Upcoming Events

August 2017

Artist Talk & Demonstration: Bruce Checefsky

August 24, 2017, 6:30 pm

Join Serial Intent artist Bruce Checefsky to learn about the unique process behind his Garden series. 

Artist Talk & Demonstration: Bruce Checefsky

August 24, 2017, 6:30 pm

Join Serial Intent artist Bruce Checefsky to learn about the unique process behind his Garden series and enjoy a demonstration in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden (rain or shine). Share this artist talk on Facebook.

Free and open to all!

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Image: Bruce Checefsky, Dahlia Nenekazi, 2010, archival pigment print, 22 x 30 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of the artist 2013.16

Interior image: Bruce Checefsky speaking about his work in Serial Intent. Photography by Shane Wynn

Free Thursday

August 24, 2017, 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

August 24, 2017, 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.

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Rubber City Jazz Festival: Power Lunch

August 25, 2017, 12:00 – 1:15 pm

Get a taste of the vibrant Akron Jazz scene at these power lunches during the 2nd annual Rubber City Jazz Fest. 

Rubber City Jazz Festival: Power Lunch

August 25, 2017, 12:00 – 1:15 pm

Experience all that Akron’s Jazz scene has to offer during the second annual Rubber City Jazz Fest.

Stop by the Museum on Friday for a coffee or lunch break and hear University of Akron professor Rock Wehrman perform classic jazz standards.

On Saturday, hear Cuyahoga Community College professor Joe Hunter, a frequent performer at Blu Jazz+, play classic jazz standards.

These free performances are not to be missed! 

Rubber City Jazz Festival: Power Lunch

August 26, 2017, 12:00 – 1:15 pm

Get a taste of the vibrant Akron Jazz scene at these power lunches during the 2nd annual Rubber City Jazz Fest.  

Rubber City Jazz Festival: Power Lunch

August 26, 2017, 12:00 – 1:15 pm

Experience all that Akron’s Jazz scene has to offer during the second annual Rubber City Jazz Fest.

Stop by the Museum on Friday for a coffee or lunch break and hear University of Akron professor Rock Wehrman perform classic jazz standards.

On Saturday, hear Cuyahoga Community College professor Joe Hunter, a frequent performer at Blu Jazz+, play classic jazz standards.

These free performances are not to be missed! 

Ohio Citizens for the Arts: A Community Conversation with Bill Behrendt

August 31, 2017, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

During the Community Conversation, Bill will give a brief summary of the status of public sector funding along with information on recent budget deliberations and how advocates truly make an impact. 

Ohio Citizens for the Arts: A Community Conversation with Bill Behrendt

August 31, 2017, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

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

Thanks to a partnership with the Akron Art Museum and the Akron Civic Theatre, Bill Behrendt, Executive Director of Ohio Citizens of the Arts and tireless advocate for Ohio’s art communities statewide, is coming to Summit County to host Ohio Citizens for the Arts: A Community Conversation with Bill Behrendt, on Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 4:00 – 5:30 PM at the Akron Art Museum—and you're invited to attend with your staff!

Bill is an incredible lobbyist that successfully worked with state legislators on the recent State of Ohio budget to ensure the arts remain a valued piece of the broader economic and vibrant community discussion.

During the Community Conversation, Bill will give a brief summary of the status of public sector funding along with information on recent budget deliberations and how advocates truly make an impact.

It's visits like Bill's that truly set Akron apart as a community ready to fully leverage our vibrant arts and culture sector.

Please reserve your seat today! 

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Free Thursday

August 31, 2017, 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

August 31, 2017, 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.

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Rock Painting Workshop

August 31, 2017, 6:30 – 10:00 pm

Celebrate Inside|Out in Middlebury and join Mary Bethel for a free Rock Painting Art Workshop at the amazing Rock Mill Climbing, Yoga & Fitness center! 

Rock Painting Workshop

August 31, 2017, 6:30 – 10:00 pm

***This workshop will be held at Rock Mill Climbing, Yoga & Fitness Center***

Celebrate Inside|Out in Middlebury and join Mary Bethel for a free Rock Painting Art Workshop at the amazing Rock Mill Climbing, Yoga & Fitness center!

The workshop takes place during Rock Mill's ice cream social, Sundae Sends, so be sure to check it out!

****Rock Painting Workshop is Free and open to all. No registration is required.
Sundae Sends is free with a Rock Mill day pass or Rock Mill membership.****

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Funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Inside|Out is a community-activated art project that brings high quality art reproductions from the Akron Art Museum's collection into your neighborhood. Find out more about Inside|Out in Akron.

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Scott Miller, Untitled, c. 2000, Inside|Out reproduction installed at Rock Mill Climbing, Yoga & Fitness, 677 Carroll St. Akron Ohio, 44304.

September 2017

Artist Talk: Michael Loderstedt

September 7, 2017, 6:30 pm

Join Serial Intent artist Michael Loderstedt to learn about Bestiary, the portfolio he created in collaboration with fellow Northeast Ohio artist Craig Lucas, alongside the artworks in-gallery. 

Artist Talk: Michael Loderstedt

September 7, 2017, 6:30 pm

Join Serial Intent artist Michael Loderstedt to learn about Bestiary, the portfolio he created in collaboration with fellow Northeast Ohio artist Craig Lucas, alongside the artworks in-gallery. Share this artist talk on Facebook.

Free and open to all!

Click here to become a member. Your membership helps to support Free programming like this and much for everyone who visits the Akron Art Museum.

Image: Michael Loderstedt and Craig Lucas, F from Bestiary, 1999-2000, screenprint and relief on paper, 20 x 26 in., Collection of Akron Art Museum, Gift of Artists Image Resource 2013.5

Interior image: Michael Loderstedt speaking about Bestiary during the opening celebration for Serial Intent. Photography by Shane Wynn

Free Thursday

September 7, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

September 7, 2017, 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.

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Free Thursday

September 14, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

September 14, 2017, 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.

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Free Thursday

September 21, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

September 21, 2017, 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.

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Free Thursday

September 28, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

September 28, 2017, 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.

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October 2017

Apollo's Fire: Israel & Egypt – A Multicultural Celebration

October 1, 2017, 3:00 pm

Apollo’s Fire sets the stage for its upcoming performances of Handel’s Israel in Egypt with a celebration of Jewish and Arabic folk music and cultural traditions. 

Apollo's Fire: Israel & Egypt – A Multicultural Celebration

October 1, 2017, 3:00 pm

Apollo’s Fire sets the stage for its upcoming performances of Handel’s Israel in Egypt with a celebration of Jewish and Arabic folk music and cultural traditions—as well as a few highlights from Handel’s masterpiece. Soprano Amanda Powell is joined by a colorful ensemble of medieval harp, shawm, flute, violin, cello, and harpsichord.

Q&A discussion with the musicians follows the 45-minute performance. 

Free, but Registration is requested (coming soon!)

On the Table: Creative Conversations

October 3, 2017, 11:00 am & 5:30 pm

What can our creative community do to make Akron a stronger city? 

On the Table: Creative Conversations

October 3, 2017, 11:00 am & 5:30 pm

What can our creative community do to make Akron a stronger city?

The Akron Community Foundation has launched On the Table, a first-of-its-kind initiative that will bring together thousands of diverse residents from all walks of life to share a meal and discuss meaningful ideas to strengthen our community.

On Tuesday October 3, the Akron Art Museum will serve as a super host, hosting several On the Table conversations throughout the day. Want to contribute to the creative exchange? Join us in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden for a morning cup of coffee and conversation at 11:30 am or connect up for a nightcap in the museum’s café at 5:30 pm and let the ideas flow.

Free and open to all. Register online by clicking the button / link below.
 

Free Thursday

October 5, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

October 5, 2017, 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.

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Free Thursday

October 12, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

October 12, 2017, 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.

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Free Thursday

October 19, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

October 19, 2017, 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.

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Free Thursday

October 26, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

October 26, 2017, 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.

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November 2017

Free Thursday

November 2, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

November 2, 2017, 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.

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Free Thursday

November 9, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

November 9, 2017, 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.

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Free Thursday

November 16, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

November 16, 2017, 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.

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Free Thursday

November 30, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

November 30, 2017, 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.

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December 2017

Free Thursday

December 7, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

December 7, 2017, 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.

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Free Thursday

December 14, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

December 14, 2017, 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.

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Apollo's Fire: An Irish-Appalachian Christmas

December 14, 2017, 7:00 pm

From quiet memories of Christmas Eve in Old Ireland, to a down-home Appalachian Christmas—haunting Irish carols meet toe-tapping spirituals.  

Apollo's Fire: An Irish-Appalachian Christmas

December 14, 2017, 7:00 pm

From quiet memories of Christmas Eve in Old Ireland, to a down-home Appalachian Christmas—haunting Irish carols meet toe-tapping spirituals. Soprano Amanda Powell reminisces about childhood Christmases in rural West Virginia, along with Apollo's Fire folk players on flute, fiddle, lute, banjo, cello, and hammered dulcimer.

Rock the atrium! – Food & drink available at the Atrium Café as you enjoy this 50-minute show. Children age 8 and up are welcome with a parent or guardian. 

Free, but registration is requested (coming soon!)

Free Thursday

December 21, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

December 21, 2017, 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.

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Free Thursday

December 28, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

December 28, 2017, 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.

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