The Toledo Museum of Art was founded in 1901 and now has over 30,000 pieces of art in its collection. Located in the Old West End neighborhood of Toledo, Ohio, United States, the museum is spacious with approximately 36 acres and seven buildings. It is free with a parking charge (all day) of only $5. This makes the museum a great place to take the whole family. The museum has many activities each week for children, adults, and art classes.
The museum has a nice collection of 19th and 20th century European and American art, as well as a small but very well curated Renaissance, Greek and Roman, and Japanese collections. The museum also has a series of seasonal and rotating exhibitions. This makes for a fun return to the museum. The museum does a great job in explaining the art work at hand and giving ample space for viewing. The staff is friendly and the space is inviting. People who do not consider themselves “art lovers” will find something at the museum that strikes their interest.
The highlight of museum has to be the Glass Pavilion. The glass pavilion is adjacent to the main building. The Glass Pavilion is stunning with many curved glass walls to house the museums growing glass collection. Time your trip to the museum in order to see a live glass blowing demonstration in their hot shop. This part of the museum also offers many weekly glass blowing activities and classes.
One might want to time their trip to the museum to coincide with concert put on by the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. The museum has a concert hall in the east wing called the Peristyle.
The Toledo Museum of Art is a museum that one will find to be of high quality. The paintings are great and the glass work is outstanding. Spend the day here or come back many times for a class or a new exhibit. This is one place not to be missed.