Gravity and Grace Opening Party This Weekend

Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui
Opening Party
Saturday, June 16

Internationally renowned artist El Anatsui transforms discarded objects into shimmering, richly colored, luxuriously textured tapestries and sculptures of monumental splendor. Visit and be awed by an exhibition so large in scale that it overflows throughout the museum.

  • Dialogue with the Artist, 6 pm

See why El Anatsui is one of the leading artists of our time during his talk with curator Ellen Rudolph in the Akron-Summit County Main Library auditorium. Members $7, Nonmembers $15 (includes admission to the Opening Party).

  • Opening Party, 7-10pm

The national premiere at the museum. Be the first to see this exhibition that everyone will be talking about. Party Only admission: Members FREE, Nonmembers $10 and may be purchased that evening at the museum’s Visitor Services desk.

This exhibition is organized by the Akron Art Museum with major support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.


The opening reception for the exhibition and El Anatsui’s visit and lecture have been made possible by The Lehner Family Foundation and The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation.

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