Upcoming Events

August 2015

Inside|Out Block Party: Cuyahoga Falls

August 6, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

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

Inside|Out Block Party: Cuyahoga Falls

August 6, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

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

A curator-led gallery tour will start at 6:00 pm to learn more about the Inside|Out artwork that is installed in Cuyahoga Falls. Enjoy art activities and refreshments throughout the evening.

Plus, we'll present live American roots rock from Ryan Humbert at Downtown@Dusk.
 

Kids Studio: Peculiar Places Photo Collage

August 6, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Venture beyond the ordinary classroom offerings and explore unique materials, wacky processes and extraordinary artworks, just like a professional artist. 

Kids Studio: Peculiar Places Photo Collage

August 6, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Recommended for ages 7 – 12.

School is out; art is in! Venture beyond the ordinary classroom offerings and explore unique materials, wacky processes and extraordinary artworks, just like a professional artist.

Free for members. $10/non-member child. Parents are welcome but not required to stay.

Registration is required: Click the button below to register online, or call 330.376.9186.

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

Free Thursday

August 6, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum – it’s free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm! 

Free Thursday

August 6, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum – it’s free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Downtown@Dusk • August 6 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Featuring live American roots rock from Ryan Humbert

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company, with additional support provided by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.  

Downtown@Dusk

August 6, 2015, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Enjoy live American roots rock from Ryan Humbert at Downtown@Dusk. 

Downtown@Dusk

August 6, 2015, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Enjoy live American roots rock from Ryan Humbert at Downtown@Dusk.

Grab an icy cold beer and delicious food from the museum's iQcafe. It's even Free Thursday so you can take a stroll around the galleries for free.

In the event of rain, Downtown@Dusk will be held in the museum lobby.

Downtown@Dusk 2015 is made possible by the city of Akron. It is presented in cooperation with 89.7 WKSU.  

Creative Playdate: Dance it Out

August 13, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Little ones learn best through intuitive, open-ended play that feeds their senses.

Creative Playdate: Dance it Out

August 13, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

For 0 - 5 year olds and their grown-ups.

Show off your best moves as you use your dancing feet to explore the museum. You'll learn some new steps and create a movement-inspired masterpiece along the way.

Free for members. $10/non-member child.

Registration is required: Click the button below to register online, or call 330.376.9186.

PLAYDATE FAQs:

  • Adults/caregivers required to stay with child.
  • All ages are welcome, but most activities are appropriate for ages 5 and younger with their adult caregiver.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing.
  • Creative playdates are often messy- please dress accordingly.

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

Free Thursday

August 13, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum – it’s free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm! 

Free Thursday

August 13, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum – it’s free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company, with additional support provided by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.  

Artist’s Talk: Janet Macoska

August 20, 2015, 6:30 pm

If rock and roll has been the soundtrack of your life, photojournalist Janet Macoska has provided the visuals. Since 1974, Janet Macoska has been capturing rock's greatest on film. 

Artist’s Talk: Janet Macoska

August 20, 2015, 6:30 pm

Janet Macoska, the artist behind the "Chili Dog Mac" photograph of rock band Devo that will soon be a permanent downtown art installation, will speak at the Akron Art Museum about her work on Thursday, August 20 at 6:30 pm.

If rock and roll has been the soundtrack of your life, photojournalist Janet Macoska has provided the visuals. Since 1974, Janet Macoska has been capturing rock's greatest on film. Among the publications that have used her photos are Rolling Stone, People, US, Vogue, American Photo, Creem, 16 Magazine, The NY Times, and London Times. VH1 and other TV and film productions regularly use Macoska's vast rock archive for their "rockumentaries." Her work is in the permanent collection of The Akron Art Museum, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and The National Portrait Gallery in London. David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, The Clash and The Kinks are just some of the artists who have used her photographs in their album artwork. She was also the Cleveland Indians photographer from 1975-1985.

Photograph: Janet Macoska, Devo on the Streets of Downtown Akron, April 10, 1978. Gelatin silver print. 12 1/2 in. x 18 3/4 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum. Gift of the artist.

Kids Studio Class: Awkward Class Photos

August 20, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Venture beyond the ordinary classroom offerings and explore unique materials, wacky processes and extraordinary artworks, just like a professional artist. 

Kids Studio Class: Awkward Class Photos

August 20, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Recommended for ages 7 – 12.

School is out; art is in! Venture beyond the ordinary classroom offerings and explore unique materials, wacky processes and extraordinary artworks, just like a professional artist.

Free for members. $10/non-member child. Parents are welcome but not required to stay.

Registration is required: Click the button below to register online, or call 330.376.9186.

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

Book Club: My Avant-Garde Education by Bernard Cooper

August 20, 2015, 6:00 pm

Join the museum’s Reading Under the Roof Cloud book club in the Martha Stecher Reed Library for a discussion of Bernard Cooper’s, My Avant-Garde Education. 

Book Club: My Avant-Garde Education by Bernard Cooper

August 20, 2015, 6:00 pm

Join the museum’s Reading Under the Roof Cloud book club in the Martha Stecher Reed Library for a discussion of Bernard Cooper’s, My Avant-Garde Education, a wry and beautifully observed memoir about coming of age in the era of conceptual art.

Growing up in the suburbs—confused about his sexuality, about his consumer-oriented world, about the death of his older brother—Bernard Cooper falls in love with Pop Art and sets off for the California Institute of the Arts, the center of the burgeoning field of conceptual art, where he encounters Allan Kaprow and John Baldessari. Among his many writing credits, Cooper served as the art critic for Los Angeles Magazine for six years. Discussion will include a tour of conceptual works in the museum’s collection.

My Avant-Garde Education is available in the Shop: $26.95

Free but registration is required. Click the button below to register online.

Free Thursday

August 20, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum – it’s free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm! 

Free Thursday

August 20, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum – it’s free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company, with additional support provided by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.  

Art Babes: Mini Movers A.M. Session

August 26, 2015, 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: Mini Movers A.M. Session

August 26, 2015, 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.

Free for members. $10/non-member child, or call 330.376.9186.

Registration is required: Click the button below to register online.

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

Art Babes: Mini Movers P.M. Session

August 26, 2015, 1:00 – 1:45 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: Mini Movers P.M. Session

August 26, 2015, 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.

Free for members. $10/non-member child.

Registration is required: Click the button below to register online, or call 330.376.9186.

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

Art Tales: School Days

August 27, 2015, 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 images.

Art Tales: School Days

August 27, 2015, 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 images. After the book ends, stretch your imagination with hands-on art activities and play.

Free for members. $10/non-member child.

Registration is required. Click the button below to register, or call 330.376.9186.

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

Film: Everybody Street

August 27, 2015, 7:00 pm

Everybody Street illuminates the lives and work of iconic New York street photographers and the incomparable city that has inspired them for decades. 

Film: Everybody Street

August 27, 2015, 7:00 pm

Everybody Street illuminates the lives and work of iconic New York street photographers and the incomparable city that has inspired them for decades. The documentary pays tribute to the spirit of street photography and captures the visceral rush, singular perseverance and, at times, immediate danger customary for these artists. The film includes Joel Meyerowitz and Mary Ellen Mark, whose work is featured in the exhibition, Proof. 

http://everybodystreet.com/

Free Thursday

August 27, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum – it’s free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm! 

Free Thursday

August 27, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum – it’s free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Film: Everybody Street • 7:00 pm

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company, with additional support provided by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.  

September 2015

Free Thursday

September 3, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum – it’s free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm! 

Free Thursday

September 3, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum – it’s free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company, with additional support provided by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.  

Free Thursday

September 10, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum – it’s free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm! 

Free Thursday

September 10, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum – it’s free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company, with additional support provided by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.  

Artist's Talk: Charles Beneke

September 13, 2015, 2:00 pm

Join us for an artist's talk by Charles Beneke, who will present his installation, Specter, which speaks to our proclivity for excessive consumption and the impact of that excess on our environment.  

Artist's Talk: Charles Beneke

September 13, 2015, 2:00 pm

Join us for an artist's talk by Charles Beneke, a Professor and Printmaking Area Coordinator at the University of Akron’s Mary Schiller Myers School of Art. Beneke will present the ideas that went into his installation, Specter, which addresses our penchant for excessive or unsustainable consumption and the impact of that excess on our environment. 

Printed surfaces accumulate in the Isroff Gallery as a figurative parallel to the human-made accumulation of carbon and greenhouse gas that endangers our planet. Beginning as conventional botanically-patterned wallpaper, Specter morphs into a linear graphic as it climbs an upward slope. Irregularity yields to ordered repetition and forms reference both the direction of the prevailing winds in Northeast Ohio and diagrams that chart rising levels of atmospheric carbon. As the form reaches a visual crescendo, it spirals onto its self with cyclonic, vortex-like force, snaking across the gallery. Visitors to Specter are encouraged to reflect upon and modify their actions by being asked to Trade Your Carbon for Art, exchanging a behavior that harms the earth for a take-away print that reminds them of their promise and the magnificent installation.

Free Thursday

September 17, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum – it’s free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm! 

Free Thursday

September 17, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum – it’s free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company, with additional support provided by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.  

Film: Guest of Cindy Sherman

September 24, 2015, 7:00 pm

Guest of Cindy Sherman takes an eye-opening look at what happens when a skeptical outsider finds himself romantically involved with the ultimate insider.

Film: Guest of Cindy Sherman

September 24, 2015, 7:00 pm

In 1993, artist Paul H-O discovered a new passion when he melded his two great loves: the art world and the video camera, creating the quirky, handmade public-access show, GalleryBeat. Years later and flying high, Paul discovers one of his biggest fans is the reclusive, art world superstar Cindy Sherman. During a series of exclusive interviews, Paul and Cindy fall in love and begin a romance. Unexpectedly, the relationship forces Paul to confront issues of ego, gender and identity as he gets caught up in the aura of Cindy’s celebrity. 

Free Thursday

September 24, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum – it’s free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm! 

Free Thursday

September 24, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum – it’s free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Film: Guest of Cindy Sherman • 7:00 pm

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company, with additional support provided by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. 

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