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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.


Music Performances

Jazz Under Glass with the Art Tatum Jazz Society
April 9: 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 takes place the second Thursday of the month from January through May 2015, and features performances by both local and international jazz musicians. In this edition, enjoy the music of the Joe McBride Trio, which includes pianist Joe McBride, bassist Kevin Reed and drummer David Green. Tickets are $35 for adults, $25 for Art Tatum Jazz Heritage Society Members, and $5 for students, and are available at www.arttatumsociety.com.

FREE Public Tours

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6 p.m., 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.

April 9: 6 p.m.: TMA Conservation Intern Marissa Stevenson and Docent Mary Karazim
April 16: 6 p.m.: Architect Paul Sullivan and Docent Tonda Koszychi
April 23: 6 p.m.: Linguist and traveler Andrew Curran and Docent Ann Strickler
April 30: 6 p.m.: Proprietor of previous possessions Jamie Thompson and Docent Tom Isley

FREE Special Events and Performances

FREE Drawing in the Galleries
April 16: 7-9 p.m., locations vary
Sketch under the guidance of guest artist Justin Overholt, a recent graduate of the Art Institute Online and the University of Toledo with degrees in graphic design and ceramics. All supplies are provided and no experience is necessary.

FREE Program: Something Blue: An Evening in Celebration of the Primary Color
April 23: 7-9 p.m., Glass Pavilion
This evening of multimedia programming inspired by the color blue features literary readings (a treatise on the hue by Alexander Theroux, author of The Primary Colors); music (by local blues performer Dooley Wilson); and surprise contributions by area artists. Thursday evening programming at the Museum is sponsored in part by Huntington Private Client Group.

FREE Lecture: Artist-Made Books
April 30: 7:30 p.m., Resource Library
Toledo Museum of Art Head Librarian Alison Huftalen shares artist-made books in the Museum’s Reference Library. The talk is inspired by the current exhibition Drawn, Cut & Layered: The Art of Werner Pfeiffer, which features thought provoking and inventive artist books.

FREE Glassblowing Demonstrations

All demonstrations are in the Glass Pavilion.

April 2: 7 and 8 p.m.
April 9: 7 and 8 p.m.
April 16: 7 and 8 p.m.
April 23: 7 and 8 p.m.
April 30: 7 and 8 p.m.

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 $35 for adults, $25 for Art Tatum Jazz Heritage Society members, and $5 for students, and are available at www.arttatumsociety.com.

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 www.arttatumsociety.com.

FREE Public Tours

Localeyes
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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