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Learning in the Gallery for College and University Students

An art museum is a rich source for active learning. These art experiences promote student collaboration, creative thinking, problem solving, and critical thinking skills while engaging with the works of art in the acclaimed TMA collection. Trained docents collaborate with individual instructors to plan these programs that complement course content, learning goals, and strengthen students’ visual literacy skills.

The Works on Paper collection at the Toledo Museum of Art contains over 13,000 prints, drawings, photographs, and artist books. As these objects are unable to be displayed on a permanent basis a selection may be viewed by appointment in the Grace J. Hitchcock Print Study Room. To schedule an appointment, complete the request form here.

To schedule a tour, please complete the request form below.

Visual Language Workshops

Simply put, visual literacy is the ability to read, comprehend, and write visual language. Being a literate person in the current media-driven, image-saturated culture extends beyond the traditional boundaries of reading and writing text. The language of the visual world—whether it’s seen inside or outside the galleries—can be a challenge to interpret. The Museum’s new series of workshops aims to use the collection to engage in theories and methods for understanding imagery within art and beyond. Two-hour workshops are offered to university and college classes which will explore Form, Symbols, Ideas, and Meaning. The workshops must be scheduled at least one month in advance. For more information, contact Kate Blake at

Tour Request Form

Note: This is only a request and does not guarantee a tour at the requested time. You will receive an email confirming your visit. We require at least three weeks’ notice to schedule any tours. 

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