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The Great Art Escape is a holiday tradition at the Toledo Museum of Art, where a number of special programs are planned Dec. 26-Jan. 3. Bring your family and friends to this annual event for live performances, art activities and more.
Inspired by the current exhibitions Degas and the Dance and The Rise of Sneaker Culture, a highlight this year will be a series of live dance performances in the galleries and in the Peristyle. A variety of genres will be represented, including ballet, swing, Mexican folk, Irish and Indian dancing.
The 2015 Great Art Escape is sponsored in part by Taylor Cadillac and by members of the Museum. Here is a day-by-day schedule of events, all of which are free to the public:
Saturday, Dec. 26
Ardan Academy of Irish Dance
1-3 p.m.: Drawing in the Gallery
1 p.m.: Dutch Organ Concert
1, 2 and 3 p.m.: Glassblowing Demonstrations
2 p.m.: Dance Performance: Ardan Academy of Irish Dance
Sunday, Dec. 27
El Corazon de Mexico Ballet Folkloric
1–3 p.m.: Drawing in the Gallery
2 p.m.: Dance Performance: El Corazon de Mexico Ballet Folkloric
Monday, Dec. 28
Tuesday, Dec. 29
Wednesday, Dec. 30
Thursday, Dec. 31
Aegela Center for Middle Eastern Dance
1, 2 and 3 p.m.: Glassblowing Demomstrations
2 p.m.: Dance Performance: Aegela Center for Middle Eastern Dance
Friday, Jan. 1
2 p.m.: Dance Performance: Aha! Indian Dance
6:30–8:30 p.m.: It’s Friday Music: AntiVillains and Friends
Saturday, Jan. 2
Toledo Jazz Orchestra
2 p.m.: Dance Performance: Toledo Jazz Orchestra
6–10 p.m.: The Rise of Sneaker Culture Celebration
Sunday, Jan. 3
2 p.m.: Dance Performance: Toledo Ballet
Thursday, Dec. 24: Close at 4:00 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 25: Museum closed
Thursday, Dec. 31: Close at 4:00 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 1: Open regular hours (10 a.m.–9 p.m.)
Events are subject to change. Check the Museum’s online calendar for updates. 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. Activities at the Family Center are designed for children 10 years of age and younger accompanied by an adult. The Family Center is sponsored in part by The Andersons. Thursday evening hours are sponsored by Huntington Private Client Group. Friday evening hours are made possible by Fifth Third Bank.