May 2010 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted Apr 5th, 2010 by Teri Sharp  Category: Arts & Entertainment



Whistler: Influences, Friends and the Not-So-Friendly
Through May 30, 2010, Works on Paper Galleries
Featuring works on paper from the Toledo Museum of Art’s renowned collection, this exhibition spotlights the talents of the iconic American artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), positioning his work within the context of his influences, friends and enemies. As a printmaker, Whistler was a leading personality among all modern etchers. His name is often linked with Rembrandt’s as the most experimental, accomplished and refined masters of the etched line. In addition to more than 60 prints by Whistler, the exhibition includes works by Felix Braquemond, Henri Fantin-Latour, Sir Francis
Seymour Haden, Charles Émile Jacque, Alphonse Legros, Charles Meryon and Joseph Pennell. Free admission.

Mexico’s Toledo
Through May 9, 2010, Gallery 18
A great artist, a great assimilator, and hugely prolific, Francisco Toledo is inspired by Mexican culture, his native state of Oaxaca, and his family heritage. Using surrealist influences and a deep knowledge of printmaking technique—developed over five years working in the shop of British master Stanley William Hayter—Toledo’s art expresses an appreciation for the aesthetics of nature. Indigenous animals interact with human beings in a world where all are equal in nature and equally disregarding of nature’s laws. The dreamlike scenarios, both menacing and playful, are full of pattern and movement. Toledo is arguably the most important Latino artist of his generation and is certainly one of the greatest contemporary printmakers. Due to mature content, viewer discretion is advised. Free admission.

Quest for Fire Studios
Through May 2, 2010, Community Galleries
Working out of the Secor Building in downtown Toledo, the artists of the Quest for Fire Studios create iconoclastic images of soul and thought while using diverse methods and mediums. In addition to each artist’s other works in the exhibition, at least one work by each was inspired by artwork in TMA’s collection. The artists wrote about what inspired them and why, and these writings turned into “Visitor Voices” labels found in various galleries throughout the Museum. Free admission.

Psychedelic Printmaking: University of Toledo Printmaking Students
Through June 13, 2010, Community Galleries
In a collaborative project designed to complement this summer’s The Psychedelic 60s: Posters From the Rock Era exhibition, individuals from the University of Toledo’s Department of Art and the TMA Community Galleries teamed up to create an exhibition using the art approaches of 1960s poster artists. UT printmaking students studied examples of the posters, and then created works using various printmaking methods that emulate the techniques. Free admission.

Strong Sensations: Impressionism and Symbolist Works on Paper, 1860–1900
Through June 20, 2010, Hitchcock Gallery
Prints created between roughly 1860 and 1900 by French and Northern European artists, including Edouard Manet, Paul Gauguin, Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec are featured. Art history students at the University of Toledo selected objects from the Toledo Museum of Art collection with guidance from UT faculty and TMA curatorial and exhibition staff. Free admission.
(Note change: This exhibition was previously titled Impressionism & Post Impressionism.)
Findlay Area Artists Exhibition

May 21–June 20, 2010, Community Galleries
Findlay, Ohio has a strong and varied art presence. Through its Area Arts Council and local art galleries, the artists in Hancock County have proven their collective artistic excellence by being represented in many exhibitions throughout the region. Works in this juried exhibition feature a variety of media including painting, photography, sculpture and more. Free admission.

Special Events
FREE Hands-on Activity: Bead Stampede
Friday, May 7: 7–9 p.m., Libbey Court
Help us begin the Bead Stampede by creating beads out of a variety of materials.
Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet

Sunday, May 9: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Green Room
Treat Mom to brunch at the Museum! Enjoy a delicious assortment of entrees, sides and desserts accompanied by lovely piano music. Due to a limited number of seating times, advance reservations are required. Tickets for adults ($20 members/$25 nonmembers) and children ages 4 to12 ($9 members/$12 nonmembers) can be purchased by calling 419-254-5771, ext. 7432. Children 3 and younger are free.

FREE Bead Stampede
Saturday, May 8: 1–5 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Sunday, May 9: 1–5 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Join us for a weekend of bead making and contribute to the Bead Goes On community art project. Drop in to make beads in a variety of materials: fused glass, clay, felt, painted wood, and more. To collect 10,000 beads for a bead curtain, the Museum is providing drop-in activities free of charge and open to all ages.

Free Presentations
Archaeological Forgeries: Why Fakes Matter
Friday, May 7: 7:30 p.m., Little Theater
As long as ancient artifacts have been valued, forgers have created fakes to satisfy the desires of collectors. Kenneth Lapatin, associate curator of antiquities with the J. Paul Getty Museum, surveys some notable instances of archaeological forgery and suggests ways in which we can learn from them.
Co-sponsored with the Archaeological Institute of America–Toledo Society.

The Quill Writers Group
Friday, May 14: 7:30 p.m., Meet in Libbey Court
Members of the Quill Writers Group invite guests to join them in the TMA galleries as they read their poems, stories, and essays aloud in front of their favorite works of art.

GAPP Artist-in-Residence Presentation: Hot Flash: Glass After 50
Laura Donefer of Harrowsmith, Ontario, takes a humorous look at her 26-year history with the hot glass family during a free presentation titled Hot Flash: Glass After 50 at 6 p.m. Friday, May 21, in the GlasSalon at the Glass Pavilion. Winner of the Glass Art Society’s 2008 Lifetime Membership Award,Donefer has been on staff at Sheridan College and at Espace Verre for 18 years. She also teachesregularly at the Pilchuck Glass School, Corning Museum of Glass School, Penland School of Craft andRed Deer College. She is artist-in-residence from May 14-22 at the Glass Pavilion through the Toledo Museum of Art’s prestigious Guest Artist Pavilion Project (GAPP). The GAPP invites one glass or
contemporary artist annually to visit the Museum and spend time creating new work inspired by the TMA collection. Known for her brilliant command of color and attention to detail, Donefer has a mastery of blowing, casting and torch-working glass. Much of her more recent work is a study of ancient baskets with vivid colors and “handles” adorned with flame-worked beads, as well as shells and fibers. She plans to continue that work in Toledo, while also exploring a new installation of wild, contemporary baskets.

Art Hour Studio Sessions
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 at least 14 years of age accompanied by an adult are welcome. Call 419-254-5771, ext. 7448, to enroll.

Create a Glass Flower
Saturday, May 1: 4 and 5 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Friday, May 7: 6, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Friday, May 14: 6, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Saturday, May 15: 4 and 5 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Friday, May 21: 6, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Saturday, May 22: 4 and 5 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Friday, May 28: 6, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Saturday, May 29: 4 and 5 p.m., Glass Pavilion

Flameworked Glass Beads
Friday, May 7: 6, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Saturday, May 8: 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Sunday, May 9: 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m., Glass Pavilion

Flameworked Swizzle Sticks
Friday, May 21: 6 and 7 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Free Featured Local Glass Artist Demonstrations
Friday, May 14: 7–10 p.m., Glass Pavilion: Scott Darlington
Friday, May 28: 7–10 p.m., Glass Pavilion: Andrea Oleniczak & Taylor Kurrle

Free Family Center Activities
When accompanied by a caregiver, children up to age 10 can play and participate in themed art activities in the Museum’s Family Center. Sponsored in part by The Anderson’s, the Family Center is located near the Grove Place West Entrance.

Children’s Day Kites!
Sunday, May 2: Noon–5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 4 and Thursday, May 6: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In observance of Kodomo no hi, a national Japanese holiday in which children are celebrated, check out the works of art in our Asian Gallery and then decorate a Japanese carp wind sock.

The Bead Goes On!
Sunday, May 9: Noon–5:30 p.m., GlasSalon, Glass Pavilion
Tuesday, May 11 and Thursday, May 13: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Family Center
Make a bead with swirly colors and add one to our community art project.

Groovy Prints!
Sunday, May 16: Noon–5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 18 and Thursday, May 20: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
See what University of Toledo printmaking students made in their current exhibition and try your hand at some groovy printmaking techniques.

Sailing and Soaring!
Sunday, May 23: Noon–5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, and Thursday, May 27: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Search the galleries for ships sailing the high seas or sculptures that seem to float in the air, then make your own boat or flying object and see if it floats or flies.

Scratch That!
Sunday, May 30: Noon to 5:30 p.m.
Get ready for The Psychedelic 60s exhibition by creating your own groovy designs with
scratch art.

Free Musical Events
Club Friday Music: Andre Wright (jazz)
Friday, May 7: 6:30–9:30 p.m., Cloister

Andrew Mattison on the Castle Piano
Sunday, May 9: 2 p.m., Gallery 1
Complementing the works of art in TMA’s modern collection, Andrew Mattison plays music writtenbetween 1915 and 1978 by composers Gabriel Fauré, Sergei Prokofiev, Arnold Schoenberg, and Roger Sessions. TMA’s Castle Piano, permanently residing in Gallery 1, is a Steinway concert grand piano embellished by artist Wendell Castle.

Baritone Jesse Enderle and Pianist Samantha Biniker
Friday, May 21: 7:30 p.m., Great Gallery
Baritone Jesse Enderle and pianist Samantha Biniker, both students from the University of Michigan School of Music, perform African-American spirituals and works by British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams and popular composer Logan Skelton.

Great Performances in the Great Gallery Series: Maumee Community Band
Sunday, May 2: 2 p.m., Great Gallery
The Maumee Community Band explores the Old Masters of wind band composition. Works by
composers important in the history of the development of wind band music—such as Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, Percy Grainger, and John Philip Sousa—are featured.

Great Performances in the Great Gallery Series: Cellist Damon Coleman
Sunday, May 16: 2 p.m., Great Gallery
Cellist Damon Coleman is in his ninth season with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. This concert features a variety of selections including Bach’s Suite #4 and the Suite for Solo Cello by Cassado.Pianist Michael Boyd will join Coleman for Faure’s haunting Elegy for Cello and Piano. Coleman will also treat the audience to the Toledo premiere of Brown’s Spirituals for Cello and Piano, as well as a commissioned arrangement of Eric Clapton’s music.

Wine Tasting
Wine by the Glass Pavilion
Friday, May 21: 7–9:30 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Drop in for four wines, light snacks and view of the Hot Shop. ($15 members/$20 nonmembers)

Free Public Tours
Meet Me at TMA: Contemporary Art
Saturday, May 1: 1:30 p.m.
This month’s behind-the-scenes tour for those with mild memory loss and their companions features contemporary art and an art activity. Reservations are recommended but not required. Call the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter at 419-537-1999.

Family Time Tours
Sundays, May 2, May 16, May 23 and May 30: 2 p.m., Meet in Family Center or Libbey Court
Greatest Hits of the Collection
Sundays, May 2, May 16, May 23 and May 30: 3 p.m., Meet in Libbey Court
Whistler: Influences, Friends and the Not-So-Friendly Exhibition
Saturday, May 1 and May 29: 2 and 3 p.m., Meet at Matisse Mural
Friday, May 14: 6 and 6:30 p.m. Meet at Matisse Mural
Inside Stories: Inside the Collection
Fridays, May 7, May 21 and May 28: 6 and 6:30 p.m., Meet in Libbey Court

ArtSpeaks Series
Saturday, May 8: Travel Log, 2 and 3 p.m., Meet in Libbey Court
Saturday, May 15: The Grand Tour, 2 and 3 p.m., Meet in Libbey Court
Saturday, May 22: Cities and Seasides, 2 and 3 p.m., Meet in Libbey Court

Tour & Tea
Sunday, May 9: 2 p.m., Meet in Libbey Court

Free Hands-On Activities
Sunday, May 2: 2-4 p.m., Libbey Court
All ages can try printmaking using traditional and non-traditional techniques inspired by the exhibition Mexico’s Toledo.

Whistler Watercolor Works
Sunday, May 23: 2-4 p.m., Libbey Court
Experiment with watercolor and enjoy the last few days of the Whistler exhibition that closes May 30.

Note: The Museum is closed on Memorial Day (Monday, May 31). Listed programs are subject to change. Consult the Museum’s calendar at www.toledomuseum.org for the latest updates. For more information or images, contact Teri Sharp at tsharp@toledomuseum.org or 419-254-5082.

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