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.
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 ArtJudith Bear Isroff GalleryApril 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 ArtistsThe Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation GalleryJuly 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.
Tony FeherApril 12, 2014 - August 17, 2014
The Akron Art Museum is delighted to present the first comprehensive, in-depth exploration of the career of American sculptor Tony Feher. Covering 25 years of Feher’s art, the exhibition will feature the range of everyday materials Feher employs, from bottles filled with colored water to marbles and pennies, Styrofoam blocks, soft drink crates, plastic bags, paper cups and various packing materials
The Talking CureMay 15, 2014 - July 6, 2014
The focus of artist Melissa Stern’s project, The Talking Cure, is a group of twelve sculptures made of clay, wood, found objects and other materials. The simplified human figures suggest individual, ambiguous personalities.
Invitation to Stare: Photographic PortraitsFred and Laura Ruth Bidwell GalleryFebruary 1, 2014 - June 1, 2014
Photographers have used their cameras to explore the faces of friends, loved ones, passing strangers, cultural icons and themselves since the nineteenth-century beginnings of photography.
In The Corbin Gallery: The Big Draw and Big TopJanuary 16, 2014 - May 4, 2014
The Corbin Gallery has been transformed into an interactive space.
Diana Al-Hadid: Nolli's OrdersSandra L. and Dennis B. Haslinger Family Foundation GalleriesNovember 23, 2013 - April 13, 2014
Kent State University graduate Diana Al-Hadid’s monumental sculpture Nolli’s Orders intermingles landscape, architecture and the human figure. Hovering between architectural ruin and figurative sculpture, the thirteen-foot high sculpture is constructed of steel, polymer gypsum, fiberglass, wood, foam and paint.