TMA 2013 Year in Review


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  • On Aug. 29thDelfeayo Marsalis Jazz musician and author of No Cell Phone Day signed copies of his book at the Museum. The book tells what happens when Marsalis and his daughter put down their cell phones and explore their hometown of New Orleans.
  • TMA 2013 Year in Review

    1. 1. Toledo Museum of Art 2013 in Review
    2. 2. January Re-installation of Wolfe Gallery, a major gallery space dedicated to contemporary art, opens to the public.
    3. 3. January New acquisitions for Wolfe Gallery, among them Petah Coyne, Untitled #1176 (Elisabeth, Elizabeth).
    4. 4. January A series of community issue-based thematic exhibitions begins. The Chemo Paintings with ArtReach Expressions January 18–March 21, 2013 in the Community Gallery
    5. 5. January Dr. Adam Levine became the second Mellon Fellow at the Toledo Museum of Art.
    6. 6. January Six museums worked together on innovation practices: • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art • Carnegie Museum of Art • Minneapolis Institute of Arts • Toledo Museum of Art • High Museum of Art • The Andy Warhol Museum
    7. 7. February
    8. 8. February Leslie Adams, Drawn from Life, an exhibition of the drawings of the prize winner of the Toledo Area Artists Exhibition.
    9. 9. February First awards of the year.
    10. 10. March Reinstallation of Galleries 4, 5, and 9 open to the public. Thematic approaches to sculpture and the experimental integration of library materials within the galleries.
    11. 11. March Jaume Plensa’s work, Spiegel, is installed on the TMA campus and he gives a lecture in the Peristyle theater. Masters Series is sponsored by the TMA Ambassadors Jaume Plensa
    12. 12. March Director of Collections and Curator of Asian Art Carolyn Putney was the recipient of the 2013 Milestones Award, Woman of Achievement in the art category by the YWCA of Toledo.
    13. 13. April Crossing Cultures: The Owen and Wagner Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Art at the Hood Museum of Art, opens to acclaim at TMA. The Museum hosts a series of events, including lectures and a symposium.
    14. 14. April Crossing Cultures
    15. 15. April The Toledo Museum of Art won three prestigious awards at the April 21, 2013 Ohio Museums Association Awards dinner. •Manet: Portraying Life was named Best Exhibition in the large museum category •Girl Scout Night at the Museum won the Best Community Partnership Award. •The Museum’s 2012 Annual Report received a gold award in the large museum category for visual communications.
    16. 16. May The Museum’s Circle 2445 group hosts the Kentucky Derby party in the Peristyle.
    17. 17. May Frank Stella sculpture acquired by TMA La penna di hu (1987–2009) by American artist Frank Stella (b. 1936) was purchased by the Toledo Museum of Art and is on view in Gallery 1.
    18. 18. May Museum goes off the grid. The Museum’s 3000 solar panels on the roof and parking lot canopy take us “off the grid.” The electricity bill for May 1992 at TMA was $52,000 (at 1992 prices); in May 2013 it was $5,000.
    19. 19. May TMA Ambassadors take a trip to New York for a visit to Frank Stella’s studio.
    20. 20. June Wally Caruana Wally Caruana was senior curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra from 1984 to 2001 and has written widely about Aboriginal art. He discussed the emergence of the Aboriginal art movement and its significance today in his June Master Series appearance. Masters Series is sponsored by the TMA Ambassadors
    21. 21. June TMA is a 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner! The Museum’s 2012 Annual Report received second prize in the American Alliance of Museums’ 2013 Museum Publications Design Competition.
    22. 22. July As of July 1, the number of school aged children on organized visits to TMA from July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012 was 33,798.
    23. 23. July Baby Tours at the Toledo Museum of Art were highlighted by The Toledo Blade and in national media.
    24. 24. July The Museum changed its hours and is now open late on Thursday as well as Friday.
    25. 25. July The Apollo Society’s acquisitions of contemporary art on display in Gallery 18
    26. 26. August Delfeayo Marsalis Delfeayo Marsalis visitedTMA for No Cell Phone Day and performed for many young children.
    27. 27. August The anniversary of The Battle of Lake Erie in 1813 was marked by a popular exhibition at TMA.
    28. 28. August Halona Norton-Westbrook Dr. Halona Norton-Westbrook of the San Francisco Bay Area was named the third post-doctoral Mellon Fellow at the Toledo Museum of Art.
    29. 29. September Erwin Redl GAPP artist Erwin Redl was part of the Glass Artist Pavilion Project (GAPP) for 2013 and created a specially commissioned work for the Glass Pavilion oculus.
    30. 30. September Trombone Shorty enthralled an audience and involved students from the Toledo School for the Arts in an exciting performance in the Peristyle theater.
    31. 31. October Fresh Impressions, a major exhibition of nearly 400 shin hanga or “new prints,” opened at TMA, accompanied by a magnificent catalogue.
    32. 32. October Ebb & Flow: Cross-Cultural Prints The Art of Japanese Fashion October 11, 2013-January 5, 2014 August 23–December 27, 2013 Works on Paper Gallery Community Gallery Ebb & Flow explores the global influence of Japanese printmaking in the 20th century. The Art of Japanese Fashion is the first “fashion as art” exhibition to appear in the Community Gallery. Accompanying exhibitions for Fresh Impressions created a Japanese season at TMA.
    33. 33. October Robert Edsel Best selling author Robert Edsel’s talk attracted 1,200 people to the Peristyle theater. Masters Series is sponsored by the TMA Ambassadors
    34. 34. October The Museum’s Circle 2445 group held Artoberfest, an evening of glassblowing and festivities.
    35. 35. November The TMA’s The Art of Seeing Art: A, B & See book is published as part of the Museum’s efforts to promote visual literacy.
    36. 36. November A new website promoting visual literacy and TMA’s November 5-8, 2014 hosting of the International Visual Literacy Association conference was launched.
    37. 37. December Paul Timman Hollywood tattoo artist Native Toledoan Paul Timman gave a brilliant lecture on the relationship between Japanese prints and his art of creating human body tattoos. Masters Series is sponsored by the TMA Ambassadors