TOLEDO - Between Christmas and New Year's Day, the Toledo Museum of Art is to host the "Great Art Escape" with a variety of programming related to the museum's art collection. There is to be storytelling, performances in the Great Gallery and Peristyle, mini-concerts and drawing in the galleries.
An addition this year is Swing Time on the Peristyle Stage. At 11 a.m. Dec. 27, the program features the film "Swing Time" with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The pair can be seen in a photograph in the exhibition "Made in Hollywood: Photographs from the John Kobal Foundation."
After the screening, from 2-3 p.m., participants can see a demonstration and get instruction by award-winning swing dancer Paulette Brockington.
Admission to the museum and all of the activities is free.
Visitors alsao can enjoy the "Manet: Portraying Life" and "Made in Hollywood" exhibitions. Tickets per exhibition for non-members are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and students or a $12 combination ticket is available. Admission is free for members.
Glass artist Danny White is to be at the Glass Pavilion during the Great Art Escape for demonstrations and a presentation about his work and his efforts to bridge the gap between painting and glass.
Storytelling sessions are to highlight books that relate to works of art in the museum's collection. Examples include "Iggy Peck Architect" by Andrea Beaty and "Art & Max" by David Weisner.
Visit www.toledomuseum.org for detailed information.