Toledo Museum of Art march 2020 Program Highlights

Eye On Art  |  02/13/2020 9:00 am

March 2020 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Continuing Exhibitions

ONE EACH: Still Lifes by Pissarro, Cézanne, Manet & Friends
Through April 12, 2020: Gallery 18
With its solemnity and spontaneity, Camille Pissarro’s Still Life of 1867 is one of the most rewarding and mesmerizing compositions in the collection of the Toledo Museum of Art. ONE EACH: Still Lifes by Pissarro, Cézanne, Manet & Friends is a one-gallery focus exhibition that places this masterpiece in context. The exhibition will feature still lifes by six French painters, all created in a single decade—the 1860s. Included are sterling examples from the hand of Édouard Manet, regarded as the ‘father of modern painting,’ and Paul Cézanne, considered to have been the driving precursor of Cubism, the early 20th-century’s major art movement. Rounding out the group are superb paintings by Claude Monet, Henri Fantin-Latour, and Gustave Courbet. ONE EACH: Still Lifes by Pissarro, Cézanne, Manet & Friends is sponsored by 2020 Exhibition Program Sponsor ProMedica with additional support from the Ohio Arts Council and Galerie Coatalem, Paris, France. Free admission.

Global Conversations: Art in Dialogue
Through April 26, 2020: Levis Gallery
For the past decade, the Toledo Museum of Art has been working to grow and broaden its holdings of global contemporary art. In the spring of 2019, Global Conversations: Art in Dialogue debuted in the Museum’s recently refurbished Levis Gallery. The exhibition features dozens of contemporary works of art that encompass a broad range of media and geographic regions. These works offer visitors the chance to explore the many powerful ways that global artists
engage with issues facing the world in the 21st century, such as identity, migration, and the digital revolution. This exhibition is sponsored by 2020 Exhibition Program Sponsor ProMedica with additional support from the Ohio Arts Council. Free admission.

Yayoi Kusama: Fireflies on the Water
Through April 28, 2020: Canaday Gallery
Over the past several years the Toledo Museum of Art has cultivated an exhibition program that strives to embody a celebration of singular masterworks, a demonstrated commitment to global contemporary art, the promotion of diverse perspectives, and an emphasis placed on multisensory artist projects and installations. All of these elements will be brought together in the Toledo Museum of Art’s special presentation of Yayoi Kusama’s site-specific installation, Fireflies on the Water, made possible through a generous loan from the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Yayoi Kusama’s artistic practice spans seven decades, and her paintings, sculpture, and installations have left an indelible mark on both the art world and 20th- and 21st-century popular culture at large. The unbound creativity and complexity of Kusama’s own psyche has exerted a strong influence on the artist and her practice throughout her life. Fireflies on the Water speaks to Kusama’s ongoing investigation into the relationship between ourselves, the space that we occupy, and the ungraspable concept of infinity. Visitors will be allowed to take part in this site-specific installation that utilizes lights and mirrors to transport viewers to a space that seems endlessly expansive. The Toledo Museum of Art’s presentation of Fireflies on the Water will allow audiences the opportunity to experience Kusama’s unique and singular vision first-hand and afford them the chance to partake in a work that stands as an icon of contemporary visual art, created by one of the most significant contemporary artists of our time.

Yayoi Kusama: Fireflies on the Water is presented by ProMedica with additional support from Shumaker, Loop, & Kendrick, LLC and the Ohio Arts Council. For information about timed tickets for the installation, please visit toledomuseum.org/kusama.

Expanded Views II: Native American Art in Focus
Through Dec. 6: Gallery 29A
The Toledo Museum of Art has recently installed a gallery dedicated to its growing collection of Native American art, both historical and contemporary. The gallery opened in Fall of 2018 with the first iteration of the exhibition Expanded Views: Native American Art in Focus. The new installation builds upon the precedent established in the inaugural display and continues its intention of positioning Native American art as a fundamental area of a re-examined American art history.

Highlights of this new installation include a rotating selection of Navajo textile masterworks, on special loan from the Crane Collection at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. These works have been selected for their incredible beauty, exquisite craftsmanship, and ability to powerfully demonstrate the importance of Navajo textiles as a significant art tradition that warrants inclusion in a broadened understanding of what constitutes American art. Other highlights include pottery, plus a beaded bag and a handwoven basket by contemporary artists, as well as several works of art from the previous installation, including a large-scale work by artist James Lavadour. Expanded Views II: Native American Art in Focus is sponsored by 2020 Exhibition Program Sponsor ProMedica with additional support from the Ohio Arts Council. Free admission.

FREE Special Events and Presentations

Art of the Cut
Sunday, March 1: 3-6 p.m., Peristyle
Inspired by hair shows and fashion runways, the Art of the Cut explores the intersection of art and health, celebrating local Black barbers and their role as artists and community health advocates. Advanced registration is required. Art of the Cut 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. Circle is sponsored in part by ProMedica and HCR ManorCare.

Art Book Club: The Private Lives of the Impressionists by Sue Roe
Book Discussion: Tuesday, March 24: 5:30 p.m., Art Library
Exhibition Tour: Thursday, March 26, 5:30 p.m., Meet in Libbey Court
Join fellow art and book lovers as we explore the lives of the French Impressionists. Four of the artists in this lively group biography are featured in the exhibition ONE EACH: Still Lifes by Pissarro, Cézanne, Manet & Friends. We will follow the discussion with a docent tour of the exhibition.

AIA-Toledo Society Lecture: Prof. Elizabeth Bolman, The White Monastery Federation: Upper Egypt and the Early Byzantine World
Friday, March 27: 7 p.m., Little Theater
The Egyptian monastic abbot Shenoute of Atripe (died AD 465) constructed one of the most significant churches of his day. He did not choose Constantinople or Alexandria as the site for his impressive building, but an arid location at the foot of a desert escarpment in Upper Egypt that is now colloquially called the White Monastery. A few decades after Shenoute’s death, the monks at the closely associated Red Monastery copied his enormous church on a smaller, but still monumental scale. The two monastic churches and their decoration draw on aristocratic and episcopal models as part of a performance of power, asserting the centrality of the ascetic life.

Films

Art House Film: Loving Vincent (2017, 95 minutes)
Saturday, March 28: 2 p.m., Little Theater
Celebrate Van Gogh’s birthday with this screening of “the world’s first fully painted feature film” (
www.lovingvincent.com). In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there. Tickets are $5 for Museum members, $7 for general admission, and $4 for students and military.

Music Performances

FREE Great Performances: Robert Ballinger
Sunday, March 1: 3 p.m., Great Gallery
This recital features pianist Robert Ballinger (Lecturer, Staff Accompanist, and Instructor of Accompanying at the University of Toledo) performing works on piano from Schubert, Brahms, and Scarlatti. Great Performances is supported by the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Fund, the Victoria Majure Souder Program Fund, Hartmann Bogan financial planning, Joseph and Judith Conda, Shaun Coughlan, Carlos A. de Carvalho, Geraldine Mowery, Nancy K. Phlegar, and an anonymous donor.

ProMedica Winter Concert Series: Bassel & The Supernaturals with Wall Music
Thursday, March 5: 7 p.m., Peristyle

Bassel & The Supernaturals tells the story of Bassel Almadani's experience as a first generation Syrian-American using soulful melodies, funk inspired grooves, and captivating lyrics regarding love, loss, and the war in Syria. Deeply inspired by Otis Redding, Bassel uses the stage as a vehicle to engage audiences in over 100 different cities across North America. In addition to performing in major festivals, performance halls, concert series, and clubs - the group works closely with organizations on events and residencies that build awareness and empathy for Syrian refugees. A substantial portion of their proceeds benefit the Karam Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization focused on building a better future for Syria. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $25 for VIP seating. This concert series is co-sponsored by ProMedica.

FREE It’s Friday! Music: Extra Stout
Friday, March 6: 6:30 p.m., GlasSalon
Toledo favorite Extra Stout starts the Irish music countdown to St. Patrick’s Day. 

FREE Great Performances: Beethoven Piano Sonata Cycle
Sunday, March 15: 3 p.m., Great GalleryThis recital series, which continues throughout 2020, features Dr. Robert Satterlee, rofessor of piano at Bowling Green State University, and other pianists performing the complete cycle of Beethoven piano sonatas for Beethoven’s 250th birthday. Pianists featured in this performance include Sheri Iott, Kai-Ya Buskirk, Anthony Pattin, and Michael Boyd. Great Performances is supported by the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Fund, the Victoria Majure Souder Program Fund, Hartmann Bogan financial planning, Joseph and Judith Conda, Shaun Coughlan, Carlos A. de Carvalho, Geraldine Mowery, Nancy K. Phlegar, and an anonymous donor.

ProMedica Winter Concert Series: Birds of Chicago with Oliver Hazard
Thursday, March 26: 7 p.m., Peristyle

Following their incendiary set at Third Man Records, NPR Music named Birds of Chicago one of the Best of Americanafest 2018. The band continues to ride a swell of good mojo that they have enjoyed in the Americana world since their inception in late 2012, with live shows that alternate between moments of hushed attention and wild, rock and soul abandon. With their new album, Love in Wartime, they are set to both confirm that roots world buzz and break on through to a wider audience across the world. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $25 for VIP seating. This concert series is co-sponsored by ProMedica.

FREE Great Performances: University of Toledo Outstanding Student Recital
Sunday, March 29: 3 p.m., Great Gallery
This recital features outstanding student musicians from the University of Toledo Department of Music. Great Performances is supported in part by the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Fund, the Victoria Majure Souder Program Fund, Hartmann Bogan financial planning, Joseph and Judith Conda, Shaun Coughlan, Carlos A. de Carvalho, Geraldine Mowery, Nancy K. Phlegar, and an anonymous donor.

 

FREE Public Tours

FREE Public Tours
Select Fridays: 7-8 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. All tours start at 7 p.m. and meet in Libbey Court.

March 6, 13, 20, 27

FREE Baby Tour
Friday, March 13: 6-7 p.m., Meet in the 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. No advanced registration is required.

FREE Localeyes Tour: Nina Corder
Thursday, March 19: 6 p.m., Meet in Libbey Court
Nina Corder, founder and managing director of Women of Toledo, leads a Localeyes Tour through the TMA galleries with the assistance of a docent. Tour participants meet in Libbey Court at 6 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

Special Workshops

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

Introduction to Painting Workshop
Select Thursdays: 6-9 p.m.
Participants will visit the galleries to observe how modern and contemporary artists in the collection utilize shapes and colors. After learning more about these elements of art, participants in this workshop will explore painting techniques and materials to create a composition. Registration required. Tickets are $25 for Museum members and $30 for nonmembers.

March 5, 19

See, Think, Drink
Friday, March 20: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
This workshop will combine conversation, observation, and sketching exercises to lead participants on a fun and enriching exploration of the Museum through drawing. Participants will receive one drink voucher for beer. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate and have valid ID available the night of the workshop. Registration required. Tickets are $20 for Museum members and $25 for nonmembers.

FREE Drawing in the Galleries
Select Saturdays: 2-3 p.m.
View mesmerizing compositions in the special exhibition, ONE EACH: Still Lifes by Pissarro, Cezanne, Manet & Friends then spend time close looking and sketching your own still life. Drawing in the Galleries is facilitated by an art instructor and all supplies are provided. No experience or registration necessary.

March 7, 21

Art Crawl
Saturday, March 28: 1p.m., Classroom 126
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. Tickets are $5 for a Museum member child, $10 for a nonmember child.


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. March’s object is a glass chili pepper. 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.

March 6: 6, 7, and 8 p.m.
March 7: noon, 4 p.m.
March 13: 6, 7, and 8 p.m.
March 14: noon, 4 p.m.
March 20: 6, 7, and 8 p.m.
March 21: noon, 4 p.m.
March 27: 6, 7, and 8 p.m.
March 28: 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. Open to Museum members and nonmembers alike, 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, blown ornament, confetti paperweight, donut, flower, fortune cookie, mushroom, or pumpkin. Visit tickets.toledomuseum.org to see availability and purchase tickets.

March 1: 3 p.m.
March 5: 6:30 p.m.
March 8: 3 p.m.
March 12: 6:30 p.m.
March 15: 3 p.m.
March 19: 6:30 p.m.
March 22: 3 p.m.
March 26: 6:30 p.m.
March 29: 3 p.m.

FREE Glassblowing Demonstrations

All demonstrations are in the Glass Pavilion. Glassblowing demonstrations are sponsored by O-I.

March 1: 1 and 2 p.m.
March 3: 2 p.m.
March 4: 2 p.m.
March 5: 2 and 8 p.m.
March 6: 2, 7, and 8 p.m.
March 7: 1, 2, and 3 p.m.
March 8: 1 and 2 p.m.
March 10: 2 p.m.
March 11: 2 p.m.
March 12: 2 and 8 p.m.
March 13: 2, 7, and 8 p.m.
March 14: 1, 2, and 3 p.m.
March 15: 1 and 2 p.m.
March 17: 2 p.m.
March 18: 2 p.m.
March 19: 2 and 8 p.m.
March 20: 2, 7, and 8 p.m.
March 21: 1, 2, and 3 p.m.
March 22: 1 and 2 p.m.
March 24: 2 p.m.
March 25: 2 p.m.
March 26: 2 and 8 p.m.
March 27: 2, 7, and 8 p.m.
March 28: 1, 2, and 3 p.m.
March 29: 1 and 2 p.m.
March 31: 2 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. The Family Center is supported in part by Mercy Health, the TMA Ambassadors, and The Andersons, Inc.

Paper Snowflakes!
March 1: noon-5 p.m.
March 3 and 5: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
March 6:  3:30–8 p.m.
March 7: noon-5 p.m.
Inspired by the weather outside and images in the collection, create your own paper snowflake.

Shiny Stars and Moonlit Skies!
March 8: noon-5 p.m.
March 10 and 12: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
March 13: 3:30–8 p.m.
March 14: noon-5 p.m.
Experiment with a wide variety of materials to create reflections seen in the nighttime sky inspired by works in the TMA collection and the exhibition Yayoi Kusama: Fireflies on the Water.

Color Wheel!
March 15: noon-5 p.m.
March 17 and 19: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
March 20:  3:30–8 p.m.
March 21: noon-5 p.m.
Explore the primary and secondary colors on the color wheel and create your own color wheel using a wide variety of supplies.

First Day of Spring!
March 22: noon-5 p.m.
March 24 and 26: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
March 27:  3:30–8 p.m.
March 28: noon-5 p.m.
Celebrate the first days of spring by strolling through the galleries in search of flowers and other signs that spring is in the air. Create your own bouquet using a wide variety of supplies.

Visiting Artist: Amy Pollman
Friday, March 27: 6-7 p.m.
Meet local artist and educator Amy Pollman. She uses found object/nontraditional materials to create collages, assemblages, and installations.

Slow Art!
March 29: noon-5 p.m.
March 31 and April 2: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Celebrate Slow Art Day on April 4 by creating a work of art using deep breathing and slow movements.

 



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