Upcoming Events

February 2018

Free Thursday

February 22, 2018, 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

February 22, 2018, 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.

The J. M. Smucker Company logo 

Akron Art Library Opening

February 22, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Celebrate the opening of the Akron Art Library, get the first look at the Art Library collection, and be among the first to reserve artwork for checkout! 

Akron Art Library Opening

February 22, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

***This Event Takes Place at the Akron-Summit County Library / Main Library, 60 S High St, Akron, OH 44326—directly across the street from the Akron Art Museum***

Free and Open to All

Celebrate the opening of the Akron Art Library, get the first look at the Art Library collection, and be among the first to reserve artwork for checkout!

Meet artists whose work is included in the Art Library collection, check out a demo by Micah Kraus in the library's TechZone. Kraus used the TechZone's laser engraver to create his artwork. Plus, a restoration specialist from Art Recovery Technologies will talk about the proper care and handling of art. The museum will provide art activities for all ages and light refeshments will be served.

The Akron Art Museum’s Art Library is a collection of original artworks ranging from paintings, prints, photographs and mixed-media works created by local, regional and international artists. Any Summit County resident with a library card is eligible to check-out artworks for up to four weeks at a time from the Akron-Summit County Public Library Main Library. Find out more about the Akron Art Library.

The Akron Art Library is organized by the Akron Art Museum and presented in partnership with the Akron-Summit County Public Library. It is made possible with the generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, GAR Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, and the Lehner Family Foundation. Additional support was provided by members of the philanthropic community.

Image: Angelo Merendino, American, born 1973, Akron, Ohio; lives Cleveland, Ohio, Parents Waving Goodbye at Door, 2013, Inkjet print, Collection of the Akron Art Museum Art Library at the Akron Summit County Public Library

Art Babes (new start time!)

February 22, 2018, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Park the stroller and crawl on up for bouncy rhymes, singing, puppets and sensory play that will awaken your baby’s curiosity and create a page for the baby book.  

Art Babes (new start time!)

February 22, 2018, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Big Sculptures, Little Dumplings

Best for ages 0-12 months and their grown-ups

Calling all rollers, sitters, dribblers and gigglers for a pint-sized playdate where we’ll explore blobs of color, fuzzy edges, shapes and shadows, scents and touch. Park the stroller and crawl on up for bouncy rhymes, singing, puppets and sensory play that will awaken your baby’s curiosity and create a page for the baby book. Crying and cooing welcome. And don’t let the art disrupt feeding, sleeping or changing schedules; We have a designated, quiet family-friendly classroom for stretching out your visit.

$5 for members. $10/non-member child.
Registration required. Register online using the link / button below, or call 330.376.9186.

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

Ed Emberley Educator Workshop

February 24, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

During this teacher workshop, you’ll view the Ed Emberley: Better You Than Me exhibition, then try out some of his techniques yourself. You’ll be sure to find tons of inspiration for your classroom. 

Ed Emberley Educator Workshop

February 24, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

If you were a big fan of drawing as a child, illustrator Ed Emberley may have been one of your first teachers. As the creator of beloved how-to-draw books, as well as other picture books such as Go Away, Big Green Monster, Emberley has inspired thousands of children and adults to create artwork of their own. During this teacher workshop, you’ll view the Ed Emberley: Better You Than Me exhibition, then try out some of his techniques yourself. You’ll be sure to find tons of inspiration for your classroom.

FREE. Register online using the link / button below. 

Each attendee will receive professional development paperwork to submit to his/her LPDC.

Educator experiences are made possible with support from the Joseph G. and Sally A. Miller Family Foundation, the Laura R. & Lucian Q. Moffitt Foundation, and The Sandra L. and Dennis B. Haslinger Family Foundation. 

March 2018

Free Thursday

March 1, 2018, 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

March 1, 2018, 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.

The J. M. Smucker Company logo 

Creative Playdate

March 1, 2018, 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

March 1, 2018, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Lines, Rays, Angles: Playful Plane Geometry

Best for ages 12 months – 5 years and their grown-ups (siblings welcome)

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. Our playdates are structured to be child-led and come with our Live Creative Mess Guarantee: Please dress for experimentation with messy mediums and prepare to be inspired by your child’s creative collaborations and concoctions!

Free for members. $10/non-member child.
Registration required. Register online using the button / link below, or call 330.376.9186.

Not a member? Join here!

Photo: Shane Wynn

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

Night at the Museum

March 1, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Don't miss these one-night-only, exclusive art shows featuring the work of local students and community members. 

Night at the Museum

March 1, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Featured organization: Chapel Hill Christian School

Free and Open to All

Don't miss these one-night-only, exclusive art shows featuring the work of local students and community members. Each exhibition will be on view all day Thursday, so stop by and admire the talents of your fellow citizens, including some of the area's youngest budding artists. 

Night at the Museum is made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annemae Irr Family Foundation.

Last Look Tour of Micro/Macro

March 3, 2018, 11:00 am

Assistant Curator Elizabeth Carney will show how the intimate and aerial scale photographs in this exhibition can be disorienting as well as familiar. 

Last Look Tour of Micro/Macro

March 3, 2018, 11:00 am

Exclusive Members Last Look Tour of Micro/Macro

Join us on an exploration of Earth as seen through the lenses of Marilyn Bridges and Jeannette Klute. Assistant Curator Elizabeth Carney will show how the intimate and aerial scale photographs in this exhibition can be disorienting as well as familiar. Find out more about Micro/Macro.

This tour is FREE for Akron Art Museum members but registration is required. Register online using the link below. Space is limited! Only 20 spots per tour.

Additional Last Look Tour of Micro/Macro date:
Tuesday, March 6 • 1:00 pm

Visit the museum café for special offers! 

Tots Create

March 3, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Roll up your sleeves and enjoy some creative discovery time together, using familiar, everyday materials to nurture your young artist’s individualism, dreams and vision

Tots Create

March 3, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Clay! Stamp, Smack, Smoosh

Best for ages 3-5 and their grown-ups

Wander with us in the galleries for playful looking and listening games, songs and colorful storytelling. Then, roll up your sleeves and enjoy some creative discovery time together, using familiar, everyday materials to nurture your young artist’s individualism, dreams and vision. Art smocks provided, please dress for an inspirational mess.

$5/members • $10/non-member child.
Registration required. Click the link / button below to register online or call 330.376.9186.

Not a member? Join today!

Tots Create is made possible with support from the Robert O. & Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Kids Studio Class

March 3, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Our Kids Studio classes are designed to build confidence in creative risk taking with unique materials and processes rather than learning formal techniques for art-making. 

Kids Studio Class

March 3, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Pinch Pot Bobble Heads

Best for ages 6 – 10

Bring your curiosity and leave inspired! Educator-led studio classes encourage students to think deeper about contemporary art and the real artists making it, while working through their own individualized approaches to art-making in the classroom studio. Students engage with art from our permanent collection and recent exhibitions, practice working independently and with peers, experiment with non-traditional materials and processes, and contribute to group discussions. Class size is limited. Please wear clothes suitable for drips and splats.

$5/members, $10/non-member child. 
Registration required. Click the link / button below to register online or call 330.376.9186.

Photo: Shane Wynn

Kids Studio is made possible with support from the Robert O. & Annamae Orr Family Foundation and the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.

Last Look Tour of Micro/Macro

March 6, 2018, 1:00 pm

Assistant Curator Elizabeth Carney will show how the intimate and aerial scale photographs in this exhibition can be disorienting as well as familiar. 

Last Look Tour of Micro/Macro

March 6, 2018, 1:00 pm

Exclusive Members Last Look Tour of Micro/Macro

Join us on an exploration of Earth as seen through the lenses of Marilyn Bridges and Jeannette Klute. Assistant Curator Elizabeth Carney will show how the intimate and aerial scale photographs in this exhibition can be disorienting as well as familiar. Find out more about Micro/Macro.

This tour is FREE for Akron Art Museum members but registration is required. Register online using the link below. Space is limited! Only 20 spots per tour.

Visit the museum café for special offers! 

Akron Coffee Roasters: Roasting Basics

March 8, 2018, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Ever wonder how green coffee beans turn brown? This class covers the coffee roasting process and how development impacts flavor. 

Akron Coffee Roasters: Roasting Basics

March 8, 2018, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Akron Coffee Roasters bring their coffee amazingness back to the Akron Art Museum.

Ever wonder how green coffee beans turn brown? This class covers the coffee roasting process and how development impacts flavor.

Registration is required. Register online using the link / button below. 
$10/Members • $15/Non Member admission

Become a member of the Akron Art Museum and receive early access, discounted, or even free admission to events like this one. Click here to join today!

Upcoming Akron Coffee Roasters events at the Akron Art Museum:

Thursday, April 19, 2018 • Brewing Basics: We'll discuss the four main variables involved in producing a good cup (coffee, water, ratio, time) and how to use them in various brewing techniques. 

Photo: Shane Wynn

Free Thursday

March 8, 2018, 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

March 8, 2018, 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.

The J. M. Smucker Company logo 

Art, Yoga and Meditation

March 8, 2018, 6:30 pm

Each month an all levels yoga class will be presented in conjunction with a specific exhibition, providing an opportunity to stretch and strengthen your body and your mind. 

Art, Yoga and Meditation

March 8, 2018, 6:30 pm

Enhance your health, wellness and experience the current exhibitions at the Akron Art Museum. Each month an all levels yoga class will be presented in conjunction with a specific exhibition, providing an opportunity to stretch and strengthen your body and your mind.

Upcoming dates for Art, Yoga and Meditation
Thursday, April 12 • 6:30 – 7:45 pm
Thursday, May 10 • 6:30 – 7:45 pm

FREE to members. $10 non-member. Register online using the link / button below.

Yoga in the Galleries is made possible with support from the Bemis Company Foundation 

11th Annual Art and Ale

March 9, 2018, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Now in its 11th year, ART & ALE features locally crafted brews from Ohio’s best brewmakers, complemented by some of the region’s favorite local food. 

11th Annual Art and Ale

March 9, 2018, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

***SOLD OUT! THANK YOU!!!***

Now in its 11th year, ART & ALE features locally crafted brews from Ohio’s best brewmakers, complemented by some of the region’s favorite local food. In addition to showcasing top-rated beers from both Ohio and regional breweries along with delicious offerings from local food purveyors, Art & Ale 2018 presents a juried award for best overall brew and a people’s choice prize—complete with museum-worthy trophies.

****This Event is for Ages 21 and Over****
A state-issued form of ID is required.

Participating Brewers (Check back for details and updates) 

Aqueduct Brewing
Canton Brewing Company
Crafted Artisan Meadery
Crazy Mountain Brewery
Elevator Brewing
Fat Head’s
Gray's Brewing
HiHo Brewing Company
Hoppin’ Frog
Horny Goat Brewing
Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery
Leinenkugel
MadCap Brew Co.
Mad Tree
Mucky Duck
Ohio Brewing Co.
Rhinegeist

R. Shea Brewing
Royal Docks Brewery
Shiner Brewing
Thirsty Dog Brewing Co.
Urban Artifact

Participating Food Purveyors (Check back for updates)

ACME Fresh Market Catering
Lucky Penny Creamery

Nonalcoholic Beverages

NORKA
Akron Coffee Roasters

Also partcipating

Summit Brew Path

Art & Ale is presented by Acme Fresh Market (OrderAcme.com) with additional support provided by Brennan Manna & Diamond, TKM Print Solutions Inc., Canton Brewing Company, Platform Beer Co., Drew and Laura Engles, Rick and Alita Rogers, First Energy, Sequoia Financial Group, S.A. Communale Co., Inc., Summit Brew Path, Jeffrey & Sandra Kornick, the University of Akron, and High St. Hop House & Uncorked.

Media sponsor The Summit

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Free Thursday

March 15, 2018, 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

March 15, 2018, 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.

The J. M. Smucker Company logo 

Museum Architecture Tour

March 15, 2018, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

This tour will introduce you to the unique design elements, historical significance, and functional features of the museum space. 

Museum Architecture Tour

March 15, 2018, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Member Exclusive: Museum Architecture Tours

Learn more about the architecture of the Akron Art Museum. This tour will introduce you to the unique design elements, historical significance, and functional features of the museum space. You’ll learn about secret passageways, moveable walls, and roof clouds and you explore the building from top to bottom.

These tours are FREE for Akron Art Museum members but registration is required. Register online using the link / button below. Space is limited! Only 20 spots per tour.

Additional Museum Architecture Tour Date:
Wednesday, March 28 at 11:00 am

Not a member? Join here! 

Art Moves

March 15, 2018, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

In collaboration with The Movement Project, works of art come alive with dramatic interpretation through movement. 

Art Moves

March 15, 2018, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Shadow Shape-Up

Best for ages 3+ and their grown-ups (siblings welcome)

Art makes you move! When children look thoughtfully at art, they develop self-expression and early reading skills, but not only with their eyes. Responding to the basic elements of art such as color, line, shape and space involves a whole-body approach to seeing. In collaboration with The Movement Project, works of art come alive with dramatic interpretation through movement. A kinesthetic art-making experience follows. Please dress for stretching and inventiveness. 

Free for members. $10/non-member child. Space is limited.
Registration required. Register online using the link / button below, or call 330.376.9186.

Not a member? Join today!

Photo: Shane Wynn

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

Night at the Museum

March 15, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Don't miss these one-night-only, exclusive art shows featuring the work of local students and community members. 

Night at the Museum

March 15, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Featured organization: Schumacher Elementary (Akron Public Schools)

Free and Open to All

Don't miss these one-night-only, exclusive art shows featuring the work of local students and community members. Each exhibition will be on view all day Thursday, so stop by and admire the talents of your fellow citizens, including some of the area's youngest budding artists. 

Night at the Museum is made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annemae Irr Family Foundation.

Family Day: Family Film Fest

March 17, 2018, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for 2 programs of award-winning, family-friendly short films from the 2017 New York International Children’s Film Festival. 

Family Day: Family Film Fest

March 17, 2018, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for 2 programs of award-winning, family-friendly short films from the 2017 New York International Children’s Film Festival. Come early for art activities. Register for one or both programs below.

12:30 – 1:30 pm Kid Flix I: Animated shorts (ages 3-7) 

Featuring a fresh perspective on the French folktale, Stone Soup, and other tasty tales about loveable creatures facing challenges in their communities.

Register to attend Kid Flix 1


2:30 – 3:45 pm Kid Flix II: Live action and animated shorts (ages 8+)

Featuring witty, competitive mice and imaginative adventures with friends, family, and shy teenage monsters trying to fit in.

Register to attend Kid Flix 2

Space is limited in the Charles and Jane Lehner Auditorium. Advance tickets are recommended.

Short films and related art activities are free. Gallery admission free for members and children (age 17 and under).

PNC logo

Family Days are made possible by the presenting sponsor PNC with additional support from the R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation and the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.
 

Free Thursday

March 22, 2018, 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

March 22, 2018, 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.

The J. M. Smucker Company logo 

Art Babes

March 22, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Park the stroller and crawl on up for bouncy rhymes, singing, puppets and sensory play that will awaken your baby’s curiosity and create a page for the baby book.  

Art Babes

March 22, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Up-Close and Far-Away: Attention Stretching 101

Best for ages 0-12 months and their grown-ups

Calling all rollers, sitters, dribblers and gigglers for a pint-sized playdate where we’ll explore blobs of color, fuzzy edges, shapes and shadows, scents and touch. Park the stroller and crawl on up for bouncy rhymes, singing, puppets and sensory play that will awaken your baby’s curiosity and create a page for the baby book. Crying and cooing welcome. And don’t let the art disrupt feeding, sleeping or changing schedules; We have a designated, quiet family-friendly classroom for stretching out your visit.

$5 for members. $10/non-member child.
Registration required. Register online using the link / button below, or call 330.376.9186.

Not a member? Join today!

Photo: Shane Wynn

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

Museum Architecture Tour

March 28, 2018, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This tour will introduce you to the unique design elements, historical significance, and functional features of the museum space. 

Museum Architecture Tour

March 28, 2018, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Member Exclusive: Museum Architecture Tours

Learn more about the architecture of the Akron Art Museum. This tour will introduce you to the unique design elements, historical significance, and functional features of the museum space. You’ll learn about secret passageways, moveable walls, and roof clouds and you explore the building from top to bottom.

These tours are FREE for Akron Art Museum members but registration is required. Register online using the link / button below. Space is limited! Only 20 spots per tour.

Not a member? Join here! 

Free Thursday

March 29, 2018, 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

March 29, 2018, 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.

The J. M. Smucker Company logo 

April 2018

Free Thursday

April 5, 2018, 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

April 5, 2018, 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.

The J. M. Smucker Company logo 

Creative Playdate

April 5, 2018, 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

April 5, 2018, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Coil Like a Snake – Yoga Poses with Clay

Best for ages 12 months – 5 years and their grown-ups (siblings welcome)

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. Our playdates are structured to be child-led and come with our Live Creative Mess Guarantee: Please dress for experimentation with messy mediums and prepare to be inspired by your child’s creative collaborations and concoctions!

Free for members. $10/non-member child.
Registration required. Register online using the button / link below, or call 330.376.9186.

Not a member? Join here!

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

Art, Yoga and Meditation

April 12, 2018, 6:30 pm

Each month an all levels yoga class will be presented in conjunction with a specific exhibition, providing an opportunity to stretch and strengthen your body and your mind. 

Art, Yoga and Meditation

April 12, 2018, 6:30 pm

Enhance your health, wellness and experience the current exhibitions at the Akron Art Museum. Each month an all levels yoga class will be presented in conjunction with a specific exhibition, providing an opportunity to stretch and strengthen your body and your mind.

Upcoming dates for Art, Yoga and Meditation
Thursday, May 10 • 6:30 – 7:45 pm

FREE to members. $10 non-member. Register online using the link / button below.

Yoga in the Galleries is made possible with support from the Bemis Company Foundation 

Get To Know Your Museum Tour

April 13, 2018, 12:00 pm

Join us for an exciting exploration of the Museum’s collection through an interactive tour. 

Get To Know Your Museum Tour

April 13, 2018, 12:00 pm

Exclusive Members Get To Know Your Museum Tour

Whether you are brand new to the museum or have been a member for years, join us for an exciting exploration of the Museum’s collection through an interactive tour which will include museum surprises, secrets, fun facts to share with family and friends, and tips on how to get special member discounts every time you visit!

This tour is FREE for Akron Art Museum members but registration is required. Register online using the link / button below. Space is limited! Only 20 spots per tour.

Additional Get to Know Your Museum Tour Date:
Saturday, April 21, 2018 • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Not a member? Join here!

Tots Create

April 14, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Wander with us in the galleries for playful looking and listening games, songs and colorful storytelling. 

Tots Create

April 14, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Drip, Drop and Doodle

Best for ages 3-5 and their grown-ups

Wander with us in the galleries for playful looking and listening games, songs and colorful storytelling. Then, roll up your sleeves and enjoy some creative discovery time together, using familiar, everyday materials to nurture your young artist’s individualism, dreams and vision. Art smocks provided, please dress for an inspirational mess.

$5/members • $10/non-member child.
Registration required. Click the link / button below to register online or call 330.376.9186.

Not a member? Join today!

Photo: Shane Wynn

Tots Create is made possible with support from the Robert O. & Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Kids Studio Class

April 14, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Museum educators and local teaching artists team up to build meaningful connections with contemporary art, followed by offbeat art “experiments” in our non-traditional classroom your kids will love!  

Kids Studio Class

April 14, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Drip n' Flip Parallel Line Paintings

Best for ages 6 – 10

Bring your curiosity and leave inspired! Museum educators and local teaching artists team up to build meaningful connections with contemporary art, followed by offbeat art “experiments” in our non-traditional classroom your kids will love! No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied. Our Kids Studio classes are designed to build confidence in creative risk taking with unique materials and processes rather than learning formal techniques for art-making. Along their journey, students learn how to express ideas, solve problems constructively and transform imaginative concept into design. Class size is limited. Art smock provided, please wear comfortable clothes that may get stained.

$5/members, $10/non-member child. 
Registration required. Click the link / button below to register online or call 330.376.9186.

Photo: Shane Wynn

Kids Studio is made possible with support from the Robert O. & Annamae Orr Family Foundation and the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.

Akron Coffee Roasters: Brewing Basics

April 19, 2018, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

We'll discuss the four main variables involved in producing a good cup (coffee, water, ratio, time) and how to use them in various brewing techniques.

Akron Coffee Roasters: Brewing Basics

April 19, 2018, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Akron Coffee Roasters bring their coffee amazingness back to the Akron Art Museum.

In Brewing Basics: We'll discuss the four main variables involved in producing a good cup (coffee, water, ratio, time) and how to use them in various brewing techniques.

Registration is required. Register online using the link / button below. 
$10/Members • $15/Non Member admission

Become a member of the Akron Art Museum and receive early access, discounted, or even free admission to events like this one. Click here to join today!

Photo: Shane Wynn

Art Moves

April 19, 2018, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

In collaboration with The Movement Project, works of art come alive with dramatic interpretation through movement. 

Art Moves

April 19, 2018, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Workout with a Line

Best for ages 3+ and their grown-ups (siblings welcome)

Art makes you move! When children look thoughtfully at art, they develop self-expression and early reading skills, but not only with their eyes. Responding to the basic elements of art such as color, line, shape and space involves a whole-body approach to seeing. In collaboration with The Movement Project, works of art come alive with dramatic interpretation through movement. A kinesthetic art-making experience follows. Please dress for stretching and inventiveness. 

Free for members. $10/non-member child. Space is limited.
Registration required. Register online using the link / button below, or call 330.376.9186.

Photo: Shane Wynn

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

Get To Know Your Museum Tour

April 21, 2018, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for an exciting exploration of the museum’s collection through an interactive tour.

Get To Know Your Museum Tour

April 21, 2018, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Exclusive Members Get To Know Your Museum Tour

Whether you are brand new to the museum or have been a member for years, join us for an exciting exploration of the museum’s collection through an interactive tour which will include museum surprises, secrets, fun facts to share with family and friends, and tips on how to get special member discounts every time you visit!

This tour is FREE for Akron Art Museum members but registration is required. Register online using the link / button below. Space is limited! Only 20 spots per tour.

Not a member? Join here!

Art Babes: Babyfest '18

April 26, 2018, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Meet up with other babies for an engaging afternoon of color-seeking, mess-making and creative movement. 

Art Babes: Babyfest '18

April 26, 2018, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

Babyfest '18!

Calling All Babies! Celebrate the joys of babyhood during the National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) Week of the Young Child. Meet up with other babies for an engaging afternoon of color-seeking, mess-making and creative movement.

Babies at different stages have their own perspectives on art. Awaken your little one's curiosity with early learning experiences involving color, texture, light and sound while singing and bouncing to the beat in the galleries. Meet-up for a pint-sized play date and baby approved art activity in our multi-sensory studio classroom.

Free activities for all member and non-member babies. Registration required. Click on the button / link below to register.

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

May 2018

Creative Playdate

May 3, 2018, 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

May 3, 2018, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Picture Pie Picnic, Ed Emberley-Style

Best for ages 12 months – 5 years and their grown-ups (siblings welcome)

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. Our playdates are structured to be child-led and come with our Live Creative Mess Guarantee: Please dress for experimentation with messy mediums and prepare to be inspired by your child’s creative collaborations and concoctions!

Free for members. $10/non-member child.
Registration required. Register online using the button / link below, or call 330.376.9186.

Not a member? Join here!

Photo: Shane Wynn

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

Tots Create

May 5, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Wander with us in the galleries for playful looking and listening games, songs and colorful storytelling.  

Tots Create

May 5, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Geometric Gel-Resist

Best for ages 3-5 and their grown-ups

Wander with us in the galleries for playful looking and listening games, songs and colorful storytelling. Then, roll up your sleeves and enjoy some creative discovery time together, using familiar, everyday materials to nurture your young artist’s individualism, dreams and vision. Art smocks provided, please dress for an inspirational mess.

$5/members • $10/non-member child.
Registration required. Click the link / button below to register online or call 330.376.9186.

Not a member? Join today!

Photo: Shane Wynn

Tots Create is made possible with support from the Robert O. & Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Kids Studio Class

May 5, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Bring your curiosity and leave inspired! Educator-led studio classes encourage students to think deeper about contemporary art and the real artists making it. 

Kids Studio Class

May 5, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Giant Garden Geometry

Best for ages 6 – 10

Bring your curiosity and leave inspired! Museum educators and local teaching artists team up to build meaningful connections with contemporary art, followed by offbeat art “experiments” in our non-traditional classroom your kids will love! No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied. Our Kids Studio classes are designed to build confidence in creative risk taking with unique materials and processes rather than learning formal techniques for art-making. Along their journey, students learn how to express ideas, solve problems constructively and transform imaginative concept into design. Class size is limited. Art smock provided, please wear comfortable clothes that may get stained.

$5/members, $10/non-member child. 
Registration required. Click the link / button below to register online or call 330.376.9186.

Photo: Shane Wynn

Kids Studio is made possible with support from the Robert O. & Annamae Orr Family Foundation and the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.

Art, Yoga and Meditation

May 10, 2018, 6:30 pm

Each month an all levels yoga class will be presented in conjunction with a specific exhibition, providing an opportunity to stretch and strengthen your body and your mind. 

Art, Yoga and Meditation

May 10, 2018, 6:30 pm

Enhance your health, wellness and experience the current exhibitions at the Akron Art Museum. Each month an all levels yoga class will be presented in conjunction with a specific exhibition, providing an opportunity to stretch and strengthen your body and your mind.

FREE to members. $10 non-member. Register online using the link / button below.

Yoga in the Galleries is made possible with support from the Bemis Company Foundation 

Art Moves

May 17, 2018, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

In collaboration with The Movement Project, works of art come alive with dramatic interpretation through movement.

Art Moves

May 17, 2018, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Texture Tippy-Toes

Best for ages 3+ and their grown-ups (siblings welcome)

Art makes you move! When children look thoughtfully at art, they develop self-expression and early reading skills, but not only with their eyes. Responding to the basic elements of art such as color, line, shape and space involves a whole-body approach to seeing. In collaboration with The Movement Project, works of art come alive with dramatic interpretation through movement. A kinesthetic art-making experience follows. Please dress for stretching and inventiveness. 

Free for members. $10/non-member child. Space is limited.
Registration required. Register online using the link / button below, or call 330.376.9186.

Not a member? Join today!

Photo: Shane Wynn

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

Art Babes

May 24, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Calling all rollers, sitters, dribblers and gigglers for a pint-sized playdate where we’ll explore blobs of color, fuzzy edges, shapes and shadows, scents and touch. 

Art Babes

May 24, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Baby-Safe Clay Play

Best for ages 0-12 months and their grown-ups

Calling all rollers, sitters, dribblers and gigglers for a pint-sized playdate where we’ll explore blobs of color, fuzzy edges, shapes and shadows, scents and touch. Park the stroller and crawl on up for bouncy rhymes, singing, puppets and sensory play that will awaken your baby’s curiosity and create a page for the baby book. Crying and cooing welcome. And don’t let the art disrupt feeding, sleeping or changing schedules; We have a designated, quiet family-friendly classroom for stretching out your visit.

$5 for members. $10/non-member child.
Registration required. Register online using the link / button below, or call 330.376.9186.

Not a member? Join today!

Photo: Shane Wynn

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

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