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Current Exhibitions

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Global Conversations: Art in Dialogue

Mar. 9, 2019 — Apr. 26, 2020

Global Conversations: Art in Dialogue features dozens of contemporary works of art, many from the Museum’s permanent collection and many newly acquired, that encompass a broad range of media and geographic regions. These works will offer visitors the chance to discover the many powerful ways that artists are engaging with issues of urgency facing the world today. Identity, migration, and the digital revolution are among the rich topics the artists explore. Free admission.
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“Everything Is Rhythm”: Mid-Century Art & Music

Apr. 6, 2019 — Feb. 23, 2020

Following on the success of Sights & Sounds: Art, Nature, and the Senses (July 21, 2018-Feb. 23, 2020), the next installation of the New Media gallery will once again feature a multisensory display, this time focused on an exploration of the relationship between art and music. Jointly curated by Halona Norton-Westbrook, Director of Curatorial Affairs, and Scott Boberg, Manager of Programs and Audience Engagement, the exhibition will feature a selection of 20th-century abstract paintings each paired with carefully curated musical composition. Presented together in this manner, the art and music engage visitors in a multi-sensory experience that simultaneously engenders close looking, contemplation, and a consideration of the connection between visual and auditory art forms. Free admission.
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Expanded Views II: Native American Art in Focus

Dec. 5, 2019 — Dec. 6, 2020

Highlights of this new installation include a rotating selection of Navajo textile masterworks, on special loan from the Crane Collection at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. These works have been selected for their incredible beauty, exquisite craftsmanship, and ability to powerfully demonstrate the importance of Navajo textiles as a significant art tradition that warrants inclusion in a broadened understanding of what constitutes American art. Other highlights include a woven basket, a beaded bag, and pottery as well of several works of art from the previous installation, including a large-scale work by artist James Lavadour.
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Yayoi Kusama: Fireflies on the Water

Dec. 14, 2019 — Apr. 26, 2020

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ONE EACH: Still Lifes by Pissarro, Cézanne, Manet & Friends

Jan. 18, 2020 — Apr. 12, 2020

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 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, Claude Monet, Henri Fantin-Latour, and Gustave Courbet.

Upcoming Exhibitions

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Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar

Apr. 4, 2020 — Jul. 5, 2020

The retrospective exhibition Mirror Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar features over 30 prints and six sculptures to showcase Alison Saar’s extraordinary 35-year career as a printmaker.
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Thornton Dial: Trip to the Mountaintop

Apr. 4, 2020 — Jul. 5, 2020

Thornton Dial: Trip to the Mountaintop is a single-work installation of a monumental sculpture by the artist Thornton Dial. His work, entitled Trip to the Mountaintop will be on display in anticipation of a future landmark exhibition that will celebrate a significant addition of works by African American artists from the southern United States to the collection at the Toledo Museum of Art.
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Rare and Wondrous: Birds in Art and Culture 1620-1820

May. 2, 2020 — Aug. 2, 2020

The exhibition will showcase the Museum’s recent acquisition of the important six-volume Ornithologie written by Mathurin-Jacques Brisson and illustrated by François-Nicolas Martinet, published 1760. It will also feature paintings, prints, and decorative arts from TMA’s collection, as well as select loans of significant prints and illustrated books.
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The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaechter’s Stained-Glass Art

Jun. 27, 2020 — Oct. 4, 2020

Judith Schaechter has explored and pushed the limits of the stained-glass medium for over three decades with her striking stained-glass panels that fuse the medieval with the boldly contemporary. The Path to Paradise is the first survey and major scholarly assessment of this groundbreaking artist’s 37-year career.

Past Exhibitions

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Anila Quayyum Agha: Between Light and Shadow

Oct. 19, 2019 — Feb. 9, 2020

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, evoking the sacred, while also raising questions of exclusion and belonging.
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Life Is a Highway: Art and American Car Culture

Jun. 15, 2019 — Sep. 15, 2019

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.