Build It!The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation GalleryThrough September 13, 2015
Build It! creates an environment in the gallery for visitors to draw inspiration from artwork filled with images of architecture and buildings, while they engage in creative construction with different types of building blocks – oversized, odd-shaped, magnetic, and more.
StagedFred and Laura Ruth Bidwell GalleryThrough September 27, 2015
Just as theater directors orchestrate the stage, many photographers carefully construct scenes in front of their cameras. The resulting images are often as theatrical in their presentation as a Broadway play or a Hollywood film. Staged highlights the work of artists whose directorial involvement in the set-up of their photographs is essential to their practice.
Proof: Photographs from the CollectionKarl and Bertl Arnstein GalleriesThrough October 25, 2015
Photographs help create our collective memory. Images from news reportage and photographs that provide social commentary or promote personal agendas all shape how we see our world and alter our view of the past. Proof features photographs from the Civil War to the present, including classic documentary works as well as photographs which question the nature of photographic truth.
The Museum Collection: C. Blake McDowell, Jr. GalleriesC. Blake McDowell, Jr. GalleriesThrough 2016
The art displayed in the McDowell Galleries features work from the Akron Art Museum collection from 1850 - 1950.
The Museum Collection: Sandra L. and Dennis B. Haslinger Family Foundation GalleriesSandra L. and Dennis B. Haslinger Family Foundation GalleriesThrough 2016
The art on display in the Sandra L. and Dennis B. Haslinger Family Foundation Galleries features contemporary art in the Akron Art Museum collection.
Charles Beneke: SpecterJudith Bear Isroff GalleryThrough January 3, 2016
Rather than presenting his prints framed or in bound volumes for intimate viewing, as has been traditional practice, Beneke’s work fans out over wall surfaces and into space. In Specter, the printed surfaces accumulate in a figurative parallel of the human-made accumulation of carbon and greenhouse gas that endangers our planet.
Andrea Modica: Extended MomentsFred and Laura Ruth Bidwell GalleryComing October 10, 2015 - February 21, 2016
Extended Moments celebrates the work of Andrea Modica, a photographer noted for her meticulous craftsmanship and evocative narratives. Extended Moments focuses on photographs Modica has taken in Italy, where she has spent significant time in Italy since 1990, when she traveled to Sicily on a Fulbright Scholarship. Images the artist has taken in that country on repeated visits represent a range of her interests—women and girls, youth friendships, landscape, still life and—more recently—horse hospitals.
NEO GeoKarl and Bertl Arnstein GalleriesComing November 21, 2015 - April 24, 2016
Geometric abstraction pares visual art down to pure shapes, lines and colors, yet infinite possibilities lie within those boundaries. NEO Geo features recent work by artists in the surrounding region who explore the potential of geometric abstraction.