September E-newsletter

In This Issue:

Sunday Sampler

Sunday, September 4
11 am 5 pm

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Lecture: Megumi Sasaki

Thursday, September 8
6:30 pm

Museum Book Club: An Object of Beauty

Thursday, September 15
6 pm

ArtBlooms!Kaleidoscope 2011

Thursday, September 22 - Sunday, September 25

Annual Meeting and Paul Stankard Preview

Tuesday, September 27
5:30 pm, doors open at 5 pm

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Art Blooms! Kaleidoscope 2011

September 22 - 25, 2011

Akron Art Museum paintings, sculptures and several of Paula Nadelstern’s Kaleidoscope Quilts will come to life in the form of flowers. Highlights will include 20 highly artistic floral designs inspired by works on exhibition at the museum, arrayed throughout the galleries. In addition, there will be 25 classes of seasonal cut horticultural specimens from local gardens, plus potted plants, topiaries, edibles, container gardens and miniature landscapes, displayed in the Beatrice Knapp McDowell Grand Lobby.

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Annual Meeting and Paul Stankard Glass Preview

This year’s annual meeting, on Tuesday, September 27, offers a thrilling members exclusive. Witness the unveiling of a major gift to the Akron Art Museum from Cleveland collectors Mike and Annie Belkin of glass sculpture and paperweights by Paul Stankard. Meet the donors and artist who created these stunning simulations of plants and flowers from molten glass.

Akron Art Museum doors open at 5 pm for the 5:15 pm unveiling. The annual meeting and Artist Talk at 5:30 will be followed by a reception and book signing.

Non-member guests must join to attend. To learn more information regarding the benefits of an Akron Art Museum membership, please see

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Detroit Disassembled: Photographs by Andrew Moore opens at Queens Museum of Art

Detroit Disassembled: Photographs by Andrew Moore, organized by the Akron Art Museum, will be on view August 28, 2011-January 15, 2012 at the Queens Museum of Art in New York City. To see the full page New York Times exhibition preview by Mike Rubin please follow the link: In addition to the national attention the exhibition has received, the exhibition book "Detroit Disassembled" is now in its third printing and essayist Philip Levine was recently named the Poet Laureate of the United States. "Detroit Disassembled" is available for purchase in the Museum Store.

This exhibition is organized by the Akron Art Museum and made possible by a major gift from Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell with additional support from the John A. McAlonan Fund of Akron Community Foundation. The accompanying publication is underwritten by Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell with additional funding from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation.

Kaleidoscope Quilts: The Art of Paula Nadelstern

On view through October 2, 2011

Are you amazed by the images produced by kaleidoscopes? Curious how artist Paula Nadelstern translates kaleidoscopes into fabric masterpieces? Come enjoy Paula Nadelstern's kaleidoscope quilts in the Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries at the Akron Art Museum. Nadelstern's quilts appear more as abstract paintings in fabric than traditional quilts.You also have the unique chance to see one-of-a-kind contemporary and antique kaleidoscopes that inspired her

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The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Ohio

On view through October 2, 2011

Visit The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Ohio and discover how a librarian and a postal clerk amassed and eventually disseminated such an important art collection. Award-winning filmmaker Megumi Sasaki, whose film Herb and Dorothy aired on PBS stations across the country and is currently playing in the museum’s Shaw Video Box, will give a free lecture on Thursday, September 8, at 6:30 pm.

Seating is available on a first-come, first-seated basis in the Lehner Auditorium.

Herb and Dorothy is available for purchase in the Museum Store.

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On view through October 23, 2011

For centuries painters, sculptors and more recently, photographers have used flowers as muses. Flora, on view at the Akron Art Museum until October 23 surveys the different approaches photographers have used to depict the irresistible subject.

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