Area Arts Briefs: 10-31-14


‘Mr. Banks’ at Way Library
PERRYSBURG – As part of its Show Me the Movie contemporary film series, Way Library will screen
"Saving Mr. Banks" Nov. 6  at 2 p.m.
The film tells the behind-the-scenes story of the relationship between the uncompromising author of
"Mary Poppins" P. L. Travers, played by Emma Thompson,  and a determined Walt Disney played by
Tom Hanks.
This adults only film is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Toledo Rep staging ‘Laura’
TOLEDO – Toledo Rep’s "Laura" opens Nov. 7 on 10th Street Stage, 16 Tenth St., and continues
weekends through Nov. 16.
The play is based upon the 1944 film noir classic.
For tickets, contact 419-243-9277 or
Newly-acquired masterpiece to be unveiled
TOLEDO – A ceremonial introduction of the 350-year-old painting The Liberation of St. Peter by Italian
artist Luca Giordano will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Museum’s Great Gallery.
Toledo Museum of Art Director Brian Kennedy; Lawrence W. Nichols, the William Hutton senior curator of
European and American painting and sculpture before 1900; and the Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas, the
new Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo, will speak. They will discuss the painting from both
artistic and religious perspectives. The program is free and open to the public.
The massive oil painting depicts the Biblical story of an angel liberating Peter from prison. Kennedy
said: "Giordano’s composition is a riveting presentation of the power of the divine overwhelming
the earthbound. The subject of St. Peter had an immense symbolic power during the times in which the
artist lived. Giordano painted his Liberation of St. Peter in the years of thanksgiving that followed
the end of the plague that devastated his hometown of Naples in 1656."  
The painting was in private hands from the middle of the 19th century until it was consigned by the
previous owner to Sotheby’s in late 2010. It was purchased early the following year by the Matthiesen
Gallery in London from which TMA acquired it.

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