Charles Beneke: SpecterJudith Bear Isroff GalleryAugust 1, 2015 - January 3, 2016
Rather than presenting his prints framed or in bound volumes for intimate viewing, as has been traditional practice, Beneke’s work fans out over wall surfaces and into space. In Specter, the printed surfaces accumulate in a figurative parallel of the human-made accumulation of carbon and greenhouse gas that endangers our planet.
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.
Wizards of Pop: Sabuda and ReinhartThe Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation GallerySeptember 24, 2015 - November 15, 2015
Celebrated children’s book creators Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart combined their talents to create beloved and remarkable pop-up books including 80 original works from more than 16 of the duo's picture and pop-up books.
Proof: Photographs from the CollectionKarl and Bertl Arnstein GalleriesMay 30, 2015 - October 25, 2015
Photographs help create our collective memory. Images from news reportage and photographs that provide social commentary or promote personal agendas all shape how we see our world and alter our view of the past. Proof features photographs from the Civil War to the present, including classic documentary works as well as photographs which question the nature of photographic truth.
StagedFred and Laura Ruth Bidwell GalleryMay 2, 2015 - September 27, 2015
Just as theater directors orchestrate the stage, many photographers carefully construct scenes in front of their cameras. The resulting images are often as theatrical in their presentation as a Broadway play or a Hollywood film. Staged highlights the work of artists whose directorial involvement in the set-up of their photographs is essential to their practice.
Build It!The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation GalleryJuly 16, 2015 - September 13, 2015
Build It! creates an environment in the gallery for visitors to draw inspiration from artwork filled with images of architecture and buildings, while they engage in creative construction with different types of building blocks – oversized, odd-shaped, magnetic, and more.
Altered LandscapesJudith Bear Isroff GalleryFebruary 14, 2015 - July 12, 2015
Whether the approach is fanciful, to convey personal emotion, or to communicate social or political commentary, Altered Landscapes features art works from the Akron Art Museum collection that offer a variety of approaches to their subjects.
Akron Garden Club Art Blooms Photography ShowThe Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation GalleryMay 6, 2015 - July 5, 2015
Featuring 36 photographs by members of the Garden Club of America. This exhibition is organized by the Akron Garden Club as part of Art Blooms, an Akron Garden Club flower show including horticulture, floral design, botanical art and a conservation exhibit.
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.
Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent PaintingJanuary 24, 2015 - May 3, 2015
Beauty Reigns features the work of 13 emerging and mid-career abstract painters, working in studios across the United States. The exhibition celebrates the exoticism, exuberance and optimism found in the artists’ work.