Written by Press Staff Writer
January 14, 2010
The Toledo Museum of Art has revamped its public tours, creating four new
series of guided tours. Designed to give visitors an insider’s view of the Museum’s internationally known collections, each tour is led by a museum docent.
The new free tours, which started Jan. 3, include:
• Inside Stories - Each Friday at 6 and 6:30 p.m., Inside Story tours feature one recent Museum acquisition and the story behind its origin, how it was acquired, how it fits into the collection, its conservation and more. Meet in Libbey Court.
• ArtSpeaks Series - On selected Saturdays at 2 and 3 p.m., ArtSpeaks is a weekly series of three or more related tours. Topics this winter include Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, the art of Egypt, Rome and other ancient empires, and works that explore the seven deadly sins. Meet in Libbey Court.
• Storytime Tours - Every Sunday at 2 p.m., Storytime Tours for children and their adult partners spotlight works of art related to the Family Center’s art project that week. After the tour, participants head back at the center to create their own works of art. Meet at the Family Center or near the Matisse mural at the base of the main staircase on the main Museum’s lower level.
• Tour & Tea - At 2 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month, participants in this tour series will visit the Museum galleries or the Glass Pavilion to learn about a featured artwork. Continue the conversation with fellow tour participants over a cup of tea or coffee in the Red Room. Tours begin in Libbey Court.
The Museum continues to offer Greatest Hits tours featuring popular highlights of the collections in the main Museum and tours of the Glass Pavilion.
Admission to the TMA is free. For specific tour dates, times and topics, visit www.toledomuseum.org/calendar.
The Museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.– 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m.; closed Mondays and major holidays. Friday evening hours are made possible by Fifth Third Bank.
The Museum is located at 2445 Monroe St. at Scottwood Avenue, just west of the downtown business district and one block off I-75 with exit designations posted. For general information, visitors can call 419-255-8000 or 800-644-6862 or visit www.toledomuseum.org.