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Best in Show: Animal Illustrations from the Mazza Collection

Feb. 13–July 5, 2015

Gallery 18

marathon_logo_smallThe Mazza Museum holds the largest collection of original artwork by children’s book illustrators in the world. Some 50 works from that collection on loan to the Toledo Museum of Art will explore the theme of people’s pets—of all types—as illustrated in children’s picture books from the 1930′s to the present, sure to delight visitors of all ages. Presented by Marathon Petroleum Corporation. Free admission.

The American Civil War: Through Artists’ Eyes

April 3–July 5, 2015

Galleries 28 & 29

This exhibition depicts major events of the American Civil War as seen through the eyes of the artist. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the end of the conflict, The Civil War features 40–50 objects drawn from local institutions and collections, including a monumental painting of the Battle of Cold Harbor by Gilbert Gaul which depicts Battery H, of which many of its soldiers came from Northwest Ohio. Free admission.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Play Time

May 22-Sept. 6, 2015

Museum and Grounds/Select Toledo Locations

2000px-Promedica_Logo smallIn a world that prioritizes work, how do we encourage people of all ages to relish the benefits of play? Play Time celebrates the art of diversion and engages visitors in multi-sensory, interactive installations across the entire 36-acre Museum campus and in select locations across the city. Works include a giant red ball appearing in unexpected locations throughout the city; pop-up and temporary performances throughout the summer utilizing puppetry, pageantry and spectacle; and interactive works both indoors and outdoors. Play Time opens Memorial Day weekend and closes Labor Day weekend. Free admission.

Earthly Beauty

May 29-Sept. 6, 2015

Works on Paper Gallery

Dreamy depictions of worldly beauty, both real and imagined, span from the West Indies to North Wales in this exhibition of watercolor paintings and drawings. Artists from America to India are represented, including Winslow Homer and Joseph Mallord William Turner. The more than 90 works of art on display are assembled entirely from the Toledo Museum of Art collection. Free admission.

From the Collection: Three Hundred Years of French Landscape Painting

July 17-Oct. 11, 2015

Gallery 18

Drawn entirely from the holdings of the Toledo Museum of Art, From the Collection: Three Hundred Years of French Landscape Painting contains a single, stunning example selected from each of the many styles that define the French tradition of depicting scenes in nature. This one-gallery focus show begins with Claude Lorrain’s 17th-century classicism and Boucher’s Rococo fantasy and continues through the 19th century with Valenciennes (Neo-classicism), Rousseau (Barbizon School), Courbet (Realism), Renoir (Impressionism) and Cézanne (Post-Impressionism), and concludes in the early 20th century with the Fauvism of Derain. Free admission.

Degas and the Dance–A Focus Exhibition

Oct. 15, 2015-Jan. 10, 2016

Canaday Gallery

Little Dancer of Fourteen Years, on loan from the Clark Art Institute of Williamstown, Massachusetts, occupies center stage in this exhibition that revolves around Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas (1834–1917), one of France’s leading Impressionists. Originally modeled in wax in 1880-81, the 38-inch tall figure was cast in bronze in 1919–21 and depicts Marie van Goethem, a student in the Ballet School of the Paris Opéra. Twelve other works on the subject of ballet, including bronze sculptures and paintings, will be shown. Among them are TMA’s bronze Study in Nude of Little Dancer Aged Fourteen and pastel The Dancers, as well as important works lent by the Museé d’Orsay in Paris, the Clark Art Institute, and the National Gallery of Art and The Phillips Collection, both in Washington, District of Columbia. The exhibition is presented in conjunction with The Toledo Ballet’s 75th annual performance of “The Nutcracker.” Free admission.

Ohio Arts Council 50th Anniversary

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