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Current Exhibitions

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Global Conversations: Art in Dialogue

Mar. 9, 2019 — Mar. 8, 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.
Everything is Rhythm, Mid Centry art and music, toledo museum, toledo museum of art, exhibition

“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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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. With works spanning from early depictions through the Pop Artists’ portrayal of the automobile’s impact upon consumer culture to the present, the car’s image as a symbol of newness, freedom and independence, mobility, and renewal will be explored. Organized through four themes that call attention to the social, aesthetic, environmental, and industrial dimensions of its legacy, this exhibition will include a range of visual media.This is a ticketed exhibition. Tickets are free for members; $12 for nonmembers; $10 for military, college students, and seniors; $7 for youth ages 5-17, free for children four years of age or younger.

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Katherine Gray, Being in a Hot Shop, Hot Shop, Toledo Museum of Art, TMA, Glass Art

Katherine Gray: (Being) in a Hotshop

Feb. 9, 2019 — May. 12, 2019

In this solo exhibition of her work, Katherine Gray presents glassmaking as something that is experiential rather than strictly visual. (Being) in a Hotshop immerses the audience in the sights, sounds, and smells of the glassmaking studio. Using primarily glass (and cleverly defining the material with itself), visitors are invited to experience glassmaking through multiple senses. With Gray’s immersive and sensory installation of the hotshop experience, visitors will be able to grasp a greater understanding of the process of glassblowing. Admission is free.
Different Trains, Toledo Museum of Art, Video Art, Exhibition

Different Trains

Feb. 9, 2019 — May. 5, 2019

Created by Caravaggio in 2016, Different Trains, sets Steve Reich’s 1988 score for string quartet and recorded voice to an archival film montage that lends new depths and insights to the original musical composition. The video stands as important reminder of one of the greatest tragedies in human history. The work is both historically important and aesthetically impressive. Both the music and videos are beautifully composed; Reich’s score fragmented and modern, with Caravaggio’s editing swiftly leading the audience through the work.
Expanding Views, Native American Art in Focus

Expanded Views: Native American Art in Focus

Oct. 25, 2018 — Apr. 28, 2019

Over the past several years the Museum has been working to build up its collection of Native American works of art, both historical and contemporary. Expanded Views: Native American Art in Focus features the new acquisitions in this area, and presents a large scale work by the artist James Lavadour, on loan for this exhibition. Works as diverse as a traditional Acoma Manta and Cherokee tipi cover will be shown together with contemporary works by Lavadour and artists Wendy Red Star and Marie Watt. Additionally, a select number of paintings from the Museum’s established American paintings collection will be shown as part of the installation.