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Toledo Museum of Art 2013-2014 Exhibitions

Crossing Cultures: The Owen and Wagner Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Art from the Hood Museum of Art
April 11–July 14, 2013, Canaday Gallery
The first major exhibition of Aboriginal Australian art in this region in a quarter century, Crossing Cultures features 120 works of contemporary Indigenous art from Australia, most created since 2000. Spanning six decades of creative activity, Crossing Cultures explores works by artists from Australian desert communities as well as major metropolitan centers. It presents the many art-making practices of Aboriginal people, including acrylic painting on canvas, ochre painting on bark, sculpture and photography. The traveling exhibition was organized by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, and generously supported by Kate and Yaz Krehbiel, Class of 1991, Thayer 1992 and Hugh J. Freund, Class of 1967. This showing is made possible through the support of Toledo Museum of Art members. Free admission.

Perry’s Victory: The Battle of Lake Erie
Aug. 9–Nov. 10, 2013, Galleries 28 and 29
Perry’s Victory: The Battle of Lake Erie commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie, one of the largest naval battles of the War of 1812 in which nine U.S. vessels captured six ships of Great Britain's Royal Navy. One of the prominent works on view will be the heroically scaled painting Perry’s Victory on Lake Erie (1814), begun shortly after the battle by noted marine painter Thomas Birch (1779–1851), depicting a critical point just before the surrender of the British ships. The show will include paintings, prints, sculpture, artifacts, letters and music to recall more of the exciting story. The naval engagement, led by Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, was a watershed moment in which the Americans reclaimed the lake and Perry became a national hero. A squadron of British ships had never before been captured; as Perry famously reported, “We have met the enemy and they are ours." The exhibition is sponsored by Taylor Cadillac and made possible through the support of Toledo Museum of Art members. Free admission.

Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints
Oct. 4, 2013–Jan. 1, 2014, Canaday Gallery
During the 1930s the Toledo Museum of Art introduced modern Japanese prints to American audiences with two landmark exhibitions. These seminal shows featured the works of 15 contemporary Japanese artists who had revived the traditional art of the woodblock print for a new era. Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints reassembles and reinterprets the 1930 show. The Museum owns all but five of the 343 prints displayed in the exhibition, due to the generosity of local business leader H.D. Bennett. Fresh Impressions stresses the importance of the early 20th-century resurgence of woodblock printmaking in Japan—a phenomenon known as the shin hanga (“new prints”) movement that combined traditional technique with Western inspiration—and showcases the Museum’s role in popularizing the genre in the United States and Japan. The exhibition is made possible through the support of Toledo Museum of Art members. Free admission.

Ebb and Flow
Oct. 11, 2013–Jan. 5, 2014, Works on Paper Gallery
Ebb and Flow, a companion to the Fresh Impressions exhibition, explores the global influence of Japanese printmakers since 1936. The approximately 60 works of art on exhibition include a selection of prints shown in a modern Japanese print show held at TMA in 1936 as well as works by Japanese and Western artists inspired by the early 20th-century Japanese art movements shin hanga (“new prints”) and the more Western-inspired sosaku hanga (“creative prints”). Works by contemporary Japanese and Western artists influenced by these movements also will be shown, demonstrating the continued exchange of ideas between East and West. Free admission.

The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden
Feb. 13 – May 11, 2014, Canaday Gallery
The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden will present more than 100 paintings, photographs, drawings and sculptures by some of the most acclaimed European and American artists from the 17th to the 20th centuries. This glorious major exhibition explores the art, design and evolution of Paris' famed Tuileries Garden and its impact on such artists as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Childe Hassam and many others. It also celebrates garden designer André Le Nôtre (1613–1700)—best known for his grand perspectives and symmetry at the châteaux gardens of Versailles—who transformed the Tuileries from an outdoor museum for French royalty into a French formal garden for Louis XIV. The Tuileries, which stretches from the Louvre to the Place de la Concorde in central Paris, was originally created in 1564 and became the city's first public park in 1667. This special exhibition is organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, the Toledo Museum of Art and the Portland Art Museum, Oregon, with the special collaboration of the Musée du Louvre. Admission charge.

The Art of Video Games
June 19–Sept. 28, 2014, Canaday Gallery
One of the first major exhibitions to examine the evolution of video games as an artistic medium in its 40-year history, The Art of Video Games shows the striking visual effects, player interactivity and creative use of new technologies in games. By focusing on four game types—action, adventure, target and combat/strategy—the exhibition reveals the emergence of video games as a means of storytelling and audience engagement. Visitors will be able to connect with the content of the show across generations, from those who remember classics such as Pac-Man and Super Mario Brothers to those playing contemporary games like Flower and Super Mario Galaxy 2. The Art of Video Games is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum with generous support from Entertainment Software Association Foundation, Sheila Duignan and Mike Wilkins, Shelby and Frederick Gans, Mark Lamia, Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk, Rose Family Foundation, Betty and Lloyd Schermer, and Neil Young. The C.F. Foundation in Atlanta supports the museum’s traveling exhibition program, Treasures to Go. The exhibition showing in Toledo is made possible with the generous support of Toledo Museum of Art members. Admission charge.

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Note: For images or more details contact Teri Sharp at tsharp@toledomuseum.org or 419-254-5082.

The Toledo Museum of Art is a nonprofit arts institution funded through individual donations, foundation grants, corporate sponsorships, and investments.  The Ohio Arts Council helps fund programs at the Toledo Museum of Art through a sustainability grant program that encourages economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. Glass Pavilion® and Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion® are registered service marks.

Admission to the Museum is free.  The Museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.;  Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, Noon to 6 p.m.; closed Mondays and major holidays. Friday evening hours are made possible by Fifth Third Bank.

The Museum is located at 2445 Monroe Street at Scottwood Avenue, just west of the downtown business district and one block off I-75 with exit designations posted.  For general information, visitors can call 419-255-8000 or 800-644-6862, or visit toledomuseum.org.

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