June 2011 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Continuing Exhibitions

The Baroque World of Fernando Botero
Through June 12, 2011, Galleries 28 A–C
Known for the larger-than-life scale of his work and his use of vibrant colors, Colombian painter, sculptor and draftsman Fernando Botero (b. 1932) has a style instantly recognized as his alone. Art Service International organized this traveling exhibition of 100 of Botero’s paintings, sculptures and drawings. Admission is free for TMA members and children under 6 years of age; admission for nonmembers is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors age 65 and over, and $5 for students ages 6 to 22. Reduced rates are available for student and other groups. A companion catalog is available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Selections from the 18th-century Galleries
Through June 19, Gallery 18
Revisit favorite works from the Toledo Museum of Art’s 18th-century galleries, which are temporarily deinstalled for the Fernando Botero exhibition. Sixteen masterworks by European artists from the 18th century, including Blind-Man’s Buff by Fragonard, The Washerwoman by Chardin and The Mill at Charenton by Boucher, are featured. Admission is free.

Frank Stella: Irregular Polygons
Through July 24, 2011, Canaday Gallery
An American master of minimalism, Frank Stella (b. 1936) is a consistent innovator at the forefront of abstract art. The exhibition is the first to reunite 11 monumental compositions in his Irregular Polygons series (1965-66). It also contains preparatory drawings and the 1974 print series Eccentric Polygons based on the Irregular Polygons. Stella is the first artist to deliberately create a set of paintings shaped as irregular polygons. Organized by the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, the exhibition is made possible by members of the Toledo Museum of Art and support from KeyBank and the sustainable grant program of the Ohio Arts Council.  A companion book is available for purchase in the Museum Store. Admission is free.

The Dramatic Image: Baroque Prints of the 17th Century
Through July 31, 2011, Works on Paper Galleries
Prints from the Baroque period (1600–1750) convey strong emotions through subjects filled with dynamic movement and dramatic architecture. The impressive works in this exhibition are conceived in a wide range of styles and techniques by leading European artists of the period. Admission is free.

What’s Wrong with Me? Art and Disease
Through Aug. 7, 2011, Hitchcock Gallery
As part of an art history class, University of Toledo students selected 31 works to design an exhibition that explores the relationships between art, disease and human civilization. Most of the works are prints from the TMA collection. Admission is free.

The Egypt Experience: Secrets of the Tomb
On View Now, Lower Level Egyptian Gallery, Main Museum
More than 150 objects spanning 3,000 years of history are on display, including objects from the Museum’s antiquities collection and from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Field Museum, Indiana University Art Museum and the Oriental Museum Institute of the University of Chicago. Admission is free for TMA members and children under 6 years of age; admission for nonmembers is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors over 65, and $5 for students ages 6 to 22. The exhibition is made possible by the generosity of TMA members and with support in part from Taylor Cadillac, Buckeye CableSystem and the sustainable grant program of the Ohio Arts Council.

On View in the Community Galleries
All Things Asian
Through July 3, 2011, Community Gallery
Asian artists from the University of Michigan, University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University come together for an exhibition of works of art in a variety of media and styles. A number of Asian nations are represented. A public reception for the artists takes place from 6:30–8:30 p.m. May 27. Admission is free.

Special Events & Presentations

FREE Presentation: Fernando Botero: Examining the Myth
June 3: 7:30 p.m., Little Theater
How does Fernando Botero’s art compare with the wider panorama of the European old masters whose work he so avidly studied as a young student in Italy, Spain and, eventually, France? How has his work been received internationally, and what controversies have surrounded his fame? Explore answers to these questions with Edward J. Sullivan, professor of art history at New York University and author of more than 25 books and exhibition catalogues about Spanish and Latin American art from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Sullivan has written three books on Botero, an artist he considers to be a principal figure in both the introduction of a Pop Art sensibility to Latin American painting in the 1960s, and a major innovator in the field of sculpture and graphic arts.

FREE Poetry in the Galleries
June 10: 7:30 p.m., meet in Libbey Court
Members of the Toledo Poetry Museum and their children respond to the TMA collection with discussions of their favorite pieces.


Guest Glass Artist Lectures/Demonstrations

Featured Local Glass Artist Demonstrations
June 10: 7–10 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
Les Robertson and the Joe Baker Band

June 24: 7–10 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
Michael Rozell

Free Performances
Club Friday Music
June 3: 6:30–9:30 p.m., Cloister
Clark Brooks Trio featuring Damon Cook (modern jazz/R&B)
Cash bar available.

Special Club Friday Music Honoring Juneteenth
June 17: 6:30–9:30 p.m., Cloister
CJ & Co. (jazz/R&B, from 6:30–7:45 p.m.)
DFR (R&B/funk, 8–9:30 p.m.)
Cash bar available.

Free Films
Who Gets to Call it Art?
June 24: 7:30 p.m., Little Theater
In this romp through the New York City art scene of the ’60s, acclaimed artists like Frank Stella and James Rosenquist putter around Manhattan, scraping together loose change for paint, canvas, and beer. The film centers on the life of Henry Geldzahler, the adventurous Metropolitan Museum of Art curator who championed the careers of Andy Warhol and his contemporaries. The 2006 movie is a fascinating look at the birth of modern American art. 78 minutes. 2006.

Wine Tastings
Wine by the Glass Pavilion
Stop in for four wines, light snacks and a view of our Hot Shop. ($15 members/$20 members)
June 3: 7–9:30 p.m., Glass Pavilion
June 10: 7–9:30 p.m., Glass Pavilion
June 17: 7–9:30 p.m., Glass Pavilion
June 24: 7–9:30 p.m., Glass Pavilion

Free Glassblowing Demonstrations

June 1: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
June 2: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
June 3: 2, 7, 8 and 9 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
June 4: 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
June 5: 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
June 8: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
June 9: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
June 10: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
June 10: 7–10 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop (Featured Local Glass Artist Les Robertson and the Joe Baker Band featured)
June 11: 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
June 12: 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
June 14: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
June 15: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
June 16: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
June 17: 2, 7, 8 and 9 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
June 18: 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
June 19: 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
June 21: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
June 22: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
June 23: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
June 24: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
June 24: 7–10 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop (Featured Local Glass Artist Michael Rozell)
June 25: 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
June 26: 1, 2 and 3 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
June 28: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
June 29: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop
June 30: 2 p.m., Glass Pavilion Hot Shop

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.

Flameworked Glass Beads
June 3: 6 and 7 p.m., Glass Pavilion

Flameworked Glass Pendant
June 17: 6 and 7 p.m., Glass Pavilion

Create a Glass Flower
June 3: 6, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
June 4: 4 and 5 p.m., Glass Pavilion
June 5: 4 and 5 p.m., Glass Pavilion
June 10: 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
June 11: 4 and 5 p.m., Glass Pavilion
June 12: 4 and 5 p.m., Glass Pavilion
June 17: 6, 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
June 18: 4 and 5 p.m., Glass Pavilion
June 19: 4 and 5 p.m., Glass Pavilion
June 24: 7 and 8 p.m., Glass Pavilion
June 25: 4 and 5 p.m., Glass Pavilion
June 26: 4 amd 5 p.m., Glass Pavilion


Public Tours

FREE Inside Stories: The Art of the Renaissance
June 3: 6:30 and 7 p.m., meet in Libbey Court

FREE Special Tour: Meet Me at TMA: Dancing with the Divine
June 4: 1:30 p.m.
Experience the arts of India, Tibet and Southeast Asia at this month’s tour for those with mild memory loss and their companions. Reservations are recommended but not required. Call the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter at 419-537-1999.

FREE Frank Stella: Irregular Polygons Exhibition
June 4: 2 and 3 p.m., Canaday Gallery
June 24: 6:30 and 7 p.m., Canaday Gallery
June 26: 3 p.m., Canaday Gallery

FREE Family Time Tour
June 5: 2 p.m., meet in Family Center or Libbey Court
June 12: 2 p.m., meet in Family Center or Libbey Court
June 26: 2 p.m., meet in Family Center or Libbey Court

FREE Greatest Hits of the Collection
June 5: 3 p.m., meet in Libbey Court

FREE Guided Tours for Ticketholders: The Baroque World of Fernando Botero Exhibition
June 10: 6:30 and 7 p.m., Libbey Court
June 11: 2 and 3 p.m., Libbey Court
June 12: 3 p.m., Libbey Court

FREE Inside Stories: The Art of Africa
June 17: 6:30 and 7 p.m., meet in Libbey Court

FREE Pop Art Tour
June 19: 2 and 3 p.m., meet in Libbey Court

FREE ArtSpeaks Series: The Seven Deadly Sins (lust)
June 25: 2 and 3 p.m., meet in Libbey Court

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.

FREE Family Center Activities: Chalk Pastels!
June 2: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Catch the last days of the Fernando Botero exhibition and make your own Botero-inspired artwork using chalk pastels.

FREE Family Center Activities: Island Paradise!
June 5: Noon to 5:30 p.m.
June 7 and June 9: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In honor of Paul Gauguin’s birthday, create your own island paradise like his Street in Tahiti.

FREE Family Center Activities: Father’s Day Magnet!
June 12: Noon to 5:30 p.m.
June 14 and 16: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Decorate a magnet for Dad or someone special in your life.

FREE Family Center Activities: Sunprints!
June 19: Noon to 5:30 p.m.
June 21 and 23: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Make prints using special paper and the sun.

FREE Family Center Activities: Pirates on the High Seas!
June 26: Noon to 5:30 p.m.
June 28 and 30: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Search the galleries for waterscapes and treasure, then make your own “pirate” works of art.