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A Look Back into the Archives: Downtown@Dusk

By: Alexandra Lynch, Kent State University Practicum Student It’s hard to believe that the Akron Art Museum’s Downtown @ Dusk has just started its 30th season! This season kicked off on Thursday, June 19 with American, Pop artist Anne E. Dechant with Director Mark Masuoka as MC. This year’s Downtown @ Dusk has a diverse line up, ranging from Indie Folk Groove to Old School R&B, and will be taking place Thursdays throughout the summer.Downtown @ Dusk Concert Lineup:June 26         15 60 75 The Numbers Band,

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A Look Back into the Archives: The Akron Art Club

By: Alexandra Lynch, Kent State University Practicum Student Founded in 1915, the Akron Art Club had a membership of 20 people and was organized by Herbert Atkins and Kenneth Nunemaker. The club met once a week and allocated one afternoon a month to outdoor sketching. In 1915 the Akron Art Club started holding exhibitions in various locations around the city, which soon lead way to the idea for an art center. On October 19, 1920, 24 Akron citizens met to explore the possibilities of bringing

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A Look Back Into the Archives: La Wilson

By Alex Lynch, Kent State University Practicum StudentWe’re featuring local artist La Wilson for the second time in our galleries. Her first show, Metaphorical Objects, was at the museum from November 14, 1986 – January 18, 1987, and highlighted the charm and wittiness found in the ordinary, everyday objects of our culture.The examining, collecting, sorting and assembling that is Wilson’s art is evident in her current exhibition, Objects Transformed, on view through September 21, 2014. Interchange and New York Brush, also featured in Metaphorical Objects,

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