Sunday, June 8, 2014

A Bit of Culture in Toledo

In one of the brochures we got, it mentioned an art museum in Toledo that had one of the finest and most diverse collections of artwork in the country. Ummm, think we should check it out. So one day we headed over to Toledo and did check it out.

The Museum has over 30,000 works of art from ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt, Asian and African to Modern and Contemporary and its FREE. We only paid 5 dollars for parking and that was it.

Monet, one of my favorite artists
We took a little break and had lunch in the small cafe in the Museum. Very interesting menu.I had a panini with asparagus and pear with goat cheese. Yum Yum . Joe had a smoked turkey with brie sandwich.
We then spent some more time enjoying the artwork in the 45 different galleries. The Museum also has 15 studios, a 1750 seat concert hall and a lecture hall. We then went across the street where they have the Glass Pavilion. The 74,000 square foot building is a work of art in itself with most interior walls made of curved glass. There are over 5,000 glass sculptures from ancient to modern times..

There was an exhibition of Lino Tagliapietra's blown glass birds to celebrate the annual migration of song birds along the marshy coast line of Lake Erie. Just beautiful.

I took some pictures of some of the lovely old homes in this west end historic area where the Museum is.

No comments:

Post a Comment