Upcoming Events

July 2019

Free Thursday

July 18, 2019, 11:00 – 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

July 18, 2019, 11:00 – 9:00 pm

Free Thursday

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.

Tonight: 6:30 – 8:30 pm • Downtown@Dusk with the Wanda Hunt Band (one-time-only reunion!)

Become a New Member of the Akron Art Museum on Thursday (in-person or online) for 25% off the regular price. Join today!

Make a Visit to the Akron Art Museum the Best Part of Your Day, with #AAMEveryday.

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

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Downtown@Dusk: Wanda Hunt Band (One-Night-Only Reunion Show!)

July 18, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Join us for a one-evening-only concert from one of Northeast Ohio’s most beloved groups, the Wanda Hunt Band.

Downtown@Dusk: Wanda Hunt Band (One-Night-Only Reunion Show!)

July 18, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Downtown@Dusk: Wanda Hunt Band (One-Night-Only Reunion Show!)

Free & Open to All

Join us for a one-evening-only concert from one of Northeast Ohio’s most beloved groups, the Wanda Hunt Band.

With their big band instrumentation and outstanding musicianship, the Wanda Hunt Band entertains the young and old, hip and square, blue collar, white collar and no collar alike. They have performed in settings as small as a neighborhood block party or local nightclub to huge stage shows as both the opener for famous touring bands and as the headliner for many regional concerts.

Downtown@Dusk concerts are held in the Akron Art Museum's Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. In the event of inclement weather, concerts are held on the terrace, or moved to the museum lobby.

Spend a relaxing summer evening with friends and family in our beautiful downtown garden, the perfect venue for outdoor music and a cool drink. Throughout the summer, the museum café will offer delicious food options, including ice cream novelties and ice-cold beverages.

Photo: Courtesy of the Wanda Hunt Band

Downtown@Dusk is presented by the Akron Art Museum, with additional support Ron and Ann Allan, Audio-Technica, EarthQuaker Devices and Clear Gold Audio.

Media sponsorship is provided by The Summit FM and Western Reserve PBS.

Free Thursday

July 25, 2019, 11:00 – 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

July 25, 2019, 11:00 – 9:00 pm

Free Thursday

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.

Tonight: 6:30 – 8:30 pm • Downtown@Dusk with Anne E. DeChant

Become a New Member of the Akron Art Museum on Thursday (in-person or online) for 25% off the regular price. Join today!

Make a Visit to the Akron Art Museum the Best Part of Your Day, with #AAMEveryday.

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

The J. M. Smucker Company logo 

Downtown@Dusk: Anne E. DeChant

July 25, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Enjoy an evening of roots and Americana rock with Anne E. DeChant.

Downtown@Dusk: Anne E. DeChant

July 25, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Downtown@Dusk: Anne E. DeChant

Free & Open to All

Enjoy an evening of roots and Americana rock with Anne E. DeChant.

Anne E. DeChant is an award-winning Nashville recording artist originally from Cleveland, Ohio where she was a five-time Singer-Songwriter of the Year. She has shared the stage with such well-known performers as Stevie Nicks, Nora Jones, Joan Armatrading, Sheryl Crow and the Indigo Girls, and has played venues ranging from the Clinton White House to such storied listening rooms as Nashville’s Bluebird Café, Moonlight on the Mountain in Birmingham, the Evening Muse in Charlotte, Music Box Supper Club in Cleveland, Kimbro’s in Franklin, TN, and Frog Pond in Silver Hill, AL.

Downtown@Dusk concerts are held in the Akron Art Museum's Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. In the event of inclement weather, concerts are held on the terrace, or moved to the museum lobby.

Spend a relaxing summer evening with friends and family in our beautiful downtown garden, the perfect venue for outdoor music and a cool drink. Throughout the summer, the museum café will offer delicious food options, including ice cream novelties and ice-cold beverages.

Photo: Chris Rutan

Downtown@Dusk is presented by the Akron Art Museum, with additional support Ron and Ann Allan, Audio-Technica, EarthQuaker Devices and Clear Gold Audio.

Media sponsorship is provided by The Summit FM and Western Reserve PBS.

August 2019

Live Creative Studio

August 2019, 11AM - 4PM Tues-Fri

During the museum’s weekday hours, families are invited to pop-in for a hands-on artmaking challenge where they can explore the process of self-expression through the use of unique art mediums and techniques, guided by our friendly studio instructors.

Live Creative Studio

August 2019, 11AM - 4PM Tues-Fri

Live Creative Studio

Beat the summer heat and chill-create-repeat in our fresh new studio space designed for busy families on-the-go. Back by popular demand, our Live Creative Summer Studio returns, complete with a brand new home in the museum’s Mary S. and David C. Corbin Family Foundation Gallery and the adjoining Rory and Dedee O’Neil Lobby. During the museum’s weekday hours, families are invited to pop-in and explore the process of idea-making with unique art mediums and techniques, guided by our friendly studio instructors. During all other open hours, enjoy the space on your own at hands-on creation stations inspired by the artwork on view. No registration needed.

Making art in the studio is only the beginning! That’s why we’ve designed a balanced space where the process of meaningful mess-making is paired with thoughtful wandering or tinkering. The relaxing gallery space near the active lobby work area is designated for self-directed constructive play where children and adults alike can look closely at and respond to fresh, new art made by Ohio working artists at all stages of their career who create textiles, sculpture, paintings, and even wallpaper. From grandparents to tots, and everyone in between, let the elements of art inspire you. Make meaningful summer memories and soak up those small shining moments of wonder together. Make your inner artist happy every day!

Free for members and all children (age 17 and under with an adult) every day. Regular museum admission applies for non-member adults Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with the exception of Free Thursdays when admission is free to all.

Exhibitions and programming in the Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Gallery, including the Live Creative Studio, are made possible with support from the Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation with additional funding from OMNOVA Solutions Foundation, Peg’s Foundation, Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation, Charles E. and Mabel M. Richie Foundation and Mr. and Mrs. William H. Considine.

Corbin Foundation Omnova Peg's Foundation

Downtown@Dusk: Theron Brown Trio

August 1, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Enjoy an evening of jazz from the Theron Brown Trio.

Downtown@Dusk: Theron Brown Trio

August 1, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Downtown@Dusk: Theron Brown Trio

Free & Open to All

Enjoy an evening of jazz from the Theron Brown Trio.

The Theron Brown Trio (Theron Brown, Zaire [Zigg] Darden, Jordan McBride) is in the business of making you feel good and digging into the roots of jazz, gospel, and fusion. The trio is truly special and has a sound that is recognized in Northeast Ohio as something to be excited about!

Theron Brown is an adjunct professor of Jazz Piano at Kent State University, and he is immensely involved in promoting jazz and classical music. He is also the co-founder and director of the Rubber City Jazz & Blues Festival which takes place annually in Akron, Ohio’s downtown historic district.

Downtown@Dusk concerts are held in the Akron Art Museum's Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. In the event of inclement weather, concerts are held on the terrace, or moved to the museum lobby.

Spend a relaxing summer evening with friends and family in our beautiful downtown garden, the perfect venue for outdoor music and a cool drink. Throughout the summer, the museum café will offer delicious food options, including ice cream novelties and ice-cold beverages.

Photo: Courtesy of Theron Brown

Downtown@Dusk is presented by the Akron Art Museum, with additional support Ron and Ann Allan, Audio-Technica, EarthQuaker Devices and Clear Gold Audio.

Media sponsorship is provided by The Summit FM and Western Reserve PBS.

Free Thursday

August 1, 2019, 11:00 – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

August 1, 2019, 11:00 – 9:00 pm

Free Thursday

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.

Tonight: 6:30 – 8:30 pm • Downtown@Dusk with the Theron Brown Trio

Become a New Member of the Akron Art Museum on Thursday (in-person or online) for 25% off the regular price. Join today!

Make a Visit to the Akron Art Museum the Best Part of Your Day, with #AAMEveryday.

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

The J. M. Smucker Company logo 

Garden & Galleries Tour

August 7, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This tour will introduce members to the museum’s innovative building and the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. You’ll also uncover surprises and explore key works of art.

Garden & Galleries Tour

August 7, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Garden & Galleries Tour

This tour will introduce members to 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.
Free for members, $10/nonmembers

Family Days Concert: Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players

August 8, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Three-time Grammy Award-nominee Justin Roberts, along with his band, the Not Ready for Naptime Players, has travelled the globe from Hong Kong to New York, and is landing soon in… downtown Akron!

Family Days Concert: Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players

August 8, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Family Days Concert: Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players

Pre-show art activities at 4 pm
General admission to outdoor concert space at 6 pm
Public performance begins at 6:30 pm

Three-time Grammy Award-nominee Justin Roberts, along with his band, the Not Ready for Naptime Players, has travelled the globe from Hong Kong to New York, and is landing soon in… downtown Akron!

Dubbed the Judy Blume of kiddie rock by the New York Times, Justin Roberts is one of the all-stars of the indie family music scene. His music helps kids navigate the joys and sorrows of growing up and helps parents reflect on their own childhoods. Prior to the show, express yourself in our kid-friendly art mosh space where you can slam paint with bubble wrap and make hybrid clink-and-plink musical instruments.

Free and open to all. Registration is requested.

Kathy Moses Salem Philanthropic Fund of the Akron Community Foundation is the lead sponsor for the Family Days concert. Additional concert support provided by The J.M. Smucker Company.

Family Days are made possible by PNC with additional support from the Kathy Moses Salem Philanthropic Fund of the Akron Community Foundation, The R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation and the Robert O. and AnnaMae Orr Family Foundation.

Tell a Tale of Dread & Delight: A Storytelling Workshop

August 15, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Take a page right out of the Dread and Delight: Fairy Tales in an Anxious World exhibition during this storytelling workshop designed for anyone with a desire to tell a tale.

Tell a Tale of Dread & Delight: A Storytelling Workshop

August 15, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Tell a Tale of Dread & Delight: A Storytelling Workshop

Let your imagination take flight in an artfully concocted tale of dread and delight. Take a page right out of the Dread and Delight: Fairy Tales in an Anxious World exhibition during this storytelling workshop designed for anyone with a desire to tell a tale. Guided by Teaching Artist, Kyle Jozsa, of Wandering Aesthetics, participants explore once familiar fairytales with a “reassembled” approach to creating their own unique story.

Recommended for ages 17+

Free for members, $10/nonmember adult. *Registration required. (Coming Soon)

Photo by John Aylward

A is for Art Museum

August 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Kick-start your child’s school year with a fresh + fun, sensory-based approach to learning. Sort curious objects by size and shape, experiment with simple color chemistry, build a 7-layer texture-scape and scribble paint with squirty sidewalk chalk.

A is for Art Museum

August 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

A is for Art Museum

Seeing, responding and intuitively doing are the beginnings to growing a mindful child. When children are given opportunities to explore in creative ways, they develop tools for understanding their world. Kick-start your child’s school year with a fresh + fun, sensory-based approach to learning. Sort curious objects by size and shape, experiment with simple color chemistry, build a 7-layer texture-scape and scribble paint with squirty sidewalk chalk.

Family Day event-related activities are free for children ages 0-12, siblings and their adult caretaker(s). Registration is encouraged. Admission to the galleries is free for adult members and ALL children (age 17 and under with an adult). Regular gallery admission applies to nonmember adults.

Family Days are made possible by PNC with additional support from the Kathy Moses Salem Philanthropic Fund of the Akron Community Foundation, The R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation and the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Coffee with a Curator – Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art

August 21, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Grab a cup of coffee and chat about the upcoming exhibition Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art with Associate Curator Theresa Bembnister.

Coffee with a Curator – Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art

August 21, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Coffee with a Curator – Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art

Grab a cup of coffee and chat about the upcoming exhibition Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art with Associate Curator Theresa Bembnister. Open World examines the widespread influence of video games on artists across generations. Inspired by the immersive visuals, rich narratives and even rules and logic governing interactivity, artists in the exhibition examine issues key to contemporary life through the lens of video games.

Free for members, $10/nonmembers

Image: Skawennati, Epiphany (featuring a digital representation of Cloudscape, an installation by Hannah Claus) from TimeTraveller ™, 2008-2013. Nine-episode machinima series. Courtesy of the artist.

September 2019

Tell a Tale of Dread & Delight: A Storytelling Workshop

September 14, 2019, 1 - 2:00 PM

Take a page right out of the Dread and Delight: Fairy Tales in an Anxious World exhibition during this storytelling workshop designed for anyone with a desire to tell a tale.

Tell a Tale of Dread & Delight: A Storytelling Workshop

September 14, 2019, 1 - 2:00 PM

Tell a Tale of Dread & Delight: A Storytelling Workshop

Let your imagination take flight in an artfully concocted tale of dread and delight. Take a page right out of the Dread and Delight: Fairy Tales in an Anxious World exhibition during this storytelling workshop designed for anyone with a desire to tell a tale. Guided by Teaching Artist, Kyle Jozsa, of Wandering Aesthetics, participants explore once familiar fairytales with a “reassembled” approach to creating their own unique story.

Free for members and children (age 17 and under), $10/nonmember adult. *Registration required. (Coming Soon) Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Photo by Chris Rutan

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