Creighton Michael (Knoxville, Tennessee, 1949 - ) Impact 608, 2008
Oil on panel
36 in. x 60 in. x 3 1/2 in. (91.44 cm x 152.4 cm x 8.89 cm)
Gift of Solaris Group, LLC, New York, New York
(Des Moines, Iowa, 1937 - 2006, Colchester, Connecticut)
Screenprint on paper
26 in. x 23 in. (66.04 cm x 58.42 cm)
Gift of the Kornblee Gallery
(Mexico City, Mexico, 1943 - )
Hidden Energy - 30 - Message from Mars, 1999
Oil pastel with incised and scraped lines on paper
20 1/8 in. x 19 7/8 in. (51.12 cm x 50.48 cm)
Gift of The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the National Gallery of Art, with generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services
Installation view: Living With Art. L-R Larry Zox, Untitled, 1968, screenprint on paper; Larry Zox, Untitled, 1968, screenprint on paper; Larry Zox, Untitled, 1968, screenprint on paper (Gifts of the Kornblee Gallery). Dining table and chairs, John Strauss; Chandelier, John Strauss.
Installation View, Living With Art. L-R Robert Natkin, Intimate Lighting, 1974, acrylic on canvas. Gift of the artist; Bed, John Strauss; Jill Levine, Untitled, 1992, watercolor on paper, Gift of The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection; Side Tables, John Strauss.
Installation view: Living With Art. L-R Lee Friedlander, Akron, 1979-80, gelatin silver print, Purchased with funds from the NEA and Centran Bank of Akron; Lee Friedlander, Akron, 1979-80, gelatin silver print, Purchased with funds from the NEA and Centran Bank of Akron; Game Table and Stools, Kevin Busta.
Living with Art
Do you ever visit a museum and fall so in love with an artwork that you dream of taking it home? Would that favorite painting look or feel different in your house, outside of the white walls, tall ceilings, and perfect lighting of the museum? Art isn’t just meant for museum walls, it is something we can (and do!) live with. So, in order to see the Akron Art Museum’s collection in a different light (literally), the museum has teamed up with designer and owner of Hazel Tree Interiors, Karen Starr, to present Living with Art. Starr will transform the gallery into a living space, complete with seating, tables, lighting - the works. The décor will, of course, be artwork from the museum’s collection. This is your chance to see how art can change based on where, when, and how you view it. All you have to do is pull up a chair and make yourself at home.
This exhibition is organized by the Akron Art Museum.