This Summer at Akron Art Museum

FRONT International: An American City Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries, Beatrice Knapp McDowell Grand Lobby, Bud & Susie Rogers Garden July 14–September 30 For the premiere edition of FRONT International, artists from the US and around the globe will offer perspectives on aspects of “An American City” at the Akron Art Museum. Works by fifteen artists and one collective—including three […]

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What’s Upcoming and Ongoing at Akron Art Museum

Jun Kaneko: Blurred Lines Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries February 17–June 3 Among the most acclaimed artists working in contemporary ceramics today, Jun Kaneko has spent decades pushing the boundaries of ceramics, sculpture, and painting, repeatedly blurring the lines that have traditionally separated the world of fine art and craft. Jun Kaneko: Blurred Lines, opening February 17, presents an impressive […]

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Jun Kaneko: Blurred Lines, and more at Akron Art Museum

Jun Kaneko: Blurred Lines Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries February 17–May 27 Undoubtedly one of the most acclaimed artists working in contemporary ceramics today, Jun Kaneko has spent decades pushing the boundaries of ceramics, sculpture, painting, the abstract and the figural, and has repeatedly blurred the lines that have traditionally separated the world of fine art and craft. Jun Kaneko: […]

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Akron Art Museum: Alchemy, and more

Alchemy Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries October 7, 2017 – January 21, 2018 Alchemy brings together a group of international artists whose work incorporates gold (or another metal disguised as gold). In each case, this precious material not only brings a sense of luxury to the work, but also ushers in connotations of the historic and cultural value various societies […]

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Originality Shines in Akron Art Museum’s “Intersections”

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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