Upcoming Events

September 2016

Inside|Out Block Party: Merriman Valley

September 1, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Bring the whole family out to the Akron Art Museum for a FREE celebration of the Inside|Out artwork installed in Merriman Valley! 

Inside|Out Block Party: Merriman Valley

September 1, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Block Party (at Akron Art Museum)

Bring the whole family out to the Akron Art Museum for a FREE celebration of the Inside|Out artwork installed in Merriman Valley!

A docent-led gallery tour will start at 6:00 pm to learn more about the Inside|Out artwork that is installed in Merriman Valley. Enjoy art activities and music from Downtown@Dusk band Angie Haze Project. Gallery admission is FREE every Thursday.


Our community partners in Merriman Valley are:

Summit Metro Parks

Weathervane Playhouse

                 

Brochure Sponsored by:

R. Shea Brewing


The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Inside|Out is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. 

Downtown@Dusk: Angie Haze Project

September 1, 2016, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

This year, the Akron Art Museum and the City of Akron usher in the popular concert series Downtown@Dusk for its 32nd season, offering a showcase of some of the area's best local acts.

Downtown@Dusk: Angie Haze Project

September 1, 2016, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Join us in the Garden for Indie, Gypsy and Folk with Angie Haze Project.

The sounds of summer—festive fireworks exploding in the sky, the sounds of the ice cream truck circulating the neighborhood and the infectious rhythm of your favorite local band emanating from the Akron Art Museum's Bud and Susie Rogers Garden.

This year, the Akron Art Museum and the City of Akron usher in the popular concert series Downtown@Dusk for its 32nd season, offering a showcase of some of the area's best local acts.

The City of Akron, Ohio        

Media sponsorship provided by WKSU 89.7

WKSU 89.7

           

Ronald and Ann Allan

EarthQuaker Devices    

Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Fund of Akron Community Foundation

               

Additional support provided by Sully's Tool and Party Rental

Creative Playdate: Do Oak Trees Say "Om?" (A.M. Session)

September 1, 2016, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Do oak trees say "om?" Limber up for tree pose and one-on-one baby-to-caregiver time in our sunny garden space.  

Creative Playdate: Do Oak Trees Say "Om?" (A.M. Session)

September 1, 2016, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Best suited for infants - age 5 and their grown-ups

Little ones learn best through intuitive, open-ended play that feeeds 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!

Do oak trees say "om?"  Limber up for tree pose and one-on-one baby-to-caregiver time in our sunny garden space.

Please note: This playdate involves a 30-minute yoga experience with a related art activity that follows and is limited to 20 participants per session. 

Member child: FREE; Non-Member child: $15. Click on the button / link below to register.

Instructor: Melissa Cugini, Nirvana Yoga

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. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Creative Playdate: Do Oak Trees Say "Om?" (P.M. Session)

September 1, 2016, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

Do oak trees say "om?" Limber up for tree pose and one-on-one baby-to-caregiver time in our sunny garden space. 

Creative Playdate: Do Oak Trees Say "Om?" (P.M. Session)

September 1, 2016, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

Best suited for infants - age 5 and their grown-ups

Little ones learn best through intuitive, open-ended play that feeeds 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!

Do oak trees say "om?" Limber up for tree pose and one-on-one baby-to-caregiver time in our sunny garden space.

Please note: This playdate involves a 30-minute yoga experience with a related art activity that follows and is limited to 20 participants per session.

Member child: FREE; Non-Member child: $15. Click on the button / link below to register.

Instructor: Melissa Cugini, Nirvana Yoga

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. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation. 

Downtown@Dusk: JD Eicher

September 8, 2016, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

This year, the Akron Art Museum and the City of Akron usher in the popular concert series Downtown@Dusk for its 32nd season, offering a showcase of some of the area's best local acts. 

Downtown@Dusk: JD Eicher

September 8, 2016, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Join us in the Garden for Indie Pop Rock with JD Eicher.

The sounds of summer—festive fireworks exploding in the sky, the sounds of the ice cream truck circulating the neighborhood and the infectious rhythm of your favorite local band emanating from the Akron Art Museum's Bud and Susie Rogers Garden.

This year, the Akron Art Museum and the City of Akron usher in the popular concert series Downtown@Dusk for its 32nd season, offering a showcase of some of the area's best local acts.

The City of Akron, Ohio        

Media sponsorship provided by WKSU 89.7

WKSU 89.7

           

Ronald and Ann Allan

EarthQuaker Devices    

Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Fund of Akron Community Foundation

               

Additional support provided by Sully's Tool and Party Rental

Yoga in the Galleries

September 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

September 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 (coming soon) 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/

Second Saturday Curator Gallery Talk

September 10, 2016, 2:00 pm

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

Second Saturday Curator Gallery Talk

September 10, 2016, 2:00 pm

Viola Frey, The World and the Woman

Join Chief Curator Janice Driesbach, who will share insights into Viola Frey's role as a pioneering ceramic artist and how The World and the Woman exemplifies her accomplishments.

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

Image: Viola Frey, The World and the Woman, 1992, glazed ceramic, 80 in. x 142 in. x 75 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum. Gift of Irving and Harriett Sands.

Tots Create: Nature Loom

September 10, 2016, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Explore the fading colors of summer and vibrant textures of fall while learning basic weaving techniques in our Garden. See you here! 

Tots Create: Nature Loom

September 10, 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.

Explore the fading colors of summer and vibrant textures of fall while learning basic weaving techniques in our Garden. 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.

Photo: Shane Wynn.

Kids Studio: Brick Into Nature: Lego Landscapes

September 10, 2016, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

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

Kids Studio: Brick Into Nature: Lego Landscapes

September 10, 2016, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Recommended for ages 7-12 • Class size limited to 15 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.

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

Photo: Shane Wynn.

A Cultural Revival: Theaster Gates

September 14, 2016, 6:00 pm

A community gathering and performance with internationally recognized artist, musician, community organizer, urban planner and developer and cultural entrepreneur, Theaster Gates. 

A Cultural Revival: Theaster Gates

September 14, 2016, 6:00 pm

A community gathering and performance
with THEASTER GATES.

Free and open to the public.

The Akron Art Museum is pleased to present a free music performance from internationally recognized artist Theaster Gates along with two members of the Black Monks of Mississippi. The performance, “A Cultural Revival,” is open to the public and will be hosted in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden of the art museum on Wednesday, September 14 at 6:00 pm. The program with Gates is part of the Akron Art Museum’s ongoing initiative to inspire new relationships between organizations and community members, and create enhanced social, cultural and economic opportunities through art experiences.

Gates is an acclaimed artist, musician, community organizer, urban planner and developer and cultural entrepreneur. His performance with two members of the Black Monks of Mississippi coincides with his visit to Akron to speak on the importance of an artist as an entrepreneur at the Akron Roundtable. The artist’s Roundtable presentation will take place on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 12:00 pm at the Quaker Station on the campus of The University of Akron, and is sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The talk and luncheon is presented in conjunction with the Akron Art Museum, Downtown Akron Partnership and GAR Foundation. Tickets for the luncheon are $20.00 and are available at www.akronroundtable.org.

Image: Theaster Gates performs at the opening of 13th Ballad, photo courtesy: MCA Chicago, 2013

This event is generously sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, with additional support by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, in partnership with Akron Roundtable.

Burton D. Morgan Foundation     The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation     Akron Roundtable


 

Art Tales: Tales That Trees Tell

September 15, 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: Tales That Trees Tell

September 15, 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.

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

Meditation in the Garden

September 22, 2016, 12:00 pm

Visit the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden to find the calm within your daily grind with 40 minutes of guided meditation. 

Meditation in the Garden

September 22, 2016, 12:00 pm

Visit the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden to find the calm within your daily grind during this monthly, 40 minute meditation session with gentle stretches led by Maria Santoferraro, E-RYT 500 of Daily Downward Dog. If you have never meditated before, Maria will teach you the basics of this highly beneficial practice.

FREE, but registration is requested: Register online using the link below.

Garden photo: Shane Wynn

Throwback Thursday: Dynamic Dioramas

September 22, 2016, 6:30 pm

Bring found objects or use those provided to create your own imaginary scene as we celebrate the National Parks and the exhibition Our Land.

Throwback Thursday: Dynamic Dioramas

September 22, 2016, 6:30 pm

Do you remember making a diorama, an imaginary shoebox world filled with tiny characters and décor, back in elementary school? Do you love exploring vintage, large scale dioramas at natural history museums? If so, this Throwback Thursday class is for you! Bring found objects or use those provided to create your own imaginary scene as we celebrate the National Parks and the exhibition Our Land. We’ll explore artists that use shadow boxes and tour the exhibition too.

$15 members and $20 non-members. Register online using the button below or call 330.376.9186. 

Art Babes: Baby & Me Oasis Yoga (A.M. Session)

September 22, 2016, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

This Art Babes program involves a 20-minute yoga experience followed by baby social time and art activities and is limited to 8 participants per session. 

Art Babes: Baby & Me Oasis Yoga (A.M. Session)

September 22, 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.

Please note: This Art Babes program involves a 20-minute yoga experience followed by baby social time and art activities and is limited to 8 participants per session.

Instructor: Melissa Cugini, Nirvana Yoga

$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: Baby & Me Oasis Yoga (P.M. Session)

September 22, 2016, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

This Art Babes program involves a 20-minute yoga experience followed by baby social time and art activities and is limited to 8 participants per session. 

Art Babes: Baby & Me Oasis Yoga (P.M. Session)

September 22, 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.

Please note: This Art Babes program involves a 20-minute yoga experience followed by baby social time and art activities and is limited to 8 participants per session.

Instructor: Melissa Cugini, Nirvana Yoga

$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.

2016 Annual Meeting

September 27, 2016, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Join Board President Christine Myeroff, the Board of Directors, and Executive Director and CEO Mark Masuoka for our Annual Meeting in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden.

2016 Annual Meeting

September 27, 2016, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Join Board President Christine Myeroff, the Board of Directors, and Executive Director and CEO Mark Masuoka for our Annual Meeting in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. We will recap the past year’s programs and events, and elect newly nominated board members.

2016 Nominees:
Lin Gentile
Cathy Godshall
John Childs
Tim Quine
Derrick Ransom
Paige Hoover
Jeff Kornick

Your support is instrumental to our success. Please share this invitation and encourage others to become museum members.

Join online at AkronArtMuseum.org/join.

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

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

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.

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 the open-ended content. FREE. 

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
 

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. 

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.  

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

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.

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 Collections Manager Arnold Tunstall 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 Collections Manager Arnold Tunstall 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.

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.

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

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. 

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

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

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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