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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS), the Akron Art Museum is proud to present Our Land, an exhibition of photographs which depict landscapes under the agency’s stewardship. Our Land, which opens August 6, includes early images made before the establishment of the NPS, as well as complex remembrances and explorations of sites protected because they convey a vital sense of our national identity, such as the National Mall and the Manzanar War Relocation Center.
“Our Land features plenty of stunning scenery, but the exhibition is more than pictures of beautiful landscapes” Associate Curator Theresa Bembnister explains. “When selecting photographs, I sought to convey the variety of sites under the management of the National Park Service. Each artist depicts our shared land through his or her own vision.”
In 1865, Carleton Watkins’ pictures of Yosemite’s glacier-carved peaks and conifer-lined valleys helped convince lawmakers to set theView more
Admission: Adult general admission is $10, Student and Senior (65+) general admission is $8, Children (17 and under) are FREE, members are FREE. Gallery admission is FREE every Thursday.
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Gallery, Shop and Café Hours: Wednesday – Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm,
Thursday: 11 am – 9 pm, Closed Monday and Tuesday and all major holidays
Library Hours: By appointment
1 South High, Akron, OH 44308
Members park free in the deck adjacent to the library
Park across from museum entrance on High Street
Fully handicap accessible
Standard strollers welcome in most areas