Current and Upcoming 2019-2020 Exhibitions at the Toledo Museum of Art
Life Is a Highway: Art and American Car Culture
Through Sept. 15, 2019: Canaday Gallery
The first large-scale domestic exhibition to provide a historical overview of this topic with an emphasis upon the Midwest, Life Is a Highway will bring together a diverse selection of artists to showcase the automobile’s reshaping of the 20th-century American landscape and cultural attitudes of self-expression. Featuring more than 100 works from the Toledo Museum of Art’s own collection and both private and public loans, this exhibition will chart the rise of automobility as a visual icon of American identity. Life Is a Highway: Art and American Car Culture is presented by BP America with additional support from Taylor Cadillac, the Ohio Arts Council and 2019 Exhibition Program Sponsor ProMedica.
“Everything Is Rhythm”: Mid-Century Art & Music
Through Feb. 23, 2020: New Media Gallery
Following on the success of Sights & Sounds: Art, Nature, and the Senses (July 21, 2018–Feb. 24, 2019), this installation of the New Media gallery once again highlights a multisensory experience, this time focused on an exploration of the relationship between art and music. Free admission. “Everything is Rhythm” is sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council with additional support from 2019 Exhibition Program Sponsor ProMedica and a gift from the estate of Rachel Merrill.
Global Conversations: Art in Dialogue
Through March 8, 2020: Levis Gallery
Over the past several years, the Toledo Museum of Art has been working to grow and broaden its holdings of global contemporary art. In the spring of 2019, Global Conversations: Art in Dialogue debuted in the Museum’s recently refurbished Levis Gallery. The exhibition features dozens of contemporary works of art that encompass a broad range of media and geographic regions. These works offer visitors the chance to explore the many powerful ways artists engage with issues facing the world in the 21st-century, such as identity, migration and the digital revolution. Free admission. Global Conversations is sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council with additional support from 2019 Exhibition Program Sponsor ProMedica.
Anila Quayyum Agha: Between Light and Shadow
Oct. 19, 2019-Feb. 9, 2020: Galleries 4, 5 and 9
The Toledo Museum of Art presents three gallery-sized installations by Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha that create awe-inspiring spaces from intricate patterns of light and shadow that evoke the sacred while also raising questions of exclusion and belonging. Anila Quayyum Agha: Between Light and Shadow is sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council with additional support from 2019 Exhibition Program Sponsor ProMedica.
ONE EACH: Still Lifes by Pissarro, Cézanne, Manet & Friends
Jan. 18-April 12, 2020: Gallery 18
With its solemnity and spontaneity, Camille Pissarro’s Still Life of 1867 is one of the most rewarding and mesmerizing compositions in the collection of the Toledo Museum of Art. ONE EACH: Still Lifes by Pissarro, Cézanne, Manet & Friends is a one-gallery focus exhibition that places this masterpiece in context. The exhibition will feature still lifes by seven French painters, all created in a single decade – the 1860s. Included are sterling examples from the hand of Édouard Manet, regarded as the ‘father of modern painting,’ and Paul Cézanne, considered to have been the driving precursor of Cubism, the early 20th-century’s major art movement. Rounding out the group are superb paintings by Frédéric Bazille, Claude Monet, Henri Fantin-Latour and Gustave Courbet. ONE EACH: Still Lifes by Pissarro, Cézanne, Manet & Friends is sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council with additional support from 2019 Exhibition Program Sponsor ProMedica.