September 23 – October 22 As a Libra, you love building bridges to make sure everyone is happy. Your peacemaking often means you don’t like confrontation, but try putting your foot down every once in a while. You never know what good could come from it!
August 23 – September 22 You’re a rock, dear Virgo. Like this stone eagle, you’re always holding steady. Your strength is a huge asset, but don’t be afraid to let your hair down and fly free every once in a while!
July 23 — August 22 Baby, you’re a firework! Leos are the life of the party and you’re always bringing a little extra color, zing, and pop to the world. But partiers beware! Remember to leave room for those around you to shine as bright as you!
June 21-July 22 Although your sign is a crab, fearsome Cancer, you’re anything but crabby. You are so compassionate that you would bend over backwards to protect loved ones. But remember to be careful with yourself, dear crustacean friend. Although you’ve got that hard Cancer crab shell, you’re actually a delicate flower. So don’t bend too far or you’ll break your stem! Cáncer 21 junio – 22 julio Aunque tu signo es un cangrejo, Cáncer temible, eres todo menos malhumorado. Eres tan compasivo que te
In this moody night scene, or “nocturne,” Ralph Albert Blakelock captured the solitude and stillness of night, rendered through hazy shades of green, blue, and black. Blakelock was known for his nocturnes, which his biographer characterized as representing “that strange, wonderful moment when night is about to assume full sway, when the light in the western sky lingers lovingly, glowingly, for a space, and the trees trace themselves in giant patterns of lace against the light.” These scenes illustrate Blakelock’s subjective responses to nature and
When Ansel Adams saw this particular moonrise, he sprung into action. He grabbed his camera, jumped on top of his car and, when he couldn’t find his handheld light meter, calculated the necessary exposure time in his head. Before he could take a second shot, the twilight was gone. Adams followed up on his speedy camerawork with painstaking, deliberate printing—trained as a pianist, he compared negatives to sheet music and prints to performances. He darkened the picture’s low tones to make the sky an inky
May 21-June 20 It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s a speedy Gemini! You have the ability to balance multiple interests at once, just like your celestial twin sign. You’ve got a ton of energy and are great at channeling it into your many creative endeavors and long-standing friendships. In short, just like these little buzzing buddies, you are one busy bee! Géminis 21 mayo – 20 junio ¡Es un ave, es un avión, no, es un Géminis veloz! Tienes la habilidad de armonizar
Totally Rad: Bold Color in the 1980s By Jeff Katzin, Curatorial Fellow This exhibition about the vibrant hues of the 1980s started with a simple question: “What’s that?” This is what I asked Steph Petcavage (the Museum’s collections manager) and Seema Rao (our deputy director) as the three of us walked past a spindly, multicolored, and unmistakably ‘80s-looking sculpture in our art storage area. I’d actually been meaning to ask about the piece ever since I’d noticed it a few weeks earlier—even in a big
A girl sitting against a wall? Very normal. But what if her world is totally still, totally white, and ends abruptly in the middle of a gallery? Very unusual. In making his sculptures, George Segal thrived on this mix of everyday familiarity and unexpected strangeness. Segal used living models to create his sculptures. He wrapped them in plaster-soaked bandages and let the materials harden. He then cut the plaster away from the models’ bodies and reassembled the hollow forms. The result: Segal’s white figures seem
Totally Radical: Art and Politics in the 1980s By Jeff Katzin, Curatorial Fellow When I started to pull together a list of artworks from the Akron Art Museum’s permanent collection for a show about art and American politics in the 1980s, I was amazed at what I found. A wide variety of our objects are directly connected to some of the decade’s biggest issues—the AIDS crisis, the intensifying feminist movement, ongoing calls for racial justice, struggles between corporations and labor unions, environmental preservation, and the