Upcoming Events

September 2016

Free Thursday

September 29, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. 

Free Thursday

September 29, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.  

Intersections Opening Celebration

September 30, 2016, 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Be among the first to experience the multiple dimensions of Intersections: Artists Master Line and Space. 

Intersections Opening Celebration

September 30, 2016, 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Member Preview 6:30 pm; FREE Public Reception 7:30 – 9 pm

Be among the first to experience the multiple dimensions of Intersections: Artists Master Line and Space. Explore connections between sculptures and works on paper by Mark Fox, Anne Lindberg, Nathalie Miebach, John Newman, Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard, who create exciting compositions using non-traditional materials and processes. Enjoy conversations with artists, music with DJ Naeno, and create a 3-D doodle.

Want to attend the Member Preview? Click here for membership options. 

Intersections: Artists Master Line and Space is organized by the Akron Art Museum and generously supported in part by the Lehner Family Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council. Special thanks to Hilton Garden Inn – Akron.  

The Lehner Family Foundation     National Endowment For the Arts     The Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation     Ohio Arts Council
             
Hilton Garden Inn -- Akron

October 2016

Yoga & Meditation in the Garden

October 1, 2016, 10:00 – 11:15 am

Join Maria Santoferraro, E-RYT 500 of The Daily Downward Dog for an all-levels yoga class followed by a peaceful meditation. 

Yoga & Meditation in the Garden

October 1, 2016, 10:00 – 11:15 am

Join Maria Santoferraro, E-RYT 500 of The Daily Downward Dog for an all-levels yoga class followed by a peaceful meditation. Roll out your yoga mat on the grass, let the sun shine down on your sun salutations, and together we will raise the vibration of peace, love, and community in the new Bud & Susie Rogers Garden.

This is a donation based class with all proceeds going to the Akron Art Museum to support art education programs that activate the Akron community's appreciation for art and cultural transformation. Bring a yoga mat and water, as this class begins one hour before the museum opens. Registration is required and all levels, including beginners are welcome!
 

2016 Akron Art Prize Awards Ceremony

October 1, 2016, 6:00 – 10:00 pm

To conclude the 5th annual Akron Art Prize event, join your fellow artists and public at the Akron Art Museum for the Finale Reception beginning at 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. 

2016 Akron Art Prize Awards Ceremony

October 1, 2016, 6:00 – 10:00 pm

To conclude the 5th annual Akron Art Prize event, join your fellow artists and public at the Akron Art Museum for the Finale Reception beginning at 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

*Note: The five galleries at Summit Artspace will be open all day Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 12 - 9 p.m. until Saturday, October 1st - closing night. Voting is open now via app or kiosk at the venue until Saturday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m., where all patrons and artists will be asked to make their way to the Akron Art Museum for the Finale Reception to celebrate the arts.

While at the museum, get a complimentary wristband from museum staff and stroll through the exhibitions (museum galleries will be open until 9 p.m.), enjoy the live music, and sample tasty treats as you await to hear from the Akron Art Prize Team which entries were voted to represent the top of their selected categories. Winning announcements will begin at 9:15 p.m.

New this year is the breakdown of prizes and the addition of a juried component. $16,000 in prizes will be awarded as follows:

PRIZE CATEGORIES
Grand Prize - $5,000 and the honor of displaying his/her piece in the Akron Art Museum for one month following the show.

2D
1st Runner Up - $2,000
2nd Runner Up - $1,000

3D
1st Runner Up - $2,000
2nd Runner Up - $1,000

Artists' Choice Award - $1,000
Selected by all participating artists.

Juried Awards: $1,000 for each winner.
Two artistic jurors and two civic jurors.

Download the Akron Art Prize app and place your final votes by 8 p.m., October 1, 2016. 

Tots Create: Strings and Things

October 1, 2016, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

A simple string can be many wonderful things. Come problem-solving with us as we explore the wiggly world of lines. See you here! 

Tots Create: Strings and Things

October 1, 2016, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

For toddlers, age two and three with their grown-ups.

Studio art for 2's and 3's? Yes, little hands need to be creative, too! Toddlers explore different mediums, textures, colors and shapes, while making a beautiful mess. Dig in and discover a multi-sensory experience while fostering your tiny artist's independence and imagination.

A simple string can be many wonderful things. Come problem-solving with us as we explore the wiggly world of lines. See you here!

$10/member child, $15/non-member child. Registration required. Click on the button / link below to register.

Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum.

Tots Create is made possible with support from the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation. 

Kids Studio: Portal to Space: Weave a Window with a View

October 1, 2016, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Welcome to our studio—where students gain a fresh perspective in thinking creatively. 

Kids Studio: Portal to Space: Weave a Window with a View

October 1, 2016, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Recommended for ages 7-12

Welcome to our studio—where students gain a fresh perspective in thinking creatively. Learn how to work like a professional artist by exploring unique materials, experimental processes and extraordinary works of art, while building skills and confidence along the way.

$10/member child, $15/non-member child. Parents are welcome but not required to stay. Click on the button / link below to register, or call 330.376.9186.

Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum to register for the discounted member ticket option.

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

Photo: Shane Wynn.

Member Event: Pumpkin Glass Blowing

October 5, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Craft your own glass pumpkin with the help of glass artisan Jack Baker at this exclusive workshop for museum members only.  

Member Event: Pumpkin Glass Blowing

October 5, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

****SOLD OUT — THANK YOU!****


This event meets at Akron Glass Works, 421 Spicer St, Akron OH 44311.

Craft and blow your own glass pumpkin with the help of glass artisan Jack Baker at this exclusive workshop for museum members only. Enjoy refreshments and an evening of camaraderie as our small group creates one-of-a-kind masterpieces.

No experience necessary. Must be at least 15 years old (accompanied by an adult).

Cost: $65 per member. Registration and payment are required in advance. Fees are non-refundable. To reserve your space, contact Jeneé Garlando at jGarlando@AkronArtMuseum.org or 330.376.9186 x222 by Friday, September 23. 

Not a member? Support Culture and Experience Art at the Akron Art Museum by joining today.

Free Thursday

October 6, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. 

Free Thursday

October 6, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.  

Gallery Tour: Isabel Farnsworth

October 6, 2016, 6:30 pm

Join sculptor Isabel Farnsworth as she leads a tour exploring favored works of art in the Intersections exhibition and the museum collection. 

Gallery Tour: Isabel Farnsworth

October 6, 2016, 6:30 pm

Join sculptor Isabel Farnsworth as she leads a tour exploring favored works of art in the Intersections exhibition and the museum collection. An associate professor of art at Kent State University, Farnsworth engages in an intuitive process of making and unmaking to arrive at the semi-figurative/semi-abstract elements that structure her compositions and allow for open-ended content. FREE. 

Click here to RSVP and / or share this gallery tour on Facebook

Image: Isabel Farnsworth,The Tangled Beauty of Vulnerability, 2016, wood, plaster, paint, paper, thread, beads, 22 x 28 x 14 in. Courtesy of the artist

Teacher Tour: Intersections

October 6, 2016, 4:30 pm

Slip away from your afternoon grading for a special VIP tour of the museum’s newest exhibition: Intersections. 

Teacher Tour: Intersections

October 6, 2016, 4:30 pm

Slip away from your afternoon grading for a special VIP tour of the museum’s newest exhibition: Intersections. You’ll experience the magic that happens when artists blur the lines between two and three dimensions. Then, try your hand at some of their innovative techniques.

FREE for teachers. To register, click on the button / link below. 

Image: Intersections artist Mark Fox in his studio. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Creative Playdate: Land Art Play

October 6, 2016, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

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

Creative Playdate: Land Art Play

October 6, 2016, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

For 0-5 year olds and their grown-ups

Little ones learn best through intuitive, open-ended play that feeds their senses. Follow your child’s natural instinct to wiggle, squeal and make a mess while exploring the creative process. Stretch your imagination, meet new friends and create a masterpiece to carry home!

Free for members, $15/non-member child. Registration required. Register online by clicking the button / link below, or call 330.376.9186.

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

Second Saturday Curator Gallery Talks

October 8, 2016, 2:00 pm

Associate Curator Theresa Bembnister will lead a close look and discussion of Lee Bontecou’s Untitled 1966 sculpture, focusing on the artist’s use of unorthodox materials. 

Second Saturday Curator Gallery Talks

October 8, 2016, 2:00 pm

Lee Bontecou, Untitled

Associate Curator Theresa Bembnister will lead a close look and discussion of Lee Bontecou’s Untitled 1966 sculpture, focusing on the artist’s use of unorthodox materials.

Get an insider's look at artworks in the museum's collection on the second Saturday of every month, with curator-led tours.

Members: FREE, Non-members: Free with gallery admission.

Support the Akron Art Museum and programs like Second Saturday Curator Gallery Talks, become a member of the museum.

Lee Bontecou, Untitled (detail), 1966, painted iron, fiberglass and fabric, 41 x 29 x 8 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of Leo Castelli, Castelli Galleries 1974.122
 

Free Thursday

October 13, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. 

Free Thursday

October 13, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.  

Yoga in the Galleries

October 13, 2016, 6:30 pm

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

Yoga in the Galleries

October 13, 2016, 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.

$10 for non-members and free for members. Registration is required. Register online using the link below or call 330.376.9186.

Not a member? An individual membership is just $50 and pays for itself in a handful of visits: AkronArtMuseum.org/memberships/ 

Art Tales: Great Adventures from Castles to Caves

October 13, 2016, 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. 

Art Tales: Great Adventures from Castles to Caves

October 13, 2016, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

For all ages and their grown-ups.

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 related art activities in the lobby.

FREE for members. $10/non-member child. Click the button / link below to register online. Or, call 330.376.9186.

Help support programs for children and families. Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum.

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

Free Thursday

October 20, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. 

Free Thursday

October 20, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.  

Artists' Dialogue

October 20, 2016, 6:30 pm

Join Intersections artists Anne Lindberg and John Newman, Kent State University-Stark sculptor Andrea Myers and University of Akron professor Kate Budd for a FREE panel discussion about their work.

Artists' Dialogue

October 20, 2016, 6:30 pm

Anne Lindberg, Andrea Myers, John Newman and Kate Budd (moderator)

Join Intersections artists Anne Lindberg and John Newman, Kent State University-Stark sculptor Andrea Myers and University of Akron professor Kate Budd for a panel discussion looking at ideas they are exploring, relationships between their work in two and three dimensions, and the materials and scale they choose to realize their objectives. FREE. 

Art Babes: Shadow Play (A.M. Session)

October 20, 2016, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Explore sensory activities related to color, texture, light, and sound that will awaken your baby's curiosity and give you both a one-of-a-kind bonding experience. 

Art Babes: Shadow Play (A.M. Session)

October 20, 2016, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

For 0-18 month olds and their grown-ups.

Join baby friends for tummy time play and a pint-sized stroll through the galleries. Explore sensory activities related to color, texture, light, and sound that will awaken your baby's curiosity and give you both a one-of-a-kind bonding experience.

$10/member child, $15/non-member child. Click the button / link below to register, or call 330.376.9186.

Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum.

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

Art Babes: Shadow Play (P.M. Session)

October 20, 2016, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

Join baby friends for tummy time play and a pint-sized stroll through the galleries. 

Art Babes: Shadow Play (P.M. Session)

October 20, 2016, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

For 0-18 month olds and their grown-ups.

Join baby friends for tummy time play and a pint-sized stroll through the galleries. Explore sensory activities related to color, texture, light, and sound that will awaken your baby's curiosity and give you both a one-of-a-kind bonding experience.

$10/member child, $15/non-member child. Click the button / link below to register, or call 330.376.9186.

Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum.

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

Free Thursday

October 27, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. 

Free Thursday

October 27, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.  

Family Days: Trick or Treat on South High Street

October 27, 2016, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Break out your costume early and trek to the museum for a night of art-making, fun and surprises. 

Family Days: Trick or Treat on South High Street

October 27, 2016, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

For all ages and their grown-ups

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.

Free for members. $10/non-member child. Registration required. Register online using the button / link below.

Family Days are made possible with support from the Dominion Foundation, the R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation, and George and Sue Klein. 

November 2016

Free Thursday

November 3, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. 

Free Thursday

November 3, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.  

Tuesday Musical FUZE Concert: Weather Scores: Science, Data, Sculpture & Music

November 3, 2016, 7:00 pm

Enjoy a special Tuesday Musical FUZE performance featuring music composed by Christian Gentry and Mischa Salkind-Pearl in collaboration with Intersections artist Nathalie Miebach. 

Tuesday Musical FUZE Concert: Weather Scores: Science, Data, Sculpture & Music

November 3, 2016, 7:00 pm

Enjoy a special Tuesday Musical FUZE performance featuring music composed by Christian Gentry and Mischa Salkind-Pearl in collaboration with Intersections artist Nathalie Miebach. Parallel to Miebach’s woven sculptures, which function as three-dimensional musical scores, the compositions are based entirely on weather data. Northeast Ohio musicians will perform three compositions, including a world premiere of a work by Gentry, commissioned by Tuesday Musical. Curator Janice Driesbach and Tuesday Musical artistic director Jarrod Hartzler will moderate a commentary by the artist and composers on how they work together and the evolution of their unique collaboration.

Tickets $25 at TuesdayMusical.org, 330.761.3460 or at the door. Limited seating. 

Image: Nathalie Miebach, The Ride, 2015, weather data, fiber rush, paper, yarn, wood, and foam, 32 x 22 x 22 in. Courtesy of the artist and Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston. Photography by the artist.

Creative Playdate: Yarn Party

November 3, 2016, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

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

Creative Playdate: Yarn Party

November 3, 2016, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

For 0-5 year olds and their grown-ups

Little ones learn best through intuitive, open-ended play that feeds their senses. Follow your child’s natural instinct to wiggle, squeal and make a mess while exploring the creative process. Stretch your imagination, meet new friends and create a masterpiece to carry home!

Free for members, $15/non-member child. Registration required. Register online by clicking the button / link below, or call 330.376.9186.

Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum.

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

Photo: Shane Wynn. 

Members Tour: Get to Know Your Museum

November 5, 2016, 12:00 pm

If you’ve joined the museum in the past year, or even if you’ve been a member for many years, join us as we celebrate you. 

Members Tour: Get to Know Your Museum

November 5, 2016, 12:00 pm

If you’ve joined the museum in the past year, or even if you’ve been a member for many years, join us as we celebrate you. Chief Curator Janice Driesbach will take us on an exclusive tour of key works in the museum’s collection. After, mingle with other members and enjoy refreshments in the lobby. As an added bonus, the museum shop will offer a very special double discount to all members on this day only.

The reception and tour are free for members. Space is limited. To RSVP, please call Development Officer Jeneé Garlando at 330.376.9186 x222 or email jGarlando@AkronArtMuseum.org by Friday, October 21. 

Photo: Brent V. Media.

Tots Create: Say Squeeze! Painting with Splatter Appeal

November 5, 2016, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Wear your best make-a-mess attire and prepare for a fun, fine-motor workout as we apply paint in non-traditional ways. See you here! 

Tots Create: Say Squeeze! Painting with Splatter Appeal

November 5, 2016, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

For toddlers, age two and three with their grown-ups.

Studio art for 2's and 3's? Yes, little hands need to be creative, too! Toddlers explore different mediums, textures, colors and shapes, while making a beautiful mess. Dig in and discover a multi-sensory experience while fostering your tiny artist's independence and imagination.

Wear your best make-a-mess attire and prepare for a fun, fine-motor workout as we apply paint in non-traditional ways. See you here!

$10/member child, $15/non-member child. Registration required. Click on the button / link below to register.

Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum.

Tots Create is made possible with support from the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation. 

Kids Studio: Inflatable Sculpture with Pop Appeal

November 5, 2016, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Welcome to our studio—where students gain a fresh perspective in thinking creatively. 

Kids Studio: Inflatable Sculpture with Pop Appeal

November 5, 2016, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Recommended for ages 7-12 • Class size limited to 20 students.

Welcome to our studio—where students gain a fresh perspective in thinking creatively. Learn how to work like a professional artist by exploring unique materials, experimental processes and extraordinary works of art, while building skills and confidence along the way.

$10/member child, $15/non-member child. Parents are welcome but not required to stay. Click on the button / link below to register, or call 330.376.9186.

Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum to register for the discounted member ticket option.

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

Photo: Shane Wynn.

Free Thursday

November 10, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. 

Free Thursday

November 10, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.  

Yoga in the Galleries

November 10, 2016, 6:30 pm

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

Yoga in the Galleries

November 10, 2016, 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.

$10 for non-members and free for members. Registration is required. Register online using the link below or call 330.376.9186.

Not a member? An individual membership is just $50 and pays for itself in a handful of visits: AkronArtMuseum.org/memberships/  

Book Club: The Sculptor by Scott McCloud

November 10, 2016, 6:00 pm

Join the museum’s book club for a discussion of the New York Times best-selling graphic novel, The Sculptor, by Scott McCloud. 

Book Club: The Sculptor by Scott McCloud

November 10, 2016, 6:00 pm

Join the museum’s book club for a discussion of the New York Times best-selling graphic novel, The Sculptor, by Scott McCloud. David Smith, a down-on-his-luck artist, makes a deal with Death. For 200 days, David will be able to sculpt any material he desires with only his bare hands.The catch? At the end of 200 days, David will die. At first, David is delighted; however, over the course of his remaining days, David struggles to find his artistic vision. Will he sculpt anything meaningful and cement his artistic legacy before his time is up? The discussion will conclude with a tour of Intersections. FREE. 

Art Tales: The Story of a Line

November 10, 2016, 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. 

Art Tales: The Story of a Line

November 10, 2016, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

For all ages and their grown-ups.

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 related art activities in the lobby.

FREE for members. $10/non-member child. Click the button / link below to register online. Or, call 330.376.9186.

Help support programs for children and families. Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum.

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

Neos Dance Theatre Performance: Symbiosis

November 12, 2016, 7:00 pm

Join Neos Dance Theatre for an evening of dance at the Akron Art Museum inspired by art work in Intersections. 

Neos Dance Theatre Performance: Symbiosis

November 12, 2016, 7:00 pm

Join Neos Dance Theatre for an evening of dance at the Akron Art Museum inspired by art work in Intersections. Responding to the variety of media and approaches in the exhibition, Neos will present new choreography informed by processes the artists use, music that inspires them and their studio environments. Enjoy an opportunity to experience art and dance in new ways. Supported in part by an award from the Ohio Arts Council.

Tickets: $15 Akron Art Museum members, students, seniors; $25 general admission. 
To purchase tickets online, click on the button or link below. Limited seating. 

Image: Rebekah Gray, Neos Dance Theatre. Photography by Dale Dong.

Second Saturday Curator Gallery Talks

November 12, 2016, 2:00 pm

Join Associate Curator Theresa Bembnister for a discussion of how our federal lands have inspired generations of artists. 

Second Saturday Curator Gallery Talks

November 12, 2016, 2:00 pm

100 Years of Inspiration

From Ansel Adams and Carleton Watkins in the American west, to Robert Glenn Ketchum in the Cuyahoga valley, many photographers have ventured into the landscape in search of the sublime. Join Associate Curator Theresa Bembnister for a discussion of how our federal lands have inspired generations of artists.

Get an insider's look at artworks in the museum's collection on the second Saturday of every month, with curator-led tours.

Members: FREE; Non-members: Free with gallery admission.

Support the Akron Art Museum and programs like Second Saturday Curator Gallery Talks, become a member of the museum.

Andrew McAllister, Window Arch, 2007, Chromogenic print, 13 x 15.7 in. Courtesy of the artist. On view in Our Land at the Akron Art Museum through February 12, 2017.

Free Thursday

November 17, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. 

Free Thursday

November 17, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.  

Art Babes: Texture Exploration (A.M. Session)

November 17, 2016, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Explore sensory activities related to color, texture, light, and sound that will awaken your baby's curiosity and give you both a one-of-a-kind bonding experience.

Art Babes: Texture Exploration (A.M. Session)

November 17, 2016, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

For 0-18 month olds and their grown-ups.

Join baby friends for tummy time play and a pint-sized stroll through the galleries. Explore sensory activities related to color, texture, light, and sound that will awaken your baby's curiosity and give you both a one-of-a-kind bonding experience.

$10/member child, $15/non-member child. Click the button / link below to register, or call 330.376.9186.

Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum.

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

Art Babes: Texture Exploration (P.M. Session)

November 17, 2016, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

Join baby friends for tummy time play and a pint-sized stroll through the galleries. 

Art Babes: Texture Exploration (P.M. Session)

November 17, 2016, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

For 0-18 month olds and their grown-ups.

Join baby friends for tummy time play and a pint-sized stroll through the galleries. Explore sensory activities related to color, texture, light, and sound that will awaken your baby's curiosity and give you both a one-of-a-kind bonding experience.

$10/member child, $15/non-member child. Click the button / link below to register, or call 330.376.9186.

Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum.

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

Museum Closed: Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2016

The Akron Art Museum is closed on Thursday, November 24, 2016 in observance of Thanksgiving. 

Museum Closed: Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2016

The Akron Art Museum is closed on Thursday, November 24, 2016 in observance of Thanksgiving. We will reopen on Friday, November 25, 2016 at 11:00 am. Happy Thanksgiving! 

Image: Honoré Guilbeau, Turkey In The Straw, undated, linocut on paper, 10 in. x 12 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum. Gift of Mrs. Stanley Okey.

Find out more about Honoré Guilbeau.

8th Annual Crafty Mart (Day 1)

November 26, 2016, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

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! 

8th Annual Crafty Mart (Day 1)

November 26, 2016, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Rubber City’s longest-running indie handmade market takes place at the Akron Art Museum, Summit Artspace and Musica. 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. FREE parking is available on the street and in the Main Library Parking Deck. 

Find out more about the 8th Annual Crafty Mart.

8th Annual Crafty Mart (Day 2)

November 27, 2016, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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! 

8th Annual Crafty Mart (Day 2)

November 27, 2016, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Rubber City’s longest-running indie handmade market takes place at the Akron Art Museum, Summit Artspace and Musica. 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. FREE parking is available on the street and in the Main Library Parking Deck. 

Find out more about the 8th Annual Crafty Mart.

December 2016

Free Thursday

December 1, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. 

Free Thursday

December 1, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.  

Film: Eva Hesse

December 1, 2016, 7:00 pm

Eva Hesse is the first feature-length appreciation of the pioneering artist's life and work. 

Film: Eva Hesse

December 1, 2016, 7:00 pm

Artist Eva Hesse utilized latex, fiberglass and plastics to create pioneering sculptures in the 1960s and establish the postminimalist movement. The first feature-length appreciation of her life and work, Eva Hesse makes superb use of the artist’s voluminous journals, her correspondence with close friend and mentor Sol LeWitt, and contemporary and archival interviews with fellow artists such as Richard Serra, Robert Mangold and Dan Graham. FREE. 

Free Thursday

December 8, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. 

Free Thursday

December 8, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.  

Yoga in the Galleries

December 8, 2016, 6:30 pm

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

Yoga in the Galleries

December 8, 2016, 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.

$10 for non-members and free for members. Registration is required. Register online using the link below or call 330.376.9186.

Not a member? An individual membership is just $50 and pays for itself in a handful of visits: AkronArtMuseum.org/memberships/  

Teacher Studio

December 8, 2016, 4:30 pm

Hop down to the Akron Art Museum for a drink and a creative outlet for your end-of-year stress. 

Teacher Studio

December 8, 2016, 4:30 pm

Winter break is almost here, but you need a break NOW. Hop down to the Akron Art Museum for a drink and a creative outlet for your end-of-year stress. You’ll be the student; the museum will take care of the teaching and supplies. Creating and cocktails: does it get any better?

$15/non-member, $10/member teacher. Admission includes materials and one drink.

Click the button / link below to register, or call 330.376.9186. 

Second Saturday Curator Gallery Talks

December 10, 2016, 2:00 pm

Assistant Curator Elizabeth Carney will talk about two major works by Brooklyn-based artist Mickalene Thomas. 

Second Saturday Curator Gallery Talks

December 10, 2016, 2:00 pm

Glitter and Glamour: Portraits by Mickalene Thomas

Assistant Curator Elizabeth Carney will talk about two major works by Brooklyn-based artist Mickalene Thomas: the painting Girlfriends and Lovers and the newly-acquired photograph Din, Une Trés Belle Négresse 1.

Get an insider's look at artworks in the museum's collection on the second Saturday of every month, with curator-led tours.

Members: FREE; Non-members: Free with gallery admission.

Support the Akron Art Museum and programs like Second Saturday Curator Gallery Talks, become a member of the museum. 

Mickalene Thomas, Din, Une Trés Belle Négresse 1, 2012, chromogenic print, 59 x 48 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Museum Acquisition Fund 2016.14

Free Thursday

December 15, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. 

Free Thursday

December 15, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.  

Gallery Talk: Jimmy Kuehnle

December 15, 2016, 6:30 pm

Meet artist Jimmy Kuehnle and learn about his creative process and how he came to create his trademark inflatable sculptures. 

Gallery Talk: Jimmy Kuehnle

December 15, 2016, 6:30 pm

Do you look at Jimmy Kuehnle’s Wiggle, Giggle, Jiggle and wonder—How did he do that? Get the story on the work from the artist himself, learn about his process and how he got to creating his trademark inflatable sculptures. 

Image: Jimmy Kuehnle, You Wear What I Wear, inflatable suit, 2009, Courtesy of the artist.

Free Thursday

December 22, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Free Thursday

December 22, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.  

Free Thursday

December 29, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. 

Free Thursday

December 29, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.  

Film: Don't Blink – Robert Frank

December 29, 2016, 7:00 pm

Don't Blink is rough around the edges and brimming with surprises and insights, not unlike Frank’s own films.

Film: Don't Blink – Robert Frank

December 29, 2016, 7:00 pm

Robert Frank, now 91 years old, is among the most influential artists of the last half-century. His seminal
volume, The Americans, published in 1958, records the Swiss-born photographer’s candid reactions to peculiarly American versions of poverty and racism. Today it is a classic work that helped define the off-the-cuff, idiosyncratic elegance that is a hallmark of Frank’s artistry. The film itself is rough around the edges and brimming with surprises and insights, not unlike Frank’s own films. Don’t Blink includes clips from Frank’s rarely seen movies, among them Me And My Brother and Cocksucker Blues. The soundtrack includes Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, Yo La Tengo, and Tom Waits. FREE.

View photographs by Robert Frank in the Akron Art Museum collection.

January 2017

Yoga in the Galleries

January 12, 2017, 6:30 pm

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

Yoga in the Galleries

January 12, 2017, 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.

$10 for non-members and free for members. Registration is required. Register online using the link below or call 330.376.9186.

Not a member? An individual membership is just $50 and pays for itself in a handful of visits: AkronArtMuseum.org/memberships/  

Teach Talk 2017

January 26, 2017, TBA

That’s right, the museum’s storytelling, talent-showing, idea-sharing event is back! 

Teach Talk 2017

January 26, 2017, TBA

That’s right, the museum’s storytelling, talent-showing, idea-sharing event is back! If you’re interested in speaking or know someone who’d be a great presenter, contact Associate Educator Gina Thomas McGee at gthomas@akronartmuseum.org. Otherwise, save the date and we’ll see you there! 

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