Upcoming Events

July 2014

Downtown@Dusk

July 31, 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm

Enjoy live music from JD Eicher & The Goodnights at Downtown@Dusk. 

FREE

Downtown@Dusk

July 31, 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm

Enjoy live music from JD Eicher & The Goodnights at Downtown@Dusk. This year, the goal is to keep it cool by moving the concerts into the shade of the Northeast Ohio Golf Charities Terrace. Grab an icy cold beer and delicious food from the museum's iQcafe. It's even Free Thursday so you can take a stroll around the galleries for free.

Free Thursday

July 31, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE every Thursday.

Free Thursday

July 31, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE every Thursday.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company, with additional support provided by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

August 2014

Docent Informational Meet-Up

August 1, 2014, 1 pm

Did you know the museum’s volunteer docents give tours to over 10,000 people annually? Yes, that is a lot of people. Yes, we could use some more help. That is where you come in!

Docent Informational Meet-Up

August 1, 2014, 1 pm

If you love art, being an Akron Art Museum docent is the best  volunteer opportunity in town. No museum, education or art  history experience is necessary. We’ll teach you everything you need to give tours like a pro.

Join us for an informational meet-up to learn more about the docent program and sign up for the new docent classes this August.

Contact Associate Educator Gina Thomas McGee at 330.376.9186 x247 or gThomas@AkronArtMuseum.org
to RSVP for the meet-up.

Free Thursday

August 7, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

 Gallery admission is FREE all day

Free Thursday

August 7, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Creative Playdate: Firefly Tea Party
11:15 am

Downtown@Dusk
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company, with additional support provided by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

Creative Playdate: Firefly Tea Party

August 7, 2014, 11:15 am

Creative Playdates encourage little ones 0-5 years to learn through play.

FREE

Creative Playdate: Firefly Tea Party

August 7, 2014, 11:15 am

Creative Playdates encourage little ones 0-5 years to learn through play. Each experience centers on a theme while allowing children to learn their hearts out as they make masterpieces, move their dancing feet and stretch their imaginations.

Firefly Tea Party
Relish the last days of summer by sitting down for tea with nature's smallest artists and engineers: bees, butterflies, spiders and fireflies.

Creative Playdates are made possible with support from the Robert O. & Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Downtown@Dusk

August 7, 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm

Enjoy live music from Blu Monsoon at Downtown@Dusk.

FREE

Downtown@Dusk

August 7, 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm

Enjoy live music from Blu Monsoon at Downtown@Dusk. This year, the goal is to keep it cool by moving the concerts into the shade of the Northeast Ohio Golf Charities Terrace. Grab an icy cold beer and delicious food from the museum's iQcafe. It's even Free Thursday so you can take a stroll around the galleries for free.

Kids Studio Class: Pixilated Paintings

August 14, 2014, 1-3 pm

Studio classes at the museum venture far beyond your standard classroom offerings.

Registration required. $10 member child, $15 nonmember child.

Kids Studio Class: Pixilated Paintings

August 14, 2014, 1-3 pm

Studio classes at the museum venture far beyond your standard classroom offerings. Students will get creative with unique materials, outlandish techniques and imaginative ideas as they create projects that will raise the bar for your refrigerator art gallery.

Pixilated Paintings
If you play video games, you are already familiar with the world of pixels! It takes a steady hand (and trained eye) to pixilate a work of art and mix varying shades of paint on a gridded canvas of two-inch squares to create your own “pixilpiece.” If stylistic experimentation is your thing, then this is the class for you!

All classes take place from 1-3 pm. Cost per class is $10/member child, $15/nonmember child. Parents are welcome but not required to stay.

Kids Studio Classes are made possible with support from the Charles E. & Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.

Free Thursday

August 14, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursday

August 14, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Pixilated Paintings
1-3 pm

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company, with additional support provided by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

Free Thursday

August 21, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursday

August 21, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Story Time in the Galleries
11:15 am

Third Thursday Collection Conversations
11:30 am

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company, with additional support provided by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

Story Time in the Galleries

August 21, 2014, 11:15 am

All ages are invited to Story Time in the Galleries, where grown-ups and children will hear beautiful picture books read aloud, sing silly songs and play wacky games – all while surrounded by amazing artwork.

FREE

Story Time in the Galleries

August 21, 2014, 11:15 am

All ages are invited to Story Time in the Galleries, where grown-ups and children will hear beautiful picture books read aloud, sing silly songs and play wacky games – all while surrounded by amazing artwork.

Leap into school with Leo Leonni!
Celebrate childhood, friendship and creative problem solving (while preparing your child for back-to-school) with everyone’s favorite children’s author/illustrator Leo Leonni.

Art History 101: Text in Art

August 21, 2014, 6:30 pm

Explore the context in which works in Language in Art were created.

FREE

Art History 101: Text in Art

August 21, 2014, 6:30 pm

Since the the early 20th century, when Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque introduced words into their Cubist still life paintings and collages, artists have incorporated language into their images. This installment of Art History 101 with Chief Curator Janice Driesbach will look at the context in which works in Language in Art were created and explore ways contemporary artists use text to create engaging visual compositions.

Free Thursday

August 28, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.
 

Free Thursday

August 28, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company, with additional support provided by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

AAF Akron Speed Networking

August 28, 2014, 5:30 pm

Ever thought if only I could just say hello? Ever wondered how to network?

FREE

AAF Akron Speed Networking

August 28, 2014, 5:30 pm

Ever thought if only I could just say hello? Ever wondered how to network? Well now you can at our friendly, fun, no strings attached Speed Networking Event! We will provide the questions to set off the right mood to network. Come with your business cards, leave with new connections.

Free Food I Cash Bar

FREE and no strings attached!

Book Club: Just My Type

August 28, 2014, 6 pm

Join us for the Reading Under the Roof Cloud Book Club’s next selection – Just My Type –a book about fonts by Simon Garfield.

Book Club: Just My Type

August 28, 2014, 6 pm

Just My Type is a book of stories about fonts. It examines how Helvetica and Comic Sans took over the world. It explains why we are still influenced by type choices made more than 500 years ago, and why the T in the Beatles logo is longer than the other letters. It profiles the great originators of type, from Baskerville to Zapf, as well as people like Neville Brody who threw out the rulebook. The book is about that pivotal moment when fonts left the world of Letraset and were loaded onto computers, and typefaces became something we realized we all have an opinion about. And beyond all this, the book reveals what may be the very best and worst fonts in the world – and what your choice of font says about you.

Akron Film+Pixel: Abuse of Weakness

August 28, 2014, 7 pm

Each month Akron Film+Pixel programs a film in The Charles and Jane Lehner Auditorium.

Film: Abuse of Weakness

FREE

Akron Film+Pixel: Abuse of Weakness

August 28, 2014, 7 pm

In 2004, at the age of 56, filmmaker Catherine Breillat suffered a serious stroke. Her left side was initially paralyzed and after five months in the hospital she worked like a demon to walk again. Not long after, she prepared an adaptation of her novel Bad Love and decided to cast the notorious 'swindler of the stars', Christophe Rocancourt, fresh from a jail term for fraud. Over the next several months, Rocancourt took advantage of Breillat's condition and stood by her side as she wrote him checks amounting to $650,000. She later took him to court won her case, and chronicled the experience in a book that she has now adapted into a uniquely haunting film, with a bold, tough performance by Isabelle Huppert as the Breillat figure and French/Portuguese rapper Kool Shen as the con man.

September 2014

Free Thursday

September 4, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursday

September 4, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company, with additional support provided by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

Slide Jam: Focus on Akron Art Prize

September 4, 2014, 6:30 pm

Slide Jam deconstructs the traditional yawn-inducing lecture format, creating something that’s fun, unexpected and accessible.

FREE

Slide Jam: Focus on Akron Art Prize

September 4, 2014, 6:30 pm

Slide Jam deconstructs the traditional yawn-inducing lecture format, creating something that’s fun, unexpected and accessible. Hear quick, informal talks from a crop of local artists participating in the Akron Art Prize. This installment is guest curated by Rob Lehr of Summit Artspace.

Community Conversations: Uniquely Akron

September 9, 2014, 6-8 pm

FREE. Registration encouraged.

Community Conversations: Uniquely Akron

September 9, 2014, 6-8 pm

Join us in an exciting social experiment that engages thinkers and doers to move beyond pressing the 'Like' button by harnessing the collective power of collaboration.

The galleries will be open from 5-6 pm and refreshments will be served.

Community Conversations are made possible with support from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.

Free Thursday

September 11, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursday

September 11, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company, with additional support provided by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

Film: The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover

September 11, 2014, 6:30 pm

O. Winston Link took elegant black-and-white nighttime photographs of the last of the great steam locomotives, as they chugged majestically across small-town America in the 1950s. This film delves into the relationship between Link, his wife and his wife's lover, creating a fascinating investigation into personality, crime, marriage, contemporary art, and the ever-malleable nature of truth.

FREE

Film: The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover

September 11, 2014, 6:30 pm

O. Winston Link took elegant black-and-white nighttime photographs of the last of the great steam locomotives, as they chugged majestically across small-town America in the 1950s. Link married Conchita Mendoza when he was 73 and she 48. From there the story could be told by Stephen King: Conchita successfully marketed the photographs for increasing profit while becoming sexually entangled with another man - all the time keeping Link captive and incommunicado in his basement darkroom. This film is a fascinating investigation into personality, crime, marriage, contemporary art, and the ever-malleable nature of truth.

Free Thursday

September 18, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursday

September 18, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company, with additional support provided by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

Free Thursday

September 25, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursday

September 25, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company, with additional support provided by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

Art Babes

September 25, 2014, 11:15 am

From the first moment your child reaches out to touch your face, gazes into your eyes while blowing bubbles, squishes peas or begins army crawling, they are discovering and fine tuning their innate and learned responses to the world around them.

Art Babes

September 25, 2014, 11:15 am

From the first moment your child reaches out to touch your face, gazes into your eyes while blowing bubbles, squishes peas or begins army crawling, they are discovering and fine tuning their innate and learned responses to the world around them. By immersing babies in a museum environment rich with the ingredients for early neuron connectors such as color, texture, shape (and meeting other baby friends) you are nurturing your baby’s early visual literacy skills and contributing to their sense of self. Roll along with us as we explore the elements of art fit for wee hands. Pack your stroller, Bumbo and Boppy for sensory-based floor time in the studio classroom followed by a pint-sized stroll through the galleries.

October 2014

Free Thursday

October 2, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursday

October 2, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company, with additional support provided by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

Free Thursday

October 9, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursday

October 9, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company, with additional support provided by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

Free Thursday

October 16, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursday

October 16, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Story Time in the Galleries
11:15 am

Third Thursday Collection Conversations
11:30 am

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company, with additional support provided by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

Free Thursday

October 23, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursday

October 23, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company, with additional support provided by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

Free Thursday

October 30, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursday

October 30, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company, with additional support provided by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

November 2014

Free Thursday

November 6, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursday

November 6, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company, with additional support provided by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

Community Conversations: Public Place | Public Space

November 11, 2014, 6-8 pm

FREE. Registration encouraged.

Community Conversations: Public Place | Public Space

November 11, 2014, 6-8 pm

Join us in an exciting social experiment that engages thinkers and doers to move beyond pressing the 'Like' button by harnessing the collective power of collaboration.

The galleries will be open from 5-6 pm and refreshments will be served.

Community Conversations are made possible with support from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.

Free Thursday

November 13, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursday

November 13, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company, with additional support provided by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

Free Thursday

November 20, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursday

November 20, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Story Time in the Galleries
11:15 am

Third Thursday Collection Conversations
11:30 am

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company, with additional support provided by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

Closed for Thanksgiving

November 27, 2014, 11:30 am - 9 pm

  The museum is closed on Thursday, November 25, 2014, for Thanksgiving.

Closed for Thanksgiving

November 27, 2014, 11:30 am - 9 pm

 The museum is closed on Thursday, November 25, 2014, for Thanksgiving. The museum will reopen on Friday, November 26, 2014. 

December 2014

Free Thursday

December 4, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursday

December 4, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company, with additional support provided by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

Free Thursday

December 11, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursday

December 11, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company, with additional support provided by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

Free Thursday

December 18, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursday

December 18, 2014, 11 am - 9 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Story Time in the Galleries
11:15 am

Third Thursday Collection Conversations
11:30 am

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company, with additional support provided by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

Museum Closed

December 24, 2014

The museum is closed December 24-25, 2014, and will reopen on Friday, December 26, 2014.

Museum Closed

December 24, 2014

The museum is closed December 24-25, 2014, and will reopen on Friday, December 26, 2014.

Museum Closed

December 25, 2014

The museum is closed December 24-25, 2014, and will reopen on Friday, December 26, 2014.

Museum Closed

December 25, 2014

The museum is closed December 24-25, 2014, and will reopen on Friday, December 26, 2014. 

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