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.
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.