Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent PaintingThrough 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.
Altered LandscapesThrough July 12, 2015
Whether the approach is fanciful, to convey personal emotion, or to communicate social or political commentary, Altered Landscapes features art works from the Akron Art Museum collection that offer a variety of approaches to their subjects.
StagedThrough 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 CollectionComing May 30, 2015 - 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.