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The Great Art Escape Returns Dec. 26-Jan. 3 to the Toledo Museum of Art

Posted Dec 8th, 2015 by Teri Sharp  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Community Interest, Events, Toledo.com

 

The Great Art Escape is a holiday tradition at the Toledo Museum of Art, where a number of special programs are planned Dec. 26-Jan. 3. Bring your family and friends to this annual event for live performances, art activities and more.

Inspired by the current exhibitions Degas and the Dance and The Rise of Sneaker Culture, a highlight this year will be a series of live dance performances in the galleries and in the Peristyle. A variety of genres will be represented, including ballet, swing, Mexican folk, Irish and Indian dancing.

The 2015 Great Art Escape is sponsored in part by Taylor Cadillac and by members of the Museum. Here is a day-by-day schedule of events, all of which are free to the public:

Saturday, Dec. 26
Drawing in the Galleries, 1 p.m., Canaday Gallery
Dutch Organ Concert, 1 p.m., Gallery 24
Glassblowing Demonstrations, 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Ardan Academy of Irish Dance, 2 p.m., Peristyle

Sunday, Dec. 27
Drawing in the Galleries, 1 p.m., Canaday Gallery
Dutch Organ Concert, 1 p.m., Gallery 24
Glassblowing Demonstrations, 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion
El Corazon de Mexico Ballet Folklorico, 2 p.m., Peristyle

Monday, Dec. 28
Museum Closed

Tuesday, Dec. 29
Drawing in the Gallery, 1 p.m., Canaday Gallery
Glassblowing Demonstrations, 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion

Wednesday, Dec. 30
Drawing in the Gallery, 1 p.m., Canaday Gallery
Glassblowing Demonstrations, 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion

Thursday, Dec. 31
Frogtown Storytelling Guild, 11 a.m., Great Gallery
Drawing in the Gallery, 1 p.m., Great Gallery
Glassblowing Demonstrations, 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aegela Centers for Middle Eastern Dance, 2 p.m., Peristyle

Friday, Jan. 1, 2016
Dutch Organ Concert, 1 p.m., Gallery 24
Drawing in the Gallery, 1 p.m., Great Gallery
Glassblowing Demonstrations, 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Aha! Indian Dance, 2 p.m., Peristyle
It’s Friday! Music: Waltzing with the Antivillains and special guest Seth Bernard, 6:30-8:30 p.m., GlasSalon

Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016
Dutch Organ Concert, 1 p.m., Gallery 24
Drawing in the Gallery, 1 p.m., Great Gallery
Glassblowing Demonstrations, 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Toledo Jazz Orchestra with swing dancers, 2 p.m., Peristyle
The Rise of Sneaker Culture Celebration, 6-10 p.m., Throughout the Museum

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016
Dutch Organ Concert, 1 p.m., Gallery 24
Drawing in the Gallery, 1 p.m., Canaday Gallery
Glassblowing Demonstrations, 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Toledo Ballet, “Awkward Girl,” 2 p.m. Peristyle

In addition, two major exhibitions are on display during the Great Art Escape. Degas and The Dance, which continues through Jan. 10 in the Canaday Gallery, contains works by the French impressionist Edgar Degas, Toledo Ballet costumes and archival material from performances of “The Nutcracker” over the past 75 years, and a re-created dance rehearsal hall. The exhibition is sponsored in part by Welltower, Inc., Christie’s and Taylor Cadillac.

The Rise of Sneaker Culture, on view in the Levis Galleries (Galleries 28 A-C) through Feb. 28, 2016, explores the athletic shoe from its origins in the mid-1800s to its current place in high fashion.

A traveling exhibition organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, it is the first exhibition in the United States to present a comprehensive survey of the sneaker’s complex design, history and immense culture significance. Generous support for the national tour is provided by Macy’s. The local showing of the exhibition is supported in part by Brooks Insurance, KeyBank and Taylor Cadillac, as well as by members of the Toledo Museum of Art and sustainability grant funds from the Ohio Arts Council.

Visit toledomuseum.org for more information. The Museum is closed on Christmas Day and on Mondays.

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