Circle is a Toledo Museum of Art affinity group dedicated to inclusive and innovative programming that engages new audiences with the Museum. Being part of Circle means connecting to unique and unconventional art experiences, building stronger community relationships, and experiencing exclusive member benefits. In addition to the benefits of a Museum membership, Circle members receive added perks like discounts to ticketed events, access to Circle member-only events (and guest passes to invite a friend!), participation in Circle’s idea-sharing and program planning committees, and other extras not available through other TMA member levels.
How do I Join Circle?
Circle membership is $25 a year in addition to a TMA membership.
To become a member of Circle, click the link below or sign up at the Visitor Engagement desk.
IMpact & INspire and Circle Present: Creative Coping
How can art be activated to cultivate healing after trauma?
Would you like to experience creative mindfulness activities led by therapeutic arts professionals? Bring your friends and family to IMpact and INspire (I'm In) and Circle’s next event, Creative Coping.
In this event presented by I’m In and Circle, attendees will learn about therapeutic art services offered through ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital’s Cullen Center and participate in hands-on activities that encourage emotional intelligence and open collaboration at any age.
Participants will engage with ProMedica professionals specializing in the therapeutic arts, TMA docents and staff from the TMA Family Center, and will engage in several activities meant to spark meaningful dialogue in a lighthearted atmosphere. Refreshments to include heavy appetizers and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Adults and families are welcome to experience this fun and educational look at art and healing.
In lieu of admission fee, we ask you purchase one of the items on our wish list registry. RSVP is required by July 15. If bringing a family, please include the total number of individuals in attendance.
About the IMpact and INspire
ProMedica IMpact and INspire (I’m In) is Toledo’s most philanthropic event series geared toward young professionals interested in making an impact in their community. The events elicit a notion to give in a unique way; rather than a monetary ticket, guests are asked to bring an item of impact for the nonprofit beneficiaries.
Circle Presents: LocalEyes
Thursday, May 2: 6 p.m., Meet in Libbey Court
Circle members will partner with a TMA docent to guide a tour introducing guests to Circle's new mission: facilitating inclusive and innovative programming that engages new audiences at the Museum. Featured works will illustrate how Circle is embracing this charge while exploring the intersection of art and community wellness. PLUS-- selected art will reveal elements of fresh, new Circle programming to come!
Circle Presents: Art of the Cut
Feb. 17, 2019: Glass Pavilion
Join us for a party and hair show featuring local barbers who are artists and public health educators. Expect to see live haircuts inspired by the decades and by artwork at TMA! Complimentary appetizers will be served alongside a cash bar. Presented by Circle and ProMedica Cancer Institute Barbershop Program
Jamal Grant - Da Shop
Tawann Gaston - Groomed
Les Levesque - Tal Mon
Stacey Fletcher - Fletcher's
Steve Parker - Steve's Sport-n-Cuts
James Foster - James Foster
This event is FREE, but registration is encouraged.
Circle Presents: (Re)New Years Day - A Great Art Escape Event
Jan. 1, 2019: GlasSalon
Celebrate (Re)New Year's Day by participating in a one-of-a-kind experience inspired by art, yoga, movement, and meditation. Participants will have the ability to choose between energizing or relaxation themed sessions, both offering a yoga and vision board design component facilitated by local Toledo leaders. Enjoy refreshing, locally-sourced beverages while mingling and designing your vision board in the beauty of the GlasSalon.
Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Although a selection of art supplies will be provided to create your vision board, we encourage participants to bring any additional supplies they would like to individualize their design.
This event is FREE, but registration is encouraged due to limited space! This is an experience you won’t want to miss.
- Power Yoga with Valentina: 2 p.m., GlasSalon
- Restorative Yoga with Gi: 3 p.m., GlasSalon
- Sample cold-pressed juice from Neuroflex and Midwest Juice.
- Create a vision board with Liz.
Circle Back: Two Me
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018: Libbey Court
A healthy community is one in which everyone’s voice can be heard. Together, we will activate Two Me as a community platform.
Participants of all ages are welcome. Light refreshments inspired by the fall season will be served.
2018 Circle Board
Circle is sponsored in part by
Join the Circle Board
Are you passionate about engaging new audiences with the Toledo Museum of Art?
Are you inspired by the success of Circle’s inclusive and innovative programming such as “(Re)New Year’s Day” and “Art of the Cut” and want to get more involved?
If so, you should apply to join the Circle Board!
Applications are now open to fill four vacancies on the Circle Board. The Circle Board shapes Circle’s vision, driving the strategy for Circle’s programming, outreach, development, and communications initiatives. Circle Board members are expected to participate in monthly meetings held every first Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at TMA, to collaborate on Circle events and committees, and to volunteer for major TMA events such as the Block Party. All Circle Board members serve a renewable two-year term.
We are seeking vibrant collaborators to join the current members of the Circle Board: a diverse mix of Toledo natives and newcomers, artists and activists, mid-career professionals and recent graduates, connected colleagues and new contacts. Joining the Circle Board is a unique opportunity to support the Museum and the Toledo community, and to expand your social and professional network.
Circle members, as well as non-members, are encouraged to apply, though active Circle membership is required to accept a seat on the Circle Board. To apply, please complete the form below by Friday, June 28. Applicants will be notified by Wednesday, July 10.