Find a Face

Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Gallery
July 27, 2017 - December 31, 2017

Do you ever feel like your teapot is staring at you? Does your bathroom faucet look like a nose? Maybe that electrical outlook is winking at you. There are faces to be found in the most unexpected places. In Find a Face, the museum invites visitors to find friendly faces in photographs, drawings, prints, and paintings from the collection. There are window eyes peeking out from the side of a house, a snow-covered nose on the hood of a car, and a toothy grin from an autumn pumpkin hidden in the artworks on view. You can also try your hand at making your own found-object face on a giant magnetic head using supplies like teaspoons, tools, and toys. Finally, you can cozy up on an eyeball rug with your friends and family while you flip through books featuring hidden faces captured by writers and artists. You’ll leave with a new eye for noticing the unseen expressions on the objects and images you see every day. Find a Face is organized by the Akron Art Museum and supported by a generous gift from the Mary S. And David C. Corbin Foundation, with additional support from the OMNOVA Solutions Foundation. Related Links: [ Anderson Turner, "Art review: ‘Find a Face’ at Akron Art Museum," Akron Beacon Journal ] [ Alexxa Gotthardt, "Why Do We See Human Faces Everywhere We Look?" ]