Literati! Party On Oct. 9 Celebrates New Exhibitions At TMA
Through Nov. 29, Glass Pavilion
In 1970, Dale Chihuly was invited to the Toledo Museum of Art to showcase his creations in a study of contemporary art glass. The Seattle native’s contributions have been part of Toledo’s studio glass tradition ever since. Rarely seen sketches and early works by the famed glass artist drawn from the Museum’s own collection make up this special exhibit. Free admission.
LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel
Oct. 2, 2009 - Jan. 3, 2010, Canaday Gallery
Organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass., LitGraphic features more than 146 artworks by 24 contemporary graphic novelists and historic practitioners of this ever-evolving art form. Free admission.
Storybook Stars: Award-Winning Illustrations from the Mazza Collection
Oct. 9, 2009 – Jan. 31, 2010, Works on Paper Galleries
What’s a storybook without pictures? See 75 enchanting illustrations from artists who have won major awards for their work in children’s books. Most works, which include illustrations by Maurice Sendak, Eric Carle, Arnold Lobel and Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss), are from the Dr. Jerry J. Mallett Institute’s Mazza Museum at the University of Findlay. Free admission.
Oct. 16, 2009 – Feb. 7, 2010, Gallery 18
Many visual artists look to activate viewers’ imaginations not by depicting the recognizable, but by incorporating language to invoke imagery in the viewer’s mind. Word Play draws from throughout the Toledo Museum of Art’s permanent collection—focusing on works produced in the last 50 years—to examine the stimulating linkage between text and contemporary art. Free admission.