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August 2018 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Continuing Exhibitions 

Celebrating Libbey Glass, 18182018

Through Nov. 25, 2018, Glass Pavilion

Celebrating Libbey Glass, 18182018 presents more than 175 outstanding examples of glass from TMA’s renowned collection as well as objects and materials from the Libbey Inc. archives, including pressed glass tableware, Amberina art glass, Libbey’s world-renowned “brilliant” cut glass (including TMA’s glorious Libbey Punch Bowl), mid-century modern barware and examples of more recent “premium give-away” glasses for companies like Pizza Hut and McDonalds. Throughout its history, Libbey Glass Company has created a great variety of decorative and useful blown and pressed objects in both colorless and richly colored glass, at times decorated with cutting and engraving. Its success helped to brand Toledo as “The Glass City.” The Libbey family co-founded TMA in 1901 and their generous endowment continues to sustain the Museum. This exhibition is sponsored in part by Libbey Inc. the Ohio Arts Council.

Rebecca Louise Law: Community

Through Jan. 13, 2019, Canaday Gallery 

British artist Rebecca Louise Law will design and create an impressive site-specific installation using both dried and fresh plant materials to create an immersive experience that involves sourcing thousands of local plants and flowers from northwest Ohio and coordinating 1,000 volunteer hours with residents. A proponent of sustainability, Law also plans to reuse flowers that were previously used in her other installations from around the world. The installation is sponsored by Taylor Cadillac, the Ohio Arts Council and the TMA Ambassadors with additional support from 2018 Exhibition Sponsor ProMedica. Admission is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. Discounted tickets are available for seniors, college students and military personnel ($7) and youth ages 5-17 ($5) with free admission during Thursday evening hours. 

Sights & Sounds: Art, Nature, and the Senses 

Through Feb. 24, 2019, New Media Gallery 

A multisensory art installation of video, new media and works on paper by artists from around the world launches a recently renovated gallery dedicated to contemporary art at the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA). Sights & Sounds: Art, Nature, and the Senses presents modern and contemporary works of art in a variety of media that explore and relate to the natural world. Many of the works are recent acquisitions installed for the first time, while others from TMA’s 

acclaimed collection have only been shown occasionally. The exhibition is sponsored in part by the Ohio Arts Council with additional support from 2018 Exhibition Program Sponsor ProMedica. 

FREE Special Events and Presentations 

Talk: Wild Ones Oak Opening Chapter: Hal Mann, Why Native Plants?

Aug. 4: 2 p.m., Little Theater

In conjunction with Rebecca Louise Law: Community, the Toledo Museum of Art has invited local organizations to share their work with Toledo’s cultivated landscapes and natural habitats. 

GAPP Lecture: Hiromi Takizawa

Aug. 10: 7 p.m., GlasSalon 

Join us in the Toledo Museum of Art GlasSalon as artist Hiromi Takizawa discusses her work and participation in TMA’s Guest Artist Pavilion Project (GAPP) Residency.

Talk: Metroparks Toledo: Shannon Hughes and Staci Stasiak, The Ellen Biddle Shipman Garden Aug. 18: 2 p.m., Little Theater In conjunction with Rebecca Louise Law: Community, the Toledo Museum of Art has invited local organizations to share their work with the cultivated landscapes and natural habitats of Toledo.

Talk: Black Swamp Bird Observatory: Kimberly Kaufman, The Fall Migration Aug. 25: 2 p.m., Little Theater In conjunction with Rebecca Louise Law: Community, the Toledo Museum of Art has invited local organizations to share their work with the cultivated landscapes and natural habitats of Toledo. 

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, in person at the information desks, or online at toledomuseum.org. It’s Friday! is sponsored in part by Fifth Third Bank. 

  • Aug. 10: Bordeaux’s Best: French Wines
  • Aug. 17: Down Under Delights: Australian & New Zealand Wines
  • Aug. 24: Arrivederchi, Auf Wiedersehen & Audieu: Toasting the End of Summer 

Films 

The Sound of Silents: Nanook of the North (1922, 79 minutes)

Aug. 2: 7 p.m., Peristyle 

Robert Flaherty’s classic film tells the story of Inuit hunter Nanook and his family as they struggle to survive in the harsh conditions of Canada’s Hudson Bay region. Enormously popular when released in 1922, Nanook of the North is a cinematic milestone that continues to enchant audiences. In 2005 film critic Roger Ebert described Nanook as "one of the most vital and unforgettable human beings ever recorded on film." Tickets are free for Museum members, $5 for nonmembers.

Films in the Great Outdoors: Silent Running (1972, 89 minutes)

Aug. 3: 9:15 p.m., TMA Grounds

In this film starring Bruce Dern and directed by special effects master Douglas Trumball (2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Blade Runner), Earth is so overdeveloped that plants can no longer survive, so giant greenhouses are launched into orbit carrying samples of the world's dying forests. They become too expensive to maintain, but one committed crew member is determined to save them.

Films in the Great Outdoors: The Wizard of Oz (1939, 101 minutes)

Aug. 17: 9:15 p.m., TMA Grounds

In a film so iconic it needs no introduction, a tornado whisks young Kansas native Dorothy and her dog Toto away to the magical land of Oz, where they befriend a Scarecrow, a Tin Man and a Cowardly Lion. On their journey they encounter some of the most memorable trees and flowers in cinema history. 

Music Performances 

It’s Friday Music Outdoor Summer Series: Old State Line

Aug. 3: 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 cancelled but simply move inside! Old State Line will perform a mix of roots, folk, country and old-time music on Aug. 3. Friday Programs at the Toledo Museum of Art are supported in part by Fifth Third Bank. 

It’s Friday Music Outdoor Summer Series: The Go Rounds

Aug. 10: 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 cancelled but simply move inside! Enjoy the psychedelic Americana pop of The Go Rounds on Aug. 10. Friday Programs at the Toledo Museum of Art are supported in part by Fifth Third Bank. 

Music Marathon: The Fanny & Felix Festival: A Musical Portrait of the Mendelssohns

Aug. 11: 2018, Noon to 11 p.m., Museum Galleries and Grounds | $ 

The Toledo Museum of Art and the Toledo Symphony present the fourth year of their annual summer music festival. The compositional gifts of Fanny Mendelssohn, one of the 19th century’s most underrated pianists, have been long overshadowed by the reputation of her celebrated brother Felix. Their astonishing family story ends tragically in 1847 when both siblings die within months of each other having just written some of the most compelling music of their short lives. In addition to these final works, the festival presents a range of chamber music by these two composers.

It’s Friday Music Outdoor Summer Series: King Size Drag

Aug. 17: 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 cancelled but simply move inside! Americana band King Size Drag will play Aug. 17. Friday Programs at the Toledo Museum of Art are supported in part by Fifth Third Bank. 

It’s Friday Music Outdoor Summer Series: Howlin’ Mercy

Aug. 24: 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 cancelled but simply move inside! Howlin’ Mercy brings the blues to TMA on Aug. 24. Friday Programs at the Toledo Museum of Art are supported in part by Fifth Third Bank. 

Great Performances: Sono Novo Chamber Orchestra, The Evocative Landscape: Mysticism of Color in the Belle Epoque

Aug. 26: 3 p.m., Great Gallery 

The Toledo-based Sono Novo Chamber Orchestra performs music by Debussy, Vaughn Williams, Milhaud and Sibelius. One of the obsessions of both visual artists and composers at the turn of the 20th century was the capture of light, mood and atmosphere – attempting to grasp, not the actual features of place or event, but rather the mystical aura surrounding. Exotic places, time of day, weather, and even scents and smells were all fodder for the creative moment. The program presents four unique sonic postcards of this era as the ensemble's string section is joined by various soloists in an exploration of this aural mysticism. Great Performances is supported in part by the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Fund and Kingston Healthcare.

It’s Friday Music Outdoor Summer Series: The Skip Turner Band

Aug. 31: 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 cancelled but simply move inside! The Skip Turner Band wraps up the Outdoor Summer Series with Jazz music on Aug. 31. Friday Programs at the Toledo Museum of Art are supported in part by Fifth Third Bank. 

Public Tours 

FREE Baby Tour

Aug. 3: 6 p.m., Family Center

Watch your child respond to large colorful paintings and learn ways to facilitate early visual literacy skills in this lively 30-minute tour. Parents and caregivers with infants up to 18 months are welcome. 

FREE Public Tours: The Art of Seeing Art

Aug. 3, 10, 17, 31: 7 p.m., Meet in Libbey Court

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 Me at TMA: Real and Imaginary: Animals in Art

Aug. 4: 1 p.m., Herrick Lobby

Discover mythical creatures and our furry best friends in works of art in the collection. Meet Me at TMA is a free monthly program designed to provide meaningful Museum visits for people experiencing the early stages of memory loss, their families, caregivers and friends. All tours are 45-60 minutes. Registration is requested. For more information or to register, please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900. Meet Me at TMA is sponsored by HCR Manor Care and Yark Automotive Group. 

Toddler Tour

Aug. 11: 3 p.m., Family Center

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 (like fabrics and wooden blocks) that help bring the work to life. The guided tours also include an in-gallery story experience. 

Flashlight Tours in the Garden

Aug. 23 and 24: 8-10 p.m.

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! Before heading into the galleries, enjoy a complimentary drink along with appetizers in the Museum Café at 8 p.m. The tour embarks at 9 p.m. Tickets are $23 for members, $30 for non-members. 

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. August’s object is an acorn. Open to Museum members and nonmembers alike, tickets are $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers each (no refunds). Adults and children 14-plus accompanied by an adult are welcome. Visit tickets.toledomuseum.org to see availability and purchase tickets. 

  • Aug. 3: 6, 7, 8 p.m. 
  • Aug. 4: 12 and 4 p.m. 
  • Aug. 10: 6, 7, 8 p.m. 
  • Aug. 11: 12 and 4 p.m. 
  • Aug. 17: 6, 7, 8 p.m. 
  • Aug. 18: 12 and 4 p.m. 
  • Aug. 24: 6, 7, 8 p.m. 
  • Aug. 25: 12 and 4 p.m. 
  • Aug. 31: 6, 7, 8 p.m. 

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, blown ornament, fortune cookie, mushroom or pumpkin. Pick Your Project workshops are now available on Thursdays and Sundays. Visit tickets.toledomuseum.org to see availability and purchase tickets. 

  • Aug. 2: 6:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 5: 3 p.m.
  • Aug. 9: 6:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 12: 3 p.m.
  • Aug. 16: 6:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 19: 3 p.m.
  • Aug. 23: 6:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 26: 3 p.m.
  • Aug. 30: 6:30 p.m. 

FREE Glassblowing Demonstrations 

All demonstrations are in the Glass Pavilion.

  • Aug. 1: 2 p.m.
  • Aug. 2: 2 and 8 p.m.
  • Aug. 3: 2, 7, 8 p.m.
  • Aug. 4: 1, 2, 3 p.m.
  • Aug. 5: 1 and 2 p.m.
  • Aug. 7: 2 p.m.
  • Aug. 8: 2 p.m.
  • Aug. 9: 2 and 8 p.m.
  • Aug. 10: 2, 7, 8 p.m.
  • Aug. 11: 1, 2, 3 p.m.
  • Aug. 12: 1, 2 p.m.
  • Aug. 14: 2 p.m.
  • Aug. 15: 2 p.m.
  • Aug. 16: 2 and 8 p.m.
  • Aug. 17: 2, 7, 8 p.m.
  • Aug. 18: 1, 2, 3 p.m.
  • Aug. 19: 1 and 2 p.m. 
  • Aug. 21: 2 p.m.
  • Aug. 22: 2 p.m.
  • Aug. 23: 2 and 8 p.m.
  • Aug. 24: 2, 7, 8 p.m.
  • Aug. 25: 1, 2, 3 p.m.
  • Aug. 26: 1 and 2 p.m.
  • Aug. 28: 2 p.m.
  • Aug. 29: 2 p.m.
  • Aug. 30: 2 and 8 p.m.
  • Aug. 31: 2, 7, 8 p.m.

Outdoor Flame Working Demonstrations Chelsea Ford, TMA technician and studio artist, will offer demonstrations at two special Toledo-area events in August: 

  • Wild About Art – Toledo Zoo Aug. 4-5, Demonstrations noon-5 p.m. For more information visit legacy.toledozoo.org/wildaboutart 
  • Jeep Fest Aug. 4-5, Demonstrations noon-5 p.m. Aug. 11, Demonstrations 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information visit toledojeepfest.com/plan-your-weekend/ 

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 open noon-5 p.m. on Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30-8 p.m. on Friday and noon-5 p.m. on Saturday.

Marble Art!

  • Aug. 2: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Aug. 3: 3:30-8 p.m.
  • Aug. 4: noon-5 p.m.

Create a beautiful work of art using marbles and paint.

Ahoy Matey!

  • Aug. 5: noon-5 p.m.
  • Aug. 7 and 9: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Aug. 10: 3:30-8 p.m.
  • Aug. 11: noon-5 p.m.

Sail the seven seas and search the TMA collection for seascapes and hidden treasure and create a work of art inspired by what you see!

Sculpture Garden Sculptures!

  • Aug. 12: noon-5 p.m.
  • Aug. 14 and 16: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. 
  • Aug. 17: 3:30-8 p.m.
  • Aug. 18: noon-5 p.m.

Take a stroll through the Welles Sculpture Garden and become inspired and create your own sculpture using a wide variety of supplies.

Suminagashi!

  • Aug. 19: noon-5 p.m.
  • Aug. 21 and 23: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Aug. 24: 3:30-8 p.m.
  • Aug. 25: noon-5 p.m.

Using this Ancient Japanese marbling technique, Suminagashi (墨 流 し) or "floating ink,” create a colorful work of art using ink and water.

Back to School Handmade Books!

  • Aug. 26: noon-5 p.m.
  • Aug. 28 and 30: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Aug. 31: 3:30-8 p.m.

Share your story of what you did on Summer vacation by creating and illustrating your own handmade book. 

Family Center: Visiting Artist: Jennifer Moorman 

  • Aug. 31: 6-7 p.m. 

Meet local artist and teacher Jennifer Moorman, who will talk about art education and how she incorporates meditation, mindfulness and perseverance in her curriculum. 


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