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October 2013 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted Aug 28th, 2013 by Kelly Fritz Garrow  Category: Arts & Entertainment

 

Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints
Oct. 4, 2013–Jan. 1, 2014, Canaday Gallery
During the 1930s the Toledo Museum of Art helped introduce modern Japanese prints to American audiences with two landmark exhibitions. These seminal shows, one in 1930 and one in 1936, featured the works of 15 contemporary Japanese artists who had revived the traditional art of the woodblock print for a new era. Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints reassembles and reinterprets the 1930 show. The Museum owns all but five of the 343 prints displayed in the exhibition, most of them donated by local business leader H.D. Bennett in 1939. Fresh Impressions stresses the importance of the early 20th-century resurgence of woodblock printmaking in Japan—known as the shin hanga (“new prints”) movement that combined traditional technique with Western inspiration—and showcases the Museum’s role in popularizing the genre in the United States. Also shown will be Japanese kimono and kabuki costumes, swords and armor. The exhibition is made possible by Toledo Museum of Art members and sponsored in part by Bridgestone APM Company. The exhibition also is supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council’s sustainable grant program backed by the National Endowment for the Arts. Free admission. A full-color exhibition catalogue is available at the Museum Store and on the Museum’s website, www.toledomuseum.org.

Ebb & Flow: Cross-Cultural Prints
Oct. 11, 2013–Jan. 5, 2014, Works on Paper Gallery
Ebb & Flow: Cross-Cultural Prints explores the global influence of Japanese printmaking in the 20th century. Highlighting the exchange of ideas between Eastern and Western cultures, the exhibition consists of approximately 60 works from the TMA collection and loans from other institutions. A free digital exhibition catalogue can be viewed on the Museum’s website, www.toledomuseum.org. Free admission.

Continuing Exhibitions

Perry’s Victory: The Battle of Lake Erie
Aug. 9–Nov. 10, 2013, Galleries 28 and 29
Perry’s Victory: The Battle of Lake Erie commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie, one of the largest naval battles of the War of 1812. The exhibition features paintings, prints, artifacts, letters and music, on loan and from the Museum’s collection, that recount the historic battle. One of the prominent works on view is the heroically scaled painting Perry’s Victory on Lake Erie by noted marine painter Thomas Birch. This work depicts a critical moment just before the surrender of Great Britain’s Royal Navy. The naval engagement, led by Commander Oliver Hazard Perry in September 1813, was a watershed in which the Americans reclaimed the lake and Perry became a national hero. The exhibition is made possible through the support of Toledo Museum of Art members and sponsored in part by Taylor Cadillac. Free admission.

Community Gallery

The Art of Japanese Fashion
Aug. 23–Dec. 27, 2013, Community Gallery
Garments created by community artists who were challenged to create style informed by the Japanese aesthetic are displayed in this exhibition, which culminates with a TMA Japanese fashion runway show on Dec. 27. The Community Gallery is supported by Hickory Farms. Free admission.

Eastern Inspiration
Aug. 23, 2013–Jan. 4, 2014, Community Gallery
Emulating the rich yet subtle colors of Japanese prints and bold patterns of kimono, works of art created by community participants emphasize that it doesn’t matter what life challenges one faces, as making art connects cultures and inspires beauty. The Community Gallery is supported by Hickory Farms. Free admission.

Special Events and Presentations

FREE Opening Night: Fresh Impressions
Oct. 3: 7–9 p.m., Main Museum
Be among the first to see the Toledo Museum of Art’s major fall exhibition, Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints by attending Opening Night. Enjoy music, hands-on activities and a cash bar. The Museum Café will be open until 8 p.m. for those who wish to purchase dinner. The Sho-jo-ji Japanese Dancers of Cleveland will perform at 6:30 and 8 p.m. in the Libbey Court. Facilitated by Family Center staff and supplemental demonstrations by the Sho-jo-ji Japanese Dancers, hands-on origami activity will take place from 7–9 p.m. in Gallery 1. A narrated Tea Ceremony presented in partnership with the Detroit Consulate General of Japan will take place at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. in the Little Theater. Free and open to the public; no tickets are required.

FREE Meet Me at TMA: Fresh Impressions Exhibition
Oct. 5: 1 p.m.
Those with mild memory loss and their companions can explore the exhibition that celebrates early modern Japanese prints. Reservations are recommended but not required. Call the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter at 419-537-1999 or 1-800-272-3900. This free program is sponsored in part by Health Care REIT.

FREE Presentation: New Prints in the New World: The Rise of Japan’s Shin Hanga Movement and the Toledo Museum of Art
Oct. 6: 3 p.m., Little Theater
The modern Japanese print movement exploded in North America in the 1920s. At its center was Arthur MacLean and Dorothy Blair, Toledo Museum of Art curators who built the Museum’s Oriental Art Department and created the blockbuster 1930 exhibition and catalogue that firmly established the genre. This lecture traces their work and the legacy of the 1930 Toledo exhibition. Presenter Kendall Brown is a professor of Asian art history at California State University Long Beach.

FREE Masters Series: Author Robert Edsel: The Monuments Men
Oct. 10: 6 p.m., Peristyle
How does art survive war? That’s the question bestselling author Robert Edsel addresses in his book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History. The book details how Allied soldiers, among them former Toledo Museum of Art Director Otto Wittmann, saved Europe’s great works from the ravages of World War II. Edsel will discuss the Monument Men’s legacy and their depiction in a new major motion picture directed by and starring George Clooney. The presentation and book signing are co-sponsored by TMA and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

FREE A Brush with Art: Perry’s Victory Scavenger Hunt
Oct. 11: 1–2:30 p.m.
A Brush with Art is a monthly series of cultural programs for visitors with early stage memory loss. Each program includes discussion of a particular type of art along with an interactive component. This month, go on a scavenger hunt in the Perry’s Victory: Battle of Lake Erie exhibition. Friends and family are welcome to attend. Registration is required. Call the Alzheimer’s Association to register: 419-537-1999 or 1-800-272-3900. The free program is sponsored in part by HealthCare REIT.

FREE Presentation: Consequences of the Battle of Lake Erie
Oct. 11: 7:30 p.m., Little Theater
As a consequence of the Battle of Lake Erie, Oliver Hazard Perry proved himself to be a better captain than commodore during the battle by failing to employ the combat power he had built. Operationally his close cooperation with Major General William Henry constitutes the most effective combination of military and naval resources in the history of American warfare up to that time. Strategically, Perry’s victory impacted the diplomatic decision that ends the war. The triumph on Lake Erie enhanced the U.S. Navy’s reputation as an effective combatant against the “Mistress of the Seas,” and Perry became a national hero. Speaker David Skaggs, a Bowling Green State University professor emeritus of history who also was a consulting faculty member for the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College, will discuss the battle and sign his award-winning book, A Signal Victory. His and other books related to the War of 1812 are available for purchase at the Museum Store.

FREE Gallery Talk: A Fresh Approach: The Influence of Japan on European Decorative Arts in the 19th Century
Oct. 18: 7 p.m., meet in Glass Pavilion
This program, part of the “Inspired by Japan” Gallery Talk Series, features Jutta Page, Toledo Museum of Art curator of glass and decorative arts.

Circle 2445 Artoberfest
Oct. 18: 7–10 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Circle 2445, the Toledo Museum of Art’s young adult group, hosts its third-annual Artoberfest. The event features beer and wine tastings, Oktoberfest inspired hors d’oeuvres, live music by Nathan Roberts and the New Birds and glass blowing demonstrations. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door for Circle 2445 members; $35 in advance and $40 at the door for nonmembers. To join Circle 2445, purchase tickets or learn more visit www.toledomuseum.org/circle2445. Artoberfest is sponsored by The Andersons and HCR ManorCare.

FREE Gallery Talk: True and False Impressions
Oct. 20: 2 p.m., meet at Matisse Mural
Part of the “Inspired by Japan” Gallery Talk Series, this presentation byEdward Hill, special projects assistant in the Chief Curator’s Office at TMA, offers an examination of 20th-century Japanese woodblock prints.

FREE Drawing in the Galleries: Animals
Oct. 24 and Oct. 25: 7 and 8 p.m., various galleries
Try your hand at drawing guided by an experienced teacher. No experience needed.

FREE Presentation: Underwater Archaeology: The New Holy Grails
Oct. 25: 7:30 p.m., Little Theater
Underwater archaeology is now entering the world of deep sea exploration and high technology, inaugurating what some believe will be a new golden age of exploration comparable to the pioneering days of terrestrial archaeology of the 19th and 20th centuries. Dr. Bridget Buxton, assistant professor of archaeology at the University of Rhode Island, shares research and techniques that have led to her own underwater discoveries, as well as hopes and expectations for the future of the discipline. Illustrated with images and video of ongoing projects in the Mediterranean region, the presentation explores the pursuit of archaeology’s most coveted and elusive discoveries and considers how such quests intersect with the primary obligation to be patient and thorough researchers of the cultural landscape. The guest lecture is co-sponsored by the AIA-Toledo Society.

After-Hours Flashlight Tours
Oct. 17 and 18: 9 p.m.
Oct. 24 and 25: 9 p.m.
Oct. 31: 9 p.m.
With a flashlight and a guide, see what the Toledo Museum of Art is like when the lights are out. Tickets ($5 members/$10 nonmembers) are available at Information Desk on the day of the tour. Space is limited.

FREE Performances

Friday Night Music: Groovemaster (reggae)
Oct. 4: 6:30–8:30 p.m., Cloister
Enjoy the music of talented performers from Toledo and the region. Cash bar available.

Great Performances in the Great Gallery: TMA in Song
Oct. 13: 3 p.m., Great Gallery
Soprano Judith Hauman Dye has performed in opera and musical comedy, as a soloist with symphony orchestras and as a recitalist. Frances Renzi has performed as an orchestral soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, and she is a recording artist of both solo and chamber music.

Wine by the Glass Pavilion

Fresh Impressions: New Vintages
Oct. 11: 6:30–8:30 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Enjoy four wines and light snacks. $20 members/$30 nonmembers (plus tax). Tickets are available at the Information Desks.

Hallo-wine
Oct. 25: 6:30–8:30 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Enjoy four wines and light snacks. $20 members/$30 nonmembers (plus tax). Tickets are available at the Information Desks.

FREE Glassblowing Demonstrations

Oct. 1: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 2: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 3: 2, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 4: 2, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 5: 1 and 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 6: 1 and 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 8: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 9: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 10: 2, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 11: 2, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 12: 1 and 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 13: 1 and 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 15: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 16: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 17: 2, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 18: 2, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 19: 1 and 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 20: 1 and 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 22: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 23: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 24: 2, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 25: 2, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 26: 1 and 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 27: 1 and 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 29: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 30: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Oct. 31: 2, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion

TMA Thursdays

The Toledo Museum of Art is now open Thursdays until 9 p.m., with programs geared to young adults. Thursday evening activities take place from 6:30–8:30 p.m. in the Museum Café and Little Theater and include eclectic menus, music, drinks and more. All galleries are open.

FREE Art a la Carte
Oct. 3: 7 and 7:30 p.m., meet in Libbey Court
Explore one or two works of art in this 20-minute docent experience.

Feel the Spirit: Spirits Tastings
Oct. 10: 6:30–8:30 p.m., Café Terrace Room
Oct. 17: 6:30–8:30 p.m., Café Terrace Room
Oct. 24: 6:30–8:30 p.m., Café Terrace Room
Enjoy four tastes and lights snacks. Tickets ($20 members/$30 nonmembers) are available at the Information Desks.

FREE Public Tours

Fresh Impressions Exhibition
Oct. 4: 7 p.m., meet in Libbey Court
Oct. 6: 2 p.m., meet in Libbey Court
Oct. 11: 7 p.m., meet in Libbey Court
Oct. 13: 2 p.m., meet in Libbey Court
Oct. 19: 2 p.m., meet in Libbey Court
Oct. 25: 7 p.m., meet in Libbey Court

Slow Looking
Oct. 4: 8 p.m., meet in Libbey Court
Oct. 5: 2 p.m., meet in Libbey Court

Family Time Tour
Oct. 6: 3 p.m., meet in Libbey Court or Family Center

Ebb & Flow Exhibition
Oct. 11: 8 p.m., meet in Libbey Court
Oct. 12: 2 p.m., meet in Libbey Court

Baby Tour
Oct. 18: 6 p.m., meet at 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 strollers please.

Collection Connection: Landscapes
Oct. 25: 7 p.m., meet in Libbey Court
Oct. 26: 2 p.m., meet in Libbey Court
Oct. 27: 2 p.m., meet in 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.

Japanese Sumi-e Painting!
Oct. 1 and Oct. 3: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Oct. 4: 3:30–8 p.m.
Experiment with black ink and brushes to create your own ink-wash painting on rice paper.

Cherry Blossoms!
Oct. 6: Noon–5 p.m.
Oct. 8 and Oct. 10: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Oct. 11: 3:30–8 p.m.
Cherry blossoms (sakura) are widely celebrated in Japanese culture; create your own version using a variety of techniques.

Netsukes and Inros!
Oct. 13: Noon–5 p.m.
Oct. 15 and Oct. 17: 10 a.m–3 p.m.
Oct. 18: 3:30–8 p.m.
Make your own miniature Japanese sculpture (netsuke) and decorative box (inro) to hold your belongings.

Ukiyo-e Prints!
Oct. 20: Noon–5 p.m.
Oct. 22 and Oct. 24: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Oct. 25: 3:30–8 p.m.
Create your own version of Japanese ukiyo-e (floating world) woodblock prints.

Visiting Artist in the Family Center: Eric Brotz
Oct. 25: 6–7 p.m.
On the last Friday of each month, meet some of the local artists who inspire us and see how they create art in different mediums at the Family Center. See how local artist Eric Broz uses printmaking techniques similar to the Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock prints.

Kabuki Masks!
Oct. 27: Noon–5 p.m.
Oct. 29 and Oct. 31: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Paint your face or create a mask in the style of the Japanese kabuki theater.

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