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.
Christopher Pekoc: Hand MadeNovember 15, 2014 - April 26, 2015
Hands in myriad gestures recur again and again in Pekoc’s assemblages. These constructions also convey the presence of the artist’s hand in their making, with scarred surfaces as metaphors of our imperfections.
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 ArtThe Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation GalleryFebruary 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 MortumThe Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation GalleryNovember 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 DrawingKarl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries
Adults accompanying children may wish to preview this exhibitionSeptember 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 ArchivesThe Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation GallerySeptember 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.