In 2008, the Toledo
Museum of Art and the Royal Academy of Arts in London each conceived of an
exhibition to feature the works of Edouard Manet, the first and some would
argue the greatest of the French impressionists. The two venues decided to
combine their efforts, producing one of this year’s blockbuster art shows.
The exhibit, called
Manet: Portraying Life, will focus on portraits and will include
approximately 40 works of art from more than 25 museums and private
collections worldwide, from Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hungary,
Japan, Portugal, Spain, and the U.S. It will open at the Toledo Museum of
Art on October 7, then move to London after the first of the year.
ArtSpace has organized
two special events in connection with the Toledo exhibit:
On Wednesday, October
31, we will hold a Soup and Salad Lecture centered on the exhibit, with
lecture by Mary Ann Sullivan, Professor Emerita, Bluffton University. Soup
and salad at 6:00 PM, with the lecture to follow at about 6:45 PM. Seating
is extremely limited and reservations should be made by October 24.
Then, on Saturday,
November 3, ArtSpace will host a bus tour to Toledo for the exhibit. A
Toledo Museum docent
will guide the tour.
After the museum tour, the group will have lunch at Biaggi’s in Levis
Commons (at individual expense). Reservation deadline for the tour is
Reservations are being
accepted for the Soup and Salad Lecture, the Bus Tour, or both in
Please submit the
reservation form below with payment to ArtSpace/Lima, 65-67 Town Square,
Lima, OH 45801. Or call ArtSpace at 419-222-1721.