10/11: Up Close and Personal With Close’s Friends



One of the Akron Art Museum’s most iconic paintings is Chuck Close’s portrait of Linda Rosenkrantz. It serves as the cornerstone of Familiar Faces: Chuck Close in Ohio Collections, which gathers three dozen examples of Close’s cutting-edge portraiture in various media in an exhibit that runs through January 3. At 2 p.m. today, Rosenkrantz herself — along with her husband Christopher Finch, who has written a book about Close’s work, and Mark Greenwold, a Cleveland-born artist who posed for Close and then used Close in his own works — will talk about the artist and his work at a panel called Up Close and Personal With Close’s Friends. Art critic Dan Tranberg moderates, and Finch will sign books after the program. It takes place at the Akron Summit County Main Library Auditorium (60 S. High St., 330.643.9000). Tickets are $5 members, $10 non-members. Go to akronartmuseum.org for more info. — Anastasia Pantsios

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