John J. McDonough Museum of Art – Virtual 30th Anniversary
Saturday, October 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
The John J. McDonough Museum of Art is proud to announce a celebration fundraiser in honor of their 30 years as Youngstown State University’s Center for Contemporary Art. This virtual event on October 16 at 7pm will include art, music, an online auction (available October 16-18) and a surprise-filled swag bag.
On October 26, 1991 the building dedication for the McDonough Museum of Art took place. The generosity of local physician and avid art collector Dr. John J. McDonough made the construction of the Museum possible. For 30 years the McDonough has striven to engage the varied communities with messages that are relevant to contemporary culture with not only exhibitions but through artist talks, lectures, music and performances. They need your support so please join them on October 16 to reflect on the Museum’s success as a Center for Contemporary Art and help ensure a future of diverse, innovative and compelling programming.
The anniversary celebration begins at 7pm with a music performance by Dr. Kent J. Englehardt featuring the talented jazz students from the Dana School of Music. The musicians play in the McDonough galleries surrounded by the iconic paintings of local legend Al Bright who was renowned for his painting performances to live jazz music. While you kick back and relax at home to watch the show you can reach into your swag bag and sample the delicious treats from some of your hometown favorites. You will also have an opportunity to bid on a variety of items in their online auction (which runs from October 16-18) including amazing artworks from their talented and generous local artists.
E-tickets are $60 and include a link for the performance, online auction and swag bag. Purchase them online here.