The sculpture garden was one of the first projects to be implemented from OLIN’s master plan for the museum’s campus. Critical to the plan was the desire to reinstate the original, grand entry sequence to the building. Due to changes in parking and transportation routes over the years, visitors had been inhibited from entering through the magnificent front façade. The sculpture garden was purposefully sited at the front of the building within an existing park-like setting, re-integrating the main façade. The sculpture walk—a graceful arc—connects three existing terraces, rebuilt and modified to accommodate the new arrangement. The central terrace was expanded to more fully engage the neighborhood. Twenty-two sculptures are carefully sited within the garden, with particular consideration given to how they meet the ground. The planting design balances enclosure and openness by creating niches for the individual works, while allowing visibility from the street.
Toledo Museum of Art
Key Team Members
Susan Weiler, Partner-in-Charge