CANTON, OH--(Marketwired - July 09, 2013) - The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) will host a second "Bring Your Brader to the Museum Day," also known as "Brader Day," on Saturday, July 20, 2013, from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Owners of potential drawings from 19
The event will be held at the Museum, 1001 Market Avenue North, in Canton.
Brader came to the United States from Switzerland in the early 1870s and traveled extensively in Pennsylvania and Ohio, supporting himself by creating large pencil drawings of the farms and properties where he was given residence. His estimated 980 drawings are strikingly detailed, many drawn from a unique aerial perspective. Brader identified the properties and owners in a caption along the bottom of each drawing. Many of the properties and buildings still exist -- from Stark, Tuscarawas and Portage counties in Ohio to Berks, Lancaster and Lebanon counties in Pennsylvania.
Currently, Brader researchers have identified 203 of the landscape drawings.
Local Brader scholar, Kathleen Wieschaus-Voss, will curate the December 2014 exhibition at CMA, "The Legacy of Ferdinand Brader." The exhibit will feature more than 40 Brader drawings. Collaborative exhibits at the McKinley Museum / Stark County Historical Society and at the Historical Society of Berks County will add to the number of Brader drawings to be seen at the same time.
Wieschaus-Voss will be leading activities for the July 20 "Brader Day" at the Museum. Visit www.braderexhibit.com or www.cantonart.org for more information.
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