Realism, Surrealism explored in new AAM exhibit

7/25/2013 – West Side Leader

By Roger Durbin

Philip Evergood’s Lily and the Sparrows is on view in the Akron Art Museum’s Real/Surreal exhibit. (1939, oil on composition board, 30 x 24 in. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase 41.42. Photography by Sheldan C. Collins)
Photo courtesy of the Akron Art Museum

DOWNTOWN AKRON — The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York has gathered together a large selection of its works combined with a few from the Akron Art Museum (AAM) and private collectors as an enlightening exhibit, Real/Surreal, which is on display at AAM through Nov. 3.

The exhibit offers up some very familiar names of American artists — Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth, among them. For the more famous people and

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