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AKRON ART MUSEUM

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FALL 2016

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We are no longer in the midst of a transition, but a transformation.

DIRECTOR'S

MESSAGE MARK MASUOKA

A CULTURAL REVIVAL

When I first arrived at the Akron Art Museum three years ago, I initiated a series of community conversations about a revolutionary idea that would expand the museum’s relationship and engagement with the community. At the heart of the initiative were two crucial ideas: 1) Art is for everyone and 2) We should make the opportunity to live a creative life accessible to all. This initiative helped create a movement that continues to inspire the hearts and minds of the people in our community and bring needed change to the culture of art museums. The vision reimagined the art museum as a cultural and civic commons, both a gathering place for people and common ground for ideas. As the art museum examined its institutional habits and its bond with the city, it quickly became evident that access to the arts was not widespread. There was also discontinuity in how artists and creative thinkers were being utilized to make change happen in our community, schools, cultural institutions and neighborhoods. So the real question was not who were the art makers, but who were the change makers that were going to activate the city and contribute to this process of remaking and re-envisioning Akron as a 21st century city and the Akron Art Museum as a 21st century art museum. As we all know, change is inevitable and what has transpired over the past three years has redefined

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Akron. It has become self-evident that we are in the midst of not only a transition, but a true transformation. A rapidly shifting leadership in city and county government and an increasing amount of grassroots art activism have changed the DNA of Akron from being the city of “top down” innovation to a city that embraces the value of inclusion and the creativity that arises when we work together. We are no longer a city that is defined solely by its transportation corridors, urban districts and segmented neighborhoods, but also by the quality of our city’s character and its ability to offer a high quality of life. The Akron Art Museum has set a course for the future with a new mindset that has reframed the museum’s position and message. With the opening of the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden, we continue our commitment to providing quality art experiences for everyone. As with the art museum, the garden was built as a community space and a public place. The activities, events and programs we bring to that space are how we activate our mission to enrich lives through modern and contemporary art. It is with your generosity that we continue on this path of success into the future. Please consider a gift of support as a member, donor or sponsor. It took a village to build our amazing art museum and garden. It will also take a village to build a great city.


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INTERSECTIONS: ARTISTS MASTER LINE AND SPACE October 1, 2016 – January 15, 2017 Anne Lindberg, adante green (installation view), 2012, Egyptian cotton thread, staples, 288 x 216 x 72 in. Nevada Museum of Art, Reno. Courtesy of the artist Photo by Derek Porter

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR and CEO Mark Masuoka

BOARD OF DIRECTORS I 2015 - 2016 Chris Myeroff- President Richard Harris- Treasurer Fred Bidwell- Vice President Drew Engles- Vice President Steven Radwany- Vice President Alita Rogers- Secretary C. Gordon Ewers- Past President Myriam Altieri Haslinger- Past President Dianne R. Newman- Past President Rory H. O’Neil- Past President Myrna Berzon Andrea Rodgers Bologna Jeffrey Bruno George Daverio Tamara Fynan Linda Gentile Cathy C. Godshall Pamela Kanfer Nicholas Katanic Susan Klein Bill Lipscomb Philip A. Lloyd David L. Pelland Duane C. Roe Bruce Rowland Michael D. Russell Elizabeth Sheeler Debra Adams Simmons

HONORARY DIRECTORS W. Gerald Austen Sandra L. Haslinger Mitchell Kahan, Director Emeritus Michael Mattis M. Donald McClusky Margaret McDowell Lloyd C. Blake McDowell III Thomas R. Merryweather VIEW ©2016, Akron Art Museum

Accredited by American Alliance of Museums Member Association of Art Museum Directors

OUR LAND Through February 12, 2017 Richard Misrach, Lake Mead by Starlight, 1997 (printed 2001), chromogenic print, 45 1/2 x 57 1/2 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Anonymous Gift, 2001.7

JIMMY KUEHNLE WIGGLE, GIGGLE, JIGGLE Through February 19, 2017 Jimmy Kuehnle, Stuffed Full (installation view), 2008, vinyl-coated polyester fabric, dimensions vary, Galerie Weissraum, Kyoto, Japan. Courtesy of the artist.

COMING SOON: HI-FRUCTOSE February 11 – May 7, 2017 Camille Rose Garcia, The Ghost of G Sharp Seven, 2013, Acrylic and glitter on wood panel, 48 x 60 inches, Courtesy of the Artist and Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, Photograph by Karl Puchlik © Camille Rose Garcia

ON THE COVER The new Bud and Susie Rogers Garden at Akron Art Museum. Photo by Brent Ververka/Brent V Media

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MORE THAN A GARDEN Bud and Susie Rogers Garden

When is a garden more than just plants, trees, grass and soil? When it embodies the hopes, dreams and aspirations of a city. On July 16, 2016, the Akron Art Museum dedicated the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden and celebrated a milestone for the art museum and the community. With over 1100 people attending the festivities and over twelve hours of continuous events, performances and programs, the dedication event brought our community together to celebrate a new cultural and civic commons in Akron.

Photo by Brent Ververka/Brent V Media. All other photos by Shane Wynn Photography.

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The Bud and Susie Rogers Garden generated tremendous support from our philanthropic and civic leadership. The official “ribbon-cutting” kicked off the celebration and represented the culmination of two years of planning and nine months of construction. For the many staff, board and community members who were involved in the planning, development and implementation of the garden, the public opening signified a specific cultural tipping point for the art museum and for Akron. It will stand as a testament to the museum’s steadfast commitment to excellence and will be looked upon a decade from now as a transformative and catalytic moment. It has set the standard for all future development of public spaces in Akron and has dramatically increased the art museum’s capacity for public engagement while revitalizing our city’s downtown. The garden is a visual metaphor for the positive changes taking place in our community and a glowing beacon that will brighten our path as we step boldly into the future. We recognize the importance of what we created


and take on the responsibility of what it will become. The garden’s opening was the starting point for the art museum to activate its mission by enriching lives, creating a common ground upon which we can all stand and share in the harvest.

move forward, the Akron Art Museum has established an organizational roadmap to set a course for the future that will build our financial and programmatic capacity and our cultural and social relevance in and outside our community. z Mark Masuoka, Executive Director and CEO

Currently, the art museum is collaborating with community-based and grassroots organizations to create projects and events that will continue to extend our reach into the community and to welcome those who are both familiar and new to the art museum. We have also begun the process of working directly with contemporary artists to create temporary and permanent projects that will be specifically commissioned for the garden. This approach will increase our opportunities to engage with artists through their social and studio practice as well as highlight and share their creative process.

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We are deeply thankful for all the support we received during our planning, development and capital fund campaign for the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. As we

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October 1, 2016 – January 15, 2017

Karl and Bertl Arnstein and Judith Bear Isroff Galleries Intersections: Artists Master Line and Space features six sculptors whose engagement with paper is also an essential part of their practice. Selected for the quality of their accomplishments and the different ways that their explorations in two and three dimensions relate, the artists use a variety of materials and approaches to create distinctive sculptures and works on paper. Their works in three dimensions range from modestly scaled sculptures that invite close study to room-size installations that affect how we perceive space. Compositions on paper include representations of data, studies, drawings conceived in tandem with work in space and independent explorations. Representing different generations and aesthetic perspectives, Mark Fox, Anne Lindberg, Nathalie Miebach, John Newman, Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard also share a number of commonalities. Although they have studied with or cited Minimal artists—including Al Held, Donald Judd and Sol LeWitt—as models and mentors, each of these artists creates work that is hand-crafted and developed in their studios or exhibition spaces. Some of the artists use assistants, but each is deeply involved in the production of all their work. As well, each has embraced non-traditional materials, a legacy of slightly younger pathfinders including Eva Hesse, Lee Bontecou and Jackie Winsor. They also all engage in new ways of realizing work, including hand-corrugating cardboard, pulling cotton thread across large spanses, combining unlikely materials, and pressing abaca paper into carved cedar.

Mark Fox, The Periph, 2014, acrylic, oil, marker, crayon, graphite, colored pencil and aluminum leaf on paper mounted to wood support/strainer, 71 x 55 in. Private Collection, Cleveland. Photography by the artist.

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All of the art works in Intersections date from 2010, and many exemplify new directions the artists are pursuing. Anne Lindberg, Nathalie Miebach and Judy Pfaff are creating installations that respond to the museum gallery spaces where they are featured. Ursula von Rydingsvard’s nor gard represents a new interpretation of the familiar domestic spoon form that recurs in the artist’s work in the way its silhouette springs from its base and in the directness of the marks on its surface. Likewise, works von Rydingsvard created at the Dieu Donné papermaking workshop this spring attest to how she continues to pursue new directions with linen pulp, fabric and thread—materials that allow the artist to cede control and embrace accident in ways that differ from her approach to her sculpture in cedar. Tracking and Stacking in Self-Reflection (in Marfa) is part of a series of works that John Newman created following a residency at the Chinati Foundation in 2015. Intrigued by the colors in a small pile of stones he encountered on a walk his first night in Marfa, Texas, and how they seemed to be arranged almost like a seated figure, Newman viewed the grouping


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John Newman, Tracking and Stacking in Self-Reflection (in Marfa), 2015, computer-generated acrylic hexagonal tiles, found stones, mirrored Plexiglas, cast Aqua-Resin, aluminum armature wire, aluminum screen, papier mȃché , wood putty, palladium leaf, and interference paint, 13 1/2 x 13 x 18 1/2 in. Courtesy of the artist and Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York. Photography by Alan Weiner.

as a relic—a quality he sought to retain as he developed his work. In its combination of geometric and organic forms and its array of natural, handmade and manufactured materials and processes, Tracking and Stacking at once characterizes and extends the artist’s practice. Most recently, Mark Fox, who is closely identified with the hand-corrugated cardboard that serves as the primary material for his sculptures, has been constructing large panels that function much like canvases for painting or drawing. The Periph is composed of three sheets of drawings that the artist hand-assembled in a process that mimics industrial corrugation, but on a smaller scale. This layering allowed Fox to work on the topmost surface while cutting into and revealing the levels underneath. As the result, unexpected images and texts—here the word “Jasper”—from the original cardboard substrate are revealed. z Janice Driesbach, Chief Curator

Intersections: Artists Master Line and Space is organized by the Akron Art Museum and generously supported by the Lehner Family Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation and by the Ohio Arts Council. Special thanks to Hilton Garden Inn – Akron.

Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation Ursula von Rydingsvard, nor gard, 2015. cedar and graphite, 85 x 27 x 15 in. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Lelong, New York. Photography by Michael Bodycomb.

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TUESDAY MUSICAL FUZE CONCERT O P E N I N G P A R T Y WEATHER SCORES: SCIENCE, DATA, Friday September 30 SCULPTURE & MUSIC Member Preview • 6:30 pm Thursday, November 3 • 7 pm P u b l i c O p e n i n g • 7:30-9 pm Enjoy a special Tuesday Musical FUZE performance Be among the first to experience the multiple dimensions of Intersections: Artists Master Line and Space. Explore connections between sculptures and works on paper by Mark Fox, Anne Lindberg, Nathalie Miebach, John Newman, Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard, who create exciting compositions using non-traditional materials and processes. Enjoy conversations with artists, music selected by Akron’s internationally seasoned cross-genre mix master DJ Naeno and an artmaking experience.

GALLERY TOUR: ISABEL FARNSWORTH Thursday, October 6 • 6:30 pm

featuring music composed by Christian Gentry and Mischa Salkind-Pearl in collaboration with Intersections artist Nathalie Miebach. Parallel to Miebach’s woven sculptures, which function as three-dimensional musical scores, the compositions are based entirely on weather data. Northeast Ohio musicians will perform three compositions, including a world premiere of a work by Gentry, commissioned by Tuesday Musical. Curator Janice Driesbach and Tuesday Musical artistic director Jarrod Hartzler will moderate a commentary by the artist and composers on how they work together and the evolution of their unique collaboration. Tickets $25 at TuesdayMusical.org, 330.761.3460 or at the door. Limited seating.

Join sculptor Isabel Farnsworth as she leads a tour exploring favored works of art in the Intersections exhibition and the museum collection. An associate professor of art at Kent State University, Farnsworth engages in an intuitive process of making and unmaking to arrive at the semi-figurative/semi-abstract elements that structure her compositions and allow for the open-ended content. FREE.

Isabel Farnsworth , The Tangled Beauty of Vulnerability, 2016, wood, plaster, paint, paper, thread, beads, 22 x 28 x 14 in. Courtesy of the artist

ARTISTS’ DIALOGUE Thursday, October 20 • 6:30 pm Anne Lindberg, Andrea Myers, John Newman and Kate Budd (moderator)

Join Intersections artists Anne Lindberg and John Newman, Kent State University-Stark sculptor Andrea Myers and University of Akron professor Kate Budd for a panel discussion looking at ideas they are exploring, relationships between their work in two and three dimensions, and the materials and scale they choose to realize their objectives. FREE. 7 |

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Nathalie Miebach, The Ride, 2015, weather data, fiber rush, paper, yarn, wood, and foam, 32 x 22 x 22 in. Courtesy of the artist and Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston. Photography by the artist.


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READING UNDER THE ROOF CLOUD BOOK CLUB: THE SCULPTOR Thursday, November 10 • 6 pm Join the museum’s book club for a discussion of the New York Times best selling graphic novel, The Sculptor, by Scott McCloud. David Smith, a down-onhis-luck artist, makes a deal with Death. For 200 days, David will be able to sculpt any material he desires with only his bare hands. The catch? At the end of 200 days, David will die. At first, David is delighted; however, over the course of his remaining days, David struggles to find his artistic vision. Will he sculpt anything meaningful and cement his artistic legacy before his time is up? The discussion will conclude with a tour of Intersections. FREE.

FILM: EVA HESSE Thursday, December 1 • 7 pm Artist Eva Hesse utilized latex, fiberglass and plastics to create pioneering sculptures in the 1960s and establish the postminimalist movement. The first feature-length appreciation of her life and work, Eva Hesse makes superb use of the artist’s voluminous journals, her correspondence with close friend and mentor Sol LeWitt, and contemporary and archival interviews with fellow artists such as Richard Serra, Robert Mangold and Dan Graham. FREE.

Rebekah Gray, Neos Dance Theatre. Photography by Dale Dong. Intersections artist Mark Fox in his studio. Photo courtesy of the artist.

NEOS DANCE THEATRE PERFORMANCE: SYMBIOSIS

TEACHER TOUR: INTERSECTIONS

Saturday, November 12 • 7 pm

Thursday, October 6 • 4:30 pm

Join Neos Dance Theatre for an evening of dance at the Akron Art Museum inspired by art work in Intersections. Responding to the variety of media and approaches in the exhibition, Neos will present new choreography informed by processes the artists use, music that inspires them and their studio environments. Enjoy an opportunity to experience art and dance in new ways. Supported in part by an award from the Ohio Arts Council.

Slip away from your afternoon grading for a special VIP tour of the museum’s newest exhibition: Intersections. You’ll experience the magic that happens when artists blur the lines between two and three dimensions. Then, try your hand at some of their innovative techniques.

Tickets: $25 general admission; $15 for students, seniors and Akron Art Museum members at www.NeosDanceTheatre.org or at the door. Limited seating.

FREE for teachers, reservations required at akronartmuseum.org/eventregistration

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OUR LAND August 6, 2016 – February 12, 2017 Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Gallery

On August 25, 1916, the United States Congress founded the National Park Service (NPS), established to conserve natural scenery “unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.” Organized in celebration of the agency’s centennial anniversary, the works on display in Our Land span 150 years, reflecting the ways photographers’ ideas and tools have evolved, as well as Americans’ shifting attitudes toward parkland and historic sites. The earliest photograph, Carleton Watkins’ Down Yosemite Valley, Showing River and Cathedral Rock, dates from the year after President Abraham Lincoln signed a law setting aside the land that would one day become Yosemite National Park. Watkins’ pictures of Yosemite’s pristine glacier-carved peaks and conifer-lined valleys helped convince lawmakers to protect the region. As the park service modernized, it expanded to include recreational areas, battlefields, monuments and historic sites. Masumi Hayashi’s large-scale photo collage documents one such location, the Manzanar War Relocation Center, where the United States interned more than 110,000 U.S. citizens of Japanese descent during World War II. The National Mall, which became part of the NPS in 1965, is represented in photographs of the Washington Monument by Wendy Watriss and Marilyn Bridges.

Marilyn Bridges, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, 1995, gelatin silver print, 13 x 10 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of Antony James Ellman 2012.83

The most recent photographs in the exhibition date from 2015, a year when 307 million people visited the 412 sites that comprise the NPS. In his photographs of Crater Lake National Park, Cleveland artist Ricky Rhodes documents infrastructure in place to serve tourists, including signage, roads and even a porta-potty. Other artists in the exhibition capture signs of contemporary society’s sometimes uneasy coexistence with the natural world. Richard Misrach’s Lake Mead by Starlight documents light pollution, capturing the paths of airplanes taking off and landing in Las Vegas against the backdrop of starlight. Robert Glenn Ketchum served as the National Park Foundation’s curator of photography before stepping down to advocate for land conservation through his own artwork. Ketchum’s Federal Lands

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Eugene O. Goldbeck, Mt. McKinley and the Alaska Range - Mt. McKinley National Park, Alaska, 1957, gelatin silver print, 9 1/8 x 44 1/4 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of David Cooper, 1998.61

series began in 1986 as an Akron Art Museum and National Park Service commission. In this group of photographs, the Cuyahoga Valley, then a national recreation area, served as a stand-in for nationwide federal land management challenges stemming from environmental issues and conflicting goals of separate agencies. Our Land features photographs by Ansel Adams, Eugene O. Goldbeck, Michael A. Smith, Carleton Watkins, Richard Misrach, Masumi Hayashi, Richard Lewis, Marilyn Bridges, Wendy Watriss, Andrew McAllister, Robert Glenn Ketchum, Ricky Rhodes and Bob Herbst. z Theresa Bembnister, Associate Curator Our Land is organized by the Akron Art Museum and supported by funding from the museum’s Evelyne Shaffer Endowment for Exhibitions and Ohio Arts Council. Ricky Rhodes, Please Don’t Cut Trail, 2015, inkjet print, 24 x 30 in., Courtesy of the artist

Masumi Hayashi, Manzanar Relocation Camp, Monument, Inyo, California, 1995, panoramic photo collage of chromogenic prints, 48 x 92 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Museum Acquisition Fund 2011.44

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Jimmy Kuehnle, Stuffed Full (installation view Laredo, Texas), 2008, vinyl-coated polyester fabric, dimensions vary. Courtesy of the artist.

JIMMY KUEHNLE: WIGGLE, GIGGLE, JIGGLE Through February 19, 2017

Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Gallery Jimmy Kuehnle’s sculptures, created from vinyl-coated polyester fabric, inflate and deflate, breathing like an organism, sometimes even pulsating with light. “When I work on projects, I always like to learn things and have new experiences. So I set up challenges, situations that require new techniques,” says Kuehnle, who will create a new site-specific piece that will take over the Akron Art Museum’s Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Gallery and extend out into Beatrice Knapp McDowell Grand Lobby, inviting visitors to engage with it. The bright red piece, titled Wiggle, Giggle, Jiggle will engulf the gallery, creating a maze that can be explored and even touched. The sculpture will fill the gallery space with 17 inflatable rectilinear prisms hanging down from the ceiling. Each of the prisms houses a series of LED bulbs that will all blink, at times in unison and other times in random patterns. As the sculpture extends out into the lobby, it will rise up above the main entryway, extending across the museum’s front desk to the balcony ledge above. Two large appendages will move up and down as they fill with air and expel it and glow with light in the evening. Kuehnle, who teaches at the Cleveland Institute of Art, has had solo shows at museums, galleries and universities in the United States and internationally. He recently had a solo exhibition at the Hudson River Museum in New York. In 2014 he was selected for the national survey exhibition State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. As a Fulbright Graduate Research Fellow in Japan, 2008, he pursued his interest in public art and sculpture. z Alison Caplan, Director of Education

Jimmy Kuehnle: Wiggle, Giggle, Jiggle is organized by the Akron Art Museum and supported by a generous gift from The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation. Additional support provided by Brouse McDowell, LPA.

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GALLERY TALK: JIMMY KUEHNLE Thursday, September 15 • 6:30 pm Do you look at Jimmy Kuehnle’s Wiggle, Giggle, Jiggle and wonder—How did he do that? Get the story on the work from the artist himself, learn about his process and how he got to creating his trademark inflatable sculptures.


EXHIBITIONS

COLLECTION FEATURES: MISS MOLLY DUVENECK On view in C. Blake McDowell, Jr. Galleries

Frank Duveneck (1848–1919) first gained renown for portraits painted in a dark palette with bravura brushwork. He later adopted the detailed, naturalistic style reflected in Miss Molly Duveneck, a portrait of his youngest sister. Duveneck spent much of his adult life in Europe, though he occasionally visited his family near Cincinnati. Devastated by his wife’s sudden death of pneumonia in 1888, the artist returned to the United States for three years. It was during this time, while living in his family’s home in Covington, Kentucky, that Duveneck painted this portrait. The youngest of ten siblings, Molly was then around the age of 19 or 20. A free-spirited young woman, her direct, confident air is here lovingly portrayed by her brother’s adept skill. In the 1890s, Molly carried on an affair with an older married man that caused a scandal in conservative Cincinnati. Frank, the acting patriarch of the family, broke up that relationship, subsequently encouraging Molly to adhere more closely to social norms of the day. Frank traveled throughout that decade, but resettled in Covington around 1900. Molly, who never married, cared for him and their shared household, becoming his “constant and devoted companion.” In exchange, he provided for her financially, and she seemed to enjoy her social standing as the sister of a famous artist. Frank Duveneck died in early January 1919; Molly died just twelve days later by an abdominal infection. Her death at the age of 50 was almost certainly exacerbated by grief over the loss of her brother. Perhaps coincidental, this curious and moving turn suggests that the two depended deeply upon each other. z Elizabeth M. Carney, Assistant Curator

Frank Duveneck, Miss Molly Duveneck, around 1888–1890, oil on fabric, 17 x 12 1/8 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Bequest of Edwin C. Shaw 1955.26

JULIAN ALDEN WEIR: WHITE OAKS On view in C. Blake McDowell, Jr. Galleries

Julian Alden Weir (1852–1919) was one of many nineteenth-century American artists to study abroad. He lived in Paris, where contemporary artists aimed to participate in the Salon exhibition, a major annual event. In 1876, Frank Duveneck was living in Munich and took a special trip to Paris to view that year’s Salon. Impressed by work the young Weir exhibited there, Duveneck met him, and the two became friends. When Weir painted a portrait of his new bride, Anna, in 1883 in a dark bravura style, he portrayed her standing on the balcony of Duveneck’s Italian studio. Thirty years later, Weir painted White Oaks near his family’s home in Windham, Connecticut. Its pastel palette and outdoor subject reflect Weir’s embrace of impressionism in the late 1880s, and parallels the evolution of Duveneck’s style towards natural lighting and softer colors. z Elizabeth M. Carney, Assistant Curator Julian Alden Weir, White Oaks, 1913, oil on fabric, 30 x 25 ¼ in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Bequest of Edwin C. Shaw 1955.44

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TURN THE PAGE: THE FIRST TEN YEARS OF HI-FRUCTOSE February 11 – May 7, 2017 Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries

Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose highlights 51 remarkable contemporary artists who have been featured in the pages of the popular art magazine Hi-Fructose. Despite differing levels of recognition, all the artists have a distinctive voice and vision. They come from around the world with different perspectives and approaches to art-making. Turn the Page offers the opportunity to view their original works beyond the flat worlds of paper and digital screens, where they are most often seen. These diverse artists each demonstrate mastery of their chosen media—their work is characterized by vividly colored imagery that is graphically and carefully rendered with high attention to detail. From oil paintings and drawings to porcelain and bronze sculptures, to video and mixed media artworks, both new and traditional artistic processes are represented. The subjects, images and ideas expressed in these artworks, however, are decidedly contemporary, responding to the world as we see it today. Though the artworks in Turn the Page are often informed by art history, they are also equally influenced by popular culture, current politics and globalization. Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose is organized by the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. Generous funding is provided by the City of Virginia Beach, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Virginia Tourism Corporation, as well as other MOCA supporters.

ARTISTS REPRESENTED: JENNYBIRD ALCANTARA, BARNABY BARFORD, CHRIS BERENS, TIM BISKUP, TIFFANY BOZIC, RAY CAESAR, VICTOR CASTILLO, BETH CAVENER, KEVIN CYR, WIM DELVOYE, GEHARD DEMETZ, BRIAN DETTMER, FULVIO DI PIAZZA, RON ENGLISH, SHEPARD FAIREY, AJ FOSIK, CAMILLE ROSE GARCIA, JEREMY GEDDES, SAM GIBBONS, FEMKE HIEMSTRA, SCOTT HOVE, JAMES JEAN, AUDREY KAWASAKI, JOSH KEYES, KRIS KUKSI, TRAVIS LOUIE, KATE MACDOWELL, MARS-1, MARCO MAZZONI, BRIAN MCCARTY, TARA MCPHERSON, SCOTT MUSGROVE, YOSHITOMO NARA, LISA NILSSON, OLEK, PARRA, MARION PECK, JEAN-PIERRE ROY, MARK RYDEN, TODD SCHORR, GREG “CRAOLA” SIMKINS, TRACEY SNELLING, JEFF SOTO, KAZUKI TAKAMATSU, GARY TAXALI, MARK DEAN VECA, NICOLA VERLATO, WAYNE WHITE, KEHINDE WILEY, MARTIN WITTFOOTH AND ERWIN WURM.

Top: Wim Delvoye, Cement Truck (detail), 2010, laser-cut stainless steel, 32 x 78 x 17 in., Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie Perrotin © Studio Wim Delvoye; Middle: Kris Kuksi, Eros at Play, 2012, mixed media assemblage, 21 x 16 x 8 in., Courtesy of Joshua Liner Gallery; Bottom: Jennybird Alcantara, Creatures of Saintly Disguise, 2012, Oil on wood, 65 x 48 inches, Courtesy of AFA Gallery © Jennybird Alcantara, All Rights Reserved

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EXHIBITION RECAP MARK MOTHERSBAUGH: MYOPIA May 27 – August 28, 2016

Akron Art Museum and MOCA Cleveland

Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia (installation view). Photo by Joe Levack

Roughly 58 years ago, Mark Mothersbaugh made up his mind to become an artist. Diagnosed with myopia and freshly fitted with a pair of glasses, the young Mothersbaugh drew pictures in his Newberry Elementary School classroom, located just six miles north of where his first major museum retrospective would be on display throughout summer 2016.

Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia, a shared exhibition at the Akron Art Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, provided Northeast Ohio audiences the opportunity to see the creative output of a hometown hero. Visual artist, musician and composer Mark Mothersbaugh was raised in Cuyahoga Falls, attended Kent State University, lived in Akron and eventually moved to Los Angeles. But the artist maintains close ties to Northeast Ohio. The City of Akron recognized Mothersbaugh’s cultural achievements when Mayor Dan Horrigan awarded the artist the key to the city during the May 28 opening of Myopia. “This is the place where I come from, this is where I’m identified with no matter if I’m in London working on a film or if I’m in South America with a band that is playing,” Mothersbaugh commented when accepting the oversized gold key. The Grey Art Gallery at New York University hosts Myopia April 18 through July 8, 2017. But Mothersbaugh's work may carry a different meaning for his hometown audience than it will for New Yorkers. z Theresa Bembnister, Associate Curator

Mark Mothersbaugh receiving the Key to the City from Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan. Photo by Shane Wynn Photography

Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia (installation view). Photo by Joe Levack

Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia was organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Its presentation at the Akron Art Museum was generously sponsored by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, John P. Murphy Foundation, Audio-Technica and EarthQuaker Devices. Special thanks go to the Department of Print Media & Photography at Kent State University and TKM. Media sponsorhip is provided by Western Reserve PBS and 91.3 The Summit.

Akronites at the Mark Mothersbaugh Artist Talk. Photo by Shane Wynn Photography

Mark Mothersbaugh, School Days 1958-59 Newberry (My First Pair of Glasses) (detail), 2016, screenprint on paper, 20 x15 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Museum Commission 2016.13 a-d.

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ART IS COMING TO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND YOUR HOME As the Akron Art Museum embarks on the last installation of Inside|Out this fall, there is a lot to reflect upon and even more exciting things to look forward to. Inside|Out has enabled the museum to engage with the community like never before, reaching eleven Akron neighborhoods and three neighboring cities over two years. It has been a great experience to witness people’s reactions when coming upon these artworks in their own neighborhoods, parks, and favorite restaurants. As we installed the art outside, a common question was “Can you hang that in my living room?” It is bittersweet to see the project end, but soon this question can be answered with a resounding “Yes!”

James Gobel, I’ll Be Your Friend, I’ll Be Your Love, I’ll Be Everything You Need, 2009. Inside|Out reproduction installed at Scribbles Coffee Co., 237 N. Water St., Kent, Ohio 44240.

Ora Coltman, Provincetown, c. 1920s. Inside|Out reproduction installed at Good Neighbors Inc., 1453 Goodyear Blvd. Akron, Ohio 44305.

The Akron Art Museum was awarded a Knight Arts Challenge grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to implement an Akron Art Library. At the downtown main Akron-Summit County Public Library, the general public will soon be able to access high-quality works of art in addition to books and traditional library offerings. This program will allow anyone with a library card to borrow an original artwork, commissioned by the Akron Art Museum, and hang it in their home or office for a few weeks. When the borrowing time is done, the artwork can be returned to the library and traded in for another piece. While you are waiting for the chance to hang artwork in your home, spend some time outdoors and find the Inside|Out installations that will be on view through October 31, 2016. The museum is thrilled to bring high-quality reproductions of beloved artwork from the museum’s collection to the city of Kent and the Akron neighborhoods Goodyear Heights, Merriman Valley, and South Akron & Summit Lake this fall. We are proud to partner with Kent State University, Main Street Kent, the Weathervane Playhouse, Summit Metro Parks, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, R.I.G.H.T. Committee, South Street Ministries, Joanna House II and Let’s Grow Akron for our final installations. Look for upcoming Inside|Out events on Akron Art Museum’s social media sites, including a release date for an Elvis-inspired beer created by R. Shea Brewing in Merriman Valley.

Working with community partners for Inside|Out has proven to create long-lasting relationships. The Akron Art Museum is working with the Ohio & Erie Canalway and their iTowpath project to create a connector trail for bicyclists and pedestrians from the Towpath to the museum. Wick Poetry Center in Kent and the International Institute of Akron are in the process of creating a project for the museum's new Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. These partnerships enable the museum to engage with the community in innovative and exciting ways. Community partners also play an important role in the Akron Art Museum’s mission to enrich lives with modern and contemporary art, reaffirming that art is for everyone. z Roza Maille, InsideIOut Project Coordinator

INSTAMEET & INSTAGRAM CONTEST

Congratulations to Thomas Skala, our spring 2016 Inside|Out Akron Instagram contest winner! Collection artist Angelo Merendino judged the contest and praised Skala’s photo, saying “The position of the hands and cell phones work with the painting to create a nice curved shape within the rectangle format.” Merendino added, "When I was younger, my sister Filomena used to take me to the Akron Art Museum. It wasn't until I grew older that I realized the importance of being introduced to art at a young age, and the impact it had on my development. I'm proud to see my hometown of Akron continuing to offer this possibility to anyone who wants to look." The contest began during a simultaneous Instagram meet-up, InsideOutUSA, on June 3, 2016 in Akron, Detroit, Philadelphia and Miami. The Akron meet-up featured a walking tour of Inside|Out in Wallhaven, followed by drinks and conversation at Larry’s Main Entrance. The tour sparked a dialogue among participants about strategies for making Akron neighborhoods more pedestrian and bicycle friendly. z Dominic Caruso, Design, Marketing and Communications Coordinator

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CREATIVE PLAYDATES

Thursdays • 11:15 am – 12:30 pm For 0-5 year olds and their grown-ups Little ones learn best through intuitive, open-ended play that feeds their senses. Follow your child’s natural instinct to wiggle, squeal and make a mess while exploring the creative process. Stretch your imagination, meet new friends and create a masterpiece to carry home!

Do Oak Trees say Om?

Parent-Child Yoga in the Garden

Thursday, September 1 Session I • 11:15 am – 12 pm Session II • 1 – 1:45 pm

Land Art Play

Thursday, October 6

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Free for members, $15/non-member child. Registration required. Creative Playdates are made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

ART TALES

Thursdays • 11:15 am – 12:30 pm For all ages and their grown-ups. Engage your tiny book lover in an interactive storytelling experience where art and story become one through song, rhyme and imagery. After the book ends, we’ll keep the story going with related art activities in the lobby.

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Tales that Trees Tell

Thursday, September 15

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Great Adventures from Castles to Caves

Thursday, October 13

The Story of a Line

Thursday, November 10

FREE for members. $10/non-member child. Registration required.* Art Tales is made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

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AM Sessions: 11:15 am – 12 pm PM Sessions: 1 – 1:45 pm For 0-18 month olds and their grown-ups Join baby friends for tummy time play and a pint-sized stroll through the galleries. Explore sensory activities related to color, texture, light and sound that will awaken your baby’s curiosity and give you both a one-of-a-kind bonding experience.

Baby and Me Oasis Yoga

Saturdays • 1 – 3 pm

Thursday, September 22

Recommended for ages 7-12

Shadow Play

Welcome to our studio—where students gain a fresh perspective in thinking creatively. Learn how to work like a professional artist by exploring unique materials, experimental processes and extraordinary works of art, while building skills and confidence along the way.

Thursday, October 20

Texture Exploration Thursday, November 17

Brick into Nature: Lego Landscapes

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Saturday, September 10

Portal to Space: Weave a Window with a View

TOTS CREATe

Saturday, October 1

Saturdays • 10:30 am – 12 pm

Recommended for 2s and 3s, and their grown-ups.

Inflatable Sculpture with Pop Appeal

Little hands need to be creative, too! Toddlers explore different mediums, textures, colors and shapes, while making a beautiful mess. Dig in and discover a multisensory experience while fostering your tiny artist’s independence and imagination!

$10/member child, $15/non-member child. Parents are welcome but not required to stay. Registration required.*

Nature Loom

Kids Studio is made possible with support from the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.

Saturday, September 10

Saturday, November 5

Strings and Things Saturday, October 1

Say Squeeze! Painting with Splatter Appeal Saturday, November 5

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PROGRAMMING

YOGA IN THE GALLERIES September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8 • 6:30 pm The transformational power of yoga for individuals, relationships and communities comes alive in the Akron Art Museum galleries. Combine breath, flow and art in a beginner-friendly series taught by a certified Nirvana Yoga instructor. Bring your own mat. No water bottles allowed in the galleries. Yoga in the Galleries is $10 for non-members and free for members. Registration is required. Register at AkronArtMuseum.org/eventregistration or call 330.376.9186. Not a member? An individual membership is just $50 and pays for itself in a handful of visits: AkronArtMuseum.org/memberships/

MEDITATION IN THE GARDEN Thursday, September 22 • 12 pm Visit the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden to find the calm within your daily grind during this monthly, 40 minute meditation session led by Maria Santoferraro of Daily Downward Dog Free, registration suggested. Register at AkronArtMuseum.org/eventregistration or call 330.376.9186.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: DYNAMIC DIORAMAS Thursday, September 22 • 6:30 pm Do you remember making a diorama, an imaginary shoebox world filled with tiny characters and décor, back in elementary school? Do you love exploring vintage, large scale dioramas at natural history museums? If so, this Throwback Thursday class is for you! Bring found objects or use those provided to create your own imaginary scene as we celebrate the National Parks and the exhibition Our Land. We’ll explore artists that use shadow boxes and tour the exhibition too. $15 members and $20 non-members. Register at AkronArtMuseum.org/ eventregistration or call 330.376.9186.

TEACHER STUDIO Thursday, December 8 • 4:30 pm Winter break is almost here, but you need a break NOW. Hop down to the Akron Art Museum for a drink and a creative outlet for your endof-year stress. You’ll be the student; the museum will take care of the teaching and supplies. Creating and cocktails: does it get any better? $15/non-member, $10/member teacher. Admission includes materials and one drink. Register at AkronArtMuseum.org/eventregistration or call 330.376.9186.

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SECOND SATURDAY CURATOR GALLERY TALKS Get an insider’s look at artworks in the museum’s collection on the second Saturday of every month, with curator-led tours. Free with gallery admission.

VIOLA FREY, THE WORLD AND THE WOMAN Saturday, September 10 • 2 pm Join Chief Curator Janice Driesbach, who will share insights into Viola Frey’s role as a pioneering ceramic artist and how The World and the Woman exemplifies her accomplishments. Viola Frey, The World and the Woman, 1992, glazed ceramic, 80 x 142 x 75 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of Irving and Harriett Sands 2012.104 Photo by William Levack

LEE BONTECOU, UNTITLED Saturday, October 8 • 2 pm

Lee Bontecou, Untitled (detail), 1966, painted iron, fiberglass and fabric, 41 x 29 x 8 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of Leo Castelli, Castelli Galleries 1974.122

Associate Curator Theresa Bembnister will lead a close look and discussion of Lee Bontecou’s Untitled 1966 sculpture, focusing on the artist’s use of unorthodox materials.

100 YEARS OF INSPIRATION Saturday, November 12 • 2 pm From Ansel Adams and Carleton Watkins in the American west, to Robert Glenn Ketchum in the Cuyahoga valley, many photographers have ventured into the landscape in search of the sublime. Join Collections Manager Arnold Tunstall for a discussion of how our federal lands have inspired generations of artists.

Andrew McAllister, Window Arch, 2007, Chromogenic print, 13 x 15.7 in. Courtesy of the artist

GLITTER AND GLAMOUR: PORTRAITS BY MICKALENE THOMAS Saturday, December 10 • 2 pm

Assistant Curator Elizabeth Carney will talk about two major works by Brooklynbased artist Mickalene Thomas: the painting Girlfriends and Lovers and the newly-acquired photograph Din, Une Trés Belle Négresse 1. Mickalene Thomas, Din, Une Trés Belle Négresse 1, 2012, chromogenic print, 59 x 48 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Museum Acquisition Fund 2016.14

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8TH ANNUAL CRAFTY MART Saturday November 26, 2016 • 10 am – 6 pm Sunday November 27, 2016 • 11 am – 5 pm The Rubber City’s longest-running indie handmade market takes place at the Akron Art Museum, Summit Artspace and Musica. This annual Thanksgiving weekend event gives Akronites a unique opportunity to shop local and handmade in the heart of Downtown Akron’s Historic Art District! Admission to Crafty Mart is FREE. FREE parking is available on the street and in the Main Library Parking Deck.

FILM: DON'T BLINK - ROBERT FRANK Thursday, December 29 • 7 pm Robert Frank, now 91 years old, is among the most influential artists of the last half-century. His seminal volume, The Americans, published in 1958, records the Swiss-born photographer’s candid reactions to peculiarly American versions of poverty and racism. Today it is a classic work that helped define the off-thecuff, idiosyncratic elegance that is a hallmark of Frank’s artistry. The film itself is rough around the edges and brimming with surprises and insights, not unlike Frank’s own films. Don’t Blink includes clips from Frank’s rarely seen movies, among them Me And My Brother and Cocksucker Blues. The soundtrack includes Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, Yo La Tengo, and Tom Waits.

COMING SOON: TEACH TALK 2017 Thursday, January 26 • TBD That’s right, the museum’s storytelling, talent-showing, ideasharing event is back! If you’re interested in speaking or know someone who’d be a great presenter, contact Associate Educator Gina Thomas McGee at gthomas@akronartmuseum.org. Otherwise, save the date and we’ll see you there!

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SPECIAL EVENTS

BE AMONG THE FIRST! Have your next event at the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden at the Akron Art Museum! The Garden provides an elegant outdoor oasis in the heart of the city for weddings, corporate gatherings, cocktail parties, reunions, luncheons, showers and birthday celebrations.

MAKE A GREAT IMPRESSION! The Charles and Jane Lehner Auditorium comfortably seats 150 in an intimate space adjacent to the Grand Lobby. It is the ideal place for corporate presentations, speakers, panel discussions, films, concerts and plays. An audiovisual team is available to accommodate your needs and assist with the execution of your event.

IT’S ALWAYS A SPECIAL OCCASION! The museum’s asymmetrical steel and glass structure provides an amazing backdrop for weddings, receptions, proms, reunions, commemorative ceremonies and photo sessions. The Akron Art Museum’s events staff can answer your questions and assist you with planning your event. Contact Events Manager Justin Campbell for ideas, information on pricing, or to arrange a private tour of the venue: 330.376.9186 x 212., or email at Events@AkronArtMuseum.org.

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MEMBERSHIP

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: MARILYN FLANICK SMITH City: Akron (near Highland Square) Occupation: Retired public school teacher and counselor How frequently do you visit the Akron Art Museum? I visit all of the temporary exhibits and frequently check out the displayed art from the permanent collection. Currently when I visit, I take the time to look at Hui-Chu Ying’s Untitled (giving hands) prints in the permanent collection and Beth van Hoesen’s Lily of Noe in the Animals as Muse exhibition.

Photo by Shane Wynn Photography

Can you share a memorable experience at the Akron Art Museum? Two experiences that stand out for me are the Yoga in the Gallery sessions I attended last year and most recently Moving Connections with Verb Ballets. Moving Connections was an enriching experience, meeting new people, moving to music and learning together about the art in the galleries where we met.

What benefit of membership do you appreciate the most and why? I enjoy special receptions, lectures, workshops and programs for members and meeting other members. I attend as many as I can. Of course, I appreciate perks like the Member's discount in the Museum Shop and Café. And free parking in the High and Market Street deck. How has the Akron Art Museum impacted you and the region as a whole? The Museum has had a huge impact on my life, opening up the world of art for me. I grew up in Akron and as a child took a drawing class at the Akron Art Institute, the forerunner of the Museum then housed upstairs in the current [Summit] Artspace building. When the Museum moved to the former Carnegie Library across East Market Street (now housing Brenna, Manna & Diamond law firm) my high school art teacher, Adeline McLeland, encourage me to start visiting the galleries there. I was hooked. Now I visit art museums wherever I travel. Are there particular works of art in the collection or current/past exhibitions that are special to you? Which ones and why? I have always enjoyed the paintings in the early Edwin Shaw bequest to the Museum. Now I love seeing the modern works by nationally and internationally known artists that show how they view the world. l especially enjoyed special exhibitions of works by Escher, El Anatsui, Ezra Jack Keats, and Aminah Robinson. Charles Beneke’s three-dimensional print installation last year addressed the important issue of pollution and invited viewers to declare ways they could personally reduce it.

AKRON ART MUSEUM MEMBERSHIP Give the gift of an Akron Art Museum membership to your friends, colleagues and family. This artfully selected gift truly keeps on giving, allowing recipients to enjoy contemporary art, films, lectures, classes, workshops and special events year round, while supporting the museum’s mission to enrich lives through modern and contemporary art. Memberships begin at just $25* for an individual and $75 for a household. Your recipients will enjoy: • • • • • • •

Unlimited admission to the collection and all exhibition galleries for one year Invitations to exhibition preview events Discounted registration and special access for Live Creative programs for families and children Discounts in the museum shop and on educational workshops, lectures and programs Invitation to exclusive Members Only events such as day trips, family events, weekend art getaways, behind-thescenes tours and wine tastings Subscription to the museum’s quarterly magazine Free parking in the High/Market Street Parking Deck

For more information on membership levels and benefits, or to purchase a gift membership today, call 330.376.9186 x225 or visit AkronArtMuseum.org/memberships. *Free admission only for $25 Art Seeker members.

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AUCTION 21: THANK YOU

Photo by Shane Wynn Photography.

The Akron Art Museum’s 2016 Annual Auction was a great success! Guests arrived on the terrace in style and made their way to the Crystal for socializing and the silent auction. The prizes were plentiful and included wine packages as well as exquisite meal experiences. Decorations were stunning; the room was trimmed in deep purple hues with pops of chartreuse throughout. Flower arrangements by Stems Fleur provided unique surroundings with calla lilies hung delicately from structures hovering high above the tables. Fine dining was provided by Marigold Catering. Meal options included filet of sirloin and eggplant roulade, as well as delicious drinks such as blueberry lemonade. The latter part of the evening was dedicated to the live auction. The packages this year were experiences to remember. Laughter and friendly competition erupted as guests bid on trips to Italy and Costa Rica, the “Stock Your Wine Cellar” package, original artwork by Matthew Hunt, Cavs tickets and more. The evening drew to a close with music and dancing on the terrace as well as a late-night meal option from the Retro Dog food truck. The Akron Art Museum would like to thank the committee, as well as the generous sponsors, donors and guests for another wonderful event. The money raised from the Auction will support arts education and other creative programming designed to engage the community and inspire life-long appreciation of the arts.

WORKSHOP: PUMPKIN GLASS BLOWING Wednesday, October 5 • 6-8 pm This event meets at Akron Glass Works, 421 Spicer St, Akron OH 44311. Craft and blow your own glass pumpkin with the help of glass artisan Jack Baker at this exclusive workshop for museum members only. Enjoy refreshments and an evening of camaraderie as our small group creates oneof-a-kind masterpieces. No experience necessary. Must be at least 15 years old (accompanied by an adult). Cost: $65 per member. Registration and payment are required in advance. Fees are non-refundable. To reserve your space, contact Jeneé Garlando at jGarlando@AkronArtMuseum.org or 330.376.9186 x222 by Friday, September 23.

MEMBERS TOUR: GET TO KNOW YOUR MUSEUM Saturday, November 5 • 12 pm If you’ve joined the museum in the past year, or even if you’ve been a member for many years, join us as we celebrate you. Chief Curator Janice Driesbach will take us on an exclusive tour of key works in the museum’s collection. After, mingle with other members and enjoy refreshments in the lobby. As an added bonus, the museum shop will offer a very special double discount to all members on this day only. The reception and tour are free for members. Space is limited. To RSVP, please call Development Officer Jeneé Garlando at 330.376.9186 x222 or email jGarlando@AkronArtMuseum.org by Friday, October 21.

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ART WORKS BUSINESS MEMBER SPOTLIGHT BRENNAN, MANNA & DIAMOND, LLC Law Firm, Akron, OH What made you decide to have your business become an Art Works Business Member? The Art Museum was once located in the historic Carnegie Building which we utilize as our offices today! BMD is located directly across the street from the Art Museum—the partnership makes perfect sense for us. We see it as an investment in our community's future. What benefit of Art Works Business Membership do you appreciate the most and why? The accessibility and the engagement in the community. We are very fortunate to have a world-class art museum right in our backyard—bringing to the community amazing exhibits and culturally significant works of art otherwise found in large cities. As a local business, it was important for us to support the creative ideas and programs provided by the museum to the Akron area. Matthew A. Heinle, Co-Managing Partner, and Lorraine M. Signore, HR Director, Public Relations & Marketing Photo by Shane Wynn Photography

How has the Akron Art Museum impacted your business? The arts are good for the soul and for the local community—sparking innovation and fostering creativity and beauty. Not only does it enrich our community culturally, but also educationally and economically. I can’t tell you how many times we look out the window to see school buses full of students arriving for a day at the museum. The experience each of these young people takes away is unique—it invokes thought and conversation about other cultures as well as our own. The impact is profound and in some instances life changing. Are there particular exhibitions or projects that are special to you? The Inside I Out project. The idea of showcasing reproductions of artwork in the museum’s collection in neighborhoods around the city is ingenious and inspirational. Visitors and residents alike have an opportunity to catch a glimpse of what the museum has to offer from unexpected locales throughout the area. From Cuyahoga Falls to The University of Akron, you never know when something beautiful will pop up! Why do you feel art is important—for individuals, families, communities? Art is fueled by imagination and wonder. The moment you step into a gallery, you never know what new treasure you will uncover. It entertains, educates and enlightens us – from young to old. It gives the meaning of everything we see around us and our relationship to it. Without art, our lives would be simply boring, colorless and flat.

ARTWORKS BUSINESS MEMBERSHIPS For over 90 years, the Akron Art Museum has been able to realize its vision thanks to the dedication of the community. Demonstrate your company’s commitment to the arts with an Art Works Business Membership at the Akron Art Museum. Corporate support is critical to the Akron Art Museum’s ability to present its world-class exhibitions and acclaimed education programs. In return for your generous support, our Art Works Business Membership program provides special benefits and recognition specifically designed to meet the needs of your business. Join the growing list of companies such as Akron Children’s Hospital; Brennan, Manna & Diamond, LLC; Ohio CAT; Stratos Wealth Partners; the J. M. Smucker Company; TKM Print Solutions; and the Myers School of Art in demonstrating support for the arts in our community. Join online at AkronArtMuseum.org/memberships or call Development Officer Jeneé Garlando at 330-376-9186 x222.

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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 Mr. David Halliwill

MODERN CONTEMPORARIES Mr. Michael Derr and Mr. Greg Sterling Mr. Denis and Mrs. Barbara Feld

ART WORKS BUSINESS PARTNER Myers School of Art

ART ADVOCATE Dr. Marya Bednerik Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Button Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Cahan Ms. Peggy Coyle Mr. and Mrs. Norman Crocker Ms. Maryanna Doria and Mr. William Zorn Dr. Robert and Mrs. Jacqueline Fiocca Ms. Giselle M. Fleming Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Gippin Mrs. Esther and Dr. Larry Hexter Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kiplinger Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lackney Ms. Valerie Mader Mr. and Mrs. James M. Mather Mr. and Mrs. Byron Olson Ms. Beverly Rose Ms. Leann Schneider Ms. Betty Jo Scurei Mr. and Mrs. David Tschantz

Dr. and Mrs. Chris A. Van Devere Mr. and Mrs. David L. Wyatt

ART HOUSE Ms. Pamela J. Brown Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Carroll Robin Chancer Dr. Julie Rudgers Croft Ms. Susan Dark Mr. Joseph Donnola Mr. Andy Dreamingwolf Mr. and Mrs. Terry Ellis Mr. Ben Flossie Ms. Deborah L. Fox Ms. Bernadette Gerbetz Mrs. Beth Govern Ms. Kellie M. Groza Ms. Nancy Gussett Ms. Kathleen Hughes and Mr. Charlie Wagers Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Kohn Mr. and Mrs. Mark Lynn Ms. Julie McElroy Ms. Leah Ogonek Mr. and Mrs. Ray Olson Mrs. Jolene M. Papp Mr. and Mrs. Scot Phillips Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pitts Ms. Ann Marie Romans Mrs. Mackenzie Smith Ms. Connie Williams Ms. Janet Zazo Mr. and Mrs. Dan Woods

ART ENTHUSIAST Ms. Judith H. Babcock Mr. Craig Stephen Bara Ms. Deidre Betancourt Ms. Kate Budd Mr. Paul A. Ciminero Ms. Karen Dhyanchand Ms. Laura E. Dilsavor Mr. Tim Fogel Ms. Brenda Hairston Ms. Annette Grimes Hammonds Ms. Sue Hoisten Avis Johnson Ms. Loren Coco Mayer Ms. Debi Nemec Ms. Melissa Olson Katina Patis Radwanski Mr. Gerod Rickerd Mr. Ed Sawan Ms. Danielle Sawatchoompon Micaiah Shultz Ms. Doris A. Simonis Ms. Allison Tillinger Ms. Katy Tribuzzo Mr. Aaron Williams

Cherry Dudley Parrish Gust Mr. Joey Hall Ms. Brittany Hujar Ms. Mary Beth Husseini Ms. Nancy Minear Ms. Susan Moodie Ms. Cindy Mullins Mr. Dan Opalenik Ms. Dianne Papes Ms. Chris Z. Reymann Mrs. Heidi Rosenthal Mr. Richard Swirsky Mr. John Teagle Mr. Jacob Trombetta Alexis Volk Mr. Robert P. Webb

ART SEEKER Mr. Scott Booker Mr. Mark A. Caudill Mr. Nathan Colegrove Mr. Brian Dettling Mr. Jim Dolan

The Akron Art Museum extends its sincere appreciation to the following funders for their generous support this year: ACME Fresh Market Akron Community Foundation The City of Akron Apple Growth Partners Art Works Audio-Technica B.W. Rogers Company Barberton Community Foundation Berlin Family Foundation, Inc. Brennan, Manna & Diamond, LLC Browse McDowell, LPA Burton D. Morgan Foundation C. Blake Jr. & Beatrice K. McDowell Foundation Charles E. & Mabel M. Ritchie Memorial Foundation Chipotle Mexican Grill Cleveland Clinic Akron General Cohen & Company Dominion Foundation DuneCraft EarthQuaker Devices Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation GAR Foundation

Gertrude F. Orr Trust GOJO Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Hilton Garden Inn - Akron House of LaRose Jean P. Wade Foundation John A. McAlonan Fund John P. Murphy Foundation John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Kenneth L. Calhoun Charitable Trust 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 Myers School of Art Ohio Arts Council OLIN OMNOVA Solutions Foundation PNC

PNC Foundation R. C. Musson & Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation Read Family Fund Robert O. & Annamae Orr Family Foundation Rogers Family Foundation Sally A. Miller and Joseph G. Miller Family Foundation Sandra L. and Dennis B. Haslinger Family Foundation Sisler McFawn Foundation The J.M. Smucker Company Star Printing Stratos Wealth Partners The Summit 91.3 and 90.7 Summit Management Services TKM Toby D. Lewis Philanthropic Foundation Welty Family Foundation Western Reserve PBS WKSU 89.7

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MUSEUM SHOP

Ralph Albert Blakelock, Diana's Mirror, 1880-1899, oil on fabric mounted on fiberboard, 24 1/4 x 30 1/4 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Bequest of Edwin C. Shaw 1955.14

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REQUEST-A-PRINT The Akron art Museum, in partnership with regional printer Rudinec & Associates, offers a variety of high quality prints of your favorite Akron Art Museum images. Did you see your favorite artwork from our collection hanging out in your neighborhood? Why not purchase a representation of it to display in your home or 'workspace'? The Shop sells note cards and prints featuring a variety of images from Inside|Out. Note cards $2.95 Prints $9.95

View selection and place orders at RequestAPrint.net/akronart.

8TH ANNUAL CRAFTY MART (See page 25 for more details.)

Donated by Chipotle, this reusable tote features artwork by Akron sixth-grader Noah Smith on one side and the Chipotle medallion on the other side. Smith placed first in Chipotle Mexican Grill’s Design Challenge, an art contest in partnership with the Akron Art Museum.

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3. Handmade by local artist Jennifer Nesbitt, Grouchy Pot planters feature non-toxic glazes and have drainage holes. Measures 5 ¾” tall x 4 ½” diameter x 2 ¼” deep. $35

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Wear your Akron Art Museum apparel to Crafty Mart November 26 and 27, 2016 and get this FREE tote in the Shop. Purchase this tote in the Shop for $5 (100% of the proceeds will benefit the museum’s educational mission and programs). Purchase a membership in the museum and receive this tote for FREE along with a FREE copy of Akron Art Museum: Art Since 1850: An Introduction to the Collection.


MUSEUM SHOP

Bigger, Better, More: The Art of Viola Frey by Davira S. Taragin, Patterson Sims and Susan Jeffries $50

T-shirt featuring Mark Mothersbaugh’s 1977 print Tires 1. Men’s and women’s sizes available in Vintage Black and Oatmeal. $30

Akron Art Museum Logo T-Shirt. Logo printed in beautiful silver lustre ink. Colors vary. $19.95

Akron Icons T-Shirt designed by Dominic Caruso of 1701 Press. Adult Sizes $14.95 Kid Sizes $12.95

Booji Boy Mask, unlimited/unnumbered edition. This version of Booji Boy was designed to represent the "Satisfaction" video era mask. Created in Akron, this mask is pulled from the same mold as the stage wear masks that Sik Rik makes for Mark. $125

Energy Dome designed by DEVO from Atom Age Industries Inc. $32

The Sculptor by Scott McCloud $29.99

These wooden robot figures created by local artist Patrick Gerber are made from recycled and repurposed hardwood. $25 - $40

Judy Pfaff by Irving Sandler with an introduction by Russell Panczenko $50

Judy Pfaff: New Prints and Drawings, with an introductory essay by curator Brian Wallace $25

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ANNUAL MEETING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 • 5:30 - 8 pm Join Board President Christine Myeroff, the Board of Directors, and Executive Director and CEO Mark Masuoka for our Annual Meeting in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. We will recap the past year’s programs and events, and elect newly nominated board members. For a list of Board Nominees please visit our website. Join online at AkronArtMuseum.org/join.


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