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The Toledo Museum of Art has announced the following calendar of events. Visitors may call (419) 255-8000 or visit www.toledomuseum.org for more information.

Exhibitions:

Anila Quayyum Agha: Between Light and Shadow, Galleries 4, 5 and 9, through February 9, 2020. The Toledo Museum of Art presents three gallery-sized installations by Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha that create awe-inspiring spaces from intricate patterns of light and shadow that evoke the sacred while also raising questions of exclusion and belonging.  

Everything Is Rhythm: Mid-Century Art and Music, New Media Gallery, through February 23. Following on the success of Sights & Sounds: Art, Nature, and the Senses, 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 a carefully curated musical composition. Presented together in this manner, the art and music engage visitors in a multisensory experience that simultaneously engenders close looking, contemplation and a consideration of the connection between visual and auditory art forms. Free admission.

One Each: Still Lifes by Pissarro, Cézanne, Manet and Friends, Gallery 18, through April 12, 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 and Friends is a one-gallery focus exhibition that places this masterpiece in context. The exhibition will feature still lifes by seven 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 Frédéric Bazille, Claude Monet, Henri Fantin-Latour and Gustave Courbet. 

Global Conversations: Contemporary World Art in Dialogue, Levis Gallery, through April 26, 2020. Global Conversations: Contemporary World Art in Dialogue features dozens of contemporary works of art that encompass a broad range of media and geographic regions. Presented together, these works offer visitors the chance to explore the many powerful ways that artists are seeking to consider the state of the world in the 21st century as they engage with issues of urgency facing the world today. Identity, migration and the digital revolution are amongst the rich topics brought forth for exploration. Free admission.

Yayoi Kusama: Fireflies on the Water, Canaday Gallery, through April 26, 2020. 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 multisensory artist projects and installations. All of these elements will be brought together in the 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.

Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar, New Media Gallery, April 4, 2020 through July 5, 2020. A compelling and powerful exhibition featuring the work of contemporary artist Alison Saar, who addresses issues pertaining to race, gender and the vulnerability of the human body. The exhibit includes more than 30 prints and six sculptures from her 35-year career. The works come from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation and the Toledo Museum of Art. Saar’s longtime engagement with the mining of historical, mythological and literary references to reimagine identity has become a source of inspiration for many of today’s artists, according to TMA’s senior works on paper curator, Dr. Robin Reisenfeld, who organized the exhibition.