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Current Exhibitions

Art of Conservation

The Art of Conservation

Mar. 10, 2021 — Aug. 29, 2021

TMA conservators will be treating a range of TMA objects that have been affected by time, artist techniques, human use and previous repair, including iconic works from the African American quilting community of Gee’s Bend, ancient Greek ceramics, sculpture by the 20th-century American sculptor Marisol, an ancient Egyptian stele and many more. 

Chameleon Effects: Glass (Un)Defined

Mar. 27, 2021 — Mar. 27, 2022

Chameleon Effects: Glass (Un)Defined brings together historical and contemporary works from the Toledo Museum of Art’s collection to explore the spectrum of technical and formal possibilities of glass
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Rare and Wondrous: Birds in Art and Culture 1620-1820

Apr. 24, 2021 — Jul. 25, 2021

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.
Painting with faces

Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art

Jun. 12, 2021 — Sep. 5, 2021

Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art is the first museum exhibition to broadly examine the relationship between American artists and the supernatural. 

Out of the Dark: A Historic Journey

Jun. 19, 2021 — Jun. 19, 2022

Out of the Dark: A Historic Journey, is a digital exhibition in recognition of Juneteenth, an observance acknowledging the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. Juneteenth (a combination of the words June and nineteenth) is recognized in most states and the District of Columbia as a local holiday or ceremonial observance, thoughit is not yet a federal holiday. TMA invited eight members of the Toledo Black Artist Coalition (TBAC) to curate an online exhibition featuring influential works from the Museum’s collection, including sculptor Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012) and photographer Gordon Parks (1912-2006) among others. TBAC guest curators are noted local artists James Dickerson, Dustin Hostetler, Audrey Johnson, Imani Lateef, Yusuf Lateef, Lydia Myrick, Simone Spruce, and Paul Verdell. The online exhibition launches on TMA’s website on June 19, 2021.

Past Exhibitions

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This is a painting featuring slices of pie on individual small plates.

Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints and Drawings

Feb. 6, 2021 — May. 2, 2021

Marking the artist’s 100th birthday, Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints and Drawings celebrates the breadth of Thiebaud’s accomplishments and career.
A patchwork quilt made up of various strips of fabric in many colors

Radical Tradition: American Quilts and Social Change

Nov. 21, 2020 — Feb. 14, 2021

Radical Tradition: American Quilts and Social Change brings historical and contemporary works together in critical dialogue to consider how quilts have been used to voice opinions, raise awareness, and enact social reform in the U.S. from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.
A drawing of a woman with black hair and wearing a red sweatshirt and white jeans lays on a green rug watching a small TV. Her head rests on a white pillow.

Telling Stories: Resilience and Struggle in Contemporary Narrative Drawing

Nov. 21, 2020 — Feb. 14, 2021

Telling Stories: Resilience and Struggle in Contemporary Narrative Drawing showcases the extraordinary vitality of contemporary drawing as an expressive medium as presented through the works of Amy Cutler, Robyn O’Neil, and Annie Pootoogook.