Jean Druesedow, director of the Kent State University Museum, will present “Katharine Hepburn: On Leaning Against a Great Tree” at the Massillon Museum’s Brown Bag Lunch on Tuesday, April 25, at 12:10 p.m. The program will conclude promptly at 12:50 to allow lunch-hour guests to return to work. The program is free and open to the public. No reservations are required, but seats fill early.
Prior to overseeing the Kent State University Museum, Druesedow was associate curator of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute. She holds AB and AM degrees in art history from Indiana University. She is the author of Katharine Hepburn: Rebel Chic.
The Brown Bag Lunch series is in its 15th season. Guests may bring carry-out or a sack lunch; purchase lunch, sweets, and specialty beverages from Anderson’s in the City in the Museum lobby; or enjoy a complimentary cookie and coffee provided by the Massillon Museum.
The Brown Bag Lunch program usually features local history, an art or history topic related to a Museum exhibition, or landmark events in the nation’s past. Programs are held the fourth Tuesday of every month, January through October.
Druesedow’s presentation is one of 30 public events reflecting the themes of True Grit, the Museum’s book selection for its tenth NEA Big Read. The Museum distributed 1,600 free copies of the book, along with bookmarks, to local schools, organizations, and individuals. Massillon is one of just 77 communities nationally to secure the program for the 2016–2017 grant cycle; the Massillon Museum is the only Ohio institution to be selected.
In addition to the NEA grant in partnership with Arts Midwest, funding is provided by Massillon/North Canton Elks #2029, Rotary Club of Massillon, and ArtsinStark. The Massillon Museum receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark to augment its primary local funding.
The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East (Ohio 172) in downtown Massillon. For more information, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.
Alexandra Nicholis Coon, Massillon Museum Executive Director – 330-833-4061 x111
April Olsen, Massillon Museum Education and Outreach Manager / NEA Big Read Coordinator – 330-833-4061 x104
Margy Vogt, Massillon Museum Public Relations Coordinator – 330-844-1525
Rootser Cogburn’s Hat (John Wayne) KSUM 2010.12.17