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August 2012 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted Jul 5th, 2012 by Terri Sharp  Category: Arts & Entertainment

 

Continuing Exhibitions

Color Ignited: Glass 1962-2012
Through Sept. 9, 2012, Wolfe Gallery for Contemporary Art
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Toledo Workshops that sparked the Studio Glass Movement, the Toledo Museum of Art presents this “coming of age” exhibition for glass as an artistic medium. The exhibition examines the pivotal role of color in glass, from the first green tinted marble batch in 1962 to Dominick Labino’s technical experimentation with color to the contemporary use (or absence) of color to make an artistic statement. More than 90 objects from private collections, galleries, other museums and TMA’s own collection are shown, including works by Labino, Harvey Littleton, Marvin Lipofsky, Dale Chihuly, Dan Dailey, Judith Schaechter, Ginny Ruffner, Fritz Dreisbach and Klaus Moje. The first exhibition to be shown in the new Wolfe Gallery, Color Ignited is made possible by members of the Museum and supported in part by Huntington and by the Ohio Art Council’s sustainable grant program funded by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. A fully illustrated companion book is available in the Museum Store. Free admission.

Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski
Through Aug. 26, 2012, Canady Gallery
Russian-born Jules Olitski (1922–2007) first gained international acclaim as a Color Field painter, one of a group of highly regarded artists employing intense color in abstract form as the carrier of emotional meaning. But Olitski’s sweeping, grand shapes offered a different type of pictorial drama from those of his colleagues and led to his experimentation with very large fields of near-monochrome color. These often enormous paintings, which became known as his landmark spray paintings, are at once minimal yet complex in their gradations and subtle shifts in hue. Later, in his Baroque and High Baroque paintings—so-called because of their lush colors and surfaces—Olitski accentuated physicality as an expressive element. His last works introduced abstract forms that offer a narrative on both spiritually charged and classical themes. The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri organized this traveling exhibition. Other venues include the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas and the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, D.C. A fully illustrated exhibition catalog accompanies the exhibition. Free admission. The exhibition is made possible by members of the Toledo Museum of Art and sponsored in part by Key Bank. The exhibition also is supported in part by the Ohio Art Council’s sustainable grant program funded by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Refraction/Reflection
Through Aug. 5, 2012, Works on Paper Gallery
Refraction and reflection both involve changes in light waves, and both affect how we see an image. This exhibition of 100 black and white photographs from the TMA collection focuses on themes of light, shadow and reflection. Images from the early days of photography in the nineteenth century through contemporary times are displayed. Among the artists represented are Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams, Eugene Atget, Imogene Cunningham, Robert Frank, Adam Fuss, Edward Steichen and Alfred Stieglitz. Free admission.

For the Birds
Through Sept. 2, 2012, Gallery 18
Inspired by northwest Ohio’s “Biggest Week in American Birding” festival held during spring migration of warblers and other species, For the Birds celebrates the rich diversity of avian art in the Toledo Museum of Art’s permanent collection, delighting both art and nature lovers alike. Free admission.

FREE Presentations

Presentation: Jules Olitski and the Old Masters
Aug. 10: 7:30 p.m., Little Theater
Although always an abstract painter himself, American artist Jules Olitski (1922–2007) was frequently inspired by Europe’s Old Masters—El Greco (1541–1614) and Rembrandt (1606–1669) were two of his favorites. TMA Mellon Fellow Kate Nesin discusses the relationship between Olitski’s paintings and those by the Museum’s own Old Masters, and what it meant for Olitski, himself, to be named a master of his contemporary moment.

Discussion: How Do You Choose Color?
Aug. 17: 7:30 p.m., Little Theater
Interior designer, Karen Koester of Exquisite Home Source, a Jeep color manager, and TMA’s Exhibition Designer, Claude Fixler, discuss how colors are chosen in each of their lines of work.

FREE Performances

Club Friday Music: Great Lakes Crew (hip hop)
Aug. 3: 6:30–9:30 p.m., Peristyle Terrace
Cash bar available

Club Friday Music: Gold (funk, rock)
Aug. 10: 6:30–9:30 p.m., Peristyle Terrace
Cash bar available

Club Friday Music: Athens Wheeler (rock ‘n roll, hillbilly soul)
Aug. 17: 6:30–9:30 p.m., Peristyle Terrace
Cash bar available

Club Friday Music: Polka Floyd (Pink Floyd and more)
Aug. 24: 6:30–9:30 p.m., Peristyle Terrace
Cash bar available

Great Performances in the Great Gallery: BGSU Brass Faculty Concert
Aug. 26: 3 p.m., Great Gallery

Club Friday Music: Bobby May and Friends (classic rock, blues)
Aug. 31: 6:30–9:30 p.m., Peristyle Terrace
Cash bar available

FREE Film

A Not So Still Life
Aug. 24: 7:30 p.m., Little Theater
A Not So Still Life peers into the kaleidoscopic mind of Ginny Ruffner, an artist known for her evolving “visual thought experiments.” Director Karen Stanton explores Ruffner’s journey from her childhood in South Carolina to her emergence as a world-renowned artist. Meet the luminaries in her orbit—including Dale Chihuly, Graham Nash and Tom Robbins—and witness her determination to recover from the accident that nearly claimed her life.

FREE Hands On Activities

The Sounds of Color
Aug. 10: 7–9 p.m., Museum Terrace
Color Ignited artist Toots Zynsky has said, “When I hear music, it translates into color.” Create your own version of her spun glass pieces using a variety of materials while listening to live Club Friday music on the terrace.

Metal Madness!
Aug. 19: 2–4 p.m., Libbey Court
In Olitski’s later paintings entitled the High Baroque Works as seen in the exhibition, the artist used metallic paints to create a reflective quality to his work. Using metallic paints make your own illuminated interpretations of abstract painting.

Guest Glassblowing Demonstrations

FREE: Featured Local Glass Artist Demonstration: Matthew Paskiet
Toledo native, Matthew Paskiet, studied glass arts under world-renowned artists including Dino Rosin, Dale Chihuly and Renee Culler. His glass reflects his unique vision and passion in the way he uses a variety of age-old and off-hand forming methods. Present in Paskiet’s works are depth, optical fascination and beauty.
Aug. 10: 7–10 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 11: 1–5 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 12: 1–5 p.m., Glass Pavilion

Free Glassblowing Demonstrations

Aug. 1: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 2: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 3: 2, 7, 8 and 9 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 4: 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 5: 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 7: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 8: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 9: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 10: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 14: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 15: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 16: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 17: 2, 7, 8 and 9 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 18: 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 19: 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 21: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 22: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 23: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 24: 2, 7, 8 and 9 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 25: 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 26: 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 28: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 29: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 30: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 31: 2, 7, 8 and 9 p.m., Glass Pavilion

Art of the Vine Wine Tastings

Enjoy four wines and light snacks during It’s Friday! at the Museum. Tickets ($15 members/$25 nonmembers, plus tax), are available at the Information Desks.

Dog Days of Summer
Aug. 10: 7–9:30 p.m., Glass Pavilion

Fire and Ice
Aug. 17: 7–9:30 p.m., Glass Pavilion

The Light of Dawn (new blends/new wineries

Art Hours

Create your own glass objects during a one-hour session at the Glass Pavilion®. Buy tickets ($15 TMA members/$25 nonmembers; no refunds) in person or by phone during Museum hours starting the Tuesday before each session. Adults and children 14 and older accompanied by an adult are welcome. Call 419-254-5771 ext. 7448.

Create a Glass Strawberry
Aug. 3: 6, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 4: 4 and 5 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 5: 4 and 5 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 17: 6, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 18: 4 and 5 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 19: 4 and 5 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 24: 6, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 25: 4 and 5 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 26: 4 and 5 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 31: 6, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion

Drawing/Artists in the Galleries

FREE Drawing in the Sculpture Garden
Aug. 3: 7–9 p.m., Sculpture Garden
Drop in for informal instruction in drawing techniques. Materials provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

FREE Artists in the Galleries Series
Aug. 17: 7–9 p.m., Museum Galleries
Watch this month’s guest artist create works inspired by the Museum’s collection.

Meet Me at TMA

For the Birds
Aug. 4: 1:30 p.m.
At this month’s free tour for those with mild memory loss and their companions, explore the diversity of avian art in the TMA collection. Reservations recommended but not required. Call the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter at 419-537-1999 or 1-800-272-3900.

FREE Public Tours

Family Time Tour
Aug. 5: 1 p.m., meet in Libbey Court or Family Center
Aug. 19: 1 p.m., meet in Libbey Court or Family Center
Aug. 26: 1 p.m., meet in Libbey Court or Family Center

Baby Tour
Watch your child respond to large colorful paintings and learn ways to facilitate early visual learning skills. Join us for a lively 30-minute tour of Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski. Parents and caregivers with infants up to 18 months are welcome.
Aug. 3: 3:30 p.m., meet at Family Center

Bird’s Eye View
Aug. 3: 7 and 8 p.m., Libbey Court
Aug. 4: 2 p.m., Libbey Court
Aug. 5: 2 p.m., Libbey Court

Outdoor Animals
Aug. 10: 7 and 8 p.m., Libbey Court
Aug. 11: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 12: 2 p.m., Libbey Court

Fire and Ice
Aug. 17: 7 and 8 p.m., Libbey Court
Aug. 18: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aug. 19: 2 p.m., Libbey Court

Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski
Aug. 24: 7 and 8 p.m., Libbey Court
Aug. 25: 2 p.m., Libbey Court
Aug. 26: 2 p.m., Libbey Court

Work Hard/Play Hard
Aug. 31: 7 and 8 p.m., Libbey Court

FREE Family Center Activities

For children 10 years of age and younger accompanied by an adult, art activities in the Family Center are made possible in part with support from The Andersons.

Spray Paintings!
Get inspired by the paintings in Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski, then use a spray bottle, liquid watercolors and color diffusing paper to create your own version.
Aug. 2: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Aug. 3: 3:30 to 8 p.m.

Foreground, Middleground, Background!
Explore the elements of space by making a diorama like Potato Box by Richard Marquis.
Aug. 5: Noon to 5:30 p.m.
Aug. 7: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Aug. 9: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Aug. 10: 3:30 to 8 p.m.

Intensity, Value and Hue!
Catch the last days of Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski, and experiment with a range of materials and mediums.
Aug. 12: Noon to 5:30 p.m.
Aug. 14: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Aug. 16: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Aug. 17: 3:30 to 8 p.m.

Colorful Sculptures!
Make a whimsical small-scale sculpture inspired by artists like Ginny Rufner as seen in Color Ignited: Glass 1962–2012.
Aug. 19: Noon to 5:30 p.m.
Aug. 21: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Aug. 23: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Aug. 24: 3:30 to 8 p.m.

Backyard Birds!
Make your own bird book featuring familiar or imaginary creatures.
Aug. 26: Noon to 5:30 p.m.
Aug. 28: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Aug. 30: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Aug. 31: 3:30 to 8 p.m.

For more info, www.toledomuseum.org.

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