Akron Art Museum Acquires Art by Kiki Smith and Trenton Doyle Hancock

artwork: Trenton Doyle Hancock - "Holed My Hand", 2010 - Acrylic and mixed media on paper, 98 3/4 in., x 133 in. x 3 1/2 in. - Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Museum Acquisition Fund in memory of Dr. George and Margaret Seeley

AKRON, OH.- The Akron Art Museum’s collection is always changing, and the galleries are updated frequently to reflect new artistic perspectives. Sending works out on loan or for conservation, borrowing works and acquiring amazing new objects can significantly change the look and experience of the galleries. The Akron Art Museum Board of Trustees recently approved two major purchases. This month, works by acclaimed contemporary artists Kiki Smith and Trenton Doyle Hancock to wow visitors to the Sandra L. and Dennis B. Haslinger Family Foundation Galleries. The installation of these new acquisitions, along with several other works on view for the first time, bring a near-total makeover of galleries devoted to the theme of “Interior Landscapes,” dramatically altering their mood.