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