Afterimages: Geometric Abstraction and Perception
October 2, 2021-January 9, 2022 | Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries
During the 1960s and ‘70s, many abstract artists made their work bold, bright, and dazzling in new and exciting ways. For some of them, scientific discoveries about human sight led the way to wild perceptual effects, from pulsating patterns to fluctuating colors and afterimages that linger even after viewers turn to look at something else. Others were guided simply by their intuition and a desire to test the limits of our eyes and minds. At times these artists even outpaced science by creating works with unanticipated, unexplained visual properties.
Mouse House Party
August 5, 2021-September 30, 2021 | Current Cleveland (1300 W 78th St Suite 101, Cleveland, OH 44102)
The Akron Art Museum in partnership with Current is pleased to announce a commissioned collective project by Liz Maugans called Mouse House Party, an exhibition of over 150+ (and growing) contemporary Northeast Ohio artists on view August 5-September 30. Conceived during the height of the pandemic, the project offers local artists an opportunity to share their work.
Continuum: Historical Resonances in Contemporary Art
July 15, 2021 – February 27, 2022 | C. Blake McDowell, Jr. Galleries
Art is not made in a vacuum. Even while trying new things, artists draw on deep traditions. Five special pairings of artworks in this gallery encourage enjoyment of the past alongside the present. These combinations invite you to find surprises and delights, to see the old anew and the new afresh.
The 10,000 Things
May 27, 2021 - May 15, 2022 | Various Locations
Artwork usually is hung in galleries—rooms designed for viewing paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures. But what if you happened upon an artwork on your afternoon walk in the city, or while strolling in a garden, outside in the sunshine and fresh air? That experience is at the heart of the museum’s latest outdoor exhibition, The 10,000 Things by Cleveland artist Jordan Wong.