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DIRECTOR'S

MESSAGE MARK MASUOKA

DISCOVERING NEW PERCEPTIONS As a young art student, I was told by my instructor that to be creative is to see something in a whole new way to change how you perceive the things around you. For 92 years, the Akron Art Museum has been changing the cultural landscape by enriching lives through modern and contemporary art. The museum’s commitment to changing perceptions is steadfast in the belief that everyone deserves an exceptional art experience. We activate our vision through the museum’s world-class collection, contemporary exhibitions, innovative education programs and our internationally acclaimed John S. and James L. Knight Building. On July 15, 2014, I will be celebrating my one year anniversary as the 15th director of the Akron Art Museum. I’m proud to say that the museum has made great strides over the past year in integrating its operations and programs as well as launching a new website and reopening our café. While the museum continues to be recognized regionally and nationally as a valuable cultural asset, it has also become one of the institutional pillars for the revitalization of downtown Akron. By embracing our responsibility to be a community resource and actively seeking strategic partnerships with other organizations, businesses and individuals, we enhance the cultural health and wellness of our community.

We believe that “community engagement” means to take action In order for the museum to broaden it’s public presence, we are dramatically increasing the level of accessibility to art, in and outside the museum. We believe that “community engagement” means to take action and we aim to provide consistent opportunities for members and visitors to LIVE creatively, LEARN how art impacts our lives everyday and share the LOVE of art with everyone. During our Free Thursdays, the museum’s 1 |

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education team offers family and kids programs such as Creative Playdates, Story Time in the Galleries, Kids Studio Classes, as well as films, lectures and our collection gallery tours, which provide insightful, inspirational and interactive experiences.

Moving beyond just pressing the ‘Like’ button Starting this spring, the museum launched a series of Community Conversations to engage thinkers and doers by moving beyond just pressing the ‘Like’ button and directly participating in the collective power of collaboration. Future conversation topics include Art & Entrepreneurship on July 15, discovering what is Uniquely Akron on September 9 and exploring what it means to develop a Public Place | Public Space on November 11. We are grateful for the support of the Burton D. Morgan Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to make these conversations possible. In addition to our public forums, we are also launching Make Your Mark, a community-inspired public art project in collaboration with the John S. Knight Center, Akron-Summit County Public Library, Downtown Akron Partnership and Summit Artspace. We teamed up with our neighborhood partners to create a new urban mural for downtown Akron and are working with local painter and tattoo artist Jesse Strother to incorporate drawings and ideas from community participants into a large-scale urban artwork inside of the Knight Center. Join us for the public unveiling on July 5 at 7:30 pm during the Downtown Akron Artwalk. The Akron Art Museum is imprinting new cultural habits by developing a museum model for civic engagement, community development and sustainability. With your support we can develop new perceptions into a plan for the future.


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ONVIEW TONY FEHER

GALLERY HOURS Wednesday – Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm Thursday: 11 am – 9 pm Closed Monday and Tuesday Free admission for members

Through August 17, 2014 Tony Feher, Installation view, Photo by Joe Levack/Studio Akron

Closed Friday, July 4, 2014 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR and CEO Mark Masuoka

ALONG THE TRACKS: O. WINSTON LINK

BOARD OF DIRECTORS I 2013 - 2014 Dianne R. Newman, President Alita Rogers, Executive Vice President Jon A. Fiume, Vice President Chris Myeroff, Vice President Michael L. Stark, Vice President Nicholas Katanic, Treasurer C. Gordon Ewers, Assistant Treasurer Elizabeth Brumbaugh Hackett, Secretary Debra Adams Simmons Myriam Altieri Haslinger Myrna Berzon Fred Bidwell Jeffrey Bruno George Daverio Dana Dickinson Linda Gentile Cathy C. Godshall Richard Harris Pamela Kanfer Susan Klein Steven Radwany Andrea Rodgers Bologna Duane Roe Michael D. Russell Elizabeth Sheeler John Spearry R. Thomas Stanton

HONORARY TRUSTEES W. Gerald Austen Sandra L. Haslinger Michael Mattis M. Donald McClusky Margaret McDowell Lloyd C. Blake McDowell III Thomas R. Merryweather

EDITOR Bridgette Beard Klein

SENIOR DESIGNER

Through November 9, 2014 O.Winston Link, Summer Evening, Lithia, Virginia, July 31, 1955 (printed 1982-1983), gelatin silver print, 15 1/2 x 19 5/8, Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Museum Acquisition Fund 1984.2

LA WILSON: OBJECTS TRANSFORMED Through September 21, 2014 La Wilson, Interchange, 1982, assemblage, 6 3/4 x 28 1/8 x 11 1/8 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of the Artist 1985.73

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ON THE COVER Tony Feher, Judith Resnik, 2014, painter’s tape, 134 x 88 in., Commissioned by the Akron Art Museum, Photo by Joe Levack/ Studio Akron

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Tony Feher, Buoy, 2014, marine buoys and hardware, Commissioned by the Akron Art Museum; Supported by the Rogers Family Foundation and an anonymous donor

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TONY FEHER

AKRON INSTALLATIONS Through September 21, 2014 John S. and James L. Knight Building

In planning to host Tony Feher’s 25-year survey exhibition we were mindful that the artist is renowned for sitedetermined installations as well as for his evocative objects made from mundane materials. As a result, we initiated conversations that led to commissions for two artworks made specifically for the Akron Art Museum: three buoys that extend the artist’s presence into the community and Judith Resnik, a resonant window covered with blue painter’s tape that creates a luminous hallway. The concepts for these artworks were developed on trips Feher made to Akron last fall to study the museum’s impressive Coop Himmelb(l)au— designed John S. and James L. Knight Building. He immediately identified a hallway behind the iQcafé as ideal for painter’s tape, appreciating that the blue light would fill the constricted space. Feher proceeded to ponder how to incorporate the museum’s distinctive architecture into a sculpture, ultimately proposing to suspend buoys from the corners of each of the three cantilevers that define the building’s conceptual footprint. Attuned to the spaces his sculptures activate, Feher identified large red marine buoys as offering the most appropriate scale and color for his vision. Feher speaks of subverting the function of the buoys in that they are designed to float upside down from their current configuration. Nonetheless, they offer delight and the capacity to buoy our spirits. And, as the artist notes, by drawing attention to them, Buoy makes the cantilevers appear to soar all the more. For Judith Resnik, Feher covered 11-foot high windows with arcs of hand-torn tape that mimic European paving stones. These fan out from astral forms defined by the precise milled edges of long strips of tape. Feher describes this contrast of patterns and textures as offering “ridiculous and sublime in the same breath.” The tape both obscures the view beyond the window and is surprisingly translucent, allowing for contrasts between the light blue tones created by single layers and the deep color that results when the tape is superimposed. Feher continued a custom of naming his taped wall works after scientists with local connections in titling our wall in honor of Resnik, the Akron-raised NASA astronaut who died on board the Challenger space shuttle in 1986. Watch the installation of Buoy and hear from artist Tony Feher by visiting http://bit.ly/FeherVids.

Tony Feher, Judith Resnik, 2014, painter’s tape, 134 x 88 in., Commissioned by the Akron Art Museum, Photo by Joe Levack/Studio Akron This exhibition has been organized by Claudia Schmuckli, Director and Chief Curator of Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston. The Akron Art Museum presentation is generously supported by the James L. and John S. Knight Foundation, Toby Devan Lewis and the Ohio Arts Council. Buoy and Judith Resnik are commissioned by the Akron Art Museum; Buoy is made possible by generous support from the Rogers Family Foundation and an anonymous donor.

Tony Feher catalogue available in the Museum Shop for $60. This comprehensive book reproduces Tony Feher’s many sculptures, site-specific installations and twodimensional works and includes major new texts on Feher’s practice from the Blaffer Art Museum Director Claudia Schmuckli and curator Russel Ferguson.

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ALONG THE TRACKS: O. WINSTON LINK Through November 9, 2014 Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Gallery

In addition to documenting steam engines, O. Winston Link photographed the larger impact of the Norfolk and Western Railway. In this image we see all of the aspects he planned to cover – trains in action at night, the towns they went through, railroad workers (a retired N&W foreman at the left) and the people who lived along the tracks. Little did the folks enjoying a night on the porch with the familiar passing of a train know that by the end of Link’s six year project, the steam engines he documented that were an everyday part of life in this rural Virginia town would cease to exist. Along the Tracks: O. Winston Link celebrates the Akron Art Museum’s 30-year commitment to Link’s work. The museum mounted the first American museum exhibition and national tour of his photographs. This exhibition is organized by the Akron Art Museum and supported by the museum’s Evelyne Shaffer Endowment for Exhibitions.

O.Winston Link, Summer Evening, Lithia, Virginia, July 31, 1955 (printed 1982-1983), gelatin silver print, 15 1/2 x 19 5/8, Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Museum Acquisition Fund 1984.2

LA WILSON

OBJECTS TRANSFORMED

Through September 21, 2014

Sandra L. and Dennis B. Haslinger Family Foundation Gallery When La Wilson enrolled in a two-year adult art class with Leroy Flint at the Akron Art Institute soon after she settled in Hudson, Ohio, in 1946, she could have hardly imagined its impact. Both Wilson and art in northeastern Ohio have been vastly enriched by her idiosyncratic art works that have been embraced by critics and collectors nearby and around the country. Wilson started exhibiting paintings and drawings at the Akron Art Museum’s annual May Show in 1957. By the 1960s, she was making enigmatic constructions using an array of found materials that she collected for their appeal and “without judgment.” Over the years, Wilson proceeded to position blocks of type, stamps, pastels, crepe paper, fishing lures, plastic forks, coins, rosaries, airplanes, toy guns and a myriad of other materials into boxes or frames creating elegant compositions that evoke delight, nostalgia and sometimes even a dark edge. La Wilson: Objects Transformed, which features a selection of the remarkable artwork the artist has created over a half century from the Akron Art Museum and Northeast Ohio collections, is organized by the Akron Art Museum. La Wilson, Homage to Jackson Pollock I, c. 1980, assemblage, 39 7/8 x 24 3/8 x 3 1/8 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Purchased, by exchange, with funds from Mrs. William B. Haynes 2006.35

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FILM: THE PHOTOGRAPHER, HIS WIFE, HER LOVER Thursday, September 11 • 6:30 pm The Charles and Jane Lehner Auditorium

O. Winston Link took elegant black-and-white nighttime photographs of the last of the great steam locomotives, as they chugged majestically across small-town America in the 1950s. Link married Conchita Mendoza when he was 73 and she 48. From there the story could be told by Stephen King: Conchita Mendoza successfully marketed the photographs for increasing profit while becoming sexually entangled with another man—all the time keeping Link captive and incommunicado in his basement darkroom. This film is a fascinating investigation into personality, crime, marriage, contemporary art, and the ever-malleable nature of truth. Photo Courtesy of Icarus Films

Available in the Museum Shop: The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover $29.99 Life Along the Line $40

LANGUAGE IN ART Through September 14, 2014 Judith Bear Isroff Gallery

This exhibition is organized by the Akron Art Museum.

ART HISTORY 101: TEXT IN ART Thursday, August 21 • 6:30 pm The Charles and Jane Lehner Auditorium

Since the early 20th century, when Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque introduced words into their Cubist still life paintings and collages, artists have incorporated language into their images. This installment of Art History 101 with Chief Curator Janice Driesbach will look at the context in which works in Language in Art were created and explore ways contemporary artists use text to create engaging visual compositions. Robert Arneson, Nuke News (detail), 1983, bronze, 19 x 22 x 28 1/8 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Purchased with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts Purchase Plan Program and the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation 1990.11

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Trenton Doyle Hancock, Goober’s Intrusion, 2006, mixed media on paper, 6 ¼ x 10 in., Collection of Jim and Paula Ohaus, New Jersey, Courtesy the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York

TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK

SKIN AND BONES, 20 YEARS OF DRAWING

September 6, 2014 - January 4, 2015 Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries

Trenton Doyle Hancock’s artwork draws from Abstract Expressionism and the history of art, but he also looks to comic books, superheroes, cartoons, outsider art and graphic novels for inspiration. This fall the museum will present a number of programs that add insight to this aspect of his work.

Artist’s Talk: Friday, September 5 • 6 pm Opening Celebration to follow

ART TALK: DERF - Thursday, September 18 • 6:30 pm FILM: THE SIGN PAINTERS - Thursday, September 25 • 7 pm LIVE PAINTING: THE RUST BELT MONSTERS Thursday, October 9 • 6:30 pm Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing is supported by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by Sara Paschall Dodd, Cullen Geiselman, Brad and Leslie Bucher and the patrons, benefactors, and donors to CAMH’s Major Exhibition Fund. The catalogue accompanying the exhibition is provided by a generous grant from The Brown Foundation, Inc., Houston.

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Trenton Doyle Hancock, Sometimes We Can’t Have the Things We Want, 2010, acrylic, mixed media on paper, 16 x 13 in., Zang Collection, London


EXHIBITIONS

WORKING ARTISTS July 17 - September 7, 2014

The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Gallery Akron Art Museum staff strive every day to fulfill the museum’s mission of enriching lives through modern and contemporary art. Their creativity is largely invested in assuring the outstanding presentation and longevity of art made by others. A selection of their work, juried by Massillon Museum Executive Director Alexandra Nicholis Coon, showcases the talents of artists working in a variety of media and styles.

Emily Sullivan Smith, Sloughed (detail), 2013, inkjet print, screenprinted paper, super-fine glitter, birch, 7 1/4 x 7 1/4 x 7 1/2 in., Courtesy of the Artist

BEYOND THE NEWS

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE AKRON BEACON JOURNAL ARCHIVES

September 13 - October 26, 2014

The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Gallery Photographs we see in the daily news expand our knowledge and understanding of events in our local communities and around the world. Beyond the News brings together a selection of outstanding news photographs drawn from the archives of the Akron Beacon Journal. Meant to inform us of everyday happenings and exceptional events, these striking images are also significant works of art. Organized by the Akron Art Museum on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the city’s longest-running newspaper, this exhibition brings to light the people, places and events that have helped to shape Akron throughout its history.

Dale Smith, Untitled [March for equal rights], March 15, 1965, gelatin silver print, 6 x 7 1/2 in., Akron Beacon Journal Archives

BUTCH ANTHONY: VITA POST MORTUM November 6, 2014 - January 25, 2015

The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Gallery Butch Anthony, an artist not easily defined, collects bizarre objects and transforms them into the strangely beautiful. Anthony refers to his unique approach to art-making as Intertwangleism, stating, “If I make up my own ‘ism,’ no one can say anything or tell me I’m doing it wrong.” Butch Anthony, Swoonia Pungia Morta, 2013, Intertwangleized photograph, Swoon paper cut outs, 20 x 16 in., Private Collection These exhibitions are organized by the Akron Art Museum and generously supported by The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation.

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EXHIBITIONS I PROGRAMMING

MAKE YOUR MARK JESSE STROTHER

Blimps, burgers and energy domes are some of the items you may find adorning a freshly painted wall at the John S. Knight Center. The Akron Art Museum partnered with several neighboring organizations, the John S. Knight Center, Downtown Akron Partnership, Summit Artspace and the Akron-Summit County Public Library, to produce a community wall painting that will encompass all of the great things the City of Akron has to offer its residents.

TEACHERS AS LEARNERS

Akron Art Museum Educator Events Did you know teachers visit the museum nearly every day? Their presence often goes unnoticed by the public because they visit with their students in the wee morning hours before the museum opens its doors. They bring thousands of students on school tours each year, exploring the galleries and making connections between the museum and their classrooms.

The organizations tapped local artist Jesse Strother to create the mural. Strother, a tattoo artist and painter, is no stranger to public art. Strother created a mural on the side of Angel Falls Coffee Co. in Akron’s Highland Square neighborhood in 2013. Community members contributed ideas, sketches and drawings for the Knight Center wall painting at events that took place at each of the partnering organizations, ranging from art openings at Summit Artspace and after school craft club meetings at the at the Akron-Summit County Library to Oddmall at the John S. Knight Center and Family Days at the art museum. Cutouts of the county and stencils inspired by local icons sparked participants’ imaginations. Strother used those images and words to create his plan for the wall painting.

The reveal of the finished mural will occur on Saturday, July 5 at 7:30 pm during the Downtown Akron Artwalk.

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Occasionally, though, teachers visit the museum on their own, shattering students’ notion that they actually live at school. They become students themselves as they attend educational opportunities such as workshops, films, lectures and artist demonstrations organized just for educators. Last year, the museum offered a wide variety of professional development opportunities for educators, from a printmaking studio workshop to a private film screening. This year will bring more exciting offerings, beginning with the annual Educator Open House this fall. To learn more about programs and resources for teachers, visit AkronArtMuseum.org/educators.


PROGRAMMING

STORY TIME in the Galleries For all ages

Thursday, July 17 Thursday, August 21 Thursday, September 18 Start with a book and then take a look. During Story Time in the Galleries grown-ups and children will see beautiful picture books, hear fantastic stories, sing silly songs and play wacky games—all while surrounded by amazing artwork.

LIVECREATIVE School is out. Art is in. CREATIVE Playdates For 0-5 year olds and their grown-ups

Thursday, July 3 • Water and Music Play Thursday, August 7 • Firefly Tea Party Thursday, September 4 • Color Dance Party Little ones learn best through play, so bring them down to the museum to learn their hearts out as they make masterpieces, move their dancing feet and stretch their imaginations. Each experience will center on a theme ranging from the time of year to the artwork in the galleries. Free. No registration required. Creative Playdates take place at 11:15 am on the first Thursday of each month. Creative Playdates are made possible with support from the Robert O. & Annamae Orr Foundation.

NEW PROGRAM: ART BABES For 0-18 months old and their grown-ups

Thursday, September 25 • Light and Color As early as nine minutes after birth, babies prefer to look at photographs and pictures that most resemble the human face. Newborns can see color and a one-month-old can discriminate red from green. Introducing infants to works of art promotes early neuron connections in the brain. Roll along with us for a 30-minute, wee hands-on studio exploration and gallery response while nurturing your child’s early visual literacy skills. Free for parents and caregivers with infants up to 18 months. Art Babes takes place at 11:15 am on select Thursdays. Registration is required at AkronArtMuseum.org/eventregistration.

Free. No registration required. Story Time in the Galleries takes place at 11:15 am on the third Thursday of each month. Story Time in the Galleries is made possible with support from the Robert O. & Annamae Orr Foundation

KIDS STUDIO Classes Recommended for ages 7-12

Thursday, July 10 • Mystical Mark Making Thursday, July 24 • The Science of Art Thursday, August 14 • Pixilated Paintings Thursday, September 13 • Diary of a Wordy Artist Studio classes at the museum venture far beyond your standard classroom offerings. Students will get creative with unique materials, outlandish techniques and imaginative ideas as they create projects that will raise the bar for your refrigerator art gallery. All classes take place from 12-3 pm. Cost per class is $10/ member child, $15/nonmember child. Parents are welcome but not required to stay. Registration is required at AkronArtMuseum.org/eventregistration. Kids Studio Classes are made possible with support from the Charles E. & Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.

FAMILY Days Saturday, July 19 • Sidewalk Beach Party Sunday, September 28 • POP BAM BOW: SUPERHERO Day From art making activities to interactive music, films, tours and performances, Family Days are a blast for babes, teens, grownups and everyone in between. Appropriate for all ages. Free gallery admission for families. Family Days are made possible with support from the Dominion Foundation, the R.C. Musson & Katherine M. Musson Charitable Foundation, and George and Sue Klein.

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PROGRAMMING

THURSDAYS

| JUNE 19 – AUGUST 7 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Celebrate the sounds of summer during the 30th season of the Akron Art Museum’s Dowtown@Dusk summer concert series. Enjoy an eclectic lineup of local live music, dine in the museum’s iQcafé, throw back a cool refreshment and enjoy a bite to eat. Explore the galleries with free admission during the museum’s Free Thursday. Downtown @ Dusk 2014 is made possible by The City of Akron. It is presented in cooperation with 89.7 WKSU.

June 19 June 26 July 3 July 10 July 17 July 24 July 31 August 7

Anne E. DeChant 15 60 75 The Numbers Band The Wanda Hunt Band The Speedbumps Zach Horns and Things JD Eicher & The Goodnights Blu Monsoon

American, Pop Abstract Blues Old School R&B Indie Folk Groove Singer Songwriter Jazz Pop & Light Rock Jazz

FREE EVERY THURSDAY Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum – it’s free all day and all evening, from 11 am – 9 pm. Stop in on your lunch break or after work to tour the galleries, attend a lecture or film, hear local musicians and enjoy locally made products in the iQcafé. Whether you’re here to see the latest exhibition, experience the newest nosh or learn about art and the community, there’s something for everyone at the Akron Art Museum. Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company, with additional support provided by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

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PROGRAMMING

SLIDE JAM AKRON ART PRIZE Thursday, September 4 • 6:30 pm Slide Jam deconstructs the traditional yawn-inducing lecture format, creating something that’s fun, unexpected and accessible. Hear quick, informal talks from a crop of local artists participating in the Akron Art Prize. This installment of Slide Jam is guest curated by Rob Lehr of Summit Artspace.

BOOK CLUB: JUST MY TYPE Thursday, August 28 • 6 pm Just My Type is a book of stories about fonts. It examines how Helvetica and Comic Sans took over the world. It explains why we are still influenced by type choices made more than 500 years ago, and why the T in the Beatles logo is longer than the other letters. It profiles the great originators of type, from Baskerville to Zapf, as well as people like Neville Brody who threw out the rulebook. The book is about that pivotal moment when fonts left the world of Letraset and were loaded onto computers and typefaces became something we realized we all have an opinion about. And beyond all this, the book reveals what may be the very best and worst fonts in the world – and what your choice of font says about you. Join us for the Reading Under the Roof Cloud Book Club’s next selection – Just My Type – a book about fonts by Simon Garfield in the museum’s Martha Stecher Reed Library. Available in the Museum Shop. $16

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS SHIFTING THE CULTURAL LANDSCAPE Join us in an exciting social experiment that engages thinkers and doers to move beyond pressing the ‘Like’ button by harnessing the collective power of collaboration.

Art & Entrepreneurship

The galleries will be open from 5-6 pm and the Museum Shop will be open until 6:30 pm. Refreshments will be served. Register at AkronArtMuseum.org/ eventregistration or call 330.376.9185.

Public Place | Public Space

Community Conversations are made possible with support from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.

Tuesday, July 15 • 6-8 pm

Uniquely Akron Tuesday, September 9 • 6-8 pm Tuesday, November 11 • 6-8 pm

FEA$T (Funding Emerging Artists with Sustainable Tactics) A community driven dinner with proceeds funding a single project

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AT THE MUSEUM

Tony Feher, Judith Resnik (Detail), 2014, Painter’s tape, Akron Art Museum Commission, Photograph by Joe Levack/Studio Akron

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Friday, July 18 • 5-7 pm at Akron Art Museum Registration required at AkronArtMuseum.org/eventregistration.

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Gay Games participants can show proof of registry to receive 15% off in the Shop at the Akron Art Museum. Discount does not combine with other Shop coupons, promotions or discounts. Discount applies to in-store merchandise and does not apply to sale merchandise, online purchases or membership purchases. Offer is valid 7/18/2014 – 8/16/2014.

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1 Tony Feher Opening; 2 Story Time in the Galleries; 3 Creative Playdate; 4 Revealed Through Reverie: Writing Workshop; 5 Tony Feher, Denis Feld, Barbara Feld; 6 Creative Playdate; 7 Art Talk: “The Battle We Didn’t Choose- My Wife’s Fight with Breast Cancer,” Angelo Merendino; 8 Karen Starr and Joanna Wilson participating in Make Your Mark; 9 La Wilson and family; 10 Tony Feher Opening; 11 Dr. Sketchy Akron, Hansel and Gretel; Photos 1, 2, 5, 7, 10: Drew Smith Photography; Photo 11: Emily Speelman Photography

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IN THE MUSEUM SHOP

With a simple, witty story and free-spirited illustrations, The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds entices even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark. $14

ZoLO creativity sets are open-ended construction sets designed to cultivate creativity. Each creativity set contains 25 pieces and is suitable for ages 5 and up. Combine sets and exponentially grow creativity! $24.95 A is for Akron by Karen Starr and Joanna Wilson is an A to Z guide to the places and things that make Akronites smile. It is a nostalgic collection of historic places, landmarks and one-of-akind things that make Akron the special place we call home. With both text and full-color photos, the book is a reminder of Akron’s proud past and a look to its hopeful future. $20.95

Twig! from Fat Brain Toy Co is a building set that really offers you the freedom of exploring the-inside-and-the-out of fun designing. Twig precision wooden shapes are carved with care and colored with brilliance. Twig is equally appealing in the playroom, office or on the coffee table. $49.95

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IN THE MUSEUM SHOP

Save 15% in the Shop. Using hashtag #aamshirt post a picture of yourself wearing an Akron Art Museum logo T to your Instagram account, and we’ll direct message you a coupon good for 15% off your next purchase in the Shop. Simply show the coupon at the register.

In The Hard Way on Purpose by David Giffels takes us on an insider’s journey through the wreckage and resurgence of America’s Rust Belt. Giffels’s linked essays are Intelligent, humorous and warm. $15

Telephone Wire Baskets from Bridge for Africa are fair trade items hand woven by Zulu weavers. The one-of-a-kind basket designs are the unique visions of individual artisans. The baskets are often created around communal fires and a slight hint of smoke is captured in each basket. $16.95 - $135

The Ron Hinkle Glass Baby Blue Bird is ready to fly straight into your heart! Approximatley 1 ½ inches high, this handmade Baby Blue Bird is tiny enough to find a home in any space. $8.50

In My Friend Dahmer, a haunting and original graphic novel, writer-artist Derf Backderf creates a surprisingly sympathetic portrait of a disturbed young man struggling against morbid urges. What emerges is a Jeffrey Dahmer that few ever really knew, and one readers will never forget. $17.95

Squigz from Fat Brain Toy Co. connect to each other and to any solid, non-porous surface. They suck people into creativity. When Squigz POP! in protest you’ll have to admit… your hands and ears are shamelessly delighted! $24.95

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MEMBER EVENTS

BECOME A MEMBER The Akron Art Museum is more than an art museum. As a member, you can visit the museum anytime and discover how art can be a transformative life and learning experience. Whether you come to visit just a few of your favorite artworks in our collection or turn it into a day-long art adventure, the Akron Art Museum is the place to bring friends and family to LEARN, LIVE and LOVE ART. Become a member and join us in making a difference in the creative life of our community. Receive a FREE copy of the Akron Art Museum’s publication Art Since 1850: An Introduction to the Collection when you join. Come experience the new Akron Art Museum! Join by visiting AkronArtMuseum.org/memberships or by calling 330.376.9186 x225.

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SAVE THE DATE ANNUAL MEETING FOR MEMBERS Tuesday, September 23 • 5:30 pm

Each year the Annual Meeting allows members to recap the previous year and to hear firsthand plans for the year ahead. This meeting includes approving new directors to the board and any changes to the Code of Regulations. AkronArtMuseum.org/annualmeeting will be updated with details as they become available.

IN THE MUSEUM SHOP Akron Art Museum members save an additional 10% off on top on their regular 10% member discount in the Museum Shop at the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, September 23. Discount does not combine with other Shop coupons, promotions or discounts. Discount applies to in-store merchandise and does not apply to sale merchandise, online purchases, or membership purchases. Reciprocal members are not eligible.

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NEW MEMBERS

The Akron Art Museum extends a warm welcome to the following members who recently joined the museum or increased their membership level: DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE

CONTRIBUTOR

DUAL

Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Kornick Dr. and Mrs. Eliot Mostow Dr. and Mrs. Kevin A. Spear Mr. and Mrs. Alan Woll

Mr. Charles Beneke Ms. Cory Brinkley Mrs. Terri Conner Mr. and Mrs. Steven Cox Mr. Robert Dill Mr. and Mrs. Ron Duhon Mrs. Louise Kuhns Harvey Mr. and Mrs. Matt Heinle Mr. David Kattan Terry Klausman Mr. Thomas Luck Mr. Angelo Merendino Mr. Manual Nackes Ms. Earla Patterson Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey B. Price Mr. and Mrs. Edward Searle Ms. Mary Seefeldt Mr. and Mrs. Dean Testa Mr. James Yates Mrs. Diana Young

Mrs. Christine Bielecki Mr. and Mrs. John B. Caldwell Ms. Michele K. D’enbeau Ms. Katie Fry Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gains Mr. and Mrs. Tim Gannon Ms. Michelle Glenn Mr. and Mrs. John Golden Ms. Mary Catherine Haneline Ms. Leah Holden Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ikins Ms. Bonnie L. Krueger Ms. Indra K. Lacis Mrs. Margaret E. Lamb Mr. and Mrs. Keith E. Landenberger Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lantz Mr. Jonathan Martin Ms. Betty McCormick Mr. James and Mr. John Meiburger Mr. Scott Olson Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Pasher

SPONSOR Dr. and Mrs. Gary Lichten

SUSTAINER Mr. and Mrs. Steve Albrecht

CONTRIBUTOR PLUS Mr. Eric and Mrs. Michelle M. Droll Mr. and Mrs. Randall Fairfax Mr. and Mrs. Glenn J. Helms Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey N. James Ms. Kay Mathieu Dr. and Mrs. Luis Proenza Mr. and Mrs. Michael Saddleton Mr. and Mrs. Bob Williamson

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pasternak Mr. and Mrs. Joel Queen Ms. Terri Rogers Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Rossi Mr. and Mrs. William Weist Ms. Jenny Wilson and Ms. Merrilee Nelson Mr. and Mrs. Chad Wimberly

INDIVIDUAL Mrs. Pat Bilderback Mr. John Boughton Ms. Evelyn Brown Rev. Joseph Butler Ms. Dana F. Castle Mr. Frederick S. Corns Ms. Constance Dubick Dr. and Mrs. Cameron A. Elliot Lee A. Hinkle Mr. Robert Lehr Ms. Natalie Miahky Mrs. Kathryn Mihelick Ms. Janis Salas Ms. Barbara Whitaker

The Akron Art Museum extends its sincere appreciation to the following funders for their generous support this year: Akron Community Foundation Art Works B.W. Rogers Company Berlin Family Foundation, Inc. Burton D. Morgan Foundation C. Blake Jr. & Beatrice K. McDowell Foundation Charles E. & Mabel M. Ritchie Memorial Foundation Dominion Foundation GAR Foundation Gertrude F. Orr Trust Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Sandra L. and Dennis B. Haslinger Family Foundation

House of LaRose Jean P. Wade Foundation John A. McAlonan Fund Joseph G. & Sally A. Miller Family Foundation John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Laura L. & Lucian Q. Moffitt Foundation The Lehner Family Foundation Lloyd L. & Louise K. Smith Foundation M.G. O’Neil Foundation Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation Mary & Dr. George L. Demetros Charitable Trust The Mary S. & David C. Corbin Foundation Ohio Arts Council

OMNOVA Solutions Foundation PNC Financial Services R. C. & Katherine M. Musson Charitable Foundation Read Family Fund Robert O. & Annamae Orr Family Foundation Rogers Family Foundation Sisler McFawn Foundation The J.M. Smucker Company The City of Akron Toby D. Lewis Philanthropic Foundation Welty Family Foundation

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Akron Art Museum Summer 2014  

View, the Akron Art Museum's seasonal magazine, is now available. Inside you'll find information on exhibitions, events and other experience...

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View, the Akron Art Museum's seasonal magazine, is now available. Inside you'll find information on exhibitions, events and other experience...

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