We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent art musuem in Toledo” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Toledo Museum of Art

Toledo Museum of Art
2445 Monroe Street, PO Box 1013, Toledo, OH 43620
8006446862
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 42 attractions in Toledo
Type: Art Museums
More attraction details
Attraction Details
Owner description: Art from all over the world and every time period is housed at this outstanding museum, considered one of the world's best. From paintings by Renoir to sculptures by Alexander Calder to a vast glass collection, you'll find wonderful treasures here. Founder and first president Edward Drummond Libbey wanted to build a place where art was accessible to everyone, hence the museum's free admission policy, which continues to this day. The Toledo Museum of Art is open:Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.Thursday & Friday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.Sunday: noon – 5 p.m.Closed Mondays, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Lansing, Michigan
Top Contributor
425 reviews 425 reviews
195 attraction reviews
Reviews in 206 cities Reviews in 206 cities
692 helpful votes 692 helpful votes
“Excellent art musuem in Toledo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2007

We went to the Toledo Museum of Art in late November on a Friday due to the recent opening of the glass pavillion and had a great time. Toledo has a real gem in its art museum and best of all it is free, not crowded, and the day we were there was open to 10:00 P.M.!

We really enjoyed the museum's large collection of Ancient Egyptian Artifacts/artwork. We also liked the Impressionistic paintings that the musuem had on display. It has two great Van Gogh's and it also has beautiful works from Cezanne and Monet. This museum also has a large number of works from Dutch and English artists from the 1600's and 1700's. The museum has some American and modern art but has a much stronger collection of Eurpoean Art from 1600-1900.

We were a little bit disappointed in the glass pavillion. We found the buidling not to be very impressive at all and the collection not as extensive as expected. In addition, the space was kind of under utilized. There was one exhibit that had glass from ancient times to modern times but none of the glass works in the cases were labeled or described. The exhibit did say there was an installation in progress, so maybe it will improve in the future. The only other exhibit was of modern glass jewerly which we found to be not very interesting.

We felt the glass pavillion would have been a total flop but it was saved by the "hotshop" where they had glass blowing demonstrations every hour the day we were there. It was extremely interesting to see how glass was made and how you can work with glass to make different forms.

Overall, we felt the Toledo Museum of Art is a great value and worth the trip. A great art weekend could be had by taking one day to visit the Toledo Museum of Art and driving 45 minutes north to Detroit to visit the Detroit Insitute of Art on another day.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

324 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    275
    45
    4
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Ohio
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“A must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2007

One of my favorite places, in Toledo, Ohio.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“An Oasis in the desert of Toledo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2006

Agree with all the other reviews. Was not expecting much given the rest of Toledo but this is the best! A small, uncrowded gem with exceptional pieces. We spent several hours there and didn't see half of it. The new Glass Pavilion is being built across the street but isn't open yet. We will definitely return to see the rest of the museum and new building. Next time we will visit Toledo on a Saturday instead of a Sunday/Monday since the rest of town closes up tight. We barely found anything to eat for breakfast. Where was everyone?

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A TripAdvisor Member
“What a pleasent suprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2006

I have visited many famous art museums all over the world so I really wasn't expecting too much. It had a great selection of all kind of art from classical to modern. It also has a small sampling of asian art.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A TripAdvisor Member
“Worth the Trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2005

This museum has such an outstanding collection of Old Masters, Impressionists, American painters, and modern art that it is worth a long journey just to see it.

Admission is free, and the staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful to visitors.

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Toledo Museum of Art also viewed

 

Been to Toledo Museum of Art? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Toledo Museum of Art, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added Toledo Museum of Art to your Saves list