The University of Toledo Center for the Visual Arts – designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry – was completed in 1992 on the campus of the Toledo Museum of Art a year before I graduated UT’s Fine Arts program. I was fortunate to spend my final year in college in this unique space that boasted not a single right angle (or so I was told) and lent an air of the modern and urban to the classical aesthetic that is TMA. Oh, how I loved – and still love! – that place. For this reason, I was especially excited when Jenny, mother of the two gorgeous boys you see in gallery below, suggested that we conduct their session at the museum.
Working with these boys, who are quite different in many ways, helped to underscore what TMA has always embodied to me: at once elegant, sophisticated, hallowed – yet modern, vibrant, full of fun and the unexpected. Jenny suggested several outdoor sculptures and architectural features that fit well with the personality of each of her sons, and I think you’ll agree that her picks were perfect!
My takeaway from this amazing session? I MISS roaming the galleries and exhibits of the Toledo Museum of Art. It’s such an amazing source of inspiration and encapsulates the essence of my two favorite areas of study – fine art and history. Just wandering about the exterior for an hour or two lifted my spirits for days after. I think I owe it to myself – and my daughter, whom I know would enjoy the Egyptian exhibit immensely – to plan a return visit very soon. Who’s with me?!?