Choice: Contemporary Art from the Akron Art Museumat Transformer Station
Through December 6, 2015
This fall the Akron Art Museum shares highlights from its collection with Choice: Contemporary Art from the Akron Art Museum at Transformer Station in Cleveland. Works on view testify to the role that groundbreaking exhibitions for artists, among them Cleveland’s Julian Stanczak, and prescient purchases, including El Anatsui’s Dzesi II in 2006, have played in the Akron Art Museum’s commitment to assembling an outstanding collection with modest resources.
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 GalleryThrough 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.
Island of Misfit ToysThe Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation GalleryThrough February 28, 2016
In celebration of a decade of misfit toys at the Akron Art Museum, the museum asked local school children and professional artists to transform Munny, blank vinyl toys, into works of art. Artists of all ages have decorated Munny using pens, pencils, markers, paint, femo, clay, feathers, rocks, found objects and other supplies in this playful exhibition.
NEO GeoKarl and Bertl Arnstein GalleriesThrough 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.
Mark Mothersbaugh: MyopiaAkron: Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries
Cleveland: Mueller Family Gallery and Rosalie and Morton Cohen Family GalleryComing May 27, 2016 - August 28, 2016
Myopia is the first retrospective of the work of Mark Mothersbaugh, spanning the beginning of his career in the early 1970s through the present. Born in Akron, OH, and co-founder of the New Wave band DEVO, Mothersbaugh has been making art for more than forty years—since before the band’s inception in the early 1970s. This body of work presents a unique combination of cultural criticism and personal expression through drawings, films, paintings, sculpture and music.