Originality Shines in Akron Art Museum’s “Intersections”

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Since the opening night in October, I have made repeat visits to Intersections: Artists Master Line and Space at the Akron Art Museum. This show features six contemporary sculptors who use paper as an essential aspect to their practice – from experimental techniques like hand-corrugated paper sculptures to abaca paper pressed into carved wood, the playful nature to this exhibition […]






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Arnold Tunstall: Movin’ On Up

Arnold Tunstall recently accepted the position of Director of the University Galleries at the University of Akron.  His appointment comes and the end of a 25-year career at the Akron Art Museum where he served in multiple roles, most recently as Collections Manager since 2008.   Lauren Hansgen: So you’ve been at the Akron Art Museum for your entire career… […]






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Akron Art Museum and MOCA present Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia

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  Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries, Akron Art Museum Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland May 29-August 28, 2016 Equal parts engagement and provocation, the art of Akron native Mark Mothersbaugh investigates the tension and interplay between order and freedom, repetition and play, technology and individuality and mutation and conformity. Beginning as an art student at Kent State […]






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On View at the Akron Art Museum

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NEO Geo Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries Through April 24, 2016 For Depthless Without You, Natalie Lanese painted chevrons and stripes directly on the Akron Art Museum gallery floor and walls to generate illusions that play with viewers’ perceptions of dimension. The site-specific installation alternately emphasizes and disguises flat surfaces’ lack of depth. “Depthlessness is a concept I’ve dealt with […]






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Akron Art Museum Explores Geometric Abstraction by Northeast Ohio Artists in NEO Geo

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NEO Geo Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries November 21, 2015 through April 24, 2016 In the 1960s and 70s, artists in Northeast Ohio garnered international attention through works featuring hard-edged geometric forms or complex illusory patterns. NEO Geo examines geometric abstraction’s continued relevance in the region through the work of eight contemporary artists. Responding directly to this history, Michelle Marie […]






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Akron Art Museum presents Specter, Choice, and Extended Moments

Charles Beneke, Splendor

Charles Beneke: Specter Specter is an installation that envelops visitors in a swirl of handprinted wallpaper, relief and monoprint prints. The work by Charles Beneke, Professor and Printmaking Area Coordinator at the University of Akron’s Mary Schiller Myers School of Art, offers pleasure in its lush surface decoration and a stark reminder of our penchant for excess and its impact. […]






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