The Great Art Escape Returns to the Toledo Museum of Art

Eye On Art  |  12/19/2019 11:00 am

Celebrate the season with a diverse array of activities, events, and performances during the Great Art Escape, which returns to the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) Dec. 26 through 29, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, 2020. The Great Art Escape is supported in part by Taylor Cadillac.

Activities include music and dance performances, Dutch organ concerts, glassblowing demonstrations, glass art workshops, Family Center activities, drawing in the galleries, and more.

As part of the Great Art Escape, visitors are invited to celebrate (Re)New Year’s Day by participating in a one-of-a-kind experience inspired by art and movement.

At noon and 2 p.m., visitors will have the opportunity to learn the basic rhythms and history of Afro Cuban Dance with instructor Lisa McCall. Registration at is required and a $5 donation the day of the event is suggested. There will also be a kombucha tasting and healthy snacks in the Cloister and a gallery hunt activity available throughout the event.

(Re)New Year's Day is presented by Circle, the Toledo Museum of Art's affinity group dedicated to inclusive and innovative programming that engages new audiences with the Museum. Circle is sponsored in part by ProMedica and HCR ManorCare.

Peristyle performances include Aha! Indian Dance, El Corazon de Mexico Ballet Folkorico, JP Dynasty, the Ardan Academy of Irish Dance, and the Greater Toledo International Youth Orchestra.

Dutch organ concerts will take place at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Gallery 24 each day of the Great Art Escape except Sunday when there will only be a 1 p.m. concert.

Frosty Glass Workshops will take place Saturday, Dec. 28 and Sunday, Dec. 29. Fun for all ages, participants will apply stickers and decals to a clear glass or mug that will be frosted to reveal your own unique design. The cost is $20 for Museum members and $25 for nonmembers and includes one child and an accompanying adult. Advance registration can be done at The workshops are sponsored in part by Libbey, Inc.

At 2 p.m. on New Year’s Day, The AntiVillians will perform a free concert in the GlasSalon.

Admission to the Toledo Museum of Art is free. Parking is also free for Museum members and $8 for nonmembers. For more information, visit