Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights December 2018

Eye On Art  |  12/17/2018 9:00 am

January 2019 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

HOLIDAY HOURS
OPEN: Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019

Continuing Exhibitions

Frans Hals Portraits: A Family Reunion
Through Jan. 6, 2019: Levis Gallery

This exhibition is the first devoted to the family portraiture of Frans Hals (1582/83–1666), one of the foremost painters of the Dutch Golden Age. Organized by the Toledo Museum of Art and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium in Brussels, the exhibition was prompted by the Toledo Museum of Art’s acquisition in 2011 of Frans Hals’s Van Campen Family Portrait in a Landscape, as well as the recent conservation of Brussels’ Three Children of the Van Campen Family. These two works originally formed one composition, separated for unknown reasons likely in the late 18th century or early 19th century. The exhibition reunites the sections of the Toledo/Brussels painting along with a third fragment from a private collection, where it will be shown with the three other family portraits painted by the artist. The exhibition will travel to Brussels following its Toledo debut. Frans Hals Portraits: A Family Reunion is supported in part by Taylor Cadillac, Key Bank, Mosser Construction, and the Ohio Arts Council with additional support from 2018 Exhibition Program 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.

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. 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 admission.

Expanded Views: Native American Art in Focus
Through April 28, 2019: Gallery 29A

Over the past several years the Museum has been working to build up its collection of Native American works of art, both historical and contemporary. Expanded Views: Native American Art in Focus features the new acquisitions in this area and presents a large-scale work by artist James Lavadour, on loan for this exhibition. Works as diverse as a traditional Acoma Manta and Cherokee tipi cover will be shown together with contemporary works by Lavadour and artists Wendy Red Star and Marie Watt. Additionally, a select number of paintings from the Museum’s established American paintings collection will be shown as part of the installation. Free admission.

Special Events and Presentations

The Great Art Escape

Join us for the final day of the Great Art Escape. The Toledo Museum of Art comes alive during its annual winter celebration The Great Art Escape. Bring family and friends to celebrate the season with a diverse array of events and Toledo and regional performance groups from Toledo that fill the galleries, Glass Pavilion, and Peristyle from Dec. 26 to 30, and Jan. 1. The Great Art Escape is sponsored in part by Taylor Cadillac.

Giant Chess
Tuesday, Jan. 1: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Great Gallery

Bring along family, friends and try to checkmate among the grandest works of art. Created in the Family Center by Justin Overholt with the help from Jones Leadership Academy Chess Club, Family Center Visitors and other community members.

Drawing in the Galleries
Tuesday, Jan. 1: noon-2 p.m., Throughout Museum

Using the TMA Collection as inspiration, join us as we draw in the galleries. Facilitated by an art instructor, all drawing supplies provided. No experience necessary. All ages welcome!

Dutch Organ Concert: Charlotte Mariasy
Tuesday, Jan. 1: 1 p.m., Gallery 24

Glassblowing Demonstrations
Tuesday, Jan. 1: 1, 2, and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion

(Re)New Year's Day
Tuesday, Jan. 1: 2 p.m., GlasSalon

Celebrate (Re)New Year's Day by participating in a one-of-a-kind experience inspired by art, yoga, movement, and meditation. Then, meet and mingle in the GlasSalon to enjoy refreshing, locally-sourced beverages and design your own Vision Board. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. (Re)New Year's Day is presented by Circle, the Toledo Museum of Art's affinity group dedicated to inclusive and innovative programming that engages new audiences with the Museum. This event is free, but registration is encouraged.

Community Program: Holly Hey, The Garden Project
Thursday, Jan. 3: 7 p.m., Levis Gallery

Filmmaker Holly Hey, professor and head of film at the University of Toledo Department of Theatre and Film, shares her thirty-minute autobiographical film about what gardens are, what gardens do, and what gardens tell us about being human.  In the conversation that follows the screening, Hey will invite audience members to share family canning recipes. In conjunction with the exhibition Frans Hals Portraits: A Family Reunion, this program is a collaboration with the University of Toledo Department of Theatre and Film and College of Arts and Letters.

Tour: Lawrence W. Nichols, Frans Hals Portraits: A Family Reunion
Sunday, Jan. 6: 3 p.m., Levis Gallery

Lawrence W. Nichols, the William Hutton Senior Curator, European and American Painting and Sculpture before 1900, will tour the exhibition. An exhibition ticket is required. Admission to Frans Hals Portraits: A Family Reunion is free for Museum members and $10 for nonmembers. Discounts for seniors, military personnel, students, and children are available.

AIA-Toledo Society Lecture: Dr. Kathleen Lynch, The Ancient Athenian Symposium: Wine Drinking and the Birth of Democracy
Friday, Jan. 18: 7 p.m., Little Theater

We usually associate the Greek Symposium, an all-male wine drinking party, with elite men, but something surprising happens around 500 BC in Athens. A sudden increase in the number of painted pottery in Athenian houses makes it clear that many more men were participating in symposia. This lavishly illustrated talk will make a case that the new Athenian democracy, with its newly enfranchised voters, used the small group environment of the symposium to form bonds that support the success of the radical new governance structure. Wine and politics do mix! This lecture is presented by the Archaeological Institute of America—Toledo Society and the Toledo Museum of Art.

Art Book Club: Maria: The Potter of San Ildefonso by Alice Marriott
Book Discussion: Tuesday, Jan. 22: 5:30 pm, TMA Library
Gallery Tour: Thursday, Jan. 24: 5:30 pm, Libbey Court

Join fellow art and book lovers as we read and discuss the captivating story of master Pueblo potter María Martínez who revived the ancient Pueblo craft of pottery-making.  The accompanying tour on Jan. 24 will visit the exhibition Expanded Views: Native American Art in Focus which includes a newly acquired blackware jar by Martinez.

GAPP Artist Talk: Rebecca Louise Law
Friday, Jan. 25: 7 p.m., GlasSalon

Following the de-installation of Community, Rebecca Louise Law will take part in a Guest Artist Pavilion Project (GAPP) residency Jan. 21-31, 2019. During her GAPP residency, Law will be engaging with the Glass Studio team on experimental work involving the dust, the dried, floral fragments she collects from her installations. Law will explore several different techniques that will all her to incorporate the material with glass to create a 360-degree viewing opportunity. During this artist talk, Law will discuss her current body of work and her experience working the Toledo Museum of Art’s hot shop.

Yoga at TMA: Monroga
Saturday, Jan. 26: 10:30 a.m., GlasSalon
Monroga moves to the GlasSalon. There will be a maximum of 50 participants in this event. Tickets will be available at toledomuseum.org.

Films

Families on Film: Monsoon Wedding (2001, 1h 54m, R)
Saturday, Jan. 5: 2 p.m., Little Theater

Cultures and families clash in Mira Nair’s exuberant Monsoon Wedding, a mix of comedy and chaotic melodrama concerning the preparations for the arranged marriage of a modern upper-middle-class Indian family’s only daughter. Despite numerous complications that ensue, Nair’s celebration is ultimately joyful and cathartic: a love song to her home city of Delhi and her own Punjabi family. Tickets are $5 for Museum members and $7 for nonmembers. Families on Film is presented in collaboration with the University of Toledo Department of Theatre and Film and College of Arts and Letters.

Art House Film: Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2014, 1 hour, 25 minutes, PG)
Friday, Jan. 11: 7 p.m., Little Theater

The Prophet tells the story of exiled artist and poet Mustafa, who embarks on a journey home with his housekeeper and her daughter. Together the trio must evade the authorities who fear that the truth in Mustafa’s words will incite rebellion. Steve Hanson, founder of Hanson Inc. and executive producer for The Prophet, will introduce the film and share an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the nine-year journey to make this enchanting, feature-length animated adaptation of the classic novel by Kahlil Gibran.

Music Performances

FREE It’s Friday! Music: The AntiVillains
Friday, Jan. 4: 6:30-8:30 p.m., GlasSalon

Join local favorites the AntiVillains for their fourth annual celebration of the New Year. Friday evening hours are made possible by Fifth Third Bank. A cash bar will be available.

FREE Great Performances: Heidi Clausius, Nocturnes
Sunday, Jan. 13: 3 p.m., Great Gallery

Pianist Heidi Clausius performs nocturnes by Chopin, Faure, Field, Rachmaninoff, and Scriabin. Great Performances is supported in part by the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Fund.

Great Performances: André Mehmari Trio
Sunday, Jan. 20: 3 p.m., GlasSalon

Brazilian pianist and composer André Mehmari returns to TMA with his trio featuring Mehmari on piano, Neymar Dias on double bass, and Sérgio Reze on drums. Tickets are $10 for Museum members, $15 for nonmembers and $7.50 for students and military personnel. Great Performances is supported in part by the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Fund.

Wine by the Glass Pavilion

Enjoy four wines and paired hors d’oeuvres from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. during It’s Friday! at the Toledo Museum of Art. Tickets are $25 Museum members and $40 nonmembers, plus tax.

Jan. 11: Ciao Bella! Italian Wines
Jan. 18: All Mixed Up: The Best of Blends
Jan. 25: Roaming with the Rothschilds: Select Rothschild Wines

Public Tours

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

Baby Tours
Friday, Jan. 4: 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 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.

Jan. 4 and 11

Localeyes
Thursday, Jan. 10: 6 p.m., 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. Featured guest is writer and voice over artist Jordan Killam.

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. January’s object is a snowstorm paperweight. 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.

Jan. 18: 6, 7, and 8 p.m.
Jan. 19: noon and 4 p.m.
Jan. 25: 6 p.m.

Glass Art Workshop: Pick Your Project

Pick Your Project 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.

Jan. 17: 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 20: 3 p.m.
Jan. 24: 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 31: 6:30 p.m.

FREE Glassblowing Demonstrations

All demonstrations are in the Glass Pavilion.

Jan. 1: 1, 2, and 3 p.m.
Jan. 16: 2 p.m.
Jan. 17: 2 and 8 p.m.
Jan. 18: 2, 7, and 8 p.m.
Jan. 19: 1, 2, and 3 p.m.
Jan. 20: 1 and 2 p.m.
Jan. 22: 2 p.m.
Jan. 23: 2 p.m.
Jan. 24: 2 and 8 p.m.
Jan. 25: 2 and 8 p.m.
Jan. 26: 2 p.m.
Jan. 27: 2 p.m.
Jan. 29: 2 p.m.
Jan. 30: 2 p.m.
Jan. 31: 8 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.

Ring in the New Year!

Jan. 1: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Jan. 3: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Jan. 4: 3:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Jan. 5: noon-5 p.m.

Create a 2019 calendar using your favorite images of the TMA collection.

Flower Mobile!

Jan. 6: noon-5 p.m.
Jan. 8 and 10: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Jan. 11:  3:30-8 p.m.
Jan. 12: noon-5 p.m.

Catch the last days of the Rebecca Louise Law Exhibition: Community and create a flower mobile that you can hang in your house.

Landscapes!

Jan. 13: noon-5 p.m.
Jan. 15 and 17: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Jan. 18: 3:30-8 p.m.
Jan. 19: noon-5 p.m.

Explore the exhibition Expanded Views: Native American Art in Focus and create a mountain scape or landscape like the those depicted.

MLK Day Mural!

Jan. 20: noon-5 p.m.
Jan. 22 and 24: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Jan. 25:  3:30-8 p.m.
Jan. 26: noon-5 p.m.

Celebrate Martin Luther King’s Bday and add your piece to our MLK Mural.

Family Center Visiting Artist: Mary Gaynier

Jan. 25: 6-7 p.m.

Join local artist Mary Gaynier as she leads us in a snow monster-themed activity using a wide variety of supplies.

Let it Snow!

Jan. 27: noon-5p.m.
Jan. 29 and 31: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Inspired by the weather outside your window and works of art in the collection, create a wintery work of art.



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