October 2018 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights
October 2018 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights
Celebrating Libbey Glass, 1818–2018
Through Nov. 25, 2018: Glass Pavilion
Celebrating Libbey Glass, 1818–2018 presents more than 175 outstanding examples of glass from the Toledo Museum of Art’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 Burger King. Throughout its 200 hundred-year 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. After changing its name from the New England Glass Company and moving from Massachusetts, 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. and the Ohio Arts Council.
Rebecca Louise Law: Community
Through Jan. 13, 2019: Canaday Gallery
British artist Rebecca Louise Law designed and created an impressive site-specific installation using both dried and fresh plant materials to create an immersive experience that involved sourcing thousands of local plants and flowers from northwest Ohio and coordinating 1,000 volunteer hours with Toledo residents. A proponent of sustainability, Law also reused flowers that were previously part of her other installations from around the world. Community 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.
Mel Chin: Two Me
Through Nov. 11, 2018: Main Terrace
Mel Chin’s Two Me invites the public to elevate and pose as living monuments. A noted conceptual artist, Chin creates works of art that take many different forms yet are united in their desire to pose philosophical questions about the nature of human experience and connection. Two Me is conceptual and interactive, and visitors are invited to engage in performance—ascending the fully-accessible ramps to one of two identical seven-foot-tall pedestals, inscribed simply with the word “Me.” Individually, each visitor attains monumental status when reaching the top. Together, across both platforms, visitors create a “We,” as in “We the People.” Chin’s artwork balances the longing for individualism and the foundational spirit of coexistence embedded within American culture.
The installation is timed to coincide with Sculpture X, a collaboration between multiple arts groups to engage northwest Ohio with great public sculpture. This exhibition is supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, The Joseph and Judith Conda, and Susan L. Conda Accessibility Fund with additional support from 2018 Exhibition Program Sponsor ProMedica.
FREE Special Events and Presentations
Gallery Talk: Harold Budd
Sunday, Oct. 7: 3 p.m., Gallery 1
Throughout his groundbreaking career, musician and composer Harold Budd has been inspired by visual art, and many of his compositions are titled simply with the names of artists. Surrounded by work from TMA’s permanent collection, Budd will share his thoughts on finding musical inspiration in the visual and reflect on his friendships and admiration for artists including Mark Rothko and Agnes Martin. The event is free, but registration is required; first-come-first-served tickets are available at toledomuseum.org.
AIA-Toledo Society Lecture: Michael Strezewski, Archaeology in Utopia – Research at New Harmony, Indiana
Friday, Oct. 12: 7 p.m., Little Theater
Michael Strezewski, associate professor of anthropology at University of Southern Indiana, discusses the town of New Harmony, which was founded in 1814 by the Harmonists, German religious separatists under the leadership of George Rapp. While the Harmonists left voluminous records on such matters as business transactions, there is little information on day-to-day life for Rapp’s 750 followers. Archaeology provides us with a unique opportunity to flesh out our knowledge of the Harmonists and, in a sense, get to know them better as individuals. This lecture is presented by the Archaeological Institute of America–Toledo Society and the Toledo Museum of Art.
Lecture: Larry Nichols, Frans Hals Portraits: Bringing to Life ‘These Perishable Things’
Sunday, Oct. 21: 3 p.m., Little Theater
Lawrence W. Nichols, the William Hutton senior curator, European and American painting and sculpture before 1900 and organizer of the exhibition Frans Hals Portraits: A Family Reunion will address what makes the portraiture of Frans Hals so extraordinary. The painter’s compositional strategies as well as his technique will be examined.
Hals Community Program: Family-Themed Open Mic Poetry
Thursday, Oct. 25: 7 p.m., Gallery 28A
Join the Museum for an evening of poetry about family. If you have a poem suitable for an all-ages audience, please arrive by 6:30 to reserve your spot at the microphone!
Lecture: Jonathan W. Gray, Long Live the King: Black Panther and African Super Sovereignty
Friday, Oct. 26: 5:30 p.m., Little Theater
Jonathan Gray, associate professor of English at John Jay College-City University of New York, will examine the evolution of Black Panther's identity as a leader across the work of Don McGregor, Christopher Priest, Reginald Hudlin and Ta-Nehisi Coates, through consideration of the changing understanding of African nationhood based on shifting understandings of de-colonial, post-colonial and neo-liberal logics. This lecture is a co-presentation of the Toledo Museum of Art and the University of Toledo Department of Theatre and Film.
Lecture: Kathleen L. Wolf, Ph.D., The Nature of Water in Cities: A Cascade of Benefits
Friday, Oct. 26: 7 p.m., GlasSalon
Green infrastructure innovations help us to re-imagine water management in communities, moving from sanitary to sustainable systems. The 'reveal' of water provides the spaces for people to re-engage with nature, the source of many benefits. Dr. Kathleen Wolf of the University of Washington in Seattle will share an overview of the research about nearby nature experiences and human health, focusing on mental health and function. Learn how green spaces just outside our doors encourages creativity, stress reduction, and productivity. This event is made possible by the City of Toledo Urban Forestry Commission and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry.
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.
- Oct. 12: Tailgate Toasts: Old-World vs. New-World Wines
- Oct. 19: Fall for Autumn: Cool Weather Wines
- Oct. 26: No Tricks, Just Treats: Reliable Varietals
Families on Film: Paris, Texas (1984, 144 minutes, R)
Saturday, Oct. 20: 2 p.m., Little Theater
Directed by Wim Wenders and written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard, Paris, Texas follows the mysterious, nearly mute drifter Travis (Harry Dean Stanton) as he tries to reconnect with his young son, living with his brother (Dean Stockwell) in Los Angeles, and his missing wife (Nastassja Kinski). From this simple setup, Wenders and Shepard produce a powerful statement on codes of masculinity and the myth of the American family, as well as an exquisite visual exploration of a vast, crumbling world of canyons and neon. Tickets are $5 for Museum members, $7 for nonmembers and can be purchased at toledomuseum.org. Families on Film is a collaboration of the Toledo Museum of Art and the University of Toledo Department of Theatre and Film.
Tales of Mystery and Adventure
Thursday, Oct. 25-Saturday, Oct. 27: Peristyle and Museum Galleries
Embrace your adventurous side with these three action-packed movies and brace yourself for the Museum after dark during a special-access flashlight tours.
- Sound of Silents Film: Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror (1922, 94 minutes, not rated)
Thursday, Oct. 25: 7 p.m., Peristyle
F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922) remains one of the most beautiful and haunting vampire films of all time. Based on Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, the film was almost destroyed following a lawsuit filed by the author’s widow. Thankfully the film survived and will be presented in the Peristyle with a live score by organist Stephen Warner. Tickets are $7 for Museum members, $10 for nonmembers and can be purchased at toledomuseum.org.
- Art House Film: Black Panther (2018, 134 minutes, PG-13)
Friday, Oct. 26: 7 p.m., Peristyle
Based on the Marvel Comics superhero created in 1966 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Black Panther is the story of T'Challa who, after the death of his father, returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king—and as Black Panther—gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Tickets are $10 for Museum members, $15 for nonmembers and can be purchased at toledomuseum.org. The Art House Film Series is supported in part by Ann and Joseph Pilkington.
- Families on Film: Coco (2018, 105 minutes, PG)
Saturday, Oct. 27: 2 p.m., Peristyle
Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history. Tickets are $5 for Museum members, $7 for nonmembers and can be purchased at toledomuseum.org. Families on Film is a collaboration of the Toledo Museum of Art and the University of Toledo Department of Theatre and Film.
Great Performances: Ken Thomson Sextet
Thursday, Oct. 4: 8 p.m., GlasSalon
Enjoy an evening of singular music by American sax and clarinet player and composer Ken Thomson, known from the ensemble Bang on a Can All Stars and the punk/jazz combo Gutbucket. The performance features Thomson (alto saxophone/compositions), Anna Webber (tenor saxophone), Russ Johnson (trumpet), Alan Ferber (trombone), Adam Armstrong (bass) and Daniel Dor (drums). Tickets are $15 for Museum members, $20 for nonmembers and can be purchased at toledomuseum.org. Great Performances is supported in part by the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Fund.
It’s Friday! Music: Sarah D’Angelo
Friday, Oct. 5: 6:30-8:30 p.m., GlasSalon
Jazz vocalist Sarah D’Angelo explores social justice in jazz with songs of revolution, peace, and harmony. Appearing with D’Angelo are Michael Palazzolo (bass), Corey Kendrick (keyboards), Jesse Kramer (drums), and Steve Wood (saxophone). It’s Friday! is sponsored in part by Fifth Third Bank.
Great Performances: Harold Budd
Saturday, Oct. 6: 6:30 artist talk and 8 p.m. concert, Peristyle
Legendary ambient/avant-garde composer and performer Harold Budd comes to the Toledo Museum of Art for a rare public performance, including the world premiere of a suite for keyboards and string ensemble as well as other newly-composed and reworked pieces. Come early for a very special pre-concert talk, included in the ticket price, as Budd shares the visual inspiration behind Petits Souffles, a new work for piano, string quartet, and celeste. Tickets are $15 for Museum members, $35 for nonmembers and can be purchased at toledomuseum.org. This concert is supported in part by Robert and Rose Wagner and the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music of the College of Musical Arts at BGSU. Great Performances is supported in part by the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Fund.
Great Performances: BGSU Faculty Recital
Sunday, Oct. 14: 3 p.m., Great Gallery
This recital features performances by faculty from the BGSU College of Musical Arts. Great Performances is supported in part by the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Fund.
ACRONYM Ensemble: What Hals Heard: The Musical World of 17th-Century Dutch Society
Thursday, Oct. 18: 7 p.m., Great Gallery
Baroque string ensemble ACRONYM is dedicated to giving modern premieres of the wild instrumental music of the seventeenth century. Playing with “...consummate style, grace, and unity of spirit” (The New York Times), the group formed in 2012. For this performance, conceived specifically for the exhibition Frans Hals Portraits: A Family Reunion, ACRONYM has assembled music with which the artist, and his subjects the Van Campen Family, would have been familiar. Featured composers include Samuel Capricornus, Johann Christoph Pezel, Gionvanni Valentini, and others.
Great Performances: Denise Ritter Bernardini and Women of UT Voice Faculty
Sunday, Oct. 28: 3 p.m., Great Gallery
This recital features Dr. Denise Ritter Barnardini, voice and opera area coordinator, and other voice faculty members from the University of Toledo Department of Music. Great Performances is supported in part by the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Fund.
Ask Me Hours
Look for docents wearing a red “Ask Me” button as they travel the galleries answering questions and engaging visitors in discussion about the art on view.
- Saturdays: 2-4 p.m., Main Museum
- Sundays: noon-2 p.m. and 2-4 p.m., Glass Pavilion
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. All tours start at 7 p.m. and meet in Libbey Court.
- Oct. 5, 12 and 19
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.
- Friday, Oct. 5: 6 p.m., Family Center
Meet Me at TMA
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 to 60 minutes and begin at 1 p.m. at the indicated location. Registration is requested. For more information or to register, please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900.
Oct. 6: Materials Exploration
From wood to oil paint, explore the variety of materials that artists employ to create works of art.
Localeyes Tour: Equality Toledo
Thursday, Oct. 11: 6 p.m., Meet in Libbey Court
Toledo community members—including artists, musicians, and educators—partner with a TMA docent to guide a tour of art that has personally inspired them. October’s special guests are individuals from Equality Toledo.
Exhibition Tour: Larry Nichols, Frans Hals Portraits: A Family Reunion
Saturday, Oct. 13: 2 p.m., Gallery 28A
Larry Nichols, the Museum’s William Hutton Senior curator, European and American painting and sculpture before 1900, will lead a tour of Frans Hals Portraits: A Family Reunion. Admission to the exhibition is free for Museum members and $10 for nonmembers. Discounted tickets are available for seniors, college students and military personnel (with valid ID) at $7 and youth ages 5-17 at $5. Children 4 and under are free.
Explore the mysteries of the Museum on this one-hour tour through TMA’s darkened galleries and secret spaces and places. Meet in the Little Theater for orientation fifteen minutes prior to the start of the tour. Tickets are $15 for Museum members, $20 for nonmembers and can be purchased at toledomuseum.org.
- Oct. 25: 9:30 p.m.
- Oct. 26: 9:30 p.m.
- Oct. 27: 5:30 p.m.
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 a ghost. Open to Museum members and nonmembers alike, tickets are $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers each (no refunds). Adults and children 14 and older accompanied by an adult are welcome. Visit tickets.toledomuseum.org to see availability and purchase tickets.
- Oct. 5: 6, 7 and 8 p.m.
- Oct. 6: noon and 4 p.m.
- Oct. 12: 6, 7 and 8 p.m.
- Oct. 13: noon and 4 p.m.
- Oct. 19: 6, 7 and 8 p.m.
- Oct. 20: noon and 4 p.m.
- Oct. 26: 6, 7 and 8 p.m.
- Oct. 27: 4 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. Open to Museum members and nonmembers alike, tickets are $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers each (no refunds). Adults and children 14 and older 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. Visit tickets.toledomuseum.org to see availability and purchase tickets.
- Oct. 4: 6:30 p.m.
- Oct. 7: 3 p.m.
- Oct. 11: 6:30 p.m.
- Oct. 14: 3 p.m.
- Oct. 18: 6:30 p.m.
- Oct. 21: 3 p.m.
- Oct. 25: 6:30 p.m.
FREE Glassblowing Demonstrations
All demonstrations are in the Glass Pavilion.
- Oct. 2: 2 p.m.
- Oct. 3: 2 p.m.
- Oct. 4: 2 and 8 p.m.
- Oct. 5: 2, 7 and 8 p.m.
- Oct. 6: 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
- Oct. 7: 1 and 2 p.m.
- Oct. 9: 2 p.m.
- Oct. 10: 2 p.m.
- Oct. 11: 2 and 8 p.m.
- Oct. 12: 2, 7 and 8 p.m.
- Oct. 13: 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
- Oct. 14: 1 and 2 p.m.
- Oct. 16: 2 p.m.
- Oct. 17: 2 p.m.
- Oct. 18: 2 and 8 p.m.
- Oct. 19: 2, 7 and 8 p.m.
- Oct. 20: 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
- Oct. 21: 1 and 2 p.m.
- Oct. 23: 2 p.m.
- Oct. 24: 2 p.m.
- Oct. 25: 2 and 8 p.m.
- Oct. 26: 2, 7 and 8 p.m.
- Oct. 27: 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
- Oct. 28: 1 and 2 p.m.
- Oct. 30: 2 p.m.
- Oct. 31: 2 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 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.
- Oct. 2 and 4: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Oct. 5: 3:30-8 p.m.
- Oct. 6: noon-5 p.m.
Inspired by the New Media gallery and the current exhibition Sights & Sounds: Art, Nature, and the Senses, create a series of paintings on small panels.
- Oct. 7: noon-5 p.m.
- Oct. 9 and 11: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Oct. 12: 3:30-8 p.m.
- Oct. 13: noon-5p.m
Using string and yarn, create an abstract work of art.
Family Portraits and Props!
- Oct. 14: noon-5 p.m.
- Oct. 16 and 18: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Oct. 19: 3:30-8 p.m.
- Oct. 20: noon-5 p.m.
Celebrate the opening of Frans Hals Portraits: A Family Reunion and create your own family portrait using a wide variety of costumes and props.
Glow in the Dark Paintings!
- Oct. 21: noon-5 p.m.
- Oct. 23 and 25: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Oct. 26: 3:30-8 p.m.
- Oct. 27: noon-5pm
Create a work of art using fluorescent paint that glows in the dark, inspired by New Media and video works of art in Sights & Sounds: Art, Nature, and the Senses.
Masks and Masterpieces
- Oct. 28: noon-5 p.m.
- Oct. 30: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Create a mask inspired by the masterpieces that you see in the TMA collection.
Family Center Visiting Artist: Annie Johnson
- Friday, Oct. 26: 6-7 p.m., Family Center
Try your hand at finger crochet with Annie Johnson of Knittedhome. Discover how different size yarns can be used to create anything you can imagine, from hair ribbons to a scarf.