Daytripping at the Toledo Museum of Art is SO much fun – especially in February when it’s cold and gray out in NW Ohio/SE Michigan! We set out to see the exhibit Anila Quayyam Agha: Between Light & Shadow exhibit at The Toledo Museum of Art and found some other beautiful exhibits as well. Enjoy my perspective of our wonderful day trip!
The museum is situated on a beautiful outdoor space in the Historic Old West End, with soaring and impressive architecture. The interior of the building consists of multiple levels with generous space to explore all sorts of visual art, from paintings and sculptures to photographs, prints, drawings, videos, and installations.
The Anila Quayyum Agha exhibit was an especially captivating experience that filled us with joy. It felt like we were being transported into Agha’s world- one where light brings beauty and darkness brings mystery. We wandered through the space taking in her mesmerizing work as it related to faith and culture while appreciating its timelessness.
As we continued our tour of the museum, we discovered there are many other intriguing works of art. We found prints of classic paintings, like Rembrandt’s Self-Portrait with Beret and Turned-Up Collar and Matisse’s The Red Studio. We also came across modern sculptures such as Magdalena Abakanowicz’s Blind Time III and Jaume Plensa’s Elysian Fields – two pieces that gave us pause for thought.
Our day trip was a delightful experience that enriched our understanding of art even more than we expected. If you’re ever in the area, make sure to visit the Toledo Museum of Art! It is an absolute must-see filled with fascinating art from around the world.
The museum provides many educational events, programs and workshops for all ages, so be sure to check those out as well! We can’t wait to return and explore more of this incredible museum.
Thank you for joining me on my daytripping adventure at the Toledo Museum of Art! I hope it has inspired you to plan your own visit soon. Until then, happy exploring!