1. Local

Glass Pavilion, Toledo Museum of Art

By


Toledo Museum of Art's Glass Pavilion, designed by the Japanese architectural team of Ryue Nishizawa and Kazuyo Sejima, opened in August of 2006. All of the modern structure's exterior walls are made of glass and most of the interior ones are as well. The Pavilion houses the museum's diverse art glass collection as well as studios, a glass-blowing workshop, and a theater.

Begun in 1922 by Libbey Glass founder, Edward Drummond Libbey and his wife, the Toledo Museum of Art houses a diverse collection of art, including a sizeable number of important works by 19th century European and American painters as well as an interesting decorative arts section. The glass exhibit, begun by Mr. Libbey, includes over 7000 objects, dating from ancient times to the present. Join me for a look at the Glass Pavilion and some of its most interesting pieces.
Images 1-12 of 12
Glass Pavilion, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo OhioThe Glass Pavilion, Toledo Museum of Art"Campiello del Remer #2" by Dale Chihuly"Vitrana" by Dominick Labino, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo Ohio"Vitrana" Shaykhu's Mosque Lamp, Toledo Museum of Art"Shaykhu's Mosque Lamp"
16th century Maiolica Dish, Toledo Museum of ArtLustered Maiolica Dish 18th Century English glass candlesticks, inside the Toledo Museum of Art18th Century English Glass CandlesticksBlue Footed Pitcher, Toledo Museum of Art, Glass PavilionBlue Footed Glass Pitcher"Punch Bowl and Stand and 23 Cups"; Libbey Glass Company, 1903-04; Toledo Museum of Art"Punch Bowl & Stand & 23 Cups"
"Jardin sur le Pluie," Toledo Museum of Art"Jardin sur le Pluie"Gazelle Bowl, Steuben Glass, Toledo Museum of Art"Gazelle Bowl and Stand"Lalique Liqueur Cabinet, Toledo Museum of ArtLalique Liqueur Cabinet"Jack-in-the-Pulpit" Vase, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Toledo Museum of Art"Jack-in-the-Pulpit" Vase by Louis Comfort Tiffany

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.