Upcoming Events

November 2014

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 27, 2014, for Thanksgiving. The museum will reopen on Friday, November 28, 2014.

Closed for Thanksgiving

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

 The museum is closed on Thursday, November 27, 2014, for Thanksgiving. The museum will reopen on Friday, November 28, 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

Film: National Gallery

December 4, 2014

Frederick Wiseman’s glorious new film is about the energies of, and around, painting—discussing, framing, mounting, lighting, repairing, restoring, creating, and, perhaps most of all, looking at painting.

Film: National Gallery

December 4, 2014

Director: Frederick Wiseman
Running Time: 180 minutes

Showtime: December 4, 2014 • 6:00PM

Tickets: Free, open to the public. First come, first serve.

Frederick Wiseman’s glorious new film is about the energies of, and around, painting—discussing, framing, mounting, lighting, repairing, restoring, creating, and, perhaps most of all, looking at painting. This is a film of color, light, and sensuous action, in the artwork on the walls and within the universe of London’s great National Gallery itself. In fact, the dividing line between the paintings and the life around them dissolves almost immediately, as Wiseman attunes us to pure response: the individual’s response to the paintings, the painter’s response to the subject at hand, the filmmaker’s response to the people, activities, and light around him. There are discussions of budgetary concerns and social media, but the film and the people within it are always drawn back to the magnetic power of the art itself. National Gallery is a film of faces: the faces of those looking and the faces of those who look back from the canvases, in an endless, joyful exchange.

Presented by The Nightlight Cinema.
 

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 is FULL

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

REGISTRATION IS FULL

Family Day: Island of Misfit Toys REGISTRATION is FULL

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 IS FULL.

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

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

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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