Upcoming exhibitions at the Akron Art Museum

The Akron Art Museum will host two exhibitions starting in November.

Diana Al-Hadid: Nolli’s Orders

Diana Al-Hadid: Nolli’s Orders | November 23, 2013 – March 16, 2014

Kent State University graduate Diana Al-Hadid’s monumental sculpture Nolli’s Orders intermingles landscape, architecture and the human figure. Hovering between architectural ruin and figurative sculpture, the thirteen-foot high sculpture is constructed of steel, polymer gypsum, fiberglass, wood, foam, and paint. Nolli’s Orders was inspired by sources ranging from Italian and Northern Renaissance painting to Gothic architecture and Hellenistic sculpture. Its title refers to the eighteenth century Italian architect and surveyor Giambattista Nolli, who is known for the iconic map of Rome that he completed in 1748. Al-Hadid was born in 1981 in Aleppo, Syria and currently lives and works in New York City.

Multiplicty

Multiplicity | November 23, 2013- March 16, 2014

Multiplicity showcases more than 80 prints by modern and contemporary American artists working in an exciting variety of media. Drawn from the outstanding collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the exhibition demonstrates how artists today engage with the unique qualities of printmaking processes. Paintings and sculptures by a number of the artists featured, including Chuck Close, Helen Frankenthaler, Al Held, and Kiki Smith will be on view in the museum’s Haslinger collection galleries, allowing visitors to better understand the scope of those artists’ creative output. The variety of innovative approaches artists use to create prints is apparent in works by such artists as Louise Bourgeois, Jim Dine, Barbara Kruger, Julie Mehretu, Ed Ruscha, and Kara Walker.

For more information, visit the Akron Art Museum on the web at http://akronartmuseum.org/. The Museum is located at One South High, Akron, Ohio 44308.

Update: 2013 ARLIS-OV Meeting at Denison University

2013 ARLIS-OV Meeting at Denison University (Granville, OH)

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Join fellow ARLIS Ohio Valley librarians at our annual meeting October 31st and November 1st in Granville, Ohio at Denison University. Enjoy tours at local museums and libraries, unwind over dinner at Brews Cafe, and network with your art library colleagues.

The meeting will feature presentations by:

  • Jennifer Krivikas, Head of the Design, Architecture, Art, Planning Library at University of Cincinnati, on the VRA conference experience;
  • Chris Mannix, Public Services Librarian at the Columbus College of Art & Design on the California Rare Book School experience;
  • Special guests Tom Gates and Joe Clark from Kent State University’s Fashion and Architecture Libraries.

For more information about the schedule, check out the meeting agenda for Thursday and Friday. Lodging information is also available.

To register, complete the registration form and send it along with your check to:

Ellie Ward
Akron Art Museum
One South High
Akron, OH 44308

Registration Deadline is October 18th. You can also renew your membership for 2014 as you register!

If you are not already a member of ARLIS/OV, check out membership information under the Membership tab above or membership form to print out a membership form.

Questions about the the meeting and agenda can be directed to Shannon Marie Robinson (robinsons@denison.edu), the meeting’s host.

 

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2013 ARLIS-OV Meeting at Denison University

2013 ARLIS-OV Meeting at Denison University (Granville, OH)

Join fellow ARLIS Ohio Valley librarians at our annual meeting October 31st and November 1st in Granville, Ohio at Denison University. Enjoy tours at local museums and libraries, unwind over dinner at Brews Cafe, and network with your art library colleagues.  For more information about the schedule, check out the meeting agenda for Thursday and Friday. Lodging information is also available.

To register, complete the registration form and send it along with your check to:

Ellie Ward
Akron Art Museum
One South High
Akron, OH 44308

Registration Deadline is October 18th. You can also renew your membership for 2014 as you register!

If you are not already a member of ARLIS/OV, check out membership information under the Membership tab above or membership form to print out a membership form.

Questions about the the meeting and agenda can be directed to Shannon Marie Robinson (robinsons@denison.edu), the meeting’s host.

 

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