|Vitrana, by Dominick Labino|
at the Glass Pavilion of the Toledo Museum of Art
The Glass Pavilion was built in 2006 to house the Toledo Museum of Art's world-renowned glass collection. The collection features more than 5,000 works of glass art from ancient to contemporary times. I could barely contain my delight at seeing so many beautiful glass creations. But most of all, I was breathlessly anticipating the stained glass pieces I would find here. The search begins...
|Close-up detail of Campiello Remer #2 showing the striated textures on each and every |
|Untitled, by Toots Zynsky|
This bowl shape is made entirely of fused glass threads
|One of Hank's very favorite activities at home is to grab a bottle of Windex and "wash" the windows. Imagine his delight upon eyeing this bedazzled bottle of his favorite window cleaner!|
|Still Life With Pear, by Flora Mace and Joey Kirkpatrick|
I think my grandma used to have a set of this glass fruit on her coffee table.
|Nope. Not unless Grandma found her glass fruit at the Jolly Green Giant's garage sale.|
|Evelynn and Hank resting a moment on a glass bench. |
Evelynn: "Sitting on glass feels really strange. What if it breaks? Will I get in trouble?"
Hank: "I don't have a problem with it!"
|Prussian Blue and Oxblood Persian Pair, by Dale Chihuly|
|Sovereign Cloister--Beyond War, by Michael Glancy|
|Reverse-Painted Mirror Portrait of Elizabeth Graham, Chinese, Quianlong Period|
Until I see this...
|A very unflattering view of Francis Chigot's Garden in the Rain.|
|These are four panels of Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass designs. Forgive my out-of-focus photo, I was trying not to sob too openly during this shot.|
|Avery Coonley Playhouse Window, 1912, by Frank Lloyd Wright|
I saw a matching window from the same playhouse during my visit to the Art Institute of Chicago.
Stay tuned for the conclusion of "The Saga of the Unlit Stained Glass."