So Style: Jordan Wong at the Akron Art Museum

In September, the Akron Art Museum’s galleries will open an expansion of The 10,000 Things, an exhibition of murals and freestanding works by Jordan Wong. The first phase—four original pieces of Wong’s art—have stood in the museum’s Bud and Susie Rogers Garden since May. These outdoor works introduced Rubber City to Wong’s distinctive style—colorful, slyly referential, bursting with the enthusiasm of […]

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Experience More at the Akron Art Museum

  This fall, the Akron Art Museum’s exhibitions will allow viewers to experience art in new and unique ways. Continuum: Historical Resonances in Contemporary Art encourages viewers to enjoy the past along with the present as pairs of art are displayed together. Afterimages: Geometric Abstraction and Perception creates visual and mental experiences through glittering patterns, radiant colors, and stimulating effects. […]

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Welcoming You from Afar

The Akron Art Museum’s galleries may be closed, but many of the experiences that our patrons value are still available at any time. The AAM team has been hard at work developing engaging and exciting virtual connections to our collection. Each week on social media we share in-depth collection content on Mondays and Thursdays, studio experiences on Wednesdays, stories on […]

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Elias Sime, Objects to be Destroyed, and The Kids are Alright

ELIAS SIME: TIGHTROPE Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries February 29-May 24 Elias Sime: Tightrope, the first major traveling survey dedicated to the Ethiopian artist’s work, features numerous large-scale tableaus. From afar, these works give the appearance of abstract paintings. However, upon closer inspection, one sees these color-block compositions are assembled from unexpected materials like motherboards, buttons and electrical wire. First […]

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One Critic Takes a Look at the Year’s Best

In no particular order, here is a list of my ten favorite exhibitions, artists, performances, etc. in the North East Ohio arts scene during 2019.   1. CHARLES BURCHFIELD AT THE CMA: THE OHIO LANDSCAPES Early last year at the Cleveland Museum of Art in the Focus Gallery, Charles Burchfield: The Ohio Landscapes, 1915–1920 was a truly magnificent glimpse into the formative […]

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