Sights & Sounds: Art, Nature, and the Senses

Category: Arts - Visual

Event Date:

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - February 24, 2019


Toledo Museum of Art
2445 Monroe Street
Toledo, OH 43620

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Event Details:

Content:  This multisensory art installation of video, new media, and works on paper will be displayed in the recently renovated gallery dedicated to contemporary art. Sights and 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.

The first half of the installation includes three large-scale video installations by David Hockney, Takashi Ishida, and James Nares; a section of modern and contemporary works on paper with captivating images by Dorothy Cross, Rosemary Laing and Chris McCaw, among others; and a series of Japanese color woodblock prints of the natural world. The second half of the exhibition incorporates compelling painting, sculpture, glass, new media and mixed media works by contemporary artists from around the world such as Laura Donefer, Gajin Fujita, Damien Hirst, Alfredo Jaar, Joseph Kosuth, Maya Lin, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Nam June Paik, Judit Reigl, Agus Suwage and Leo Villareal.

Significance:  The diversity of artists and works of art represented illustrate TMA’s dedication to seeking out the most innovative and exceptional modern and contemporary works in a wide range of media. Many of the works are recent acquisitions on view for the first time, while others from TMA’s acclaimed collection have only been shown occasionally. The works will be installed in the Museum’s newly inaugurated gallery space devoted to experimental art forms.

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