Venture to the Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio to experience one of the finest and most diverse collections of artwork in the country. Discover treasures ranging from ancient Egypt to contemporary art, including glass, sculpture, European and American painting, African and Asian art, graphic arts, and decorative arts.
Admission to the Museum is FREE. Some special exhibitions or events may require purchased tickets.
2445 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH
The Museum schedules free public tours weekly. Visit www.toledomuseum.org for times and topics.
To schedule a special group tour for 10 or more people, call 419-255-8000, ext. 7352.
The Museum Store featuring Collector’s Corner features a selection of unique merchandise and specialty gifts inspired by the TMA collection, and exclusive items developed in tandem with its Glass Pavilion. Collector’s Corner is a sales gallery of original, signed works of art by more then 250 emerging and established regional artists.
The Museum Café offers signature sandwiches, salads, soups, and desserts. Begin your visit with a tasty treat, or take a break from the galleries for refreshment.
Parking is free for members and $5 for non-members.
The Museum galleries are wheelchair accessible. Strollers are permitted in galleries.
Tuesday – Thursday 10 am – 4 pm
Friday 10 am – 10 pm,
Saturday 10 am – 6 pm,
Sunday from Noon – 6 pm
Closed Mondays and major holidays
FOR MORE INFORMATION
419-255-8000 (tdd) or 800-644-6862 (tdd)
HISTORY & FACT SHEET
The Toledo Museum of Art was founded April 18, 1901. More than a century later, TMA is considered one of the finest Museum’s in the country, both for quality and the comprehensiveness of its collection. Thanks to the benevolence of its founders, as well as the continued support of its members, the Toledo Museum of Art remains a privately-endowed, non-profit institution and opens its collection to the public—free of charge—six days a week.
The TMA collection transcends temporal, geographical, and cultural boundaries. More than 30,000 works of art represent American and European painting, the history of art in glass, ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works, Asian and African art, medieval art, sculpture, decorative arts, graphic arts, and Modern and contemporary art. To accommodate the ever-growing collection and demand for art education, the Museum campus has grown exponentially since its founding. From its humble first exhibition space in two rented rooms, the Museum has grown to cover approximately 32 acres with six buildings.
- The Museum is located just west of the downtown business district and one block off I-75 (exit designations are posted).
- Admission is free to the public.
- The Main Museum interior contains 4½ acres of floor space on two levels.
- The 74,000-square-foot Glass Pavilion is home to TMA’s world-renowned glass collection, featuring more than 5,000 works of art from ancient to contemporary times.
- The Museum has 45 galleries, 15 class studios, the 1,710-seat Peristyle concert hall, the 176-seat Little Theater lecture hall, the Community Learning Resource Center, the Family Center, the Visual Resources Collection, the Museum Café, the Museum Store, and Collector’s Corner, which sells original artwork.
1901—Toledo Museum of Art is founded. The Museum has 120 members and a collection consisting of a mummified cat and two paintings.
1912—The Museum’s new Monroe Street building opens. The classical Greek style of the Museum architecture employs Ionic columns on the entrance façades.
1919—The Museum creates the School of Design and provides traditional studio art classes and practical design classes to adults and children.
1933—The Peristyle concert hall and the two new wings open with a gala featuring the Philadelphia Orchestra.
1962—The Studio Glass Movement is born at a workshop in a garage on Museum grounds, proving that glass could be worked in a studio setting.
1992—The University of Toledo Center for the Visual Arts opens. This 51,000-square-foot building was designed by renowned architect Frank O. Gehry. The CVA houses the UT Department of Art, studios, an art reference library, and gallery space.
June 2001—The Museum dedicates the Georgia and David K. Welles Sculpture Garden on Monroe Street. Twenty-two sculptures and landscaped green spaces expand the Museum experience to the outdoors.
August 2006—The Glass Pavilion is publicly inaugurated. Located on Monroe Street facing the main Museum, the Pavilion houses TMA’s extensive collection of glass art, as well as state-of-the-art glassmaking facilities, meeting spaces, and a coffee bar. All exterior walls and most interior walls are made entirely of curved glass panels.