The Akron Art Museum

My wife and I, while visiting her parents in Ohio this weekend, took a short trip up to Akron to visit the Akron Art Museum. This is quite a gem of a museum.

The building itself is an architectural marvel. There’s a gallery with a bunch of photos documenting its construction.

Of course, the most important thing about a museum is what’s inside it. This museum does not disappoint. They have a handful of significant piece’s like Chuck Close’s Linda, Harry Callahan’s Eleanor, and Colombian sculptor Doris Salcedo’s Atrabiliarios (Defiant). My wife and I took in the current exhibitions. The one we liked the most was A Shared Vision: The Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Photography Collection. There wasn’t a dud in the collection. I should have brought a notebook to write down the names of the artists and photographs. though my words couldn’t do the photos the justice they deserve.

Anyway, if you happen to be near Akron, I highly recommend taking a jaunt over to this museum.


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