Tommaso Juglaris: An Artist Between Europe and America By Geoffrey G. Drutchas and Judith Hochwald Trinchero
As a part of the Capitol’s 125th Anniversary Celebration in 2004 the Michigan Historical Museum and the Famija Moncalerisa e Biblioteca Civica “Antonio Anduino” in Moncalieri, Italy, hosted an exhibit on the life and career of Tommaso Juglaris. Italian born, Juglaris lived and created art in America in the late 19th century. Among his most significant surviving works are the eight large female muses in the dome of the Michigan State Capitol.
In conjunction with the exhibit, a unique history and catalogue of Juglaris’s works was published, in side by side English and Italian. Full of beautiful sketches, paintings, and murals, the book tells the story of this forgotten artist, long a mystery to historians and art scholars.