Toledo Museum of Art 2010-2011 Exhibition Schedule

Daily Dose  |  05/17/2010 7:00 am

Toledo Museum of Art 2010-2011 Exhibition Schedule

The Psychedelic 60s: Posters from the Rock Era
June 11?Sept. 12, 2010
Canaday Gallery
Join us on a trip back to a golden age of concert poster design that  continues to influence artists today. The 150 posters on loan from the Houston Freeburg Collection, including 50 posters representing the height of
black light designs, visually define American music in the years 1966?1971. The artists, who were influenced by such movements as art nouveau, surrealism, pop and op art, include legendary Wes Wilson, considered the
father of the 1960s rock poster movement; giants Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelly; Victor Moscoso, creator of the Family Dog logo; Detroit graphic designer David Singer, and Lee Conklin, who made more than 30 posters to
promote acts at San Francisco's legendary Fillmore concert hall. The posters make an immediate impact because of their innovative use of text, psychedelic colors, coded messages, and the musicians they promote: Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, the Byrds, Fleetwood Mac, Cream, Big Brother & the Holding Company, and Joan Baez, among others. The exhibition and related programming is made possible in part by KeyBank.
Free admission.

Out of Sight
June 18?August 29, 2010
Gallery 18
Have you ever wondered what is behind that closed cabinet door, or on the back of a painting? This exhibition features works of art with details that are hidden from normal view or that were designed to be deliberately hard to find. Many times, these details expand our knowledge about the work of art, determine its authenticity or complete its decorative scheme. Sometimes what is hidden comes as a complete surprise, such as the sketch on the back of Picasso's Woman with a Crow, and the animal hidden on the bottom of a
Libbey glass punch bowl.
Free admission.

92nd Annual Toledo Area Artists Exhibition
July 9?Aug. 22, 2010
Works on Paper Galleries
Organized by the Toledo Museum of Art and the Toledo Federation of Art Societies, the Toledo Area Artists exhibition has celebrated northwest Ohio's vibrant artistic community for more than nine decades. Each year's juried show features a new eclectic mix of approximately 100 works.
Free admission.

Life in Miniature: Ceramic Netsuke from the Silverman Collection
Oct. 1, 2010?Feb. 27, 2011
Gallery 18
The people of Japan created some of the most opulent personal accessories during the Edo Period (1615?1868) in order to attach inro (cases) to their elaborate silk clothing. Japanese artists invented miniature sculptures known as netsuke (pronounced NET-skeh) as fasteners for luxury-loving Japanese citizens. The tiny treasures, which were worn primarily by men, have since been collected for their wit, whimsy and craftsmanship. Approximately 200 rare ceramic netsuke were recently donated to the Museum by Richard R. Silverman, one of the most prominent collectors of netsuke in the world, and are being exhibited for the first time. Life in Miniature explores the iconography of these decorative and useful objects and their depiction of everyday and fantastic subject matter. Also shown are Japanese screens depicting Kyoto, where many of the objects were made and sold, and a kimono with netsuke illustrating how these delightful fashion accessories were worn.
Free admission.

Inspired Giving: The Apollo Society 25th Anniversary Exhibition
Oct. 15, 2010?Feb. 13, 2011
Canaday Gallery
This exhibition celebrates the contributions of the Apollo Society donor group to the Toledo Museum of Art's permanent collection, paying tribute to their gifts as a whole as well as to the individual works of art. Shown in the
Museum's major exhibition gallery, Inspired Giving offers an exquisite breadth of art from antiquity to the present, from ancient Egypt to contemporary China. The 46 works in the exhibition include: Alex, a 1987 oil painting by
American artist Chuck Close; Greek gold and gold leaf jewelry from about 350?325 BC; a copy of I Quattro Libri dell'Architettura (Four Books of Architecture) published in 1570 by Venetian architect Palladio; Interior of
Courtyard, Strandgad, an 1899 oil painting by Danish artist Vilhelm Hammersh?i; Bishamonten: Guardian of the North, a carved hinoki wood sculpture from Japan's Kamakura Period (13th ?14th centuries), and two mid-
19th-century chandeliers, one French and made of gilded bronze and malachite, and one English, made of cut glass and silvered brass by Perry & Company of London.
Free admission.

The Egypt Experience: Secrets of the Tomb
Oct. 29, 2010?May 13, 2012
Lower Level Egyptian Gallery, Main Museum
TMA's popular mummies return to public view for this exploration of ancient Egyptian beliefs about life and the afterlife. Believing that if they lived good lives they would pass to a better world after death, Egyptians spent
enormous effort to ensure the preservation of both body and spirit. Tombs were built for use as eternal homes, places for living after death with ritual prayers, food and drink, and all the good things of life. The Egypt Experience introduces visitors to the conversations between the living and the dead that were a fundamental part of life in Egypt for thousands of years. A series of specially built intimate chapels and tomb-like spaces contains artifacts from the funeral rituals and graves of both royal and non-royal Egyptians. Among other storied individuals, visitors will meet the Old Kingdom court official Akhet-hotep, the New Kingdom chief physician Amunhotep, the Roman princess Tamesia and the early Christian deaconess Aplonanne. TMA's two mummies (gifts in 1906 from Museum's founders Mr. and Mrs. Edward Drummond Libbey) will be on view, along with information about their lives and deaths, thanks to research by The Toledo Hospital. Carved and painted tomb
sculptures, the coffin of the lady Ankh-Tesh, funerary boats and models, canopic jars, shabtis and beautiful yet heart-rending grave gifts also are displayed in the dramatic series of galleries. Objects from the Museum's
permanent antiquities collection enhanced by beautiful and significant loans from sister museums reveal the secrets of the tomb.
Admission is free for TMA members.

Venice: Light and Landscape
Nov. 4, 2010?March 11, 2011
Works on Paper Galleries
Works of art from the Museum's permanent collection that relate to Venice have been assembled for this intriguing look at the fabled Italian city. The exhibition is designed, organized and interpreted by University of Toledo art history students under the direction of faculty members Carolyn and Richard Putney and TMA staff. Free admission.

Aminah Robinson: Voices That Taught Me How to Sing
Nov. 18, 2010?Feb. 27, 2011
Gallery 4, Glass Pavilion
The Toledo Museum of Art introduces a body of work in book form by African American artist Aminah Robinson. In this never-before-seen, 10-volume collection recently acquired by TMA from the artist, Robinson shares her life experience as only she can through the use of sculptural pieces, buttons, drawings, poems and personal stories. Each of the books is a visual feast covering a different theme. Each also differs in size, form and construction. To commemorate the exhibition, an accompanying publication combines a unique constructed paper format with elements of a traditional catalog to evoke the experience of seeing and reading Robinson's one-of-a-kind books.
Free admission.

Baroque Prints of the 17th Century and Beyond
Feb. 25?May 22, 2011
Works on Paper Galleries
Heightened emotions, dramatic movement and grand architectural detail are featured in this exhibition of prints from the collection of the Toledo Museum of Art. A wide array of Baroque period (1600-1750) artists working in a wide range of techniques are represented.
Free admission.

The Baroque World of Fernando Botero
March 19?June 12, 2011
Canaday Gallery
Known for the larger-than-life scale of his work and his use of vibrant colors, Columbian painter, sculptor and draftsman Fernando Botero (b. 1932) has a style instantly recognized as his alone. Inspired by Baroque painters but grounded by his Latin American roots, he depicts the comedy of human life?moving or wry, sometimes with mocking observations, sometimes with deep, elementary emotions. Working in a broad range of media, Botero creates a world of his own, at once accessible and enigmatic. Art Service International organized this traveling exhibition that presents 100 of Botero's paintings, sculptures and drawings from his personal collection, the first retrospective exhibition of Botero's work in the United States since 1978. Her Excellency, Carolina Barco, Colombian Ambassador to the United States, is honorary patron of the exhibition.
Admission charge.