Akron Art Museum

Akron Art Museum LIVE CREATIVE The Akron Art Museum, dedicated to enriching lives through modern and contemporary art, showcases regional, national and international art created since 1850.
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The museum’s collection is presented in a spectacular facility designed by Viennese architectural firm Coop Himmelb(l)au and includes over 5,000 works of art, with a strong focus on contemporary painting, sculpture and photography. Nearly a dozen exhibitions each year present prominent artists in various media including painting, sculpture, photography, video, design and glass. In addition to its ever-changing collection and exhibitions, the museum offers many opportunities to live creative through programs that include films and video, lectures, workshops, tours, concerts, and public art projects.

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Do you prefer drawing or painting? William Sommer. Hand, undated. Gift of William Sommer Jr. 1957.37William Sommer. Port...
06/15/2021

Do you prefer drawing or painting?

William Sommer. Hand, undated. Gift of William Sommer Jr. 1957.37

William Sommer. Portrait of Rolf Stoll, c. 1925 - 1929. Gift of Joseph M. Erdelac 2000.49

Mascots are at the Museum! Can you spot the Akron Public Schools mascots in this photo?
06/13/2021

Mascots are at the Museum! Can you spot the Akron Public Schools mascots in this photo?

Mascots are at the Museum! Can you spot the Akron Public Schools mascots in this photo?

06/12/2021

Wax resist t-shirt art!

Fabric
Fabric ink
Bees wax
A plastic fork

Start with a clean piece of fabric
Layer wax and dye to create your pattern
Freeze the shirt and scrape off the wax
Wash and dry

06/11/2021

Tonight is late night, we're open until 8:00 pm. Come visit and relax, unwind, and explore.

06/10/2021

Tickets remain but they're going fast! Free for members/$5 non-members. Advanced registration required and space is limited. https://akronartmuseum.org/events/

Did you know this painting uses encaustic on canvas? Learn more about encaustic and other paint facts in our Instagram s...
06/08/2021

Did you know this painting uses encaustic on canvas? Learn more about encaustic and other paint facts in our Instagram story.

Clarence E. Van Duzer. Apartment #10 Looking West, 1949. Purchased, by exchange, with funds from the Ritchie Memorial Foundation and Mr. and Mrs. Francis M. Sherwin 2010.191

Did you know this painting uses encaustic on canvas? Learn more about encaustic and other paint facts in our Instagram story.

Clarence E. Van Duzer. Apartment #10 Looking West, 1949. Purchased, by exchange, with funds from the Ritchie Memorial Foundation and Mr. and Mrs. Francis M. Sherwin 2010.191

Through his Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Interchange, Robert Rauschenberg traveled the world to share art and culture. ...
06/07/2021

Through his Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Interchange, Robert Rauschenberg traveled the world to share art and culture. These prints resulted from his time spent in the Soviet Union (now Russia). See this work on view in Totally Radical: Art and Politics in the 1980s.

Robert Rauschenberg, Soviet/American Array VII, 1988-1991, Knight Purchase Fund for Photographic Media, 1993.6.

Through his Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Interchange, Robert Rauschenberg traveled the world to share art and culture. These prints resulted from his time spent in the Soviet Union (now Russia). See this work on view in Totally Radical: Art and Politics in the 1980s.

Robert Rauschenberg, Soviet/American Array VII, 1988-1991, Knight Purchase Fund for Photographic Media, 1993.6.

Mascots are at the Museum! Can you spot Webster, Rubberta, Homer, and Orbit from the RubberDucks in this photo? @AkronRu...
06/06/2021

Mascots are at the Museum! Can you spot Webster, Rubberta, Homer, and Orbit from the RubberDucks in this photo? @AkronRubberDucks

Mascots are at the Museum! Can you spot Webster, Rubberta, Homer, and Orbit from the RubberDucks in this photo? @AkronRubberDucks

06/05/2021

Try this technique for easy, DIY stamp making, just get your materials and follow along with the video.

Supplies:
Foam
Blocks
Scissors
Glue
Inkpad

06/04/2021

Join Curator of Education Gina Thomas McGee as she shows you the new exhibition. The 10,000 Things by artist Jordan Wong promises to delight and surprise visitors as it adds to the joy and beauty of our outdoor space.

Check out this painting on view now in Reconsidered: Works from the Collection, on view through June 13. Joseph Wagner. ...
06/03/2021

Check out this painting on view now in Reconsidered: Works from the Collection, on view through June 13.

Joseph Wagner. Early American, 1963. Museum Acquisition Fund 1964.49

Check out this painting on view now in Reconsidered: Works from the Collection, on view through June 13.

Joseph Wagner. Early American, 1963. Museum Acquisition Fund 1964.49

06/02/2021

Maria Uhase - Botanical Watercolor: Butterfly Milkweed Plant

Native Butterfly Milkweed is an essential food source for monarch butterfly caterpillars, and the nectar feeds adult monarchs and other insects. The plant typically grows 2 - 5 feet tall, and has small, star-shaped flowers that grow in clusters designed for pollination.

Did you know that historic frames can be very costly? Find more odd museum facts in our Instagram story.
06/01/2021

Did you know that historic frames can be very costly? Find more odd museum facts in our Instagram story.

Did you know that historic frames can be very costly? Find more odd museum facts in our Instagram story.

The fruit in this print was inspired by the bountiful Hispanic markets around Judy Pfaff’s studio in Brooklyn, New York....
05/31/2021

The fruit in this print was inspired by the bountiful Hispanic markets around Judy Pfaff’s studio in Brooklyn, New York. She fittingly titled the work “Manzanas y Naranjas”—Spanish for “Apples and Oranges.” See this work on view in Totally Rad: Bold Color in the 1980s.

Judy Pfaff, Manzanas y Naranjas (Apples and Oranges), 1987, Gift of Kathleen Monaghan and Richard Shebairo in tribute to the staff of the Akron Art Museum, 2006.17.

The fruit in this print was inspired by the bountiful Hispanic markets around Judy Pfaff’s studio in Brooklyn, New York. She fittingly titled the work “Manzanas y Naranjas”—Spanish for “Apples and Oranges.” See this work on view in Totally Rad: Bold Color in the 1980s.

Judy Pfaff, Manzanas y Naranjas (Apples and Oranges), 1987, Gift of Kathleen Monaghan and Richard Shebairo in tribute to the staff of the Akron Art Museum, 2006.17.

Mascots are at the Museum! Can you spot the Akron Public Schools mascots in this photo? This is a challenging one!
05/30/2021

Mascots are at the Museum! Can you spot the Akron Public Schools mascots in this photo? This is a challenging one!

Mascots are at the Museum! Can you spot the Akron Public Schools mascots in this photo? This is a challenging one!

05/29/2021

Easy Linocut Prints with Watercolor

Supplies:
• Lino block
• X-Acto with a grooved blade
• Watercolor paints
• Paper

Check out this painting on view now in Reconsidered: Works from the Collection, on view through June 13. Francis Joseph ...
05/27/2021

Check out this painting on view now in Reconsidered: Works from the Collection, on view through June 13.

Francis Joseph Meyers. The Garden, c. 1960. Gift of the artist 1964.45

Check out this painting on view now in Reconsidered: Works from the Collection, on view through June 13.

Francis Joseph Meyers. The Garden, c. 1960. Gift of the artist 1964.45

The nighttime sky enthralled Ralph Albert Blakelock so much that he painted it repeatedly. Find out more about Blakelock...
05/26/2021

The nighttime sky enthralled Ralph Albert Blakelock so much that he painted it repeatedly. Find out more about Blakelock technique in today's blog post.

https://akronartmuseum.org/media/ralph-albert-blakelock/

Ralph Albert Blakelock. Diana’s Mirror, 1880-1899. Bequest of Edwin C. Shaw 1955.14

The nighttime sky enthralled Ralph Albert Blakelock so much that he painted it repeatedly. Find out more about Blakelock technique in today's blog post.

https://akronartmuseum.org/media/ralph-albert-blakelock/

Ralph Albert Blakelock. Diana’s Mirror, 1880-1899. Bequest of Edwin C. Shaw 1955.14

05/24/2021
Lunchtime 5 - Summer

Spend a few minutes exploring artworks from the collection related to this month’s topic. By looking closely, you’ll discover surprising details and have a nice moment of rest during your Friday lunch break.

Columbus-based artist William L. Hawkins never visited Perkins Mansion in Akron. Instead, he made this painting after re...
05/24/2021

Columbus-based artist William L. Hawkins never visited Perkins Mansion in Akron. Instead, he made this painting after receiving a postcard of the building from one of the Akron Art Museum’s volunteer tour guides. See this work on view in Totally Rad: Bold Color in the 1980s.

William L. Hawkins. Perkins Mansion, (Union City, Kentucky, 1895 - 1990, Columbus, Ohio), 1985. Purchased with funds from Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Contemporary Art Society of Akron, and Museum Acquisition Fund, 1987.18.

Columbus-based artist William L. Hawkins never visited Perkins Mansion in Akron. Instead, he made this painting after receiving a postcard of the building from one of the Akron Art Museum’s volunteer tour guides. See this work on view in Totally Rad: Bold Color in the 1980s.

William L. Hawkins. Perkins Mansion, (Union City, Kentucky, 1895 - 1990, Columbus, Ohio), 1985. Purchased with funds from Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Contemporary Art Society of Akron, and Museum Acquisition Fund, 1987.18.

Mascots are at the Museum! Can you spot Zippy in this photo? The University of Akron
05/23/2021

Mascots are at the Museum! Can you spot Zippy in this photo? The University of Akron

Mascots are at the Museum! Can you spot Zippy in this photo? The University of Akron

05/22/2021
Kitchen Lithography

This project might take a couple tries. But once you get the hang of it, you’ll really enjoy your results.

Steps:
Tape aluminum foil to cardboard. Use flat cardboard, like chipboard, instead of corrugated cardboard.

Use wet, fine sandpaper to sand the foil.

Apply vinegar to wipe the surface.

Tape aluminum foil to the cardboard. Use flat cardboard, like chipboard, instead of corrugated cardboard.

Pour soda on the image.

Pour a small amount of vegetable oil on the surface and buff surface with a sponge.

Use a different sponge to wipe the plate with water.

Roll on ink. Wipe and roll again.

Print. Use a spoon or brayer to apply pressure.

05/21/2021
Lunchtime 5 - Reconsidered

Let's take a closer look at three regional artists featured in Reconsidered. See it before it changes on June 2nd.

Check out this painting on view now in Reconsidered: Works from the Collection. Milton Resnick. Abstract Expression, 195...
05/20/2021

Check out this painting on view now in Reconsidered: Works from the Collection.

Milton Resnick. Abstract Expression, 1959. Gift of Mrs. Mary S. Huhn, Mrs. Dorothy S. Steinberg, and Mr. John F. Seiberling, Jr. in memory of their father, Mr. J. Frederick Seiberling, 1964.14.

Field Studio Photography

Have you ever photographed an outdoor scene, only to find that the light in your picture came out all wrong? Find out mo...
05/19/2021

Have you ever photographed an outdoor scene, only to find that the light in your picture came out all wrong? Find out more about Ansel Adams technique on today's blog post.

https://akronartmuseum.org/media/ansel-adams/

Ansel Adams. Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1942 (printed early 1970s). Purchased with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John A. McAlonan Trust Fund 1975.1

Have you ever photographed an outdoor scene, only to find that the light in your picture came out all wrong? Find out more about Ansel Adams technique on today's blog post.

https://akronartmuseum.org/media/ansel-adams/

Ansel Adams. Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1942 (printed early 1970s). Purchased with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John A. McAlonan Trust Fund 1975.1

Gemini, you’ve got a ton of energy and are great at channeling it into your many creative endeavors and long-standing fr...
05/18/2021

Gemini, you’ve got a ton of energy and are great at channeling it into your many creative endeavors and long-standing friendships. Click to read your full horoscope.

https://akronartmuseum.org/media/artstrology-gemini/

Paul Stankard. July’s bouquet with honey bee swarm, c. 2006-2008. Gift of Annie and Mike Belkin, 2010.282.64

Gemini, you’ve got a ton of energy and are great at channeling it into your many creative endeavors and long-standing friendships. Click to read your full horoscope.

https://akronartmuseum.org/media/artstrology-gemini/

Paul Stankard. July’s bouquet with honey bee swarm, c. 2006-2008. Gift of Annie and Mike Belkin, 2010.282.64

Would you like to know more about the inspiration behind Totally Rad: Bold Color in the 1980s and the artwork in the sho...
05/17/2021

Would you like to know more about the inspiration behind Totally Rad: Bold Color in the 1980s and the artwork in the show? If so, read the Totally Rad blog tour and learn about it from the show’s curator, Jeff Katzin. Click the link to read the blog tour.

Nancy Graves. Trambulate, 1984. Private collection.

https://akronartmuseum.org/media/virtual-tour-2/

Would you like to know more about the inspiration behind Totally Rad: Bold Color in the 1980s and the artwork in the show? If so, read the Totally Rad blog tour and learn about it from the show’s curator, Jeff Katzin. Click the link to read the blog tour.

Nancy Graves. Trambulate, 1984. Private collection.

https://akronartmuseum.org/media/virtual-tour-2/

Mascots are at the Museum! Can you spot the Akron Public Schools mascots in this photo?
05/16/2021

Mascots are at the Museum! Can you spot the Akron Public Schools mascots in this photo?

Mascots are at the Museum! Can you spot the Akron Public Schools mascots in this photo?

05/15/2021

Ryan Jaenke was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Growing up, Ryan found inspiration in the urban environment, observing and taking influence in the emergence of graffiti art. Most recently, Ryan found his stride in painting large-scale murals. These massive murals build on his long-held love for graffiti art and street culture while expanding his style beyond traditional graffiti lettering.

Check out this painting on view now in Reconsidered: Works from the Collection. John Clem Clarke. Morse -- The Old House...
05/13/2021

Check out this painting on view now in Reconsidered: Works from the Collection.

John Clem Clarke. Morse -- The Old House of Representatives, 1969. Gift of Mary S. and Louis S. Myers, 1971.20.

George Segal thrived on this mix of everyday familiarity and unexpected strangeness. Find out more on today's blog post....
05/12/2021

George Segal thrived on this mix of everyday familiarity and unexpected strangeness. Find out more on today's blog post.

https://akronartmuseum.org/media/george-segal/

George Segal. Girl Sitting Against a Wall II, 1970. Purchased with funds from the Fiftieth Anniversary Gala 1972.20 a-c

George Segal thrived on this mix of everyday familiarity and unexpected strangeness. Find out more on today's blog post.

https://akronartmuseum.org/media/george-segal/

George Segal. Girl Sitting Against a Wall II, 1970. Purchased with funds from the Fiftieth Anniversary Gala 1972.20 a-c

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Hi - what is the best way to reach someone at the Art Museum currently? I tried to email 1-2 weeks ago and have not received a reply. I do understand you are closed again and may have limited staff availability. It doesn't seem I can contact you via Messenger. Could someone please try to message me if possible? I am doing class research and would like to fill in some "blanks" I have regarding your response to COVID-19. I cannot find the information on your website is everything is blank again with the newest closure. Thank you!
Is thursdays still free and is ot free other days as well?
Thank you team at the Akron Art Museum for continuing to further the mission of our wonderful institution. We are all very grateful to you and your efforts during this very difficult time. We shall rise again stronger and wiser than ever before. #weareallinthistogether #unitedwestand #livecreative
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anyone remember the painted stairs at the art museum in the 1970s? Would love to see a photo. I remember a rainbow 🌈 and lots of bright colors. We have quarantine chalk fatigue and I am thinking of letting the kids paint the front steps 🙃
www.clevelandphotogroup.com LOVES working with at Akron art museum
Perfect summer night in the garden
A great day at the Nick Cave Opening!
work by alison zuckerman
interesting paintings by alison zuckerman
Loved the Brian Bress show!!
Thought it was so cute that my kids sat down on the floor to watch Brian Bress’s artwork unfold!