University of Toledo Art Building (adjacent to the Toledo Museum of Art)

Frank Gehry
1990-92



The entrance facade

The new Art Building is physically connected with the neo-classical white marble Toledo Museum of Art, although it is difficult to see any contextual relationship. Like most of Gehry's works, this building is a fractured composition, broken into discrete volumes with rising and descending forms. The metalic facade is made of lead-coated copper, giving a fortress-like appearance to the side and rear of the building..
 

A walk around the bulding

 
 
The concrete walls (berms) and the absence of windows add to the fortress look.

 



 

The rear of the building




Click here to see the entrance and the courtyard of the University of Toledo Art Building.

Other works by Gehry on this site include: California Aerospace Museum, Edgemar Mall, Frances Howard Goldwyn Regional Branch Library, Indiana Avenue Houses, Norton House, Loyola Law School, Spiller House, and Vontz Center for Molecular Studies.


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