Outdoor Art Installations Coming to Three New Neighborhoods with Inside|Out
For Release: July 16, 2015
Akron – Art is on the move with the Akron Art Museum’s Inside|Out project. Thirty high-quality, framed reproductions of iconic works in the museum’s collection are being moved from their spring 2015 locations in downtown Akron, North Hill, along the Towpath Trail and in the Summit Metro Parks to new outdoor homes in late July. Funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Inside|Out is a community activated arts project that brings artwork from the museum’s collection into neighborhoods and outdoor spaces around Akron.
In August 2015 the artwork can be found in new locations in Highland Square & West Hill, The University of Akron & University Park, and also in Cuyahoga Falls, marking Inside|Out’s first voyage outside of Akron.
"I am thrilled that the Akron Art Museum selected the City of Cuyahoga Falls to showcase such a fantastic array of artwork in our neighborhoods," stated Mayor Don Walters. "This gives residents and visitors a great opportunity to enjoy art right in our backyards."
The artworks are located throughout each neighborhood’s footprint, often within walking or biking distance from each other. Framed images can be found freestanding in parks and mounted on the exterior walls of local businesses and organizations. Maps with addresses of the installation locations will be available throughout the neighborhoods and at the Akron Art Museum.
To encourage visitors to see all the artworks, neighborhood-specific stickers can be collected at local libraries in Cuyahoga Falls, Highland Square, and The University of Akron’s Bierce Library. Collect all three stickers to receive free admission for two to the Akron Art Museum and a special prize. More information will be available on the fall 2015 Inside|Out poster which will be downloadable at AkronArtMuseum.org/inside-out.
The Akron Art Museum has partnered with the Highland Square Neighborhood Association, The University of Akron, and the City of Cuyahoga Falls to help connect with the residents in these areas. Community partners work with the museum to consult with artwork placement and to initiate innovative and creative programming and events related to their Inside|Out installations. Since the original artworks featured in Inside|Out are on view in the Akron Art Museum galleries, the art museum has been encouraging community members who enjoy the Inside|Out installations in their neighborhoods to visit the museum to see them.
Installation dates for Fall 2015:
Cuyahoga Falls – July 20, 21, 22
Highland Square & West Hill – July 23, 24, 27
The University of Akron & University Park – July 28, 29, 30
Go to AkronArtMuseum.org/inside-out for more information about the artwork, downloadable maps and information on upcoming events and tours beginning August 1. Updates are also posted on the Akron Art Museum’s social media accounts.
Do you want Inside|Out to come to your neighborhood or city? Online applications for Inside|Out 2016 are available at AkronArtMuseum.org/inside-out.
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Learn about the artwork in your community with the Inside|Out Tour App:
Search #InsideOutAkron on social media.
About the Akron Art Museum
The Akron Art Museum, dedicated to enriching lives through modern and contemporary art, showcases regional, national and international art created since 1850. The museum’s collection is presented in a spectacular facility designed by Viennese architectural firm Coop Himmelb(l)au and includes over 5,000 works of art, with a strong focus on contemporary painting, sculpture and photography. Nearly a dozen exhibitions each year present prominent artists in various media including painting, sculpture, photography, video, design and glass.
In addition to its ever-changing collection and exhibitions, the museum offers many opportunities to live creative through programs that include films and video, lectures, workshops, tours, concerts, and public art projects.
About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. Knight Foundation invests in ideas and projects that can lead to transformational change. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit KnightFoundation.org.
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