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Akron Art Museum Attracts New Art With Its New Building
Last Year's Acquisitions Set A New Record
by WKSU's VIVIAN GOODMAN


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Vivian Goodman
 
Northeast Ohio's major art museums are closed for renovation, but the new building project hasn't stopped the Cleveland Museum of Art from putting on groundbreaking exhibitions, and the major construction project in downtown Akron is helping the Akron Art Museum grow its collection. The new building under construction has attracted some major gifts:
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Carl Gaertner
Riverside Plant, c. 1931
oil on canvas
35 1/8 in. x 41 1/4 in. (89.22 cm x 104.78 cm)
Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of Carol and Michael Sherwin  2006.39
Dimitri Baltermants
Bayonet Attack, November, 1941 (printed later)
Gelatin silver print
18 3/4 in. x 12 1/2 in. (47.63 cm x 31.75 cm)
Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of anonymous donor  2006.50
Chuck Close
Self-Portrait/Photogravure, 2005
Photogravure
54 1/2 in. x 40 in. (138.43 cm x 101.6 cm)
Purchased with funds from Monroe Meyerson and Mrs. S. P. Halle, by exchange 2006.24
El Anatsui
Dzesi II, 2006
Aluminum liquor bottle caps and copper wire
117 in. x 195 in. x 8 in. (297.18 cm x 495.3 cm x 20.32 cm)
Purchased with funds from Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Reed II, by exchange  2006.25

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