Wednesday February 15th
from 7:15PM to 9:00 PM
We hope that you will join us for an informal discussion with one of the stars of our regional art community, Dr. Lou Zona. If you'd like, come at 6:30 for a social hour and have some dinner and a drink before we settle in upstairs to listen to our presenter. This event is FREE and open to the public.
In 1981, Professor Zona became Executive Director of The Butler Institute of American Art, devoting his tenure there to expanding and modernizing the facility, creating two branch museums, and bringing about professional accreditation for the Institute. During his directorship of the Butler, Dr. Zona has overseen the expansion of the museum’s collections and outreach initiatives. Under Dr. Zona’s leadership, the Beecher Center, a joint venture of the Butler and YSU focusing on art and technology, was dedicated in January, 2000.
Dr. Zona has received a number of national honors including the Gari Melchers Medal, presented in 1996 by the Artist’s Fellowship of New York City, for his outstanding contribution to American art and culture. He is the author of numerous articles on art and art history including Nassos Daphnis: Color and Form, and A Nation’s Legacy: The Mid Twentieth Century in American Art. Dr. Zona is a major contributor to the recent Abrams publication Master Paintings From The Butler Institute of American Art, a catalogue of the Butler permanent collection.