Karl Blossfeldt

Karl Blossfeldt, Wundegarten Der Natur (Nature's Garden of Wonders), 1932, photogravures, Collection of the Akron Art Museum. Museum Acquisition Fund 

Karl Blossfeldt

Karl Blossfeldt, Wundegarten Der Natur (Nature's Garden of Wonders), 1932, photogravure, 11 in. x 8 1/2 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Museum Acquisition Fund

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol, Electric Chair, 1971, screenprint on paper, 35 1/2 x 47 7/8 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of Peter M. Brant

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol, Electric Chairs, 1971, screenprints on paper, 35 1/2 x 47 7/8 in. (each), Collection of the Akron Art Museum. Gift of Peter M. Brant. 1974.1 a-j 

Sol LeWitt

Sol LeWitt, Composite Series, 1970, screenprints on paper, 14 x 14 in. (each), Collection of the Akron Art Museum. Purchased with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John A. McAlonan Trust Fund. 1975.9 a-e 

Sol LeWitt

Sol LeWitt, Composite Series, 1970, screenprint on paper, 14 x 14 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum. Purchased with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John A. McAlonan Trust Fund. 1975.9 b 

Eadweard Muybridge

Eadweard Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, Plate 335, 1887, collotype, 9 1/8 x 12 1/4 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum. Gift of John Coplans 

Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence, For 12 years, John Brown engaged in land speculations..., 1978, screenprint on paper, 14 x 20 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum. Gift of David and Frances Cooper. 1979.35 c 

Jacob Lawrence

L-R: Jacob Lawrence, John Brown, while tending his flock in Ohio…; For 40 years, John Brown reflected on the hopeless and miserable condition; John Brown, a man who had a fanatical belief that he was chosen by God, all 1978, screenprints on paper, 20 x 14 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum. Gift of David and Frances Cooper. 1979.35 a - v

Michael Loderstedt

Michael Loderstedt and Craig Lucas, M from Bestiary and F from Bestiary, 1999 - 2000, screenprint and relief on paper, 20 x 26 in. (each), Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of Artists Image Resource

Michael Loderstedt

Michael Loderstedt and Craig Lucas, Bestiary, 1999 - 2000, Screenprint and relief on paper, 20 x 26 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of Michael Loderstedt in memory of Craig Lucas and in honor of Mitchell D. Kahan

Serial Intent

June 3, 2017 - September 10, 2017
Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries

"Serial Intent is a captivating exploration of the results of part of the artist’s process. It’s the type of show that will seem a little different every time you go back and visit."—Anderson Turner, Akron Beacon Journal

Artists sometimes create works of art that are meant to be viewed on their own as individual masterpieces. However, they sometimes create with Serial Intent, using multiple related artworks to address a bigger idea. With Pop Art prints, dramatic photographic series, evocative narratives, and more, the Akron Art Museum’s exhibition Serial Intent offers visitors the rare opportunity to experience multi-part artwork within the serial contexts intended by the artists who created them. With few exceptions, all artwork in Serial Intent comes from the collection of the Akron Art Museum.

Artwork by the following artists is included in the exhibition:
Vito Acconci
Nicholas Africano
Dieter Appelt
Jennifer Bartlett
Karl Blossfeldt
Bruce Checefsky
Jenny Holzer
Robert Indiana
Lori Kella
William Kentridge
Hendrik Kerstens
Barbara Kruger
Jacob Lawrence
Sol LeWitt
Michael Loderstedt and Craig Lucas
Judith K. McMillan
Duane Michals
Richard Misrach
Eadweard Muybridge
Nam June Paik
Robert Rauschenberg
Sam Richardson
Lorna Simpson
Ralph Steiner
Andy Warhol
Bryn Zellers

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Serial Intent is organized by the Akron Art Museum and supported by the Ohio Arts Council.

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[ Art review: Multipart works on exhibit in ‘Serial Intent’ at Akron Art Museum, by Anderson Turner, Akron Beacon Journal ]

Artist Talk: Lori Kella

August 12, 2017, 2:00 pm

Free for members! Join Serial Intent artist Lori Kella for a conversation about her artwork in the museum gallery!

Artist Talk: Lori Kella

August 12, 2017, 2:00 pm

Discover the details of Lori Kella’s Seven Summits series from the artist herself in a gallery talk alongside the artwork. Kella's artwork is featured in Serial Intent at the Akron Art Museum through September 10, 2017.

Free for Members; Free with the Price of admission for Non-Members.

Want to attend this program and others like it for Free? Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum.

Image: Lori Kella, Simply Everest, 2016, archival pigment print, 30 x 30 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, William and Margaret Lipscomb Fund 2016.18

Interior image: Lori Kella speaking about her work in Serial Intent. Photography by Shane Wynn

Artist Talk & Demonstration: Bruce Checefsky

August 24, 2017, 6:30 pm

Join Serial Intent artist Bruce Checefsky to learn about the unique process behind his Garden series. 

Artist Talk & Demonstration: Bruce Checefsky

August 24, 2017, 6:30 pm

Join Serial Intent artist Bruce Checefsky to learn about the unique process behind his Garden series and enjoy a demonstration in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden (rain or shine). 

Free and open to all!

Click here to become a member. Your membership helps to support Free programming like this and much for everyone who visits the Akron Art Museum.

Image: Bruce Checefsky, Dahlia Nenekazi, 2010, archival pigment print, 22 x 30 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of the artist 2013.16

Interior image: Bruce Checefsky speaking about his work in Serial Intent. Photography by Shane Wynn

Artist Talk: Michael Loderstedt

September 7, 2017, 6:30 pm

Join Serial Intent artist Michael Loderstedt to learn about Bestiary, the portfolio he created in collaboration with fellow Northeast Ohio artist Craig Lucas, alongside the artworks in-gallery. 

Artist Talk: Michael Loderstedt

September 7, 2017, 6:30 pm

Join Serial Intent artist Michael Loderstedt to learn about Bestiary, the portfolio he created in collaboration with fellow Northeast Ohio artist Craig Lucas, alongside the artworks in-gallery.

Free and open to all!

Click here to become a member. Your membership helps to support Free programming like this and much for everyone who visits the Akron Art Museum.

Image: Michael Loderstedt and Craig Lucas, F from Bestiary, 1999-2000, screenprint and relief on paper, 20 x 26 in., Collection of Akron Art Museum, Gift of Artists Image Resource 2013.5

Interior image: Michael Loderstedt speaking about Bestiary during the opening celebration for Serial Intent. Photography by Shane Wynn

John Brown Tour

July 27, 2017, 5:00 pm

Explore Akron’s role in the life of abolitionist John Brown and its relation to the exhibition, Serial Intent. 

John Brown Tour

July 27, 2017, 5:00 pm

5:00 pm at Akron Art Museum:

Explore Akron’s role in the life of abolitionist John Brown. Tour Jacob Lawrence’s screenprint series The Legend of John Brown with Assistant Curator Liz Carney in the exhibition Serial Intent.

6:00 pm at John Brown House:

Then, venture over to the John Brown House to see the small cottage Brown once called home as you experience the Summit County Historical Society’s Open House and Community Forum. The John Brown House is located at 550 Copley Rd, Akron, OH 44320.

This program is free, but registration is recommended. Use the link / button below to register or call 330.376.9186.

Photograph: John Brown House with the Inside|Out reproduction of William L. Hawkins' painting Perkins Mansion. On view at John Brown House through October 2017 as part of Inside|Out.

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