Toledo Museum of Art June 2018 Program Highlights

Eye On Art  |  05/16/2018 9:00 am

June 2018 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

New Exhibitions

Rebecca Louise Law: Community
June 16, 2018-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. Admission is free for members and $10 for nonmembers, with discounted tickets are available for seniors, college students and military personnel ($7) and youth ages 5-17 ($5). Rebecca Louise Law: Community is sponsored by Taylor Cadillac, the Ohio Arts Council and the TMA Ambassadors with additional support from 2018 Exhibition Sponsor ProMedica.

Continuing Exhibitions

Decades in the Making: Highlights from the Toledo Federation of Art Societies
Through June 24, 2018, Gallery 6
This retrospective exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Toledo Federation of Art Societies (TFAS) and the century-long tradition of celebrating and recognizing the best artists in the region. It showcases more than 20 works of art in a wide variety of media from the TFAS collection. Among the featured artists are Diana Attie (drawing), Edith Franklin (ceramics), Dominick Labino (glass) and Kenneth Thompson (sculpture). This exhibition is sponsored in part by the Ohio Arts Council.

Before Audubon: Alexander Wilson’s Birds of the United States
Through July 15, Gallery 18
Fourth in the Toledo Museum of Art’s biennial exhibitions focused on bird-themed art, this is the first time that TMA’s first edition of Wilson’s pioneering multi-volume publication American Ornithology; or the Natural History of Birds of the United States (1808-14) has been exhibited. Before Audubon: Alexander Wilson’s Birds of the United States is supported in part by 2018 Exhibition Program Sponsor ProMedica.

Celebrating Libbey Glass, 1818-2018
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 (such as 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. This exhibition is sponsored in part by Libbey Inc. the Ohio Arts Council.

Special Events and Presentations

Yoga at TMA: Monroga
June 2: 9 a.m., Main Terrace
Enjoy a free one-hour yoga session outdoors in the beautiful setting of the Toledo Museum of Art’s Welles Sculpture Garden. Local instructors will guide you through the various poses. Following the class, watch the Old West End parade, head into the galleries to cool down while viewing the collection, or enjoy lunch in the Museum Café. Participants are asked to bring their own mat and bottle of water and to dress in comfortable, stretchy clothing. Monroga is open to all ages. 

Talk: Rebecca Louise Law in Conversation with Halona Norton-Westbrook
June 16: 2 p.m., Peristyle
British artist Rebecca Louise Law discusses her work, including the just completed site-specific installation for TMA called Community, with Director of Curatorial Affairs Halona Norton-Westbrook. 

Flashlight Tours in the Garden
June 21 & 22: 9 p.m., Meet in the Museum Café
See the Museum campus in a whole new light! 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. Before heading into the garden, enjoy a complimentary drink along with appetizers in the Museum Café at 8 p.m. Tour embarks at 9 p.m. Tickets are $23 per person for members, $30 for nonmembers; reserve your spot in advance by calling the information desks at 419-255-8000 ext. 7448 or visit

Talk: Black Swamp Conservancy: Rob Krain and Melanie Coulter, Land Stewardship
June 23: 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. Special guests from the Black Swamp Conservancy will present a free talk on June 23. 


Film: The Moon and Sixpence (1942, 89 minutes)
June 15: 7 p.m., Little Theater
Loosely based on the life of French painter Paul Gauguin, this film by Albert Lewin tells the story of Charles Strickland, a middle-aged London stockbroker who abandons all responsibility to become an artist. He pursues his dream to the extent of leaving his family, betraying his friends and associates, and living a life of unending hedonism in Tahiti. Undeniably brilliant as a painter, Strickland is also a good-for-nothing until he is forced to confront himself on the threshold of death. The Art House Film Series is supported in part by Ann and Joseph Pilkington.

Films in the Great Outdoors: Moonrise Kingdom (2012, 94 minutes)
June 29: 9:15 p.m., Museum Grounds
In this film directed by Wes Anderson, two 12-year-old kids fall in love at a summer camp and run off together into the wilderness, leaving various adults and friends to search for them as a violent storm approaches. Presented in conjunction with Rebecca Louise Law: Community.

Music Performances

It’s Friday Music: Sonia Perez & Omaldo Perez, Villains, Vamps & Vixens: The Sassy Women of Song!
Friday, June 1: 6:30 p.m., Cloister
A musical evening dedicated to the dangerously seductive women of stage and screen we love and love to hate! Songstress Sonia Perez and pianist Omaldo Perez present a musical portrayal of characters and personalities of tougher-than-nails femme fatales in American popular culture.

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. June’s object is an ice cream cone. 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 to see availability and purchase tickets.

June 1: 6, 7 and 8 p.m.
June 2: noon and 4 p.m.
June 8: 6, 7 and 8 p.m.
June 9: noon and 4 p.m.
June 15: 6, 7 and 8 p.m.
June 16: noon and 4 p.m.
June 22: 6, 7 and 8 p.m.
June 23: noon and 4 p.m.
June 29: 6, 7 and 8 p.m.
June 30: noon and 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. 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 Own Project workshops are now available on Thursdays and Sundays. Visit to see availability and purchase tickets.
June 3: 3 p.m.
June 7: 6:30 p.m.
June 10: 3 p.m.
June 14: 6:30 p.m.
June 17: 3 p.m.
June 21: 6:30 p.m.
June 24: 3 p.m.
June 28: 6:30 p.m.

FREE Public Tours

Baby Tour
June 1: 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.

Public Tours: The Art of Seeing Art
June 1, 8, 15 and 29: 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: Quintessentially American
June 2: 1 p.m., Herrick Lobby
Explore the paintings that depict the beauty of American landscapes. 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.

Localeyes Tours
June 14 and 28: 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. Leading the June 14 tour is Barbara Floyd. The June 28 tour will be led by Judy Szor.

Toddler Tour
June 9: 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.

FREE Glassblowing Demonstrations

All demonstrations are in the Glass Pavilion.
June 1: 2, 7 and 8 p.m.
June 2: 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
June 3: 1 and 2 p.m.
June 5: 2 p.m.
June 6: 2 p.m.
June 7: 2 and 8 p.m.
June 8: 2, 7 and 8 p.m.
June 9: 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
June 10: 1 and 2 p.m.
June 12: 2 p.m.
June 13: 2 p.m.
June 14: 2 and 8 p.m.
June 15: 2, 7 and 8 p.m.
June 16: 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
June 17:1 and 2 p.m.
June 19: 2 p.m.
June 20: 2 p.m.
June 21: 2 and 8 p.m.
June 22: 2, 7 and 8 p.m.
June 23: 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
June 24: 1 and 2 p.m.
June 26: 2 p.m.
June 27: 2 p.m.
June 28: 2 and 8 p.m.
June 29: 2, 7 and 8 p.m.
June 30: 1, 2 and 3 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 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30-8 p.m. on Friday and noon-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Family Center on the Move at the Old West End Festival
June 2 and 3: noon-5 p.m.
Join us under the Children’s Tent adjacent to the Glass Pavilion at the Old West End Festival for fun children’s arts activities.

For the Birds!
June 5 and 7: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
June 8:  3:30-8 p.m.
June 9: noon-5 p.m.

Inspired by the exhibition Before Audubon: Alexander Wilson’s Birds of the United States, create a bird, birdfeeder, nest or bird house for your feathered friends. 

Metal Tooling!
June 10: noon-5 p.m.
June 12 and 14: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
June 15:  3:30-8 p.m.
June 16: noon-5 p.m.

Create a work of art using metal sheet and impressing your own design into it using a simple technique. 

First Days of Summer Sunprints
June 17: noon-5 p.m.
June 19 and 21: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
June 22:  3:30-8 p.m.
June 23: noon-5 p.m.

Celebrate the first days of summer using the sun and a special light-sensitive paper. 

Family Center Visiting Artist: M. Saffell Gardner
June 29: 6-7 p.m.
Meet master painter, mixed media artist, muralist, videographer, art historian, curator, lecturer and educator M Saffell Gardner. 

Flower Power!
June 24: noon-5 p.m.
June 26 and 28: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
June 29: 3:30-8 p.m.
June 30: noon-5 p.m.
Celebrate the opening of the installation Community by artist Rebecca Louise Law and create flowers using a wide variety of materials.