Free tickets for the October 22 concert will be distributed to children and families as part of TMA’s awareness initiatives.
TOLEDO, Ohio – The Toledo Museum of Art and the Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts, in partnership with local community organizations, will host the multi-platinum artist, activist, EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) recipient and native of Ohio John Legend for a concert in the iconic Great Gallery at 8 p.m. on October 22. The concert is presented with the support of ProMedica and the Rita Barbour Kern Foundation.
Collaborating with TMA curators and Toledo Symphony musicians, Legend will perform in the Baroque Painting Gallery, pairing songs from its catalog with geographically and chronologically diverse works of art from the museum’s famous collection. These works of art will be installed in the Grand Gallery for the concert, allowing spectators to see thematic or formal connections, which will entirely surround the stage.
Free tickets to the concert will be distributed to children and families as part of TMA’s outreach initiatives with Community Anchors from the Art Tatum Zone, the Frederick Douglass Community Association and the Mott branch of the Public Library of the Toledo Lucas County in the neighboring Junction neighborhood. Participants will also participate in artistic activities related to the set list and will have the opportunity to interact with Legend. A small representation of frontline healthcare workers from ProMedica will also be invited.
“This intimate concert by the incredible John Legend will create an unforgettable experience for guests, contribute to the sense of belonging that our outreach efforts seek to cultivate, and reframe the works of art in our museum’s collection and spaces in such a way. exciting, ”said Rhonda Sewell, Director. belonging and community engagement at the Toledo Museum of Art.
“The Toledo Museum of Art is proud to join valuable partner organizations in Toledo to welcome multi-platinum artist John Legend, whose performance launches an exciting new series of high-level and innovative concerts for the community at TMA,” said Adam M. Levine, Edward Drummond of the Museum and Florence Scott Libbey, Director and CEO.
The museum’s COVID-19 security protocols include mandatory face covers for all visitors and staff inside TMA buildings, improved cleaning protocols for high-contact areas and surfaces, and cycles of increased indoor ventilation and air purification.