Toledo Museum of Art Hosts students through the Toledo Youth Commission
In a partnership with the Toledo Youth Commission the Toledo Museum of Art will host students from 16 area organizations for guided tours of The Rise of Sneaker Culture exhibition plus a “Meet and Greet” reception with Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson on Saturday, January 9.
Toledo Museum Director Brian Kennedy, who will welcome the mayor, said that such events support the museum’s purpose to integrate art into the lives of people through its collection and programs, and enhance its relevance in a changing world.
“The commitment and input of our youth is extremely important to helping move our city forward,” said Mayor Hicks-Hudson. “We greatly appreciate the partnership of the Toledo Museum of Art in hosting this educational event featuring both visual art and the art of conversation.”
Led by Halona Norton-Westbrook, associate curator of contemporary art and coordinator of the exhibition, the tour will begin at 2 p.m. from the Herrick Lobby. The interactive dialogue with the Mayor will take place from 3 to 4 p.m.
The event is by invitation through the Toledo Youth Commission and participants include representatives and parents from the following organizations:
West Toledo YMCA Youth Opportunities Program
American Culture Exchange International Student Organization
Toledo Technology Academy
Jones Leadership Academy
Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy
Scott High School
University of Toledo Upward Bound Program
Toledo School for the Arts
St. Francis High School
Notre Dame Academy
Maumee Valley Country Day School
Maturing Young Men & Aspiring Young Women
University of Toledo
Toledo Junior Roller Derby
The Rise of Sneaker Culture explores the athletic shoe from its origins in the mid-1800s to its current place in high-fashion. This traveling exhibition, organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, is the first exhibition in the United States to present a comprehensive survey of the sneaker’s complex design, history, and immense cultural significance. The Toledo Museum of Art is the only Ohio venue for this show, which comes to Toledo from the Brooklyn Museum (July 10-Oct. 4, 2015) and then travels to the High Museum of Art (June 12-Aug. 14, 2016) followed by the Speed Art Museum (Sept. 10-Nov. 27, 2016). Free admission.
Posted by Stacy Weber on Friday, January 08, 2016.