In 1965, German artist Joseph Beuys covered his head and face in honey and gold leaf, tied a slab of iron to his boots and sat in a gallery cradling and whispering bedtime stories to a dead hare. The performance piece, How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare, still shocks, inspires, and confuses audiences— just as the late artist planned. In his lifetime, Beuys offered the art world performances, sculptures, and, most notably, a new definition of art where, truly, anything goes. His impact is everywhere, including the Toledo Museum of Art’s special exhibition Sights & Sounds: Art, Nature, and the Senses, which featured Nam June Paik’s 1990 mixed media sculptural portrait of the artist, Beuys Voice. Learn more about the artist during the screening of filmmaker Andres Veiel’s 2018 portrait of the artist, Beuys.
7-8:30pm | Friday, November 16.
Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St.
419-255-8000 | Toledomuseum.org | Free