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The TMA Community Gallery, located in the west wing of the Museum's lower level, hosts free exhibitions of artwork created by students of TMA programs. Eclectic and diverse, the exhibitions feature contemporary works in a variety of media.

Current Exhibitions

TMA Student Art Focus Show

This exhibition showcases some of the projects created in the Museum’s youth and teen studio art classes this past fall semester. Students ages 3 to 18 produced the diverse and imaginative artworks displayed through their own interpretations of the collection.

The Museum offers studio art classes year-round for all ages and levels of experience in a wide variety of media. Learn more at


At the Toledo Museum of Art, art education is connected to everything we do. We design classes, programs, and interactive experiences for people of all ages to help them engage with great art and with each other. The hands-on activities and photographs in this hallway provide a sampling of the multi-sensory and multimodal learning experiences available to our visitors through special exhibitions, class and public programs, and tours.

We invite visitors of all ages to explore their creativity and play with the activities in the Community Gallery halls and throughout the Museum’s campus.

Art Education Through the Ages

For over a century, the Toledo Museum of Art’s purpose has been art education. In 1903, the Museum introduced free Saturday classes for children and teens at one of its early locations on Madison Ave. By 1919, art classes were offered in the William H. Scott House. In 1925, they moved to the newly expanded education space that you are standing in today.

As the Museum’s collection has grown over the years, so have the art classes that utilize and gain inspiration from the collection. From the first year of 125 students to today’s 1,100 youth enrolled annually, children and teens have participated in a variety of art classes ranging from drawing and painting to ceramics, metals, and glass. We invite you to take a look back through 100 years of children and teen classes at TMA then visit the Works on Paper gallery to explore more of TMA’s history.