Toledo Museum of Art
Toledo Museum of Art
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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: Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.Closed Mondays & Tuesdays, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
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Pferdina
Grand Rapids, MI171 contributions
Mar 2022
The museum is free, you just pay to park in the museum lot. I spent about 4 hours here and could have spent even more time if I had the stamina. Two van Goghs and a Monet are clearly highlighted. The 18th and 19th century works were probably my favorite, but there were lots of European religious works, some modern stuff, and quite a lot of ancient Egyptian and Greek things I didn't expect. A whole room of Japanese netsuke was an interesting tangent; otherwise there wasn't much Asian art. Outdoors there are lots of large sculptures too.

For the same free admission, one can cross the street to see the Glass Pavilion. Lots of ancient and modern glass pieces to look at within the curved glass walls; one can actually see all the way through the building. The archives are viewable in one of the rooms, instead of being hidden in a basement. There is a glassblowing demonstration almost every day. I loved the tiny diner made of glass and the chess set, but some of the other sculptures are truly amazing.

In the main museum building there is a shop, mostly selling beautiful things I could never afford. It's all lovely and they also have an online catalog so you can see it all from home (the museum store is being renovated, so the shop I visited is a small temporary space in the basement).

Additionally, there is a cafe in the lower level of the museum and it's really nice! I was extremely happy with my fresh salad and the option of a canned local beer for lunch. The dining area was clean, bright, and well-attended by staff. One orders at the front and then they bring your food to you. Cloth napkins and real flatware! Prices are very reasonable. I was very satisfied with lunch.
Written March 12, 2022
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notenuftravel2017
Port Huron, MI78 contributions
Sep 2021
An impressive collection of European art, with smaller collections of Egyptian, Roman, Asian and Modern Art.. Large collection of Netsuke. Small jewelry collection. Did not expect a city the size of Toledo to have a collection this amazing. Admission was free when we visited. Parking in the museum lot at this time is $ 8.00 but there is free parking on the street if you look and don't mind walking a couple blocks.
Written September 18, 2021
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Mark S
Uniontown, OH98 contributions
Jan 2023
We enjoyed this during our weekend getaway to this part of the state. Admission was free which is remarkable given the excellent collections and breadth of their galleries. Everyone was helpful to us that was working. As a bonus, we visited their glass house gallery just across the street and were treated to a live glass-blowing demonstration (check their schedule)! Definitely worth stopping in.
Written January 22, 2023
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Angela A
Algonquin, IL43 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
We were pleasantly surprised at the collections contained in the Toledo Museum of Art. Having been many times to the Art Institute in Chicago, as well as the Louvre in Paris and other art museums in cities like Milwaukee, I would not have expected much in a small city like Toledo. But we were so impressed and enjoyed it so much. The Egyptian collection was large, as well as the Baroque and religious art. The most amazing piece was 3 walls of a monastery arcade from the year 1100s. We were there for almost 4 hours and didn’t see everything and did not make it to the separate building of glass works. We ate lunch in the cafe in a pleasant room of windows. Volunteers and security staff shared tidbits of information with us. We were told by one of the volunteers that it’s considered the third best art museum in the country (behind the Met in NY and another one the west coast…) The building is pretty, as well.
Written August 9, 2021
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2doglady
Tennessee764 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
This is one impressive art museum! Some of the pieces housed here made me feel as if I were in the company of royalty! Van Gogh, Monet, and many others. It is divided into older art and then more modern art. That collection was smaller. The pieces are so nicely displayed and you did not feel crowded with too much in one room. Staff was handy for questions and those we encountered were most pleasant. There are some sculptures on the grounds outside and there is the glass museum across the street that you can also visit. Free admission but you pay a bit to park. Such a nice place to visit and I would certainly recommend a stop there.
Written July 22, 2022
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DaneD
2 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
The Toledo Museum of Art is clearly one of the most underappreciated centers in United States. What is immediately struck by the gorgeous architecture and size of the main building. What becomes even more startling is the astonishing quality of the exhibits. On top of all of that the whole experience is Free. This is a must see attraction for anyone coming within 50 miles of this attraction.
Written October 15, 2022
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LizB
Ohio597 contributions
Aug 2021
There is such a wide range of art that I don't think it is possible to absorb it all in one visit. We viewed only the older European art and were saturated after two hours. Wonderful paintings that one would not expect in this city. We will need to visit again to see the other collections. Free admission - what a bargain! Little cafe is indeed small, but service is excellent.
Written October 13, 2021
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Eric S
Cuyahoga Falls, OH36 contributions
Jun 2022
Made a trip to Toledo to check out the museum, hoping it would be as good as ratings showed. It absolutely surpassed the ratings. Excellent. The building itself is beautiful and a work of art. There are numerous galleries with different styles and mediums of art. My only regret is that I got there too late in the day to be able to see all of the museum. The staff was extremely friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. I'd never been to Toledo before, but the museum will bring me back. There is an entire complex to explore, exterior art gardens.
Written June 26, 2022
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Molly S
Oak Harbor5 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
I love the TMA and have since I was a kid! They have amazing exhibits, both traveling and from their own collection. Now that I am a parent, I highly recommend the Family Resource Centre for lovely activities for kids any age and a play room for little ones to explore and enhance their creative minds. The staff continuously keep the area clean and tidy and rotate the toys and games to keep the space new and exciting. What a wonderful place to enjoy art, culture, history and family time!!
Written March 5, 2020
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Julia L
Columbia, MO120 contributions
Apr 2021
This is such a wonderful museum! It is laid out in a way that feels warm and welcoming. The artworks are amazing, and beautifully displayed. The collection of glass throughout the ages is second only to the collection at Corning. The old masters section includes many of the acknowledged Greats, but also works by painters who have been overlooked. In a time when museums are questioning their mission of preserving the past, Toledo is thoughtfully adding new acquisitions which broaden our knowledge of the past. A commitment to the art of the past does not prevent an involvement with the issues of the present, and Toledo knows this. The museum is deeply involved in community outreach to both school groups and adults.
Written April 18, 2021
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Toledo Museum of Art is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wed - Thu 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM