January 2012

In This Issue:


Member Meet-Up: Michelle Droll Studio Visit

Saturday, January 21
12 - 1:30 pm


Illusion Factory Children's Theater Classes

Saturday, January 28
Ages 5-7 12:30-1:30 pm
Ages 8 & up 1:30-2:30 pm


Friends with Benefits Shopping Event

Saturday, January 28
11 am - 5 pm


Kids Art Class: Screen Printing

Saturday, January 28
11:30 am - 1:30 pm


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The painting used in the December 2011 E-newsletter about Holiday mART was not properly attributed to Cari Miller. We apologize for the oversight.


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Akron Art Museum 90th Anniversary

The 90th anniversary celebration is not only about the institution surviving the Great Depression, a disastrous fire, multiple buildings and a massive expansion, but also about the community, visitors and friends who have supported the museum and Akron over the past 90 years.

During these years the museum has contributed significantly to the culture of the city, region and its visitors. Offerings include workshops and classes that have inspired many remarkable artists, concerts to rejoice the summer season and a cultural center to hold the history and future of Akron.

The upcoming months will be full of events, exhibitions and activities to inspire and engage the city and people of Akron throughout the year and into the future. We look forward to visitors joining us during this exciting time to learn about our past and how to add to our destiny.

Check our website for events and exhibitions.


Al Bright Abstract Painting Performance

For over four decades artist Al Bright has explored the realm of abstract expressionism. Creating many of his works before public audiences to live music singles him out as a leading post-modern master. Al Bright will paint alongside the Jesse Dandy Band during February's Sunday Sampler to begin the museum’s 90th anniversary celebration. 

In addition to the performance and the collection galleries FREE that day, enjoy Landscapes from the Age of Impressionism, Michelle Droll: Landslide/Between a Rock and a Place and SuperNatural: Landscapes by Bruce Checefsky and Barry Underwood  at no cost. This is the last day to see Landscapes from the Age of Impressionism.


Kids Art Class: Screen Printing

Children ages 6-12 join the museum’s educators to explore artworks and ideas in the galleries and art-making in the classroom. Preregistration is required. $10 per member child, $15 per child for non-members.

Screen Printing: Layer Up!
It’s cold outside, so layer up! View Winter Evening by Raphael Gleitsman and The Eviction by Ray Grathwol in the museum’s galleries to find some snowy scene inspiration. Then, make your own frozen-in-time landscape (or cityscape) screen print using layers of color and paint.

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New Membership Level: Contributor-Plus

The Akron Art Museum has a new membership level. With the Contributor-Plus Membership you can experience all the amazing things the museum has to offer, plus free admission to over 300 national museums. On top of all the great benefits you will receive, your membership purchase helps the museum continue as a cultural institution for Akron.

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Museum Cafe Now Open

Stop in 11 am - 3 pm Wednesday through Sunday to enjoy refreshments including coffee, tea, softdrinks, baked goods and snacks. Gallery admission is not required to visit the Museum Café and Store. Like us on Facebook to receive updates.


See all the Monets before Landscapes from the Age of Impressionism closes

On View through February 5, 2012

This exquisite exhibition of more than fifty paintings includes many of the finest examples of French and American impressionist landscapes from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum as well as American impressionist paintings from the Akron Art Museum.

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Michelle Droll: Landslide

Between a Rock and a Place

On View through February 19, 2012

Kent area artist Michelle Droll uses paint scraps from her studio, Styrofoam and other recycled man-made materials to construct objects that represent landscape as both a physical and imaginary place. Droll transforms the museum’s Judith Bear Isroff gallery with a vibrant sculptural installation that brings landscape painting to life while at the same time referencing present-day environmental concerns.

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SuperNatural: Landscapes by Bruce Checefsky and Barry Underwood

On View through March 4, 2012

Cleveland artists Bruce Checefsky and Barry Underwood utilize the effects of atmospheric light in addition to outside light sources to create ephemeral moments in the landscape that give viewers the sense of discovering hidden worlds. Their inventive use of photography and light alters our perception of the landscape to reveal unseen aspects.

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