Inside | OutNovember 21, 2014 - April 21, 2015
What would happen if the Akron Art Museum brought its collection out of the galleries and into the community?
Living with ArtFebruary 5, 2015 - April 5, 2015
Do you ever visit a museum and fall so in love with an artwork that you dream of taking it home? Would that favorite painting look or feel different in your house, outside of the white walls, tall ceilings, and perfect lighting of the museum? Art isn’t just meant for museum walls, it is something we can (and do!) live with.
John Pearson: Intuitive StructuresSeptember 20, 2014 - February 8, 2015
A key figure in the arts of Northeast Ohio and beyond, John Pearson has developed his style of geometric abstract painting over the past 50 years.
Butch Anthony: Vita Post MortumNovember 6, 2014 - January 25, 2015
Butch Anthony, an artist not easily defined, collects bizarre objects and transforms them into the strangely beautiful art.
Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of DrawingSeptember 6, 2014 - January 4, 2015
For almost two decades, Trenton Doyle Hancock has developed an epic visual narrative in which mythical “Mounds” serve as the protagonists in an ongoing battle between good and evil. The artist’s colorful characters, vivid imagery and elaborate mythologies have earned international recognition.
Along the Tracks: O. Winston LinkJune 7, 2014 - November 9, 2014
Featuring photographs from the museum’s collection and several loaned works, the exhibition will examine Link’s technical accomplishments and innovations as a photographer as well as his in-depth documentation of a quickly fading mode of transportation and way of life in rural America.
Beyond the News: Photographs from the Akron Beacon Journal ArchivesSeptember 13, 2014 - October 26, 2014
Beyond the News brings together a selection of outstanding news photographs drawn from the archives of the Akron Beacon Journal.
La Wilson: Objects TransformedMay 10, 2014 - October 19, 2014
Art in northeastern Ohio has been vastly enriched by La Wilson's idiosyncratic artworks that have been embraced by critics and collectors nearby and around the country.
Language in ArtApril 12, 2014 - September 14, 2014
Language in Art looks at innovative ways contemporary artists utilize text as a key component in their work. Sophie Calle’s evocative narrative accompanies photographs of items she assembled when she gained access to hotel rooms while working as a chambermaid in Venice. And unsettling questions What Was I Thinking? How Can I Get a Do-Over?—adorn Kristen Cliffel’s outsized chocolate-frosted pink cupcakes, The Dirty Dozen.
Working ArtistsJuly 17, 2014 - September 7, 2014
A selection of work by Akron Art Museum staff, juried by Massillon Museum Executive Director Alexandra Nicholis Coon, showcases the talents of artists working in a variety of styles.