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"Pill Spill" by Beverly Fishman is a new installation in the DIA’s contemporary art galleries. The piece consists of 86 hand-blown glass capsules in three sizes and various colors and patterns representing pharmaceutical pills. The capsules are reconfigured to underscore the viewer’s personal relationship to pharmaceuticals. They remind us that medicine can be both a cure and a poison. "Pill Spill" first took form as an installation of 120 capsules as part of the Toledo Museum of Art’s Guest Artist Pavilion Project. Fishman was selected as the 2010 artist in residence and worked with the Glass Pavilion’s staff to execute her vision. You can see another work by Fishman—C.E.L. 109—as part of the DIA's permanent collection in a nearby gallery.

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"Pill Spill" by Beverly Fishman is a new installation in the DIA’s contemporary art galleries. The piece consists of 86 hand-blown glass capsules in three sizes and various colors and patterns representing pharmaceutical pills. The capsules are reconfigured to underscore the viewer’s personal relationship to pharmaceuticals. They remind us that medicine can be both a cure and a poison. "Pill Spill" first took form as an installation of 120 capsules as part of the Toledo Museum of Art’s Guest Artist Pavilion Project. Fishman was selected as the 2010 artist in residence and worked with the Glass Pavilion’s staff to execute her vision. You can see another work by Fishman—C.E.L. 109—as part of the DIA's permanent collection in a nearby gallery.

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