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Akron: Images of Modern America – Book Signing by Calvin Rydbom

Presented by Akron Art Museum at Akron Art Museum, Akron OH

Jan 21 2016
Akron: Images of Modern America – Book Signing by Calvin Rydbom

Meet the author of Akron: Images of Modern America in the Museum Shop.

Purchase your book in the Shop, have it signed and meet the author.

Akron: Images of Modern America by local author Calvin Rydbom uses over 100 stunning images to document this thriving Ohio city’s rejuvenation. Once known as the “Rubber Capital of the World,” Akron now hails as the “City of Invention.” As the fifth-largest city in Ohio, it has grown from an industrial center to a hub of culture and science. During this change, Akron’s downtown went from a vibrant retail district to being somewhat empty; however, the city was reborn with a baseball stadium for the Akron RubberDucks, new restaurants, concert venues, and in its role as a host for national events such as the 2014 Gay Games. As recently as 20 years ago, rubber workers made up a large part of Akron’s population, but the number of people employed in the rubber industry dropped by half between 2000 and 2007. In 2001, Akron was named among the country’s 10 high-tech havens by Newsweek, and it is now

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Akron Art Museum

1 South High, Akron, OH 44308

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Members park free in the deck adjacent to the library
Park across from museum entrance on High Street
Fully handicap accessible
Standard strollers welcome in most areas

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