©2009 Toledo Museum of Art
The Toledo Museum of Art is one of America's great museums. Supported by devoted and generous members since it was chartered in 1901, the Museum has grown to be a place for the arts. On its 36-acre campus, visitors discover three core buildings, more than 40 galleries, the Peristyle concert hall, a sculpture garden, and classrooms and studios for artists young and old. This book celebrates the heart of the Museum: the art of collection. The 300 masterworks featured in this book honor more than a century of collecting. The Toledo Museum is world-famous for its Old Master paintings and its comprehensive representation of the art of glass. Less well known but no less outstanding are its choice collections of art from Asia, Africa, and the ancient Mediterranean. Visitors to the galleries and readers of this book will enjoy a virtual journey from the ancient world to the present day as they encounter paintings and sculptures arranged in harmony with superb examples of tableware, jewelry, furniture, prints, and photographs.
The selections in this book highlight works by such famous artists as Exekias, Durer, El Greco, Rembrandt, Rubens, Fragonard, Gainsborough, David, Turner, Cole, Courbet, Monet, Degas, van Gogh, Steichen, Picasso, Hopper, Brancusi, Miro, Chihuly, and Kiefer. Recent additions of 20th- and 21st-century art suggest that Toledo's second century of collecting will be as illustrious as its first.
Each of the 300 works of art, including the Museum's three stunningly beautiful and strikingly different buildings, is illustrated in color with brief, informative comments.
With contributions by:
Don Bacigalupi, Amy Gilman, Edward T. Hill, Sandra A. Knudsen, Thomas Loeffler, Andrea M. Mall, Lawrence W. Nichols, Jutta-Annette Page, Carolyn M. Putney, Richard H. Putney, Paula Reich