Upcoming Events

February 2017

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

Creative Playdate: The Beautiful Accidental

March 2, 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: The Beautiful Accidental

March 2, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

For ages 0-5 and their grown-ups

The Beautiful Accidental: Drip and Splatter Play

Dress for a mess and embrace those creative "oops" moments!

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.  

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. 

Free Thursday

March 2, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

March 2, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

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

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. 

Free Thursday

March 9, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

March 9, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

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

The 10th Annual Art & Ale

March 10, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Now in its 10th year, ART & ALE features locally crafted brews from Ohio’s best brewmakers, complemented by some of the region’s favorite local food.

The 10th Annual Art & Ale

March 10, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Now in its 10th year, ART & ALE features locally crafted brews from Ohio’s best brewmakers, complemented by some of the region’s favorite local food.

Participating Brewers

Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio Brewing Company
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Jackie O's Pub and Brewery
Scenic Brewing Co.
The Canton Brewing Company
Market Garden Brewery

More Information about participating brewers and food purveyors is coming soon!

Read a re-cap of ART & ALE 2016, and view photos at Cleveland.com:

"Art & Ale sells out; Fat Head's, Spider Monkey, Jackie O's win in competition," by Marc Bona, Cleveland.com.


***THIS EVENT IS FOR AGES 21 AND OVER.***

ACME Fresh Market     The House of LaRose

ART & ALE is generously sponsored by ACME Fresh Market and the House of LaRose.

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
 

Tots Create: Inky Scribbles and Pop! Painting

March 11, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Wear your messy best as we catch up with running ink and fizzy painting! 

Tots Create: Inky Scribbles and Pop! Painting

March 11, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

For 2’s and 3’s, and their grown-ups

Inky Scribbles and Pop! Painting

Wear your messy best as we catch up with running ink and fizzy painting!

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: Surreal Inky Portraits

March 11, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Dress in your mess-making best as we explore out of this world faces and creatures from the exhibition Turn the Page: The First 10 Years of High Fructose. 

Kids Studio: Surreal Inky Portraits

March 11, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Recommended for ages 7 - 12

Surreal Inky Portraits

Dress in your mess-making best as we explore out of this world faces and creatures from the exhibition Turn the Page: The First 10 Years of High Fructose.

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

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 

Tara McPherson Pop-Up Shop

March 12, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Visit Tara McPherson’s one-day-only Pop-Up Shop at the Akron Art Museum to shop prints and merchandise and meet the artist! 

Tara McPherson Pop-Up Shop

March 12, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Visit Tara McPherson’s one-day-only Pop-Up Shop at the Akron Art Museum to shop prints and merchandise and meet the artist. In her signature style and palette of teals, pinks and black, Tara McPherson creates paintings and drawings of women that reference nature, science and mythology. She is also known for gig poster designs for musical artists including Beck, Modest Mouse and Death Cab for Cutie. Be sure to visit Turn the Page to see her painting Wandering Luminations.

After the Pop-Up Shop

Join us for a members-only Q&A with Turn the Page artist Tara McPherson and Assistant Curator Elizabeth Carney.

Find out more about the artist and her work, which has been exhibited in fine art galleries worldwide and featured in numerous publications from The New York Times, Hi-Fructose, and Punk Planet to the Oscar award-winning film Juno.

This Free event is exclusive for Akron Art Museum members! To become a member, visit akronartmuseum.org/memberships, call 330.376.9186 x225 or inquire at the museum’s front desk.  

Registration is required for the Q&A. Click here for registration information.

Member Event: Q&A with Tara McPherson

March 12, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join Assistant Curator Elizabeth Carney for a members-only Q&A with Turn the Page artist Tara McPherson! 

Member Event: Q&A with Tara McPherson

March 12, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join Assistant Curator Elizabeth Carney for a members-only Q&A with Turn the Page artist Tara McPherson.
Find out more about the artist and her work, which has been exhibited in fine art galleries worldwide and featured in numerous publications from The New York Times, Hi-Fructose, and Punk Planet to the Oscar award-winning film Juno.

This Free event is exclusive for Akron Art Museum members! Registration is required. Click the button / link below to register.

Click here to become a member, or call 330.376.9186 x225 or inquire at the museum’s front desk.

And, Don't Miss the Pop-Up Shop: Tara McPherson
Sunday, March 12 • 2 – 4 pm (BEFORE THE MEMBERS-ONLY Q&A)

Visit Tara McPherson’s one-day-only Pop-Up Shop at the Akron Art Museum to shop prints and merchandise and meet the artist. In her signature style and palette of teals, pinks and black, Tara McPherson creates paintings and drawings of women that reference nature, science and mythology. She is also known for gig poster designs for musical artists including Beck, Modest Mouse and Death Cab for Cutie. Be sure to visit Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose to see her painting Wandering Luminations.

The Pop-Up Shop is Free and Open to All • The Q&A is a Members-Only Event 

Art Tales: Surreal Seuss-Style Stories

March 16, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss with some seriously silly stories! 

Art Tales: Surreal Seuss-Style Stories

March 16, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

For all ages and their grown-ups

Surreal Seuss-Style Stories

What creative adventures would Dr. Seuss's characters have at the art museum? Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss with some seriously silly stories!

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.

Photo: Shane Wynn

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

Attention Art Teachers: NAEA Wrap Party

March 16, 2017, 4:30 pm

Learn, share and chat with your fellow teachers about all things art education at our NAEA Wrap Party.

Attention Art Teachers: NAEA Wrap Party

March 16, 2017, 4:30 pm

Did you learn so much at NAEA that your brain might explode? Did you have to stay behind and miss the conference this year? Now is your chance to learn, share and chat with your fellow teachers about all things art education.

The National Art Education Association Convention will take place in New York City March 2 – 4, 2017. It will be chock full of sessions that address subjects from curriculum to classroom management to creativity. Whether or not you have the chance to attend, we invite you to share in the experience with a wrap party at the Akron Art Museum. We'll hear about the attendees' favorite sessions, grab some presentation handouts and pass along new ideas. The museum will provide tasty after-school snacks.

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

MusicAlive! by Apollo's Fire

March 16, 2017, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Join us for "An Irish-Appalachian Journey" at the launch of the new MusicAlive! Series by Apollo's Fire! 

MusicAlive! by Apollo's Fire

March 16, 2017, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

"An Irish-Appalachian Journey"

FREE • Children 8 and up are welcome with a parent or guardian. Feel free to come and go, but we bet you'll want to watch the whole show!

The award-winning folk troupe of Apollo's Fire explores the Irish roots of Appalachian folk music in this lively and haunting performance. The show follows the journeys of the Irish immigrants who built new lives in the hills of Appalachia—bringing their music with them. Enjoy food and drink from the Cafe as you watch this 90-minute show, and meet the musicians afterwards.

Join us for the launch of the new "MusicAlive!" Series by Apollo's Fire!

Free, casual concerts of baroque and folk music, sponsored by the Knight Foundation

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation logo
 

Free Thursday

March 16, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

March 16, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

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

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 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

Turn The Page Gallery Tour

March 18, 2017, 2:00 pm

Join Akron Art Museum curator Elizabeth Carney, along with Rob Lehr, for a special walkthrough of Turn the Page. 

Turn The Page Gallery Tour

March 18, 2017, 2:00 pm

Join Akron Art Museum curator Elizabeth Carney, along with Rob Lehr, for a special walkthrough of Turn the Page. Rob Lehr is a curator of contemporary art dedicated to connecting the public to experimental and innovative visual artists. He is the marketing director for the Canton Museum of Art and an art critic for CAN Journal in Cleveland.

FREE for members. Non-Members FREE with gallery admission. 

Click here to become a member, or call 330.376.9186 x225 or inquire at the museum’s front desk.

Image: Wim Delvoye, Cement Truck (installation view), 2010, laser-cut stainless steel, 32 x 78 x 17 in., Courtesy of the artist and Gallerie Perrotin, © Studio Wim Delvoye. Photography by Shane Wynn

Family Days: Spark! Family Film Fest

March 18, 2017, 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Young and old can spark their sense of childhood wonder with an afternoon of engaging, internationally acclaimed children's films and cinema-inspired art activities.  

Family Days: Spark! Family Film Fest

March 18, 2017, 12:00 – 4:00 pm

For All ages and their grown-ups

Akron Art Museum invites film connoisseurs young and old to spark their childhood wonder with an afternoon of engaging, internationally acclaimed children's films and cinema-inspired art activities. For a taste of the best film shorts from the 2016 New York International Children's Film Festival, try Kid Flix I (12:30 - 1 pm) or stay longer for our feature film Molly Monster (2 - 3:30 pm).

Free museum admission and activities.

Registration is not required, but if you would like a reminder email before the event, register using the link / button below. For more information call 330.376.9186. 

MOLLY MONSTER
Animation, Ted Sieger, Matthias Bruhn, Michael Ekbald, 2016, 72 min
In English
Recommended ages 3–7

Molly Monster is the beloved daughter of Popo and Etna Monster, best friend to windup toy Edison, and is about to add “Big Sister” to the list. But in all the excitement of a monster-onthe-way, her parents forgot to bring the hat she knit for the baby to Egg Island, where all the new monsters are born. With Edison by her side, Molly travels through a technicolor dreamland with an endless assortment of Seussical, friendly monsters, unexpected challenges, and even some very whimsical singing. Capturing the inventive, colorful world of Ted Sieger’s popular German TV series, Molly Monster is one big adventure that’s perfect for the littlest Festival-goers.

PNC Bank Logo

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

Art Babes: Sweet Tooth For Art (A.M. Session)

March 23, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Explore appealing candy colors and shapes baby can squeeze! 

Art Babes: Sweet Tooth For Art (A.M. Session)

March 23, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

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

Sweet Tooth For Art: Candy Colors and Squishy Shapes (A.M. Session)

Explore appealing candy colors and shapes baby can squeeze!

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.

$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.

Photo: Shane Wynn

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

Art Babes: Sweet Tooth For Art (P.M. Session)

March 23, 2017, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

Explore appealing candy colors and shapes baby can squeeze! 

Art Babes: Sweet Tooth For Art (P.M. Session)

March 23, 2017, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

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

Sweet Tooth For Art: Candy Colors and Squishy Shapes (P.M. Session)

Explore appealing candy colors and shapes baby can squeeze!

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.

$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.

Photo: Shane Wynn

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

Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Lecture: LaToya Ruby Frazier

March 23, 2017, 6:00 pm

LaToya Ruby Frazier, a contemporary Chicago-based photographer will present the Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Lecture at the Akron Art Museum. 

Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Lecture: LaToya Ruby Frazier

March 23, 2017, 6:00 pm

FREE • Seating is limited

LaToya Ruby Frazier, a contemporary Chicago-based photographer and the 2017 recipient of the Akron Art Museum’s Knight Purchase Award, will visit Akron to present the Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Lecture at the Akron Art Museum.

For Frazier, art is a catalyst for social justice. Her photographs and videos document America today: post-industrial cities riven by poverty, racism, healthcare inequality and environmental toxicity. Bridging personal realities with broader social issues, her haunting artworks amplify the voices of the most vulnerable and transform our sense of place and self. Frazier’s first book, The Notion of Family, received the International Center for Photography Infinity Award. Frazier has received the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Her work has been exhibited widely in the U.S. and internationally.

Born in Braddock, Pennsylvania, Frazier holds a BFA in applied media arts from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in art photography from Syracuse University. She has studied under the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program and is Associate Professor of Photography, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Lecture is an annual guest lectureship in photography and photographic media that includes significant time to workshop with or critique work of University of Akron Mary Schiller Myers School of Art students. The lecture is held at the Akron Art Museum and is free and open to the public. 

Free Thursday

March 23, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

March 23, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

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

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.

Free Thursday

March 30, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

March 30, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

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

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.

FREE, but registration is requested. Register to attend 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.

April 2017

Creative Playdate: The Art of Rolling Dough

April 6, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Stretch your imagination, meet new friends and create a masterpiece to carry home! 

Creative Playdate: The Art of Rolling Dough

April 6, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

For ages 0-5 and their grown-ups

The Art of Rolling Dough

Apron? (check!), Chef's hat? (check!), art concoctions in the kitchen? (check!). Roll up your sleeves for a rolling good time!

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.  

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.

Free Thursday

April 6, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

April 6, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

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

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. 

Poetry Reading and Ribbon Cutting

April 13, 2017, 6:00 – 10:30 pm

Join us for the first public poetry reading from the children and adult participants of the Wick Poetry Center's Traveling Stanzas: Writing Across Borders project. 

Poetry Reading and Ribbon Cutting

April 13, 2017, 6:00 – 10:30 pm

Free • No registration required

Join us for the first public poetry reading from the children and adult participants of the Wick Poetry Center's Traveling Stanzas: Writing Across Borders project. We'll also celebrate the installation of two outdoor, interactive poetry kiosks with a ribbon-cutting.

The Traveling Stanzas kiosks installed in The Bud and Susie Rogers Garden will join the family of Traveling Stanzas designs in northeast Ohio and around the world. Visitors to the garden will be able to read the poem onscreen, and press an audio button to hear the voice of the child or adult poet. Poems are presented on digital pages with illustrations created specifically for them by students and alumni of the School of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University. Individuals can also visit the kiosks digitally by accessing the Poetry Map at www.travelingstanzasmap.com.

Traveling Stanzas: Writing Across Borders is a project of the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University in collaboration with Visual Communication Design students and alumni. With major support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Wick Poetry Center works with Akron and Kent public schools, as well as refugee and immigrant populations locally and abroad. 

Free Thursday

April 13, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

April 13, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

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

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. 

Tots Create: Salt Dough Keepsakes

April 15, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Measure, mix and make tiny print keepsakes to take home! 

Tots Create: Salt Dough Keepsakes

April 15, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

For 2’s and 3’s, and their grown-ups

Salt Dough Keepsakes

Measure, mix and make tiny print keepsakes to take home!

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.

Photo: Shane Wynn

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

Kids Studio: Fantasy Creatures Fit For Print

April 15, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Scratch out one-of-a-kind illustrations for your own creature manual using woodblock, linoleum and styrofoam printing surfaces. 

Kids Studio: Fantasy Creatures Fit For Print

April 15, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Recommended for ages 7 - 12

Fantasy Creatures Fit For Print

Check out unique beings (some human, some not) in the show Gross Anatomies, then create a creature manual for living on Earth. Scratch out one-of-a-kind illustrations for your handbook using woodblock, linoleum and styrofoam printing surfaces.

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. 

Art Tales: Please Taste This Book!

April 20, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Recipe swap + Scrumptious tales = A storytime to feed the senses! 

Art Tales: Please Taste This Book!

April 20, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

For all ages and their grown-ups

Please Taste This Book!

Recipe swap + Scrumptious tales = A storytime to feed the senses!
Bring a family recipe to exchange with friends!

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.

Photo: Shane Wynn

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

Bee & Bee Opening

April 20, 2017, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Day in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden as the museum and Summit Metro Parks debut downtown Akron’s first Bee & Bee. 

Bee & Bee Opening

April 20, 2017, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Day in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden as the museum and Summit Metro Parks debut downtown Akron’s first Bee & Bee.

On New Year’s Eve, First Night visitors contributed their rolled up wishes for the New Year, along with bottlecaps and other found objects, to help create niches for a bug condo that will be installed in the garden’s Art Oasis this spring.

The bug condo will provide shelter for insects, such as the bees and butterflies that make the garden their home. The box shaped niches of the Bee & Bee complement the museum’s architecture and the found objects echo artwork in the museum’s collection by La Wilson and El Anatsui.

Families can stop by the museum to celebrate with hands on art activities inspired by our insect friends. 

Free Thursday

April 20, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

April 20, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

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

Night at the Museum

April 20, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Mark your calendars and come down to see what the talented artists in your community are creating! 

Night at the Museum

April 20, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Featured Organization: The Lippman School

No, Ben Stiller has not taken up residency here at the museum, waiting for the paintings and sculptures to spring to life. The Akron Art Museum’s Night at the Museum program invites schools and community organizations to hold one-night-only art shows at the Akron Art Museum, featuring the work of their students or clients. Night at the Museum exhibitions are open to the public and occur on Free Thursdays. So, mark your calendars and come down to see what the talented artists in your community are creating!

Photo: Shane Wynn

Night at the Museum is made possible with support by the OMNOVA Solutions Foundation.  

Family Concerts by Apollo's Fire

April 22, 2017, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm

"A Day at Vivaldi's Orphanage" 45-minute interactive concerts for the Young & Young-at-Heart, ages 6 – 96 

Family Concerts by Apollo's Fire

April 22, 2017, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm

"A Day at Vivaldi’s Orphanage"

FREE • 45-minute interactive concerts for the Young & Young-at-Heart, ages 6 – 96 • Feel free to come and go, but we bet you'll want to watch the whole show!

Composer Antonio Vivaldi was the music teacher at a famous orphanage for girls in Venice during the 1700’s. He wrote “The Four Seasons” for his star student. The story of these talented orphan girls comes to life, and the performers talk about the joys and challenges of growing up as a serious musician.

A MusicAlive! event, sponsored by the Knight Foundation

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
 

Art Babes: Babyfest '17

April 27, 2017, 11:15 am – 1:30 pm

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

Art Babes: Babyfest '17

April 27, 2017, 11:15 am – 1:30 pm

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

Babyfest '17

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.

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 below to register.

Photo: Shane Wynn

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

Free Thursday

April 27, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

April 27, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

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

Night at the Museum

April 27, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Mark your calendars and come down to see what the talented artists in your community are creating! 

Night at the Museum

April 27, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Featured Organization: Akron Public Schools Art & Math

No, Ben Stiller has not taken up residency here at the museum, waiting for the paintings and sculptures to spring to life. The Akron Art Museum’s Night at the Museum program invites schools and community organizations to hold one-night-only art shows at the Akron Art Museum, featuring the work of their students or clients. Night at the Museum exhibitions are open to the public and occur on Free Thursdays. So, mark your calendars and come down to see what the talented artists in your community are creating!

Photo: Shane Wynn

Night at the Museum is made possible with support by the OMNOVA Solutions Foundation.  

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

Family Days: Families Make Art—Open Studio

April 29, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Museum educators and children’s librarians from Akron Summit County Public Library team up for a day of creative making, music and storytelling for all ages!

Family Days: Families Make Art—Open Studio

April 29, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

For all ages and their grown-ups

Celebrate the joys of early childhood during Akron Art Museum’s participation in recognizing the Week of the Young Child, through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Museum educators and children’s librarians from Akron Summit County Public Library team up for a day of creative making, music and storytelling.

Free museum admission and activities. No registration required. For more information call 330.376.9186.

Photography by Shane Wynn

 

PNC Bank Logo

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

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day Celebration

April 29, 2017, 9:30 – 11:30 am

People of all ages are invited to “join the global wave of healing energy” during Akron’s participation in World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2017. 

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day Celebration

April 29, 2017, 9:30 – 11:30 am

People of all ages are invited to “join the global wave of healing energy” during Akron’s participation in World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2017. The free community wellness 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. The event will be part of a global live-feed streaming video of Tai Chi and Qigong Day demonstrations around the world.

Now in its ninth year, this free event features demonstrations, audience participation and a special segment for kids. The core of this community wellness program is to introduce community members to breathing and movement techniques that will boost energy, improve balance and help reduce and manage stress. Akron’s two-hour program is suitable for adults of all ages and physical abilities, and children old enough to follow along.

Participants are asked to bring lawn chairs for this outdoor event. 

May 2017

Creative Playdate: Garden Tea Party

May 4, 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: Garden Tea Party

May 4, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

For ages 0-5 and their grown-ups

Garden Tea Party: Sip Tea, Plant a Seed

It's tea time in the garden! Dress up for a spot of tea and paint some curious cookies with friends.

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.  

Free Thursday

May 4, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

May 4, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

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

Night at the Museum

May 4, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Mark your calendars and come down to see what the talented artists in your community are creating! 

Night at the Museum

May 4, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Featured Organization: Mogadore City Schools

No, Ben Stiller has not taken up residency here at the museum, waiting for the paintings and sculptures to spring to life. The Akron Art Museum’s Night at the Museum program invites schools and community organizations to hold one-night-only art shows at the Akron Art Museum, featuring the work of their students or clients. Night at the Museum exhibitions are open to the public and occur on Free Thursdays. So, mark your calendars and come down to see what the talented artists in your community are creating!

Photo: Chris Rutan

Night at the Museum is made possible with support by the OMNOVA Solutions Foundation.  

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. 

Free Thursday

May 11, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

May 11, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

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

Night at the Museum

May 11, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Mark your calendars and come down to see what the talented artists in your community are creating! 

Night at the Museum

May 11, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Featured Organization: ASCA, Inc. Head Start

No, Ben Stiller has not taken up residency here at the museum, waiting for the paintings and sculptures to spring to life. The Akron Art Museum’s Night at the Museum program invites schools and community organizations to hold one-night-only art shows at the Akron Art Museum, featuring the work of their students or clients. Night at the Museum exhibitions are open to the public and occur on Free Thursdays. So, mark your calendars and come down to see what the talented artists in your community are creating!

Photo: Chris Rutan

Night at the Museum is made possible with support by the OMNOVA Solutions Foundation.  

Tots Create: Garden Family Fort–Build

May 13, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us in the Garden for a fort-building adventure using non-traditional building materials! 

Tots Create: Garden Family Fort–Build

May 13, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

For 2’s and 3’s, and their grown-ups

Garden Family Fort–Build

Join us in the Garden for a fort-building adventure using non-traditional building materials!

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.

Photo: Shane Wynn

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

Kids Studio: Junk Drawer Assemblage Art

May 13, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Everyone has that one drawer at home chock full of broken pencils, old yo-yo strings and random pieces and parts—so why not put that drawer of junk to the test! Dump it and get creating! 

Kids Studio: Junk Drawer Assemblage Art

May 13, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Recommended for ages 7 - 12

Junk Drawer Assemblage Art

Everyone has that one drawer at home chock full of broken pencils, old yo-yo strings and random pieces and parts—so why not put that drawer of junk to the test! Dump it and get creating!

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. 

Art Tales: Sharing and Cooperation

May 18, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Enter into the amazing paper-collaged worlds of renowned children's author/illustrator, Leo Lionni. 

Art Tales: Sharing and Cooperation

May 18, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

For all ages and their grown-ups

Sharing and Cooperation: Leo Lionni's Torn Paper Tales

Enter into the amazing paper-collaged worlds of renowned children's author/illustrator, Leo Lionni.

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.

Photo: Shane Wynn

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

Free Thursday

May 18, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

May 18, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

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

Art Babes: Texture-Seeking Tootsies

May 25, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Go barefoot in the Garden and experiment with filling and pouring buckets of natural, fun-to-touch materials! 

Art Babes: Texture-Seeking Tootsies

May 25, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

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

Texture-Seeking Tootsies

Go barefoot in the Garden and experiment with filling and pouring buckets of natural, fun-to-touch materials! Please bring extra clothes; some activites include water.

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.

$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.  

Free Thursday

May 25, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

May 25, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

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

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