Christine Chagnoux, Montmartre, 1964, watercolor, 11 3/4 x 14 5/16 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Museum Acquisition Fund
Fred G. Korth, Chicago Aerial Survey, c. 1935, gelatin silver print, 6 7/8 x 8 1/2 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of Howard Greenberg
O. Winston Link, Washing J Class 605, Shaffer's Crossing Yards, Roanoke, Virginia , March 19, 1955 (printed 1997), gelatin silver print, 19 1/4 x 15 1/2 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of the estate of O. Winston Link
Harry Hallahan, Atlanta, 1984, dye transfer print, 17 1/2 x 21 3/4 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Purchased with funds from Arthur Goldberg
Dorothy Rutka, Melting Pot, c. 1935, etching on paper, 8 3/4 x 8 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of the Art Department, Akron Board of Education, Courtesy of the Fine Arts Program, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration Commissioned through the New Deal art projects
Charles Orloff, Bicycle Racers, c. 1954, oil on board, 20 1/4 in. x 24 1/4 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of Mr. Charles E. Schwartz
Roger Brown, Scenic Grandeur At Every Turn, 1974, oil on canvas, 54 x 72 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Purchased with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the L. L. Bottsford Estate Fund
NASA, Apollo 11 mission, 1969, gelatin silver print, 14 x 14 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Purchased with funds from Goodyear Aerospace
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Whether it's revving up your engine to head out on a cross-country road trip or jumping on your bicycle to pick up a gallon of milk across town, transportation is an important part of life. We’re kicking off a year-long celebration of all the things that get us from point A to point B this summer. Experience transportation as muse in prints, paintings and photographs from the museum’s collection including works by Christine Chagnoux, O. Winston Link, Harry Callahan, Charles Orloff, NASA and Roger Brown. Explore engaging activities inspired by the works, such as a real train track that runs around the base of the gallery, and hear from local transportation enthusiasts in your neighborhood like the city planners and bus drivers who make this city go.
In addition to the collection work on view during Part 1 of Planes, Trains and Automobiles, a sculpture by Los Angeles based artist Isla Hansen was commissioned for this exhibition. Aeromorphiscope was an interactive, soft sculpture that asked visitors to take the controls of an anthropomorphic plane and jiggle and wiggle the passengers and crew to wake them from a deep sleep and keep the plane from plummeting down. Sound a little scary? This piece was actually fun, friendly and engaging, taking its inspiration from puppetry and cartoons.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles is organized by the Akron Art Museum and made possible through a generous gift from the Kathy Moses Salem Philanthropic Fund of Akron Community Foundation. All Corbin Gallery exhibitions are supported by the Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation with additional funding from OMNOVA Solutions Foundation
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