Frans Hals Portraits

Toledo Museum to celebrate Family Reunion for Frans Hals’ portrait

From TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART Organized by the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium in Brussels, Frans Hals Portraits: A Family Reunion was prompted by TMA’s acquisition in 2011 of Frans Hals’s Van Campen Family Portrait in a Landscape, as well as the recent conservation of Brussels’ Three Children of the Van Campen Family. These two works originally formed one composition, separated for unknown reasons likely in the late 18th century or early 19th century. The exhibition reunites the sections of the Toledo/Brussels painting and a third fragment from a European private collection, where they will be shown with the three other family portraits painted by the artist and related works. Frans Hals Portraits: A Family Reunionincludes loans from the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, the National Gallery in London, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Cincinnati Art Museum and other distinguished collections. The exhibition will travel to the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, and Collection Frits Lugt, Paris, France following its Toledo debut. A scholarly publication accompanies the exhibition. Frans Hals Portraits: A Family Reunion is supported in part by Taylor Cadillac, KeyBank, and the Ohio Arts Council with additional support from 2018 Exhibition Program Sponsor ProMedica. Museum members are invited to a special members-only preview of the exhibition Friday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission to Frans Hals Portraits: A Family Reunion is free for Toledo Museum of Art members and children under 5. Tickets are $10 for adult nonmembers; $7 for seniors, college students and military personnel; and $5 for youth ages 5-17. From 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays, visitors can enjoy free admission to the exhibition. A wide range of programs will be offered around the exhibition’s theme of the evolving nature of families today. Among the planned events will be genealogy workshops, a TV situation comedy festival, a Baroque music concert, family storytelling and film series, a special Masters Series presentation featuring Toledo family stories, family-centered tours, art-making activities and more. Frans Hals Portraits: A Family Reunion Related Programs Special Events and Presentations Lecture: Larry Nichols, Frans Hals Portraits: Bringing to Life “These Perishable Things” Sunday, Oct. 21: 3 p.m., Little Theater Lawrence W. Nichols, the William Hutton senior curator, European and American painting and sculpture before 1900 and co-curator of the exhibition Frans Hals Portraits: A Family Reunion, will address what makes the portraiture of Frans Hals so extraordinary. The painter’s compositional strategies as well as his technique will be examined. Hals Community Program: Family-Themed Open Mic Poetry Thursday, Oct. 25: 7 p.m., Levis Gallery Join the Museum for an evening of poetry about family. If you have a poem suitable for an all-ages audience, please arrive by 6:30 p.m. to reserve your spot at the microphone! Hals Community Program: Capturing Your Family History Thursday, Nov. 1: 7 p.m., Levis Gallery Have you found yourself to be the de-facto family historian, but aren’t quite sure what to do with all this information? If so, join us for a presentation by TMA archivist Julie McMaster. She will talk about the joys and challenges of preserving the Museum’s institutional history and how that translates into preserving your own family’s history. Get tips for how to evaluate your own treasures, as well as resources…