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Cocktail Shakers and Martini Glasses: The History of Barware


Free Curator Lecture

March 24: 6 p.m., GlasSalon

Jutta Page, the Toledo Museum of Art’s senior curator of glass and decorative arts, along with Toledo mixologist Jim Moore, will examine the history of barware and the multitude of functional glass objects used in the creation and serving of the perfect cocktail. The event is free and includes a cash bar with cocktails, mixed drink classics, and small bites. The talk is inspired by A Spring Fling with Pink Martini, featuring China Forbes, presented by the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, which begins at 8 p.m. in the Peristyle.

Special Edition Glassware

Handcrafted in the Glass Pavilion Hot Shop, these pink-hued martini pitchers and glasses will add a touch of panache to your next cocktail soiree. Purchase any combination of these items during the 6 p.m. curator talk and receive a free drink ticket, which can be redeemed at either the cash bar in the Glass Pavilion or the Peristyle Lobby prior to the Pink Martini concert. The glassware can also be ordered online at A pitcher and stirrer set is $225; glasses are $85 each. Purchase as a set and receive a discount.

What's On Tap

A full cash bar will be available at both the Glass Pavilion and the Peristyle Lobby. TMA bartenders will be serving up specialty drinks to celebrate the evening, including a martini recipe from Igor Stravinsky's wife, Vera de Bosset. Small bites are also available for purchase and include:

  • Pink martini cupcakes ($2.50)
  • Sugar beet rice and roasted vegetables ($3)
  • Muffaletta sliders ($3.75)

Pink Martini Tickets

Tickets for A Spring Fling with Pink Martini featuring China Forbes are on sale now and can be purchased at the Toledo Symphony Orchestra's website ( or by phone at 419-246-8000. The performance starts at 8 p.m. in the Peristyle.

Valet Parking

Valet parking is now available at the Toledo Museum of Art. For $9 per car, you can save yourself the hassle of finding a parking spot and a long walk from the parking lot. Pull up to the Carriage Entrance to the Peristyle (located on Art Museum Drive near the Center for the Visual Arts) and Top Hat Valet will take care of you. Valet parking is available beginning at 6 p.m. Cash only.