This summer, we’re proud to support the first-ever comprehensive retrospective of Mothersbaugh’s work – Myopia at the Akron Art Museum. This fascinating exhibit is presented jointly at the Akron Art Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA) and runs through August 28, 2016.
Myopia is a career-spanning traveling exhibition of Mothersbaugh’s creative output and includes works on paper, sculptures, installations, music and videos, spanning his years as a founder of DEVO to his ongoing present-day work as a visual artist and composer.
Presented in tandem at the Akron Art Museum and MOCA Cleveland, each location has a distinct focus and gives a unique look into a prolific mind. Showcasing the musical end of Mothersbaugh’s career, MOCA Cleveland’s exhibition features his early sketchbooks as well as documentation of DEVO’s earliest performances. The exhibit also details Mothersbaugh’s continual experimentation with musical instruments.
The Akron Art Museum focuses more on the visual art Mothersbaugh has created over the years. Sculptures, rugs and prints are all on display. Most impressive however, is a collection of 30,000 drawings done by Motherbaugh that served as inspiration throughout his career. By exploring both exhibits guests will gain a greater understanding of Mothersbaugh’s career and creative output.
The Akron Art Museum exhibit features listening stations where visitors can use ATH-M20x Professional Monitor Headphones to listen to compositions spanning Mothersbaugh’s career, including selections from The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Lego Movie and more.
A limited-edition vinyl record has been pressed to commemorate the exhibit in Mothersbaugh’s hometown of Akron, Ohio. Myopia – Akron, Ohio was created specially for the Akron exhibition, and will be available for sale at the Museum. An AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable will also be on display in the Museum store for all guests to enjoy.
Myopia presents a unique opportunity to take an in-depth exploration into the mind of an artist. Learn more about Myopia here.
Win an A-T Turntable and Limited-Edition Vinyl
The limited-edition Myopia – Akron, Ohio vinyl features six songs and was pressed into random colors by Gotta Groove Records in Cleveland, Ohio. We’re excited to give away three copies of this exclusive vinyl, signed by Mothersbaugh himself. Don’t own a turntable? Never fear, one grand prize winner will also receive a red AT-LP60 turntable!
What could you win? A signed copy of Mark Mothersbaugh’s Myopia – Akron, Ohio. One lucky winner will also win a red AT-LP60 turntable.
How to win? All you have to do is follow the directions in the widget below and tell us what music inspires you. Make sure to enter for both prizes!
How to improve your luck? You can earn additional contest entries by spreading the word on Twitter!