Upcoming Events

March 2015

Synapse Lecture: Mark Dion

March 5, 2015, 6:30 pm

The Synapse series explores enlightened collaborations between art and science.

Synapse Lecture: Mark Dion

March 5, 2015, 6:30 pm

Dion’s sculptural work examines our understanding of history, culture, and the natural world. His elaborate installations take the form of curiosity cabinets, science labs, and classrooms. The job of the artist, he says, is to go against the grain of dominant culture, to challenge perception and convention. Appropriating archaeological and other scientific methods of collecting, ordering, and exhibiting objects, Dion creates works that question the distinctions between ‘objective’ (‘rational’) scientific methods and ‘subjective’ (‘irrational’) influences.

The Synapse series explores enlightened collaborations between art and science. This initiative at The University of Akron probes the ideas, images, and mutual interests connecting art and science professionals and disciplines. The Synapse series is funded through the generous support of the Knight Foundation.

Part of Free Thursdays at Akron Art Museum.

Image: Mark Dion, Mandrillus Sphinx (detail), 2012; wood, glass, plastic, tar, metal, ceramic, paper, cork, ribbon, and string; overall installed dimensions: 69 x 26 1/2 x 50 1/2 inches.
More Mark Dion information: Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
 

Free Thursday

March 5, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursday

March 5, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Creative Playdate: A Beautiful Mess
11:15 am

Happy Hour in the iQcafé from 4:00 – 7:00 pm every Thursday: Drinks specials, Appetizers, Art, Atmosphere.

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

Creative Playdate:
A Beautiful Mess

March 5, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Follow your child’s natural instinct to wiggle, squeal and make a mess while exploring the creative process of art in many forms.

Creative Playdate:
A Beautiful Mess

March 5, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Follow your child’s natural instinct to wiggle, squeal and make a mess while exploring the creative process of art in many forms. Come play, wander and make new friends at the museum.

PLAYDATE FAQs:

Playdates emphasize open-ended play, experimenting with materials, dancing, singing, fun games and making friends.

Free Thursday = Free Admission to galleries.

All ages are welcome, but most activities are appropriate for ages 5 and younger with their adult caregiver.

We sometimes make a mess – wear comfortable clothes that are ok to get stained.

Registration is only necessary for children. Attending parents and caregivers do not need to register themselves for the event.

Talk before the Walk @ the Akron Art Museum

March 7, 2015, 4:00 pm

First Saturday of each month at 4:00 pm 

Talk before the Walk @ the Akron Art Museum

March 7, 2015, 4:00 pm

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 4:00 pm to begin your tour.

Health: Yoga in the Galleries

March 12, 2015, 6:30 pm

Combine breath, flow and art in a beginner friendly series taught by a certified Nirvana Yoga instructor.

Health: Yoga in the Galleries

March 12, 2015, 6:30 pm

The transformational power of yoga for individuals, relationships, and communities comes alive in the Akron Art Museum galleries. Combine breath, flow and art in a beginner friendly series taught by a certified Nirvana Yoga instructor. Bring your own mat. No water bottles allowed in the galleries.

Free, registration is requested. Please use the link below to reserve a space.

Teacher Flick: How to Make a Rex Ray

March 12, 2015, 4:30 pm

Not since The Mystery of Picasso has a documentary captured the grace and handiwork of an artist as casual and sophisticated as Rex Ray. 

Teacher Flick: How to Make a Rex Ray

March 12, 2015, 4:30 pm

How do they do that? Get some insider info on the process used to create amazing artworks in the Beauty Reigns exhibition. You’ll start with a guided tour of the exhibition, and then settle in to see the process in action through the film How to Make a Rex Ray, about the artist whose intricate cut paper artworks are featured in the exhibition. Cutting, pasting, gluing, painting, collaging, installing—not since The Mystery of Picasso has a documentary captured the grace and handiwork of an artist as casual and sophisticated as Rex Ray.

All attendees will be provided with professional development paperwork to submit to their LPDCs.

Image: Rex Ray, Cyphellae 2005, oil, acrylic, and cut paper on linen, 76 x 76 in. Courtesy of the artist and Conduit Gallery, Dallas, Texas
 

Free Thursday

March 12, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursday

March 12, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Happy Hour in the iQcafé from 4:00 – 7:00 pm every Thursday: Drinks specials, Appetizers, Art, Atmosphere.

Health: Yoga in the Galleries
6:30 pm

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

8th Annual Art and Ale

March 13, 2015, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Save the Date: the 8th Annual Art and Ale returns to Akron Art Museum on March 13, 2015. 

8th Annual Art and Ale

March 13, 2015, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

ART & ALE offers guests and museum members the opportunity to enjoy delicious Ohio craft brews in Akron’s most unique setting. This ever-popular beer tasting event will offer an array of expertly crafted beer and scrumptious snacks. Galleries will be open for the first hour of the event.

TICKETS PURCHASED PRIOR TO MARCH 13
$35 for members • $50 for nonmembers • $50 day of the event
click the registration button below to purchase tickets

REGISTER TO ATTEND

Participating brewers:

Food purveyors:

*Participating vendors subject to change.

ART & ALE is generously sponsored by ACME Fresh Market.

ACME Fresh Market Logo

For questions or more information call our membership department at 330.376.9186 x214.

**This event is for ages 21 and older.

Kids Studio Classes:
Beautiful Creatures: Pokémon-Inspired Layered Paintings

March 14, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Recommended for ages 7-12

Kids Studio Classes:
Beautiful Creatures: Pokémon-Inspired Layered Paintings

March 14, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Venture beyond the ordinary classroom and explore real art up-close, investigate why art is made and decode the ideas behind imagery. Guided by artist educators, students create with unique materials, experimental processes and concepts that build their creative confidence.

Cost per class $10/member child, $15/non-member child. Parents are welcome but not required to stay. To register, click the link below, or call 330.376.9186.

Story Time:
Tales of Beauty

March 19, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

For all ages and their grown-ups. Free museum admission and activities. No registration required.

Story Time:
Tales of Beauty

March 19, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Engage your tiny book lover in an interactive storytelling experience where art and story become one through song, rhyme and imagery. After the book ends, we’ll keep the story going with fun art activities in the lobby.

Slide Jam: Beauty Reigns

March 19, 2015, 6:30 pm

Hear five fun, moving, unexpected and accessible talks about beauty from artists and designers around Northeast Ohio

Slide Jam: Beauty Reigns

March 19, 2015, 6:30 pm

What makes something beautiful? From different body types, fashion styles, plant arrangements and art aesthetics, the phrase beauty is in the eye of the beholder reigns true for this lineup of Slide Jam speakers. Hear five fun, moving, unexpected and accessible talks about beauty from artists and designers around Northeast Ohio. 

Slide Jam Presenters:

Sherry Simms, Associate Professor of Art and the Coordinator of the Jewelry & Metalsmithing area at The University of Akron’s Myers School of Art where she has been employed since 2001. Simms creates jewelry and sculptural objects that challenge our cultural understanding of jewelry and ornamentation. Her work has been widely exhibited and has been published in both American Craft and Metalsmith magazines, and a variety of other art publications. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, which include three Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowships, a University of Akron Summer Research Fellowship, and a Jentel Foundation Residency Fellowship. In 2008 Simms co-curated (with Sayumi Yakouchi) the international jewelry exhibition Out of the Shell: Recontextualizing the Pearl in Contemporary Jewelry, which was exhibited at the Gallery Loupe in Monteclair, New Jersey and the University of Akron’s Myers School of Art.

Jenn Kidd, has had a lifelong fascination with history as well as ideals of beauty, its interpretation and its rituals throughout. Having worked in the beauty industry for over a decade as a hairstylist, she has created looks for an impressive resume of film, stage and print work. Her experience as the Director of Education for Dino Palmieri Salons led to her becoming a seasoned educator in the hair industry, having taught countless stylists and becoming a mentor to many. An obsession with historical beauty spanning all cultures and time periods has led Kidd to conduct in-depth research on beauty standards and the lengths women have gone to achieve them throughout history. Kidd is currently in the process of launching a blog on the history of hair and beauty, showcasing both the beautiful and the bizarre.

Joy Christiansen Erb is a contemporary photographer whose creative research explores the subject of family, motherhood and identity. Her current body of work entitled Portrait of a Mother records the private moments within the lives of her family and domestic space. Her work has gained recognition through regional and national exhibitions and lectures. Recent exhibition venues include Newspace Center for Photography, the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Christiansen Erb is an Associate Professor of Photography and Program Coordinator at Youngstown State University.

Justin Campbell:
"I am a fashion designer and illustrator living and working in Akron. I have studied Interior Design, Textiles and Arts Administration at The University of Akron. My work is inspired by my passion for decorative arts and architecture. As an artist, I am always initially inspired by the materials I have on hand. I see symbols, hardware, packaging and industrial materials as valid themes, on which to base my work."    

Krista Jordan (http://www.flight4thecure.com/):
"I am a juggler, and not in the actual sense of juggling but I love to see how much I can juggle in my life at once. I am 20 years old and a student at KSU, majoring in Entrepreneurship and Marketing, I own a handmade accessory company Flight 4 the Cure, I am assistant manager at lululemon athletica in downtown Akron, I am a student mentor to those starting businesses within the College of business, and in any free time I love to waitress at the Blue Door in Cuyahoga falls or if I am lucky read a good book. Outside of my career I love to create, run, practice yoga, sew, knit, crochet, and spend time with family and friends." 

Free Thursday

March 19, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursday

March 19, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Story Time: Tales of Beauty
11:15 am

Happy Hour in the iQcafé from 4:00 – 7:00 pm every Thursday: Drinks specials, Appetizers, Art, Atmosphere.

Slide Jam: Beauty Reigns
6:30 pm

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

Cleveland International Film Festival: Knight and Day in Akron

March 21, 2015, 12:00 – 10:00 pm

The Cleveland International Film Festival returns to Akron Art Museum with a full day of festival shorts and feature films.

Cleveland International Film Festival: Knight and Day in Akron

March 21, 2015, 12:00 – 10:00 pm

The Cleveland International Film Festival returns to downtown Akron on March 20-22, with Knight and Day: screenings of festival shorts and features taking place at Akron-Summit County Public Library (March 20), the Akron Art Museum (March 21) and the Nightlight Cinema (March 22).

TICKET INFORMATION COMING SOON

The schedule of screenings at Akron Art Museum are:

12:00 pm Family Shorts Program 2 (Click here for a listing and description of films)


2:15 pm 1971 director Johanna Hamilton

Year: 2014
Country: USA
Run Time: 80 minutes

Before the Pentagon Papers and WikiLeaks, before Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations, there was Media, Pennsylvania. On March 8, 1971, during the “Fight of the Century” boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, eight activists calling themselves the “Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI” broke into a small FBI office outside Philadelphia. They picked the lock and loaded every file into suitcases. Then they simply walked out the front door. The activists shared hundreds of secret documents with the public, revealing the FBI’s vast program of spying on citizens. An outraged Congress conducted its first-ever investigation of a U.S. intelligence agency. Now the burglars finally tell their story. The film’s reenactments and news footage add to this fascinating snapshot of American concerns circa 1971. The Media incident shocked many who believed in the integrity of their government, raising the level of cynicism in America for one of the first – but sadly not the last – times. VIEW TRAILER


4:00 pm A Royal Hangover director Arthur Cauty

Year: 2014
Country: UNITED KINGDOM, USA, FRANCE
Run Time: 102 minutes

When you think of British culture, chances are “they drink a lot” will come to mind. A ROYAL HANGOVER is an eye-opener of a documentary that examines the binge drinking culture of Great Britain: when, where, and why it started; how it compares to other cultures; and how it can be slowed. Including interviews with scientists and doctors looking to bring awareness, members of parliament trying to legislate, and people suffering with alcoholism, A ROYAL HANGOVER is a sobering look at a plague that has dominated the British for centuries—and what it may take to find a solution. Along with actor and recovering addict Russell Brand, we see the director’s uncle who consumes two bottles of whiskey a day. He is honest when discussing his disease, heartbreaking when sharing his chances of getting better, and unforgettable when providing a personification of alcohol’s grip on British culture. This film doesn’t try to preach or blame, but it does attempt to turn the focus on finding ways to a new future. VIEW TRAILER


6:20 pm Traficant: The Congressman of Crimetown director Eric Murphy

Year: 2015
Country: USA
Run Time: 90 minutes

Eric Murphy’s TRAFICANT: THE CONGRESSMAN OF CRIMETOWN depicts the turbulent career of Youngstown politico Jim Traficant. Since his days as a high school quarterback, Traficant was never one to follow directions. And that confident roguishness was precisely what appealed to voters. In the early 1980s, he ran for Sheriff and then for Congressman in a region of Ohio known as much for its organized crime as for its collapsing steel industry. Charges of contempt of court and later racketeering — for which he legally defended himself and won —could not smear Traficant’s populist Democratic image among his local supporters. Alongside Washington bigwigs, Traficant’s disheveled hair, brash clothes, and orotund speeches drew national attention, but this underdog could not stay on top forever. Featuring rich archival footage and extensive interviews with Youngstown natives Ed O’Neill (of Married with Children and Modern Family) and boxing champ Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, Murphy’s documentary is an illuminating and captivating portrait of an infamous local son. FIND OUT MORE


8:30 pm The Creeping Garden directors Tim Grabham, Jasper Sharp

Year: 2014
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Run Time: 81 minutes

If “The Blob” creeps you out, you’ll likely be horrified to learn there are real-life equivalents all around you. What’s worse… they’re actually intelligent. Cue the science lesson from the mad researchers who make up this unprecedented docu-fantasia. Focusing on interviews with scientists, artists, and fanatics dedicated to exploring the organisms known as “slime mold,” THE CREEPING GARDEN falls somewhere between watching a big-budget science presentation and a magnificent light and color show some would refer to as a psychotropic experience. Peppered with dazzling time lapses (or shall we say time-magnification?) of the elusive organisms, we come to view these sprawling creatures as one of Earth’s hidden wonders. Often funny, always mesmerizing, and backed by an eerily atmospheric music score by multi-instrumentalist Jim O’Rourke, this work of science non-fiction is easily the slipperiest and slimiest film of the decade. But it’s also something else: sublime. VIEW TRAILER

Presented with the generous support of the Knight Foundation.

Members Trip to Columbus

March 21, 2015

Members will travel to Columbus to visit the Pizzuti Collection's NOW-ISM: Abstraction Today exhibition, as well as exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts. 

Members Trip to Columbus

March 21, 2015

Meet us in Columbus for a special guided visit to the Pizutti Collection’s NOW-ISM: Abstraction Today exhibition. We’ll enjoy lunch at The Table, a collective of like-minded individuals who have the talent and desire to bring the freshest, healthiest and most vibrant food to Columbus. After lunch, we’ll meet at the Wexner Center for the Arts where two exhibitions are featured; Fiber: Sculpture 1960-Present and Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars Experimental, Volume I, 2012.

Cost: $45 per member and includes admission to both venues and a gourmet lunch.

To reserve your space, contact Membership Manager Michael Derr at mDerr@AkronArtMuseum.org or 330.376.9186 x214 by Friday, March 13. Schedule of the day, lunch menu options, directions and parking information will be sent to participants before the trip.

Ride sharing is encouraged. If you are interested in driving or riding with other members, please let us know.

Free Thursday

March 26, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day. 

Free Thursday

March 26, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Happy Hour in the iQcafé from 4:00 – 7:00 pm every Thursday: Drinks specials, Appetizers, Art, Atmosphere.

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

Art Babes: Baby Loves Bling
A.M. Session

March 26, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

You can provide your young learner with her first tools for understanding relationships, visual literacy, and a sense of self.

Art Babes: Baby Loves Bling
A.M. Session

March 26, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

For 0-18 months old and their grown-ups

You are your baby’s best teacher. Awaken early neuron connections and fine-tune the innate curiosity of your baby or toddler with sensory experiences related to color, texture, light and sound. By focusing on art together and building upon shared experiences, you can provide your young learner with her first tools for understanding relationships, visual literacy, and a sense of self. Join baby friends for tummy time in the studio followed by a pint-sized stroll through the galleries.

Art Babes is made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Art Babes: Baby Loves Bling
P.M. Session

March 26, 2015, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

Fine-tune the innate curiosity of your baby or toddler with sensory experiences related to color, texture, light and sound.

Art Babes: Baby Loves Bling
P.M. Session

March 26, 2015, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

For 0-18 months old and their grown-ups

You are your baby’s best teacher. Awaken early neuron connections and fine-tune the innate curiosity of your baby or toddler with sensory experiences related to color, texture, light and sound. By focusing on art together and building upon shared experiences, you can provide your young learner with her first tools for understanding relationships, visual literacy, and a sense of self. Join baby friends for tummy time in the studio followed by a pint-sized stroll through the galleries.

Art Babes is made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

April 2015

Night at the Museum

April 2, 2015

Featured Group: Five Points I & II Head Start and Early Head Start
One-night-only art shows featuring the work of students and clients from local schools and organizations.

Night at the Museum

April 2, 2015

Featured Group: Five Points I & II Head Start and Early Head Start

No, Ben Stiller has not taken up residency here at the museum, waiting for the paintings and sculptures to spring to life. The Akron Art Museum’s Night at the Museum program invites schools and community organizations to hold one-night-only art shows at the Akron Art Museum, featuring the work of their students or clients. This year’s line-up is the biggest yet and began this summer with an exhibition of artwork by local veterans, hosted by the Vet Art Project. Night at the Museum exhibitions are open to the public and occur on Free Thursdays. So, mark your calendars and come down to see what the talented artists in your community are creating! 

Free Thursday

April 2, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day. 

Free Thursday

April 2, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Happy Hour in the iQcafé from 4:00 – 7:00 pm every Thursday: Drinks specials, Appetizers, Art, Atmosphere.

Night at the Museum: Five Points I & II Head Start and Early Head Start
5:00 pm (reception)

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

April 4, 2015, 4:00 pm

Start your Artwalk evening off right with a fun, quick and free guided tour of the Akron Art Museum. 

Talk Before the Walk

April 4, 2015, 4:00 pm

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 4:00 pm to begin your tour. 

Health: Yoga in the Galleries

April 9, 2015, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Combine breath, flow and art in a beginner friendly series taught by a certified Nirvana Yoga instructor. 

Health: Yoga in the Galleries

April 9, 2015, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

The transformational power of yoga for individuals, relationships, and communities comes alive in the Akron Art Museum galleries. Combine breath, flow and art in a beginner friendly series taught by a certified Nirvana Yoga instructor. Bring your own mat. No water bottles allowed in the galleries.

Free, registration is requested. Please use the link below to reserve a space.

 

Flower Show
Art Blooms 2015: Beauty Reigns

April 17, 2015, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Akron Garden Club returns to Akron Art Museum to produce Art Blooms 2015 Beauty Reigns.

Flower Show
Art Blooms 2015: Beauty Reigns

April 17, 2015, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Beauty will reign in art and flowers when Akron Garden Club returns to Akron Art Museum to produce Art Blooms 2015 Beauty Reigns, a Garden Club of America flower show, with entries in floral design, horticulture, botanical arts and photography.

The show will take inspiration from the museum’s January 24-May 3 exhibition, Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Painting. There will be 26 floral designs arrayed throughout the galleries; hundreds of prize plants, container gardens and horticultural cut specimens; three dozen nature photographs of fine-art quality; exquisite trinket boxes, ballet slippers and tiaras crafted entirely from dried plant material and more. A special feature will be an exclusive professional class of four large floral designs staged in the McDowell Grand Lobby.

Museum admission fees apply for nonmembers.

Flower Show
Art Blooms 2015: Beauty Reigns

April 18, 2015, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Akron Garden Club returns to Akron Art Museum to produce Art Blooms 2015 Beauty Reigns 

Flower Show
Art Blooms 2015: Beauty Reigns

April 18, 2015, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Beauty will reign in art and flowers when Akron Garden Club returns to Akron Art Museum to produce Art Blooms 2015 Beauty Reigns, a Garden Club of America flower show, with entries in floral design, horticulture, botanical arts and photography.

The show will take inspiration from the museum’s January 24-May 3 exhibition, Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Painting. There will be 26 floral designs arrayed throughout the galleries; hundreds of prize plants, container gardens and horticultural cut specimens; three dozen nature photographs of fine-art quality; exquisite trinket boxes, ballet slippers and tiaras crafted entirely from dried plant material and more. A special feature will be an exclusive professional class of four large floral designs staged in the McDowell Grand Lobby.

Museum admission fees apply for nonmembers. 

Flower Show
Art Blooms 2015: Beauty Reigns

April 19, 2015, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Akron Garden Club returns to Akron Art Museum to produce Art Blooms 2015 Beauty Reigns. 

Flower Show
Art Blooms 2015: Beauty Reigns

April 19, 2015, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Beauty will reign in art and flowers when Akron Garden Club returns to Akron Art Museum to produce Art Blooms 2015 Beauty Reigns, a Garden Club of America flower show, with entries in floral design, horticulture, botanical arts and photography.

The show will take inspiration from the museum’s January 24-May 3 exhibition, Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Painting. There will be 26 floral designs arrayed throughout the galleries; hundreds of prize plants, container gardens and horticultural cut specimens; three dozen nature photographs of fine-art quality; exquisite trinket boxes, ballet slippers and tiaras crafted entirely from dried plant material and more. A special feature will be an exclusive professional class of four large floral designs staged in the McDowell Grand Lobby.

Museum admission fees apply for nonmembers. 

Art Babes:
Baby Shape-Up, A.M. Session

April 23, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

For 0-18 months old and their grown-ups

Art Babes:
Baby Shape-Up, A.M. Session

April 23, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Awaken your baby’s early neuron connections with rocking rhymes and bouncy songs in the galleries. Look, listen and laugh together through playful small group interactions and watch your baby’s self-awareness grow.

Cost per class $10/member child, $15/non-member child. Parents are required to stay. Register online using the link below, or call 330.376.9186.

Art Babes is made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Art Babes: Baby Shape-Up
P.M. Session

April 23, 2015, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

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

Art Babes: Baby Shape-Up
P.M. Session

April 23, 2015, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

Awaken your baby’s early neuron connections with rocking rhymes and bouncy songs in the galleries. Look, listen and laugh together through playful small group interactions and watch your baby’s self-awareness grow. 

Cost per class $10/member child, $15/non-member child. Parents are required to stay. Register using the link below or call 330.376.9186.

Art Babes is made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Night at the Museum

April 30, 2015

Featured School: Akron Public Schools
Art & Math Program

One-night-only art shows featuring the work of students and clients from local schools and organizations. 

Night at the Museum

April 30, 2015

Featured School: Akron Public Schools
Art & Math Program

No, Ben Stiller has not taken up residency here at the museum, waiting for the paintings and sculptures to spring to life. The Akron Art Museum’s Night at the Museum program invites schools and community organizations to hold one-night-only art shows at the Akron Art Museum, featuring the work of their students or clients. This year’s line-up is the biggest yet and began this summer with an exhibition of artwork by local veterans, hosted by the Vet Art Project. Night at the Museum exhibitions are open to the public and occur on Free Thursdays. So, mark your calendars and come down to see what the talented artists in your community are creating!

May 2015

Health: Yoga in the Galleries

May 14, 2015, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Combine breath, flow and art in a beginner friendly series taught by a certified Nirvana Yoga instructor. 

Health: Yoga in the Galleries

May 14, 2015, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

The transformational power of yoga for individuals, relationships, and communities comes alive in the Akron Art Museum galleries. Combine breath, flow and art in a beginner friendly series taught by a certified Nirvana Yoga instructor. Bring your own mat. No water bottles allowed in the galleries.

Free, registration is requested. Please use the link below to reserve a space. 

Book Club: Mary Coin by Marisa Silver

May 28, 2015, 6:00 pm

Join the museum's Reading Under the Roof Cloud Book Club for a discussion about Marisa Silver's Mary Coin, as well as a tour of the documentary photographs on view in the museum.

Book Club: Mary Coin by Marisa Silver

May 28, 2015, 6:00 pm

Reading Under the Roof Cloud Book Club •  Mary Coin • 6:00 PM
Join the museum’s Reading Under the Roof Cloud’s book club in the Martha Stecher Reed Library for a discussion of bestselling author Marisa Silver’s Mary Coin. Silver takes Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother photograph as inspiration for a story of two women—one famous and one forgotten—and their remarkable chance encounter. Silver creates an extraordinary tale from a brief event in history and its repercussions throughout the decades that follow—a reminder that a great photograph captures the essence of a moment yet only scratches the surface of a life. Discussion will include a tour of documentary photographs on view in the museum.

Copies of Mary Coin are available for purchase in the Museum Shop.

Registration is requested: use the link below to register online.
 

June 2015

Health: Yoga in the Galleries

June 11, 2015, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Combine breath, flow and art in a beginner friendly series taught by a certified Nirvana Yoga instructor. 

Health: Yoga in the Galleries

June 11, 2015, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

The transformational power of yoga for individuals, relationships, and communities comes alive in the Akron Art Museum galleries. Combine breath, flow and art in a beginner friendly series taught by a certified Nirvana Yoga instructor. Bring your own mat. No water bottles allowed in the galleries.

Free, registration is requested. Please use the link below to reserve a space.  

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