July Events at the Toledo Museum of Art

Posted Jun 11th, 2008 by Sara Stacy  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Toledo.com


Through January 4, 2009 | Glass Pavilion
Arts of Fire
Explore a hot new installation in the Glass Pavilion. These works of glass, metal, and ceramic from our collection illustrate how artists use heat, fire, and finesse to transform “molten” into “marvelous.”

Through July 6 | Community Gallery
Continuing Tradition: Celebrating Juneteenth
Our fourth annual Juneteenth Celebration is just around the corner, and the excitement builds early as we present this exhibition of works by local African American artists, featuring paintings, photography, collage, textiles, sculpture, and much more.

Through September 7 | Canaday Gallery
Collecting at Winterthur: Henry Francis du Pont’s American Vision
An astute connoisseur and collector, Henry Francis du Pont chronicled American history through fine and decorative arts of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.
Organized by Winterthur Museum & Country Estate, Wilmington, Delaware

Through October 10, 2008 | Works on Paper Galleries
Inner Space
Explore the intimacy of interior spaces and what goes on inside them in this new exhibition of works on paper drawn from our collection. Inner Space focuses on the settings in works of art–from domestic to religious to public–that bear out scenes of daily life from the 17th century to contemporary times. Take an “inside look” at this selection of prints, photographs, and books from both Europe and Asia, free at your Museum.

July 18-October 5| Gallery 18
Species Nova: Paintings by Isabella Kirkland
Born in 1954, Isabella Kirkland grew up in Richmond, VA. She attended Guilford College, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the San Francisco Art Institute. She was also, for a time, the only licensed female taxidermist in New York City. Kirkland creates lushly painted still lifes of plants and animals. Each plant or animal is carefully researched and studied. All are painted at life-size to ensure accuracy of scale. Each picture takes a year or more to complete, depending on the subject matter. Evocative of Dutch still life paintings, Kirkland’s works are not merely beautiful, they also explore the intersection between art and science. An earlier series brought together species of plants and animals either extinct or endangered. Nova concentrates on examining recently discoveredspecies – whether found in wilds of the world’s remaining rainforests or in our own backyards.

Fridays, July 11 & 25
Afternoon Tea
noon-5 p.m. | Green Room
Extend your Winterthur experience with afternoon tea. Choose a hot tea selection from our menu, as well as delicate finger sandwiches, bite size scones, miniature biscotti, and assorted petit fours for the perfect mid-afternoon repast. Tea service is $18 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Call 419-254-5771, extension 7432, for reservations. Private teas are also available for groups of 20 or more.
July 11, 18, & 25

Playing with Fire
6-8 p.m. | Glass Pavilion
Gather your friends, and kick off the weekend right: get creative with glass, take a break at the bar, and then watch how the professionals do it. Your evening begins with a two-hour glass workshop of your choice, followed by live flameworking demonstrations in the Glass Pavilion open-air lounge, where you can enjoy wine or beer from the cash bar. The evening really heats up at 9 p.m., when our glassblowers fan the flames to create works of art before your eyes.
Workshops are $40 per member and $50 per nonmember. Space is limited, so call 419-254-5080 today for your reservation or drop in. Choose from: Pulling Glass Flowers [6:30-8:30 p.m.] (9GH841) Making Cocktail Swizzle Stix [6-8 p.m.] (9GF881) Art Inspired Glass Tiles [6-8 p.m.] (9GM221)

Friday, July 11
Gallery Talk: When’s the Right Time to Acquire Work by a Contemporary Artist?
7 p.m. | Libbey Court
Amy Gilman, associate curator of modern and contemporary art, discusses the
decision to acquire Julian Schnabel’s painting, Portrait of a Freedom Fighter.

Friday, July 18
Hands-on Activity: Getting Framed
7-9 p.m. | Libbey Court
Artists and curators think about what frames are best for a work of art. Using
postcards of works in the TMA collection, create your own frame. Then visit the
galleries, find the work of art, and see if you like the choice that was made.

Friday, July 18
Gallery Talk: Frame Fit
7 p.m. | Libbey Court
Is the frame around a painting the right one? Join Jeff Boyer, conservation
technical assistant, for a gallery talk that reviews frames that needed work or

Friday, July 25
Opening Reception
6-8 p.m. | Community Gallery
Join us for light refreshments to celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions in the Community Gallery: Creative Energy: Scientific Sculpture from Toledo Technology Academy and Photo Finish: Architectural Excellence in Toledo.
Friday, July 25
Presentation: Creating a Sense of Place: Art, Architecture, and Nature
at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
7:30 p.m. | Little Theater
Henry Francis du Pont founded Winterthur Museum & Country Estate in order to share his passion for American decorative arts with the public. Similarly driven by a passion for American fine art, Alice Walton is creating the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Executive Director Robert G. Workman takes you behind the scenes with stories about the planning, organization, construction, and implementation of this new museum dedicated to American art and artists.

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