Toledo Museum of Art October 2019 Program Highlights

Eye On Art  |  09/17/2019 9:00 am

October 2019 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Exhibition Openings

Anila Quayyum Agha: Between Light and Shadow
Oct. 19, 2019-Feb. 9, 2020: Galleries 4, 5, and 9
The Toledo Museum of Art presents three gallery-sized installations by Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha that create awe-inspiring spaces from intricate patterns of light and shadow, evoking the sacred while also raising questions of exclusion and belonging. Taking the form of a small house, This is Not a Refuge! 2 provokes conversation about the loss of family and land due to displacement and resettlement. Based on the octahedron and tetrahedron geometric shapes, The Greys in Between is inspired by Islamic architectural motifs found in communal spaces like mosques and historic sites. Agha, who was born in Lahore, Pakistan, won top honors at ArtPrize 2014, the international art competition held in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her ArtPrize entry, Intersections, is the first work to capture both the Public and Juried Grand Prizes and will complete the presentation of Agha’s work in Toledo. Tickets are free for Museum members and $12 for nonmembers, with discounts for seniors, college students, military, and youth ages 5 to 17. Children 4 and younger receive free admission to the exhibition. Anila Quayyum Agha: Between Light and Shadow is sponsored by KeyBank, the TMA Ambassadors and the Ohio Arts Council with additional support from 2019 Exhibition Program Sponsor ProMedica.

Continuing Exhibitions

“Everything Is Rhythm”: Mid-Century Art & Music
Through Feb. 23, 2020: New Media Gallery
Following on the success of Sights & Sounds: Art, Nature, and the Senses (July 21, 2018-Feb. 24, 2019), the next installation of the New Media gallery once again highlights a multisensory experience, this time focused on an exploration of the relationship between art and music. Jointly curated by Halona Norton-Westbrook, director of Curatorial Affairs, and Scott Boberg, manager of Programs and Audience Engagement, the exhibition features 20th-century abstract paintings from the Museum’s collection, each paired with a carefully selected musical composition that resonates with it in some way. Presented together, the art and music engage visitors in a multisensory way that simultaneously engenders close looking, contemplation, and a consideration of the connection between visual and auditory art forms. “Everything Is Rhythm”: Mid-Century Art & Music is sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council, additional support from 2019 Exhibition Program Sponsor ProMedica, and a gift from the estate of Rachel Merrill. Free admission.

Global Conversations: Art in Dialogue
Through March 8, 2020: Levis Gallery

Over the past several years, the Toledo Museum of Art has been working to grow and broaden its holdings of global contemporary art. Global Conversations: Art in Dialogue, installed in the recently refurbished Levis Gallery, features dozens of contemporary works of art that encompass a broad range of media and geographic regions. These works offer visitors the chance explore the many powerful ways that artists engage with issues facing the world in the twenty-first century, such as identity, migration, and the digital revolution. Global Conversations: Art in Dialogue is sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council with additional support from 2019 Exhibition Program Sponsor ProMedica. Free admission.

FREE Special Events and Presentations

Glass Press Lectures and Demonstrations
Friday, Oct. 4: 10-11:15 a.m., GlasSalon
Artist and Ball State University professor Jennifer Scanlan will host a lecture with her student team. They will be demonstrating the working characteristics surrounding a mechanical hand press that is being donated by Libbey Glass. Glass Press demos will follow the lecture. This is in conjunction with Sculpture X, a teaching and networking resource aimed at promoting collaboration among art teaching institutions within the region and to increase appreciation of visual arts programs of sculpture in its broadest meaning.

Masters Series: Conversation with Artist Larry Poons and Director of Curatorial Affairs Halona Norton-Westbrook
Thursday, Oct. 10: 6 p.m., Peristyle
Painter Larry Poons will discuss his work, the contemporary art market, and the Museum’s recent acquisition of Tantrum II, the centerpiece of the exhibition “Everything Is Rhythm” Mid-Century Art & Music, the title of which is drawn from a quote by the artist. Poons is featured in the 2018 HBO documentary The Price of Everything, which will be screened in the Little Theater on Friday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. 

Library & Archives Unshelved: Art Education
Thursday, Oct. 17: 6-7:30 p.m., Art Library
Head librarian Alison Huftalen and archivist Julie McMaster will host a display from the Art Reference Library’s collections of books and archival materials that tell the story of art education at the Museum and beyond. Please join us for a personalized encounter with the collections.

Artist Talk: Anila Quayyum Agha
Saturday, Oct. 19: 2 p.m., Little Theater
Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha discusses her work with Diane Wright, TMA’s senior curator of glass and decorative arts, on the occasion of the new TMA exhibition Anila Quayyum Agha: Between Light and Shadow

AIA-Toledo Society Lecture: Peter Wood, Missing the Boat: Ancient Dugout Canoes in the Mississippi-Missouri Watershed
Friday, Oct. 25: 7 p.m., Little Theater
Dugout canoes are by far the oldest and most enduring form of water transportation that humans have devised. When archaeologists discuss the great Mississippian site at Cahokia near East St. Louis, a crucial piece of the puzzle still seems to be missing. In recent years, dugout canoes dating back hundreds of years and measuring more than 30 feet in length have been recovered from the banks of tributary streams. This illustrated talk explores how long such boats were in use, why they disappeared, and why they are so difficult to find.

Films

FREE Art House Film: The Price of Everything (2018, 1 hour, 38 minutes, not rated)
Friday, Oct. 11: 7 p.m., Little Theater
Exploring the labyrinth of the contemporary art world, The Price of Everything examines the role of art and artistic passion in today’s money-driven, consumer-based society. Featuring collectors, dealers, auctioneers and a rich range of artists, including Jeff Koons, Gerhard Richter, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, and Larry Poons, the film exposes deep contradictions as it holds a mirror up to contemporary values and times, coaxing out the dynamics at play in pricing the priceless.

Sound of Silents Film: The Phantom of the Opera (1925, 78 minutes, not rated)
Thursday, Oct. 31: 7 p.m., Peristyle
A forerunner of the American horror film, and one of the most lavish productions of the silent cinema, The Phantom of the Opera has inspired countless remakes and imitations. But none of its successors can rival the mesmerizing blend of romance and mystery that haunts every frame of the Lon Chaney original. This program features Stephen Warner playing TMA’s historic Skinner organ. Tickets are $5 for Museum members, $7 for nonmembers, and $4 for students and military.

FREE Music Performances

It’s Friday! Music: Lori Lefevre Quartet
Friday, Oct. 4: 6:30 p.m., Cloister
Toledo-based jazz singer Lori Lefevre returns to TMA for a performance with her quartet.


Great Performances: Judy Dye, The Music of Richard Rodgers
Sunday, Oct. 6: 3 p.m., GlasSalon
Singer Judy Dye performs classic works from the songbook of Richard Rodgers in a program that demonstrates how his music changed with his primary lyricists, Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein. Dye will be accompanied by Tom Szor on piano. Great Performances is supported in part by the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Fund, Hartmann & Associates, Joseph and Judith Conda, Shaun Coughlan, Carlos A. de Carvalho, Geraldine Mowery, Nancy K. Phlegar, and an anonymous donor.

Great Performances: Kristian Nyquist, Harpsichord
Sunday, Oct. 13: 3 p.m., GlasSalon
This recital features harpsichordist Kristian Nyquist performing the De Falla Harpsichord Concerto as well as a new work by Ann Arbor composer Braxton Blake. Both works feature harpsichord with flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, and cello. Great Performances is supported in part by the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Fund, Hartmann & Associates, Joseph and Judith Conda, Shaun Coughlan, Carlos A. de Carvalho, Geraldine Mowery, Nancy K. Phlegar, and an anonymous donor.

Great Performances: David Friend, Piano
Sunday, Oct. 20: 3 p.m., Great Gallery
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Everything Is Rhythm”: Mid-Century Art & Music, this special Great Performance features pianist David Friend performing John Cage’s groundbreaking masterwork Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano (1946-48). Included in the exhibition is a pairing of Friend performing this work with the painting Number 1, 1951 by artist Ad Reinhardt. Great Performances is supported in part by the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Fund, Hartmann & Associates, Joseph and Judith Conda, Shaun Coughlan, Carlos A. de Carvalho, Geraldine Mowery, Nancy K. Phlegar, and an anonymous donor.

Great Performances: University of Toledo Voice Faculty Recital
Sunday, Oct. 27: 3 p.m., Great Gallery
This recital features voice faculty members from the University of Toledo Department of Music. Great Performances is supported in part by the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Fund, Hartmann & Associates, Joseph and Judith Conda, Shaun Coughlan, Carlos A. de Carvalho, Geraldine Mowery, Nancy K. Phlegar, and an anonymous donor.

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 Glass Pavilion. Tickets are $25 Museum members, $40 nonmembers, and $12 a single glass plus tax.

Oct. 11: Pinot Party: Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, & Not a Pinot
Oct. 18: Roaming the Rhône: Northern & Southern Valley Wines
Oct. 25: Bountiful Blends: Mixed Up Grapes

Public Tours

Public Tour

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. 4, 11, 18, 25

Baby Tour
Friday, Oct. 11: 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.

Localeyes Tour: Equality Toledo
Thursday, Oct. 17: 6 p.m., Meet in Libbey Court
Members of Equality Toledo partner with a TMA docent to guide a tour of art that has personally inspired them.

Flashlight Tours
Thursday, Oct. 24: 9:15 p.m., Meet in the Little Theater
Friday, Oct. 25: 9:15 p.m., Meet in the Little Theater
Saturday, Oct. 36: 5:15 p.m., Meet in the Little Theater
Thursday, Oct. 31: 9:15 p.m., Meet in the Little Theater
Explore the mysteries of the Museum in this one-hour tour through TMA’s darkened galleries and secret spaces and places. Tickets are $20 for Museum members, $25 for nonmembers, and $10 for students and military.

Special Workshops

More class offerings can be found at toledomuseum.org/education/classes.

Art Crawl
Friday, Oct. 4: 6-7 p.m., Classroom 137
$7/member child, $10/nonmember child
Explore the galleries and watch your child respond to large colorful paintings, then get messy in the studio with baby-friendly art materials. Parents and caregivers with infants up to 18 months are welcome. Art Crawls are facilitated by an art instructor and participants should bring clothes that can be stained. Registration is required.

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. October’s object is pumpkins. 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. 4: 6, 7, and 8 p.m.
Oct. 5: noon and 4 p.m.
Oct. 11: 6, 7, and 8 p.m.
Oct. 12: noon and 4 p.m.
Oct. 18: 6, 7, and 8 p.m.
Oct. 19: noon and 4 p.m.
Oct. 25: 6, 7, and 8 p.m.
Oct. 26: noon and 4 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. Tickets are $42 for members and $52 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. 3: 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 6: 3 p.m.
Oct. 10: 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 13: 3 p.m.
Oct. 17: 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 20: 3 p.m.
Oct. 24: 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 27: 3 p.m.
Oct. 31: 6:30 p.m.

FREE Glassblowing Demonstrations

All demonstrations are in the Glass Pavilion.

Oct. 1: 2 p.m.
Oct. 2: 2 p.m.
Oct. 3: 2 and 8 p.m.
Oct. 4: 2, 7, and 8 p.m.
Oct. 5: 1, 2, and 3 p.m.
Oct. 6: 1 and 2 p.m.
Oct. 8: 2 p.m.
Oct. 9: 2 p.m.
Oct. 10: 2 and 8 p.m.
Oct. 11: 2, 7, and 8 p.m.
Oct. 12: 1, 2, and 3 p.m.
Oct. 13: 1 and 2 p.m.
Oct. 15: 2 p.m.
Oct. 16: 2 p.m.
Oct. 17: 2 and 8 p.m.
Oct. 18: 2, 7, and 8 p.m.
Oct. 19: 1, 2, and 3 p.m.
Oct. 20: 1 and 2 p.m.
Oct. 22: 2 p.m.
Oct. 23: 2 p.m.
Oct. 24: 2 and 8 p.m.
Oct. 25: 2, 7, and 8 p.m.
Oct. 26: 1, 2, and 3 p.m.
Oct. 27: 1 and 2 p.m.
Oct. 29: 2 p.m.
Oct. 30: 2 p.m.
Oct. 31: 2 and 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.

Felt and Fabric!
Oct. 1 and 3: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Oct. 4: 3:30-8 p.m.
Oct. 5: noon-5 p.m.
Inspired by works of art in the exhibition Global Conversations: Art in Dialogue, create a work of art using felt and fabric.

Stamps!
Oct. 6: noon-5 p.m.
Oct. 8 and 10: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Oct. 11: 3:30-8 p.m.
Oct. 12: noon-5 p.m.
Discover how artists have used stamping techniques in a variety of ways and create your own work of art using stamps and ink.

Puzzle Portraits!
Oct. 13: noon-5 p.m.
Oct. 15 and 17: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Oct. 18: 3:30-8 p.m.
Oct. 19: noon-5 p.m.
Search the Museum collection for portraits and create your own portrait puzzle.

Weaving!
Oct. 20: noon-5 p.m.
Oct. 22 and 24: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Oct. 25: 3:30-8 p.m.
Oct. 26: noon-5 p.m.
Discover the many tapestries hanging in the galleries and create your own work of art using a variety of weaving techniques.

*Family Center Visiting Artist: Toledo Area Weaver’s Guild
Friday, Oct. 25: 6-7 p.m.
Learn simple weaving and spinning methods using everyday materials. Weave a belt, twist yarns to make rope, create a pouch or make a decorative piece. Looms will be made from straws, cardboard or paper. Try spinning on a drop spindle and weaving on a table loom.



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