This monthly podcast brings listeners joy and comfort to their day. The Akron Art Museum’s staff shares insights from their own lives combined with conversations about the collection and interviews with regional artists and musicians. Join us the first Friday of every month at noon. LISTEN NOW! Reflection Seema and Gina talk about the reflections and the various places we find them. Deep Dive with Sloane Sloan explores Dieter Appelt’s photograph Der Fleck auf dem Spiegel, den der Atemhauch schafft. Shop Talk with Tom Roese
This monthly podcast brings listeners joy and comfort to your day. The Akron Art Museum’s staff shares insights from their own lives combined with conversations about the collection and interviews with regional artists and musicians. Join us the first Friday of every month at noon. LISTEN NOW! Capture Seema and Gina talk about the photography as an artist’s tool, choosing subjects for photographs, and what it means to be a photographer. Deep Dive with Sloane Sloan explores Daido Moriyama’s photograph Inu No Kioko Shusho (Memory
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!
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
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
“There are days when one walks around without getting a single photograph, without running into anything. …But there are other times when things are offered to me, like gifts. …But in order to seize that gift, one has to be prepared. If I am, and if my camera is there at the right moment, click, all I have to do is accept it.” —Édouard Boubat When this photo was taken in 1956 in the rural village of Sotoserrano, Spain, the country was still under the
Feeling a bit stuck? Need a diversion? Your pets can be a source of creativity. No pet? What about your plants? Yourself? Anything can be the start of an abstract masterpiece. Most phones allow you to change the colors of images and draw on pictures. Can you create an abstract masterpiece from an image of your pet? Post your best creations and tag us @akronartmuseum #animalabstraction Here are some samples to get you thinking.
September 23 – October 22 Lovely Libra, you are a master tightrope walker, just like Yinka Shonibare’s dapper gentleman. You create balance everywhere you go, and can find harmony in things that might seem like opposites. But be careful! Libras have a tendency to overthink and take too much advice. Listen to your instincts, and you’ll be able to find your footing just fine. Libra 23 septiembre – 22 octubre Linda Libra, eres un maestro de la cuerda floja, justo como este atildado caballero. Creas
August 23 – September 22 Virgo’s your name, logic is your game. Your superpowers are organization, meticulousness, and creative problem solving. But take care, sweet Virgo. You love perfection, but accidents happen. Take a lesson from Helen Frankenthaler, who said “You have to know how to use the accident.” Virgo 23 agosto – 22 septiembre Virgo es tu nombre, y la lógica es tu juego. Tus superpoderes son la organización, la meticulosidad y la resolución creativa de problemas. Pero, ten cuidado, Virgo dulce. Te encanta