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September 2013 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Continuing Exhibition

Perry’s Victory: The Battle of Lake Erie
Aug. 9–Nov. 10, 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, sculptures, artifacts, letters and music, on loan and from the Museum’s collection, that recount the historic battle. One of the prominent works on view will be the heroically scaled painting Perry’s Victory on Lake Erie by 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 Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry in September 1813, was a watershed moment in which the Americans reclaimed the lake and Perry became a national hero. Free admission.

 

Special Events and Presentations

FREE Meet Me at TMA: Perry’s Victory Exhibition
Sept. 7: 1 p.m., meet in Herrick Lobby

At this month’s tour for those with mild memory loss and their companions, explore the exhibition that commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie. Call the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter at 419-537-1999. Sponsored in part by HealthCare REIT.

Perry’s Victory Party
Sept. 10: 6:30–8:30 p.m., Main Museum

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Commodore Perry’s victory in the Battle of Lake Erie. Dress in nautical attire if you choose and enjoy live music by rockabilly band Kentucky Chrome, light snacks, PhotoBoothLive and a cash bar. FREE for Museum members/$20 at the door for nonmembers.

FREE A Brush with Art: American Portraits
Sept. 13: 1 p.m., meet in Herrick Lobby

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, use iPads to explore and manipulate portraits from the TMA collection. Friends and family are welcome to attend. Registration is required; call the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter at 419-537-1999. Sponsored in part by HealthCare REIT.

FREE Presentation: Guest Artist Amy Ritter
Sept. 13: 7 p.m., GlasSalon

Enjoy a presentation by artist Amy Ritter, the second artist selected for a regional residency in the Glass Pavilion studios. Regional residencies offer area glass artists the opportunity to work in the TMA’s glass studio and gain museum exposure. Ritter is a candidate for a Master of Fine Arts in glass at The Ohio State University. She can be seen giving glassblowing demonstrations the same day at 2 and 8 p.m., as well as Sept. 14 and 15 at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. in the Glass Pavilion.

FREE Presentation: Native Americans in the War of 1812
Sept. 13: 7:30 p.m., Little Theater

Jamie Oxendine of the Black Swamp Intertribal Foundation discusses the warriorTecumseh’s campaign to create a nation-state for Native Americans and the many roles Native Americans held in the War of 1812.

Guest Artist Panel Discussion: Erwin Redl
Sept. 19: 7 p.m., GlasSalon

Artist Erwin Redl works with tiny light-emitting diodes mounted in a grid to play with viewers’ perceptions of space and architecture. Having also studied electronic music and computer art, Redl’s work often includes drawings and music. Associate Director Amy Gilman leads a panel discussion with Redl and staff members from the TMA glass studio about his recent Guest Artist Pavilion Project (GAPP) and the conception and production of his installation, Floating, currently on view in the Glass Pavilion Courtyard, which is quite different from his usual work.

FREE Drawing in the Galleries: Tall Ships
Sept. 26 and 27: 7 and 8 p.m., Gallery 29

Guided by an experienced teacher, try your hand at drawing Tall Ships as seen in the Perry's Victory exhibition. No experience necessary; materials provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

FREE Films

Tall Ships Film Series: Persuasion
Sept. 6: 7 p.m., Little Theater

Persuasion (1995, 103 min.) tells the story of Anne Elliot and her relationship with Captain Frederick Wentworth, whom she was persuaded to reject nine years previously because of his lack of prospects and connections. After years of serving in the Royal Navy, he has returned to England with his coffers full and to presumably find a wife. The film is filled with the lush clothing and customs of the era.

Film and Discussion: Muslim Journeys: Islamic Art Spots
Sept. 27: 7:30 p.m., Little Theater

Islamic Art Spots is a series of short films about art from Muslim societies, as highlighted in the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, a collection of books and films that presents diverse perspectives on the people, places, histories, beliefs, and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world. Awarded to libraries across the country, the University of Toledo’s Carlson Library was one of 500 libraries to receive the collection. Following the film, join a discussion with Carolyn Putney, chief curator and curator of Asian art, about works from TMA’s own collection that fit into the storiesof Muslim Journeys. Presented in collaboration with Carlson Library.

 

FREE Glassblowing Demonstrations at the Glass Pavilion

Sept. 3 and 4: 2 p.m.
Sept. 5 and 6: 2, 7 and 8 p.m.
Sept. 7 and 8: 1 and 2 p.m.
Sept. 10 and 11: 2 p.m.
Sept. 12: 2, 7 and 8 p.m.
Sept. 13: 2 and 8 p.m.
Sept. 14 and 15: 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
Sept. 17 and 18: 2 p.m.
Sept. 19 and 20: 2, 7 and 8 p.m.
Sept. 21 and 22: 1 and 2 p.m.
Sept. 24 and 25: 2 p.m.
Sept. 26 and 27: 2, 7 and 8 p.m.
Sept. 28 and 29: 1 and 2 p.m.

 

FREE TMA Thursdays

Art a la Carte
Sept. 5: 7 and 7:30 p.m., meet in Libbey Court

Explore one or two works of art in the TMA collection in this 20-minute docent-led experience.

Guest Artist Panel Discussion: Erwin Redl
Sept. 19: 7 p.m., GlasSalon

Artist Erwin Redl works with tiny light-emitting diodes mounted in a grid to play with viewers’ perceptions of space and architecture. Having also studied electronic music and computer art, Redl’s work often includes drawings and music. Associate Director Amy Gilman leads a panel discussion with Redl and staff members from the TMA glass studio about his recent Guest Artist Pavilion Project (GAPP) and the conception and production of his installation, Floating, currently on view in the Glass Pavilion Courtyard, which is quite different from his usual work.

Theatrical Performance: Red by John Logan 
Sept. 26: 7:30 p.m., Little Theater

"There is only one thing I fear in life, my friend... One day the black will swallow the red.” Set in the 1950s, when Mark Rothko was commissioned to create a series of large pieces of art for the new Four Seasons Restaurant, Red tackles big questions about art: what it takes to create it and where it belongs in our world. But perhaps more importantly, the play invites us to experience a legendary artist through the lens of the assistant brought on to help with a project Rothko is not sure he can finish. Presented in collaboration with Actors Collaborative Toledo.

 

FREE Performances

Club Friday Music: DFR (blues, funk)
Sept. 6: 6:30–8:30 p.m., Peristyle Terrace

Celebrate 20 years of It’s Friday! and enjoy music from celebrated and up-and-coming Toledo-area performers. Cash bar available.

Music from the War of 1812
Sept. 14: 3 p.m., Gallery 28

The Ohio State University School of Music students Katie Kuvin (soprano and flute), Katie Morell (clarinet) and Megan Rainey (piano) perform period music written during the War of 1812 that they also recorded for the Perry’s Victory exhibition.

Great Performances in the Great Gallery: BGSU Faculty
Sept. 29: 3 p.m., Great Gallery

Experience a performance by the talented faculty from the Music Department at Bowling Green State University during this Sunday afternoon series.

 

FREE Public Tours

Perry’s Victory Exhibition

Sept. 6 and 13: 7 p.m., meet in Libbey Court
Sept. 14 and 15: 2 p.m., meet in Libbey Court
Sept. 20: 7 p.m., meet in Libbey Court Sept. 27: 7 and 8 p.m., meet in Libbey Court

American Portraits

Sept. 1: 2 p.m., meet in Libbey Court
Sept. 13: 8 p.m., meet in Libbey Court
Sept. 22 and 28: 2 p.m., meet in Libbey Court

Baby Tour

Sept. 20: 3:30 p.m., meet at Family Center

Family Time Tour

Sept. 1: 3 p.m., meet in Libbey Court or Family Center

Seascapes

Sept. 8: 2 p.m., meet in Libbey Court
Sept. 20: 8 p.m., meet in Libbey Court
Sept. 21 and 29: 2 p.m., meet in Libbey Court

Slow Looking

Sept. 6: 8 p.m., meet in Libbey Court

Slow Looking Saturday

Sept. 7: 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.

Sink or Float!
Sept. 1: Noon to 5 p.m.
Sept. 3 and 5: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sept. 6: 3:30 to 8 p.m.

Use found materials to create a boat, then see if it sinks or floats.

Flags Flying High!
Sept. 8: Noon to 5 p.m.
Sept. 10 and 12: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sept. 13: 3:30 to 8 p.m.

Check out the flags on the masts of the Tall Ships as seen in the exhibition Perry's Victory, and create your own flag complete with your family's crest.

Aye Aye Captain!
Sept. 15: Noon to 5 p.m.
Sept. 17 and 19: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sept. 20: 3:30 to 8 p.m.

Create a captain’s hat and decorate attire similar to that seen in the Perry's Victory exhibition.

Ebb and Flow!
Sept. 22: Noon to 5 p.m.
Sept. 24 and 26: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sept. 27: 3:30 to 8 p.m.

Create a watercolor inspired by travel on the high seas using design elements such as rhythm and movement.

Visiting Artist in the Family Center: Robert Vanitvelt
Sept. 27: 6 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. Meet local artist Robert Vanitvelt and see how he creates colorful works of art inspired by nature and underwater sea creatures.

Japanese Sumi-e Painting!
Sept. 29: Noon to 5 p.m.

Experiment with black ink and brushes to create your own ink-wash painting on rice paper.

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Note: Events are subject to change. Check the Museum’s online calendar at www.toledomuseum.org for updates. For images, contact Teri Sharp at 419-254-5082 or tsharp@toledomuseum.org, Kelly Fritz Garrow at 419-255-8000 ext. 7408 or kgarrow@toledomuseum.org or Karen Baker at 800-975-3212 or karen@bluewatercommunications.biz.

The Toledo Museum of Art is a nonprofit arts institution funded through individual donations, foundation grants, corporate sponsorships and investments.  The Ohio Arts Council helps fund programs at the Toledo Museum of Art through a sustainability grant program that encourages economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. Glass Pavilion® and Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion® are registered service marks.

Admission to the Museum is free.  The Museum is open Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.;  Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.; closed Mondays and major holidays. Friday evening hours are made possible by Fifth Third Bank.

The Museum is located at 2445 Monroe Street at Scottwood Avenue, just west of the downtown business district and one block off I-75 with exit designations posted.  For general information, visitors can call 419-255-8000 or 800-644-6862, or visit toledomuseum.org.

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