Anila Quayyum Agha: Between Light and Shadow to Close Sunday, Feb. 9

Eye On Art  |  01/27/2020 11:00 am

Anila Quayyum Agha: Between Light and Shadow, which has transformed three Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) galleries into stunning illuminated spaces, will close Sunday, Feb. 9. 

A Pakistani-American artist, Agha created three awe-inspiring spaces from intricate patterns of light and shadow at the Museum that evoke the sacred, while also raising questions of exclusion and belonging. She won the two top prizes at ArtPrize, the international art competition held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 2014. Her entry, titled Intersections, is the first work to win both the ArtPrize Public Vote and Juried Grand Prizes. Intersections is one of three patterned-steel sculptures by Agha included in the exhibition.

As an interdisciplinary artist, she creates artwork that explores global politics, cultural multiplicity, mass media, and social and gender roles in the current cultural and global climate, explained Diane C. Wright, TMA’s senior curator of glass and decorative arts and interim director of curatorial affairs.

Between Light and Shadow offers an immersive, sensory experience,” Wright said. “As visitors progress through the exhibition, their movements will modify the projected light and patterned shadows, creating a unique interaction with each visit.”

Anila Quayyum Agha: Between Light and Shadow is sponsored by KeyBank, the TMA Ambassadors, the Ohio Arts Council, Lathrop, and Gross Electric with additional support from 2020 Exhibition Program Sponsor ProMedica.

The exhibition is free for members and $12 for nonmembers with discounts for seniors, military and students. For more information about the exhibition or to purchase tickets, visit