The Times Reporter, out of Canton, Ohio, highlights the Canton Museum of Art (CMA) event, “Field Day: A Free Family Arts Festival” on Sept. 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The CMA plans a unique day of activities including everything from an interactive rock wall and a scavenger hunt, to a marching band and an art show featuring football as the central theme.
The “Scrimmage: Football in American Art from the Civil War to Present” is the first time an exhibit has assembled prominent American artists featuring football in their work. The exhibition is on view now through Oct. 29.
“Scrimmage” allows audiences to “discover and explore football and art in a community steeped in both,” writes the Times Reporter. The exhibition, organized by the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art at Colorado State University and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon features
78 artworks dating from the 1950s to 2014.
Featured artists such as Winslow Homer and J.C. Leyendecker “illustrate the concept of a ‘strenuous life’ championed by President Terry Roosevelt, while works by Andy Warhol and Red Grooms embody the celebrity athlete that is so prominent today.”