Having a Ball: Costume Drawings by Viktor Schreckengost

Emily Davis Gallery

Cleveland artist Viktor Schreckengost is turning 100 years old on June 26th, and the Akron Art Museum is celebrating!
Viktor is a designer. He created sculptures, toys, bicycles, and even dinnerware! He also created theatrical sets and costumes during the 1930s. In 1939, he designed the costumes for the King, Queen, and royal court of the Akron Rubber Ball, a lavish social event attended by more than 4,000 people.
The costumes have bold bright patterns that represent the four basic elements-earth, fire, air, and water. The patterns also relate to Akron industry and the creation of rubber.
Having a Ball was organized by the Akron Art Museum and presented in cooperation with the Emily Davis Gallery, University of Akron