Because of the excitement surrounding the national premiere of Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui, the Akron Art Museum will be open on Independence Day. Visitors to Downtown Akron can visit the museum galleries or shop the museum store from 11 am to 5 pm on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, while also enjoying the City’s Rib, White and Blue, Akron’s National Food Festival on Main Street.
Internationally renowned artist El Anatsui is celebrated for transforming discarded metal objects into shimmering, richly colored and luxuriously textured metal tapestries and sculptures of monumental splendor. This exhibition is so large in scale that it overflows throughout the museum into the collection galleries and lobby.
An Akron Art Museum visit is affordable family entertainment. Students 17 years and younger are free, adult admission is $7, older students and seniors 65+ are $5. Members are free. Admission includes a colorful and informative gallery guide about the artist El Anatsui.
Traditionally closed most major holidays, the museum is also closed Monday and Tuesday and is open Wednesday through Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm; Thursday 11 am – 9 pm. For more information visit AkronArtMuseum.org.
Address: One South High, Akron, OH 44308
Gallery and Store Hours: Wednesday – Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm, Thursday: 11 am – 9 pm, Closed Monday and Tuesday as well as most major holidays