Max Barton Named Marketing Director at the Canton Museum of Art



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 12, 2012, Canton, Ohio — The Canton Museum of Art announced today that Max Barton has been named marketing director of the museum.  In this position, Barton will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the museum’s marketing and branding, advertising, public relations, social media and exhibit promotional programs, as well as long-term strategic market planning, membership development and fundraising support.  Barton joined the museum on December 3.

“Max’s solid marketing, brand development and public relations experience in a fast-paced environment combined with his multi-faceted business and leadership skills are an excellent addition to our Canton Museum of Art team,” said M.J. Albacete, executive director of the museum.  “With an eye for new strategic marketing trends, we’re looking forward to Max’s creative and fresh approach to grow the museum’s visibility and vitality in our arts community.”

A seasoned marketing and communications executive, Barton brings more than 20 years of expertise to the Canton Museum of Art, most recently serving as director of corporate communications and strategic planning for Myers Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MYE) in Akron, Ohio.  Through 18 years at Myers, he advanced through positions including director of investor relations and communications services manager, supporting marketing for 16 brands.

Prior to that, Barton served as a marketing coordinator for the College of Fine & Applied Arts at The University Akron in Akron, Ohio.  He began his career as a marketing and communications specialist for education programs at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville, Kentucky, coordinating statewide programs for performing arts education.

Barton holds a BA in Political Science/Journalism and Theology from Bellarmine University in Louisville.  He also earned an MA in Arts Administration with a concentration in marketing and public relations from The University of Akron.

About the Canton Museum of Art
The Canton Museum of Art was formed in 1935 and is recognized for its Permanent Collection of American watercolors and contemporary ceramics, unique exhibits and innovative and educational outreach programs.  The CMA offers a changing exhibition schedule each year that highlights works in its Permanent Collection, major traveling exhibitions and original exhibits organized by CMA staff.  The CMA’s Permanent Collection features American Masters of Watercolor such as Edward Hopper, Thomas Hart Benton, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Andrew Wyeth, William Glackens, George Luks and Alice Schille.  CMA’s ceramic works include noted artists such as Betty Woodman, Karen Karnes, Peter Voulkos and Don Reitz.  Visit or on Facebook® at “Canton Museum of Art” to learn more.

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