Upcoming Events

October 2014

Art Babes: Light and Shadow Play

October 23, 2014, 11:15am - 11:45 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.

REGISTRATION IS FULL

Art Babes: Light and Shadow Play

October 23, 2014, 11:15am - 11:45 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 and shape (and meeting other baby friends), you will nurture your baby’s early visual literacy skills and contributing to his/her 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, followed by a pint-sized stroll through the galleries.

Infants reflexively prefer to look at high-contrast edges and patterns. In the first month babies can distinguish two shades of gray. By about 2 months of age your baby is capable of perceiving almost all of the subtle shadings that make our visual world so rich, textured and interesting, including reflections from light as well as shadows. Hide and “peek!” with us as we seek out wee hands-on studio explorations and a gallery response while nurturing your child’s early visual literacy skills.

For children 0-18 months old and their grown-ups.

Registration is FULL

Family Day: Trick or Treat on South High Street REGISTRATION REQUIRED

October 23, 2014, 6-8 pm

Break out your costume early and trek to the museum for a night of art-making fun and surprises. Trick-or-treat in the galleries, create “monsterpieces” and perk up your ears for a spooky musical performance.

Cost is $5/participating child

For children and their grown-ups; registration is required.

REGISTER TODAY

Musical performances curated by Tuesday Musical Association. Family Days are made possible with support from the Dominion Foundation, the R.C. Musson & Katherine M. Musson Charitable Foundation, and George and Sue Klein.

Art Talk: THOMAS GARVER

October 23, 2014, 6:30 pm

Thomas Garver is expert on O. Winston Link, curator and author of books on Link and former assistant to the photographer. He was also the organizing curator of the O. Winston Link Museum in Roanoke, Virginia. This will be an exciting opportunity to hear first hand stories from throughout Link’s career.

Art Talk: THOMAS GARVER

October 23, 2014, 6:30 pm

Thomas Garver is expert on O. Winston Link, curator and author of books on Link and former assistant to the photographer. He was also the organizing curator of the O. Winston Link Museum in Roanoke, Virginia. This will be an exciting opportunity to hear first hand stories from throughout Link’s career.

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.

Blood of the Freakishly Short Animation Festival

October 30, 2014, 7 pm

Comic, dark and beautiful shorts make up this seventh annual event—a perennial favorite. Join us for a one-night tour of the best of international animation festivals.

Recommended for ages 16+.

$5.00  -  REGISTER NOW

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

Talk before the Walk @ the Akron Art Museum

November 1, 2014, 4pm

  First Saturday of each month at 4pm MORE>

Talk before the Walk @ the Akron Art Museum

November 1, 2014, 4pm

Start your Artwalk evening off right with a fun, quick, guided tour of the Akron Art Museum. Your tour guide will lead you through the galleries on an artistic exploration of the museum’s collection and special exhibitions. Think of it as your art appetizer!

*Free and open to the public, No RSVP necessary.

Meet your tour guide at the museum’s front desk by 4pm to begin your tour.

Creative Playdate: Superheroes do Yoga

November 6, 2014, 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

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

FREE

Registration is required

Creative Playdate: Superheroes do Yoga

November 6, 2014, 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Little ones learn best through inventive, open-ended play and in every adult there’s a kid-at-heart, so set time aside for a playdate together and make precious memories at the museum. Stretch your imagination, feed your senses, meet new friends and create a masterpiece to carry home.

Join Nirvana Yoga instructor (Melissa Cugini) in guided yoga exercises followed by a reflective studio arts activity. Wear your favorite superhero costume and strike a pose! Art activity follows: make a meditation jar.

Free Thursdays = Free Admission

For children 0-5 and their grown ups.

Registration required

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

Male Veterans Night

November 6, 2014, 6:30 pm

Programming for Veterans, Family Members, and Friends at the Akron Art Museum

Male Veterans Night

November 6, 2014, 6:30 pm

  Program begins with a personalized tour of the Akron Art Museum's collection followed by time in the art studio to create, connect, and share stories.

Advance registration is strongly encouraged

This is a community partners event, please contact Vet Art Project with questions and to register

RSVP or Questions: 330-298-5397 or vetartproject@gmail.com

No cost to participate

Butch Anthony: Vita Post Mortum Opening and Gallery Talk

November 6, 2014, 6:30 pm

Butch Anthony, an artist, builder and picker of things, uses various media and techniques to alter found and natural objects to craft them into one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Anthony will give a talk followed by a workshop that will allow the visitors the chance to make their own artwork out of vintage photographs.

Live performance by Johnny and the Apple Stompers during the opening.

FREE and open to the public

Butch Anthony: Vita Post Mortum Opening and Gallery Talk

November 6, 2014, 6:30 pm

Butch Anthony describes himself as an artist, builder and picker of things. Using various media and techniques, Anthony alters found and natural objects to craft them into one-of-a-kind masterpieces. He resides on his family’s 80-acre folk art compound in Seale, Alabama, in his hand-built home that has been featured in the New York Times. Anthony has shown throughout the United States and recently at Black Rat Projects in London. Vita Post Mortum is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition.

 Anthony will give a talk followed by a workshop that will allow the visitors the chance to make their own artwork out of vintage photographs.

Live performance by Johnny and the Apple Stompers during the opening.

FREE and open to the public 

This exhibition is organized by the Akron Art Museum and generously supported by the Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation.

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.

Kids Studio Class: Junk to Treasure

November 8, 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: Junk to Treasure

November 8, 2014, 1-3 pm

Broaden the mind of your budding artist by venturing beyond the typical classroom borders. Guided by local working, teaching artists, students create with unique materials, experiential techniques and processes, and mind-opening concepts. Extending outside the studio walls, educators bridge connections between students and artists by exploring art up-close and personal in the museum’s galleries.

Do you keep old junk in your room because it might be useful one day? Give new life to old things by push it beyond the boundaries of “boring.” Stretch your creative limits by using non-traditional tools and materials and, in the process, discover an artworthy treasure.
Guest Artist/Instructor: Dillon Sedar.

Cost per class is $10/member child, $15/nonmember child.

For kids 7-12 (adults welcome to join or go off-site). 

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

Community Conversations: Public Place | Public Space

November 11, 2014, 6-8 pm

Join us for the last of our Community Conversations series to discuss the design of the new Akron Art Museum outdoor community space.

Public Place | Public Space

For this session, the museum will host a World Café – a conversational design that will explore 3 thought provoking questions as we move between groups, cross pollinate ideas and discover what WE aspire to create for this exciting outdoor community space.


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

REGISTER NOW

Special Invitation: Table hosts will be important to the World Café process. For those of you who would like to help with this process as a table HOST, please contact kfry@roundriverconsulting.com or call 330-836-9507

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

Book Club: The Last Folk Hero

November 13, 2014, 6 pm

The Last Folk Hero leaves readers to make their own assessment of whether this self-made art expert is a visionary champion of a new artistic frontier or simply a wealthy hoarder who thinks everyone's against him.

FREE

Registration required 

Book Club: The Last Folk Hero

November 13, 2014, 6 pm

A self-made art expert who traveled the world and amassed a collection for himself, Bill Arnett developed an interest in rural African-American folk art made by self-taught men such as Thornton Dial and Lonnie Holley, both from Alabama. In the late 1980s, Arnett offered these artists what they believed were staggering amounts of money for their work. By the early 1990s, people began to wonder whether Arnett's deals weren't just another example of a rich, white art dealer taking advantage of poor, uneducated black artists. Arnett's deal with Dial drew, and continues to draw, particularly strong fire since Dial is illiterate, Arnett owns Dial's house and maintains complete control over the artist's dealings with the public. Dietz chronicles a number of episodes surrounding Arnett and his folk artists, including various museum shows and accompanying disagreements, leaving readers to make their own assessment of whether Arnett is a visionary champion of a new artistic frontier or simply a wealthy hoarder who thinks everyone's against him.

Registration required by calling 330.376.9186 x221 or x230.

FREE

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.

Highball Dance Party

November 15, 2014, 7:30pm

Dance Party to Celebrate Akron’s Creative Culture
A Fundraiser for the Akron Art Museum

Highball Dance Party

November 15, 2014, 7:30pm

 Join DJ Darrick Grant, host of the Eclectic Soul on 89.3 WCSB, as he spins classic soul,funk and disco to keep you dancing “in da club” until the midnight hour.
Heavy hors d’oeuvres provided by A Taste of Excellence

Creative Club Attire

Sponsorship Opportunities:
All sponsorship levels receive reserved lounge seating on and around the dance floor.

  • $5,000 Platinum - 6 seats, VIP bar, bottle of champagne and table service
  • $2,500 Gold - 4 seats, VIP bar, bottle of champagne
  • $1,500 Silver - 2 seats, VIP bar, bottle of champagne

If you are interested in contributing at the sponsorship level, please contact Carol Murphy: cMurphy@akronartmuseum.org

Individual tickets:

  • $500 Rock Star - VIP bar
  • $250 Groupie - Open bar (craft beer and wine)
  • $75 A-List - Open bar (craft beer and wine)

REGISTER NOW

Art Babes: Texture Crawl

November 19, 2014, 11:15 am - 12 pm

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.

Registration is FULL

Art Babes: Texture Crawl

November 19, 2014, 11:15 am - 12 pm

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 and shape (and meeting other baby friends), you will nurture your baby’s early visual literacy skills and contributing to his/her 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, followed by a pint-sized stroll through the galleries.

Texture promotes sensory stimulation and an overall rapid increase in a baby’s development. When a child explores the difference between smooth and bumpy, soft and hard or feels the edge around a shape, their cognitive development is enhanced. Come crawl with us for a wee hands-on studio exploration and gallery response while nurturing your child’s early visual literacy skills.

For children 0-18 monthsand their grown-ups; REGISTRATION IS FULL

Story Time in the Galleries: Comic Heroes and Villans

November 20, 2014, 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

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: Comic Heroes and Villans

November 20, 2014, 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Start with a book, then take a closer look. During Story Time, grown-ups and children are immersed in a print-rich environment strengthened by the visual literacy of hands-on activities relating to the museum’s collection. If you’re looking for an engaging storytelling experience, turn the page here.

Stories featuring comic heroes: Meanwhile; Fortunately; Superheroes A,B,Cs and 1,2,3s…
What qualities make someone a “super” hero? If you had just one superpower what would it be – and how would you use it to help others? Art activity follows.

All ages welcome with their grown-ups.

Free Thursdays = Free Admission

No registration required.

Story Time in the Galleries is made possible with support from the Robert O. & Annamae Orr Foundation.

Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Lecture: Doug DuBois

November 20, 2014, 6:30 pm

In collaboration with The University of Akron Myers School of Art, The Akron Art Museum presents a lecture by photographer Doug DuBois. DuBois' photographs are in the collections and exhibitions across the nation, Europe and Asia. His visit also includes a workshop and critiques with photography students at the Myers School of Art. 

FREE and open to the public

Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Lecture: Doug DuBois

November 20, 2014, 6:30 pm

In collaboration with The University of Akron Myers School of Art, The Akron Art Museum presents a lecture by photographer Doug DuBois.

Doug DuBois received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and is an associate professor at Syracuse University where he teaches in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. His monograph, …all the days and nights, features a tightly edited sequence of photographs of his family made over a period of twenty years. Doug DuBois’ most recent work, My Last Day at Seventeen, is about coming of age in Ireland during the current economic downturn.

DuBois’ photographs are in the collections and exhibitions across the nation, Europe and Asia. He has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the MacDowell Colony and The National Endowment for the Arts. His photographs have been published by Aperture, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, The New York Times, Time, The Telegraph and Outlook.

DuBois’ visit also includes a workshop and critiques with photography students at the Myers School of Art.

FREE and open to the public.

Seating is available on a first come, first seated basis.

This lecture sponsored by Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell and is presented in collaboration with The University of Akron Myers School of Art.

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.

Christopher Pekoc: Hand Made Opening Reception

November 23, 2014, 2 pm

While photographs—his own and from magazines—are starting points for Christopher Pekoc’s work, the acclaimed Cleveland artist proceeds to photocopy, enlarge, cut, collage, scratch, gild, perforate and sometimes even blowtorch his sources in assembling evocative images.

Join the artist to celebrate the opening of the exhibition. 

FREE and open to the public

Christopher Pekoc: Hand Made Opening Reception

November 23, 2014, 2 pm

While photographs—his own and from magazines—are starting points for Christopher Pekoc’s work, the acclaimed Cleveland artist proceeds to photocopy, enlarge, cut, collage, scratch, gild, perforate and sometimes even blowtorch his sources in assembling evocative images. A selection of the artist’s work dating from 1992 to present reveals Pekoc’s fascination with faces and hands, features critical to conveying emotions.These motifs predominate even as nature and the fragility of the environment assume increasing importance to the artist. Pekoc’s distinctive images are visually rich, sporting imperfections that result from the artist’s process and evoking those that characterize our lives.

Join the artist at the exhibition opening.

FREE and open to the public

Christopher Pekoc: Hand Made is organized by the Akron Art Museum and made possible by generous gifts from the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, the John P. Murphy Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.

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. 

Crafty Mart: November 29 & 30 - The Rubber City's Longest Running Indie Handmade Marketplace

November 29, 2014, 10am-5pm

Crafty Mart: November 29 & 30 - The Rubber City's Longest Running Indie Handmade Marketplace

November 29, 2014, 10am-5pm

Crafty Mart: The Rubber City's Longest Running Indie Handmade Marketplace
November 29 & November 30, 2014 10am-5pm

Crafty Mart takes place at Akron Art Museum, Summit Artspace and Musica/We Gallery. This annual Thanksgiving weekend event gives Akronites a unique opportunity to shop local and handmade, in the heart of Downtown Akron’s Historic Art District! Admission to Crafty Mart is free. Food and beverage is available for purchase at the iQcafe in the Akron Art Museum.

For more information: http://www.craftymart.com/#about

December 2014

Creative Playdate: Winter Wonderland

December 4, 2014, 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

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

FREE

Registration required

Creative Playdate: Winter Wonderland

December 4, 2014, 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Little ones learn best through inventive, open-ended play and in every adult there’s a kid-at-heart, so set time aside for a playdate together and make precious memories at the museum. Stretch your imagination, feed your senses, meet new friends and create a masterpiece to carry home. 

Spring may be just around the corner but bundle up and button your boots as we explore the elements of art in nature outdoors on the Museum’s terrace; Have fun discovering the creative process by investigating light and shadow, squirt painting in the snow, building colored ice sculptures, painting frozen footprints and creating masterpieces in nature using organic materials. When your toes get cold, come inside for a mug of hot cocoa before warming up in the galleries.

For children 0-5 and their grown-ups. Registration required.

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

Vet Art Project for Young People (ages 9-14)

December 4, 2014, 6:30 pm

Programming for Veterans, Family Members, and Friends at the Akron Art Museum

Vet Art Project for Young People (ages 9-14)

December 4, 2014, 6:30 pm

  Program begins with a personalized tour of the Akron Art Museum's collection followed by time in the art studio to create, connect, and share stories.

Advance registration is strongly encouraged

This is a community partners event, please contact Vet Art Project with questions and to register

RSVP or Questions: 330-298-5397 or vetartproject@gmail.com

No cost to participate

Vegan Cooking Demonstration

December 4, 2014, 6:30 pm

Learn about veganism as you craft and taste a vegan menu.

Vegan Cooking Demonstration

December 4, 2014, 6:30 pm

Trenton Doyle Hancock creates elaborative narratives featuring the Mounds and their aggressors the Vegans. The Vegans were inspired by Trenton’s preachy vegan graduate school roommates. We’ll remove the villain from veganism at this tasty cooking workshop. Learn about veganism as you craft and taste a vegan menu.

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.

Talk before the Walk @ the Akron Art Museum

December 6, 2014, 4pm

 First Saturday of each month at 4pm MORE>

Talk before the Walk @ the Akron Art Museum

December 6, 2014, 4pm

 Start your Artwalk evening off right with a fun, quick, guided tour of the Akron Art Museum. Your tour guide will lead you through the galleries on an artistic exploration of the museum’s collection and special exhibitions. Think of it as your art appetizer!

*Free and open to the public, No RSVP necessary.

Meet your tour guide at the museum’s front desk by 4pm to begin your tour.

Family Day: Island of Misfit Toys REGISTRATION REQUIRED

December 7, 2014, 11:30 am - 5 pm

From art making activities to interactive music, films, tours, and performances, family days are a blast for babes, teens, grown-ups and everyone in between.

FREE but registration is required for children and grown-ups

Toy donation requested for Toys for Tots

Family Day: Island of Misfit Toys REGISTRATION REQUIRED

December 7, 2014, 11:30 am - 5 pm

From art making activities to interactive music, films, tours, and performances, family days are a blast for babes, teens, grown-ups and everyone in between.

Make room for new toys by bashing old ones into bits and pieces. Then, use doll arms, truck wheels, and googly eyes to construct your own one-of-a-kind sculpture. Later, stop in the auditorium for special musical performances.

In place of a fee for this event, please bring one new, unwrapped toy (per family) for Toys for Tots.

Toy donation requested for Toys for Tots

Registration for children and their grown-ups is required for event.

FREE activities and gallery admission for children.

Families sign up for one of three time slots: 11:30am-1:00pm, 1:30-3:00 pm, 3:30-5:00 pm.

Families enjoy musicians in The Lehner Auditorium from 1-1:30 pm and 3:00-3:30 pm.

Musical performances curated by Tuesday Musical Association. Family Days are made possible with support from the Dominion Foundation, the R.C. Musson & Katherine M. Musson Charitable Foundation, and George and Sue Klein.

Film: Superman

December 11, 2014, 7 pm

Come watch the classic 1978 Superman starring Christopher Reeve, one of Trenton Doyle Hancock’s favorite films.

Superhero costumes encouraged

Film: Superman

December 11, 2014, 7 pm

Before there was Torpedo Boy, there was Superman. Come watch the classic 1978 Superman starring Christopher Reeve, one of Trenton Doyle Hancock’s favorite films. “Superman is a pure delight, a wondrous combination of all the old-fashioned things we never really get tired of: adventure and romance, heroes and villains, earthshaking special effects, and you know what else? Wit,” comments film critic Roger Ebert.

Superhero costumes encouraged.

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.

Kids Studio Class: Comic Collage

December 13, 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: Comic Collage

December 13, 2014, 1-3 pm

Broaden the mind of your budding artist by venturing beyond the typical classroom borders. Guided by local working, teaching artists, students create with unique materials, experiential techniques and processes, and mind-opening concepts. Extending outside the studio walls, educators bridge connections between students and artists by exploring art up-close and personal in the museum’s galleries.

Do you doodle? Do you imagine yourself as a comic book hero? Dabble with sequential thinking, word bubbles, capturing action in a single frame and bringing imaginary people to life through caricature as you cartoon your day away at the museum. Guest Artist/Instructor: Alex Strader.

Cost per class is $10/member child, $15/nonmember child.

For kids 7-12 (adults welcome to join or go off-site). 

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

Art Babes: Baby Shape-Up

December 17, 2014, 11:15 am - 12 pm

 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.

REGISTRATION IS FULL

Art Babes: Baby Shape-Up

December 17, 2014, 11:15 am - 12 pm

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 and shape (and meeting other baby friends), you will nurture your baby’s early visual literacy skills and contributing to his/her 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, followed by a pint-sized stroll through the galleries.

Babies spend a lot of time trying to figure out how things move around them, how small things fit in big things and how their size is relative to objects within their reach. As your baby plays with blocks or watches balls bounce and roll, he is learning about spatial relations. Encourage your child to stack, sort and tunnel to improve his understanding of spatial relations then get in shape with a gallery walk together.

Free Thursday = Free Admission

For children 0-2 and their grown-ups; REGISTRATION IS FULL

Story Time in the Galleries: Folk stories

December 18, 2014, 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

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: Folk stories

December 18, 2014, 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Start with a book, then take a closer look. During Story Time, grown-ups and children are immersed in a print-rich environment strengthened by the visual literacy of hands-on activities relating to the museum’s collection. If you’re looking for an engaging storytelling experience, turn the page here.

Stretch your imagination for folk heroes and tall tales. Art activity follows.

For all ages and their grown-ups. No registration required.

Free Thursdays = Free Admission 

Story Time in the Galleries is made possible with support from the Robert O. & Annamae Orr Foundation.

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. 

January 2015

Talk before the Walk @ the Akron Art Museum

January 3, 2015, 4pm

 First Saturday of each month at 4pm MORE>

Talk before the Walk @ the Akron Art Museum

January 3, 2015, 4pm

 Start your Artwalk evening off right with a fun, quick, guided tour of the Akron Art Museum. Your tour guide will lead you through the galleries on an artistic exploration of the museum’s collection and special exhibitions. Think of it as your art appetizer!

*Free and open to the public, No RSVP necessary.

Meet your tour guide at the museum’s front desk by 4pm to begin your tour.

February 2015

Talk before the Walk @ the Akron Art Museum

February 7, 2015, 4pm

 First Saturday of each month at 4pm MORE>

Talk before the Walk @ the Akron Art Museum

February 7, 2015, 4pm

 Start your Artwalk evening off right with a fun, quick, guided tour of the Akron Art Museum. Your tour guide will lead you through the galleries on an artistic exploration of the museum’s collection and special exhibitions. Think of it as your art appetizer!

*Free and open to the public, No RSVP necessary.

Meet your tour guide at the museum’s front desk by 4pm to begin your tour.

March 2015

Talk before the Walk @ the Akron Art Museum

March 7, 2015, 4pm

 First Saturday of each month at 4pm MORE>

Talk before the Walk @ the Akron Art Museum

March 7, 2015, 4pm

 Start your Artwalk evening off right with a fun, quick, guided tour of the Akron Art Museum. Your tour guide will lead you through the galleries on an artistic exploration of the museum’s collection and special exhibitions. Think of it as your art appetizer!

*Free and open to the public, No RSVP necessary.

Meet your tour guide at the museum’s front desk by 4pm to begin your tour.

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Help with calendar subscriptions

Help with calendar subscriptions:

Most modern calendar software will allow you to subscribe to online calendars. If you have different software other than those that are listed, you can use the following URL in its subscribe feature to automatically display upcoming events: