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Snack is a (mostly) lighthearted look at works drawn primarily from the Akron Art Museum collection that depict food or the places we buy and consume it through humor, pop culture and nostalgia.
We all need to eat. Food is essential to our survival, but it’s also a sign of celebration, a source of pleasure and a profitable industry. The universal nature of food makes it an appropriate subject to critically examine themes common to contemporary art, such as politics, commerce and the intersection of art and life. Snack is a (mostly) lighthearted look at works drawn primarily from the Akron Art Museum collection that depict food or the places we buy and consume it through humor, pop culture and nostalgia. Andy Warhol’s 1966 screenprint, Campbell’s Tomato Soup, is emblazoned on a paper shopping bag. The soup can made iconic by Warhol is depicted in a graphic style synonymous with Pop Art, a movement arising in the 1950s and ’60s that drew its imagery from popular culture. Warhol chose as his subject a machine-produced and mass-marketed food, recreating it at a larger-than-life scale with a blue outline filled with vivid yellow, red and purple. By screenprinting aView more
Admission: Adult $7 • Senior (65+) $5 • Student (with valid ID) $5 • Adult w/ tour (15 minimum) $6 • Child (17 & under) Free • Blue Star Families Free • Free for Members • FREE EVERY THURSDAY
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Closed most major holidays.
Andy Warhol, Campbell's Tomato Soup, 1966, screenprint on shopping bag, collection: Akron Art Museum
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