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Current Exhibitions

László Moholy-Nagy (Hungarian, 1895-1946), Am2, 1925. Oil on canvas. Toledo Museum of Art, Purchased with funds from the Libbey Endowment, Gift of Edward Drummond Libbey, 1996.20.

The Bauhaus Experiment: Art & Design from the Toledo Museum of Art

Aug. 25, 2020 — Feb. 7, 2021

Through a selection of objects drawn from TMA’s collection, The Bauhaus Experiment presents an introduction to the school’s key ideas and methods and the significant late 19th-century and early 20th-century artistic movements that influenced it.
A series of red, orange, yellow, pink and blue circles made of light.

Luminous Visions: Phillip K. Smith III and Light Across the Collection

Oct. 17, 2020 — Apr. 4, 2021

To mark the significant acquisition of Flat Torus 4, Luminous Visions: Phillip K. Smith III and Light Across the Collection considers the work alongside objects from the Toledo Museum of Art’s collection that span time, culture, and media and explore the theme of light from a wide range of perspectives.
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.

Upcoming Exhibitions

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.
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo Art Museum, Toledo Museum

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. 

Past Exhibitions

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Path to Paradise, Judith Schaechter, Exhibition, stained glass

The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaechter’s Stained-Glass Art

Oct. 3, 2020 — Jan. 3, 2021

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.
A dark room lined with mirrors and stringed lights hanging from the ceiling.

Yayoi Kusama: Fireflies on the Water

Jul. 21, 2020 — Jan. 3, 2021

Over the past several years the Toledo Museum of Art has cultivated an exhibition program that strives to embody a celebration of singular masterworks, a demonstrated commitment to global contemporary art, the promotion of diverse perspectives, and an emphasis placed on multi-sensory artist projects and installations. All of these elements will be brought together in Toledo Museum of Art’s special presentation of Yayoi Kusama’s site-specific installation, Fireflies on the Water, made possible through a generous loan from the Whitney Museum of American Art.