Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Joyful Noise: Art from Florence Cathedral


Coming to the Detroit Institute of Art in February 2015:  "Make a Joyful Noise:  Renaissance Music and Art at Florence Cathedral."  Details HERE.
Florence Cathedral.
Florence Cathedral.

Monday, December 15, 2014

St. Stephen, East Toledo

Some good photos of St. Stephen's church at the "Michigan Exposures" blog, click HERE

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Christmas Stamp from Cleveland Museum of Art

Somehow I missed this last year -- the 2013 Madonna & Child U.S. Stamp was a detail of a painting owned by the Cleveland Museum of Art, "Virgin and Child in a Landscape" by Jan Gossaert, 1531.  Click HERE for the museum's site.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Shrine in Winter

Some beautiful photos of Bellevue's Sorrowful Mother Shrine in a gallery at the Sandusky Register website.  Click HERE.

Friday, November 7, 2014

A New Steeple

Last year about this time, the steeple and belfry of St. Mary's in Norwalk was damaged in a wind storm. The steeple was removed along with the belfry, and a temporary box was put over the bell and digital carillon to protect it until the new steeple could be raised.


Just this week the newly designed/repaired steeple was put into place.(photos below by Mike Doughty)


In other news of the parish - there is much interior damage, especially to the ceiling, that needs to be addressed. A capital campaign has been started to raise funds for the repairs. Please see the website for more details and to donate online. http://www.stmarynorwalk.org/campaign.html

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Ecclesiastical Architects, Artists, and Artisans - 4th Edition!

Pittsburgh author Delma Tallerico has just released the fourth edition of her book, Ecclesiastical Architects, Artists, and Artisans in America: 1860-1920.  Several of the architects and artists have substantial works in the Toledo Diocese.  You can see a preview and table of contents by clicking HERE and selecting the Preview.  (Cover photo is St. Agnes Church in Brooklyn, NY.)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

New Painting, with Welcome by New Bishop


The Toledo Museum of Art has acquired The Liberation of St. Peter by Italian artist Luca Giordano (1634–1705).  The painting will be introduced to the public on November 13, with a presentation to include remarks by Toledo Bishop Daniel Thomas.  Details HERE.