February 2013 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Daily Dose  |  01/04/2013 9:00 am

Exhibition Openings

94th Toledo Area Artists Exhibition
Feb. 1?April 14, 2013, Works on Paper Gallery
Artist Joe Fig and Toledo Museum of Art Mellon Fellow Kate Nesin are jurors for the 94th annual Toledo Area Artists Exhibition, which celebrates the best of Northwest Ohio’s vibrant artistic community. This year, 96 entries were selected from more than 640 submissions. Free admission.

George Bellows and New York, 1900?1930
Feb. 14?April 21, 2013, Gallery 18
George Bellows (1882?1925) was a painter, illustrator and lithographer from Ohio who moved to and painted scenes of urban New York City. His 1909 painting, The Bridge, Blackwell’s Island depicting the Queensboro Bridge, was purchased by Edward Drummond Libbey and given to the Toledo Museum of Art in 1912. In this exhibition, art history students from the University of Michigan used The Bridge, Blackwell’s Island as a point of departure to curate a show that also includes works on paper by Bellows and works by other American Realist painters of that era. Free admission.

Continuing Exhibitions

Leslie Adams: Drawn from Life
Extended through Feb. 3, 2013, Gallery 18
As a young girl Leslie Adams attended art classes at the Toledo Museum of Art. Today she is nationally known for her portraits of distinguished members of society and civic leaders. The first recipient of the Solo Exhibition Award of the Toledo Area Artists Exhibition in 2011, Adams presents a new body of approximately 20 works incorporating Old Master painting compositions and drawing techniques. This work is autobiographical, weaving classical references with a dash of 20th-century pop culture. In it Adams conveys memories of TMA and its collection together with other people, places and objects that have shaped her career and life. Free admission.

Community Gallery

The Chemo Paintings with ArtReach Expressions
Through March 21, 2013, Community Gallery
Dorothy Uber Bryan was an artist and philanthropist in Bowling Green, Ohio. During the time she was afflicted with cancer, Bryan created paintings that reflected the different stages of her journey with the disease. Originally the series consisted of 10 paintings, but a formerly unexhibited 11th work will be featured as well. Also in the Community Gallery are works by local residents whose lives have been impacted by cancer. Free admission.

FREE Special Events and Presentations

Meet Me at TMA: Music and Art
Feb. 2: 1:30 p.m.
At this month’s free tour for those with mild memory loss and their companions, participants will hear music from different cultures and times while viewing art from the same eras. Reservations are recommended but not required. Call the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter at 419-537-1999 or 1-800-272-3900.

A Brush with Art: Glass Art
Feb. 8: 1?2:30 p.m.
This free cultural program for Toledo Museum of Art visitors with early stage memory loss explores glass art and gives participants the opportunity to create their own. Guided by trained docents and volunteers, the program is designed to foster socialization, manual dexterity and mental alertness. Friends and family are welcome to attend. Registration is required. Call the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter at 419-537-1999 or 1-800-272-3900 to register. The monthly program is sponsored in part by Healthcare REIT.

Special Tour: Lovers’ Quarrel
Feb. 15: 7 and 8 p.m.
Feb. 16 and 17: 2 p.m.
In this special program designed just for couples, each person selects a work of art they would like to hypothetically take home. After 15 minutes, the group gathers, looks at the selected works of art and discusses which piece they would like to take home and why. Sometimes the partners will agree, sometimes they won’t, hence the ‘quarrel.’ Registration is required. Call 419-254-5771 ext. 7432 to register before Feb. 14. Space is limited.

Winterlude Gallery Talk Series:  The Little Ice Age: Winter in the 1600s
Feb. 15: 7 p.m., meet in Libbey Court
Paula Reich, curatorial projects and publications manager, explores how Dutch artists in the 1600s pioneered the winter landscape scene genre. From the middle of the 1500s and stretching to the mid-1800s the Northern Hemisphere experienced a period of severe winters. Frozen waterways and heavy snow inspired this new specialization for painters.

Winterlude Gallery Talk Series: Winter in Black and White: Prints and Photographs from the Collection
Feb. 17: 2 p.m., meet at Matisse Mural
Tom Loeffler, assistant curator of works on paper, gives a presentation of prints, photographs and drawing by artists fascinated with the dark season of winter.

Art Book Club Discussion
Feb. 19: 5:30 p.m., Art Reference Library
The Hundred Foot Journey by Richard Morais takes readers on a cross-cultural tour of delights that invokes a love of great food and splendid art. The discussion is free for Museum and Library League members. An international tasting with hors d’oeuvres and drinks ($15 Library League members, $20 Museum members) follows on Feb. 22. Space is limited: registration is required. Contact 419-254-5770 or library@toledomuseum.org to register.

Presentation: Archaeological Excavations at Tell Edfu, an Ancient Egyptian Provincial Capital
Feb. 22: 7:30 p.m., Little Theater
Recent excavations at the ancient settlement site of Tell Edfu in southern Egypt have focused on the administrative town quarter, specifically the transitional phase between the end of the Middle Kingdom and the early Second Intermediate Period (ca. 1770?1650 BCE). Nadine Moeller, assistant professor of Egyptian archaeology at the University of Chicago, discusses findings on the origins of this ancient town, which date back at least as far as the time when the pyramids in Giza were built (ca. 2600 BCE). Her talk is cosponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America-Toledo Society.  

FREE Guest Artist Pavilion Project

GAPP Artist Presentation: Erwin Redl
Feb. 22: 6 p.m., GlasSalon
Erwin Redl, who has been creating light installations for 15 years, is the fifth artist invited to participate in the Toledo Museum of Art’s prestigious Guest Artist Pavilion Project (GAPP). The Austrian-born Redl, who now lives and works in Bowling Green, Ohio, began his artist-in-residency last fall and will visit the Glass Pavilion to give a public presentation about his work. Redl works with tiny light-emitting diodes mounted in a grid to play with large-scale architectural environments.

FREE Performances

Club Friday Music
Feb. 1: Hepcat Revival (jump swing)
6:30?9:30 p.m., Libbey Court
Cash bar available

Great Performances in the Great Gallery
3 p.m., Great Gallery
Feb. 3:  Heidelberg University Concert Choir
This mixed choral ensemble concert is organized around landscapes, portraits and still lifes. The     first is a series of nature evocations, the second is a series of pieces related to the holidays and     the final is a set of pieces that relate to various stages in human relationships.
Feb. 10: University of Toledo music faculty Michael Boyd (piano)
Feb. 17: Heidi Clausius and Friends
The collaborative pianist and local musicians present a concert of chamber and duo works by Mozart, Clara Schumann, Richard Strauss and Ravel. Special guest artist Frances Renzi will perform Ravel’s “Mother Goose Suite” in duet with Clausius.
Feb. 24: Bowling Green State University Chamber Orchestra

FREE Minds-on Art Gallery Games

Feb. 8: 7?9 p.m., Libbey Court
Visitors of all ages can check out gallery games designed to challenge their skills of looking at art. Some games will require a photo ID.

FREE Hands-On Activities

Colorful Canvases
Feb. 24: 2?4 p.m., Libbey Court
Explore the elements of color and texture as you create a harmony of paint on canvas.

Free Glassblowing Demonstrations

Feb. 1: 2, 7, 8 and 9 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Feb. 2 and 3: 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Feb. 5, 6 and 7: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Feb. 8: 2, 7, 8 and 9 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Feb. 9 and 10: 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Feb. 12, 13 and 14: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Feb. 15: 2, 7, 8 and 9 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Feb. 16 and 17: 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Feb. 19, 20 and 21: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Feb. 22: 2, 7, 8 and 9 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Feb. 23 and 24: 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Feb. 26, 27 and 28: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion

Art of the Vine Wine Tastings

Enjoy four wines and light snacks during It’s Friday! Tickets ($15 members/$25 nonmembers, plus tax), are available at the Information Desks.

African American-Owned Wineries
Feb. 8: 7?9:30 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Feb. 15: 7?9:30 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Feb. 22: 7?9:30 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Art Hours

Create your own glass objects during a one-hour session at the Glass Pavilion®. Buy tickets ($15 Museum members/$30 nonmembers; no refunds) in person or by phone during regular Museum hours starting the Tuesday before each session. Adults and children 14 and older accompanied by an adult are welcome. Call 419-254-5771 ext. 7448.

Create a Glass Heart
Feb. 1: 6, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Feb. 2 and 3: 4 and 5 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Feb. 8: 6, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Feb. 9 and 10: 4 and 5 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Feb. 15: 6, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Feb. 16 and 17: 4 and 5 p.m., Glass Pavilion

Create a Mini Paperweight
Feb. 22: 6, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Feb. 23 and 24: 4 and 5 p.m., Glass Pavilion

FREE Public Tours

African Art
Feb. 1: 7 and 8 p.m., meet in Libbey Court
Feb. 3: 2 p.m., meet in Libbey Court
Feb. 8: 7 and 8 p.m., meet in Libbey Court
Feb. 9: 2 p.m., meet in Libbey Court

The Look of Texture
Feb. 2: 2 p.m., meet in Libbey Court
Feb. 10: 2 p.m., meet in Libbey Court
Feb. 22: 7 p.m., meet in Libbey Court

Family Time Tour
Feb. 3: 1 p.m., meet in Libbey Court or Family Center

Sketching Tour: African American Art
Feb. 8: 7 p.m., meet in Libbey Court
Tour the collection and do some sketching with the guidance of an art instructor. Materials provided.

Baby Tour
Feb. 15: 6 p.m., meet at Family Center
Watch your child respond to colorful paintings and learn ways to facilitate early visual literacy skills. Parents and caregivers with infants up to 18 months are welcome for the lively 30-minute tour. No strollers.

George Bellows and New York, 1900?1930 Exhibition
Feb. 22: 8 p.m., meet in Libbey Court
Feb. 23 and 24: 2 p.m., meet in Libbey Court

FREE Visiting Artists in the Family Center

Liz Spencer
Feb. 22: 6?7 p.m., Family Center
On the last Friday of each month, families can meet local artists and see how they create art in different mediums. Tonight, see how ceramicist Liz Spencer uses line and texture to add decorative elements to her work.

FREE Family Center Activities

For children 10 years of age and younger accompanied by an adult, art activities in the Family Center are made possible in part with support from The Andersons.

Symmetry in Art!
See how African artists created symmetry and pattern in art and create your own version of a mask.
Feb. 1: 3:30?8 p.m.

Toledo Area Lil’ Artists!
After you visit the Toledo Area Artists exhibition, see what some of the littlest artists have on display in the Family Center and get inspired to create your own masterpiece.
Feb. 3: Noon to 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 5 and 7: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Feb. 8: 3:30?8 p.m.

Weaving Patterns!
Weave paper together to create a 3D work of art.
Feb. 10: Noon to 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 12 and 14: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Feb. 15: 3:30?8 p.m.

Vases and Vessels!
Experiment with line and texture on clay.
Feb. 17: Noon to 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 19 and 21: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Feb. 22: 3:30?8 p.m.

Lines to Shapes!
Explore what happens when you connect lines to make new shapes.
Feb. 24: Noon to 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 26 and 28: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.