The Akron Art Museum is enlivening the landscape of the city—both literally and culturally—with the creation of the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden in July 2015. The garden will reinvigorate a static one acre tract of land along the south side of the museum, creating a new civic commons in the heart of downtown Akron. Embodying the art museum’s commitment to civic engagement and economic development, the garden will welcome a range of activities, including introspection, exploration, expression, social interactions and meaningful art experiences. Akron Art Museum Executive Director and CEO Mark Masuoka said, ‘The Akron Art Museum will continue to take a leading role in the community as a change agent for education as well as cultural, civic and economic development. Our community and its leaders understand the potential for the arts to enliven and enrich lives, to attract and retain talent and to inspire innovation and

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