The Museum Collection: C. Blake McDowell, Jr. GalleriesC. Blake McDowell, Jr. GalleriesThrough 2017
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 2017
The Sandra L. and Dennis B. Haslinger Family Foundation Galleries showcase contemporary art in the Akron Art Museum collection.
Intersections: Artists Master Line and SpaceKarl and Bertl Arnstein GalleriesThrough January 15, 2017
Intersections: Artists Master Line and Space showcases recent work by six sculptors for whom working on paper is also an essential part of their practice. Each of the artists’ works in two and three dimensions relate in different ways, although all are distinguished by their mastery of both line and form.
Our LandFred and Laura Ruth Bidwell GalleryThrough February 12, 2017
This August marks the centennial of the National Park Service, established to conserve natural and historic scenery for future generations. In celebration of this landmark anniversary, the Akron Art Museum exhibits photographs of these lands belonging to all United States citizens.
Jimmy Kuehnle: Wiggle, Giggle, JiggleThe Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation GalleryThrough February 19, 2017
Jimmy Kuehnle’s sculptures, created from coated polyester and coated nylon fabric, inflate and deflate, breathing like an organism, sometimes even pulsating with light. “When I work on projects, I always like to learn things and have new experiences. So I set up challenges, situations that require new techniques,” says Kuehnle, who will create a new site specific piece that will take over the Akron Art Museum’s Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Gallery and extend out into Beatrice Knapp McDowell Grand Lobby, inviting visitors to engage with it.
Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-FructoseKarl and Bertl Arnstein GalleriesComing February 11, 2017 - May 7, 2017
Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose highlights 51 remarkable contemporary artists who have been featured in the pages of the popular art magazine Hi-Fructose. Despite differing levels of recognition, all the artists have a distinctive voice and vision. Turn the Page offers the opportunity to view their original works beyond the flat worlds of paper and digital screens, where they are most often seen.
Gross AnatomiesJudith Bear Isroff GalleryComing February 4, 2017 - July 30, 2017
The sculptures, drawings, prints and paintings on display in this exhibition feature grotesque representations of the human form. Drawn entirely from an Akron-based private collection, the artworks in Gross Anatomies transgress social norms, amuse, titillate and befuddle us, and in some cases, gross us out.
FamilyFred and Laura Ruth Bidwell GalleryComing February 25, 2017 - August 20, 2017
Family shares an array of photographs, most drawn from the Akron Art Museum collection, that record the estranged as well as the fond exchanges that characterize “family.” They offer insights into the intimate, spontaneous, prescribed and strained interactions that distinguish the families we inherit, create and adopt.