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2021 Great Art Escape

The Great Art Escape
The Great Art Escape

The Toledo Museum of Art comes alive during its annual winter celebration The Great Art Escape. Bring family and friends to celebrate the season with a diverse array of events from December 29 to January 2.

Admission to the Museum during the Great Art Escape is FREE; admission for special exhibitions, programs, and parking apply. The Great Art Escape is sponsored in part by Taylor Cadillac.

Register online at or by phone by calling (419) 255-8000 ext. 7448 during Museum hours.

Temporary exhibitions organized by the Museum’s curators are sure to delight visitors of all ages.

$ The Age of Armor: Treasures from the Higgins Armory Collection at the Worcester Art Museum
Closing February 27 | Levis Gallery

Chameleon Effects: Glass (Un)Defined
Closing March 22 | Wolfe Gallery Mezzanine

Stan Douglas: Doppelgänger
Closing May 15 | Canaday Gallery

Demos, activities & Entertainment


Dec. 29, 30, 31 & Jan. 2: 2:00 p.m.
Jan. 1: 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.

Join our team of glass artists as they create whimsical pieces inspired by your favorite childhood stories.


Glass Art Workshop: Snowmen: Learn to create a glass object under the guidance of a Toledo Museum of Art instructor during a one-hour workshop at the Glass Pavilion.

Jan. 1:  12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.

Pick Your Own Project: A fun addition to the Glass Art Workshops line-up, the Pick Your Project option lets you decide which glass object you’ll make during this 90-minute session. A variety of options are available.

Jan. 2:  12:00 p.m.

$ FLashlight Tours: THe Age OF Armor | Galleries

Dec. 29 & 30: 6:00 p.m.

Explore the new exhibition The Age of Armor with an engaging Flashlight tour led by a TMA Docent.  Flashlight tours are an exciting way to have a unique and memorable gallery experience.  Registration is required in advance.  The cost includes tickets to the exhibition, a complimentary flashlight, and free parking.  All ages welcome!

DRAWING in the Galleries | Cloister

Jan. 2: 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Using the TMA collection as inspiration, join one of our talented TMA instructors as we draw in the galleries. This experience is free and all drawing supplies are provided. No experience is necessary. All ages welcome!

family Art Club | Family Center

Dec. 29, 30, 31 & Jan. 1: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Join us for FREE family-friendly activities in the Family Center! The Family Center is designed for young children and their grown-ups to explore art together. No experience is necessary, just come for the fun!


Explore the Museum Galleries and Glass Pavilion to see how many dragons you can find! If you look closely, you may notice dragons made from bronze, gold, or glass.  Draw what you see using a variety of lines, shapes, and textures. Stop by the Information Desk in Herrick Lobby to pick up your copy of the scavenger hunt.