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TMA offers a wide range of exhibitions that explore all time periods and regions of the globe. From unique contemporary installations to travelling exhibitions that explore individual artists or historical themes, there’s always something on view that will open your eyes and deepen your understanding.

Current

From Asia to the World: Ancient to Contemporary Art

  • Free for all
  • Green Building, Gallery 35
  • April 20, 2024 to June 29, 2025
Seated Buddha

Generational Echoes: Privilege, Power and the Transmission of Knowledge

  • Free for all
  • Green Building, Gallery 6
  • April 6, 2024 to July 7, 2024
Woman looking in mirror

In a New Light: Impressionism and Post-Impressionism

  • Free for all
  • Glass Pavilion, Gallery 5
  • March 30, 2024 to June 29, 2025
Oil painting of water lilies

Beth Lipman: ReGift

  • Free for all
  • Green Building, Gallery 18
  • August 12, 2023 to January 5, 2025
Beth Lipman Artwork

Africa Unmasked

  • Free for all
  • Green Building, Gallery 1
  • July 21, 2023 to August 30, 2025
Epa Helmet Mask

Expanding Horizons: The Evolving Character of a Nation

  • Free for all
  • Green Building, New Media Gallery
  • March 18, 2023 to August 30, 2025

Community Gallery

dirtykics – In Order to Live

  • Free for all
  • Green Building, Robert C. & Susan Savage Community Gallery
  • May 1, 2024 to July 14, 2024
Holding hands

Upcoming

Strategic Interplay: African Art and Imagery in Black and White

  • Free for all
  • Green Building, Canaday Gallery
  • November 9, 2024 to February 23, 2025
Horse and Rider

Ethiopia at the Crossroads

  • Free for members
  • $10 for non-members
  • Green Building, Levis Gallery
  • August 17, 2024 to November 10, 2024
Psalter with Praise of Mary

Past

Marisol: A Retrospective

  • March 2, 2024 to June 2, 2024
Assemblage of 15 freestanding life-size figures

The Ninth Congressional District Invitational High School Art Exhibition

  • February 14, 2024 to March 31, 2024
People looking at artwork

The Brilliance of Caravaggio: Four Paintings in Focus

  • January 20, 2024 to April 14, 2024
The Cardsharps

Sankofa Carnival

  • December 1, 2023 to March 17, 2024

Jordy R. Poma: Las Curiosas

  • September 27, 2023 to January 28, 2024
Poma Artwork

Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club

  • June 3, 2023 to September 3, 2023
Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club

Our Belonging

  • May 3, 2023 to September 3, 2023
Our Belonging by Ambz

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg – Machine Auguries: Toledo

  • April 29, 2023 to November 26, 2023
Blue background with text that reads

Seeing Stars, Divining Futures

  • February 3, 2023 to June 23, 2023
Set of cards

Matt Wedel: Phenomenal Debris

  • November 5, 2022 to April 2, 2023
Matt Wedel (American, born 1983), Flower tree, 2018. Porcelain (whipped). 6.5 x 9.5 x 11 in. MW18-25. Courtesy the artist and LA Louver, Los Angeles Photo: Jeff McLane

State of The Art: Revealing Works From The Conservation Vault

  • September 24, 2022 to February 5, 2023
Statue of a woman's head

Momentum | Intersection

  • September 15, 2022 to October 16, 2022
Momentum Intersection, 2022

Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands

  • April 23, 2022 to July 17, 2022
Persian, Feline, 19th century, bronze; cast 4 1/4 x 6 11/16 2 9/16 in. (10.8 x 17 x 6.5 cm), The Hossein Afshar Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Photograph © The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Contrary Bodies

  • April 2, 2022 to July 3, 2022
Two men posed on a bed

Living Legacies: Art of the African American South

  • January 15, 2022 to May 1, 2022
The New Heaven

The Age of Armor: Treasures from the Higgins Armory Collection at the Worcester Art Museum

  • November 6, 2021 to February 27, 2022
Helmet in the form of a Sea Conch Shell, 1618, Nagasone Tojiro Mitsumasa (Japanese, 1600s), iron with traces of lacquer and textiles, Worcester Art Museum, The John Woodman Higgins Armory Collection, 2014.89.1

Stan Douglas: Doppelgänger

  • October 16, 2021 to May 15, 2022
Doppelgänger by prominent Canadian artist Stan Douglas

Out of the Dark: A Historic Journey

  • June 19, 2021 to July 31, 2022
Out of the Dark: A Historic Journey

Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art

  • June 12, 2021 to September 5, 2021
Agatha Wojciechowsky (American, born Germany, 1896–1986), and Spirits. Untitled (detail), 1963. Watercolor and crayon on paper. 11 3/4 × 8 7/8 in. Courtesy the collection of Steven Day, New York, NY. Photo: Steven Day

Rare and Wondrous: Birds in Art and Culture 1620-1820

  • April 24, 2021 to July 25, 2021
Blue and gold Macaw

Chameleon Effects: Glass (Un)Defined

  • March 27, 2021 to June 5, 2022
Glass Chameleon bowl

The Art of Conservation

  • March 10, 2021 to August 29, 2021
Woman looking into scope

Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints and Drawings

  • February 6, 2021 to May 2, 2021
This is a painting featuring slices of pie on individual small plates.

Telling Stories: Resilience and Struggle in Contemporary Narrative Drawing

  • November 21, 2020 to February 14, 2021
Annie Pootoogook, Dr. Phil, 2006. Ink and pencil crayon on paper, 20 x 26 in. Collection of Patricia Feheley.

Radical Tradition: American Quilts and Social Change

  • November 21, 2020 to February 14, 2021
Quiltmaker unidentified, initialed J.F.R., Cleveland-Hendricks Crazy Quilt, 1885-1890. Lithographed silk ribbons, silk, and wool, with cotton fringe and silk and metallic embroidery, 75 x 77 in. The American Folk Art Museum, Gift of Margaret Cavigga, 1985.23.3.

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

  • October 17, 2020 to April 3, 2021
Phillip K. Smith III, Flat Torus 4. Photograph by Lance Gerber Studio.

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

  • October 3, 2020 to January 3, 2021
The Battle of Carnival and Lent, 2010-2011. Stained-glass panel, 56 x 56 in. Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, NY; Marion Stratton Gould Fund, Rosemary B.and James C. MacKenzie Fund, Joseph T. Simon Fund, R. T. Miller Fund and Bequest of Clara Trowbridge Wolfard by exchange, and funds from deaccessioning.

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

  • August 25, 2020 to February 7, 2021
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

PICTURE ID: Contemporary African American Works on Paper

  • August 4, 2020 to January 18, 2021
Lorna Simpson, Wigs, 1994. Portfolio of waterless lithographs on felt, 72 x 162 ½ in. (overall). Edition AP 1/5 from an edition of 15. Toledo Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Webster Plass and of Miss Elsie C. Mershon in memory of Edward C. Mershon, by exchange, 2007.7A-MM

Yayoi Kusama: Fireflies on the Water

  • July 21, 2020 to January 3, 2021
Yayoi Kusama, Fireflies on the Water, 2002. Mirror, plexiglass, 150 lights and water, 111 × 144 1/2 × 144 1/2 in. (281.9 × 367 × 367 cm) overall. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Postwar Committee and the Contemporary Painting and Sculpture Committee and partial gift of Betsy Wittenborn Miller 2003.322a-tttttttt. © Yayoi Kusama. Photograph courtesy Robert Miller Gallery

Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar

  • June 23, 2020 to July 26, 2020
Alison Saar (American (b. 1956))
 High Yella' Blue, edition 3/21, 2016 intaglio, pochoir on found vintage handkerchief 
12 1/4 x 12 1/4 in.
Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer

Thornton Dial: Trip to the Mountaintop

  • June 23, 2020 to July 26, 2020
Thornton Dial (1928 - 2016), Trip to the Mountaintop, 2004. Wood, clothing, wire screen, rope, steel, wire, and plastic. 132 x 86 x 51 in.

ONE EACH: Still Lifes by Pissarro, Cézanne, Manet & Friends

  • January 18, 2020 to August 23, 2020
Camille Pissarro (French, 1830-1903) Still Life. Oil on canvas, 1867. Purchased with funds from the Libbey Endowment, Gift of Edward Drummond Libbey, 1949.6

Expanded Views II: Native American Art in Focus

  • December 5, 2019 to December 6, 2020
Navajo Nation, Eyedazzler Rug. Handspun warp and weft yarns, four-ply Germantown yarn in end cords, about 1890-1910. On Loan from the Crane American Indian Collection at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, AC. 4634

An Inspired Age: Selections of 18th-century European Art from the Collection

  • November 2, 2019 to January 5, 2020
Francesco de Mura (Italian, 1696-1782), Allegory of Spring. Oil on canvas, 1759. Purchased with funds from the Libbey Endowment, Gift of Edward Drummond Libbey, 1979.79

Anila Quayyum Agha: Between Light and Shadow

  • October 19, 2019 to February 9, 2020

Life Is a Highway: Art and American Car Culture

  • June 15, 2019 to September 15, 2019
Boys riding in a car

“Everything Is Rhythm”: Mid-Century Art & Music

  • April 6, 2019 to February 23, 2020
Everything is Rhythm

Global Conversations: Art in Dialogue

  • March 9, 2019 to August 16, 2020
Contemporary Artwork

Different Trains

  • February 9, 2019 to May 5, 2019
Beatriz Caravaggio (Spanish), Different Trains (still from video), 2016, video, Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, Ohio), Museum Art Fund, 2018.24

Expanded Views: Native American Art in Focus

  • October 25, 2018 to April 28, 2019
Cheyenne Nation, Model Tipi Cover

Frans Hals Portraits: A Family Reunion

  • October 13, 2018 to January 6, 2019
The Van Campen Family in a Landscape

The Snake Charmer and the French Avant-Garde

  • September 25, 2018 to December 31, 2018
Henri Rousseau (French 1844–1910) The Snake Charmer (La Charmeuse de Serpents). Oil on canvas, 1907. Paris, Musée d’Orsay, legacy of Jacques Doucet, 1936

Mel Chin: Two Me

  • September 22, 2018 to November 11, 2018
Mel Chin, Two Me, City Hall Courtyard - Philadelphia, Monument Lab 2017 (Steve Weinik/Mural Arts Philadelphia)

Sights & Sounds: Art, Nature, and the Senses

  • July 21, 2018 to February 24, 2019
David Hockney (British, born 1937), Woldgate Woods, Winter, 2010, 2010, digital videos, 100 in. x 165 in., Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, Ohio), Purchased with funds from the Libbey Endowment, Gift of Edward Drummond Libbey and Gift of Caroline Ransom Williams, Carl B. Spitzer, Edgar Park, Pauline Steinem, and Mrs. Joseph Roth, by exchange, 2017.14

Rebecca Louise Law: Community

  • June 16, 2018 to January 13, 2019
man walking in a room full of flowers

Celebrating Libbey Glass, 1818-2018

  • May 4, 2018 to November 25, 2018
Libbey Glass Company (American 1892-1919), Punch Bowl and stand with 23 cups, thick colorless glass, overall: 21 1/2 x 23 7/8 x 23 7/8 in. (54.6 x 60.6 x 60.6 cm), Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, Ohio), Gift of Libbey Glass Company, division of Owens-Illinois Glass Company, 1946.27A-Y

Decades in the Making: Highlights from the Toledo Federation of Artists Societies

  • April 28, 2018 to June 24, 2018
Sister Jane Catherine Lauer

Before Audubon: Alexander Wilson's Birds of the United States

  • April 21, 2018 to July 22, 2018
Group of birds

The Mummies: From Egypt to Toledo

  • February 3, 2018 to May 6, 2018
Egyptian Amulets

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