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Inside|Out Pop Up Caroling

For Release: Dec. 22, 2014

Pop-Up Caroling Performance at the Inside|Out Artwork on Main Street

Akron, Ohio – Carolers dressed in 1930s period outdoor attire performed Christmas songs at the “Winter Evening” artwork, located across the street from the historic Akron Civic Theatre and Lock 3 on Saturday, Dec. 20 at 11:00 a.m. The carolers, from the Actors' Summit Theatre in Akron, performed for about 15 minutes in a festive pop-up performance to celebrate the museum's Inside|Out project, the holiday season, and activities in downtown and Lock 3. Several passersby and staff from the museum enjoyed “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing,” “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas,” “Good King Wenceslas” and other carols. A handful of motorists even stopped to listen. To the delight of all, the performance was capped by an impromptu visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.
“Winter Evening” was painted c.1932 by Raphael Gleitsmann, who lived much of his life in Akron. The painting features a bustling downtown Akron scene, and some of the buildings pictured are still standing today, including the FirstMerit Tower. The high-quality reproduction of Gleitsmann's original painting was installed on a spot across the street from the Akron Civic Theatre, near where the artist would have stood when envisioning the painting. The installation is a preview of the museum's Inside|Out project, which will place high quality reproductions of artwork from the museum's collection in unexpected and inspiring places in the community in the spring and summer.

About the Akron Art Museum
The Akron Art Museum, dedicated to enriching lives through modern and contemporary art, showcases regional, national and international art created since 1850. The museum’s collection is presented in a spectacular facility designed by Viennese architectural firm Coop Himmelb(l)au and includes over 5,000 works of art, with a strong focus on contemporary painting, sculpture and photography. Nearly a dozen exhibitions each year present prominent artists in various media including painting, sculpture, photography, video, design and glass.

In addition to its ever-changing collection and exhibitions, the museum offers many opportunities to live creative through programs that include films and video, lectures, workshops, tours, concerts, and public art projects.

About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. Knight Foundation invests in ideas and projects that can lead to transformational change. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit

Museum Information
Address: One South High, Akron, OH 44308
Tel: 330.376.9185
Fax: 330.376.1180
Gallery, Store and iQcafé Hours: Wednesday – Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm,
Thursday: 11 am – 9 pm, Closed Monday and Tuesday and all major holidays
Library Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 11 am – 4 pm
Admission: Adult general admission is $7, Student and Senior (65+) general admission is $5, Children (17 and under) are FREE, members are FREE. Gallery admission is FREE every Thursday.

File Download: [ Photo of Carolers by Chris Rutan Photography ]

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Phone: 330.376.9186 x229

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