Upcoming Events

December 2016

Kids Studio: Cloudy with a Gust of… Clay?

December 10, 2016, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

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

Kids Studio: Cloudy with a Gust of… Clay?

December 10, 2016, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Cloudy with a Gust of… Clay? Wheel-Thrown Pottery Meets Weaving

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

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

Tots Create: Sisal, Feather, Bark: Intro to Collagraph Printmaking

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

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

Tots Create: Sisal, Feather, Bark: Intro to Collagraph Printmaking

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

For 2’s and 3’s, and their grown-ups

Little hands need to be creative, too! Toddlers explore different mediums, textures, colors and shapes, while making a beautiful mess. Dig in and discover a multi-sensory experience while fostering your tiny artist’s independence and imagination!

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

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

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.

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

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

Free Thursday

December 15, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

December 15, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

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

Art Tales: Wanderlust in the Snow

December 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: Wanderlust in the Snow

December 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. 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.
 

Gallery Talk: Jimmy Kuehnle

December 15, 2016, 6:30 pm

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

Gallery Talk: Jimmy Kuehnle

December 15, 2016, 6:30 pm

FREE!

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

RSVP and / or share Jimmy Kuehnle's Gallery Talk on Facebook.

Image: Jimmy Kuehnle, Wiggle, Giggle, Jiggle, 2016, Akron Art Museum, Courtesy of the artist. Photography by Shane Wynn.

In the Museum Shop: Members Double Discount Days

December 15, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Members save 20%* on purchases made in the shop! 

In the Museum Shop: Members Double Discount Days

December 15, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Give Creative this holiday season!

Stop in the museum gift shop every Thursday in December for Member Double Discount Days! Members save 20%* on purchases made in the shop!

Become a member of the Akron Art Museum. Your membership supports the Akron Art Museum in its mission to enrich lives through modern and contemporary art.

Unique Gifts in the Museum Shop

Our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide is online! Find something Artful and Inspiring for your loved ones this holiday season. From creative educational toys to chic apparel and housewares, the Museum Shop has something for everyone.

Akron Art Museum Shop Gift Guide

*Discount does not combine with member discounts or other shop coupons, promotions or discounts. Discount applies to in-store merchandise, consignment items, online purchases or membership purchases.
 

Free Thursday

December 22, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

December 22, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

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

Art Babes: Baby Alchemist - Snow Science in Small Doses (A.M. Session)

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

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

Art Babes: Baby Alchemist - Snow Science in Small Doses (A.M. Session)

December 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.

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

Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum to register for the members rate.

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

Art Babes: Baby Alchemist - Snow Science in Small Doses (P.M. Session)

December 22, 2016, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

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

Art Babes: Baby Alchemist - Snow Science in Small Doses (P.M. Session)

December 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.

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

Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum to register for the members rate.

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

In the Museum Shop: Members Double Discount Days

December 22, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Members save 20%* on purchases made in the shop! 

In the Museum Shop: Members Double Discount Days

December 22, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Give Creative this holiday season!

Stop in the museum gift shop every Thursday in December for Member Double Discount Days! Members save 20%* on purchases made in the shop!

Become a member of the Akron Art Museum. Your membership supports the Akron Art Museum in its mission to enrich lives through modern and contemporary art.

Unique Gifts in the Museum Shop

Our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide is online! Find something Artful and Inspiring for your loved ones this holiday season. From creative educational toys to chic apparel and housewares, the Museum Shop has something for everyone.

Akron Art Museum Shop Gift Guide

*Discount does not combine with member discounts or other shop coupons, promotions or discounts. Discount applies to in-store merchandise, consignment items, online purchases or membership purchases.
 

Live Music by Missile Toe

December 22, 2016, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Celebrate the sounds of the season with the World's. Greatest. Christmas. Band. 

Live Music by Missile Toe

December 22, 2016, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

FREE!

What better way to spend a chilly December evening than shopping in the museum store, listening to the world’s greatest Christmas band, and having a cocktail with friends? Get some holiday cheer as the festive rock band Missile Toe fill the museum’s lobby with fun, upbeat versions of classic holiday tunes. Shake off the holiday stress and kick off your holiday celebration at the Akron Art Museum.  

Photography by Tim Fitzwater.

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Museum Closed: Christmas Eve

December 24, 2016

The Akron Art Museum is closed on Saturday, December 24, 2016 in observance of Christmas Eve. We will reopen on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 11:00 am. 

Museum Closed: Christmas Eve

December 24, 2016

The Akron Art Museum is closed on Saturday, December 24, 2016 in observance of Christmas Eve. We will reopen on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 11:00 am.

Image: Kálmán Kubinyi, Skaters, c. 1935, etching and aquatint on paper, 10 x 13 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum. Gift of the Art Department, Akron Board of Education, Courtesy of the Fine Arts Program, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration. Commissioned through the New Deal art projects.

View more work in the Akron Art Museum by Kálmán Kubinyi. 

Museum Closed: Christmas Day

December 25, 2016

The Akron Art Museum is closed on Sunday, December 25, 2016 in observance of Christmas. We will reopen on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 11:00 am.  

Museum Closed: Christmas Day

December 25, 2016

The Akron Art Museum is closed on Sunday, December 25, 2016 in observance of Christmas. We will reopen on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 11:00 am. 

Image: Dean Brown, Harriman State Park, New York. Ice Day, 1972, dye transfer print, 4 1/16 in. x 6 1/8 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum. Gift of Carol Brown.

View more work by Dean Brown in the Akron Art Museum collection.

Free Thursday

December 29, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

December 29, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

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

In the Museum Shop: Members Double Discount Days

December 29, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Members save 20%* on purchases made in the shop! 

In the Museum Shop: Members Double Discount Days

December 29, 2016, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Give Creative this holiday season!

Stop in the museum gift shop every Thursday in December for Member Double Discount Days! Members save 20%* on purchases made in the shop!

Become a member of the Akron Art Museum. Your membership supports the Akron Art Museum in its mission to enrich lives through modern and contemporary art.

Unique Gifts in the Museum Shop

Our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide is online! Find something Artful and Inspiring for your loved ones this holiday season. From creative educational toys to chic apparel and housewares, the Museum Shop has something for everyone.

Akron Art Museum Shop Gift Guide

*Discount does not combine with member discounts or other shop coupons, promotions or discounts. Discount applies to in-store merchandise, consignment items, online purchases or membership purchases.
 

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

FREE

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. 

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

First Night Akron 2017

December 31, 2016, 6:00 – 10:30 pm

First Night Akron is a New Year’s Eve celebration unlike any other that appeals to everyone, from families to retirees and millennials.  

First Night Akron 2017

December 31, 2016, 6:00 – 10:30 pm

Make plans for New Year’s Eve and join the fun in Downtown Akron! Celebrate the 20th anniversary of this Akron staple. First Night Akron is a New Year’s Eve celebration unlike any other that appeals to everyone, from families to retirees and millennials. This celebration of the arts brings the community together to create lasting memories. Come in out of the cold and celebrate the New Year!

Select galleries will be open for you to enjoy and we'll have a community activity in the lobby.

First Night button required. Purchase buttons at FirstNightAkron.org

Scheduled First Night events at Akron Art Museum

Select Museum Galleries Open from 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Summit Metro Parks "Bee and Bee" projectSummit Metro Parks Community Art Project
Akron Art Museum
6:00 – 9:00 pm

“Bee and Bee”: Help Summit Metro Parks build a bug condo for the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. Stuff the condo with natural and manmade materials along with your written wishes for the new year.

Kofi Boakye
Auditorium
6:15 – 6:30 pm & 7:15 – 7:30 pm

17-year-old pianist, Kofi Boakye, performs a mixture of jazz, funk and R&B favorites and original music off of his upcoming album. Stick around to hear his story as a Pechakucha presenter.

Goodyear Ice Sculpture Garden
Bud and Susie Rogers Garden
7:15 – 7:45 pm & 8:15 – 8:45 pm

Stroll through the garden to view abstract ice carvings, or take a picture on the ice throne. Live ice carving demonstrations by Elegant Ice Creations at 7:15 pm and 8:15 pm.

PechaKucha
Auditorium
6:30 – 7:15 pm • 7:30 – 8:15 pm • 8:30 – 9:15 pm •  9:30 – 10:15 pm

At PechaKucha, creatives from diverse disciplines present their work and ideas in a unique format—20 slides of 20 seconds each. In these fun and informal events, you'll learn a little about a lot, and leave feeling uplifted and inspired.

Snow Queen and Ice Princess
Bud and Susie Rogers Garden
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Get your picture taken with the Snow Queen and Ice Princess courtesy of Party People, LLC.

Serendipity LED Show
Bud and Susie Rogers Garden
9:15 – 10:00 pm

Prepare to be electrified with Rachael's LED experience. Observe this multi-talented performer catch eyes with her jaw-dropping, high energy flow arts.

January 2017

Museum Closed: New Year's Day

January 1, 2017

The Akron Art Museum is closed on Sunday, January 1, 2017 in observance of New Year's Day. We will reopen on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 11:00 am. Happy New Year! 

Museum Closed: New Year's Day

January 1, 2017

The Akron Art Museum is closed on Sunday, January 1, 2017 in observance of New Year's Day. We will reopen on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 11:00 am. Happy New Year!

Image: Leroy W. Flint, A Winter Fog... , c. 1970s, gouache on paper, 14 3/4 x 21 3/4 in. (Collection of the Akron Art Museum. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. George A. Seeley.

Leroy Flint was a guiding force behind the arts in Akron for more than two decades. From 1950 to 1965 he was on the faculty of the Akron Art Institute (a precursor of the Akron Art Museum), serving as its director for the last nine years. Flint then joined the faculty of Kent State University where he taught until 1979. Find out more and view additional works by Leroy Flint in the Akron Art Museum collection.

New Year Meditation

January 5, 2017, 6:30 pm

Turn off your electronic devices, refresh your brain and join us for meditation in the galleries. 

New Year Meditation

January 5, 2017, 6:30 pm

Is making more time for art or clearing your brain on your list of New Year's resolutions? Turn off your electronic devices, refresh your brain and join us for meditation in the galleries.

Members: FREE; Non-members $10. Registration is required. Register online using the button / link below.

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

Creative Playdate – Melt Creative: Exploring Ice

January 5, 2017, 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 – Melt Creative: Exploring Ice

January 5, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

For ages 0-5 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. $10/non-member child. Click the button / link below to register online, or call 330.376.9186.

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

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

Yoga in the Galleries

January 12, 2017, 6:30 pm

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

Yoga in the Galleries

January 12, 2017, 6:30 pm

The transformational power of yoga for individuals, relationships and communities comes alive in the Akron Art Museum galleries. Combine breath, flow and art in a beginner-friendly series taught by a certified Nirvana Yoga instructor. Bring your own mat. No water bottles allowed in the galleries.

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

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

Moving Connections

January 13, 2017, 11:30 am

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

Moving Connections

January 13, 2017, 11:30 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tots Create: Wind-Painted Parasols

January 14, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Little hands need to be creative, too! Toddlers explore different mediums, textures, colors and shapes, while making a beautiful mess. 

Tots Create: Wind-Painted Parasols

January 14, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

For 2’s and 3’s, and their grown-ups

Little hands need to be creative, too! Toddlers explore different mediums, textures, colors and shapes, while making a beautiful mess. Dig in and discover a multi-sensory experience while fostering your tiny artist’s independence and imagination!

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

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

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

Kids Studio Class: Don’t Break the Art! Glass Sculpture that Bends the Rules

January 14, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

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

Kids Studio Class: Don’t Break the Art! Glass Sculpture that Bends the Rules

January 14, 2017, 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/members, $15/non-member child. Register online by clicking the button / link below, or call 330.376.9186.

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

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

Second Saturday Curator Gallery Talks

January 14, 2017, 2:00 pm

Learn the story behind Colombia-based artist Doris Salcedo’s installation commemorating victims of civil war and drug trade violence. 

Second Saturday Curator Gallery Talks

January 14, 2017, 2:00 pm

Doris Salcedo, Atrabiliarios (Defiant)

Learn the story behind Colombia-based artist Doris Salcedo’s installation commemorating victims of civil war and drug trade violence during this close look and discussion led by Associate Curator Theresa Bembnister.

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.  

Doris Salcedo, Atrabiliarios (Defiant) (detail), 1996, 198 x 210 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, The Mary S. and Louis S. Myers Endowment Fund for Painting and Sculpture, 2000.46 a-g

Family Days: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

January 16, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Celebrate Dr. King’s vision by recharging your imagination! 

Family Days: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

January 16, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

For all ages and their grown-ups

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy inspires transformation through creativity. Celebrate Dr. King’s vision by recharging your imagination with hands-on art activities, games and storytelling as well as live music and tours of the museum’s contemporary collection.

MLK Jr. Day admission and activities are free. No registration required.

Photo: Shane Wynn.

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

Wiggle, Giggle, Jiggle Jello Prints

January 19, 2017, 6:30 pm

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

Wiggle, Giggle, Jiggle Jello Prints

January 19, 2017, 6:30 pm

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

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

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

Art Tales: Seriously Silly Stuff(ed) Sleepover

January 19, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

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

Art Tales: Seriously Silly Stuff(ed) Sleepover

January 19, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

For all ages and their grown-ups

Engage your tiny book lover in an interactive storytelling experience where art and story become one through song, rhyme and imagery. After the book ends, we’ll keep the story going with related art activities in the lobby.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Moving Connections

January 20, 2017, 11:30 am

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

Moving Connections

January 20, 2017, 11:30 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 26, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

January 26, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

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

Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum to register for the members rate.

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

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

January 26, 2017, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

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

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

January 26, 2017, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

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

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

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

Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum to register for the members rate.

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

Wiggle, Giggle, Jiggle Improv with Wandering Aesthetics

January 26, 2017, 6:30 pm

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

Wiggle, Giggle, Jiggle Improv with Wandering Aesthetics

January 26, 2017, 6:30 pm

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

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

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

Photo: Shane Wynn.

Teach Talk 2017

January 26, 2017, 4:30 pm

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

Teach Talk 2017

January 26, 2017, 4:30 pm

That’s right, the museum’s storytelling, talent-showing, idea-sharing event is back! This year, we’ve asked educators, who are so good at (you guessed it) teaching, to explain things that have nothing to do with what they cover in class. Perhaps you’ll learn some new dance moves, how to craft the perfect cocktail, or the best way to fold a fitted sheet. Regardless, you’ll see how great teachers can teach almost anything, and pick up some new knowledge along the way.

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

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! 

Moving Connections

January 27, 2017, 11:30 am

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

Moving Connections

January 27, 2017, 11:30 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 2017

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

February 2, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

February 2, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

For ages 0-5 and their grown-ups

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 2, 2017, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

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

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

February 2, 2017, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

For ages 0-5 and their grown-ups

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

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

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

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

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

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

Be Mine: Marbled Valentines

February 2, 2017, 6:30 pm

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

Be Mine: Marbled Valentines

February 2, 2017, 6:30 pm

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

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

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

Moving Connections

February 3, 2017, 11:30 am

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

Moving Connections

February 3, 2017, 11:30 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yoga in the Galleries

February 9, 2017, 6:30 pm

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

Yoga in the Galleries

February 9, 2017, 6:30 pm

The transformational power of yoga for individuals, relationships and communities comes alive in the Akron Art Museum galleries. Combine breath, flow and art in a beginner-friendly series taught by a certified Nirvana Yoga instructor. Bring your own mat. No water bottles allowed in the galleries.

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

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

Moving Connections

February 10, 2017, 11:30 am

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

Moving Connections

February 10, 2017, 11:30 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 10, 2017, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

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

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

February 10, 2017, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

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

Details of the opening party are forthcoming.

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

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

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

Tots Create – From Wool to Felt

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

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

Tots Create – From Wool to Felt

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

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

For 2’s and 3’s, and their grown-ups

Little hands need to be creative, too! Toddlers explore different mediums, textures, colors and shapes, while making a beautiful mess. Dig in and discover a multi-sensory experience while fostering your tiny artist’s independence and imagination!

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

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

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

Kids Studio: Morph Your Art Toy!

February 11, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

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

Kids Studio: Morph Your Art Toy!

February 11, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Recommended for ages 7 - 12

If you’re crazy about customizing Minecraft avatars with graphic “skinz,” it’s time to try your hand at designing your own 3-D figure with paper pulp and moldable plastic. A Kidrobot MUNNYWORLD toy is included in the Studio Class fee. (Class size limited to 6 students) 

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

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

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

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

Second Saturday Curator Gallery Talks

February 11, 2017, 2:00 pm

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

Second Saturday Curator Gallery Talks

February 11, 2017, 2:00 pm

Frederick C. Frieseke, Through the Vines

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

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

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

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

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

Art Tales: Love Stories and Lullabies

February 16, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Engage your tiny book lover in an interactive storytelling experience where art and story become one through song, rhyme and imagery. 

Art Tales: Love Stories and Lullabies

February 16, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

For all ages and their grown-ups

Engage your tiny book lover in an interactive storytelling experience where art and story become one through song, rhyme and imagery. After the book ends, we’ll keep the story going with related art activities in the lobby.

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

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

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

Art Show Hacks

February 16, 2017, 4:30 pm

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

Art Show Hacks

February 16, 2017, 4:30 pm

FREE

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

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

Photo: Chris Rutan

Film: Yarn

February 16, 2017, 7:00 pm

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

Film: Yarn

February 16, 2017, 7:00 pm

FREE SCREENING

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

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

Moving Connections

February 17, 2017, 11:30 am

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

Moving Connections

February 17, 2017, 11:30 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum to register for the members rate.

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

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

February 23, 2017, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

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

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

February 23, 2017, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

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

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

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

Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum to register for the members rate.

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

Thrift Store Painting with Jen Davis

February 23, 2017, 6:30 pm

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

Thrift Store Painting with Jen Davis

February 23, 2017, 6:30 pm

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

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

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

Moving Connections

February 24, 2017, 11:30 am

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

Moving Connections

February 24, 2017, 11:30 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 2017

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

March 2, 2017, 6:00 pm

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

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

March 2, 2017, 6:00 pm

FREE

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

Moving Connections

March 3, 2017, 11:30 am

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

Moving Connections

March 3, 2017, 11:30 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yoga in the Galleries

March 9, 2017, 6:30 pm

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

Yoga in the Galleries

March 9, 2017, 6:30 pm

The transformational power of yoga for individuals, relationships and communities comes alive in the Akron Art Museum galleries. Combine breath, flow and art in a beginner-friendly series taught by a certified Nirvana Yoga instructor. Bring your own mat. No water bottles allowed in the galleries.

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

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

Moving Connections

March 10, 2017, 11:30 am

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

Moving Connections

March 10, 2017, 11:30 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

Second Saturday Curator Gallery Talks

March 11, 2017, 2:00 pm

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

Second Saturday Curator Gallery Talks

March 11, 2017, 2:00 pm

Radcliffe Bailey, JRed House

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

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

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

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

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

Decoden Cell Phone Cases

March 16, 2017, 6:30 pm

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

Decoden Cell Phone Cases

March 16, 2017, 6:30 pm

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

$15 for members and $20 for non-members. (Registration options coming soon.)

Knitting 101 with Harps and Thistles

March 23, 2017, 6:30 pm

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

Knitting 101 with Harps and Thistles

March 23, 2017, 6:30 pm

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

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

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

Hi-Fructose Storytelling with Wandering Aesthetics

March 30, 2017, 6:30 pm

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

Hi-Fructose Storytelling with Wandering Aesthetics

March 30, 2017, 6:30 pm

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

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

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

April 2017

Hi-Fructose Inspired Drawing in the Galleries with Burrito Breath

April 6, 2017, 6:30 pm

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

Hi-Fructose Inspired Drawing in the Galleries with Burrito Breath

April 6, 2017, 6:30 pm

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

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

Museum Art Book Sale: Exclusive for Members

April 13, 2017, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

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

Museum Art Book Sale: Exclusive for Members

April 13, 2017, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

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

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

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

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

Yoga in the Galleries

April 13, 2017, 6:30 pm

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

Yoga in the Galleries

April 13, 2017, 6:30 pm

The transformational power of yoga for individuals, relationships and communities comes alive in the Akron Art Museum galleries. Combine breath, flow and art in a beginner-friendly series taught by a certified Nirvana Yoga instructor. Bring your own mat. No water bottles allowed in the galleries.

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

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

Museum Art Book Sale

April 14, 2017, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

Museum Art Book Sale

April 14, 2017, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

Museum Art Book Sale

April 15, 2017, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

Museum Art Book Sale

April 15, 2017, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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

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

Artist's Talk: Beth Cavener

April 27, 2017, 6:30 pm

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

Artist's Talk: Beth Cavener

April 27, 2017, 6:30 pm

FREE

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

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

May 2017

Yoga in the Galleries

May 11, 2017, 6:30 pm

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

Yoga in the Galleries

May 11, 2017, 6:30 pm

The transformational power of yoga for individuals, relationships and communities comes alive in the Akron Art Museum galleries. Combine breath, flow and art in a beginner-friendly series taught by a certified Nirvana Yoga instructor. Bring your own mat. No water bottles allowed in the galleries.

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

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

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