Akron Art Museum in Akron, Ohio. Image Threeblur0, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Smucker sponsors ‘Free Thusdays’ at Akron Art Museum

Akron Art Museum in Akron, Ohio. Image Threeblur0, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Akron Art Museum in Akron, Ohio. Image Threeblur0, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

AKRON, Ohio (AP) – An innovative art museum in northeast Ohio will offer free gallery admission on Thursdays to attract more fans to its collection.

The Free Thursday program starts this week at the Akron Art Museum. Normal adult admission is $7.

The museum says the Free Thursday programming sponsored by the J.M. Smucker Co. jelly maker based in Orrville, Ohio, is meant to make art relevant to audiences of all ages.

The first Free Thursday will include morning yoga for preschoolers and an evening documentary film about on a retired New York postal worker and his librarian wife who collected thousands of art works.

Herb and Dorothy Vogel are donating 2,500 works from their collection, with items going to one museum in each state. Fifty were allocated to the Akron museum.

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Akron Art Museum in Akron, Ohio. Image Threeblur0, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Akron Art Museum in Akron, Ohio. Image Threeblur0, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Early cameras, like this stereo wet plate camera, will be displayed at the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com Archive and Auction Team Breker.

Photography hall of fame, museum move to St. Louis

Early cameras, like this stereo wet plate camera, will be displayed at the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com Archive and Auction Team Breker.

Early cameras, like this stereo wet plate camera, will be displayed at the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com Archive and Auction Team Breker.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A museum honoring photographers is preparing for its grand opening in St. Louis after making its move from Oklahoma.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum officially opens Friday night in Grand Center with its first exhibition, titled “The Past, Present & Future of Nature Photography.”

The Hall of Fame was established in 1965, but it didn’t have its first physical home until 1977 in Santa Barbara, Calif. It moved to a science building in Oklahoma City, Okla., in 1983, but a decision to limit its exhibits to scientific displays prompted officials to relocate it to Missouri.

The new museum also includes an extensive collection of historic photographic equipment that is displayed in cases along walls and in the center of the room.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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Early cameras, like this stereo wet plate camera, will be displayed at the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com Archive and Auction Team Breker.

Early cameras, like this stereo wet plate camera, will be displayed at the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum. Image courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com Archive and Auction Team Breker.

The Picasso sculpture 'Tete' in Chicago. Copyrighted image by Jay Crocker, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Christie’s to display Picasso’s model of ‘Tete’ sculpture

The Picasso sculpture 'Tete' in Chicago. Copyrighted image by Jay Crocker, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

The Picasso sculpture ‘Tete’ in Chicago. Copyrighted image by Jay Crocker, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

CHICAGO (AP) – Christie’s Chicago will display the original model of Pablo Picasso’s sculpture Tete, which has stood in front of Chicago’s Civic Center since 1967.

The sheet metal model, which the famed artist kept while sending another to Chicago, will be displayed Oct. 2 before it is auctioned in New York on Nov. 4, for as much as $25 million or more.

The model of the iconic winged creature is the top work from the auction called “A Dialogue Through Art: Works from the Jan Krugier Collection.” Krugier was a dealer and collector.

Picasso conceived of and created the Tete from 1962 to 1964. Unveiled in August 1967, it still stands in its original site in Daley Plaza.

Constructed in welded iron, it’s considered the Picasso’s last great sculpture.

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The Picasso sculpture 'Tete' in Chicago. Copyrighted image by Jay Crocker, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

The Picasso sculpture ‘Tete’ in Chicago. Copyrighted image by Jay Crocker, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.