Upcoming Events

April 2018

Akron Coffee Roasters: Brewing Basics

April 19, 2018, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

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

Akron Coffee Roasters: Brewing Basics

April 19, 2018, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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

Photo: Shane Wynn

Family Day: After-School Cookies and Storytelling

April 19, 2018, 2:00 – 5:00 pm

From 2:00 to 5:00 pm the museum plans a milk-and-cookies snack time for older children, complete with an Ed Emberley-style retelling of The Little Red Hen.

Family Day: After-School Cookies and Storytelling

April 19, 2018, 2:00 – 5:00 pm

FAMILY DAY

3 – 5 P.M.
Families work together to help each other out like the characters in Ed Emberley’s retelling of the classic folk tale, The Little Red Hen. Celebrate your family unit with cookies from Main Street Gourmet, prop design and art-making, and an interactive storytelling experience by Kyle Jozsa of Wandering Aesthetics.

Akron Art Museum’s Family Day events are designed for children aged 0-12. Siblings are welcome. Adults must be accompanied by a child. Registration is required. Click the link / button below to register online.

Event-related activities and admission to the galleries is free.

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

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Free Thursday

April 19, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

April 19, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Connect to your creative life. 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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Art Babes: Babyfest '18

April 19, 2018, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

Art Babes: Babyfest '18

April 19, 2018, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

Babyfest '18!

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

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

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

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


BABYFEST 2018 and FAMILY DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Register for separate mini-classes and photo sessions below

11 A.M.
Doors open, check-in and sign-up for free classes

11:30 A.M. – 12 P.M.
Session I: Free mini-trial classes begin
• Family fitness with Brittany Gerstenslager, owner/instructor, BrittFit Family Fitness Register
• Baby, tot, and toddler yoga with Jen Griest Hayes, RYCT, Afterlight Fitness Register
• Infant massage therapy with Rita Vitale, RN AIMI, Vitality Massage Therapy Register

11 A.M. – 2 P.M.
Pop-up baby photo sessions with Nat Hansumrittisak, LoveWhatIDo Photography
Pre-registration required: http://lovewhatidophotography.bigcartel.com/product/akronartmuseumbabyfest18

11 A.M. – 2 P.M.
Community resource exhibits open: PNC Grow Up Great®, Akron Children’s Museum, Akron-Summit
County Public Library, Hike it Baby, and multi-sensory creative explorations provided by Akron Art Museum

12 – 2 P.M.
Storytelling (12 - 12:30 P.M.), book-signing and interactive activity (12:30 – 2 P.M.) by Eric Van Raepenbusch, children’s author/illustrator of Babybeards.

12:30 – 1 P.M.
Session II: Free mini-trial classes continue (same line-up as 11:30 A.M.)

• Family fitness with Brittany Gerstenslager, owner/instructor, BrittFit Family Fitness Register
• Baby, tot, and toddler yoga with Jen Griest Hayes, RYCT, Afterlight Fitness Register
• Infant massage therapy with Rita Vitale, RN AIMI, Vitality Massage Therapy Register

1 – 1:30 P.M.
Music and expressive movement with Janice Pylinski, MM, Music Therapist

1:00 – 2:00 P.M.
Bark for art! With Paws for Reading local therapy dogs: Mickey, Fritz, Stewie and Nick

2 P.M.
BabyFest ends. Experience the galleries with your family, then come back for milk and cookies at 3 P.M.!


FAMILY DAY

3 – 5 P.M.
Families work together to help each other out like the characters in Ed Emberley’s retelling of the classic folk tale, The Little Red Hen. Celebrate your family unit with cookies from Main Street Gourmet, prop design and art-making, and an interactive storytelling experience by Kyle Jozsa of Wandering Aesthetics.

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

Ed Emberley Gallery Talk with David Szalay

April 19, 2018, 6:30 pm

Get a tour of Ed Emberley Better You Than Me from the perspective of local illustrator, Akron Art Library artist and Associate Professor of Graphic Design, David Szalay. 

Ed Emberley Gallery Talk with David Szalay

April 19, 2018, 6:30 pm

Get a tour of Ed Emberley Better You Than Me from the perspective of a local illustrator. Myers School of Art Associate Professor of Graphic Design David Szalay will walk tour attendees through the exhibition, discussing some of the fine details of Emberley’s work along with some juicy picture book publishing insider information. 

Free and open to all. Registration is required. Register online using the link / button below.

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Image: David Szalay, Darwin's Fox endangered species, 2017, digital print, collection of the Akron Art Library at the Akron-Summit County Public Library

Crafty Mart: Mom and Pop Shoppe

April 21, 2018, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Back in time for Mother's Day, the Crafty Mart annual spring show features hand made goods from local artisans and makers. 

Crafty Mart: Mom and Pop Shoppe

April 21, 2018, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Back in time for Mother's Day, the Crafty Mart annual spring show featuring hand made goods will be at The Akron Art Museum.

Crafty Mart is free and open to the public. Admission to the museum galleries is free for members, $10 for non-member adults, $8 for seniors and students with ID, and free for children under 17.

Participating Vendors:

Threadbare Beauty
Glam & Grace
1UP Gallery
Art by Bridget Anne
Belly Acres Studio
Blue Lake Botanicals
BreadandRoses2
Expedition Subsahara
five-blessings
Glass Gardens
Hen + Chick
Klink Creatively
Mae's Boutique
NerdWicks Candles
oddball press
Paw Kids LLC
Pierce Jewelry
Pinewood Loft
Snow.
Soothsayer Hot Sauce
Southern Hospitality
Julie Friedman--Stone Fence Design
Sweet Bean
Tea Dude
The Chippy Beaver
The Cuddle Cult
Exquisite Corpse Boutique
The Pastimes
The Robot Consortium
Urban Buzz Candle Co.
Whiskertin Lighting
Yurko Stitch Co.
Maryssa Moczan
Wonder Lust Concepts
Champaign Paper
Tidal Cool
Blimp City Jewelry and Gifts
Everhard Designs
Backyard Living 

Get To Know Your Museum Tour

April 21, 2018, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Get To Know Your Museum Tour

April 21, 2018, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Exclusive Members Get To Know Your Museum Tour

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

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

Not a member? Join here!

Akron Art Library: Melissa Markwald Studio Tour

April 26, 2018, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Join the museum’s Art Library Program Coordinator Jessica Fijalkovich for a studio tour and talk with Art Library Artist Melissa Markwald. 

Akron Art Library: Melissa Markwald Studio Tour

April 26, 2018, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Join the museum’s Art Library Program Coordinator Jessica Fijalkovich for a studio tour and talk with Art Library Artist Melissa Markwald at Summit Artspace. We will meet in the Akron Art Museum lobby at 6 pm and take a short walk over to Summit Artspace.

Markwald shifts between creating small abstract compositions and painting larger than life portraits of average people, turning them into iconic figures. During this behind the scenes experience you will learn more about the artist's process and techniques and see what she is currently working on.

After the tour choose your own adventure! Enjoy free admission to the museum or visit the Art Library collection at the Akron-Summit County Public Library Main Library to reserve an original work of art to hang in your home.

$5 for members / $10 non-members. Registration is required. Only 10 spots available! Register online through the Eventbrite link below.

This tour is part of the Akron Art Library, an art lending program in partnership with the Akron-Summit County Public Library. Find out more about the Akron Art Library.
 

Free Thursday

April 26, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

April 26, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Connect to your creative life. 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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Art Moves

April 26, 2018, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

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

Art Moves

April 26, 2018, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Workout with a Line

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

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

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

Photo: Shane Wynn

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

New Music at the Museum

April 26, 2018, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Hear the Akron Contemporary Players perform recently composed classical music under the direction of University of Akron Professor James Wilding. 

New Music at the Museum

April 26, 2018, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Hear the Akron Contemporary Players perform recently composed classical music under the direction of University of Akron Professor James Wilding.

Free and open to the public • Seating is limited: registration is required
Register online using the link / button below

Akron Art Museum members get early access to tickets (March 4, 2018) • Not a member? Join today!

About James Wilding (from the University of Akron School of Music Website)

James Wilding has worked with George Crumb, Wilfrid Hiller, Vladimir Viardo, and Lamar Crowson. Besides a substantial body of solo piano pieces, his works include: The Continents and Barbaric Dance for orchestra; Greek Goddesses for piano and symphonic wind ensemble; Mayan Rites for two pianos and percussion; a chamber cantata Lot's Wife; a wind quintet; two string quartets; a string trio; piano duos with violin, cello, double bass, English horn; and various chamber music for vocal and instrumental ensembles.

He was selected to participate in the Internationales Jugendfestspieltreffen in Bayreuth, Germany, where he co-wrote an opera that was released on CD. He won the Oude Meester Prize for South African composers and was commissioned to write a string trio.

His work has been performed in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Germany, Holland, France, Britain, Canada, and the USA; and published by The Foundation for the Creative Arts and UNISA (University of South Africa).

His compositions have been broadcast on Fine Music Radio (Cape Town), SAFM (Johannesburg), and KKGO (Los Angeles). His Etude for solo piano was prescribed for the UNISA-Transnet International Piano Competition. His piano piece, Poem, was prescribed for the Hennie Joubert National Competition in South Africa.

James Wilding is an active pianist, performing regularly as a soloist and chamber musician, recently having completed a 24-concert tour of Germany. 

2018 World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

April 28, 2018, 9:30 – 11:00 am

All ages are invited to learn how to use breathing and movement techniques to boost energy, improve balance and manage stress during Akron's World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2018 event. 

2018 World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

April 28, 2018, 9:30 – 11:00 am

Free World Tai Chi and Qigong Day Wellness Event • No Registration required

People of all ages are invited to learn how to use breathing and movement techniques to boost energy, improve balance and manage stress during Akron's World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2018 event. This free community wellness program is being coordinated in real time with World Tai Chi and Qigong Day celebrations around the world. Our program includes demonstrations, audience participation and a special segment for kids. The two-hour program is suitable for adults of all ages and physical abilities, and children old enough to follow along.

Now in the tenth year of NG Energy sponsored gatherings, the core of this program is to raise awareness of the health benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong, both integrative health approaches recognized by the National Institutes of Health.

The event will take place in the museum's Bud and Susie Rogers Garden and will be led by NG Energy Founder and Certified Tai Chi and Qigong Instructor Nancy Gardner. Participants are asked to bring a lawn chair for this outdoor event.

In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held in the lobby.

Photo: S.H. Grant
 

May 2018

Ed Emberley Mini-Tour and Hands On Experience for Pre-School Children

May 1, 2018, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Stop by the museum for a special storytime tour of Ed Emberley: Better You Than Me. 

Ed Emberley Mini-Tour and Hands On Experience for Pre-School Children

May 1, 2018, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This tour is best for kids 2-5 and their adults.

Stop by the museum for a special storytime tour of Ed Emberley: Better You Than Me. Participate in an interactive read aloud, play hide and seek with the A,B,C’s and create your own fingerprint masterpiece in this special family tour experience.

This tour is FREE for Akron Art Museum members but registration is required. Register online using the link / button below. Space is limited! Only 12 spots per tour. 

Photo: Shane Wynn

Free Thursday

May 3, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

May 3, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Connect to your creative life. 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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Creative Playdate

May 3, 2018, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Follow your child’s natural instinct to wiggle, squeal and make a mess while exploring the creative process. 

Creative Playdate

May 3, 2018, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Picture Pie Picnic, Ed Emberley-Style

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

Little ones learn best through intuitive, open-ended play that feeds their senses. Follow your child’s natural instinct to wiggle, squeal and make a mess while exploring the creative process. Our playdates are structured to be child-led and come with our Live Creative Mess Guarantee: Please dress for experimentation with messy mediums and prepare to be inspired by your child’s creative collaborations and concoctions!

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

Not a member? Join here!

Photo: Shane Wynn

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

VR Ceramics Experience with New Territory VR Arcade

May 3, 2018, 6:30 pm

Curious about how technology is impacting art? Stop by the museum for a demonstration of virtual art making. 

VR Ceramics Experience with New Territory VR Arcade

May 3, 2018, 6:30 pm

Have you always wanted to work with clay but worry about the mess? Curious about how technology is impacting art? Stop by the museum for a demonstration of virtual art making. See an artist create a virtual artwork and get a chance to experiment with modeling a virtual sculpture yourself.

Free and open to all. Registration is required. Register online using the link / button below.

Tots Create

May 5, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Tots Create

May 5, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Geometric Gel-Resist

Best for ages 3-5 and their grown-ups

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

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

Not a member? Join today!

Photo: Shane Wynn

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

Kids Studio Class

May 5, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

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

Kids Studio Class

May 5, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Giant Garden Geometry

Best for ages 6 – 10

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

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

Photo: Shane Wynn

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

Energize for Educators Day

May 5, 2018, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

If you’re always “teacher tired” and feeling run down, it is time to learn some strategies to keep you fresh, healthy and cared for. 

Energize for Educators Day

May 5, 2018, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Taking care of students, doing paperwork, attending events and prepping for lessons can leave very little time for YOU. If you’re always “teacher tired” and feeling run down, it is time to learn some strategies to keep you fresh, healthy and cared for. Head down to the museum to learn that it is possible (and IMPORTANT) to take care of you, too.

Keynote Speaker • 11:30 am
Seema Rao of Brilliant Ideas studio will lead you through mindfulness techniques and exercises that will help you be more thoughtful and focused in your work and in your life. Rao is the author of Self-Care for Museum Workers, among several other (and future) books. Rao has over fifteen years of museum experience working on projects as diverse as interactive media installations and studio classes for toddlers.

EVENT WILL INCLUDE:
Yoga • Chair Massage • Art Therapy • Nutrition • Organization/Time Management

Energize for Educators is made possible by the presenting sponsor FirstEnergy Foundation with additional
support from The Sandra L. and Dennis B. Haslinger Family Foundation, The Sisler McFawn Foundation,
Joseph G. and Sally A. Miller Family Foundation, and the Laura R. & Lucian Q. Moffitt Foundation. 

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Galleries and Garden Tour

May 8, 2018, 2:00 pm

Join us to explore the museum’s innovative building, key works of art and the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. 

Galleries and Garden Tour

May 8, 2018, 2:00 pm

This tour will introduce members to both the museum’s innovative building and the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. You’ll also uncover surprises and explore key works of art. Note: This is an indoor/outdoor tour, weather permitting.

These tours are FREE for Akron Art Museum members but registration is required. Please click the button / link below to choose a date and reserve your space. Space is limited! Only 20 spots per tour.

Addtional Galleries and Garden Tour:

Saturday, May 19 • 11:00 am

Make the most of your Akron Art Museum membership by checking out our calendar for more upcoming programs and events!

Not a member? Join here! 

Free Thursday

May 10, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

May 10, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Connect to your creative life. 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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Art, Yoga and Meditation

May 10, 2018, 6:30 pm

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

Art, Yoga and Meditation

May 10, 2018, 6:30 pm

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

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

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

Movies @ Main: Herb & Dorothy (2008)

May 10, 2018, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

He was a postal worker, she was a librarian. Together these unlikely collectors amassed one of the most important post-1960s art collections in the United States 

Movies @ Main: Herb & Dorothy (2008)

May 10, 2018, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

This film will be screened at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, Main Library (60 South High Street • Akron, Ohio 44326)

Movies @ Main: Herb & Dorothy (2008)
at ASCPL Main Library Auditorium


with introduction about Akron Art Library

Free and open to all.

He was a postal worker, she was a librarian. Together these unlikely collectors amassed one of the most important post-1960s art collections in the United States. Megumi Sasaki’s award-winning documentary, Herb & Dorothy, depicts the Vogel’s relationships to the artists they supported and their collection of over 4,782 works. Fifty of these works are now a part of the Akron Art Museum permanent collection, as part of The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States.

This screening is part of the Akron Art Library, an art lending program from the Akron Art Museum in partnership with the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

At the end of the film, check out the Akron Art Library across from the Culture & AV desk and reserve an original work of art to hang in your home.

Night at the Museum

May 10, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Night at the Museum

May 10, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Featured organization: Lippman School

Free and Open to All

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

Photo: Shane Wynn

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

Ideas: A space for your mind: Gallery Talks with John S. Knight Director & CEO Mark Masuoka

May 12, 2018, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Get a deeper understanding of the Jun Kaneko: Blurred Lines exhibition at these gallery talks.

Ideas: A space for your mind: Gallery Talks with John S. Knight Director & CEO Mark Masuoka

May 12, 2018, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Get a deeper understanding of the Jun Kaneko: Blurred Lines exhibition at these Gallery Talks with John S. Knight Director and CEO Mark Masuoka.

Form: The Space In-Between

Explore how the work visually connects together and shapes its physical space.

Free for members / Free with regular gallery admission for non-members. Registration is required. Register online using the button / link below. Space is limited. Only 20 spots per tour.

Upcoming Gallery Talks with John S. Knight Director & CEO Mark Masuoka

Saturday, May 12 • 2:00 pm
Ideas: “A space for your mind” Where do Kaneko’s ideas come from? What are his influences and how do they shape his work philosophically, spiritually and conceptually? 

Mother's Day Open House

May 13, 2018, 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

Spend a memorable day with Mom at the Akron Art Museum’s Mother’s Day Open House. 

Mother's Day Open House

May 13, 2018, 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

Spend a memorable day with Mom at the Akron Art Museum’s Mother’s Day Open House. Enjoy a delicious light brunch together, featuring a mimosa bar and a variety of tasty treats. Share art experiences in the museum galleries and among the springtime blooms in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden, and create a keepsake springtime craft to take with you. Arrive at any time between 11:30 am and 3:30 pm to participate.

Member Adult $35
Non-Member Adult $50
17 and under, free with adult ticket 

Members: Purchase tickets online beginning March 26 at 8:00 pm using the link / button below.
Non-members: Purchase tickets online beginning April 2 at 8:00 pm using the link / button below.


Additional details:

Create a springtime planter with fun colors and designs inspired by artwork at the museum, like the dots and stripes of Jun Kaneko's large ceramic works currently on view. The planter is perfect to take home and plant a spring flower inside.

Our brunch menu includes:

danishes, bagels, muffins, quiche, fresh fruit kabobs, mini sandwiches, potato salad and an assortment of dessert delights

Beverages include:

tea, coffee, juice and mimosa from our mimosa bar


Image: Paul Stankard, First Bouquet, 1978, glass, 2 x 3 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum,, Gift of Annie and Mike Belkin 2010.282.11

Free Thursday

May 17, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

May 17, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

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

The J. M. Smucker Company logo 

Art Moves

May 17, 2018, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

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

Art Moves

May 17, 2018, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Texture Tippy-Toes

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

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

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

Not a member? Join today!

Photo: Shane Wynn

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

Book Club: Butterfly's Child by Angela Davis-Gardner

May 17, 2018, 6:00 pm

We’ll dig deep into Madame Butterfly as we read Angela-Davis Gardener’s Butterfly’s Child, an imaginative “sequel” to the classic opera. 

Book Club: Butterfly's Child by Angela Davis-Gardner

May 17, 2018, 6:00 pm

Besides the monumental sculptures and paintings on view in Blurred Lines, artist Jun Kaneko has designed costumes and sets for a number of major operas including Madame Butterfly. For this edition of the Under the Roof Cloud Book Club, we’ll dig deep into Madame Butterfly as we read Angela-Davis Gardener’s Butterfly’s Child, an imaginative “sequel” to the classic opera that Pulitzer prize-winning author Jennifer Egan claims that she could not put down. We’ll discuss the book, watch some clips of Kaneko’s vision of the story and tour the Blurred Lines exhibition. 

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

Copies of the book will be available for purchase in the Museum Shop.

Galleries and Garden Tour

May 19, 2018, 11:00 am

Join us to explore the museum's innovative building, key works of art and the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden.

Galleries and Garden Tour

May 19, 2018, 11:00 am

This tour will introduce members to both the museum’s innovative building and the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. You’ll also uncover surprises and explore key works of art. Note: This is an indoor/outdoor tour, weather permitting.

These tours are FREE for Akron Art Museum members but registration is required. Please click the button / link below to choose a date and reserve your space. Space is limited! Only 20 spots per tour.

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Free Thursday

May 24, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

May 24, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Connect to your creative life. 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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Art Babes

May 24, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Art Babes

May 24, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Baby-Safe Clay Play

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

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

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

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Photo: Shane Wynn

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

Sculpture Workshop with Kristen Cliffel

May 24, 2018, 6:30 pm

Explore color, pattern and surface in the artwork of Jun Kaneko with sculptor and Akron Art Museum collection artist Kristen Cliffel. 

Sculpture Workshop with Kristen Cliffel

May 24, 2018, 6:30 pm

Explore color, pattern and surface in the artwork of Jun Kaneko with sculptor and Akron Art Museum collection artist Kristen Cliffel. Tour the galleries and create a patterned paper sculpture of your own, experimenting with surface.

$5 members/$10 non-member. Register online using the link / button below. 

June 2018

Ed Emberley Gallery Talk with Matt Horak

June 7, 2018, 6:30 pm

Get a tour of Ed Emberley: Better You Than Me from super fan, Art director at EarthQuaker Devices and artist for Marvel Comics' The Punisher, Matt Horak. 

Ed Emberley Gallery Talk with Matt Horak

June 7, 2018, 6:30 pm

Get a tour of Ed Emberley: Better You Than Me from a super fan. Matt Horak, Art director at EarthQuaker Devices and artist for Marvel Comics’ The Punisher has been an Ed Emberley fan for life. Get a drawing demonstration Horak, learn about how Emberley’s drawing books sparked Horak’s love of art and hear about how he built that passion into a career as you explore the exhibition.

This tour is FREE and open to all, but registration is required. Register online using the button / link below. Space is limited! Only 20 spots per tour.

Photo: Shane Wynn

Art, Yoga and Meditation

June 14, 2018, 6:30 – 7:45 pm

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

Art, Yoga and Meditation

June 14, 2018, 6:30 – 7:45 pm

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

Led by certified and local Akron yoga instructors, this enriching experience is not to be missed. Bring a yoga mat and an open, creative mind. 

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

Photo: Shane Wynn

Yoga in the Galleries is made possible with support from The Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation and the Samuel Reese Willis Foundation.

Ed Emberley Tour for Grown-Ups!

June 14, 2018, 6:30 pm

Explore illustrator Ed Emberley’s printmaking techniques and draftsmanship, and learn about his connections to art and history. 

Ed Emberley Tour for Grown-Ups!

June 14, 2018, 6:30 pm

Did you grow up sketching from Ed Emberley’s drawing books or maybe you remember reading the award winning Drummer Hoff as a kid? Even if you aren’t familiar with Emberley, here’s your chance to learn about the illustrator that has children and professional artists and designer like Todd Oldham, clamoring to get a get a closer look. Explore Emberley’s printmaking technique and draftsmanship and learn about his connections to art and history.

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

Art Blooms 2018: Akron Flower Show

June 15, 2018, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Akron Garden Club returns to Akron Art Museum June 15-17 to produce Art Blooms, a Garden Club of America flower show. 

Art Blooms 2018: Akron Flower Show

June 15, 2018, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Akron Garden Club returns to Akron Art Museum June 15-17 to produce Art Blooms, a Garden Club of America flower show. Inspired by the revitalization of Akron, the show will exhibit outstanding horticulture, conservation, photography and floral interpretations of fine art.

Highlights will include 20 highly artistic floral designs inspired by works on exhibition at the museum, arrayed throughout the galleries. There also will be 12 entries of jewelry and other embellished items made entirely from dried botanical material. In addition, the show will feature 26 classes of seasonal cut horticultural specimens from local gardens, houseplants, terrariums and container gardens and 30 landscape and horticultural photographs. A conservation exhibition about Akron Waterways Renewed! will educate about the city’s multi-year, billion-dollar water quality improvement project.

Open to the public June 15-17, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Museum admission fees apply. 

Art Blooms 2018: Akron Flower Show

June 16, 2018, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Akron Garden Club returns to Akron Art Museum June 15-17 to produce Art Blooms, a Garden Club of America flower show.  

Art Blooms 2018: Akron Flower Show

June 16, 2018, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Akron Garden Club returns to Akron Art Museum June 15-17 to produce Art Blooms, a Garden Club of America flower show. Inspired by the revitalization of Akron, the show will exhibit outstanding horticulture, conservation, photography and floral interpretations of fine art.

Highlights will include 20 highly artistic floral designs inspired by works on exhibition at the museum, arrayed throughout the galleries. There also will be 12 entries of jewelry and other embellished items made entirely from dried botanical material. In addition, the show will feature 26 classes of seasonal cut horticultural specimens from local gardens, houseplants, terrariums and container gardens and 30 landscape and horticultural photographs. A conservation exhibition about Akron Waterways Renewed! will educate about the city’s multi-year, billion-dollar water quality improvement project.

Open to the public June 15-17, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Museum admission fees apply. 

Art Blooms 2018: Akron Flower Show

June 17, 2018, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Akron Garden Club returns to Akron Art Museum June 15-17 to produce Art Blooms, a Garden Club of America flower show.  

Art Blooms 2018: Akron Flower Show

June 17, 2018, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Akron Garden Club returns to Akron Art Museum June 15-17 to produce Art Blooms, a Garden Club of America flower show. Inspired by the revitalization of Akron, the show will exhibit outstanding horticulture, conservation, photography and floral interpretations of fine art.

Highlights will include 20 highly artistic floral designs inspired by works on exhibition at the museum, arrayed throughout the galleries. There also will be 12 entries of jewelry and other embellished items made entirely from dried botanical material. In addition, the show will feature 26 classes of seasonal cut horticultural specimens from local gardens, houseplants, terrariums and container gardens and 30 landscape and horticultural photographs. A conservation exhibition about Akron Waterways Renewed! will educate about the city’s multi-year, billion-dollar water quality improvement project.

Open to the public June 15-17, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Museum admission fees apply. 

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