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ArtWorks BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP SPOTLIGHT

Andy Rock Fine Art Services

Andy Rock, Owner

What prompted your business to support the Akron Art Museum?

Access to great art is very important. I wish more businesses would become supporters of the Museum.

How has the Museum impacted your business?

We work with Stephanie Petcavage, Chris Ross, and Zach Repphun on a regular basis. We enjoy helping them make the Museum’s installations a success.

Why is the Museum important for your employees and the community?

I worked at the Cleveland Museum of Art for twenty-six years, so I saw firsthand how children are impacted by art museums. When they start participating early in life, they will keep coming back. It’s important to go to the museum and not just look at art on a computer or on social media. My daughter and granddaughter visit the Museum regularly and love it!

Are particular works in the collection or in certain exhibitions special to you?

The reinstallation of the permanent galleries for the 100th Anniversary show was the first major shuffle of objects in fifteen years. It was nice to see and work again with objects like the El Anatsui and the Lee Bontecou that we had helped install at the Transformer Station’s 2015 exhibition CHOICE: Contemporary Art from the Akron Art Museum. Also, Claes Oldenburg’s Inverted Q had been off view and was restored and brought back in February 2008. We worked with the Museum’s preparators and Arnie Tunstall to rig it and install it in the main lobby. It was the crowning achievement for the reopening, and we were happy to be involved. We crated the Kristen Cliffel ceramic cupcakes for the Snack show that traveled throughout the U.S. a few years ago. Many people don’t realize that when museums create a traveling show, they try to tap into some of the best examples of certain artists or genres, and the Akron Art Museum has a very fine and respected collection. If the handling and crating are top-notch and it’s safe to lend an object to a traveling show, people from all over can enjoy Akron’s collection in person without coming here.

Do you have a story or memory to share?

We were involved in moving all the big, heavy components of Mark di Suvero’s massive steel Eagle Wheel two or three times before it was restored a few years ago. After the restoration, we worked with the Norris Brothers Company and Joe Walton to install the sculpture in its present location outside the Museum. It was probably the most labor-intensive outdoor rigging job we ever worked on. The huge parts, which could have easily crushed someone if a mistake was made, all had to be craned into place and bolted together—keeping in mind that we couldn’t scratch the new paint job! My four-year-old granddaughter was an observer that day, and now whenever she visits the Museum for art classes, she points to the sculpture and says, “My papa put that there!”

ArtWorks Business Member

(2-49 Employees)

$500

Free admission, discounts in the shop and cafe, and more.

  • Free admission for employees.
  • Recognition in the museum’s quarterly publication for one year.
  • Listing on the museum’s website.
  • Opportunity for a “Company Day” at the Akron Art Museum.*
  • Discount for employees to upgrade to family memberships.
  • A 25% discount on any facility rental at the Akron Art Museum.**
  • 10% discount for employees in the café and museum shop.

*“Company Day” is during regular Akron Art Museum hours. Additional costs may apply.
**Discounted facility rental is for event space only. Additional costs may apply. This benefit applies to a corporate event only and is non-transferable.

ArtWorks Business Member

(50-99 Employees)

$1,000

Free admission, recognition in publications, discounts in the shop and cafe, and more.

  • Free admission for employees.
  • Recognition in the museum’s quarterly publication for one year.
  • Listing on the museum’s website.
  • Opportunity for a “Company Day” at the Akron Art Museum.*
  • Discount for employees to upgrade to family memberships.
  • A 25% discount on any facility rental at the Akron Art Museum.**
  • 10% discount for employees in the café and museum shop.

*“Company Day” is during regular Akron Art Museum hours. Additional costs may apply.
**Discounted facility rental is for event space only. Additional costs may apply. This benefit applies to a corporate event only and is non-transferable.

ArtWorks Business Member

(100-499 Employees)

$2,500

Free admission, recognition in publications, discounts in the shop and cafe, and more.

  • Free admission for employees.
  • Invitations to your CEO to our special Director’s Circle and Member only events.
  • Listing on the museum’s website.
  • Recognition in the museum’s quarterly publication for one year.
  • Opportunity for a “Company Day” at the Akron Art Museum.*
  • Discount for employees to upgrade to family memberships.
  • A 25% discount on any facility rental at the Akron Art Museum.**
  • 10% discount for employees in the café and museum shop.

*“Company Day” is during regular Akron Art Museum gallery hours. Additional costs may apply.
**Discounted or free facility rental is for event space only. Additional costs may apply. This benefit applies to a corporate event only and is non-transferable.

ArtWorks Business Member

(500+ Employees)

$5,000

Free admission, facility rental, recognition in publications, discounts, and more.

  • Free admission for employees.
  • Invitations to your CEO to our special Director’s Circle and Member only events.
  • Listing on the museum’s website.
  • Recognition in the museum’s quarterly publication for one year.
  • Opportunity for a “Company Day” at the Akron Art Museum.*
  • Discount for employees to upgrade to family memberships.
  • A 25% discount on any facility rental at the Akron Art Museum.**
  • 10% discount for employees in the café and museum shop.

*“Company Day” is during regular Akron Art Museum gallery hours. Additional costs may apply.
**Discounted or free facility rental is for event space only. Additional costs may apply. This benefit applies to a corporate event only and is non-transferable.