January E-Newsletter

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Holiday Hours

Museum closed New Year's Day - normal hours resume on January 2 for Sunday Sampler!

Sunday Sampler

Sunday, January 2,
11 am - 5 pm

Enjoy free admission into the galleries on the first Sunday of every month, including entrance to the exhibitions Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present and Culture Revolution: Contemporary Chinese Paintings from the Allen Memorial Art Museum, as part of Sunday Sampler (a joint initiative between the museum, downtown library and Summit Artspace).

The Akron-Summit County Public Library will be open from 1 – 5 pm. In the Special Collections Department, the Getting Started in Family History exhibit will be on display. There will also be Crafts to Go in the 3rd floor Teen Division, as well as Story Time Sampler in the Children’s Library at 2 pm. For more information visit www.akronlibrary.org or call 330.643.9000.

Summit Artspace will be open from 1 – 5 pm and will feature an exhibition of paintings and artwork by Akron Society of Artists members. Artist demonstrations will also take place between 1 – 3 pm. For more information visit www.summitartspace.org or call 330.376.8480.

Free Film Screening: David Wojnarowicz’s "A Fire in My Belly"

Thursday, January 6,
6:30 pm

The Akron Art Museum will present a free screening of David Wojnarowicz’s A Fire in My Belly on Thursday, January 6 at 6:30 pm in the Charles and Jane Lehner Auditorium. The museum joins numerous cultural institutions across the country in screening the controversial video, in order to draw attention to censorship issues and to create a community dialogue about the roles of artists, museums and government funding for culture. A moderated audience discussion will follow, led by artist and critic Dan Tranberg.

For more information call 330.376.9186 x230.

Rock, Paper, Scissors: Teen Council Drop-In Event

Thursday, January 13,
5 - 7:30 pm

Come rock out with the museum's Teen Council! This fun and exciting drop-in day inspired by Who Shot Rock will feature free gallery admission for local high school students, as well as a hands-on art project. Explore zines and comics created by the Council, mix and mingle with local teens and find out how to become a part of the group. Call 330.376.9186 x230 for more information.

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

On View through January 23, 2011

Don't miss the exhibition critics and visitors alike are raving about!

"Think of it as a big, exclusive party attended by Tina Turner, Mick Jagger, Bono, Madonna, John Lennon and Elvis Presley — with Richard Avedon, Annie Leibowitz and Diane Arbus taking pictures," says the Canton Repository.

"The photo exhibition presents a very different portrait of rock -- one that captures a range of emotions and experiences, on and off the stage...Even if you didn't make it to the concert, this show is worth a listen and a look," says John Petkovic of The Plain Dealer.

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Who Shot Rock Related Programming

Free Concert

Mr. Speed, a KISS Tribute Band
Thursday, January 20, 6:30 pm

Who doesn't love a band that performs in full 1976-77 era KISS makeup and costume? Help Who Shot Rock close out with a bang as you join the KISS Army along with Mr. Speed, one of America's finest KISS tributes. You'll want to rock and roll all night - or at least until the museum closes!

Bring your cameras and wear your best KISS gear. This event is FREE and open to the public. Cash bar.

Western Reserve PBS Documentary

Click above to watch or visit www.WesternReservePBS.org

Monet's Wisteria Now On View!

Museum visitors have the rare privilege of viewing Claude Monet’s Wisteria in the C. Blake McDowell, Jr. Gallery through February 11, 2011.

On loan from the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College, the painting hangs amongst other Impressionist masterpieces, including two Frederick Frieseke works located on the adjoining wall.

Don't miss your chance to see Monet in Akron!

Image Credit: Claude Monet, Wisteria (Glycines), ca. 1919-20, oil on canvas, 59 x 78 7/8 in., R. T. Miller, Jr. Fund, 1960 AMAM 1960.5

2011 FUZE! Concert Series

Fueled in large part by a generous grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the museum and Tuesday Musical Association present a third season of FUZE! that expands the outreach component of the popular concert series, with the intent of fostering the next generation of adventurous chamber music lovers. Through special tickets to the FUZE! performances, interactive assemblies and master class sessions in schools, this year's line-up of world-class, classically trained musicians testing new musical frontiers will engage local university, secondary and middle school students on a whole new level.

Don't miss your chance to be delighted and inspired by this year's incredible series. Each performance takes place in the intimate setting of the museum's 160-seat Lehner Auditorium and is followed by a cash-bar cocktail reception with the performers in the McDowell Grand Lobby.

2011 Schedule

Tracy Silverman and Three-Part Invention
Friday, February 11, 6:30 pm

Alfredo Rodriguez Jazz Trio
Friday, March 4, 6:30 pm

ETHEL and Native American Flutist Robert Mirabal
Thursday, April 14, 6:30 pm

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

On View through 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: Zeng Fanzhi, Wang Guangyi, Shen Jiawei and Hung Liu. Political Pop meets expressionism, realism, history and nostalgia in these lush, poetic paintings on loan from the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College.

ArtTalk: Ohio State Professor and Chinese Art Historian Julia Andrews discusses Culture Revolution
Thursday, January 27, 6:30 pm

A specialist in Chinese painting and modern Chinese art, Julia Andrews will bring further meaning to the paintings featured in Culture Revolution. Andrews is author of "Painters and Politics in the People's Republic of China," which won the Joseph Levenson Prize of the Association for Asian Studies for the best book of the year on modern China. Free to the public with first-come, first-served seating available in the Auditorium.

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