Upcoming Events

December 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 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

Museum Closed on New Year's Day

January 1, 2015

 The Akron Art Museum is CLOSED on January 1 for the holiday.

Museum Closed on New Year's Day

January 1, 2015

The Akron Art Museum is CLOSED on January 1 for the holiday.

Health: Yoga in the Galleries

January 8, 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

January 8, 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 Thursday

January 8, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursday

January 8, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Creative Playdate: Geometry Gym
11:15 am

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. 

Creative Playdate:
Geometry Gym

January 8, 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.

Creative Playdate:
Geometry Gym

January 8, 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.

Film: Beauty is Embarrassing

January 15, 2015, 6:30 pm

We’ve chosen films that fit perfectly with our exhibition offerings and matched them with an art activity in the museum’s lobby.

Film: Beauty is Embarrassing

January 15, 2015, 6:30 pm

Take a ride through the life and current times of one of America’s most important artists, Wayne White. Raised in the mountains of Tennessee, White started his career as a cartoonist in New York City. He quickly found success as one of the creators of the TV show, Pee-wee’s Playhouse, which led to more work designing some of the most arresting and iconic images in pop culture.

Craft at 6:30 pm, Film at 7:00 pm

Free Thursday

January 15, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursday

January 15, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Art Cinecraft: an Art Activity pairing with the film, Beauty is Embarrassing
6:30 pm

Film: Beauty is Embarrassing
7:00 pm

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

Kid's Studio: Radical Gel Art

January 17, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Guided by artist educators, students create with unique materials, experimental processes and concepts that build their creative confidence.

Kid's Studio: Radical Gel Art

January 17, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Recommended for ages 7-12

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. Register using the link below, or call 330.376.9186.
Kids Studio Classes are made possible with support from the Charles E. & Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.

https://akronartmuseum.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/emergency-medical-form.pdf 

Family Days:
Museum on the Mountaintop: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

January 19, 2015, 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Family Days:
Museum on the Mountaintop: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

January 19, 2015, 12:00 – 4:00 pm

The Akron Art Museum opens its doors on a Monday to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday. Spend some creative time with family while enjoying free art activities and guided gallery tours.

Night at the Museum

January 22, 2015

Featured School: Archbishop Hoban High School
One-night-only art shows featuring the work of students from community schools and clients from local organizations.

Night at the Museum

January 22, 2015

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!

Story Time:
Discovering Geometry

January 22, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

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

Story Time:
Discovering Geometry

January 22, 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.

Free Thursday

January 22, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursday

January 22, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Story Time: Discovering Geometry
11:15 am

Night at the Museum: Archbishop Hoban High School
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.

FREE Opening Party: Beauty Reigns

January 23, 2015, 7:30 – 10:00 pm

Beauty reigns supreme at this sublime opening celebration. Prepare to have your mind blown by an avalanche of color and pattern as you explore the galleries. 

FREE Opening Party: Beauty Reigns

January 23, 2015, 7:30 – 10:00 pm

Beauty reigns supreme at this sublime, free opening celebration. Prepare to have your mind blown by an avalanche of color and pattern as you explore the galleries. Connect with artists Paul Henry Ramirez and Susan Chrysler White, enjoy a decadent baroqini cocktail and beautify yourself at a hands-on henna tattoo station. 

Image: Ryan McGinness, The Lazy Logic of Ignava Ratio, 2009, acrylic on canvas, 96 x 144 in., Collection of Pamela K. and William A. Royall Jr.

Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Painting is organized by the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio Texas. The Semmes Foundation, Inc. is generously providing lead sponsorship. Lead sponsorship for its presentation in Akron is provided by the Lehner Family Foundation with additional funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.

Free Thursday

January 29, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.
 

Free Thursday

January 29, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Art Talk: Christopher Pekoc
6:30 pm

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

Art Babes: Play Ball!
Math Games for Babies, A.M. Session

January 29, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

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.

Art Babes: Play Ball!
Math Games for Babies, A.M. Session

January 29, 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 FAQs:

  • Art Babes emphasizes early forms of expressiveness in infants and babies. It also encourages babies to respond to simple art elements such as colors, shapes, and texture while immersed in a sensory-rich museum environment.

  • The class is split between gentle, caregiver-directed floortime activities in the studio classroom and a casual stroll through the galleries interacting with one or two works of art.

  • The program is designed for infants to babies, age 18 months (older siblings may attend as long as they are not a distraction to other guests of appropriate age and monitored closely by adult caregiver). 

  • Max class size: 6

  • Free Thursday = Free Admission to galleries. 

  • An Educator will greet all guests in the Lobby at the class start time and escort them to the Studio Classroom as a group.  

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

Art Babes: Play Ball!
Math Games for Babies, P.M. Session

January 29, 2015, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

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.

Art Babes: Play Ball!
Math Games for Babies, P.M. Session

January 29, 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 FAQs:

 

  • Art Babes emphasizes early forms of expressiveness in infants and babies. It also encourages babies to respond to simple art elements such as colors, shapes, and texture while immersed in a sensory-rich museum environment.

  • The class is split between gentle, caregiver-directed floortime activities in the studio classroom and a casual stroll through the galleries interacting with one or two works of art.

  • The program is designed for infants to babies, age 18 months (older siblings may attend as long as they are not a distraction to other guests of appropriate age and monitored closely by adult caregiver). 

  • Max class size: 6

  • Free Thursday = Free Admission to galleries.

  • An Educator will greet all guests in the Lobby at the class start time and escort them to the Studio Classroom as a group.  

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

Art Talk: Christopher Pekoc

January 29, 2015, 6:30 pm

Join us for an artist talk by Cleveland artist Christopher Pekoc, whose evocative and muli-layered work is on view now.

Art Talk: Christopher Pekoc

January 29, 2015, 6:30 pm

Christopher Pekoc’s assemblages are distinctive among the work of his colleagues in Cleveland and far beyond. At a time when artists are engaging with new media, Pekoc uses gelatin silver and Xerox prints, shellac, sandpaper, punches and other common tools and materials in novel ways to create evocative images. He employs stitching, also by hand, to supply content to his compositions, as well as to add visual resonance—another uncommon approach.

Free and open to the public.

February 2015

Member Event: Italian Wine Tasting

February 3, 2015, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Join fellow members for an exclusive journey through a spectacular selection of wines from Italy at one of the area's premier wine boutiques. 

Member Event: Italian Wine Tasting

February 3, 2015, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

750ml Wine Boutique
2287 West Market Street, Akron

Spend a chilly winter evening in the warmth of one of the area's premier wine boutiques. Join fellow members for an exclusive journey through a spectacular selection of wines from Italy. Each bottle will be hand-selected and paired with delicious hors d'oeuvres. 750ml Wine Boutique has been recognized with Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence.

Cost is $50 per member. Seating is limited. To reserve your spot, please call Membership Manager Michael Derr at 330.376. 9186 x 215, or email mDerr@AkronArtMuseum.org. Deadline to register for this exclusive program is January 20.

Book Club: On Beauty by Zadie Smith

February 5, 2015, 6:00 pm

Join the museum’s Reading Under the Roof Cloud’s book club for a discussion about Zadie Smith’s On Beauty as well as a tour of the Beauty Reigns exhibition.

Book Club: On Beauty by Zadie Smith

February 5, 2015, 6:00 pm

Join the museum’s Reading Under the Roof Cloud’s book club in the Martha Stecher Reed Library for a discussion about Zadie Smith’s On Beauty as well as a tour of the Beauty Reigns exhibition. A 2005 Man Booker Prize nominated book, On Beauty has been compared favorably to E.M. Forester’s Howard’s End. Smith weaves a tale of clashing of cultures at a university called Wellington, located in a Boston suburb of the same name, where Howard Belsey (who is white), his wife (who is black), and their three children (who are in-between) live relatively well. Then Howard’s academic nemesis—the ostentatious, retrograde art theorist Monty Kipps—moves to town, throwing the Belsey family into upheaval, threatening Howard’s standing at the university, and igniting a string of events sordid, irrational, and incestuous. On Beauty is humorous, unwieldly and filled with uncommon beauty.


Registration required by calling 330.376.9186 x 221 or email eward@akronartmuseum.org

Free Thursday

February 5, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursday

February 5, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Creative Playdate: Stack, Tumble, Fill and Dump
11:15 am

Opening: Living With Art
Feb. 5 – Apr. 5, 2015 (The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Gallery)

Reading Under the Roof Cloud Book Club: On Beauty by Zadie Smith
6:00 pm

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

Gift Shopping for your Littlest Valentine(s)?

February 5, 2015, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Shop handmade baby and children’s accessories from local maker Regina of Radish Balloon.

Gift Shopping for your Littlest Valentine(s)?

February 5, 2015, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Shop handmade baby and children’s accessories from local maker Regina of Radish Balloon.  Visit the msueum on Free Thursday from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. https://www.etsy.com/shop/RadishBalloon

Creative Playdate:
Stack, Tumble, Fill and Dump

February 5, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Come play, wander and make new friends at the museum.

Creative Playdate:
Stack, Tumble, Fill and Dump

February 5, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

For 0 to 5 year-olds and their grown-ups.

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.

Talk before the Walk @ the Akron Art Museum

February 7, 2015, 4:00 pm

First Saturday of each month.

Talk before the Walk @ the Akron Art Museum

February 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.

Kids Studio Class:
How It's Made, Intergalactic Sculpture

February 7, 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.

Kids Studio Class:
How It's Made, Intergalactic Sculpture

February 7, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Recommended for ages 7-12

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. Register using the link below or call 330.376.9186.
Kids Studio Classes are made possible with support from the Charles E. & Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.

https://akronartmuseum.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/emergency-medical-form.pdf 

Film: Marie Antoinette

February 12, 2015, 6:30 pm

We’ve chosen films that fit perfectly with our exhibition offerings and matched them with an art activity in the museum’s lobby.

Film: Marie Antoinette

February 12, 2015, 6:30 pm

Beauty reigns supreme in writer and director Sofia Coppola’s spin on the life and times of one of Europe’s most infamous monarchs in this lavish historical drama. Set to a post-punk soundtrack, the film painstakingly recreates the look of the 18th century, featuring a riot of rustling gowns, sparkling jewels, and Manolo Blahnik-designed shoes. A perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

Craft at 6:30 pm, Film at 7:00 pm

Free Thursday

February 12, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursday

February 12, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Art Cinecraft: an Art Activity paired with the film, Marie Antoinette
6:30 pm

Film: Marie Antoinette
7:00 pm

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

Story Time:
The Art of Collage

February 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:
The Art of Collage

February 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.

Teacher Workshop: Mash Up

February 19, 2015, 4:30 pm

Learn techniques you can use in the classroom to create artwork with layers upon layers of mashed-up imagery you and your students will love.

Teacher Workshop: Mash Up

February 19, 2015, 4:30 pm

Hello Kitty + caution signs + candy wrappers + gold leaf. The artists featured in the Beauty Reigns exhibition mix media, genres, symbols, techniques, and styles to create visually stunning works of art. Take a guided tour of the exhibition to gather inspiration from artists like Jiha Moon and Ryan McGinness, then head to the studio to create your own masterpiece. Local artist and designer Charlie Wagers will demonstrate techniques you can use in the classroom to create artwork with layers upon layers of mashed-up imagery you and your students will love. 

Free, but registration is limited. Register online using the link below. Professional development paperwork will be provided for each attended to submit to his/her LPDC.


Teacher Workshops are made possible by gifts from the Sally A. Miller and Joseph G. Miller Family Foundation and the Laura R. and Lucian Q. Moffitt Foundation 

Free Thursday

February 19, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursday

February 19, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Story Time: The Art of Collage
11:15 am

Art Talk: Panel Discussion
6:30 pm

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

Art Talk: Panel Discussion

February 19, 2015, 6:30 pm

Kamrooz Aram, Nancy Lorenz and Susan Chrysler White—artists featured in Beauty Reigns—discuss the role of beauty in painting today with University of Akron associate professor Laura Vinnedge.

Art Talk: Panel Discussion

February 19, 2015, 6:30 pm

What role does beauty play in painting today? What stimulates contemporary artists to utilize bright colors and layered compositions? Three of the artists featured in Beauty Reigns—Kamrooz Aram, Nancy Lorenz and Susan Chrysler White—discuss these topics, moderated by University of Akron associate professor Laura Vinnedge.

Free Thursday

February 26, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Gallery admission is FREE all day.

Free Thursday

February 26, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 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: Smoosh and Splatter
A.M. Session

February 26, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

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.

Art Babes: Smoosh and Splatter
A.M. Session

February 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: Smoosh and Splatter
P.M. Session

February 26, 2015, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

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.

Art Babes: Smoosh and Splatter
P.M. Session

February 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.

March 2015

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

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 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.

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 and Ale offers 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.

Participating brewers: To be Announced

Food purveyors: To be Announced

For questions or more information call our membership department at 330.376.9186 x225.

**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. Registration required at AkronArtMuseum.org/eventregistration 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 six 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 six fun, moving, unexpected and accessible talks about beauty from artists and designers around Northeast Ohio.

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

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.  

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

Members will travel to Columbus to visit the Pizzuti Collection's NOW-ISM: Abstraction Today exhibition followed by lunch in the Short North district and a visit to the Wexner Center for the Arts featuring two exhibitions; Fiber: Sculpture 1960–Present and Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars Experimental, Volume I, 2012.

Pricing and full itinerary will be mailed to Members in early January. 

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.

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

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.

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. 

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. Registration required at AkronArtMuseum.org/eventregistration 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

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!

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