Alchemy: Transformations in Gold

Presented by Akron Art Museum

Venue: Akron Art Museum

City: Akron

Alchemy: Transformations in Gold brings together a group of international artists whose work incorporates gold (or another metal disguised as gold). In each case, this precious material not only imparts a sense of luxury, but also calls to mind connotations of the historic and cultural value various societies have placed upon the rare element. As glamorous and sought after as gold may be, it is capable of suggesting complicated politics and potent symbolism. The works in Alchemy embrace both dark and light readings of this glittering metal. Artists in Alchemy are an international group at the forefront of contemporary practice.

Featured artists include Luis Gispert, Zarina, Lalla Essaydi, Teresa Margolles, Danh Vo, Rachel Sussman and Charles Lindsay.

Other participating artists are James Lee Byars, Los Carpinteros, Catherine Chalmers, Dorothy Cross, Olga de Amaral, Don and Era Farnsworth, Laurent Grasso, Hank Willis Thomas and Shinji Turner-Yamamoto.

Alchemy: Transformations in Gold was organized by the Des Moines Art Center.

  • October 7, 2017 – January 21, 2018
  • Wed Oct 25 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Oct 26 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Oct 27 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Oct 28 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Oct 29 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Nov 01 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Nov 02 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Nov 03 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Nov 04 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Nov 05 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Nov 08 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Nov 09 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Nov 10 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Nov 11 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Nov 12 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Nov 15 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Nov 16 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Nov 17 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Nov 18 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Nov 19 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Nov 22 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Nov 23 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Nov 24 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Nov 25 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Nov 26 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Nov 29 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Nov 30 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Dec 01 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Dec 02 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Dec 03 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Dec 06 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Dec 07 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Dec 08 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Dec 09 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Dec 10 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Dec 13 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Dec 14 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Dec 15 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Dec 16 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Dec 17 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Dec 20 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Dec 21 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Dec 22 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Dec 23 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Dec 24 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Dec 27 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Dec 28 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Dec 29 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Dec 30 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Dec 31 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Jan 03 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Jan 04 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Jan 05 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Jan 06 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Jan 07 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Jan 10 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Jan 11 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Jan 12 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Jan 13 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Jan 14 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Jan 17 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Jan 18 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Fri Jan 19 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Jan 20 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Jan 21 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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