MassMu Brown Bag Lunch—MJ Albacete: “Liberty Enlightening the World”

MassMu Brown Bag Lunch—MJ Albacete:  “Liberty Enlightening the World”


Architectural and art historian MJ Albacete will present an illustrated program about the Statue of Liberty, its restoration, and its connection to the Eiffel Tower at the Massillon Museum’s Brown Bag Lunch on Tuesday, October 24, beginning at 12:10 p.m. The event will conclude about 12:50 p.m. to accommodate those who attend on their lunch hours.

Albacete, former executive director of the Canton Museum of Art as also been an adjunct professor at Kent State Stark, teaching the history of art and the history of architecture. His extensive experience of presenting lectures regionally expanded for a time to statewide presentations in collaboration with the Ohio Humanities Council. After several years as a Canton Repository reviewer for Canton Symphony Orchestra concerts, Albacete is presenting the pre-concert lectures and four separate music lectures throughout the 2023–24 season.

The Brown Bag Lunch program and a visit to the Museum are free. Galleries will be open before and after the Brown Bag Lunch. Visitors can see John W. Carlson: Set the Twilight Reeling; Precarious Legacies: Exposures of a Fleeting Landscape, the Local History and Decorative and Fine Arts Galleries; the Immel Circus; Innovators of Massillon; First Peoples of North America; Abyssinian Expedition of 1903; the Paul Brown/Massillon Tiger Football History Timeline; and A Way to Win: Paul Brown’s Innovations.  

The Brown Bag Lunch series is free and open to everyone.  Guests may bring lunch or purchase sandwiches, salad, and smoothies at Greatness Cafe in the Museum lobby.  MassMu provides complimentary cookies and coffee for attendees. 

The Massillon Museum is grateful for operating support from the Ohio Arts Council, ArtsinStark, and the citizens of Massillon, as well as marketing support from Visit Canton. The Brown Bag Lunch series is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
MassMu is located at 121 Lincoln Way East in downtown Massillon. A visit is always free and everyone is welcome. Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in nearby city lots. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit
Media Contacts:
Alexandra Nicholis Coon, Massillon Museum Executive Director – 330-833-4061 x111
Margy Vogt, Massillon Museum Public Relations Coordinator – 330-844-1525

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