John Pearson: Intuitive StructuresSeptember 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.
Butch Anthony: Vita Post MortumNovember 6, 2014 - January 25, 2015
Butch Anthony, an artist not easily defined, collects bizarre objects and transforms them into the strangely beautiful art.
Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of DrawingSeptember 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.
Along the Tracks: O. Winston LinkJune 7, 2014 - 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.
Beyond the News: Photographs from the Akron Beacon Journal ArchivesSeptember 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.
La Wilson: Objects TransformedMay 10, 2014 - October 19, 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.
Language in ArtApril 12, 2014 - 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.
Working ArtistsJuly 17, 2014 - 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.
Tony FeherApril 12, 2014 - August 17, 2014
The Akron Art Museum is delighted to present the first comprehensive, in-depth exploration of the career of American sculptor Tony Feher. Covering 25 years of Feher’s art, the exhibition will feature the range of everyday materials Feher employs, from bottles filled with colored water to marbles and pennies, Styrofoam blocks, soft drink crates, plastic bags, paper cups and various packing materials
The Talking CureMay 15, 2014 - July 6, 2014
The focus of artist Melissa Stern’s project, The Talking Cure, is a group of twelve sculptures made of clay, wood, found objects and other materials. The simplified human figures suggest individual, ambiguous personalities.