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Toledo Museum of Art Localeyes tour to be led by local visual storyteller

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The Toledo Museum of Art November Localeyes tour will be lead by Toledo native and visual storyteller Phillip Kaplan. The free tour begins in Libbey Court at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21.

Localyes invites community members, including artists, musicians, and educators, to partner with a TMA docent to guide a tour of art that has personally inspired them.  

Kaplan is a feature photographer, writer and producer for The Blade, focusing on the Toldo region’s culture, personalities, food, history, and art.

“Many of us have enjoyed Phillip’s stories, videos, and photographs so this is an excellent opportunity to see what works of art have impacted him and how they influence his visual storytelling,” said Scott Boberg, TMA’s manager of programs and audience engagement.

Kaplan, who received his bachelor’s of fine arts from The Ohio State University and his master’s of science in journalism from Northwestern University, will share stories about works of art in both the main Museum building and in the Welles Sculpture Garden, weather permitting.

Among the stops will be Paula by Jaume Plensa, the netsuke collection in Gallery 10, and the scale model of the Museum produced by Graphite Design + Build.

For more information about Museum tours and events, visit toledomuseum.org.