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January 2018 Toledo Museum of Art Program highlights

*Continuing exhibitions:

Glorious Splendor: Treasures of Early Christian Art
Through Feb. 18, 2018
Christian art borrowed heavily from non-Christian traditions in terms of its techniques, media, style and iconography. Glorious Splendor: Treasures of Early Christian Art traces these continuities through the most remarkable objects of the period: precious stones, metals and jewelry. The exhibition will feature some 30 masterpieces of Late Roman art, most of which have never been exhibited before in a museum. Drawing on private collections and TMA’s holdings, this exhibition will captivate viewers with its glittering gold and silver, stunning oversize carved garnets and rubies, and dazzling rings and necklaces. Glorious Splendor: Treasures of Early Christian Art is supported in part by Taylor Cadillac, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, the TMA Ambassadors, Mary Lynch Jarrell and Paul A. Jarrell, James and Gregory Demirjian, Sotheby’s, Harold Jaffe Jewelers and the Ohio Arts Council, with additional support from 2017 Exhibition Program Sponsor ProMedica. Free admission.

Fired Up: Contemporary Glass by Women Artists
Through March 18, 2018, Glass Pavilion Galleries 2 and 3

The discovery of glass as a serious artistic medium in the 1960s – sparked during the Studio Glass Movement that originated at the Toledo Museum of Art – was monumental. Yet in its earliest decades, women faced an uphill battle in their demand for fair recognition of their contributions and work. In Fired Up: Contemporary Glass by Women Artists, more than 50 objects showcase the women who now rank among the most innovative and celebrated glass artists. Drawn from the Toledo Museum of Art’s renowned glass collection, with notable loans from private collectors, the works document nearly six decades of underappreciated influence, from the art that helped women forge a path in the Studio Glass Movement of the ‘60s to the ingenuity of 21st-century installations. The exhibition is sponsored by O-I; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick; the Ohio Arts Council and with funds received in the memory of Dr. Edward A. and Mrs. Rita Barbour Kern. Free admission.


*Special Events and Presentations:

Art Book Club Discussion and Tour: Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession and How Desire Shapes the World by Aja Raden
Jan. 16: 5:30 p.m., Art Reference Library
Jan. 18: 5:30 p.m., Meet in Libbey Court
Join fellow art and book lovers at our next Art Book Club discussion. Book selections will focus on making connections with special exhibitions and works of art in the Museum’s collection. January’s selection is Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession and How Desire Shapes the World by Aja Raden. Studded with lively personalities and fascinating details, Stoned tells the remarkable story of our abiding desire for the rare and extraordinary. A book discussion will take place Jan. 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the Art Reference Library; a docent led tour of Glorious Splendor is scheduled for Jan. 18 at 5:30 p.m. Space is limited and registration is requested. Contact the library at 419-254-5770 or mailto:library@toledomuseum. org to register.

FREE “I Got a Lust for Life”: The Unique Words and Sounds of Southeast Michigan and Northwest Ohio
Jan. 20: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., various locations
Fifty-three miles separate Detroit, Michigan and Toledo, Ohio – two Midwestern cities that have produced some of America's most stirring and enduring words and sounds. 'I Got a Lust for Life': The Unique Words and Sounds of Southeast Michigan and Northwest Ohio is a free, one-day public program with panels, musical performances and literary readings in both cities.

Panel Discussion: Ben Blackwell, John Gibbs Rockwood and Ramona Collins
10 a.m., Wayne State University Schaver Music Recital Hall

Poetry Reading: Tyehimba Jess, Olio
2:30 p.m., Toledo Lucas County Public Library McMaster Center

Panel Discussion: Tyehimba Jess, M.L. Leibler, Frances Brockington, and Lee Ellen Martin
6 p.m., Toledo Museum of Art GlasSalon

Co-moderators for the panel discussions are Drs. Kimberly Mack, Assistant Professor of African American literature at The University of Toledo and Joshua S. Duchan, Associate Professor of Music at Wayne State University.

A co-presentation of the Toledo Museum of Art and the University of Toledo, this event has been made possible by The University of Toledo Roger Ray Institute for the Humanities, The University of Toledo Department of English Language and Literature, and the Wayne State University Humanities Center. Visit toledomuseum.org for more information on all the day’s events.

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