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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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November

Exhibition Openings

95th Toledo Area Artists Exhibition
Nov. 21, 2014–Jan. 4, 2015, Canaday Gallery
This revamped juried exhibition celebrates the best work being done by artists living within a 150-mile radius of the Toledo Museum of Art. The exhibition features regional points of view on subjects as varied as the tension between the urban and suburban, class struggle in Middle America and war. Los Angeles Times art critic Christopher Knight, a former Toledo Museum of Art fellow and a three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism, is this year’s juror. Free admission.

Free Performances

It’s Friday!
Nov. 7: 6:30–8:30 p.m., Cloister
Enjoy music performed by jazz singer Lori Lefevre. Small plate dishes from the Museum Café are for sale and a cash bar is available. It’s Friday! is sponsored in part by Fifth Third Bank.

Free Special Events and Presentations

FREE Toledo Area Artists Exhibition Opening Party
Nov. 21: 6:30–9 p.m., Libbey Court, Canaday Gallery and Great Gallery
The public is invited to attend a party celebrating the opening for the 95th Toledo Area Artists Exhibition and the 28 artists whose work is featured in Canaday Gallery.

Free Public Tours

Collection Highlights
Nov. 7: 7 p.m.
Nov. 14: 7 p.m.
Nov. 28: 7 p.m.

The Art of Seeing Art™
Nov. 7: 8 p.m.

Glass Pavilion
Nov. 14: 8 p.m.
Nov. 28: 8 p.m.

Free Glassblowing Demonstrations

Nov. 7: 7 and 8 p.m.
Nov. 14: 7 and 8 p.m.
Nov. 21: 7 and 8 p.m.
Nov. 28: 7 and 8 p.m.

Free Family Center Activities

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.

Multi-Sensory Art
Nov. 7: 3:30–8 p.m.
Explore your ability to read and write visual language by participating in visual literacy activities and creating multi-sensory art.

Carbon Prints
Nov. 14: 3:30–8 p.m.
Trace borrowed and unusual images onto carbon paper to create a monoprint.

TAA: Toledo Area Lil’ Artists
Nov. 21: 3:30–8 p.m.
Celebrate the opening of the Toledo Area Artists Exhibition and see what some of the youngest Toledo area artists have on display in the Family Center hallway from oil pastels to sculpture.

Warm Fall Colors & Textures
Nov. 28: 3:30–8 p.m.
Explore the warm color palette of the outdoors, and create fun, fall-inspired works of art.

Visiting Artist in the Family Center
Nov. 28: 6–7 p.m.
Sculptor John Kinnie uses a wide variety of found objects in his work—the hardware store is his biggest source for his art materials. See how he uses ordinary objects in creative ways.

Wine by the 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. It’s Friday! is sponsored in part by Fifth Third Bank.

Nov. 14: Future Enjoyment: Vintages to Buy Today
Nov. 21: Holiday Hits: Special Occasion Wines
Nov. 28: Better Than Before: Wine Comeback Cases

Art Hours: Flameworking

Flameworking Art Hours are a one-hour experience for the public that involve creating glass objects using a torch under the guidance of a Toledo Museum of Art instructor. Sessions are $25 per person. Tickets can be purchased during Museum hours by phone at 419-255-8000 ext. 7448 or in person. No experience necessary.

Fall Leaves
Nov. 14: 7 p.m.
Nov. 28: 7 p.m.

Wine Glass Charm
Nov. 21: 7 p.m.

December

Free Performances

It’s Friday! Music
Enjoy music performed by local and regional musicians. Small plate dishes from the Museum Café are for sale and a cash bar is available. It’s Friday! is sponsored in part by Fifth Third Bank.

Estar Cohen Project: Dec. 5: 6:30-8:30 p.m., GlasSalon
Rejoice Handbell Choir: Dec. 5: 7-8 p.m., Great Gallery

Free Special Events and Presentations

Gallery Talk: InSight: Contemporary Sensory Works
Dec. 12: 7 p.m.
Adam Levine, assistant director of the Toledo Museum of Art and curator of InSight: Contemporary Sensory Works, leads a tour of the exhibition. Meet in Libbey Court.

The Great Art Escape
Dec. 26, 2013-Jan. 4, 2015, Throughout the Toledo Museum of Art
Enjoy live music performances in the galleries, participate in gallery hunts, and watch ice sculptors craft impressive outdoor statues made of snow during the Toledo Museum of Art’s annual celebration The Great Art Escape. Every year, the Museum’s galleries are filled with free festivities during the winter break for visitors of all ages. Further details are available at toledomuseum.org.

Free Public Tours

Tour participants meet in Herrick Lobby unless otherwise noted.

The Art of Seeing Art™
Dec. 5: 8 p.m.
Dec. 19: 8 p.m.

Glass Pavilion
Dec. 5: 7 p.m.
Dec. 12: 8 p.m.

Collection Highlights
Dec. 12: 7 p.m.
Dec. 19: 7 p.m.

Baby Tour
Dec. 19: 6 p.m.

Free Glassblowing Demonstrations

Dec. 5: 7 and 8 p.m.
Dec. 12: 7 and 8 p.m.
Dec. 19: 7 and 8 p.m.
Dec. 26: 7 and 8 p.m.

Free Family Center Activities

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.

Art and Music
Dec. 5: 3:30-8 p.m.
Create artwork by exploring sounds and music.

Frame It!
Dec. 12: 3:30-8 p.m.
Display your artwork by creating a unique frame, shadow box or stand.

White Out!
Dec. 19: 3:30-8 p.m.
Celebrate the first days of winter by exploring the galleries in search of snow, then return to the Family Center and create your own artwork using materials that are winter white.

Paper Art!
Dec. 26: 3:30-8 p.m.
Create artwork using a wide variety of paper folding techniques.

Visiting Artist in the Family Center
Dec. 26: 6-7 p.m.
Join us in creating tasty, edible art with pastry chef and owner of The Next Sweet Thing bakery, Jennifer Haley.

Art Hours: Flameworking

Flameworking Art Hours are one-hour experiences that involve creating glass objects using a torch under the guidance of a Toledo Museum of Art instructor. Sessions are $25 per person. Tickets can be purchased during Museum hours by phone at 419-255-8000 ext. 7448 or in person. No experience necessary.

Ribbon Pendant
Dec. 5: 7 p.m.
Dec. 19: 7 p.m.

Pastry Beads
Dec. 12: 7 p.m.
Dec. 26: 7 p.m.