great Art Escape: Drawing in the Gallery
1 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration
1 p.m. | The Great Art Escape: Dutch Organ Concert with Susan Craig
2 p.m. | Glassblowing Demonstration
2 p.m. |The Great Art Escape: Toledo Ballet, Awkward Girl
3 p.m. | Art Hours: Candy Canes ($)
3 p.m. | Family Time Tour
4 p.m. | Art Hours: Candy Canes ($)


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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