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Toledo Museum of Art says "goodnight" with flashlight tour

Around 50 participants toured the Toledo Museum of Art with flashlights on Wednesday (WNWO).

About 50 people roamed the halls at the Toledo Museum of Art with nothing but a tour guide and a flashlight.

Families and friends were invited to say "goodnight" to the Toledo Museum of Art on Wednesday.

"That's pretty cool because we'll get to see all the exhibits kind of bright, but not really that bright. Differently than during the day," said the Bortons, a group of three children.

In participation with their Great Art Escape, the Toledo Museum of Art welcomed in families to view their artwork after hours, in the dark, with a flashlight tour.

"Docents guide the groups with flashlights to see works of art in a new way. So there's a lot of reflections that happen and interesting perspectives that can be taken with that," stated Docent Program Manager, Maria Iafelice.

The seasonal event is presented every few months at the museum after normal hours. The hour long tour is very popular, with the next tour already sold out. The next available experience is a few months away.

"Yeah, our flashlight tours sell out, all of the time, very quickly. So they are the hot ticket in town and everyone really enjoys them from little kids to adults. It's a great opportunity to come out here to the museum and get a new experience."

The Great Art Escape is a free week of activities planned at the museum. It will continue to go through December 31st. If you want to join a flashlight tour, the next one available one is in February.

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