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“Remarkable collection in Toledo”

Toledo Museum of Art
Ranked #1 of 79 things to do in Toledo
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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.
Reviewed November 26, 2013

The Toledo Museum of Art has a collection hardly imaginable in such a small city. Edward Drummond Libbey and Florence Scott Libbey left a large collection of art, as well as a fortune to build and endow the museum and its magnificent concert hall, the Peristyle. The endowment has underwritten a century of ongoing acquisitions, art education at every level, and free entrance for all. Mr. Libbey's business was glass, and appropriately there is a Glass Pavilion for the display of the Museum's huge glass collection, ranging from ancient Mesopotamian to contemporary local glass makers. In fact the whole Studio Glass Movement began in a garage at the Museum, when then-director Otto Wittman encouraged a ceramicist named Harvey Littleton to explore ways artists might create works from molten glass in their own studios, rather than in factories. If you are in Toledo on a Friday evening, it's hard to beat It's Friday, an eventful evening for adults and families including free tours, activities, live music, glassblowing demonstrations, wine tastings, and more. And check out the Museum's cafeteria: really good! For more information, key in http://www.toledomuseum.org.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

This museum is beautiful inside and out, with world-class pieces and exhibits of many artistic genres. The restaurant food is very good. A trip to this museum is a fun and relaxing activity.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

World class. Very easy to enjoy. The glass pavilion is as good as it gets. Not only art but concerts and speakers A do not miss for visitors

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Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

The Toledo Museum of Art has a variety of art from ancient times to present. It is a traditional art museum. Musical concerts in the Peristyle are a delight. They have programs for adults and children to participate in and learn about art. Across the street from main museum is a building dedicated to glass art and they often can be seen making glass objects right there .

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you are in Toledo don't miss the Toledo Museum of Art. The glass collection and the building that houses it is awesome. Friday nights enjoy wine and glass blowing. The rest of the museum is great too, but the glass collection is my favorite.

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