Louis Stettner

Louis Stettner, Car in Winter, 7th Ave, 1956, gelatin silver print, 20 x 16 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum. Gift of Richard and Elena Pollack 

Karel Appel

Karel Appel, Colorful People, 1974, screenprint on paper, 28 x 40 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum. Gift of Michael Bloom 

Raphael Gleitsmann

Raphael Gleitsmann, House, 1965 (printed 1967), gelatin silver print, 13 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum. Gift of Mrs. Louise Faysash 

Irving Olson

Irving Olson, West Virginia Wall, 1974, Ektacolor print, 15 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum. Gift of Mary S. and Louis S. Myers.

Theodore Roszak

Theodore Roszak, Circle Variation #2, 1938, metal, wood, plastic, and paint, 12 3/4 x 24 x 2 1/4 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum. Purchased with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and The Sisler McFawn Foundation 

Joan Miró

Joan Miró, Blue Border, undated, lithograph on paper, 28 x 19 1/2 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum. Museum Acquisition Fund 

Artist Unknown

Artist Unknown, Barlow’s Double Jacquard Loom, 1851, salted paper print, 8 1/8 x 6 3/8 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum. Gift of Stephen White 

William Christenberry

William Christenberry, Abandoned House in Field near Montgomery, Alabama, 1971, chromogenic print, 3 1/8 x 4 7/8 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum. Museum Acquisition Fund

Find a Face

July 27, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Gallery

Do you ever feel like your tea pot is staring at you? Does your bathroom faucet look like a nose? Maybe that electrical outlook is winking at you. There are faces to be found in the most unexpected places. In Find a Face, the museum invites visitors to find friendly faces in photographs, drawings, prints, and paintings from the collection. There are window eyes peeking out from the side of a house, a snow covered nose on the hood of a car, and a toothy grin from an autumn pumpkin hidden in the artworks on view. You can also try your hand at making your own found-object face on a giant magnetic head using supplies like teaspoons, tools, and toys. Finally, you can cozy up on an eyeball rug with your friends and family while you flip through books featuring hidden faces captured by writers and artists. You’ll leave with a new eye for noticing the unseen expressions on the objects and images you see every day. 

Find a Face is organized by the Akron Art Museum and supported by a generous gift from the Mary S. And David C. Corbin Foundation.

Related Links:

[ Anderson Turner, "Art review: ‘Find a Face’ at Akron Art Museum," Akron Beacon Journal ] [ Alexxa Gotthardt, "Why Do We See Human Faces Everywhere We Look?" Artsy.net ]

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