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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.
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.
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.
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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 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

An oil painting of rows of slices of pie. Each slice sits on a white plate.

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.
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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.

Past Exhibitions

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Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar

Jun. 23, 2020 — Jul. 26, 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

Jun. 23, 2020 — Jul. 26, 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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ONE EACH: Still Lifes by Pissarro, Cézanne, Manet & Friends

Jan. 18, 2020 — Aug. 23, 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.