Fri. 8/11
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Chamber Event
Join everyone at Courtyard by Marriott
4375 Metro Circle Northwest
North Canton, OH
Questions? 330-458-2070

Scrimmage – Illuminating Football and Cultural Issues Through Art

Join Max R. Barton II, Executive Director of the Canton Museum of Art at the August AultCare Fast Break Breakfast. Max will describe the exciting upcoming exhibit: "Scrimmage: Football in American Art from the Civil War to the present" which will feature over 60 works of art assembled from museums around the country.  The exhibit will feature art from Winslow Homer, Frederic Remington, Norman Rockwell, Thomas Hart Benton, Andy Warhol, and Ernie Barnes. Max will also discuss several collaborative events that are planned throughout the Canton community to bring Scrimmage to life through film, music, dance, and more. Visit to learn more about the exhibit.

About the Breakfast:

Fast Break attendees have the opportunity to obtain business leads through enjoyable networking activities at an event that has built a reputation as one of the most energetic lead producing sessions in Stark County. You’ll hear compelling speakers, meet new business contacts and enjoy a delicious breakfast. And, if you bring a door prize valued at $15 or more, you’ll even star in your very own 30 second commercial to promote your business!


Max Barton was appointed executive director of the Canton Museum of Art (CMA) in September 2014.

Barton served as CMA’s associate director from 2013 – 2014, and he joined the Museum in 2012 as director of marketing and communications.

A finance, operations, and marketing executive, Barton was previously director of corporate communications and investor relations for Myers Industries in Akron, Ohio, advancing through several leadership positions over 18 years with the company.

From 1991 – 1993, Barton served as a marketing coordinator for the College of Fine & Applied Arts at The University Akron. He began his career in 1988 as marketing specialist for outreach programs at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville, Kentucky, coordinating statewide and national programs for performing arts and visual arts education.

Barton earned an MA in Arts Administration with a concentration in finance and marketing from The University of Akron. He holds a BA in Political Science, Theology, and Art History from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. Barton is a native of Louisville, and he and his wife, Nancy, retired marketing director from EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall, reside in Uniontown, Ohio. They are active owners in the thoroughbred racing and aftercare industry in Kentucky.

About Canton Museum of Art

The Canton Museum of Art is one of Ohio’s premier visual arts museums, featuring national touring exhibitions, original CMA-curated exhibitions, and a wide range of education, community outreach, and family programs. The Museum’s world-class Permanent Collection is celebrated for its American watercolors and contemporary ceramics – a collection valued at nearly $25 million. The Canton Museum of Art is dedicated to making the discovery and exploration of art – and its inspiration – accessible to all.  

Registration begins at 7 a.m. | Event starts promptly at 7:30 a.m.

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