My Home Town

Location: On view at Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH, May 4, 2024 - Aug 18, 2024
This artwork is known to be under copyright.

Download, Print and Share

Did You Know?

In Lovelace's painting, the city's east-west orientation is reversed on the upper half of the painting versus its lower half.


Lovelace dedicated most of his career to depicting Cleveland’s urban landscape; many of the city’s iconic destinations are visible in the background of My Home Town. His paintings can be read as vibrant and candid commentaries on the city’s sociopolitical and cultural heritage. This work’s panoramic scene combines different local neighborhoods, represented as storefronts. Lovelace said, “I painted the way I remember Cleveland being—white on the west, black on the east, and with downtown where people came together in the middle.”
My Home Town

My Home Town


Michelangelo Lovelace

(American, 1960–2021)
America, Ohio, Cleveland

Visually Similar Artworks

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.