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Arnosky Gone Wild

Mazza Museum Goes “Wild” with Jim Arnosky Exhibition

University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum displays the works of self-taught artist, writer, and naturalist Jim Arnosky in their “Arnosky Gone Wild” exhibit. The Mazza Museum invites you to step off the beaten path to take in the sights and sounds of the natural world, as seen through the eyes of a naturalist, a writer, and above all…artist, Jim Arnosky. Arnosky has written and illustrated 132 published books on nature subjects, detailing life cycles of animals from manatees to bears, while presenting new ways to see and experience nature. Arnosky’s work stems from the wildlife that he and his wife Deanna...

Funday Sunday

University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum to Host Funday Sunday and Tales for Tots

University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum continues with December’s “Funday Sunday” and “Tales for Tots” events. These programs are free and open to the public. Funday Sunday is scheduled for December 4th from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and features a “Christmas Hoe Down” theme. The family-friendly learning extravaganza is designed to encourage artistic expression, enhance literacy knowledge, and develop critical thinking skills. Guests will experience storytelling, art stations, music, and more. Each month a new topic and surprise location will be explored. Programs will take place the first Sunday of the month through the month of April. Joseph and Judith...

University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum to Host its 25th Annual Weekend Conference

University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum to Host its 25th Annual Weekend Conference

The University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum is hosting its 2022 Weekend Conference on November 11th and 12th. Each year Mazza’s two-day educational conference welcomes some of the top authors and illustrators to meet and present to local teachers, librarians, and children’s book enthusiasts. Those individuals looking to attend the event can register online. For those interested, but unable to attend, there is a virtual option as well. Registration for both options can be found here. The Weekend Conference will kick off on Friday, November 11th with premier screening of the WBGU-PBS Documentary “The Magic of Mazza.” Following the documentary, Mazza...

Juneteenth 2022

Today, on Juneteenth, we’re honored to have Dayton Cooper, son of the late author and illustrator Floyd Cooper, reading from his father’s book, “Juneteenth for Mazie.”

University of Findlay Mazza Museum’s annual Young Artist Workshop will be held in-person July 18-22, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Take “A Walk on the Wild Side” at Young Artist Workshop ’22

University of Findlay Mazza Museum’s annual Young Artist Workshop will be held in-person July 18-22, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. This annual event gives children an inside look at the fascinating world of picture book art in a fun, exciting way. Instruction is provided by Mazza staff as well as local area teachers and artists. “Get ready to explore and go wild with your creativity during this year’s Young Artist Workshop!” said Heather Sensel, education manager at the University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum. “The Mazza Museum is excited to give participants a chance to dive into the world of picture books, learn new concepts,...

The University of Findlay Mazza Museum’s Galleria at The Toledo Zoo will be opening to the public over Memorial Day Weekend.

Mazza Gallery Opens at The Toledo Zoo

The University of Findlay Mazza Museum’s Gallery at The Toledo Zoo will be opening to the public over Memorial Day Weekend. Located on the second floor of the ProMedica Museum of Natural History at The Toledo Zoo, the Mazza Gallery is currently featuring Judith Caseley’s “Z is for Zebra: A Mosaic Menagerie.” “After two years of quarantine in the Mazza vault, Judith Caseley’s vibrant animal mosaics will make their public debut in the most appropriate setting: The Toledo Zoo,” said Dan Chudzinski, curator of the Mazza Museum. “Caseley’s use of mosaic is a departure from the more traditional artistic mediums...

In honor of Juneteenth, the University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum will display “A Tribute to Floyd Cooper and Jerry Pinkney.”

Mazza Features Floyd Cooper and Jerry Pinkney in Celebration of Juneteenth

In honor of Juneteenth, the University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum will display “A Tribute to Floyd Cooper and Jerry Pinkney” in the Freed Galleria beginning June 1, 2022. Juneteenth, a term short for “June Nineteenth,” commemorates the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, in 1865, to ensure that all enslaved people be freed. Now categorized as a federal holiday, Juneteenth is the longest-running African-American holiday. Mazza Museum Curator, Dan Chudzinski, said, “In the spirit of Juneteenth, the Mazza Museum is proud to pay tribute to two of our dear friends, Jerry Pinkney and Floyd Cooper, whose tireless work...

The University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum will host a new hands-on STEAM Camp, themed “DNA Forensics,” June 6-10.

Students to Explore “DNA Forensics” at Mazza’s STEAM Camp

The University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum will host a new hands-on STEAM Camp, themed “DNA Forensics,” June 6-10. Open to children from fifth through eighth grade, the camp will take place on the University’s campus. Cost of registration is $275 per child or $250 per child for University of Findlay faculty and staff, and includes instruction, all required materials, and a STEAM Camp t-shirt. A family reception will be held Friday, June 10 at noon. Enrollment space is limited and provided on a first come, first served basis. During the camp, students will discover how science, technology, engineering, art, and...