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Envisioning an Outdoor Sculpture Space: A Project with Kent State University

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© Courtesy of The Akron Art Museum
Envisioning an Outdoor Sculpture Space: A Project with Kent State University

One South High
Akron, Ohio 44308
August 10th, 2013 - January 5th, 2014

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WEBSITE:  
http://akronartmuseum.org
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
bGovern@akronartmuseum.org
PHONE:  
330.376.9185
OPEN HOURS:  
Wednesday - Sunday: 11am - 5pm, Thursday: 11am - 9pm

DESCRIPTION

In collaboration with Kent State University School of Architecture faculty, Akron Art Museum staff charged third-year architecture students with their first assignment based on a real-world project: create a design for the museum’s proposed outdoor sculpture gallery. This complex challenge involved conceiving of an outdoor space to showcase contemporary sculpture, installation and multimedia work that can also accommodate concerts, parties and possibly even a café. The flexibility the museum seeks for the area reflects its embrace of the museum’s role as a cultural hub.