Toledo Museum of Art offers plenty of works outside, too

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    SPIEGEL I and II outside of the Toledo Museum of Art. The sculptures are especially striking at night, when they are lit up.

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  • SPIEGEL I and II outside of the Toledo Museum of Art.
    SPIEGEL I and II outside of the Toledo Museum of Art.

    If it’s a Sunday evening in the middle of winter and you get the desire to visit the Toledo Museum of Art, don’t fret about the weather.

    The outside sculptures at Toledo’s jewel on Monroe Street beg for an after-hours visit. Just bundle up and be sure to pull on heavy leggings or snow pants so you’re plenty warm, especially if you want to sit on the marble Polar Bear Bench or on the granite Pair of Parallelogram Chairs.


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    And if you want to lean on the Stegosaurus, you can. It’s painted steel, as is Moses, another work of art that adorns the grounds. The image of a horse, Second Daughter, as well as what looks to be an elderly man appearing to shield his eyes are both bronze. So is the Large Leaping Hare, though it sits on a steel base.

    Continuum, made of Corten — a type of steel — and stainless steel, is a delight to view, and so is Spiegel, an image of two people made from letters of the alphabet.

    Anytime anyone visits the Toledo Museum of Art the trip is worth it, whether enjoying the art that’s on the outside or inside.

    Contact Rose Russell at: or 419-724-6178.