UA grad’s photo book in Cleveland museum exhibit

The Cleveland Museum of Arts DIY: Photographers & Books exhibition space. (Courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art)

An outstanding former student in the University of Akron Women’s Studies Program is making a name for herself in artistic circles — and her work is being shown at the Cleveland Museum of Art, right alongside that of well-known photographers.

Susan Lilley, a University of Akron graduate with a degree in art, entered a juried exhibition at the museum called DIY: Photographers & Books. Her print-on-demand book of photographs was accepted and will become part of the nationally known teaching collection of books at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

In an email, Lilley wrote that “one of the aspects that I am trying to achieve with my photography . . . is getting photos off the wall and into the realm of everyday living.”

The groundbreaking show runs through Dec. 30. Visit for details.

To learn more, read the Akron Beacon Journal story published in the Aug. 26 issue, “Photo books share images with public.”