Friday, November 02, 2007

Toledo Museum of Art Celebrates Rosary Cathedral

Photo Source: Toledo Museum of Art

And yet another story from the November issue of The Catholic Chronicle:

TOLEDO—A new exhibit spotlighting the art of Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral also gives viewers a unique glimpse into the creation of this Toledo landmark more than 65 years ago.

“We see the beauty of the edifice standing in place, but this exhibit is going to show you how it came about, and what were some of the specific visual things that people saw as it started from the ground up,” says Father Charles Singler, cathedral rector.

“Foundations of Faith: Building Toledo’s Rosary Cathedral” is on view at the Toledo Museum of Art through Jan. 20.

According to Steven Nowak, director of exhibitions and interpretive programs at the Toledo Museum of Art, “Foundations of Faith” was organized to coincide with another exhibit running through January, “Building Books: The Art of David Macaulay.”

Author and illustrator David Macaulay explores the construction of complex architectural structures in many of his award-winning children’s books. One book featured at the Toledo Museum of Art, “Cathedral,” looks at the construction of a church during the Middle Ages.

“We started to think, wouldn’t it be cool if we could explore the construction of a cathedral right here in Toledo?” recalls Mr. Nowak, who is also a member of Toledo St. Patrick of Heatherdowns.

The Toledo Museum of Art selected black and white photographs from cathedral and diocesan archives to illustrate various phases of the cathedral’s construction between 1925 and 1940.


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