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Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo
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For a look at a world-renowned collection of glass art, sculptures, and paintings, stop by Toledo Museum of Art. Founded by glassmaker Edward Drummond Libbey in 1901, the museum features an extensive collection of glass art from the 19th and 20th centuries. The museum is also known for a large collection of European and American art, plus smaller exhibits featuring Renaissance, Greek, Roman, and Japanese art. A major work by Peter Paul Ruben, "The Crowning of Saint Catherine," is here, as well as several well-known smaller pieces by Rembrandt, Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso, and other notable artists. Our Toledo vacation generator makes visiting Toledo Museum of Art and other Toledo attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The Toledo Museum of Art is not huge, but I think that is a plus. The Museum holds fine exhibits of a variety of art, artists and art periods. The Glass Museum that is just across the street--easy to ...  more »
  • The Toledo Museum of Art is not to be missed. It is one of the nation's top museum. It offers an impressive collection of Classical Art. If you like Contemporary Art, the museum seems to be expanding ...  more »
  • It is a very nice museum. It's nice to wander through and check out the new exhibits. They always seem to have something fun passing through. 
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  • Three separate buildings. Original looks like a replica of the Parthenon with its classical look from Monroe Avenue. Note the ethereal green color of the steps nearest the entrance which comes from the copper trim or gutters around the building's roof line leaching off. Sculptures abound around the garden setting on the Monroe Avenue front. On the eastern end of the building is the Frank Gehry designed addition which is totally different and ominously (for me) blockhouse looking. Across the street is the glass collection's building which is, of course, totally glass and very well designed. In fact, one of the best parts of the Toledo is the architecture of all three buildings. The complex is located a few blocks from I-75 with super easy access. Entrance to the complex is usually by car and from the parking lot which is in the back of the original building. The lot entrance is on the western end of the original building; don't miss the easily overlook garden on that end, too. Nicely done parking lot with carport like structure with solar panels on top and shade or cover for your vehicle. You enter on the lower level of the original building where you pay your (currently) $5 parking fee. Museum entrance is free. Note the extraordinary large sized Matisse tile "painting" on the wall before the stairs to the main level. Layout here is quite spacious and easy to explore. When thinking about the entire complex, I'd say this museum more than most is all about sculpture though there are plenty of paintings. Can't say enough superlatives about the glass portion of the museum. For example, where else in the world would you ever find a number of Chihuly works that are set amongst his contemporary glass artists of renown. Seattle's got more Chihuly works by far but not with the context you get here. And where else can you buy Chihuly works in the museum gift shop. Lastly, be sure to take in the sculpture on the entire complex's grounds. I loved actual Paris Metro entrance (from 1900) installed on the Monroe Avenue area.
  • You would think a town like Toledo whose two biggest exports are sadness and spousal abuse would not have a top notch art museum, but that is not the case. This place has some very nice specimens and is of a great size. There is even a painting that looks like my main man, Jimmy P, I call him Jim P for short. I also call him Jim, and sometimes just refer to him as, "Hey you." Long story short Jimmy P has few names that he responds to and Toledo has an art museum. On a side note, I know another Jimmy P but there is not a painting that looks like him here.
  • It's free, and the exhibits change frequently enough where no matter how many times you visit there isn't a day you could be bored. The glass museum is across the street and highly recommendable to check out, it's also free
  • The best on USA and top ten in world hands down.amazing history and a beautiful strong and something called Libbey glass
  • The art museum has the peaceful feeling of a library; the works of art here are classic. Rembrant and picasso piecea can be found here. They have Egyptian/Greek art, a large selection of religious pieces, american art, chinese and indian art, and modern art. I've seen the original of pieces i've admired in books for years. The museum is a true gem of toledo.