Working ArtistsThrough September 7, 2014
A selection of work by Akron Art Museum staff, juried by Massillon Museum Executive Director Alexandra Nicholis Coon, showcases the talents of artists working in a variety of styles.
Language in ArtThrough September 14, 2014
Language in Art looks at innovative ways contemporary artists utilize text as a key component in their work. Sophie Calle’s evocative narrative accompanies photographs of items she assembled when she gained access to hotel rooms while working as a chambermaid in Venice. And unsettling questions What Was I Thinking? How Can I Get a Do-Over?—adorn Kristen Cliffel’s outsized chocolate-frosted pink cupcakes, The Dirty Dozen.
La Wilson: Objects TransformedThrough September 21, 2014
Art in northeastern Ohio has been vastly enriched by La Wilson's idiosyncratic artworks that have been embraced by critics and collectors nearby and around the country.
Beyond the News: Photographs from the Akron Beacon Journal ArchivesComing September 13, 2014 - October 26, 2014
Beyond the News brings together a selection of outstanding news photographs drawn from the archives of the Akron Beacon Journal.
Along the Tracks: O. Winston LinkThrough November 9, 2014
Featuring photographs from the museum’s collection and several loaned works, the exhibition will examine Link’s technical accomplishments and innovations as a photographer as well as his in-depth documentation of a quickly fading mode of transportation and way of life in rural America.
Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of DrawingComing September 6, 2014 - 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 MortumComing November 6, 2014 - January 25, 2015
Butch Anthony, an artist not easily defined, collects bizarre objects and transforms them into the strangely beautiful art.
John Pearson: Intuitive StructuresComing September 20, 2014 - 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.
Christopher Pekoc: Hand MadeComing November 15, 2014 - April 26, 2015
While photographs—his own and occasionally from magazines—are starting points for Christopher Pekoc’s work, the acclaimed Cleveland artist proceeds to photocopy, enlarge, cut, collage, scratch, gild, perforate and sometimes even blowtorch his sources in assembling evocative images.
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.