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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.


Music Performances

Jazz Under Glass with the Art Tatum Jazz Heritage Society
Jan. 8: 6:30-8:30 p.m., GlasSalon
Jazz Under Glass is a new Thursday night music series put on in partnership with the Art Tatum Jazz Heritage Society. The program takes place the second Thursday of the month from January through May 2015. On Jan. 8, enjoy a performance by Kyle Turner on piano, Will Kinsey on drums and Greg Wolfram on bass. Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for students and $15 for Art Tatum Jazz Heritage Society Members, and are available during Museum hours at the information desks or by calling 419-255-8000 ext. 7448.

FREE Public Tours

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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.

Jan. 8: Bob Meeker (Vice President of the Libbey House Foundation/Past President of the Arts Commission) with TMA docent Barb Machin
Jan. 15: Jimmy McGhee (Diversity Coordinator, Toledo School for the Arts) with TMA docent Suzanne Jennens
Jan. 29: Jan Thomas (artist, florist, interior designer) with TMA docent Terry Teufel

FREE Special Events and Performances

Drawing in the Galleries
Jan. 15: 7–9 p.m., locations vary
Sketch in the Museum galleries under the guidance of guest artist Brad Atherton. All supplies are provided and no experience is necessary.

The Sound of Silents: Film and Live Music Series
Jan. 22: 7 p.m., Peristyle
The classics of the silent film era return to the big screen in the Museum’s new film and live music series, The Sound of Silents. On Jan. 22, “The Man with a Movie Camera,” a 1929 experimental documentary about urban life in Soviet Russia, is screened.

Performance: Toledo Slide Show Collective
Jan. 29: 7 p.m., GlasSalon
A group of area artists called the Toledo Slide Show Collective share their fascination with the human need to document life in this art performance. The one-night installation combines found photos from previous lives, modern photos culled from social media, and music and recorded sounds to captivating effect. Toledo Slide Show Collective members will be on hand to interact with patrons and encourage their participation.

FREE Glassblowing Demonstrations

All demonstrations are in the Glass Pavilion.

Jan. 1: 7 and 8 p.m.
Jan. 22: 7 and 8 p.m.
Jan. 29: 7 and 8 p.m.

FREE Public Tours

Localeyes
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)

FREE 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. 19 : 7 and 8 p.m.
Feb. 26: 7 and 8 p.m.