Akron Art Library

Akron Art Library Logo 200x300The Akron Art Library is a collection of original artworks, paintings, prints, photographs & mixed-media created by local, regional & international artists.

The Akron Art Library is displayed at the Akron-Summit County Public Library Main Library, across from the reference desk in the Culture and AV department on the second floor. Artwork is available for four-week check out periods with up to five renewals if the work has not been reserved by another library patron.

The Akron Art Library aims to enrich lives through contemporary art & encourage participants to collect art & engage with local artists & programs as they curate their own lives. As part of this lending program. the museum will offer programs about collecting. displaying & caring for art.

Artists whose work has been included in the first iteration of the art library include Butch Anthony, Melissa Markwald, Micah Kraus, Natalie Lanese, Angelo Merendino, Kadir Nelson, Jenny Schmid, John Sokol, Shane Wynn and many others.

Learn more about the participating artists and their works below:

Featured Collection

Amy Casey, Tilt

Amy Casey

ARTIST

Tilt, 2016

TITLE, DATE

Aquatint etching on paper

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Andrew Thomas Lopez, Thumbs Up

Andrew Thomas Lopez

ARTIST

Thumbs Up, 2011

TITLE, DATE

Archival inkjet print

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Angelo Merendino, Parents Waving Goodbye at the Door

Angelo Merendino

ARTIST

Parents Waving Goodbye at Door, 2013

TITLE, DATE

Inkjet print

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Butch Anthony, Birds of the World

Butch Anthony

ARTIST

Birds of the world, 2016

TITLE, DATE

Mixed media

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Christine Paringer, Untitled Collage

Christine Paringer

ARTIST

Untitled Collage, 2010

TITLE, DATE

Mixed media collage

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David Szalay, Darwins Fox

David Szalay

ARTIST

Darwins Fox, 2017

TITLE, DATE

Digital print

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Derek Hess, B-24

Derek Hess

ARTIST

B-24, 2017

TITLE, DATE

Graphite on paper

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Emily Sullivan, Smith Plight of the Passenger Pigeons

Emily Sullivan Smith

ARTIST

Plight of the Passenger Pigeons, 2015

TITLE, DATE

12 color screen print with gold leafing

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Erik Neff, Monothon Monoprint 3

Erik Neff

ARTIST

Monothon Monoprint 3, 2017

TITLE, DATE

Monoprint

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Erin Guido, Sometimes Things Work Out

Erin Guido

ARTIST

Sometimes Things Work Out, 2017

TITLE, DATE

Monoprint

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Jay Croft, Dont Worry We Can Still Be Friends

Jay Croft

ARTIST

Dont Worry We Can Still Be Friends, 2012

TITLE, DATE

Screenprint on paper

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Jenny Schmid, XXOO (Yolo)

Jenny Schmid

ARTIST

XXOO (Yolo), 2015

TITLE, DATE

Lithograph screenprint

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Joan Colbert, Limoges Market

Joan Colbert

ARTIST

Limoges Market, 2006

TITLE, DATE

Linoleum block print

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John Sokol, Rita Dove as Mother Love

John Sokol

ARTIST

Rita Dove as Mother Love, 1999

TITLE, DATE

Screenprint on paper

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Kadir Nelson, Mood Indigo

Kadir Nelson

ARTIST

Mood Indigo, 2004

TITLE, DATE

Giclée on paper

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Kristina Paabus, along with

Kristina Paabus

ARTIST

along with, 2017

TITLE, DATE

Etching, aquatint, and lithograph

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Maria Alejandra Zanetta, Vino

Maria Alejandra Zanetta

ARTIST

Vino, 2017

TITLE, DATE

Mixed media

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Mark Mothersbaugh, Ashtabula Perambulator

Mark Mothersbaugh

ARTIST

Ashtabula Perambulator, 2007

TITLE, DATE

Epson giclée print

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Melissa Kreider, After-care

Melissa Kreider

ARTIST

After-care, 2015

TITLE, DATE

Photograph

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Melissa Markwald, Abstract Portrait

Melissa Markwald

ARTIST

Abstract Portrait, 2016

TITLE, DATE

Oil on panel

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Micah Kraus, PUI Madrid

Micah Kraus

ARTIST

PUI Madrid, 2017

TITLE, DATE

Laser engraved acrylic ink on rag paper

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Michael Loderstedt, Craig Lucas,  Rhino

Michael Loderstedt, Craig Lucas

ARTISTS

R from Bestiary, 1999-2000

TITLE, DATE

Screenprint and relief on paper

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Michelle Martin, Crypsis

Michelle Martin

ARTIST

Crypsis, 2017

TITLE, DATE

Polymer plate photogravure

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Miller Horns, Morning, Noon, and Night

Miller Horns

ARTIST

Morning, Noon, and Night, 1980s

TITLE, DATE

Mixed media

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Natalie Lanese, Mountain High

Natalie Lanese

ARTIST

Mountain High, 2017

TITLE, DATE

Gouache and collage on paper

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Shane Wynn, Beekeeper

Shane Wynn

ARTIST

Beekeeper, 2015

TITLE, DATE

Photograph

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Timothy Callaghan, La Grange

Timothy Callaghan

ARTIST

La Grange, 2016

TITLE, DATE

Gauche on paper

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The Akron Art Library is a project of the Akron Art Museum in partnership with the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

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The Akron Art Library is organized by the Akron Art Museum & presented in partnership with the Akron-Summit County Public Library. It is made possible with the generous support from the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation, GAR Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, & the Lehner Family Foundation. Additional support was provided by members of lhe philanthropic community.
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