AMAM at the Akron Art Museum

Through February 2011
Akron Art Museum

The Akron Art Museum mounts its third show drawn from the Allen’s collection this fall. “Culture Revolution: Contemporary Chinese Paintings from the Allen Memorial Art Museum opens on October 16, 2010.

Four artists, including Hung Liu, reflect on the rapidly changing terrain of contemporary Chinese culture in lush, poetic paintings on loan from the Allen Memorial Art Museum. Political Pop meets expressionism, realism, history and nostalgia in paintings that comment on China's present and future while evoking its political past. This exhibition continues through February 27, 2011.

This exhibition is organized by the Akron Art Museum and supported by the museum's Evelyne Shaffer Endowment for Exhibitions.

Additionally, a number of outstanding 19th-century, modern, and contemporary works from the AMAM’s collections of European and American art will be on rotating view, including Frank Stella’s monumental Agbatana III, Joan Mitchell’s Café, Roy Lichtenstein’s Craig, and David Wojnarowicz’s Untitled (Burning Man), as well as the AMAM’s late Claude Monet, Wisteria.

Akron Art Museum Curators Ellen Rudolph and Barbara Tanenbaum worked with the AMAM to organize these installations.

Listen to podcasts related to past exhibitions at the Akron Art Museum featuring
AMAM works here.

Zeng Fanzhi (Chinese, b. 1964)
Mask Series #7, 2000
Oil on canvas
Ruth Roush Fund for Contemporary Art, AMAM 2002.24