Build It Carsman

Jon Carsman
Red Glory, c. 1978
Screenprint on paper
22 1/2 in. x 29 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum.
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Bernard H. Kirshbaum.

Build it Travis

Paul B. Travis
Chartres Cathedral, 1947
Watercolor on paper
26 in. x 20 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum.
Gift of the estate of Dorothy Van Sickle.

Build It Bridges

Marilyn Bridges
Manhattan Square Park, NYC, 1988
Gelatin silver print.
Collection of the Akron Art Museum.
Gift of Antony James Ellman.

Build It Isroff

Lola Isroff
Zoar Hotel, 1967
Watercolor and acrylic on paper
10 3/4 in. x 14 5/8 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum.
Bequest of the artist.

Build It Feininger

Lyonel Feininger
Sussenborn, 1924
Woodcut on paper
7 3/8 in. x 9 1/8 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum.
Bequest from the Irene and Emile Grunberg Collection.

Build It Gleitsman

Raphael Gleitsmann
Untitled, 1953
Watercolor on paper
16 in. x 20 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum.
Anonymous gift in memory of Virginia Himebaugh and Jane Steiner.

Build It!

July 16, 2015 - September 13, 2015
The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Gallery

Skyscrapers, apartment buildings, houses and barns—each is made up of building blocks, from brick and stone to windows and doors. Architects and construction workers toil over these building blocks daily, but building blocks are also classic, timeless toys.

Build It! puts a new spin on an old favorite by letting visitors explore different types of building blocks – oversized, odd-shaped, magnetic, and more. Get inspired as photographs, prints and paintings of buildings from the museum’s collection provide a glimpse of different dwellings people live, work and play in and how artists envision the world around them. Create a skyscraper. Perfect the Taj Mahal. Build it up. Tear it down. Build again.

This exhibition is organized by the Akron Art Museum and supported by a gift from the Mary S. and David C. Corbin Family Foundation.

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[ Roger Durbin, "Visitors play with architecture at Akron Art Museum's interactive 'Build It' exhibit" ]