Toledo Museum of Art
Location Name: Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, Ohio)
Location Type: Museum (Art)
Year Completed: 1912
Architect(s): Edward B. Green and Harry W. Wachter (Original Building), Frank Gehry (Addition), SANAA (Glass Pavilion)
The Toledo Museum of Art was founded on 18 April 1901 by local glassmaker Edward Drummond Libbey. The current home of the art museum’s collection was completed in 1912. Designed by architects Edward B. Green and Harry W. Wachter, the Greek Revival is joined by the 1990s addition designed by Frank Gehry to house the Center for the Visual Arts. Across Monroe Street sits the 2006 Glass Pavilion was designed in the Post-Modern style by the SANAA architectural firm. The Glass Pavilion holds the museum’s world-renowned glass collection.
The Toledo Museum of Art is a gem for art lovers. The collection is recognized as one of the best in Ohio (which is home to many impressive art museums). Thanks to some of the museum’s wealthy and generous benefactors, namely museum founder Edward Drummond Libbey, the collection is quite magnificent for a city of such moderate size.Sources