Martha Stecher Reed Library

Exciting Changes Coming to the Akron Art Museum’s Martha Stecher Reed Library!

By Ellie Ward, Library & Archives Manager

Take a look at some of the changes in the library – the display case has been removed to allow for a line of sight view of artwork on the back wall. Currently on view is the local artist and former Kent State University Art Professor Brinsley Tyrrell’s work, Flooding, 2011, which is a beautiful composition of glass enamel on steel. 

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New shelves have been put up to display books associated with the current Corbin Gallery exhibition, The Big Draw, where kids and adults alike are having fun expressing their creativity.

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And the Pietro Annigoni portrait of Martha Stecher Reed, the library’s namesake, has been put back in a place of honor just as you walk into the reading room.

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Watch for more changes to the Martha Stecher Reed Library in the near future!