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Current Exhibitions

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Rebecca Louise Law: Community

Jun. 16, 2018 — Jan. 13, 2019

British artist Rebecca Louise Law has designed and created a site-specific installation using both dried and fresh plant materials to form an immersive visitor experience that explores the relationship between humanity and nature. The artist sourced thousands of plants and flowers native to the region for the project, which required 1,650 volunteer hours of assistance from community members, thematically and literally representing northwest Ohio. A proponent of sustainability, Law has also repurposed flowers that were previously used in her other installations from around the world.
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Sights & Sounds: Art, Nature, and the Senses

Jul. 21, 2018 — Feb. 24, 2019

A multisensory art installation of video, new media and works on paper by artists from around the world launches a recently renovated gallery dedicated to contemporary art at the Toledo Museum of Art. Sights & Sounds: Art, Nature, and the Senses presents modern and contemporary works of art in a variety of media that explore and relate to the natural world. Many of the works are recent acquisitions installed for the first time, while others from TMA’s acclaimed collection have only been shown occasionally.
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The Snake Charmer and the French Avant-Garde

Sep. 25, 2018 — Dec. 31, 2018

 Regarded as one of Henri Rousseau’s most significant works, The Snake Charmer demonstrates why this self-taught artist was so highly admired during his lifetime by the pioneers of 20th- century painting, including Pablo Picasso, Robert Delaunay, and Vasily Kandinsky. This visionary artist who worked as a customs agent (douanier) on the outskirts of Paris (he was famously nicknamed Le Douanier Rousseau) was known especially for his depictions of dreamlike jungles filled with plant and animal life. 
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Frans Hals Portraits: A Family Reunion

Oct. 13, 2018 — Jan. 6, 2019

This exhibition was prompted by the Toledo Museum of Art’s acquisition in 2011 of Frans Hals’s Van Campen Family in a Landscape, as well as the recent conservation of Brussels’ Three Children of the Van Campen Family. These two works originally formed one composition, separated for unknown reasons likely in the late 18th century or early 19th century. The exhibition reunites the sections of the Toledo/Brussels painting.
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.

Past Exhibitions

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Mel Chin: Two Me

Sep. 22, 2018 — Nov. 11, 2018

Mel Chin’s Two Me invites the public to elevate and pose as living monuments. A noted conceptual artist, Chin's work takes many different forms to pose philosophical questions about the nature of human experience and connection. Two Me was originally commissioned for the courtyard in front of Philadelphia’s City Hall in 2017.  The site-specific installation will find a temporary new home on the front terrace of the Toledo Museum of Art where it will be on display from Sept. 22 through Nov. 11, 2018. 
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Celebrating Libbey Glass, 1818-2018

May. 4, 2018 — Nov. 25, 2018

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Libbey Glass Company and its tradition of excellence in glassmaking, the TMA has organized this major exhibition of glass that shares the story of American ingenuity in glass making. 
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Decades in the Making: Highlights from the Toledo Federation of Artists Societies

Apr. 28, 2018 — Jun. 24, 2018

This retrospective exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of TFAS and the century-long tradition of celebrating and recognizing the best artists in the region by TMA. It will showcase more than 20 works of art in a wide variety of media from the approximately 270 works purchased for the TFAS collection over the last 60 years.