Upcoming Events

January 2017

Wiggle, Giggle, Jiggle Jello Prints

January 19, 2017, 6:30 pm

Create your own no-fail gelatin monoprints with local artist Claire Marks. 

Wiggle, Giggle, Jiggle Jello Prints

January 19, 2017, 6:30 pm

Art making doesn’t have to be serious! Wiggle, giggle and jiggle your way through printing with jello. Create your own no-fail gelatin monoprints with local artist Claire Marks.

Members $15; Non-members $20. Register online using the button / link below.

Become a member to get discounted registration for this and other Akron Art Museum programs, and support art in your community. 

Art Tales: Seriously Silly Stuff(ed) Sleepover

January 19, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Bring a favorite stuffed animal to our story time and celebrate the silly tales of children’s author/illustrator, Mo Willems. 

Art Tales: Seriously Silly Stuff(ed) Sleepover

January 19, 2017, 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.

Come piggies and elephants, pigeons and ducklings, bunnies and kids! You’re ALL invited!

Thursday, January 19, 11 am: Bring a favorite stuffed animal to our story time and celebrate the silly tales of children’s author/illustrator, Mo Willems.

After a tour of the museum, your critter will be ready for a nap. Create a stuffy-sized sleeping bag for your pal to spend the night in our lobby (did we mention the stuffies get to play with cameras at night?).

Friday, January 20, 11am: Reunite with your plush pals and join us for a slideshow of their sleepover adventures in the art museum! 

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.

Moving Connections

January 20, 2017, 11:30 am

Moving Connections is a movement workshop designed for the senior community to encourage creativity, engage social interaction and deepen an appreciation of the arts through the joy of movement. 

Moving Connections

January 20, 2017, 11:30 am

Verb Ballets and the Akron Art Museum are proud to announce the return of Moving Connections

Fridays beginning January 13 through March 10, 2017 • 11:30 am

Moving Connections, a wellness program of Verb Ballets, is a movement workshop designed for the senior community to encourage creativity, engage social interaction and deepen an appreciation of the arts through the joy of movement. Moving Connections is led by professionally trained dancers and movement experts to help seniors develop flexibility, increase breath, exercise concentration that connects mind to body and increase cognitive function. The program is designed for all ability levels and can be done while seated.

Moving Connections will be offered for 9 sessions, once a week on Fridays, beginning on January 13 through, March 10, 2017.

There is no cost to participate but registration is requried. Use the button / link below to register online.

For more information about sessions contact Desmond Davis, Verb Ballets Education and Outreach Coordinator, at ddavis@verbballets.org or call 216-397-3757
 

Art Babes – Gritty Babies: Exploring Texture (A.M. Session)

January 26, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

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

Art Babes – Gritty Babies: Exploring Texture (A.M. Session)

January 26, 2017, 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 to register for the members rate.

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

Art Babes – Gritty Babies: Exploring Texture (P.M. Session)

January 26, 2017, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

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

Art Babes – Gritty Babies: Exploring Texture (P.M. Session)

January 26, 2017, 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 to register for the members rate.

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

Wiggle, Giggle, Jiggle Improv with Wandering Aesthetics

January 26, 2017, 6:30 pm

Theater experts Wandering Aesthetics will lead a group of interactive exercises using Jimmy Kuehnle's Wiggle, Giggle, Jiggle sculpture. 

Wiggle, Giggle, Jiggle Improv with Wandering Aesthetics

January 26, 2017, 6:30 pm

Look out, there’s a giant red blob attacking the museum! Learn the basics of improvisation. Theater experts Wandering Aesthetics will lead a group of interactive exercises using Jimmy Kuehnle's Wiggle, Giggle, Jiggle sculpture that will build listening and communication skills, heighten awareness and teach you how to be more playful, spontaneous and flexible.

$15 for members and $20 for non-members. Registration required. Register online using the button / link below. 

Become a member to get discounted registration for this and other Akron Art Museum programs, and support art in your community.

Photo: Shane Wynn.

Teach Talk 2017

January 26, 2017, 4:30 pm

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

Teach Talk 2017

January 26, 2017, 4:30 pm

TEACH TALK 2017: How Did We Get Here?

That’s right, the museum’s storytelling, talent-showing, idea-sharing event is back! This year, we're tackling origin stories. How did we end up doing this teaching thing, anyway? Was it inspiration from your kindergarten days? Advice from an unlikely source? Or a path so winding, it could use some help from a GPS? We'll hear about it all!

Free. Professional Development paperwork will be provided for each attendee to submit to his/her local LPDC.

If you have questions, contact Associate Educator Gina Thomas McGee at gthomas@akronartmuseum.org.

Otherwise, save the date and we’ll see you there! 

Moving Connections

January 27, 2017, 11:30 am

Moving Connections is a movement workshop designed for the senior community to encourage creativity, engage social interaction and deepen an appreciation of the arts through the joy of movement. 

Moving Connections

January 27, 2017, 11:30 am

Verb Ballets and the Akron Art Museum are proud to announce the return of Moving Connections

Fridays beginning January 13 through March 10, 2017 • 11:30 am

Moving Connections, a wellness program of Verb Ballets, is a movement workshop designed for the senior community to encourage creativity, engage social interaction and deepen an appreciation of the arts through the joy of movement. Moving Connections is led by professionally trained dancers and movement experts to help seniors develop flexibility, increase breath, exercise concentration that connects mind to body and increase cognitive function. The program is designed for all ability levels and can be done while seated.

Moving Connections will be offered for 9 sessions, once a week on Fridays, beginning on January 13 through, March 10, 2017.

There is no cost to participate but registration is requried. Register online using the button / link below.

For more information about sessions contact Desmond Davis, Verb Ballets Education and Outreach Coordinator, at ddavis@verbballets.org or call 216-397-3757
 

Winter Wonderland Walk

January 29, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Join Cuyahoga Valley National Park Ranger Pamela Machuga and local artist Lauren Davies on this 2.5 mile hike to explore the beauty we find in nature. 

Winter Wonderland Walk

January 29, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Meets at Kendall Lake Shelter, 1000 Truxell Rd, Peninsula, OH 44264

Join Cuyahoga Valley National Park Ranger Pamela Machuga and local artist Lauren Davies on this 2.5 mile hike to explore the beauty we find in nature. This program is presented in collaboration with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in conjunction with the exhibition Our Land, which celebrates the National Park Centennial. 

Image: Hiking on the Lake Trail NPS / ROBERT GEORGE

February 2017

Creative Playdate: Snow-Ga (A.M.)

February 2, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Love Snow? Love Yoga? Come Snow-ga with Us!

Creative Playdate: Snow-Ga (A.M.)

February 2, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

For ages 0-5 and their grown-ups

Love Snow? Love Yoga? Come Snow-ga with Us!

Weather permitting, this yoga program combines a frosty mini-stretch in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden with cozy guided meditation indoors; please wear layers.

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

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

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

Creative Playdate: Snow-Ga (P.M.)

February 2, 2017, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

Love Snow? Love Yoga? Come Snow-ga with Us! 

Creative Playdate: Snow-Ga (P.M.)

February 2, 2017, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

For ages 0-5 and their grown-ups

Love Snow? Love Yoga? Come Snow-ga with Us!

Weather permitting, this yoga program combines a frosty mini-stretch in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden with cozy guided meditation indoors; please wear layers.

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

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

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

Be Mine: Marbled Valentines

February 2, 2017, 6:30 pm

Win your valentine's heart with an amazing marbled greeting card that will leave them thinking you're a stone cold fox. 

Be Mine: Marbled Valentines

February 2, 2017, 6:30 pm

Win your valentine's heart with an amazing marbled greeting card. At this workshop, led by local artist Claire Marks, you’ll learn the art of marbling, a method of aqueous surface design. It produces patterns similar to smooth marble, or other kinds of stone, that will leave your valentine thinking you’re a stone cold fox.

$15 for members and $20 for non-members. Registration required. Register online using the button / link below.

Become a member to get discounted registration for this and other Akron Art Museum programs, and support art in your community.

Moving Connections

February 3, 2017, 11:30 am

Moving Connections is a movement workshop designed for the senior community to encourage creativity, engage social interaction and deepen an appreciation of the arts through the joy of movement. 

Moving Connections

February 3, 2017, 11:30 am

Verb Ballets and the Akron Art Museum are proud to announce the return of Moving Connections

Fridays beginning January 13 through March 10, 2017 • 11:30 am

Moving Connections, a wellness program of Verb Ballets, is a movement workshop designed for the senior community to encourage creativity, engage social interaction and deepen an appreciation of the arts through the joy of movement. Moving Connections is led by professionally trained dancers and movement experts to help seniors develop flexibility, increase breath, exercise concentration that connects mind to body and increase cognitive function. The program is designed for all ability levels and can be done while seated.

Moving Connections will be offered for 9 sessions, once a week on Fridays, beginning on January 13 through, March 10, 2017.

There is no cost to participate but registration is requried. Register online using the button / link below.

For more information about sessions contact Desmond Davis, Verb Ballets Education and Outreach Coordinator, at ddavis@verbballets.org or call 216-397-3757
 

Yoga in the Galleries

February 9, 2017, 6:30 pm

The transformational power of yoga for individuals, relationships and communities comes alive in the Akron Art Museum galleries 

Yoga in the Galleries

February 9, 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. 

Moving Connections

February 10, 2017, 11:30 am

Moving Connections is a movement workshop designed for the senior community to encourage creativity, engage social interaction and deepen an appreciation of the arts through the joy of movement. 

Moving Connections

February 10, 2017, 11:30 am

Verb Ballets and the Akron Art Museum are proud to announce the return of Moving Connections

Fridays beginning January 13 through March 10, 2017 • 11:30 am

Moving Connections, a wellness program of Verb Ballets, is a movement workshop designed for the senior community to encourage creativity, engage social interaction and deepen an appreciation of the arts through the joy of movement. Moving Connections is led by professionally trained dancers and movement experts to help seniors develop flexibility, increase breath, exercise concentration that connects mind to body and increase cognitive function. The program is designed for all ability levels and can be done while seated.

Moving Connections will be offered for 9 sessions, once a week on Fridays, beginning on January 13 through, March 10, 2017.

There is no cost to participate but registration is requried. Register online using the button / link below.

For more information about sessions contact Desmond Davis, Verb Ballets Education and Outreach Coordinator, at ddavis@verbballets.org or call 216-397-3757
 

Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose Opening Party

February 10, 2017, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Members Preview: 6:30 pm
FREE and open to all: 7:30 pm 

Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose Opening Party

February 10, 2017, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Join us as we celebrate the opening of Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose! 

Details of the opening party are forthcoming.

Members Preview: 6:30 pm
FREE and open to all: 7:30 pm

Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose brings together works by 51 living artists. They come from around the world with different perspectives and approaches to art-making, and express distinctive voices and visions. Each has been featured in the popular art magazine Hi-Fructose, a San Francisco-based publication that covers and promotes artists and artworks within a recognizable but not easily defined aesthetic. Richly layered narrative imagery, renderings in vivid color or brooding gray tones, stylized figures and imagined creatures are just some of the recurring elements in the magazine and in this exhibition celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Turn the Page offers the opportunity to view these lush original works of art beyond the flat worlds of paper and digital screens, where they are most often seen.

Image: Wim DeIvoye, Cement Truck, 2010, laser-cut stainless steel, 32 x 78 x 17 in. Courtesy of the artist and Gallerie Perrotin, © Studio Wim DeIvoye.

Tots Create – From Wool to Felt

February 11, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Dig in and discover a multi-sensory experience while fostering your tiny artist’s independence and imagination! 

Tots Create – From Wool to Felt

February 11, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Tots Create – From Wool to Felt: Crafting Simple Toys for Busy Fingers

For 2’s and 3’s, and their grown-ups

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!

$10/members, $15/non-member child. Register online by clicking the button / link below, or call 330.376.9186.

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

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

Kids Studio: Morph Your Art Toy!

February 11, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Try your hand at designing your own 3-D figure with paper pulp and moldable plastic. 

Kids Studio: Morph Your Art Toy!

February 11, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Recommended for ages 7 - 12

If you’re crazy about customizing Minecraft avatars with graphic “skinz,” it’s time to try your hand at designing your own 3-D figure with paper pulp and moldable plastic. A Kidrobot MUNNYWORLD toy is included in the Studio Class fee. (Class size limited to 6 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/members, $15/non-member child. Register online by clicking the button / link below, or call 330.376.9186.

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

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

Second Saturday Curator Gallery Talks

February 11, 2017, 2:00 pm

Take a break from winter to enjoy an interlude on the River Epte, outside Paris, a century ago. 

Second Saturday Curator Gallery Talks

February 11, 2017, 2:00 pm

Frederick C. Frieseke, Through the Vines

Take a break from winter to enjoy an interlude on the River Epte, outside Paris, a century ago. Learn more about the artists attracted to Giverny by Claude Monet’s presence there and how American painters adapted French Impressionism in stunning compositions during this talk by Chief Curator Janice Driesbach.

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.

Frederick C. Frieseke, Through the Vines, around 1908, oil on canvas, 32 x 32 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of Mr. S. G. Carkhuff 1954.38

Art Tales: Love Stories and Lullabies

February 16, 2017, 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: Love Stories and Lullabies

February 16, 2017, 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.  

Art Show Hacks

February 16, 2017, 4:30 pm

Teachers: Learn how to make your art show the event of the year without sacrificing your sanity.

Art Show Hacks

February 16, 2017, 4:30 pm

FREE

Ah, the annual art show. A chance to showcase your students’ talents and your unique matting and labeling skills. Learn how to make your art show the event of the year without sacrificing your sanity. You’ll get tips from museum educators and your fellow teachers who have been transforming hallways into galleries for years.

Professional Development paperwork will be provided for each attendee to submit to his/her local LPDC. 

Photo: Chris Rutan

Film: Yarn

February 16, 2017, 7:00 pm

Yarn features the work of artists who use crochet and knitting to create colorful, thought-provoking works that have garnered the attention of art critics around the world. 

Film: Yarn

February 16, 2017, 7:00 pm

FREE SCREENING

Needlework is one of the few art forms that originated with women, argues an Icelandic crochet artist in Una Lorenzen’s quiet and lyrical documentary Yarn—and that’s why it’s rarely considered fine art. Yarn goes far in changing that perception by featuring the work of three artists and an avant-garde circus troupe who use crochet and knitting to create colorful, thought-provoking, and occasionally comic works that have garnered the attention of art critics around the world.

Between interviews, the camera lingers on gorgeous Icelandic vistas and cute woolly sheep, which evoke feelings of warmth and comfort that are somewhat at odds with what the artists are trying to achieve. Still, the film offers fascinating insight into what yarn can do in the talented hands of those determined to elevate mere craft to high art. 

Moving Connections

February 17, 2017, 11:30 am

Moving Connections is a movement workshop designed for the senior community to encourage creativity, engage social interaction and deepen an appreciation of the arts through the joy of movement. 

Moving Connections

February 17, 2017, 11:30 am

Verb Ballets and the Akron Art Museum are proud to announce the return of Moving Connections

Fridays beginning January 13 through March 10, 2017 • 11:30 am

Moving Connections, a wellness program of Verb Ballets, is a movement workshop designed for the senior community to encourage creativity, engage social interaction and deepen an appreciation of the arts through the joy of movement. Moving Connections is led by professionally trained dancers and movement experts to help seniors develop flexibility, increase breath, exercise concentration that connects mind to body and increase cognitive function. The program is designed for all ability levels and can be done while seated.

Moving Connections will be offered for 9 sessions, once a week on Fridays, beginning on January 13 through, March 10, 2017.

There is no cost to participate but registration is requried. Register online using the button / link below.

For more information about sessions contact Desmond Davis, Verb Ballets Education and Outreach Coordinator, at ddavis@verbballets.org or call 216-397-3757
 

Art Babes: Rushing Water, Silent Snow, Seasonal Sensory Show (A.M.)

February 23, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

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

Art Babes: Rushing Water, Silent Snow, Seasonal Sensory Show (A.M.)

February 23, 2017, 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 to register for the members rate.

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

Art Babes: Rushing Water, Silent Snow, Seasonal Sensory Show (P.M.)

February 23, 2017, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

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

Art Babes: Rushing Water, Silent Snow, Seasonal Sensory Show (P.M.)

February 23, 2017, 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 to register for the members rate.

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

Thrift Store Painting with Jen Davis

February 23, 2017, 6:30 pm

Bring your most garish artwork to the class or choose from those provided to create a one of a kind weird masterpiece inspired by the Turn the Page exhibition. 

Thrift Store Painting with Jen Davis

February 23, 2017, 6:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to liven up your grandma’s favorite Thomas Kinkade scene with the Stay Puffed Marshmallow man? Here’s your chance! Bring your most garish artwork to the class or choose from those provided to create a one of a kind weird masterpiece inspired by Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose.

$15 for members and $20 for non-members. 

Become a member to get discounted registration for this and other Akron Art Museum programs, and support art in your community.

Moving Connections

February 24, 2017, 11:30 am

Moving Connections is a movement workshop designed for the senior community to encourage creativity, engage social interaction and deepen an appreciation of the arts through the joy of movement. 

Moving Connections

February 24, 2017, 11:30 am

Verb Ballets and the Akron Art Museum are proud to announce the return of Moving Connections

Fridays beginning January 13 through March 10, 2017 • 11:30 am

Moving Connections, a wellness program of Verb Ballets, is a movement workshop designed for the senior community to encourage creativity, engage social interaction and deepen an appreciation of the arts through the joy of movement. Moving Connections is led by professionally trained dancers and movement experts to help seniors develop flexibility, increase breath, exercise concentration that connects mind to body and increase cognitive function. The program is designed for all ability levels and can be done while seated.

Moving Connections will be offered for 9 sessions, once a week on Fridays, beginning on January 13 through, March 10, 2017.

There is no cost to participate but registration is requried. Register online using the button / link below.

For more information about sessions contact Desmond Davis, Verb Ballets Education and Outreach Coordinator, at ddavis@verbballets.org or call 216-397-3757
 

March 2017

Book Club: Hard-Boiled Wonderland at the End of the World by Haruki Murakami

March 2, 2017, 6:00 pm

Join the museum’s book club for a discussion of Hard-Boiled Wonderland at the End of the World by Haruki Murakami. 

Book Club: Hard-Boiled Wonderland at the End of the World by Haruki Murakami

March 2, 2017, 6:00 pm

FREE

Join the museum’s book club for a discussion of Hard-Boiled Wonderland at the End of the World by Haruki Murakami (books available for purchase in the Museum Shop). Alternating between two parallel yet related narratives, this genre bending, surreal novel takes place in futuristic Tokyo. The odd numbered chapters tell the story of a human data processor working for a scientist experimenting with sound removal, while the even numbered chapters detail an unnamed narrator’s adventures as he learns to read dreams by studying unicorn skulls with the help of a librarian with an insatiable appetite. The discussion will conclude with a tour of Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose. 

Moving Connections

March 3, 2017, 11:30 am

Moving Connections is a movement workshop designed for the senior community to encourage creativity, engage social interaction and deepen an appreciation of the arts through the joy of movement. 

Moving Connections

March 3, 2017, 11:30 am

Verb Ballets and the Akron Art Museum are proud to announce the return of Moving Connections

Fridays beginning January 13 through March 10, 2017 • 11:30 am

Moving Connections, a wellness program of Verb Ballets, is a movement workshop designed for the senior community to encourage creativity, engage social interaction and deepen an appreciation of the arts through the joy of movement. Moving Connections is led by professionally trained dancers and movement experts to help seniors develop flexibility, increase breath, exercise concentration that connects mind to body and increase cognitive function. The program is designed for all ability levels and can be done while seated.

Moving Connections will be offered for 9 sessions, once a week on Fridays, beginning on January 13 through, March 10, 2017.

There is no cost to participate but registration is requried. Register online using the button / link below.

For more information about sessions contact Desmond Davis, Verb Ballets Education and Outreach Coordinator, at ddavis@verbballets.org or call 216-397-3757
 

Yoga in the Galleries

March 9, 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

March 9, 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. 

Moving Connections

March 10, 2017, 11:30 am

Moving Connections is a movement workshop designed for the senior community to encourage creativity, engage social interaction and deepen an appreciation of the arts through the joy of movement. 

Moving Connections

March 10, 2017, 11:30 am

Verb Ballets and the Akron Art Museum are proud to announce the return of Moving Connections

Fridays beginning January 13 through March 10, 2017 • 11:30 am

Moving Connections, a wellness program of Verb Ballets, is a movement workshop designed for the senior community to encourage creativity, engage social interaction and deepen an appreciation of the arts through the joy of movement. Moving Connections is led by professionally trained dancers and movement experts to help seniors develop flexibility, increase breath, exercise concentration that connects mind to body and increase cognitive function. The program is designed for all ability levels and can be done while seated.

Moving Connections will be offered for 9 sessions, once a week on Fridays, beginning on January 13 through, March 10, 2017.

There is no cost to participate but registration is requried. Register online using the button / link below.

For more information about sessions contact Desmond Davis, Verb Ballets Education and Outreach Coordinator, at ddavis@verbballets.org or call 216-397-3757
 

Second Saturday Curator Gallery Talks

March 11, 2017, 2:00 pm

Look closely at the rich layers of Radcliffe Bailey’s JRed House with Assistant Curator Elizabeth Carney.  

Second Saturday Curator Gallery Talks

March 11, 2017, 2:00 pm

Radcliffe Bailey, JRed House

Look closely at the rich layers of Radcliffe Bailey’s JRed House with Assistant Curator Elizabeth Carney. Bailey weaves personal and shared histories in this monumental painting that includes a found photograph, various objects, symbols and text.

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.

Radcliffe Bailey, JRed House, 1996, mixed media and found objects on wood, 96 x 96 x 24 in.,Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of Bruce and Barbara Berger 2012.28 

Decoden Cell Phone Cases

March 16, 2017, 6:30 pm

Decoden is the art of embedding small trinkets into whipped clay, creating a decadent and whimsical item that looks almost like a freshly frosted cake. 

Decoden Cell Phone Cases

March 16, 2017, 6:30 pm

What is decoden? Decoden is the art of embedding small trinkets into whipped clay, creating a decadent and whimsical item that looks almost like a freshly frosted cake. The trend of decoden crafting began in Japan and quickly traveled to the US, attracting artists and crafters alike. In this class, participants will create a decoden cell phone case inspired by Turn the Page artist Scott Hove.

$15 for members and $20 for non-members. Registration required. Register online using the button / link below.

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Knitting 101 with Harps and Thistles

March 23, 2017, 6:30 pm

Learn the fundamentals of knitting with local experts from Harps and Thistles Yarn Emporium. 

Knitting 101 with Harps and Thistles

March 23, 2017, 6:30 pm

Before Olek could knit a car cozie or a full body suit she had to learn the basics such as making a slip knit and casting on and off. Here’s your chance to learn the fundamentals of knitting with local experts from Harps and Thistles Yarn Emporium.

$15 for members and $20 for non-members. 

Become a member to get discounted registration for this and other Akron Art Museum programs, and support art in your community.

Hi-Fructose Storytelling with Wandering Aesthetics

March 30, 2017, 6:30 pm

Hone your storytelling skills in a workshop inspired by the artwork in Turn the Page. 

Hi-Fructose Storytelling with Wandering Aesthetics

March 30, 2017, 6:30 pm

A picture is worth a thousand words and the work of artists like Mark Ryden and Wayne White can definitely inspire the quirkiest stories. Hone your storytelling skills in a workshop led by Wandering Aesthetics, inspired by the artwork in Turn the Page. You’ll leave the class ready to put pen to paper and further develop your finished story or spoken word piece.

$15 for members and $20 for non-members. 

Become a member to get discounted registration for this and other Akron Art Museum programs, and support art in your community.

April 2017

Hi-Fructose Inspired Drawing in the Galleries with Burrito Breath

April 6, 2017, 6:30 pm

Meet up with Burritto Breath and friends for an evening of sketching in the galleries inspired by the Hi-Fructose exhibition. 

Hi-Fructose Inspired Drawing in the Galleries with Burrito Breath

April 6, 2017, 6:30 pm

Best known for his skate decks, stickers and tee-shirt designs, artist and illustrator Burrito Breath, aka Phil Guy, is inspired by Garbage Pail Kids, Bevis and Butthead and other elements of popular culture. Meet up with Burritto Breath and friends for an evening of sketching in the galleries inspired by the Hi-Fructose exhibition.

Free but registration is requested. Register online using the button / link below.

Museum Art Book Sale: Exclusive for Members

April 13, 2017, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Our art book sale is an excellent opportunity to build up your personal art library while supporting the museum at the same time! 

Museum Art Book Sale: Exclusive for Members

April 13, 2017, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

MEMBERS ONLY SALE: Thursday, April 13 • 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Open to the Public on Friday and Saturday, April 14 - 15 • 11 am – 5 pm

Book worms and bibliophiles, mark your calendars. Books will include numerous brand new exhibition catalogues, duplicates and other art related texts from all areas of art and art history. Collectible books, including some signed by their authors, will also be available. This is an excellent opportunity to build up your personal art library while supporting the museum at the same time.

If your bookshelves are already packed, you’ll need to make room. Before the sale, the museum will accept donations of art books. Please no fiction, cookbooks, or other genres. Contact Stefanie Hilles, the museum’s Library and Archives Manager, at sHilles@AkronArtMuseum.org or 330.376.9186 x221 to arrange a donation. 

Yoga in the Galleries

April 13, 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

April 13, 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. 

Museum Art Book Sale

April 14, 2017, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Our art book sale is an excellent opportunity to build up your personal art library while supporting the museum at the same time! 

Museum Art Book Sale

April 14, 2017, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Open to All 
Friday and Saturday, April 14 - 15 • 11 am – 5 pm

Book worms and bibliophiles, mark your calendars. Books will include numerous brand new exhibition catalogues, duplicates and other art related texts from all areas of art and art history. Collectible books, including some signed by their authors, will also be available. This is an excellent opportunity to build up your personal art library while supporting the museum at the same time.

If your bookshelves are already packed, you’ll need to make room. Before the sale, the museum will accept donations of art books. Please no fiction, cookbooks, or other genres. Contact Stefanie Hilles, the museum’s Library and Archives Manager, at sHilles@AkronArtMuseum.org or 330.376.9186 x221 to arrange a donation. 

Museum Art Book Sale

April 15, 2017, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Our art book sale is an excellent opportunity to build up your personal art library while supporting the museum at the same time!

Museum Art Book Sale

April 15, 2017, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Open to All 
Friday and Saturday, April 14 - 15 • 11 am – 5 pm

Book worms and bibliophiles, mark your calendars. Books will include numerous brand new exhibition catalogues, duplicates and other art related texts from all areas of art and art history. Collectible books, including some signed by their authors, will also be available. This is an excellent opportunity to build up your personal art library while supporting the museum at the same time.

If your bookshelves are already packed, you’ll need to make room. Before the sale, the museum will accept donations of art books. Please no fiction, cookbooks, or other genres. Contact Stefanie Hilles, the museum’s Library and Archives Manager, at sHilles@AkronArtMuseum.org or 330.376.9186 x221 to arrange a donation. 

Artist's Talk: Beth Cavener

April 27, 2017, 6:30 pm

Join artist Beth Cavener for an artist talk and Q & A in conjunction with Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose. 

Artist's Talk: Beth Cavener

April 27, 2017, 6:30 pm

FREE

Join artist Beth Cavener for an artist talk and Q & A in conjunction with Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose. Ceramicist Beth Cavener is known for her dynamic, emotionally charged animal and human figures. Cavener will discuss how she tackles elements of gesture and expression with subtle shifts in line and form.

Image: Beth Cavener, Unrequited (Variation in Pink) (detail), 2015, 14.5 x 15 x 43 in., resin infused refractory material, paint. Courtesy of the Artist and Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles

May 2017

Yoga in the Galleries

May 11, 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

May 11, 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. 

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