Fall 2017 View Magazine

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had the space to share a higher percentage of works from its collection as well as increasing its public programming. The former post office building turned art museum had undergone a transformation and in return transformed the community. The once dubbed alien spaceship has become the cultural mothership for Akron.


FROM SPACESHIP TO MOTHERSHIP MARK MASUOKA Upon joining the Akron Art Museum in July 2013, I listened to numerous stories about the community’s reaction to the bold and visionary architecture of our museum expansion in 2007. To many, it reminded them of an alien spaceship and to others it marked a distinct shift in the cultural and civic landscape in Akron. The analogy between the museum’s new expansion and an alien spacecraft came as no surprise. However, the community’s response to the new museum quickly evolved from an architectural curiosity to an embrace of the institution as the cultural centerpiece of the city. It provided a new beginning for the museum and the opportunity to build a stronger relationship with the community.

The former post office building turned art museum had undergone a transformation and in return transformed the community. First of all, the new glass and steel structure tripled the size of the museum’s urban footprint and secured its position as one of the most progressive and relevant contemporary art museums in the region. No longer were the museum’s exhibitions restricted to just a few small galleries, but now it

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The museum’s success is a direct result of the leadership of its board of directors. For the past two years, Christine Myeroff has led the museum’s board through a new three-year institutional plan, the successful conclusion of a capital campaign and the dedication of the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden, which secured a $400,000 capital grant from the State of Ohio in 2016. Chris’ enthusiasm for the museum is inspiring and contagious—that enthusiasm has become her trademark style in motivating and encouraging others to give their time, talent and treasure to the museum. Her dedication to service as our board president is a testament to her generous spirit and commitment to a diverse and an inclusive board. As she completes her two-year term as president, I would like to take this opportunity to express our thanks to her and my gratitude in being able to work with her during this exciting time in the museum’s 95-year history. We recently concluded our summer programming which began with our most successful Annual Auction fundraising event, thanks to the support of the Lehner Foundation, our auction sponsors and patrons. With the support of KeyBank as our new presenting sponsor, we dramatically improved the quality of our stage, sound system and overall visitor experience for our Downtown@Dusk concert series. We successfully launched our third consecutive year of bringing art directly into Akron neighborhoods through our Inside|Out project, supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. On June 30th, 2017 we ended our fiscal year on a solid financial foundation, with an increase of nearly 40% in annual museum visits. The Akron Art Museum continues to experience unprecedented growth and a heightened relevance that connects our community’s needs with the museum’s institutional goals.

The best institutions invest in vision, not just in programs… The fundamentals of a successful organization are hinged on its ability to share its vision with others. For the Akron Art Museum, it has meant assembling a highly creative and qualified management and leadership team and allocating the right amount of institutional assets to accomplish its goals and mission. An organization’s tactics should never be mistaken for its strategy. The best institutions invest in vision, not just in programs, and to that end, we believe that our investment in the future of our community will in return see an investment in the future of the Akron Art Museum. Thank you for your ongoing support. We look forward to continuing to share our vision to ensure that art is for everyone and that the museum is open to all.

AKRON ART MUSEUM One South High Akron, Ohio 44308 AkronArtMuseum.org TEL 330.376.9185 FAX 330.376.1180


GALLERY HOURS Wednesday – Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm Thursday: 11 am – 9 pm Closed Monday and Tuesday GARDEN HOURS Monday – Wednesday: 9 am – 6 pm Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm Friday: 9 am – 6 pm Saturday – Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm

ALCHEMY: TRANSFORMATIONS IN GOLD October 7, 2017 – January 21, 2018 Laurent Grasso, Studies into the Past, 2015, oil and gold leaf on canvas, 24 13/16 x 22 1/16 x 1 3/4 in., Courtesy Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

Offices closed Labor Day Monday, September 4, 2017 ALWAYS FREE FOR MEMBERS FREE THURSDAYS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR and CEO Mark Masuoka

BOARD OF DIRECTORS I 2016 - 2017 Chris Myeroff – President Fred Bidwell – Vice President Drew Engles – Vice President Cathy C. Godshall – Vice President Richard Harris – Vice President Bill Lipscomb – Vice President Steven Radwany – Vice President Bruce Rowland – Treasurer Alita Rogers – Secretary C. Gordon Ewers – Past President Myriam Altieri Haslinger – Past President Rory H. O’Neil – Past President Andrea Rodgers Bologna Jeffrey Bruno John Childs George Daverio Tamara Fynan Linda Gentile Paige Hoover Jeff Kornick Pamela McMillen David Pelland Tim Quine Derrick Ransom 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 ©2017, Akron Art Museum Accredited by American Alliance of Museums Member Association of Art Museum Directors

FIND A FACE Through December 31, 2017 Irving Olson, West Virginia Wall, 1974, Ektacolor print, 15 1/2 x 15 1/2 in., Collection Akron Art Museum, Gift of Mary S. and Louis S. Myers 1977.5

HEAVY METAL Through February 18, 2018 Emily Sullivan Smith, Thousands and Thousands, 2015–2017, scales, lacquer, gold leafing, wire, tulle, 12 x 12 in., Courtesy of the artist

MICRO/MACRO: VIEWS OF EARTH BY MARILYN BRIDGES AND JEANNETTE KLUTE September 2, 2017 – March 11, 2018 Jeannette Klute, Sea Shells and Pen Shell, around 1952–1955, dye transfer print, 10 5/8 x 14 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of Mark Reichman 2006.268

ON THE COVER: Charles Lindsay, Field Station (installation detail), 2016–2017, dimensions vary, Courtesy of the artist

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Lalla Essaydi, Bullets Revisited #3, 2012, three Chromogenic prints mounted to aluminum with a UV protective laminate, 88 x 71 in. (each) Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery

October 7, 2017 – January 21, 2018 Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries

Alchemy: Transformations in Gold brings together a group of international artists whose work incorporates gold (or another metal disguised as gold). In each case, this precious material not only imparts a sense of luxury but also calls to mind the historic and cultural value various societies have placed upon the rare element. As glamorous and sought after as gold may be, it suggests complicated politics and potent symbolism. The works in Alchemy embrace both dark and light readings of this glittering metal. Artists in Alchemy are an international group at the forefront of contemporary practice. Luis Gispert combines gold chains and glittering stone to make sparkling abstractions, referencing the decadence of hip-hop and rock-n-roll culture as well as post-war abstract painting. Inspired by the power of a hydraulic press, the artist created custom, asphalt-like canvases (made of painted gravel), in which gold necklace chains are pressured into distorted lines. Both metal and stone are polished to a high shine, resulting in dynamic patterns of gold on black that resemble lightning strikes or cosmic bodies in space.

Zarina, Blinding Light, 2010, Okawara paper gilded with 22-karat gold leaf, 73 x 39 x 1/2 in. Courtesy the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York

Zarina constructs paper works and prayer bead sculptures in gold leaf, suggesting architecture and contemplative spirituality. The ornate designs and symmetry of India’s Mughal architecture, of which the Taj Mahal is the most famous example, particularly appeal to her. Following these influences, rich materials and references to buildings appear throughout Zarina’s work. Lalla Essaydi uses glittering gold-toned bullet casings to create garments and backdrops that refer to Islamic visual culture, which she then works into large-

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scale staged photographs. The woven fabrics she creates are extremely heavy, literally weighing down the women in her pictures. She intends her images to raise questions about gender dynamics and cultural stereotyping. Teresa Margolles, an artist born in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, was trained in forensics and mortuary science. Her gilded fragment of a building destroyed in a catastrophic earthquake commemorates monuments of grief. Alchemy includes two bracelets from her Joyas series, which translates from Spanish to “jewels.” The gold-mounted stones adorning this jewelry are not gems, but shards of glass extracted from the bodies of people murdered in drug disputes. Danh Vo reimagines simple cardboard boxes as gilded sculptures. The cardboard shows the dirt and wear of commercial use, and the metal gives off the recognizable shine of genuine gold leaf, its soft surface melded to the textures underneath. Vo applied gold leaf to a Coca-Cola box purchased in Vietnam. Like the value of gold itself, the curving typeface of that iconic logo is recognizable across national borders and cultural divides. Rachel Sussman will install a site-specific work midway through the run of the Akron Art Museum’s presentation of Alchemy in homage to the Japanese tradition of “kintsukuroi,” in which cracks in ceramics are repaired with gold. Objects used in daily life naturally incur damage, and rather than disguise breakage, kintsukuroi honors repair as part of an object’s history. Sussman will “repair” a crack in the lobby with gold resin. Luis Gispert, Jimmy Page, 2015, polychrome stone, gold chains, 60 1/2 x 49 1/4 in. Courtesy the artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois Image courtesy the artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago

Trained as a geologist, Charles Lindsay transforms salvaged aerospace and biotech equipment into ambitious installations and sculptures. These circuits, retroflectors, laser-optic parts, and colliders, many of which are gold, take on new roles in Lindsay’s installation, Field Station. The artist imagines an outpost set up in a new world and questions what humans will bring as pioneers from Earth. Lindsay will transform an entire room in the Arnstein gallery into an immersive, futuristic field station. Other participating artists include James Lee Byars, Los Carpinteros, Catherine Chalmers, Dorothy Cross, Olga de Amaral, Don and Era Farnsworth, Laurent Grasso, Hank Willis Thomas and Shinji Turner-Yamamoto. z Des Moines Art Center Alchemy: Transformations in Gold is organized by the Des Moines Art Center. Its presentation in Akron is supported by the Ohio Arts Council and the Hilton Garden Inn - Akron. Media sponsorship by ideastream®.

Alchemy: Transformations in Gold installation view at Des Moines Art Center. Courtesy Des Moines Art Center. Photography: Rich Sanders, Des Moines, Iowa

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Charles Lindsay, Field Station (installation detail), 2016–2017, dimensions vary, Courtesy of the artist

SYNAPSE LECTURE SERIES: CHARLES LINDSAY Thursday, September 28 • 6:30 pm

Doors Open To All For The Glitziest Party Of The Season

Charles Lindsay is a multidisciplinary artist whose work synthesizes ideas about technology, ecosystems, semiotics and humor. He creates immersive environments, sound installations, sculptures built from salvaged aerospace and biotech equipment, photographs and videos. Join Lindsay as he discusses his evolving hybrid installation Field Station, on view in Alchemy, along with other current projects.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6 • 6 pm Director’s Circle PR EV IEW • 5 pm by invitation only

Members-only PR EV IEW • 6:30 pm E X HIBITION OPEN TO A LL • 7 pm Members receive special offers and discounts throughout the night. BECOME A MEMBER TODAY! All that glitters is gold, well at least at the Akron Art Museum. You are invited to the celebration of the dazzling works of Alchemy! Transform into your shiniest attire for the glitziest party of the season; black, gold, metallic fashions and jewels galore are the order of the night! While the artists and media presented in Alchemy vary greatly, the thematic material along with the universal love for all things gold, makes this a must-see exhibition for everyone! Party with us in our specially gilded museum Crystal, and treat yourself to a night filled with art, drinks, snacks and music. Make sure you enjoy all of the luxuries of the night, like strutting down our gold carpet and posing for photos in front of our flashy paparazzi wall.

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Rachel Sussman, Study for Sidewalk #103 (Taluka Lake), 2017, enamel and metallic dust on archival pigment print, 8 1/2 x 11 in., Courtesy of the artist


Thursday, November 2 • 6:30 pm Join Rachel Sussman for an artist talk in conjunction with Alchemy. For her project The Oldest Living Things in the World, Sussman traveled the world to photograph continuously living organisms 2,000 years old and older. Her series Sidewalk Kintsukuroi expands the traditional Japanese art of kintsukuroi—the practice of repairing cracks in ceramics by filling them with gold—by taking it, literally, out into the streets. These programs are free, but registration is recommended at akronartmuseum.org/eventregistration/. The University of Akron Synapse series explores enlightened collaborations between art and science. It is made possible with the support of the Knight Foundation, Callahan Foundation, GAR Foundation, Myers Residency Fund, the Sandy and Mark Auburn fund of the Akron Community Foundation, as well as generous private contributions.

READING UNDER THE ROOF CLOUD BOOK CLUB: THE LADY IN GOLD: THE EXTRAORDINARY TALE OF GUSTAV KLIMT’S MASTERPIECE, PORTRAIT OF ADELE BLOCH-BAUER BY ANNE-MARIE O’CONNOR Thursday, October 19 • 6 pm Join the museum’s book club for a discussion of The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele BlochBauer, a book that brilliantly tells the galvanizing story of Gustav Klimt’s 1907 masterpiece—the breathtaking portrait of a Viennese Jewish socialite, Adele Bloch-Bauer. The celebrated painting, stolen by Nazis during World War II, subsequently became the subject of a decade-long dispute between her heirs and the Austrian government. When the U.S. Supreme Court became involved in the case, its decision had profound ramifications in the art world. Expertly researched, masterfully told, The Lady in Gold is at once a stunning depiction of fin-de siècle Vienna, a riveting tale of Nazi war crimes, and a fascinating glimpse into the highstakes workings of the contemporary art world. Available in the Museum Shop $17.95

The discussion will conclude with a tour of Alchemy: Transformations in Gold.

EDUCATOR OPEN HOUSE Saturday, October 14 • 11 – 4 pm Calling all teachers! Head down to the museum to experience the new Alchemy exhibition, preview upcoming gallery changes, schedule (FREE!) field trips for your students, watch an artist demonstration, enjoy refreshments and network with your fellow educators. If you have little ones in tow, send them off to create with a museum instructor while you gather inspiration for your classroom. All activities are free and will occur throughout the event time. Registration is required at akronartmuseum.org/eventregistration. This event is designed for educators of all kinds (including scout leaders and homeschoolers) and all subject areas. Each participant will receive professional development paperwork to submit to his/her LPDC. Contact Associate Educator Gina Thomas McGee at 330.376.9186 x247 or gthomas@akronartmuseum.org with questions.


MEMBERSHIP Looking for a unique gift for the holidays? Give an Akron Art Museum Membership! A gift of Membership lasts for an entire year! Memberships start at just $50 for an Individual Art Enthusiast and $75 for a Household membership! For more information on memberships levels and benefits, or to purchase a gift membership today, call 330-376-9186 x225 or visit akronartmuseum.org/memberships.

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Through February 18, 2018 Judith Bear Isroff Gallery

Rich in cultural connotations, metal is a strong conduit for meaning and metaphor. Precious metals—gold, silver, platinum—have been historically used as currency, tying them to notions of wealth, status and luxury. Base metals—copper, nickel, tin—are more abundant in nature than precious metals and are used in pure or alloy form for industrial, construction and electronic purposes. They are valued for their strength, shininess, and ability to resist corrosion or conduct heat and electricity.

Alicia Ross, Prick (Un petit somme d’Après-midi), 2008, cotton and needles, 12 x 14 x 8 in., Courtesy of the artist

The artists in Heavy Metal address topics including environmental concerns, race and gender, personal narrative and warfare. Some artists make statements about value by disguising cast-off or common everyday items, such as cardboard or clothing, to resemble precious metals. Other artists focus on the physical qualities of metal, such as strength and plasticity, to develop innovative abstract forms.

Emily Sullivan Smith and Corrie Slawson use gold leaf to express their concerns about endangered natural resources. Sullivan Smith covers thousands of real fish scales with gold leaf, alluding to once-abundant natural resources that are in danger due to human actions. Slawson applies gold leaf to the backgrounds of her post-apocalyptic landscapes to suggest that clean air is being sacrificed for profit. Mary Jo Bole’s interest in funerary sculpture dates to her childhood growing up near Cleveland’s Lakeview Cemetery. Her wall sculptures pay homage to her Victorian-era ancestors by incorporating forms inspired by their jewelry. Working in the tradition of Victorian mourning jewelry, Sherry Simms created the necklace 1009 Roses as a memorial to her younger brother. Lorna Simpson’s wishbones, made of white clay, black bronze, and translucent rubber, function as a meditation on the way race is tied to fortune. Yayoi Kusama and Alicia Ross transform functional domestic items with feminine undertones (a chair and pillow, respectively) into off-putting, unusable objects. Trained in traditional Persian miniature painting, Mahwish Chishty depicts drones and missiles in the eye-catching colors and patterns used as decoration on Pakistani trucks. Designed to blend into their surroundings, these tools of war are highly visible as rendered by Chishty. Other artists featured in Heavy Metal include Lynda Benglis, Kathy Buszkiewicz, Michelle Grabner, Dale Goode, Ciarán Lennon, Peter Neff Jr., Sarah Paul and Jerry Spagnoli. z Theresa Bembnister, Associate Curator Heavy Metal is organized by the Akron Art Museum and supported by funding from the Ohio Arts Council.

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Yayoi Kusama, Chair, 1962, enamel on chair and sewn and stuffed cloth pouches, 42 x 27 x 33 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of Wilbur J. Markstrom in honor of Rice A. Hershey, Jr. 1998.27

GALLERY TALKS BY HEAVY METAL ARTISTS Connect with artists featured in Heavy Metal at these artist-led gallery talks. Discover how each artist works and what inspires them. Meet in the gallery at 6:30 pm for these free dialogues.

MAHWISH CHISHTY • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16 CORRIE SLAWSON • THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7 KATHY BUSZKIEWICZ • THURSDAY, JANUARY 4 SHERRY SIMMS • THURSDAY, JANUARY 18 SARAH PAUL • THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1 Right from top to bottom: Mahwish Chishty, Hellfire, 2016, cardboard, acrylic paint, reflective paper, decorative trims, plastic, rope, yarn, glass, sequins, gold leaf, 62 x 15 x 15 in. Courtesy of the artist, Photo courtesy of Joe Levack/Studio Akron; Corrie Slawson, “The sun rises over the canyon mixing with ocean air. It lifts a crimson haze on a succulent studded hillside. Palm trees shudder. The ocean hammers the rocks below.” (detail), 2017, photo lithography, screenprint, colored pencil, oil, acrylic, gold leaf and spray paint on paper, 23 x 63.75 in. Courtesy of the artist; Kathy Buszkiewicz, Double Dutch: Skip the Rhetoric (detail), 2016, United States currency, wood, 24K yellow gold, 46 x 8 x 1.5 in. Courtesy of the artist, Photo courtesy of Joe Levack/Studio Akron; Sherry Simms, Compact Cameo Lipstick (detail), 2003, plated copper, silver, hair, lipstick, 3 1/4 x 21 x 1/2 in. Courtesy of the artist, Photo courtesy of Joe Levack/Studio Akron; Sarah Paul, Golden Balls (detail), 2017, video, Courtesy of the artist


Supporting a creative life requires commitment and passion. As we strive to create an inclusive, interactive and accessible public arts space for all, your support makes it possible for the Akron Art Museum to serve its mission of enriching lives through modern and contemporary art. Your annual fund donation provides much needed financial support to continue programs in our community. • World-class modern and contemporary exhibitions • Education programming for over 7,000 local K-12 students • Public art installations such as Inside I Out and the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden Make your gift supporting your creative life TODAY! Return the enclosed envelope, call Jeneè Garlando at 330.376.9186 x222 or visit akronartmuseum.org/donate

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micro/macro Views of Earth by Marilyn Bridges and Jeannette Klute Through March 11, 2018

Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Gallery A shift in perspective can radically change our perception of something familiar. The photographs on view in Micro/Macro offer vastly different interpretations of the surface of the Earth by Marilyn Bridges (b. 1948) and Jeannette Klute (1918–2009). Both women were educated at the Rochester Institute of Technology and developed highly technical methods to achieve their desired artistic outcomes. Each operates from a physical perspective different from our everyday experience of the world. Klute produced abstractions of marine environments on an intimate scale in her color photographs of tide pools. Klute is known for her contributions to the technical development and expressive value of color photography in the mid-1900s, when few artistic photographers used color processes. She was hired by Eastman Kodak in 1939, one of few women in the field at the time, and by 1945 was head of the visual research studio in the company’s color technology division. Klute tested a variety of subjects and environments in her research and art, often turning to nature as a source of myriad colors and textures. Her photographs of tide pools emphasize the colors and patterns in these micro environments, with overall compositions that are meant to translate the fascination and wonder she felt towards shore life. Bridges photographs sites around the world that show signs of past or present human activities. Looking down from the open door of a small plane flying at an altitude between 300 and 1000 feet, her aerial photographs record a visual experience that is neither like standing on the ground, nor looking out the window of a commercial jet. The black and white images flatten Earth’s terrain into patterns of light, dark and texture. In Jagged Waves, Point Reyes, CA, the ocean translates as a deep black expanse with frothy white highlights along the dark, rocky shore. In this abstracted seascape, exact scale and orientation are not clear except through detailed examination. Though Bridges’ and Klute’s photographs are rarely exhibited together, certain qualities of their compositions relate to one another. Micro/Macro draws out those similarities in a selection of photographs from the collection of the Akron Art Museum. z Elizabeth M. Carney, Assistant Curator Micro/Macro: Views of Earth by Marilyn Bridges and Jeannette Klute is organized by the Akron Art Museum and supported by funding from the Ohio Arts Council. Top: Jeannette Klute, Tide Pool, around 1952–1955, dye transfer print, 14 x 10 7/8 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of Mark Reichman 2006.256; Bottom: Marilyn Bridges, Jagged Waves, Point Reyes, CA, 1981, gelatin silver print, 14 7/8 x 18 3/4 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of Dr. George Thomsen 2009.338

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Through December 31, 2017

Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Gallery

Do you ever feel like your tea pot is staring at you? Does your bathroom faucet look like a nose? Maybe that electrical outlet is winking at you. There are faces to be found in the most unexpected places. In Find a Face, the museum invites visitors to find friendly faces in photographs, drawings, prints and paintings from the collection. There are window eyes peeking out from the side of a house, a snow-covered nose on the hood of a car, and a toothy grin from an autumn pumpkin hidden in the artworks on view. You can also try your hand at making your own found-object face on a giant magnetic head using supplies like teaspoons, tools and toys. Finally, you can cozy up on an eyeball chair with your friends and family while you flip through books featuring hidden faces captured by writers and artists. You’ll leave with a new eye for noticing the unseen expressions on the objects and images you see every day. Find a Face is organized by the Akron Art Museum and supported by a generous gift from the Mary S. And David C. Corbin Foundation. Elliott Erwitt, Rome, 1965, 1965, gelatin silver print, 9 7/16 x 6 3/8 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of Dr. Barry Leon 1979.46

Bottom photos Fitzwater Photography

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Thursdays • 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Best for ages 12 months – 5 years and their grown-ups (siblings welcome) 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. Our playdates are structured to be child-led and come with our Live Creative Mess Guarantee: Please dress for experimentation with messy mediums and prepare to be inspired by your child’s creative collaborations and concoctions!

Thursday, September 7 Thursday, October 5 Thursday, November 2 FREE for members, $10/non-member child. Registration required.*


For all ages and their grown-ups

on South High Street Trick or Treatr 26 pm •• 55 –– 99 pm ober 26 Octobe y, Oct rsday, Thursda Thu ! There’s nothing to fear, there’s only amazing art here Break out your costume early for a family-friendly Halloween party where you can explore the museum s in surprising ways. Families can hunt for artsy treat and in the galleries, creep through our enchanted Bud kidour at n Susie Rogers Garden and shimmy dow approved heavy metal dance party. The fun will be nonstop throughout the evening! FREE for members. $10/non-member child. Registration required.* r PNC with additional support from Family Days are made possible by the presenting sponso Foundation and the Robert O. and the R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Creative Playdates are made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.


Thursdays • 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Best for ages 3+ and their grown-ups (siblings welcome) We’re taking a journey and our suitcase is packed with poetry, colorful scarves, magic paintbrushes and razzmatazz. Journey through the galleries and discover the inspiration behind great art as we bring it to life through storytelling, dance, dramatic play and learning to interpret what we see. Then tie on your apron in the studio for a closer look at how art is made and experiment with a creative process or two. Requested attire: Colorful socks

Thursday, September 21 Thursday, October 12 Thursday, November 9 FREE for members. $10/non-member child. Group size limited. Registration required.* Art Moves is made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.


Thursdays • 11:15 am – 12 pm Best for ages 0-12 months and their grown-ups Calling all rollers, sitters, dribblers and gigglers for a pint-sized playdate where we’ll explore blobs of color, fuzzy edges, shapes and shadows, scents and touch. Park the stroller and crawl on up for bouncy rhymes, singing, puppets and sensory play that will awaken your baby’s curiosity and create a page for the baby book. t Crying and cooing welcome. And don’t let the art disrup feeding, sleeping or changing schedules; we have a designated, quiet family-friendly classr oom for stretching out your visit.

Best for ages 6 – 10

Thursday, September 28 Thursday, October 19 Thursday, November 16 $5/member child, $10/non-member child. Registration required Art Babes is made possible with support from the Robert O. Orr Family Foundation.


Saturdays • 1 – 3 pm


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Saturdays • 10:30 am – 12 pm Best for ages 3-5 and their grown-ups If you can wiggle on a line, smell the color orang e and touch soft pink clouds you’re ready for our wonde rfilled art adven ture. Wand er with us in the galler ies for fun looking and listening games , songs and rainbow play. After class, roll up your sleeve s and enjoy some invent ing time togeth er, using famili ar, everyd ay mater ials to nurtur e your young artist’s self-expres sion, imagin ation and creati vity.

Bring your curiosity and leave inspired! Here, museum educators and local teaching artists team up to build meaningful connections with contemporary art followed by offbeat art “experiments” in our non-traditional classroom your kids will love! No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied. Our Kids Studio classes are designed to build confidence in creative risk taking with unique materials and processes rather than learning formal techniques for artmaking. Along their journey, students learn how to express ideas, solve problems constructively and transform imaginative concept into design. Class size is limited. Art smock provided, please wear comfortable clothes that may get stained.

Saturday, September 16 Saturday, October 14 Saturday, November 11 $5/member child, $10/non-member child. Registration required.* Kids Studio is made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation and the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.

Prefer red attire: Your messy best.

Saturday, September 16 Saturday, October 14 Saturday, November 11 $5/member child, $10/non-member child. Registration required


Tots Create is made possible with support from the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.

*Register at akronartmuseum.org/eventregistration or call 330.376.9186.

FILM SCREENING: BURDEN Thursday, September 21 • 7 pm Best known for his extreme performances, like Shoot, where a friend shot him in the arm with a rifle, Chris Burden is a heavy metal artist. Illustrated with performances, private videos and recollections from those who knew him, Burden explores the life of the always provocative artist Chris Burden, whose work consistently challenged ideas about the limits and nature of modern art, from his notorious performances in the 1970s to his later assemblages, installations, kinetic and static sculptures and scientific models. Free. Register at akronartmuseum.org/eventregistration.

MUSIC: APOLLO’S FIRE Israel & Egypt – A Multicultural Celebration SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 • 3 pm Apollo’s Fire sets the stage for its upcoming performances of Handel’s Israel in Egypt with a celebration of Jewish and Arabic folk music and cultural traditions – as well as a few highlights from Handel’s masterpiece. Soprano Amanda Powell is joined by a colorful ensemble of medieval harp, shawm, flute, violin, cello, and harpsichord. Q&A discussion with the musicians follows the 45-minute performance.

An Irish-Appalachian Christmas THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14 • 7 pm From quiet memories of Christmas Eve in Old Ireland, to a down-home Appalachian Christmas – haunting Irish carols meet toe-tapping spirituals. Soprano Amanda Powell reminisces about childhood Christmases in rural West Virginia, along with Apollo’s Fire folk players on flute, fiddle, lute, banjo, cello and hammered dulcimer. Rock the atrium! Food & drink available at the Atrium Café as you enjoy this 50-minute show.

Apollo’s Fire | Roger Mastroianni


Campbell Lecture: Lane Relyea, professor and chair, Department of Art Theory & Practice, Northwestern University Thursday, October 12 • 6:30 pm Is it time to rethink the institution of art? Artists increasingly devote as much attention to organizing as to object making. The old “white cube” system is today being replaced by a new system that aims to produce and distribute not so much art objects but rather artists themselves and their audiences. In other words, this system increasingly tends to develop art subjects. Lane Relyea chairs the Department of Art Theory & Practice at Northwestern University and is a former editor of Art Journal. He has written widely on contemporary art since 1983, and his book Your Everyday Art World, on the effects of communication networks on artistic practice and its contexts, was published by MIT Press in 2013. The free lecture is part of The University of Akron’s Catherine H. Campbell Memorial Art History Lecture Series, which brings prominent art historians to Akron each year for public lectures and to work closely with UA art students.

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CURATOR TOUR: Looking to learn a little more than what’s on the label? Get the information at upcoming second Saturday curator tours. This program is free for members; free with gallery admission for non-members.

Heavy Metal with Theresa Bembnister, Associate Curator Saturday, October 14 • 2 pm Micro/Macro with Elizabeth Carney, Assistant Curator Saturday, November 11 • 2 pm

HEAVY METAL CHARM NECKLACE Thursday, November 30 • 6:30 pm Repurpose vintage toys into a glamorous golden necklace. Learn about the history and value of gold and experiment with basic jewelry making techniques as you create a glamorous faux-gold animal necklace. Taught by Sofia Calderwood from the Myers School of Art. $15 members, $20 non-members. Register at akronartmuseum.org/eventregistration. Heavy Metal (installation view) Photo courtesy of Joe Levack/Studio Akron

BE INSPIRED BY ART, YOGA, AND MEDITATION THURSDAYS • 6:30 - 7:45 pm Enhance your health, wellness and experience the current exhibitions at the Akron Art Museum. Yoga in the galleries begins in September. Each month an all-levels yoga class will be presented in conjunction with a specific exhibition, providing an opportunity to stretch and strengthen your body and your mind. Led by certified and local Akron Yoga Instructors, this enriching experience is not to be missed. Bring a yoga mat and an open, creative mind. All classes are free for members, $10 for non-members. Register at akronartmuseum.org/eventregistration. Photo courtesy of @kcjenk42

September 14 • Heavy Metal



October 12 • Micro/Macro


November 9 • Alchemy

FREE THURSDAYS AkronArtMuseum.org

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—it’s FREE all day and all evening. Check our website— AkronArtMuseum.org—for the most up-to-date information on what is happening on any given Thursday and the rest of the week. Free Thursdays are generously supported by the J.M. Smucker Company.

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Photo courtesy of @tistheseasontv

Since May 2017, community members and art lovers have been enjoying forty reproductions of iconic artworks from the museum’s collection installed in Copley Township, Ellet, Middlebury and West Akron & Sherbondy Hill. Visitors have taken pictures with the artwork, posted their selfies online and tagged them by using #InsideOutAkron and #InsideOutUSA to connect their personal experiences with their circle of friends, family and even other participating cities. One of our Akronites, @TistheSeasonTV, even won the National Insta-Meet Photo Contest juried from Instagram participants in the other Inside|Out cities, Charlotte, Detroit, Philadelphia and Miami.

Through October 31, 2017, Akron Art Museum and the four partnering communities invite you to join in on the events and art workshops connected with Inside|Out. All artwork locations are open to the public. Special events and details can be found online by accessing our website and clicking the neighborhood icon you would like to visit. Once there, you will find a list of community and Akron Art Museum sponsored events to choose from. Each neighborhood is hosting a combination of events, including activities like an interactive photo-booth, an artist-led workshop, and a guided tour. Patrons at the recent Summit County Historical Society’s Family Fun Day at the John Brown House & Gardens and the Simon Perkins Mansion enjoyed taking part in the dress-up opportunity and photo booth. Toward the end of the project, a community-wide party held at the museum will welcome all neighbors and community partners to experience the original works of art in the galleries and encourage one final month for viewing the works out in the communities. Travel to all four neighborhoods and collect the Inside|Out stickers from the designated locations. Bring your completed guide to the museum to receive free admission for yourself and one friend through December 31, 2017. Visit our website and stay up to date with community events: akronartmuseum.org/inside-out/ Learn more about the artworks out in the community with the Inside|Out Online Tour. Navigate the map of artwork locations, look at the full list of artworks, and listen to audio narration about the artworks from neighbors, local celebrities and even a famous poet. Start your tour: insideoutakron.oncell.com.

AKRON ART MUSEUM’S INSIDE I OUT COMMUNITY-WIDE pARTy Thursday, September 21 • 6 – 9 pm Celebrate community and culture at the Inside|Out Community-Wide pARTy at the Akron Art Museum. Community leaders, business owners and residents of Copley Township, West Akron & Sherbondy Hill, Middlebury and Ellet have welcomed reproductions of artworks from the collection into their neighborhoods from May through October 2017 via this community activated art project and we welcome you back in to see the original works of art. Come to the museum to celebrate with your neighbors, learn about happenings in the neighborhoods and experience the originals while they are still on display through the length of the project. The artworks will be up in the museum and on display out in the communities through October 31, 2017. Admission to this party is free and open to the public. Food and treats will be provided. 15 |




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COLLECTION FEATURE: JACKIE WINSOR, #2 COPPER On view in the Sandra L. and Dennis B. Haslinger Family Foundation Galleries Jackie Winsor (born 1941, St. John’s Island, Newfoundland, Canada) assembles sculptures out of unexpected components. She prefers organic materials such as rope, hemp, branches and logs or building supplies like concrete, nails and bricks.

Installation schematic for #2 Copper and installation documentation from the 1980s.

Not one to shy away from difficult physical work, Winsor constructs her minimalist geometric forms through repetitive manual labor. For #2 Copper, the artist built a grid out of 36 narrow pieces of wood, arranged in three sections of concentric squares. She wrapped each intersection with #2 industrial copper wire, forming 72 balls. As a child, Winsor assisted her father as he built their family home. Both her youthful construction experience and her college education in painting informed this process. “As a painter I was very interested in drawing, so when I was working on sculptural shapes I was thinking of them as drawings, you know: a line goes around and around and around and around,” Winsor remarked. “Part of how I thought of these early pieces is you just make the form full and fatter and fatter and fatter until you’ve built a shape, much like we build a house: more bricks, more bricks, more bricks.” Winsor introduced winding, a handiwork traditionally associated with soft, domestic materials such as yarn, to rough construction materials that are typically associated with masculinity. The result is a union of masculine and feminine sensibilities. Her slow and meticulous fabrication process is integral to the meaning of the finished works; labor imbues the sculpture with the memory of her physical actions. With her emphasis on the physical qualities and metaphorical associations of her materials, Winsor shares a kinship with many artists participating in Heavy Metal, on display in the Isroff Gallery. Weighing approximately 2,000 pounds (or one ton), #2 Copper is a challenging artwork to install. First, a forklift or heavy-duty pallet jack is used to move the sculpture on a pallet to its desired location in the gallery. Exhibition technicians then slide three padded braces with a U-shaped key through the interior legs of the sculpture. Without the additional support, #2 Copper would collapse under its own weight. The sculpture is then lifted with a chain hoist and gantry. The pallet is removed from underneath and the artwork is lowered to the floor. z Theresa Bembnister, Associate Curator Jackie Winsor, #2 Copper, 1976, wood and copper, 34 1/2 x 51 x 51 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Purchased, by exchange, with funds from Mr. and Mrs. Raymond C. Firestone 1983.4









































BOARD MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: TIM QUINE How did you first become involved with the Akron Art Museum? About 15-20 years ago I served on a three-member committee (myself, local entrepreneur Mike Owen and the museum communications director at the time, whose name escapes me) to pick the bands for Downtown at Dusk. Since I also was a member of The Wanda Hunt Band, we always picked my band first! My sister Mary Auerbach and her husband Chuck were good friends with Barbara Tannenbaum [former Chief Curator], so I gained some insights into the museum and exhibits through conversations with her and her husband Mark Soppeland. And we often brought our two daughters down to play in the basement during those Thursday night concerts. What do you enjoy most about being a member of the museum? Gaining a greater appreciation of contemporary art… Hearing Mark Masuoka [Executive Director and CEO] and Jan Driesbach [former Chief Curator] talk about the artists’ rich backstories… Making more regular visits to the museum to take in new exhibits… Getting to know other board members and what they appreciate the most about the museum and its role in the community… I’m just getting started, actually! What would you want others to know about the Akron Art Museum? It’s a regional treasure that can lay claim to some truly world-class works of art by Chuck Close, Claes Oldenberg, Robert Glenn Ketchum, Mark Rothko, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol and on and on… But mainly, it’s a pretty cool place to hang with family and friends. If you think of yourself as creative in any way/shape/form, then there are few better ways to get inspired than to spend some time at the museum. Aside from seeing the amazing art and architecture, the museum really offers an experience to touch everyone’s interests. I’m looking forward to events and music in the garden this summer—it’s a perfect evening for everyone. What would you like to see happen for the museum in the future? More community outreach. I love the InsideIOut program—a great way to bring the museum experience to people who otherwise wouldn’t consider visiting. I’d like to see more of that, as well as more special events in the museum’s atrium and outdoors in the garden.

STAFF SPOTLIGHT ELLEN RUDOLPH, CHIEF CURATOR The Akron Art Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Ellen Rudolph to the position of chief curator. Rudolph was identified as a leading candidate from a shortlist of several nationally prominent curators and art professionals for her leadership, curatorial experience, and her understanding of the intersection of arts and culture in Northeast Ohio with national and global perspectives in the art world. Rudolph rejoins the Akron Art Museum after a successful tenure as executive director of the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, where she doubled the museum’s attendance in the space of three years. Through her leadership, the museum also raised its profile through programs, community partnerships, marketing and exhibitions, including Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann (2016), organized by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in collaboration with the Mossad and Beit Hatfutsot – the Museum of the Jewish People, and Violins of Hope, organized by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage (2015-16). “I am thrilled to return to the Akron Art Museum and look forward to pursuing an ambitious and innovative exhibition program,” Rudolph said. “The museum offers amazing opportunities to engage the community with art, and I am excited to work again with the fantastic collection and the museum’s great staff while raising the museum’s regional and national profile.” 23 |


Photo by Gena Page

2017 AKRON ART MUSEUM AUCTION RAISES OVER $250,000 SUPPORTING GREAT ART IN AKRON The 2017 Annual Auction benefiting the Akron Art Museum was held on Saturday, June 10th at the Akron Art Museum, raising over $250,000 in support of the museum’s exhibition, education and community programming. The sellout crowd of more than 200 attendees began the evening with a stroll through the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden, enjoyed classical music as they browsed over 80 silent auction items, and a tour of the galleries including the collection exhibition Serial Intent. “This year’s auction celebrated everything the Akron Art Museum means to this city. A gathering such as this demonstrates the power of the arts in Akron. The financial support generated on this single night helps us continue our mission of enriching the lives of residents near and far with creative experiences featuring world-class modern and contemporary art,” said Executive Director and CEO Mark Masuoka. Photos by Shane Wynn Photography

The support provided by the museum’s largest annual fundraiser will help continue the museum’s ability to present the finest modern and contemporary art, provide creative community-building programming and support the vital arts community in Summit County. Masuoka also stated, “Special thanks goes out to our presenting sponsor The Lehner Family Foundation and our platinum sponsors Cohen & Co. and McMillen Family Companies for their leadership in making this night possible.”

PRESENTING SPONSOR The Lehner Family Foundation PLATINUM SPONSORS Cohen & Company McMillen Family Companies Spice Catering Co. Jeff and Lisa Bruno GOLD PATRONS FirstEnergy Foundation Myrna Berzon The Leidich Family Sequoia Financial Group Stephen E. Myers SILVER PATRONS B+B Cleaners Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC Don Joseph Toyota Dianne and Herb Newman Mr. & Mrs. George W. Daverio, Jr. Fifth Third Bank Huntington Bank Nancy O’Dell David and Jillian Pelland Value Based Solutions, LLC HONORARY PATRONS Ameriprise Financial Berlin Family Foundation, Inc. Francis Yates Bittle Bober Markey Fedorovich Andrea & Ray Bologna Broadleaf Partners Dana Pulk Dikinson Drew & Laura Engles GOJO Industries Judge Kathryn Michael Rory & Dedee O’Neil

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SPECIAL EVENTS AT AKRON ART MUSEUM The 57-foot-tall Crystal encompasses the Beatrice Knapp McDowell Grand Lobby—a contemporary art space with both an indoor and outdoor feel. Whether planning a special event, wedding or corporate retreat, the Akron Art Museum offers the very best, blending modern extravagance with distinguished class and service. NEW! The Bud and Susie Rogers Garden, a beautiful, innovative one-acre garden, heightens any outdoor event experience. The combination of beautiful civic green space and a covered terrace nuzzled alongside the open-contemporary beauty of the Akron Art Museum provides unsurpassed distinction and flexibility for your entire event planning needs.



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OUR SERVICES & STAFF Our special events team is ready to assist you with customizing your event. Combine your corporate event with a tour of our collection, or add a unique outdoor feel to your ideal urban wedding—our team can bring your dreams to life. Select from a wide variety of events that include, but are not limited to: • Wedding ceremonies and receptions • Seated dinners • Holiday parties • Cocktail receptions • Luncheons • Photo sessions • Presentations, films, lectures and panel discussions Choose from our list of approved caterers who will provide you with a variety of menus and excellent service to accommodate your individual style and budget. Event rentals also include a museum event supervisor, security service, janitorial services and ample time for your caterer and vendors to set up prior to your event and to clean up afterward.



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The asymmetrical steel-and-glass structure is easily configured to accommodate small, intimate gatherings or large, elaborate receptions. Be immersed in the beauty of our world-renowned architecture and contemporary art collection. Experience the changing light and shadow play of endless viewing angles as the lights of the city become visible with the setting sun. • More than 7,000 square feet • Seated dinners for up to 300 guests • Cocktail/standing receptions for up to 500 people • Dramatic grand staircase • Easy access to Charles and Jane Lehner Auditorium, Northern Ohio Golf Charities Terrace, and the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden.

CHARLES AND JANE LEHNER AUDITORIUM Ideal for presentations and performances, the Lehner Auditorium has seating for 160 guests. Our audiovisual team will provide setup to accommodate your needs.

NORTHERN OHIO GOLF CHARITIES TERRACE Enjoy an afternoon luncheon, evening cocktails, or dance the night away in this outdoor, urban venue. Seated dining accommodates 100 guests; standing room for 150 guests

BUD AND SUSIE ROGERS GARDEN The garden’s flexible component spaces allow you to design and stage elegant events against the dramatic backdrops of the art museum and downtown Akron. The plaza and the green can accommodate up to 300 guests each. Or, stage an intimate event in the garden’s Art Oasis, a beautiful space that can host up to 50 guests

CONTACT US Akron Art Museum’s experienced event staff can answer your questions and guide you through planning your event. If you have questions, would like to inquire about availability or pricing or want to arrange a private tour of the venue, contact Senior Event Manager Colleen Iacianci at 330.376.9186 x214 or email at ciacianci@AkronArtMuseum.org.

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT RON AND ANN ALLAN How long have you been members of the Akron Art Museum? We have been members for more than 25 years. How frequently do you visit the Akron Art Museum? Traditionally for pure enjoyment of art we have visited the museum with each change of show or exhibit, but we visit more frequently now, about twice a month. As a board member and as a lawyer, I visited the museum in other capacities, to participate in committee meetings and meetings to deal with the ever-evolving changes to the structure of the museum as it adjusts to new activities and programs to remain the cutting-edge leader of art and culture in the Akron community. What benefit of Membership do you appreciate the most and why? What I have enjoyed most are the Director’s Circle events that put me in contact with other art-interested members of the Akron Community. Together we learn of new content in the museum and the efforts of the museum to present it to the public. I also have enjoyed the Downtown@Dusk summer concerts. They bring a broad range of diverse people to the museum, many of them for the first time. Thursday nights in the beautiful Bud and Susie Rogers Garden have children turning somersaults, while adults listen, and some dance, to the music of the week. The music is as diverse—reggae to rock to country—as the audiences that come to hear it. How has the Akron Art Museum impacted you? It has made me grow as a person and inspired in me an interest in art whenever and wherever I find it. Art is everywhere around us. It is up to us to discern it, appreciate it and let it enrich our lives. Photo by Shane Wynn Photography Are there particular works of art in the collection or programs that are special to you? Ones that feature local artists and people we know in other settings. The works and constructions of Hudson-based La Wilson are a prime example of art produced from unique but ordinary objects and materials assembled in forms that delight and startle the viewer. Why do you feel the Akron Art Museum is important—for individuals, families, communities? The Akron Art Museum reaches out to the community and draws people into the museum and into the art—inspiring relationships with one another—such as with Downtown@Dusk.


Join the Akron Art Museum as a MEMBER today Art Works Business Memberships also available. Share the joy of LIVE CREATIVE with your employees today!

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Your membership supports the Akron Art Museum in its mission to enrich lives through modern and contemporary art. Memberships begin at just $50 for individuals and $75 for families. • Unlimited Free Admission • Free Parking • Discounts in Shop and Café • Access to Exclusive Art Experiences And for those culture seekers wanting more, we have memberships that provide national reciprocal museum privileges, invitations to member-only experiences and much much more! Join today! For yourself or as a gift by calling Jeneé Garlando at 330.376.9186 x222 or by visiting akronartmuseum.org/memberships.

LEAVE A LEGACY Remembering the Akron Art Museum in your estate plan is an important consideration. You have experienced visually stunning art at the Akron Art Museum, enjoyed curator-led tours, joined us for opening celebrations and spent quality time with friends and family in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. You have the ability to make all of this possible for future generations. Will you help us? The Akron Art Museum Advancement team is ready to help you with the details of making a legacy gift. Gift types include Appreciated Securities, Bequests, Charitable Gift Annuities, Trusts, Insurance, Real Estate and more. Please contact Bryan de Boer, Director of Advancement at bdeboer@akronartmuseum.org or 330.376.9186 x215 today. In all cases, please consult your financial advisor regarding the gift type that is right for you.

OUR MISSION: To enrich lives through modern and contemporary art. In fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017), our success was demonstrated with a nearly 40% increase in museum visits, a record number of tours and works on view from our collection, as well as working with our largest number of community partners.

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We believe that art is for everyone



Collection Works On View Sharing the art of our time and exploring the creative process

Tour Participants Serving a diverse community, one relationship at a time


Community Partners Engaging with business, artists and organizations

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ART WORKS BUSINESS MEMBER SPOTLIGHT STAR PRINTING COMPANY The Lauck Family Field: Printing City: Akron What made you decide to have your business become an Art Works Business Member? As Akron natives, we have worked with and visited the Akron Art Museum for more than 30 years. We appreciate everything the museum offers Akron and the surrounding communities, especially for our youth. We welcomed the opportunity to become Art Works business members and to extend membership to our employees. How frequently do you visit the Akron Art Museum? Several of our employees are frequent visitors and we hope that more employees will take advantage of this opportunity. What benefit of Art Works Business Membership do you appreciate the most and why? The opportunity for our employees and their families to visit the museum. Lynda Lauck Moore, Bob Lauck, Vicki Lauck and Paul Lauck, Photo by Shane Wynn Photography How has the Akron Art Museum impacted your business? Partnering with the museum opened the door to our business membership and the perks for our employees.

What role do you see the Akron Art Museum playing in the community? The museum and the program it provides offer a fit for everyone. It awakens the imagination! Do you have a story or memory that you would like to share about the Akron Art Museum? Recently an employee came to work with his admission band still on his wrist…nice.

ART WORKS 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 worldclass 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; Amer Insurance; Best Commercial Energy Services, Inc.; BPI Information Systems; Brennan, Manna & Diamond, LLC; Central Graphics & Signs; Dominion Energy; Emery Electric, Inc.; FirstEnergy; Grants Plus; Harwick Standard; Josh the Window Cleaner & Janitorial; Myers School of Art; Ohio CAT; Oldham Company, LLC; Printing Concepts; S.A. Comunale, Co. Inc.; Securitec One, Inc.; Star Printing Company, Inc.; The J.M. Smucker Company and TKM in demonstrating support for the arts in our community. Join online at AkronArtMuseum.org/memberships or call Senior 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 as of August 14, 2017:

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE SILVER - $1,500 Ms. Valerie Mader

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE $1,000 James M. Woods

CULTURE CLUB - $500 Dr. and Mrs. Mark Auburn Lisa & Dan Lebovitz Mr. William C. Pepple and Dr. Nancy Ryland

MODERN CONTEMPORIES - $250 Ms. Nancy Brennan

ART WORKS BUSINESS PARTNER BPI Information Systems Dominion Energy Ohio Grants Plus Harwick Standard Josh the Window Cleaner & Janitorial Oldham Company, LLC

ART ADVOCATE - $150 Mr. & Mrs. Mark Adamczyk Molly Becker Mr. Bill Boyett Nicole Bratt Karen Dyer Mrs. Henrietta Glaus

Mrs. and Mrs. Franklin C. Harrah Mr. Craig Leonard and Mrs. Lisa Gilgenbach Ms. Marlene L. Miller and Mr. Ms. Jo Ann Oelschlager David Pryor Mr. Carter & Mrs. Miriam Ray Mrs. Judith Salamon Mrs. Patsy Simons Mr. and Mrs. John S. Steinhauer Ms. Nancy Williams Ms. Laurel Winters and Mr. Bill Jordan

ART HOUSE - $75 Matthew & Elyssa Auster Klein Ms. Carolyn Behrman James Brindza John Connery Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Dimauro Elizabeth Doney Carolyn Garfinkle Stacy Klemme & Michael Conley Mr. Stephen Knittel Ms. Mary Jo Lockshin Cynthia Mack Ms. Eileen Matias Kevin Moeller Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Murphy Ms. Melissa Olson Marvin & Brenda Pflaum Jessica Risaliti Jeff and Diane Row Corbett Teter

Mindy Webb Stefanie L. Workman

ART ENTHUSIAST - $50 Gerri Bowen Amy Casey Danielle J. DeAngelis Darryl Finney Mr. Mark Giangaspero Ms. Cheryl A. Grimm Carolynn Herman Elizabeth Jones Regina Kane Molly Kometiani Kevin Kotaska Toni Mervine Rebekah Nilges Laura Nolle Dana Oldfather Susan Ridgeway Lois Rudgers Craig Thompson Regina Wilson

ART SEEKER - $25 Corinne Bako Melissa Casebere Glenn Hartong Daniel Nabelek Patricia Nuspl Walt Wang Bethany Wells Jennifer Wells

Photos by Shane Wynn Photography.

The Akron Art Museum extends its sincere appreciation to the following funders for their generous support this year as of August 14, 2017: Acme Fresh Market Akrochem Corporation Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Community Foundation Akron Garden Club Akron Legacy & Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community Board of Akron Allan Family Fund of Akron Community Foundation Amer Insurance Ameriprise Financial Apple Growth Partners aroundKent Magazine Au Bon Climat Winery Audio Technica US Inc. B+B Cleaners Bank Of America Charitable Foundation Barberton Community Foundation Bemis Company, Inc. Berlin Family Foundation Myrna Berzon Best Commercial Energy Services Frances Yates Bittle Bober, Markey, Fedorovich & Co. BPI Information Systems Brennan, Manna & Diamond, LLC Broadleaf Partners, LLC Brockman, Coats, Gedelian, & Company Brouse McDowell Bruce and Erica Greer Family Foundation Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP Burton D. Morgan Foundation Central Graphics & Signs Charles E. & Mabel M. Ritchie Memorial Foundation

Chipotle Mexican Grill Cleveland Clinic-Akron General Medical Center Cohen & Company, CPAs Mr. & Mrs. George W. Daverio, Jr. Dana Pulk Dickinson Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation Don Joseph Toyota EarthQuaker Devices Edible Cleveland Edwin J. Thomas Foundation Emery Electric, Inc. Drew and Laura Engles Fifth Third Bank FirstEnergy Foundation FirstMerit Bank GAR Foundation Gertrude F. Orr Trust Advised Fund/ACF GOJO Industries Grants Plus Herbert and Dianne Newman Fund of Akron Community Foundation Hilton Garden Inn – Akron Huntington National Bank John A. McAlonan Fund John P. Murphy Foundation John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Joseph G. and Sally A. Miller Family Foundation Josh the Window Cleaner & Janitorial Kathy Moses Salem Philanthropic Fund of Akron Community Foundation Kenneth L. Calhoun Charitable Trust KeyBank Laura R. & Lucian Q. Moffitt Foundation

Leadership Akron Lisle M. Buckingham Endowment Fund of ACF M. G. O’Neil Foundation Mary and Dr. George L. Demetros Charitable Trust McMillen Family Companies Merryweather Family Fund of Akron Community Foundation Judge Kathryn Michael Mirapaul Foundation MoJo Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland Myers School of Art Stephen E. Myers National Endowment for the Arts Northern Ohio Golf Charities Foundation Nancy O’Dell Ohio Arts Council Ohio CAT Olin Partnership, LTD. OMNOVA Solutions Foundation Oldham Company, LLC PNC Printing Concepts, Inc. R.C. and Katharine Musson Charitable Foundation Ray Bertolini Trucking Co. Rebecca D. and William H. Considine Family Fund of Akron Community Foundation Richard and Alita Rogers Family Foundation Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation

S.A. Comunale Company, Inc. Samuel Reese Willis Foundation Securitec One, Inc. Sequoia Financial Group Shaw Memorial Fund-ACF Sisler McFawn Foundation Star Printing Co., Inc. Stratos Wealth Partners Summa Health System Summit Management Services, INC. The C. Blake, Jr. and Beatrice K. McDowell Foundation The Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation The J.M. Smucker Company The Jacquelyn Derrow and Steven Kutnick Charitable Fund The Lehner Family Foundation The Leidich Family The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation The Sandra L. & Dennis B. Haslinger Family Foundation The Smithers Group, Inc. The Welty Family Foundation TKM Print Solutions Tramonte Distributing Co. Value Based Solutions Welty Building Company Ltd. Western Reserve Public Media

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Photos 1–3, 8, 14–15 and 20 by Chris Rutan Photography. Photos 4–7, 9–11, 13, 16, 18–19, 21, 23–28 and 30 by Shane Wynn Photography. Photos 12, 17, 22 and 29 by Fitzwater Photography.



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