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January 2010 Programs Toledo Museum of Art

Posted Dec 15th, 2009 by Teri Sharp  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Toledo.com

 

Continuing Exhibitions

LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel
Through Jan. 3, Canaday Gallery
For centuries, sequential imagery has served as a direct and efficient means of communicating ideas and information. From the cave paintings of early man to the hieroglyphics of ancient Egypt and the ceiling of the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, pictures, when linked to convey an overarching narrative, have a unique ability to teach and inspire. LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel examines the history, diversity and tremendous popularity of this growing modern-day phenomenon, considered by many to be a comics renaissance. Graphic novels (think comic books for grownups) explore topics ranging from the heart-wrenching to the thought-provoking to the risqué. Organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass., LitGraphic features more than 146 artworks by 24 contemporary graphic novelists and historic practitioners of this ever-evolving art form. Free admission.

Storybook Stars: Award-Winning Illustrations from the Mazza Collection
Through Jan. 31, Works on Paper Galleries
Storybook Stars features 75 enchanting illustrations from artists who have won major and important awards for their work in children’s books. Visit the delightful characters and worlds of artists such as Maurice Sendak, Eric Carle, Arnold Lobel and Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss). Most of the illustrations were selected from more than 3,000 works in the collection of the Dr. Jerry J. Mallett Institute’s Mazza Museum at the University of Findlay. Founded in 1982, the Mazza is the largest teaching museum devoted to literacy and the art of children’s picture books in the world. Free admission.

Chihuly Toledo! Glass Works by Dale Chihuly from the TMA Collection
Extended through Feb. 7, Glass Pavilion
Dale Chihuly has had a long relationship with Toledo, grounded in the studio glass movement born nearly 50 years ago with the legendary “Toledo Workshops” at the Toledo Museum of Art. In 1970, the Seattle native was invited here to showcase his creations in a study of contemporary art glass. His contributions have been part of Toledo’s studio glass tradition ever since. Now the Museum offers a fresh and intimate look at Chihuly’s work in its own collection. Rarely seen works by the famed glass artist include sketches and work from his early years. Free admission.

Word Play
Through Feb. 7, 2010, Gallery 18
We are all familiar with the way words can transport us to fanciful places, flesh out fictional characters or even bring long-ago historical events to life. Many visual artists try to activate viewers’ imaginations in much the same way—not by depicting the recognizable, but by incorporating language to invoke imagery in the viewer’s mind. Word Play draws from the Toledo Museum of Art’s permanent collection—focusing on works produced in the last 50 years—to examine the stimulating linkage between text and contemporary art. Free admission.

Paris: City of Art
Through March 14, Hitchcock and Stevens Galleries
Art history students at the University of Toledo selected objects from TMA’s collection depicting Paris and the work of Parisian artists. Students curated this show with guidance from UT faculty and TMA curatorial and exhibition staff. Free admission.

New Exhibition Openings

Monday Morning Painters
Jan. 22 – March 7, Community Galleries
Established in 1958, the Monday Morning Painters is a group of dedicated professional artists who meet each Monday to paint together each using a favorite medium such as watercolor, acrylic, oil or pastel. Their subjects feature scenic locations in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Many of the 30 members have earned top regional and national honors for painting.

Self Portraits
Jan. 29 – March 1, Community Galleries
After a three-day workshop with TMA, the young women of the Lucas County Juvenile Detention Center were given the tools to create self-portraits. The girls were inspired by portraits done by artist Amedeo Modigliani and worked to emulate his artistic style and use of color, which was earthy and muted, yet rich. Modigliani’s portrait of Paul Gillaume can be found in Gallery 7.

Also this month:
FRIDAY, JAN. 1: Museum Closed

SATURDAY, JAN. 2

FREE Glassblowing Demonstrations
1, 3 and 5 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop

FREE Winter Legacies Dance Performance: Leyla and Lapis Lazuli
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Great Gallery
With vibrant costumes and vivacious moves, Leyla and Lapis Lazuli give a colorful presentation of some traditional dances of the Middle East.

FREE Winter Legacies: The Poet La Fe
1–2 p.m., Great Gallery
Ophelia Thompson shares original poems, as well as those of other well-known African American poets.

FREE Winter Legacies Hands-On Activity: Create Your Own Good Luck Hand (Khamsa)
1–3 p.m., Libbey Court
The khamsa is a symbol of good luck in Morocco and has been used as an amulet in northern Africa for centuries. It is often made from precious metal, like silver. You can make a simple version out of paper or aluminum foil. Khamsa means “five” in Arabic.

FREE Winter Legacies Public Tour: Highlights From Around the Globe
2 p.m., Meet in Libbey Court

Art Hour Studio Sessions
Create a Glass Flower: 2 and 4 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
Try your hand at glassworking at one of these hour-long sessions. Buy tickets ($15 members/$25 nonmembers; no refunds) in person or by phone during Museum hours starting the Tuesday before each session, or on the day of the session, if space is still available. Adults and children 14 and older accompanied by an adult are welcome. Call 419-254-5771, ext. 7448.

FREE Winter Legacies: Hellenic Dancers
2:30-3:30 p.m., Great Gallery
Greek traditions continue through the folk dances that are passed on from one generation to another.

SUNDAY, JAN. 3

FREE Family Center Activities: Storybook Stars
Noon to 5:30 p.m.
Celebrate the exhibition Storybook Stars and the illustrated art of Maurice Sendak and local children’s author Jan Wahl.

FREE Winter Legacies: Puppet Lady Joyce Davis
12:30–1:15 p.m., Great Gallery
Audiences of all ages enjoy traditional tales from Joyce Davis’s engaging puppet characters.

FREE Glassblowing Demonstrations
1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop

FREE Winter Legacies: Sweet Harmony
1:30–2:30 p.m., Great Gallery
The women of Sweet Harmony sing about life, love and winter.

FREE Winter Legacies Hands-On Activity: Decorate Your Own Calendar for 2010
2–4 p.m., Libbey Court
Don’t forget to add the special holidays your own family celebrates!

FREE Public Tour: Storytime Tour: Storybook Stars
2 p.m., Meet at Family Center

FREE Winter Legacies Public Tour: Highlights From Around the Globe
2:30 and 3:30 p.m., Meet in Libbey Court

FREE Winter Legacies Presentation: United Jewish Council
3–4 p.m., Great Gallery
Learn how Jewish traditions are passed on through dance and song.

TUESDAY, JAN. 5

FREE Family Center Activities: Storybook Stars
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Celebrate the exhibition Storybook Stars and the illustrated art of Maurice Sendak and local children’s author Jan Wahl.

FREE Glassblowing Demonstration
2 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 6

FREE Glassblowing Demonstration
2 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop

THURSDAY, JAN. 7

FREE Family Center Activities: Storybook Stars
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Celebrate the exhibition Storybook Stars and the illustrated art of Maurice Sendak and local children’s author Jan Wahl.

FREE Glassblowing Demonstration
2 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop

Friday, Jan. 8

FREE Glassblowing Demonstration
2 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop

Art Hour Studio Sessions
Create a Glass Flower: 6 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
Flameworked Glass Beads: 6, 7 and 8 p.m., Flameworking Studio
Try your hand at glassworking at one of these hour-long sessions. Buy tickets ($15 members/$25 nonmembers; no refunds) in person or by phone during Museum hours starting the Tuesday before each session, or on the day of the session, if space is still available. Adults and children 14 and older accompanied by an adult are welcome. Call 419-254-5771, ext. 7448.

FREE Public Tours: Inside Stories: Inside Africa (Ejagham Peoples Crest Helmet)
6 and 6:30 p.m., Meet in Libbey Court
Each 30-minute Inside Story tour features one of the many recent Museum acquisitions. Learn about the work of art and the fascinating story behind it: how it was acquired, how it fits into our collection, its conservation and more.

FREE Club Friday Music: TBA
6:30–9:30 p.m., Cloister

FREE Presentation: My Adventures with Maurice Sendak
7:30 p.m., Little Theater
Jan Wahl, a local author of more than 100 books as well as short stories and essays for children, will regale you with stories of his experiences working with Maurice Sendak on their collaborative children’s book, Pleasant Fieldmouse.

FREE Featured Local Glass Artist: Mike Wallace
7-10 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Watch local artist Mike Wallace “Clowning Around” as he demonstrates glassmaking.

SATURDAY, JAN. 9

FREE Glassblowing Demonstration
1 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop

FREE Meet Me at TMA: Classic Court
1:30 p.m.
TMA and the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter continue a new series of Museum tours especially for those dealing with mild memory loss, their families and friends. For more information and reservations, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 419-537-1999.

FREE Public Tours: OurGlass Tour
2 and 3 p.m., Meet in Glass Pavilion

SUNDAY, JAN. 10

FREE Family Center Activities: The Bead Goes On!
Noon to 5:30 p.m.
Make a bead and add a bead to our community art project.

FREE Glassblowing Demonstration
1 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop

FREE Public Tour: Storytime Tour: Storybook Stars
1 p.m., Meet at Family Center

FREE Public Tour & Tea
2 p.m., Meet in Libbey Court

TUESDAY, JAN. 12

FREE Family Center Activities: The Bead Goes On!
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Make a bead and add a bead to our community art project.

FREE Glassblowing Demonstration
2 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13

FREE Glassblowing Demonstration
2 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop

THURSDAY, JAN. 14

FREE Family Center Activities: The Bead Goes On!
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Make a bead and add a bead to our community art project.

FREE Glassblowing Demonstration
2 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop

2445 Series: The Art of Concoctions
7–10 p.m., GlasSalon, Glass Pavilion
Enjoy exotic creations of local bartenders, food by TMA’s Executive Chef Erika Rapp and a social evening sponsored by Heidelberg Distributing Co. Learn more about the Museum’s collection of famous Parisian drinking scenes and the artists who created them. Also take advantage of special TMA membership and other promotional offers. Call 419-245-7432 for tickets ($25 members/$30 nonmembers), or purchase them at the door. Tickets limited.

FRIDAY, JAN. 15

FREE Glassblowing Demonstrations
2, 7, 8 and 9 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop

Art Hour Studio Sessions
Create a Glass Heart: 6, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
Try your hand at glassworking at one of these hour-long sessions. Buy tickets ($15 members/$25 nonmembers; no refunds) in person or by phone during Museum hours starting the Tuesday before each session or the day of the event on a space available basis. Adults and children 14 and older accompanied by an adult are welcome. Call 419-254-5771, ext. 7448.

FREE Public Tours: Inside Story: Survival of the Fittest (George Stubbs loan)
6 and 6:30 p.m., Meet in Libbey Court

FREE Gallery Talk: The Art of Books and the Written Word
7:30 p.m., Meet in Libbey Court
Join Amy Gilman, associate curator of modern and contemporary art, for a walk through the Word Play exhibition and discussion of the different uses of words.

SATURDAY, JAN. 16

FREE Glassblowing Demonstration
1 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop

Art Hour Studio Sessions
Create a Glass Heart: 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
Try your hand at glassworking at one of these hour-long sessions. Buy tickets ($15 members/$25 nonmembers; no refunds) in person or by phone during Museum hours starting the Tuesday before each session or the day of the event on a space available basis. Adults and children 14 and older accompanied by an adult are welcome. Call 419-254-5771, ext. 7448.

FREE Public Tours: ArtSpeaks Series: First Impressions
2 and 3 p.m., Meet in Libbey Court

Symphony-Inspired Dinner
6 p.m., Glass Pavilion GlasSalon
The Museum and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra are offering a dinner option to TSO Classics Series concert ticket holders prior to tonight’s performance of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” at the Peristyle. A three-course meal prepared by TMA Executive Chef Erika Rapp will be served while a Docent discusses objects from the Museum’s collection that share the theme of the concert. Tickets ($55 each, including tax, gratuity and wine) are available by calling the TSO box office at 419-246-8000 or 1-800-348-1253. Seating is limited. Concert tickets are sold separately.

Sunday, Jan. 17

FREE Family Center Activities: Celebrate Martin Luther King’s Birthday!
Noon to 5:30 p.m.
Add to our Martin Luther King mural.

FREE Glassblowing Demonstration
1 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop

Art Hour Studio Sessions
Create a Glass Flower: 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
Try your hand at glassworking at one of these hour-long sessions. Buy tickets ($15 members/$25 nonmembers; no refunds) in person or by phone during Museum hours starting the Tuesday before each session, or on the day of the session, if space is still available. Adults and children 14 and older accompanied by an adult are welcome. Call 419-254-5771, ext. 7448.

FREE Hands-on: Millefiori Beads
2-4 p.m., Libbey Court
Millefiori designs can be seen throughout history and in the Museum’s collection. Create your own Millefiori-designed beads out of polymer clay.

FREE Public Tour: Storytime Tour: Storybook Stars
2 p.m., Meet at the Family Center

TUESDAY, JAN. 19

FREE Family Center Activities: Celebrate Martin Luther King’s Birthday!
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Add to our Martin Luther King mural.

FREE Glassblowing Demonstration
2 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20

FREE Glassblowing Demonstration
2 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop

THURSDAY, JAN. 21

FREE Family Center Activities: Celebrate Martin Luther King’s Birthday!
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Add to our Martin Luther King mural.

FREE Glassblowing Demonstration
2 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop

FRIDAY, JAN. 22

FREE Glassblowing Demonstration
2 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop

FREE Public Tours: Inside Story: Puppy Love
6 and 6:30 p.m., Meet in Libbey Court
Learn about William Webbe’s A White Terrier by a Mossy Bank with Flowers.

Art Hour Studio Sessions
Create a Glass Heart: 6, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
Flameworked Glass Pendant: 6, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion Flameworking Studio
Try glassworking at one of these hour-long sessions. Tickets ($15 members/$25 nonmembers; no refunds) are available to purchase in person or by phone during Museum hours, starting the Tuesday before each session, or on the day of the event if space still available. Adults and children 14 and older accompanied by an adult are welcome. Call 419-254-5771, ext. 7448.

FREE Special Unveiling Ceremony
7 p.m., Great Gallery
Join us for the unveiling of the Museum’s new acquisition, Guercino’s Lot and His Daughters. Join Lawrence W. Nichols, the William Hutton Curator, European and American Painting and Sculpture before 1900; Father James Bacik of Corpus Christi University Parish, and Carolyn Putney, director of collections for this special program. They will discuss the acquisition, the artist, the subject and its theological interpretation, and how the newly acquired painting enhances the Museum’s holdings of 17th-century Italian painting. Museum members are invited to meet in Libbey Court following the program for a celebratory toast.

FREE Gallery Talk: The Art of Books and the Written Word
8 p.m., Meet at Matisse Mural
Join Ed Hill, works on paper assistant, to learn how the exhibition Storybook Stars was assembled and the difficult decisions in choosing which works of art to include.

FREE Featured Local Glass Artist: Philip Yamron
7-10 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Philip Yamron will be featured creating Venetian-inspired art.

SATURDAY, JAN. 23

FREE Glassblowing Demonstrations
1, 3 and 5 p.m., Glass Pavilion

Art Hour Studio Sessions
Create a Glass Heart: 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
Try your hand at glassworking at one of these hour-long sessions. Buy tickets ($15 members/$25 nonmembers; no refunds) in person or by phone during Museum hours starting the Tuesday before each session or the day of the event on a space available basis. Adults and children 14 and older accompanied by an adult are welcome. Call 419-254-5771, ext. 7448.

FREE Public Tours: ArtSpeaks Series: Monet & His Circle
2 and 3 p.m., Meet in Libbey Court?

SUNDAY, JAN. 24

FREE Family Center Activities: Snowflakes!
Noon to 5:30 p.m.
Search the galleries for snowy scenes and then return to the Family Center and explore the art of paper cutting.

Storybook Presentation: Author/Illustrator Andrea Cheng
1 p.m., Little Theater
Andrea Cheng, an author/illustrator represented in the Storybook Stars exhibition, demonstrates the process of using woodblocks used to create her book, Where the Steps Were. Participants are invited to make their own print. A book signing will follow the demonstration.

FREE Glassblowing Demonstrations
1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion

Art Hour Studio Sessions
Create a Glass Flower: 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
Try your hand at glassworking at one of these hour-long sessions. Buy tickets ($15 members/$25 nonmembers; no refunds) in person or by phone during Museum hours starting the Tuesday before each session, or on the day of the session if tickets remain. Adults and children 14 and older accompanied by an adult are welcome. Call 419-254-5771, ext. 7448.

FREE Public Tour: Storytime Tour: Storybook Stars
2 p.m., Meet at Family Center

FREE Sunday Concert Series: BGSU Voice Faculty
3 p.m., Great Gallery

TUESDAY, JAN. 26
FREE Family Center Activities: Snowflakes!
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Search the galleries for snowy scenes and then return to the Family Center and explore the art of paper cutting.

FREE Glassblowing Demonstration
2 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27

FREE Glassblowing Demonstration
2 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop

THURSDAY, JAN. 28

FREE Family Center Activities: Snowflakes!
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Search the galleries for snowy scenes and then return to the Family Center and explore the art of paper cutting.

FREE Glassblowing Demonstration
2 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop

FRIDAY, JAN. 29

FREE Glassblowing Demonstrations
2, 7, 8 and 9 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop

Art Hour Studio Sessions
Create a Glass Heart: 6, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
Try your hand at glassworking at one of these hour-long sessions. Purchase tickets ($15 members/$25 nonmembers; no refunds) in person or by phone during Museum hours starting the Tuesday before each session, or on the day of the event if tickets remain. Adults and children 14 and older accompanied by an adult are welcome. Call 419-254-5771, ext. 7448.

FREE Public Tours: Inside Stories: Guercino’s Lot and His Daughters
6 and 6:30 p.m., Meet in Libbey Court

FREE Hands-On: Animal Beads
7-9 p.m., Libbey Court
Search the galleries for animals in our collection, make your own animal-inspired bead, and add it to our Bead Goes On community art project.

FREE Presentation: Mazza Museum Directors’ Musings
7:30 p.m., Little Theater
Benjamin Sapp, director, and Dr. Jerry Mallett, founding director, of the Mazza Museum: International Art from Picture Books will discuss the stories behind the works of art in the Storybook Stars exhibition, as well as share samples of original art from the collection.

SATURDAY, JAN. 30

Workshop: The Bead Goes On
Noon to 4 p.m., Glass Pavilion Flameworking Studio
Learn to make beautiful, unique glass beads using a torch and soft glass! Keep them all or contribute up to five to the Bead Goes On community art project. Ages 14 and above. No experience necessary. Registration ($60 members/$75 nonmembers) required; no refunds. Call 419-254-5080.

FREE Glassblowing Demonstrations
1, 3 and 5 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop

Art Hour Studio Sessions
Create a Glass Heart: 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
Try your hand at glassworking at one of these hour-long sessions. Buy tickets ($15 members/$25 nonmembers; no refunds) in person or by phone during Museum hours starting the Tuesday before each session or the day of the event on a space available basis. Adults and children 14 and older accompanied by an adult are welcome. Call 419-254-5771, ext. 7448.

FREE Public Tours: ArtSpeaks Series: Impressionism & Modern Art
2 and 3 p.m., Meet in Libbey Court

SUNDAY, JAN. 31

FREE Family Center Activities: Friendly Art!
Noon to 5:30 p.m.
Don’t miss the children’s illustrations in the Storybook Stars exhibition. Using Frog and Toad as inspiration, illustrate your own book about your friends.

FREE Glassblowing Demonstrations
1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop

Art Hour Studio Sessions
Create a Glass Heart: 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
Try your hand at glassworking at one of these hour-long sessions. Buy tickets ($15 members/$25 nonmembers; no refunds) in person or by phone during Museum hours starting the Tuesday before each session or the day of the event on a space available basis. Adults and children 14 and older accompanied by an adult are welcome. Call 419-254-5771, ext. 7448.

FREE Public Tour: Storytime Tour: Storybook Stars
2 p.m., Meet at Family Center

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