Nick Cave, Joe Vitone, and Mernet Larson at Akron Art Museum

Nick Cave: Feat. Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries February 23–June 2 Nick Cave’s (b. 1959) dazzling trademark soundsuits were originally conceived as a kind of protective armor in the wake of Rodney King’s 1992 beating by members of the Los Angeles Police Department. “I started thinking about myself more and more as a black man—as someone discarded, devalued, viewed as […]

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An Interview with Artist Nick Cave – Feat. Opens 2/23 at Akron Art Museum

Tomorrow (Saturday, February 23) the new exhibition Nick Cave: Feat. opens at Akron Art Museum – showcasing some of the artist’s most iconic bodies of work, including his signature soundsuits. These dazzling sculptural costumes are made of thousands of found objects, buttons, old toys, and other everyday items, but their visual brilliance conceals a darker message. Cave made his first […]

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Akron Art Museum

Jeff Donaldson: Dig Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries Through January 21 Spanning the artist’s entire career from his activist roots in Chicago to his influence on future generations as a professor at Howard University, Jeff Donaldson: Dig presents new scholarship and features works never before seen in public. In 1968, Donaldson, along with Wadsworth Jarrell, Jae Jarrell, Barbara Jones-Hogu and […]

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Fall at the Akron Art Museum

Jeff Donaldson: Dig Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries October 27–January 20 Jeff Donaldson: Dig, the artist’s first museum retrospective, explores Donaldson’s four-decade career. Spanning his activist roots in Chicago to his influence on future generations of artists as a professor at Howard University and vice president of the Barnes Foundation, this major exhibition presents new scholarship and features works never […]

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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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