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Toledo Museum of Art offers buy one, get one free, for ticketed exhibitions

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For the month of December, the Toledo Museum of Art will offer admission to both its ticketed exhibitions for non-members for the price of one exhibition. When someone purchases a ticket to either Rebecca Louise Law: Community or Frans Hals Portraits: A Family Reunion, they will receive a free ticket of equal value to the other exhibition. Admission to the exhibitions is free for Museum members.

As a thank-you to the Toledo-area community, which contributed to the success of both exhibitions, the Museum will offer admission to Rebecca Louise Law: Community and Frans Hals Portraits: A Family Reunion, for $10 for adults, $7 for senior/military/students, $5 for youth ages 5-17. Children under 4 are free. In addition, TMA will continue to offer free admission to all on Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

“During December, we’re giving back. Toledo has helped with the success of both Community and Frans Hals Portraits and we want to make sure that before these exhibitions conclude, everyone has had the opportunity to experience them,” said Brian Kennedy, TMA’s Edward Drummond and Florence Scott Libbey director.

Installation of Rebecca Louise Law: Community required 1,650 volunteer hours of assistance from community members to help assemble garlands of flowers collected from 10,000 plants grown locally at Brodbeck Greeenhouse. These floral strands were then entwined with Law’s entire collection of dried floral material, including more than 10 years of past installations combined with her own collection of European specimens. Community took 17 days to install. The exhibition is in the Canaday Gallery through Jan. 13, 2019.

“The installation offers visitors a sensory experience, evocative of the people and places, natural history and landscapes of northwest Ohio,” Kennedy said. “Law’s transporting vision wonderfully reflects the spirit and textures of our local and global communities.”

The community also played an important role in the Frans Hals Portraits exhibition, which reunited three sections of Hals Van Campen family portrait for the first time since the painting was separated over 200 years ago.

“The reunion of these 17th-century masterworks served as the perfect platform to explore more broadly and deeply how family is defined and what the concept of family means to us in the 21st century,” Kennedy said. “As part of the exploration, more than 500 families submitted photographs depicting their view of family. Some of those were included in the exhibition and others were used in digital displays in Libbey Court.”

One of the greatest portraitists in the history of Western European painting, Frans Hals (1582/83-1666) is renowned for his revolutionary candid style of capturing sitters in seemingly spontaneous poses and lively gestures. For the first time, Hals’s family group portraits from collections in the United States and Europe have been brought together in the international exhibition. Frans Hals Portraits: A Family Reunion will be on view through Jan. 6, 2019, when it will travel to Brussels, Belgium and Paris, France.