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The TMA Community Gallery, located in the west wing of the Museum’s lower level, hosts free exhibitions of artwork created by select groups in the greater Toledo region. Eclectic and diverse, the exhibitions feature contemporary works in a variety of media.

A New Generation of Artists: A TMA Student Art Focus Show

April 18-July 30, 2017
This exhibition showcases some of the projects created in TMA’s winter and spring studio art classes by children ages 3 through 18. Students produced the diverse and imaginative collection of artworks displayed here through their own interpretations and perspectives of the TMA collection.

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Art After School

Art After School is an out of school program that partners with local youth service organizations and schools to provide free gallery and studio art experiences at the Toledo Museum of Art throughout the school year and summer months. Annually Art After School provides more than 700 young people with interactive, educational, and hands-on out of school art experiences at TMA.

The artwork displayed here showcases some of the studio processes explored with participating Art After School groups over the past year.

Art Education Through the Ages

For over a century, the Toledo Museum of Art’s purpose has been art education. In 1903, the Museum introduced free Saturday classes for children and teens at one of its early locations on Madison Ave. By 1919, art classes were offered in the William H. Scott House. In 1925, they moved to the newly expanded education space that you are standing in today.

As the Museum’s collection has grown over the years, so have the art classes that utilize and gain inspiration from the collection. From the first year of 125 students to today’s 1,100 youth enrolled annually, children and teens have participated in a variety of art classes ranging from drawing and painting to ceramics, metals, and glass. We invite you to take a look back through 100 years of children and teen classes at TMA then visit the Works on Paper gallery to explore more of TMA’s history.


At the Toledo Museum of Art, art education is connected to everything we do. We design classes, programs, and activities for people of all ages to help them learn to see better through engaging with great art. The hands-on activities in this hallway provide a sampling of the multi-sensory and multi-modal learning experiences available to our visitors through our tours, special exhibitions, and class programs.

We invite visitors of all ages to explore the works of art in our collection through the activities in these halls.