Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El AnatsuiKarl and Bertl Arnstein Gallery, Judith Bear Isroff Gallery, Sandra L. and Dennis B. Haslinger Family Foundation Galleries, Beatrice Knapp McDowell Grand LobbyMarch 12, 2012 - June 28, 2015
Since the Akron Art Museum’s expansion in 2007, El Anatsui’s Dzesi II, a dazzling metallic tapestry made from liquor bottle caps, has become one of the most popular works in the museum’s collection. Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui invites visitors to surround themselves with works by this internationally celebrated artist as this exhibition tours the country.
Choice: Contemporary Art from the Akron Art Museumat Transformer Station
Through December 6, 2015September 11, 2015 - December 6, 2015
This fall the Akron Art Museum shares highlights from its collection with Choice: Contemporary Art from the Akron Art Museum at Transformer Station in Cleveland. Works on view testify to the role that groundbreaking exhibitions for artists, among them Cleveland’s Julian Stanczak, and prescient purchases, including El Anatsui’s Dzesi II in 2006, have played in the Akron Art Museum’s commitment to assembling an outstanding collection with modest resources.
SnackOn Tour: Art Gallery of WindsorJanuary 16, 2016 - October 1, 2017
Snack is currently on view at the Art Gallery of Windsor through October 1, 2017.The universal nature of food makes it an appropriate subject to critically examine themes common to contemporary art, such as politics, commerce and the intersection of art and life. Snack is a (mostly) lighthearted look at works drawn primarily from the Akron Art Museum collection that depict food or the places we buy and consume it through humor, pop culture and nostalgia.