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Looking for something to do with family and friends between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays? Why not visit the Toledo Museum of Art and take part in The Great Art Escape – five days (Dec. 27–Dec. 31) full of arts activities for the whole family.

Each day of The Great Art Escape will feature different programming related to the Museum’s art collection. There will be storytelling, performances in the Great Gallery, mini-performances highlighting works of art in the TMA collection, drawing in the galleries and the chance for visitors to sketch designs and see Museum artists create their designs in glass.

“There will be a lot going on throughout the Museum, so you’ll be able to go from one space to another and find different activities,” said Judy Weinberg of the Museum’s staff.

Mini-performances will be vignettes of no longer than 15 minutes with short, 10-minute breaks between performances.

Storytelling sessions will feature books that relate to paintings or sculpture in the Museum’s collection. Examples include “Ten Little Mummies” by Philip Yates, which will be read amid antiquities in Classic Court, and “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak, which will be read in the Cloister, a favorite gallery of children.

Drawing will be led by art teachers who will focus on a different element of art at each painting, Weinberg said.

Daily highlights include:

• Dec. 27: Storytelling, 10:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Classic Court, the Cloister, Gallery 4, Gallery 19
and Gallery 35

Great Gallery Performance: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Ardan Academy Irish Dancers;

Mini-performances: noon to 1:30 p.m., Toledo Ballet in Gallery 35;

Glass demonstrations in the Glass Pavilion at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

Family Center Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., “Holiday Memories!” Make your own book to fill with special moments with family and friends.

• Dec. 28: Drawing in the Galleries, 10:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 3 p.m.;

Performance: noon to 1:30 p.m., Susan Craig at the Dutch organ in Gallery 24;

Glass demonstrations in the Glass Pavilion: 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

Dec. 29: Storytelling: 10:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Classic Court, the Cloister, by the Matisse Mural,

Gallery 32 and Gallery 29A;

Mini-performances: noon to 1:30 p.m.: Gladys Rudolph at the Dutch organ in Gallery 24;

Glass demonstrations in the Glass Pavilion: 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

Family Center Activities: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., “Holiday Memories!” Make your own book to fill with special moments with family and friends.

Mini-performances: 2 to 3 p.m., Joy Turner on the Castle piano in Gallery 1.

Dec. 30: Drawing in the Galleries, 10:30 a.m. to noon, 1:30 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Mini-performances: noon to 1:30 p.m.: Chinese Association of Greater Toledo in Gallery 29A;

Mini-performance: 4 to 4:30 p.m., Hindu Dancers in Gallery 29A;

Performance: 7 to 7:30 p.m.: Musica Antigua in the Cloister;

Glass demonstrations in the Glass Pavilion: 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve): Mini-performances: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Leyla (belly dancer) in Classic Court;

Great Gallery Performance:  1 to 2:30 p.m., Chinese Association of Greater Toledo;

Glass Demonstrations in the Glass Pavilion, 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

Visit www.toledomuseum.org for information about other activities and current special exhibitions. The Museum closes at 4 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and is closed on Jan. 1 and 2.

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