October E-Newsletter

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Sunday Sampler / Free First Sunday

Sunday, October 3,
11 am - 5 pm

Enjoy free admission into the galleries on the first Sunday of every month, including entrance to the current exhibitions Detroit Disassembled: Photographs by Andrew Moore and Arctic Re-visions: Isaac Julien's True North, as part of Sunday Sampler (a joint initiative between the museum, downtown library and Summit Artspace).

For information on the library's activities, visit www.akronlibrary.org or call 330.643.9000. For Summit Artspace activities, visit www.summitartspace.org or call 330.376.8480.


Members Only! Shopping Day

Saturday, October 9,
11 am - 5 pm

Members will enjoy an extra 5%, 10% or 15% discount in the Museum Store on top of the standard 10% discount for one day only! "Pick a Pencil" to determine your savings. Click here or call 330.376.9186 x280 for more information.


Tuesday Musical Association Concert

Wednesday, October 13, 1 pm

Enjoy a FREE hour-long concert program in the museum's Charles and Jane Lehner Auditorium followed by light refreshments. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information call 330.376.9186 x229.


Trick-or-Treat on South High Street

Thursday, October 21,
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Bring your family for an evening of tricks and treats! Collect goodies on a special museum scavenger hunt, make creepy crafts and show off your best art-inspired costume in a special contest! For costume ideas, click here.  Activities free for members and non-members, but registration is encouraged. REGISTER HERE. Special BOGO gallery admission charge for accompanying adults. For more information call 330.376.9186 x247.


Akron Film presents: The Freakishly Short Animation Festival Rides Again

Thursday, October 28, 7 pm

Enjoy 70 minutes of animated, Halloween-themed independent shorts from around the world. This program is FREE and seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis in the Lehner Auditorium. Seats will fill up so be sure to come early! For more information visit www.akronfilm.com.


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Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present

On View October 23, 2010 -
January 23, 2011

For the first time ever as a major museum exhibition, the story of rock and roll is being told from the perspective of the men and women who not only chronicled the genre, but defined it comprehensively – the photographers.

Acknowledging both their creative and collaborative role in the history of rock music, Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present features 163 photos and eight videos by over 100 photographers and videographers, including Richard Avedon, Anton Corbijin, Diane Arbus, Annie Leibovitz and many more. Organized by the Brooklyn Museum of Art with guest curator Gail Buckland, the exhibition has already toured nationally to outstanding reviews.

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Who Shot Rock & Roll Opening Party

Friday, October 22, 8 - 10 pm

Be the first to see the exhibition of historic rock photography before it officially opens to the public! Come dressed in concert attire or as your favorite rock star - prizes will be awarded for best costumes. Music, food and a cash bar will be provided.

FREE for members (including student members), $10 for non-members and $6 for Western Reserve PBS members. Tickets will be available at the door only. For more information call 330.376.9186.

The Opening Party is sponsored by Smithers Scientific Services.

Image Credit: Barry Feinstein, Fans Looking in Limousine, London, taken 1966, printed 2009, gelatin silver print, 16 x 20 in., © BarryFeinsteinphotography.com


Gail Buckland Lecture
Friday, October 22, 7 pm

Who Shot Rock & Roll curator and photography historian Gail Buckland will help kick off the opening festivities of the exhibition with a lecture and book signing before the Opening Party.

The lecture is FREE for members. Non-members must purchase admission to the opening party to attend the lecture ($10 at the door). Registration is required regardless - click HERE to register.

This lecture is sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council in recognition of National Arts and Humanities month.


Culture Revolution: Contemporary Chinese Paintings from the Allen Memorial Art Museum

On View October 16, 2010 -
February 27, 2011

Culture Revolution offers a sampling of the issues and styles that Chinese artists have addressed in post-Mao China through the work of four internationally renowned artists: Zheng Fanzhi, Wang Guangyi, Shen Jaiwei and Hung Lui. Political Pop meets expressionism, realism, history and nostalgia in these lush, poetic paintings on loan from the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College.

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Grape Expectations!
Wine and Food Tasting

Tuesday, October 26,
6 - 9 pm

Join us for an unforgettable wine and food tasting event in the dramatic Beatrice Knapp McDowell Grand Lobby.

Grape Expectations! will feature a variety of wines, as well as beers and spirits, to suit all tastes. Special guest Heather Burns of 91.3 The Summit will be on hand to serve up music, and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be provided by a variety of area restaurants including:

* Acme Fresh Market Catering
* A Taste of Excellence
* Café Bricco
* The Galaxy
* Hook, Line & Drinkers
* P.F. Chang's
* Robert J. Catering
* Sushi on the Roll
* Vegiterranean
* 3-Point

Tickets are $50 for members and $75 for non-members. Non-members who purchase tickets will automatically receive a one-year green membership to the museum. Purchase tickets online at www.AkronArtMuseum.org/wine or call 330.376.9186 x222. Free parking after 6 pm in the High Street municipal parking garage across the street from the museum.


LAST CHANCE to see Detroit Disassembled and True North!


Arctic Re-visions: Isaac Julien's
True North

On View through
October 3, 2010

The sound and video installation True North (2004) is a journey into the beautiful yet terrifying midst of a sublime continent. Internationally acclaimed British artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien immerses viewers in the haunting landscape of the North Pole, which has seduced scientists, explorers, writers and visual artists since the 19th century.

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Detroit Disassembled: Photographs by Andrew Moore

On View through
October 10, 2010

Andrew Moore’s photographs of the Motor City are sublime—beautiful, operatic in scale and drama, tragic yet offering a glimmer of hope. They are the subject of Detroit Disassembled, an exhibition organized by the Akron Art Museum making its debut here before touring nationally. Detroit, once the epitome of our nation’s industrial wealth and might, has been in decline for almost a half-century.

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