The Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion is closed through the holiday weekend after utility lines accidentally severed by City of Toledo workers doing sewer repairs temporarily shut down the building’s cooling systems.
The building’s cooling system is located across Parkwood Ave. in the Woodruff Studios and conditioned air travels in pipes across the street.
The Glass Pavilion will re-open to the public on Tuesday, Sept. 2. The closure enables the Museum to preserve climate controls around its glass art collection until repairs to the building’s operational systems are complete. The Museum’s main building remains open for its regular hours and programming. The entire Museum campus is closed on Mondays.
“The Museum is taking all necessary steps to ensure the safety and health of its staff and visitors, as well as the preservation of its collection,” said Carol Bintz, the Museum’s chief operating officer. “All security and other safety systems are fully operational during this time. We thank our guests for their patience this weekend and encourage them to visit the main Museum.”