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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.

Click here to view our calendar.

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

FREE Films

Film: Glory
May 7: 7 p.m., Little Theater
Matthew Broderick portrays Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, who leads the U.S. Civil War’s first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of his own Union Army and the Confederates in this acclaimed 1989 movie. Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman also star in the film, which won 17 awards, including Oscars for best actor in a supporting role (Denzel Washington), best cinematography and best sound. (122 minutes)

Double Feature Film Screening: The Red Badge of Courage and An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
May 21: 7 p.m., Little Theater
“The Red Badge of Courage”(69 minutes) is the 1951 classic John Houston adaptation of the Stephen Crane novel about a Civil War Union soldier struggling to find the courage to fight in the heat of battle. “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” (28 minutes) is a 1962 Academy Award-winning short film based on a story written by Ambrose Bierce about a Southern man about to be hanged for attempting to sabotage a railway bridge during the Civil War. The execution on the bridge fails when the hangman’s rope breaks and the civilian begins his escape for home.

The Sound of Silents Film and Live Music: The General
May 28: 7 p.m., The Peristyle
Buster Keaton, a major star of the silent film era, directed, produced, co-wrote and starred in “The General,” which tells the story of a Southern train engineer trying to rescue his fiancée after she is kidnapped by Union soldiers during the U.S. Civil War. Though considered a flop at the time of its release in 1926, it was rediscovered by critics decades later, and in 2007 was ranked number 18 by the American Film Institute on its list of the 100 best American movies of all time. A live musical score will be performed by Stephen Warner during “The General” on the Museum’s historic Skinner organ. Thursday evening programming at the Museum is sponsored in part by Huntington Private Client Group.

Music Performances

Jazz Under Glass with the Art Tatum Jazz Society
May 14: 6:30-8:30 p.m., GlasSalon
Jazz Under Glass is a new Thursday night music series in partnership with the Art Tatum Jazz Society. The program features performances by both local and international jazz musicians. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for Art Tatum Jazz Heritage Society members, and $5 for students, and are available at

Off Lines with the Art Tatum Jazz Society
May 21: 6:30-8:30 p.m., GlasSalon
Enjoy the music of Israeli-born, New York-based pianist Guy Mintus and Israeli-born, Turkish musician Yinon Muallem. Tickets are $35 for adults, $25 for Art Tatum Jazz Society members, and $10 for students, and are available at

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.
May 7: 6 p.m.
May 14: 6 p.m.
May 21: 6 p.m.
May 28: 6 p.m.

FREE Glassblowing Demonstrations

All demonstrations are in the Glass Pavilion.
May 14: 7 and 8 p.m.
May 21: 7 and 8 p.m.
May 28: 7 and 8 p.m.

Events are subject to change. Check the Museum’s online calendar for updates.

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