Contributor: Jeff Katzin

Unchanged: Seascapes

The photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto asked himself “What would be the most unchanged scene on the surface of the earth?”

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Cooking with the Collection: William Merritt Chase

This regular series uses the Akron Art Museum’s collection as a source of inspiration for home-cooked meals. When I was invited to cook up a post for our Cooking with the Collection series, the first thing that came to my mind was cod — both the painting by William Merritt Chase that hangs in the museum’s McDowell Galleries and the tasty, flaky fish that I often enjoy eating at home. Turning to the painting first, I’m particularly glad to rope it in here because I’ve

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Research Mysteries from Quarantine: Part 2

By Jeff Katzin, Curatorial Fellow When I let my mind drift towards broad questions about art, the issues are usually subjective: What makes a work of art beautiful? How can we balance awareness of artistic tradition with a true openness to new ideas? How can artists best communicate truths that are deeply personal? Questions like these are nuanced and exciting, but on occasion it’s a nice change of pace to delve into more objective issues; classic journalistic questions like who, what, when, and where. My

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What’s in a Label?

Ever wonder what information is included in a museum label? In this post, we’ll dissect the different parts of an object’s label to see what they can reveal about the artwork.

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