Inside | OutThrough October 1, 2015
What would happen if the Akron Art Museum brought its collection out of the galleries and into the community?
Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of DrawingThrough January 4, 2015
For almost two decades, Trenton Doyle Hancock has developed an epic visual narrative in which mythical “Mounds” serve as the protagonists in an ongoing battle between good and evil. The artist’s colorful characters, vivid imagery and elaborate mythologies have earned international recognition.
Butch Anthony: Vita Post MortumThrough January 25, 2015
Butch Anthony, an artist not easily defined, collects bizarre objects and transforms them into the strangely beautiful art.
John Pearson: Intuitive StructuresThrough February 8, 2015
A key figure in the arts of Northeast Ohio and beyond, John Pearson has developed his style of geometric abstract painting over the past 50 years.
Living with ArtComing February 5, 2015 - April 5, 2015
Do you ever visit a museum and fall so in love with an artwork that you dream of taking it home? Would that favorite painting look or feel different in your house, outside of the white walls, tall ceilings, and perfect lighting of the museum? Art isn’t just meant for museum walls, it is something we can (and do!) live with.
Christopher Pekoc: Hand MadeThrough April 26, 2015
Hands in myriad gestures recur again and again in Pekoc’s assemblages. These constructions also convey the presence of the artist’s hand in their making, with scarred surfaces as metaphors of our imperfections.
Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent PaintingComing January 24, 2015 - May 3, 2015
Beauty Reigns features the work of 13 emerging and mid-career abstract painters, working in studios across the United States. The exhibition celebrates the exoticism, exuberance and optimism found in the artists’ work.
Altered LandscapesComing February 14, 2015 - July 12, 2015
Whether the approach is fanciful, to convey personal emotion, or to communicate social or political commentary, Altered Landscapes features art works from the Akron Art Museum collection that offer a variety of approaches to their subjects.