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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...

University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum will hold Summer Conference July 11-13.

Mazza Summer Conference to Feature Eight Renowned Authors & Illustrators

University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum will hold the 2022 annual Summer Conference July 11-13. The three-day conference, which will be available in-person and virtually, features educational and engaging presentations from numerous internationally-known children’s book authors and illustrators. “It seems like it has been forever since we were last together for a Mazza Museum Summer Conference,” said Benjamin Sapp, director of the Mazza Museum. “Please join us for a three-day conference with nine different authors and illustrators and breakout sessions for teachers, librarians, and anyone with a love for picture books.” Cost of the full three-day conference for in-person attendance is $265 and includes...

May Funday Sunday at the Toledo Zoo, ProMedica Museum of Natural History

Mazza Museum’s Funday Sunday Heads to the Toledo Zoo

University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum will hold the May session of Funday Sunday at the Toledo Zoo, ProMedica Museum of Natural History on May 15 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is required and can be completed on the Mazza Museum’s website. Zoo admission is up to participants. Participants of May’s Funday Sunday session will be going on a “Prehistoric Adventure” at the Zoo, located at 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, OH 43609. Community partners who will be present for this event include the Hancock Historical Museum, Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Farmers and Merchants State Bank,...

University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum will offer Funday Sunday "Flight" in-person on April 3 on the University’s campus.

Take “Flight” at Mazza Museum’s April Funday Sunday

University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum will offer Funday Sunday in-person on April 3 on the University’s campus. This free, public event will be held 1-4 p.m. Registration is required and can be completed on the Mazza Museum’s website. The theme of April’s Funday Sunday session is “Flight” and will feature a number of activities that will show participants what it’s like to fly including a flight simulator, courtesy of the Findlay Flying Circuit Club, a hot air balloon activity, flying disk art, LEGO airplane building, a show in the Newhard Planetarium, and more. Heather Sensel, Mazza Museum education manager, noted, “If...