Art exhibitions in the Lima region
Columbus Museum of Art
480 Broad Street E.
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Closed on Mondays. The museum encourages all visitors to book tickets in advance at columbusmuseum.org. Adults $18, seniors, students and children $9.
• “Women behind the lens”
Until May 1, 2022
Findlay University Mazza Museum Lea Gallery
• Open Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
• Visit the Miles Gallery: According to curator Dan Chudzinski, for Hardie Gramatky, illustration and storytelling wasn’t just a profession, it was a way of life.
In 2017, the Mazza Museum acquired much of Hardie Gramatky’s original artwork, preliminary drawings and manuscripts. As a special addition to the initial shipment, the Museum received his personal studio furniture and art supplies, with which he created his beloved fourteen picture books and countless fine art paintings.
Visitors will have the unique opportunity to experience the essence of the artist, from his first sparks of inspiration through his storyboards and manuscripts, to the original paintings and his final published work.
Allen County Museum
620 Market Street West.
Open to all visitors from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The Children’s Discovery Center is open to visitors. MacDonell House is open to visitors. Face coverings are highly recommended. Admission Suggested donation of $5 for the museum and $3 for the MacDonell House.
• “The genius of James E. Grosjean”
James E. Grosjean (1861-1938) was a nature and science enthusiast. He created mechanical exhibits featuring his taxidermy and the oddities he collected, including Noah’s Ark, Albino Collection, Ferris Wheel Bird Collection, and Extinct Animal & Bird Collection. Known beyond Allen County, his exhibits have been displayed in department stores, such as Marshall Fields in Chicago and Macy’s in New York. All of these showcases can be seen in The Genius of James E. Grosjean exhibit, with the exception of Cock Robin.
Grosjean came to Lima in 1892. He worked as an undertaker for ten years, then went into the shoe business in 1902. He exhibited the collection of birds from the Ferris wheel at the funeral home Grosjean in 1896 and Noah’s Ark in his shoe store in the public square. in Lima until 1920. An entrepreneur, Grosjean opened the Humane Horseshoe business in 1906 and the Lima Cord Sole and Heel Company (later known as the Lima Gro-Cord Rubber Company) in 1920.
65-67 Town Square
Open to all visitors from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Opening of the EBG room, the ceramic laboratory and the gift shop. Face covering required and available.
The Toledo Art Museum
2445 Monroe St.
Open to all visitors from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Reservations not required; check in at the office upon arrival. Face covering recommended. Free entry.
• Chameleon effects: glass (not) defined
This exhibition brings together historical and contemporary works from the collection of the Toledo Museum of Art to explore the spectrum of technical and formal possibilities of glass.
Until March 27, 2022