This summer, it’s play time at the Toledo Museum of Art. Play Time, our current exhibition, has been a hit with visitors of all ages.
Due to the popularity of the exhibition, we have instituted a timed-ticket process for Harmonic Motion, the giant crocheted playground currently installed in Canaday Gallery. While admission to Play Time is free, tickets are required to play on Harmonic Motion. This is to ensure the safety of our visitors. Tickets can be picked up at the kiosk in front of Canaday Gallery and are available on a first come, first served basis. Thirty tickets are available per time slot. Your ticket will have an assigned start time and guarantees you a ten to fifteen minute experience with the work of art.
Socks and comfortable clothing are recommended and parents are encouraged to play on Harmonic Motion with their children.
While you wait for your turn on Harmonic Motion, take some time to explore the other works that are a part of Play Time, including:
- Animation by Stina Köhnke, Gallery 33
- Ground Control by Edith Dekyndt, Gallery 6
- Swing Space by Jillian Mayer, off of Gallery 22
- Beuys Voice by Nam June Paik, Gallery 1
- Anything Can Break by Pinaree Sanpitak, Canaday Gallery
- Chess Sets from the World Chess Hall of Fame located throughout the Museum
A few more Play Time pop-up events are scheduled for the summer as well. Cameron Fuller will be installing a temporary work of art in the Glass Pavilion Courtyard July 18-20. Fuller explores the idea of space through his unique masking tape installations, where he creates new worlds on old surfaces.
Kurt Perschke’s RedBall Project will descend upon Northwest Ohio August 14-23. The RedBall Project is a 15-foot tall ball Perschke wedges into interesting architectural spaces around the world to create an interactive performance/installation. Visit redballproject.com/toledo for launch details.
Admission to the Museum is free. The Museum is open Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.; and is closed Monday and major holidays. 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.
Play Time is sponsored in part by.