TMA Thursday

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Exterior view of the Toledo Museum of Art.TMA Thursday was inspired by the popularity of our ongoing weekly program It’s Friday! and the desire to attract visitors ages 24–45 to the Museum.

These extended hours are designed to increase accessibility for visitors with different schedules and to enable the Museum to experiment with diverse programming options for those looking to start the weekend a bit earlier. All main Museum and Glass Pavilion galleries will be open Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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TMA Thursday is sponsored in part by Huntington Private Client Group.

Free Performances

Film: Buster Keaton’s “The Camerman” with Live Music Performed by Steven Ball
Nov. 6: 7 p.m., Peristyle
Organist Steven Ball will perform his own musical score to the 1928 silent film “The Cameraman,”which stars Buster Keaton.

Free Public Tours

6:30 p.m., Meet in Libbey Court
Toledo community members—including artists, musicians, and educators—work together with a TMA docent to share works of art in TMA’s collection that have personally inspired them in this new series of tours.
Nov. 6: Paula Baldoni, co-owner/director of River House Arts
Nov. 13: Matt Pohlad, musician and visual artist
Nov. 20: TBD

Free Glassblowing Demonstrations

Nov. 6: 7 and 8 p.m.
Nov. 13: 7 and 8 p.m.
Nov. 20: 7 and 8 p.m.

Free Special Events and Presentations

Toledo Writes: Readings by Toledo area writers
Dec. 4: 7:30 p.m., Little Theater
Ryan Bunch, performing and literary arts coordinator at The Arts Commission, hosts an evening of readings by local writers.

Toledo Acts: The Actors Collaborative of Toledo performs Edward Albee’s Occupant
Dec. 11: 7:30 p.m., Little Theater
Born in Czarist Russia in 1899, artist Louise Nevelson overcame the challenges associated with being a female artist in the 20th century and became one of the most important sculptors of her time. But Nevelson was just as well-known for her flamboyant personality, which comes to life in her playwright friend’s tribute to her, Edward Albee’s Occupant. In it, Nevelson comes back from the dead to be interviewed by Man, who, over the course of an entertaining Q&A session, reveals an intimate portrait of the famous artist. After the free performance, audience members are invited to view the Museum sculpture by Louise Nevelson, titled Sky Presence I, in Gallery 7.

Toledo Laughs: Arts and culture stand-up by Toledo area comedians
Dec. 18: 7:30 p.m., Great Gallery
Comedians Keith Bergman, Steve Wherry and Dan Simon perform stand-up routines inspired by the arts and culture scene.

Free Public Tours

Meet in Libbey Court
Toledo community members, including artists, musicians and educators, partner with a TMA docent to guide a tour of art that has personally inspired them.
Dec. 4: 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 11: 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 18: 6:30 p.m.

Free Glassblowing Demonstrations

Dec. 4: 7 and 8 p.m.
Dec. 11: 7 and 8 p.m.
Dec. 18: 7 and 8 p.m.