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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 Public Tours

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6 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.

Feb. 5: John Eikost (editor of Toledo.com)
Feb. 12: David Jaros (fitness enthusiast/expert)

Special Events and Performances

FREE The Look of Love: An Evening in Celebration of the Color Red
Feb. 12: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Glass Pavilion
Celebrate the power of red during this evening of unique programming. Enjoy music provided by the Art Tatum Jazz Society, snack on dishes inspired by the hue and listen to a reading of the definitive treatise on the shade from “The Primary Colors” by Alexander Theroux. Visitors are encouraged to wear red. The Look of Love: An Evening in Celebration of the Color Red is the first in a series of three programs about the primary colors.

Flashlight Tours: Love and Lust
Feb. 12: 9 p.m., meet in Little Theater
See the Museum in a whole new light on an after-hours flashlight tour. This month’s Love and Lust theme is intended for adult audiences. Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers, and must be purchased 24 hours in advance of each tour. Tickets can be purchased during Museum hours in person or by phone at 419-255-8000 ext. 7448.

FREE Masters Series Lecture: Looking at Cookbooks: Seven Centuries of Visual Feasts with Food Editor Darra Goldstein
Feb. 19: 6 p.m., Peristyle
Among discerning foodies, Darra Goldstein is a respected figure. The food and cultural journal she founded, Gastronomica, has earned high marks since its inception in 2001, including a recent James Beard Foundation Award for publication of the year and a spot on Saveur magazine’s top 100. Goldstein is also a professor of Russian at Williams College and an accomplished cookbook author, publishing “A Taste of Russia,” “The Georgian Feast,” “The Winter Vegetarian” and “Baking Boot Camp.” She brings her unique knowledge of food and cookbook history to the Toledo Museum of Art Masters Series, where she’ll discuss the kitchen manual’s role as an aesthetic symbol of our culture. The Masters Series is sponsored in part by the TMA Ambassadors.

FREE Drawing in the Galleries
Feb. 19: 7–9 p.m., locations vary
Sketch under the guidance of the Museum’s Drawing in the Galleries guest artist Patrick McDonagh, a University of Toledo alumnus who specializes in tattoos and large-scale drawings. All supplies are provided and no experience is necessary.

FREE Gallery Talk: Best in Show: Animal Illustrations from the Mazza Collection with Curator Carolyn Putney
Feb. 26: 7 p.m., Little Theater
Carolyn Putney, chief curator and curator of Asian art, discusses the children’s book illustrations featured in Best in Show: Animal Illustrations from the Mazza Collection. The works on display are on loan from the Mazza Museum in Findlay, Ohio, the largest museum of children’s book illustrations in the world.

FREE Glassblowing Demonstrations

All demonstrations are in the Glass Pavilion.

Feb. 5: 7 and 8 p.m.
Feb. 12: 7 and 8 p.m.
Feb. 26: 7 and 8 p.m.

FREE Guest Artist Residency: Leonard Marty

Feb. 19: 6:30 – 9 p.m.

In the Glass Pavilion. Watch as Guest Artist Leonard Marty works in the Hot Shop with his glass art. Feel free to stop in and watch during the demonstration for any amount of time.

Music Performances

Jazz Under Glass with the Art Tatum Jazz Heritage Society
March 12: 6:30–8:30 p.m., GlasSalon
Jazz Under Glass is a new Thursday night music series in partnership with the Art Tatum Jazz Heritage 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. Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for students and $15 for Art Tatum Jazz Heritage Society Members, and are available at www.arttatumsociety.com. Thursday evening hours are sponsored in part by Huntington Private Client Group.

FREE Public Tours

Localeyes
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.

March 5: To be announced
March 12: Visual artist Natalie Lanese
March 19: To be announced
March 26: Toledo School for the Arts student ShaLise Simmons

FREE Special Events and Performances

FREE The Sound of Silents: Film & Live Music Series: Ben-Hur
March 19: 7 p.m., Peristyle
The Toledo Museum of Art’s new movie series The Sound of Silents features classics of the silent film era with live musical accompaniment in the Peristyle. In the 1925 epic Ben-Hur, the title character (played by Ramón Novarro) and a powerful Roman named Messala face each other in a chariot race showdown. The motion picture was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 1997 because of its historical, cultural and aesthetic significance. TMA’s Skinner organ will be used to play the score for this screening.

FREE Drawing in the Galleries
March 19: 7-9 p.m., locations vary
Sketch under the guidance of guest artist Emily Junga, a University of Toledo alumnus, artist and art educator. All supplies are provided and no experience is necessary.

FREE Program: Bananas: An Evening in Celebration of the Color Yellow
March 26: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Glass Pavilion
This evening of multimedia programming inspired by the sunniest color on the spectrum features literary readings (a treatise on the hue by Alexander Theroux, author of The Primary Colors), music (think “Yellow Submarine” and “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”), film clips (Carmen Miranda’s creative use of bananas as headwear will be explored); food and surprise contributions by area artists. The event was inspired by artist Werner Pfeiffer’s playful Banana Drawings, which are featured in the exhibition Drawn, Cut & Layered: The Art of Werner Pfeiffer through May 3. Thursday evening hours are sponsored in part by Huntington Private Client Group.

FREE Glassblowing Demonstrations

All demonstrations are in the Glass Pavilion.

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

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

Localeyes
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 2: 6 p.m.: To be announced
April 9: 6 p.m.: To be announced
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.: To be announced

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.