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Exterior view of the Toledo Museum of Art.It’s Friday! is our name for extended open hours until 9 p.m. every Friday.

Each evening offers an ever-changing combination of events for adults and families including free tours, activities, live music, glassblowing demonstrations, wine tastings, and more. Click here to view our calendar.

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Exhibition Openings

Perspectives: A Toledo School for the Arts Exhibition

Opens October 10 | Community Gallery

Students share their view on how an ever-shrinking world informs individual art. Sponsored in part by Judith M. and Joseph V. Conda.

Looks Good on Paper: Masterworks and Favorites

Opens October 24 | Works on Paper Gallery

Looks Good on Paper contains approximately 100 of TMA’s best prints, drawings, watercolors, pastels, books and photographs, including works by Vincent can Gogh and Jackson Pollock, as well as a first-edition King James Bible.

Speaking Visual: Learning the Language of Art

Opens October 31 | Gallery 18

Speaking Visual: Learning the Language of Art uses works from the TMA collection to teach visitors methods and approaches for interpreting works of art.

95th Toledo Area Artists Exhibition

Opens November 21 | Canaday Gallery

The juried, multi-media TAA Exhibition celebrates the best work being done by artists within a 150-mile radius of the Toledo Museum of Art. This year, exciting changes to the 95-year tradition come into play.

Dining

Photo by floto + warner

Photo by floto + warner

Wine by the Glass Pavilion

6:30-8:30 p.m. | Glass Pavilion

Enjoy four wines and light snacks during It’s Friday! From 6:30–8:30 p.m. at the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion. Tickets are $20 for members, $30 for nonmembers, plus tax, and are available for purchase during Museum hours by phone at 419-255-8000 ext. 7448 or at the information desks.

October 10: Up & Coming: Next Great Wine Regions
October 24: Liquid Indulgences: Smart Wine Splurges
October 31: Blood of the Vine: Halloween Treats

November 14
November 21
November 28

Family Center

Visiting Artist in the Family Center

6-7 p.m. | Family Center

On the last Friday of each month, meet some of the local artists who inspire us and see how they create art in different mediums.

September 26: Jason Vahle
October 31: Jose Herrera
November 28: John Kinnie
December 26: Jennifer Haley

Family CenterFamily Center Activities

3:30-8 p.m. | Family Center

Activities at the Family Center are designed for children 10 years of age and younger accompanied by an adult. The Family Center is supported in part by The Andersons.

September 5: Storyboarding & Cartooning!
September 12: Cosplay!
September 19: Patchwork!
September 26: Game Over!

October 3: Street Art!
October 10: Found Object Art!
October 17: Dot Dot Dot…

November 7: Multi-Sensory Art!
November 21: Toledo Area Lil’ Artists
November 28: Warm Fall Colors & Textures!

December 5: Art and Music!
December 12: Frame It!
December 19: White Out!
December 26: Paper Art!

Glass
david kingGAPP Artist Talk: David King

September 12 at 7 p.m. | GlasSalon

Columbus glass artist David King’s work resides as comfortably in the past as it does in the present. Mr. King’s explorations of glass production before and after the invention of the automated bottle0blowing machine are a “particular passion,” as he seeks to understand glass production’s role in the Industrial Revolution. During his Guest Artist Pavilion Project talk, Mr. King will discuss his residency at the Glass Pavilion, his techniques and his inspiration. The talk will be followed by a chance to view the artist at work in the Hot Shop.

pac man art hoursArt Hours

6, 7 & 8 p.m. | Glass Pavilion

Buy tickets ($25 members only; no refunds) in person or by phone during Museum hours starting the Tuesday before each session. Adults and children 14+ accompanied by an adult are welcome. Call (419) 254-5771 ext. 7448. NOTE: Most items created in Art Hours require a 24-hour annealing (finishing) process. Therefore, they must be picked up at a later date. There is a limit of four tickets per week per member; for groups larger than four, please contact the Glass Pavilion at (419) 254-5771, ext. 7334 to arrange a private session.

Pac–Man: September 5
Pac–Man Ghost: September 19
Pac–Man Cherry: September 20

Mini Pumpkins
October 3
October 10
October 17
October 24
October 31
November 14

Candy Canes
November 21
November 28
December 5
December 12
December 19
December 26

Art Hours: Flameworking

7 p.m. | Glass Pavilion

Flameworking Art Hours sessions are a new series of projects open to members and nonmembers alike. These one-hour glass experiences in the Flameworking Studio involve working with a torch under the guidance of a glass technician. Sessions are $25 per person and tickets can be purchased during Museum hours by phone at 419-255-8000 ext. 7448 or in person. No experience necessary.

Hotdogs & Hamburgers
September 5
September 19

Flowers & Foliage
September 26

Candy Corn
October 3
October 17
October 31

Pendants
October 10
October 24

Fall Leaves
November 14
November 28

Wine Glass Charm
November 21

Ribbon Pendant
December 5
December 19

Pastry Beads
December 12
December 26

Veterans Glassblowing day 2013 Press Release BannerGlassblowing

7 & 8 p.m. | Glass Pavilion

Watch TMA glass artists make beautiful objects from molten glass.

September 5
September 19
September 26

October 3
October 10
October 17
October 24
October 31

November 7
November 14
November 21
November 28

December 5
December 12
December 19
December 26

Live Entertainment

1548193_10152450611153606_7138360948640190167_oIt’s Friday Music

6:30-8:30 p.m. | Cloister/Peristyle Terrace

Enjoy music from celebrated and up-and-coming regional performers. Cash bar available.

September 5: Anna Givens
November 7: Lori Lefevre
December 5: Estar Cohen Project

Rejoice Handbell Choir

December 5 from 7–8 p.m.

Special Presentations

world war i monumentTheir Name Liveth for Evermore: Monuments, Memory, and World War I’s Western Front

September 5 at 7 p.m. | Little Theater

In the aftermath of World War I, England’s Imperial War Graves Commission was given the tragic task of creating monuments for the soldiers who perished, many of their bodies unidentified. These memorial cemeteries now dot France’s western front, many of them deigned by English architect Edwin Lutyens. University of Toledo art history professor Dick Putney will discuss the significance of these memorials, etched with the biblical phrase, “Their Name Liveth For Evermore.”

It’s China! Confucius Institute 5th Anniversary Celebration

October 10 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. | Throughout Museum

Experience a slice of Chinese culture at the fifth celebration of the University of Toledo’s Confucius Institute, which provides engagement opportunities between China and the U.S. Traditional Chinese dances, tea and wine tastings, performances of traditional and contemporary Chinese music, and hands–on art making activities will fill the Museum’s galleries. Carolyn Putney, TMA’s chief curator and curator of Asian art, will discuss works of art from China that are part of the TMA collection.

cacaoAIA-Toledo Society Lecture: The Archaeology of Cacao: How Chocolate Came to Be

October 24 at 7:30 p.m. | Little Theater

Learn the cultural history of chocolate with Dr. Kathryn Sampeck, associate professor of anthropology at Illinois State University. In her research, Dr. Sampeck connects the lives and conditions of cacao producers with changes in the social, political, and economic milieu of consumers throughout the Atlantic World.

AIA-Toledo Society Lecture

November 14 at 7:30 p.m. | Little Theater

Tours

Flashlight Tours at TMAFlashlight Tours

October 17, 24 & 31 at 9 p.m.

Explore the galleries after hours and see the TMA collection in a whole new light. BYOF (bring your own flashlight). Member admission is $5, nonmembers $10. Purchase tickets in advance at information desks or by calling 419-255-8000 ext. 7448.

Public Tours

September 5

7 p.m. | Fun & Games: The Pursuit of Leisure
8 p.m. | Collection Highlights

September 12

7 p.m. | The Great War: Art on the Front Line
8 p.m. | The Art of Seeing Art

September 19

7 p.m. | Fun & Games: The Pursuit of Leisure
8 p.m. | Collection Highlights

September 26

7 p.m. | The Great War: Art on the Front Line
8 p.m. | The Art of Seeing Art

October 3

7 p.m. | Collection Highlights
8 p.m. | The Great War: Art on the Front Line

October 17

7 p.m. | Glass Pavilion
8 p.m. | The Great War: Art on the Front Line

October 24

7 p.m. | The Great War: Art on the Front Line
8 p.m. | The Art of Seeing Art

October 31

7 p.m. | Collection Highlights
8 p.m. | Glass Pavilion

November 7

7 p.m. | Collection Highlights
8 p.m. | The Art of Seeing Art

November 14

7 p.m. | Collection Highlights
8 p.m. | Glass Pavilion

November 28

7 p.m. | Collection Highlights
8 p.m. | Glass Pavilion

December 5

7 p.m. | Glass Pavilion
8 p.m. | The Art of Seeing Art

December 12

7 p.m. | Collection Highlights
8 p.m. | Glass Pavilion

December 19

7 p.m. | Collection Highlights
8 p.m. | The Art of Seeing Art