Rebecca Louise Law: Community
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.
Tickets are FREE for Museum members and $10 for nonmembers. Discounted tickets are available for seniors, college students and military personnel (with valid ID) at $7 and youth ages 5-17 at $5. Children 4 and under are free. In addition, TMA will be offering free admission to all on Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Free Admission Thursday Evenings
Free admission to Rebecca Louise Law: Community for all visitors will take place Thursday evenings from 5 to 9 p.m. during the run of the exhibition. Visitors can claim their free timed ticket (one per person) at the information desk upon arrival. Thursday evening tickets will not be available in advance or online.
Personal photography is allowed in Community. This includes cell phones, handheld cameras and video cameras that are set to take non-flash photos. The use of flash photography, tripods, and selfie sticks in the installation is prohibited. Wedding and portrait photography is not permitted in the installation at this time. Museum security reserves the right to halt any photo shoot that is deemed disruptive.
A Note About the Sensory Experience
Rebecca Louise Law: Community is a site-specific installation using both dried and fresh plant materials. These materials may contain pollen and other allergy-sensitive materials. Visitors with sensitivities to natural materials such as plants and flowers should use their discretion before entering the space.
Video: Creating "Community" at the Toledo Museum of Art
British artist Rebecca Louise Law and members of the TMA Staff discuss the meaning of "Community" and how the installtion came to be.
Video: A Conversation with Rebecca Louise Law and Halona Norton-Westbrook
British artist Rebecca Louise Law discusses her work, including the just completed site-specific installation for TMA called Community, with Director of Curatorial Affairs Halona Norton-Westbrook.