LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Art exhibit crowd boosts esteem

1/12/2014
Museum-lights

A docent gives a tour of the exhibit ‘Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints’ at the Toledo Museum of Art.

THE BLADE

A docent gives a tour of the exhibit ‘Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints’ at the Toledo Museum of Art.
A docent gives a tour of the exhibit ‘Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints’ at the Toledo Museum of Art.

I decided to see the Toledo Museum of Art’s exhibit “Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints” before it closed (“TMA’s Japanese prints on display 1 more week,” Dec. 25). To my amazement, when I arrived at the museum, there were signs directing visitors to additional parking. Inside, the museum was a mass of people. The Japanese exhibit was overwhelming and overwhelmed.

In addition to the art, there were videos and a musician performing Japanese music. The Canaday Gallery was mobbed. It gave me a euphoric feeling to see such a crowd in Toledo’s cultural cornerstone. After all the bad news we read about our city, it was heartwarming to see so many people at the museum.

JOHN GOTTSCHALK

Elmhurst Road