Upcoming Events

September 2015

Talk Before the Walk

September 5, 2015, 4:00 pm

Start your Artwalk evening off right with a free, fun, quick, guided tour of the Akron Art Museum! 

Talk Before the Walk

September 5, 2015, 4:00 pm

Start your Artwalk evening off right with a fun, quick, guided tour of the Akron Art Museum. Your tour guide will lead you through the galleries on an artistic exploration of the museum’s collection and special exhibitions. Think of it as your art appetizer!

*Free and open to the public, No RSVP necessary.

Meet your tour guide at the museum’s front desk by 4:00 pm to begin your tour. 

Teacher Workshop: Island of Misfit Toys

September 10, 2015, 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Get ready for the Island of Misfit Toys student exhibition by learning how to create your very own oddball figurine. 

Teacher Workshop: Island of Misfit Toys

September 10, 2015, 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Get ready for the Island of Misfit Toys student exhibition by learning how to create your very own oddball figurine.

Munny toys are played with and designed by people of all ages. Created by KidRobot, “MUNNY, BUB, TRIKKY, RAFFY, and ROOZ are the soft, super smooth vinyl figures that make up MUNNYWORLD. Each one is a blank canvas, and all ready for scribbling, piercing, painting, posing, piling, dressing up, and sculpting into forms straight from your imagination”

Led by artist Carissa Russell, this workshop will help you explore the possibilities this cult DIY toy holds for students and adults alike. Take your expertise back to your classroom, scout group, after school club, and create artworks to submit to the Island of Misfit Toys exhibition.

$10 supply fee to cover cost of MUNNY figure. Registration required. Register online using the button below.

All participants will receive professional development documentation to submit to their local professional development committee (LPDC). 

Yoga in the Galleries: With Charles Beneke

September 10, 2015, 6:30 pm

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

Yoga in the Galleries: With Charles Beneke

September 10, 2015, 6:30 pm

The transformational power of yoga for individuals, relationships, and communities comes alive in the Akron Art Museum’s galleries. Bring your own mat. No water bottles permitted in the galleries.

Renaissance man, Charles Beneke, whose work Specter is currently featured in the museum’s Isroff Gallery, is a certified yoga instructor. Charles will lead September’s session of yoga in the galleries.

Yoga in the Galleries is $10 for non-members and free for members. Registration is required. Register online using the button below.

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

Free Thursday

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

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

Free Thursday

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

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

Inside|Out Block Party: The University of Akron & University Park • 6:00–8:00 pm

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

Inside|Out Block Party: The University of Akron & University Park

September 10, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Join us for a free celebration of the Inside|Out artwork installed at the University of Akron and University Park at the Akron Art Museum! 

Inside|Out Block Party: The University of Akron & University Park

September 10, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Join us for a free celebration of the Inside|Out artwork installed at the University of Akron and University Park at the Akron Art Museum!

Check back for more details about this Block Party celebration! 

Image: Brinsley Tyrrell, Flooding, 2011. Inside|Out reproduction installed at Infocision Stadium - Summa Field, Gate 2 (north endzone); Vine St., Akron OH 44304.

Kids Studio Class: Op Art Craziness

September 12, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Come and get a little dizzy while we make some art! We are going to look at art that creates an optical experience! 

Kids Studio Class: Op Art Craziness

September 12, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Recommended for ages 7 – 12.

Come and get a little dizzy while we make some art! We are going to look at art that creates an optical experience!

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

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

Not a member? A household membership pays for itself in just a handful of visits.

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

Opening Reception: Choice at Transformer Station

September 12, 2015, 5:00 pm

Join us at Transformer Station for an Opening Party celebrating Choice: Contemporary Art from the Akron Art Museum! 

Opening Reception: Choice at Transformer Station

September 12, 2015, 5:00 pm

Join us at Transformer Station for an OPENING PARTY celebrating Choice: Contemporary Art from the Akron Art Museum!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
Member Preview • 5:00 pm
Doors open to the public • 7:00 pm 

Artist's Talk: Charles Beneke

September 13, 2015, 2:00 pm

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

Artist's Talk: Charles Beneke

September 13, 2015, 2:00 pm

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

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

Directors at the Dog

September 16, 2015, 7:30 pm

Join us at the Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern for the first of what we hope will be a series of conversations with directors and curators of the many incredible art museums in our region!  

Directors at the Dog

September 16, 2015, 7:30 pm

This event will take place at Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern

11625 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 • Get Directions

Join us at the Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern for the first of what we hope will be a series of conversations with Directors and Curators of the many incredible art museums in our region! First up, The Akron Art Museum. Fred Bidwell, former Director at the Cleveland Museum of Art and Co-Founder of The Transformer Station, will moderate a discussion with Executive Director and CEO Mark Masuoka and Chief Curator Jan Driesbach.

Register to attend on Facebook.

This fall the Akron Art Museum shares highlights from its collection with Choice: Contemporary Art from the Akron Art Museum at Transformer Station in Cleveland. Works on view testify to the role that groundbreaking exhibitions for artists, among them Cleveland’s Julian Stanczak, and prescient purchases, including El Anatsui’s Dzesi II in 2006, have played in the Akron Art Museum’s commitment to assembling an outstanding collection with modest resources.

Artworks in Choice speak to the impact of visionary directors and curators as well as generous donors in the community and beyond the immediate region. George Segal’s Girl Sitting against a Wall II was acquired in 1972 with funds from the Museum’s 50th anniversary gala, while two years later another signature sculpture, Lee Bontecou’s untitled relief, entered the collection as a gift from New York gallery owner Leo Castelli.

The Akron Art Museum is notable for showcasing the accomplishments of regional artists alongside recognized artists working throughout the country and the world in its contemporary art galleries. Stanczak’s Dual Glare and Matthew Kolodziej’s Good Neighbors, installed alongside canvases by Al Held and David Salle in the Transformer galleries, attest to the museum’s role in celebrating Northeast Ohio artists and contributing to a vibrant region.

The rewards of collecting photography from an early era of the museum’s development, advanced by an endowment from the James S. and John L. Knight Foundation, are evident by the medium’s prominence in the museum’s collection. A self-portrait by John Coplans, who was instrumental in bringing attention to photography when he was the museum’s director (1978-79), joins signature examples by Sophie Calle, Adam Fuss, Lorna Simpson and Hiroshi Sujimoto, providing an indication of the international range and ambition of the collection.

Choice: Contemporary Art from the Akron Art Museum is part of an expansive outreach initiative that invites the public to enjoy the works in the collection of the Akron Art Museum, visit Akron’s masterpiece art museum building, and engage in activities in an adjoining public garden and in new spaces in Northeast Ohio.  

Art Tales: Punk Farm

September 17, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

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

Art Tales: Punk Farm

September 17, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Art Tales are recommended for all ages and their grown-ups.

Engage your tiny book lover in an interactive storytelling experience where art and story become one through song, rhyme, and pictures. After the book ends, stretch your imagination with hands-on art activities and play.

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

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

Not a member? A household membership pays for itself in just a handful of visits.

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

Teacher Tour: Proof

September 17, 2015, 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Head down to the museum to get a special, VIP, teacher-only tour of the latest exhibition: Proof: Photographs from the Collection. 

Teacher Tour: Proof

September 17, 2015, 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Head down to the museum to get a special, VIP, teacher-only tour of the latest exhibition: Proof: Photographs from the Collection.

Proof features photographs from the Civil War to the present. The exhibition highlights familiar favorites, including classic documentary photographs, commissioned series, and contemporary stunners. The artworks cover all subjects from social studies to science.

See the photos in person and then schedule a FREE field trip (including transportation costs) for your students.

Leave inspired, with plenty of material for lesson plans and class discussions

All participants will receive professional development documentation to submit to their local professional development committee (LPDC). 

Photography Panel: Reality and Fiction

September 17, 2015, 6:30 pm

The discussion will feature artists Josh Azzarella and Barry Underwood as well as photojournalist Peggy Turbett. 

Photography Panel: Reality and Fiction

September 17, 2015, 6:30 pm

Photography has always been awarded a special status for truthfully recording the world, but how truthful is it? In the digital age, we’ve become accustomed to photographs manipulated through Photoshop, but photographers have been altering images, through cropping, dodging and burning, and manipulating subject matter since the Civil War era. The exhibitions Staged and Proof have explored issues of documentation and manipulation in photography. This panel seeks to dig deeper into issues of truth and fiction in photography. The discussion will feature artists Josh Azzarella and Barry Underwood as well as photojournalist Peggy Turbett. Moderated by Akron Art Museum Assistant Curator Elizabeth Carney, the panel will take place in the museum’s Arnstein galleries, allowing the artwork on view to further enrich the discussion.

Free and open to the public.

Free Thursday

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

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

Free Thursday

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

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

Photography Panel: Reality and Fiction (w/Josh Azzarella, Barry Underwood, Peggy Turbett and Assistant Curator Liz Carney) • 6:30 pm

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

Art Babes: Sound Exploration A.M. Session

September 24, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Explore sensory activities related to color, texture, light and sound that will awaken your baby’s curiosity and give you both a one-of-a-kind bonding experience. 

Art Babes: Sound Exploration A.M. Session

September 24, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

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

Not a member? A household membership pays for itself in just a handful of visits.

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

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

Art Babes: Sound Exploration P.M. Session

September 24, 2015, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

Explore sensory activities related to color, texture, light, and sound that will awaken your baby's curiosity and give you both a one-of-a-kind bonding experience. 

Art Babes: Sound Exploration P.M. Session

September 24, 2015, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

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

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

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

Not a member? A household membership pays for itself in just a handful of visits.

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

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

Film: Guest of Cindy Sherman

September 24, 2015, 7:00 pm

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

Film: Guest of Cindy Sherman

September 24, 2015, 7:00 pm

FREE Screening.

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

Free Thursday

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

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

Free Thursday

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

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

Film: Guest of Cindy Sherman • 7:00 pm

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

Film: Women of '69 Unboxed

September 27, 2015, 2:00 pm

The 370 women who graduated from Skidmore College in 1969 skipped a traditional yearbook for something innovative—a Yearbox. 

Film: Women of '69 Unboxed

September 27, 2015, 2:00 pm

The Chagrin Documentary Film Fest presents Women of '69 Unboxed

The 370 women who graduated from Skidmore College in 1969 skipped a traditional yearbook for something innovative—a Yearbox. The Yearbox was a portfolio, consisting of unbound, oversized poster style pages in a box. The box featured unusual portraits that evoke the spirit of the times, celebrating creativity, free choice, and collaboration. Focusing on 19 of the women, this film explores the tumultuous times of their college days and their lives as mature women through the lens of this unique photography project.

Tickets available at http://chagrinfilmfest.org/  Or purchase / reserve tickets online using the button below.
$10 non-members, free to members.

 

Annual Meeting

September 29, 2015, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Annual Meeting

September 29, 2015, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

The Governance Committee recommends the re-election of the following directors for another four-year term (2015-2019):

  • George Daverio
  • Debra Adams Simmons
  • Chris Myeroff

The Governance Committee recommends the election of the following individuals for one, four-year term (2015-2019):

  • Tamara Fynan
  • David Pelland
  • Bill Lipscomb

About the 2015 Annual Meeting

Join Board President Dianne Newman, the Board of Directors and Executive Director and CEO Mark Masuoka for our Annual Meeting. We will recap the past year’s programs and events, share an update on the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden and elect newly nominated board members. 

Following the meeting please join your fellow members at a complimentary reception in the Beatrice Knapp McDowell Grand Lobby. Visit the galleries to view the exciting changes in the permanent collection as well as our featured exhibitions, Proof: Photographs from the Collection, Charles Beneke: Specter, and Staged.

Your support is instrumental to our success. Please share this invitation and encourage others to become museum members.

Join online at AkronArtMuseum.org/join

October 2015

Film: Frame by Frame

October 1, 2015, 7:00 pm

Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color and character, Frame By Frame follows four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape. 

Film: Frame by Frame

October 1, 2015, 7:00 pm

FREE Screening.

When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as foreign troops and media withdraw, Afghanistan is left to stand on its own, and so are its journalists. Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color and character, Frame By Frame follows four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape – reframing Afghanistan for the world, and for themselves. Through cinema vérité, intimate interviews, powerful photojournalism, and never-before-seen archival footage shot in secret during the Taliban regime, the film connects audiences with four humans in the pursuit of the truth.

Image: Film Still from Frame by Frame.

Free Thursday

October 1, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

October 1, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Inside|Out Block Party: Highland Square • 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Film: Frame By Frame • 7:00 pm

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

Creative Playdate: The Big Draw!

October 1, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Come participate in a collective drawing activity in the museum’s lobby. Discover how drawing can help us see more, think creatively, expand our imaginations, communicate with others and have fun together. 

Creative Playdate: The Big Draw!

October 1, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

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

Come participate in a collective drawing activity in the museum’s lobby. Discover how drawing can help us see more, think creatively, expand our imaginations, communicate with others and have fun together.

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

Non-member child: $10
Member child: FREE (Must verify membership status by presenting membership card at check-in)

Not a member? A household membership pays for itself in just a handful of visits.

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

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

Inside|Out Block Party: Highland Square

October 1, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Join us for a free celebration of the Inside|Out artwork installed in the West Hill and Highland Square neighborhoods at the Akron Art Museum! 

Inside|Out Block Party: Highland Square

October 1, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Join us for a free celebration of the Inside|Out artwork installed in the West Hill and Highland Square neighborhoods at the Akron Art Museum!

Check back for more details about this Block Party celebration!  

Image: Dwight W. Tryon, The New Moon, 1921. Inside|Out reproduction installed at Chin's Place (garden), 474 W. Market St., Akron OH 44303.

Members Workshop: Pumpkin Glass Blowing at Akron Glass Works

October 6, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Craft and blow your own glass pumpkin with the help of glass artisan Jack Baker at this exclusive workshop for museum members only. 

Members Workshop: Pumpkin Glass Blowing at Akron Glass Works

October 6, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

****This Session Is FULL. Thank You! A Second Session has been added for October 7, 2015 at 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Register with Michael Derr (see below for contact information)****

This Event Meets at Akron Glass Works - 106. N. Main Street, Akron OH 44308

Craft and blow your own glass pumpkin with the help of glass artisan Jack Baker at this exclusive workshop for museum members only. Enjoy refreshments and an evening of camaraderie as our small group creates one-of-a-kind masterpieces.

No experience necessary. Must be at least 15 years old (accompanied by an adult).

Cost: $65 per member. Registration and payment are required in advance. Fees are non-refundable.

To reserve your space, contact Membership Manager Michael Derr at mDerr@akronartmuseum.org or 330.376.9186 x 214 by Friday, September 25.
 

Members Workshop: Pumpkin Glass Blowing at Akron Glass Works

October 7, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Craft and blow your own glass pumpkin with the help of glass artisan Jack Baker at this exclusive workshop for museum members only.

Members Workshop: Pumpkin Glass Blowing at Akron Glass Works

October 7, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

This Event Meets at Akron Glass Works - 106. N. Main Street, Akron OH 44308

Craft and blow your own glass pumpkin with the help of glass artisan Jack Baker at this exclusive workshop for museum members only. Enjoy refreshments and an evening of camaraderie as our small group creates one-of-a-kind masterpieces.

No experience necessary. Must be at least 15 years old (accompanied by an adult).

Cost: $65 per member. Registration and payment are required in advance. Fees are non-refundable.

To reserve your space, contact Membership Manager Michael Derr at mDerr@akronartmuseum.org or 330.376.9186 x 214 by Friday, September 25. 

Free Thursday

October 8, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

October 8, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Synapse Lecture: Alexis Rockman • 6:30 pm 

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

Yoga in the Galleries

October 8, 2015, 6:30 pm

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

Yoga in the Galleries

October 8, 2015, 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.

Yoga in the Galleries is $10 for non-members and free for members. Registration is required. Register online using the button below.

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

Synapse Lecture: Alexis Rockman

October 8, 2015, 6:30 pm

The UA Synapse series explores enlightened collaborations between art and science. 

Synapse Lecture: Alexis Rockman

October 8, 2015, 6:30 pm

Alexis Rockman's landscape paintings depict a future impacted by climate change, genetic engineering, and pollution. Mixing natural history museum displays, sublime sunsets, and the current crisis in the environment, Rockman challenges us to reflect on who we are and where we are going. His extensive career includes exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Wexner Center. The lecture will feature his work on a current series of monumental paintings exploring the Great Lakes.

The UA Synapse series explores enlightened collaborations between art and science. This initiative at The University of Akron probes the ideas, images, and mutual interests connecting art and science professionals and disciplines. The series is made possible with the generous support of the Knight Foundation.

Free and open to the public.

Image: Alexis Rockman, Neozoic Era, 2000, oil, acrylic and digital print on wood 40 x 60 in. 

 

Tour: Choice Cuts with Chief Curator Janice Driesbach

October 11, 2015, 2:00 pm

Join Chief Curator Janice Driesbach on a tour of key works in the museum’s collection. 

Tour: Choice Cuts with Chief Curator Janice Driesbach

October 11, 2015, 2:00 pm

Did you know the Akron Art Museum gave Cindy Sherman one of her first museum exhibitions or that our Mickalene Thomas was delivered to the museum straight from the dining room of an apartment of a United Nations dignitary? Join Chief Curator Janice Driesbach on a tour of key works in the museum’s collection. Tracing the history of the museum’s acquisitions, the tour will explore the curatorial decisions (and juicy stories) involved in building the museum’s world class collection.

Image: Mickalene Thomas, Girlfriends and Lovers, 2008, Acrylic, enamel and rhinestones on panel. 108 in. x 144 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum. The Mary S. and Louis S. Myers Endowment Fund for Painting and Sculpture.

Free Thursday

October 15, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

October 15, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Pop In Pop-Up Drop In • 6:00 – 8:00 pm

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

Art Tales: Baby Beards!

October 15, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

With author & illustrator Eric VanRaepenbusch. Engage your tiny book lover in an interactive storytelling experience where art and story become one through song, rhyme, and pictures.

Art Tales: Baby Beards!

October 15, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Art Tales are recommended for all ages and their grown-ups.

Engage your tiny book lover in an interactive storytelling experience where art and story become one through song, rhyme, and pictures. After the book ends, stretch your imagination with hands-on art activities and play.

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

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

Not a member? A household membership pays for itself in just a handful of visits.

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

Pop In Pop-Up Drop In

October 15, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Pop in to our pop up night and learn how pop-up books are made. 

Pop In Pop-Up Drop In

October 15, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

This free program is for pop-up fans of all ages.

Can’t get enough of pop up books? Adults and children alike can’t get enough of these sculptural masterpieces. Pop in to our pop up night and learn how pop-up books are made. Check out the work of Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart in the Corbin gallery, peruse vintage pop ups with pop-up book collector and artist Mark Soppeland and try your hand at making a pop-up page of your own. 

Kids Studio Class: Freeze Frame

October 17, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Freeze Frame is a studio class where young artists will learn about the processes of photography, while working with a professional artist. 

Kids Studio Class: Freeze Frame

October 17, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Recommended for ages 7 – 12.

Freeze Frame is a studio class where young artists will learn about the processes of photography, while working with a professional artist. They will be collaging and collaborating with other artists on their masterpieces.

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

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

Not a member? A household membership pays for itself in just a handful of visits.

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

Free Thursday

October 22, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

October 22, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Lecture: Carrie Lambert-Beatty • 6:30 pm

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

Art Babes: Sensory Play A.M. Session

October 22, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Explore sensory activities related to color, texture, light, and sound that will awaken your baby's curiosity and give you both a one-of-a-kind bonding experience. 

Art Babes: Sensory Play A.M. Session

October 22, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

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

Not a member? A household membership pays for itself in just a handful of visits.

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

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

Art Babes: Sensory Play P.M. Session

October 22, 2015, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

Explore sensory activities related to color, texture, light, and sound that will awaken your baby's curiosity and give you both a one-of-a-kind bonding experience.

Art Babes: Sensory Play P.M. Session

October 22, 2015, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

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

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

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

Not a member? A household membership pays for itself in just a handful of visits.

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

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

Lecture: Carrie Lambert-Beatty

October 22, 2015, 6:30 pm

The Subject of Parafiction – Practices of Deception and Hoax in Contemporary Art 

Lecture: Carrie Lambert-Beatty

October 22, 2015, 6:30 pm

Carrie Lambert-Beatty is an art historian at Harvard University. She is the author of Being Watched: Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s, and the essay “Make-Believe: Parafiction and Plausibility” in October magazine.

The free lecture is part of The University of Akron's Catherine H. Campbell Memorial Art History Lecture Series, which brings prominent art historians to Akron each year for public lectures and to work closely with UA art students.
 

Free Thursday

October 29, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

October 29, 2015, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

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

Family Days: Trick or Treat on South High Street

October 29, 2015, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Break out your costume early and trek to the museum for a night of art-making fun and surprises. 

Family Days: Trick or Treat on South High Street

October 29, 2015, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

For all ages and their grown-ups.

Break out your costume early and trek to the museum for a night of art-making fun and surprises. Trick-or-Treat in the galleries, create monsterpieces and perk up your ears for a spooky musical performance.

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

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

Not a member? A household membership pays for itself in just a handful of visits.

Family Days are made possible with support from the Dominion Foundation, the R.C. Musson & Katherine M. Musson Charitable Foundation, and George and Sue Klein. 

November 2015

Synapse Lecture: Judy Pfaff

November 4, 2015, 6:30 pm

A pioneer in mixed media installation, Judy Pfaff explores the relationships between physical, emotional, and intellectual worlds. 

Synapse Lecture: Judy Pfaff

November 4, 2015, 6:30 pm

A pioneer in mixed media installation, Judy Pfaff explores the relationships between physical, emotional, and intellectual worlds. Between material and space, Pfaff creates work that is evocative of the invisible workings of the body, the energy of the cosmos, and the change happening in our everyday. Synthetic and natural systems intertwine forming complex and conflicting perspectives.

Pfaff is the recipient of numerous awards including the Academy Member Fellowship, American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2013); Anonymous Was A Woman Award (2013); MacArthur Fellowship (2004); Guggenheim Fellowship (1983); National Endowment for the Arts grants (1979, 1986). Pfaff's work is in numerous collections including the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Detroit Institute of Arts.

The UA Synapse series explores enlightened collaborations between art and science. This initiative at The University of Akron probes the ideas, images, and mutual interests connecting art and science professionals and disciplines. The series is made possible with the generous support of the Knight Foundation.

Image: Judy Pfaff, Manzanas y Naranjas (Apples and Oranges), 1987. Woodcut on paper. 57 in. x 69 1/4 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum. Gift of Kathleen Monaghan and Richard Shebairo in tribute to the staff of the Akron Art Museum.
 

Creative Playdate: Under the Sea

November 5, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Little ones learn best through intuitive, open-ended paly that feeds their senses. Follow your child's natural instincts to wiggle, squeal and make a mess while making new friends at the museum. 

Creative Playdate: Under the Sea

November 5, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

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

Little ones learn best through intuitive, open-ended paly that feeds their senses. Follow your child's natural instincts to wiggle, squeal and make a mess while making new friends at the museum.

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

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

Not a member? A household membership pays for itself in just a handful of visits.

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


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

Book Club: Talk by Linda Rosenkrantz

November 5, 2015, 6:00 pm

Controversial upon its first publication in 1968, Talk remains fresh, lascivious, and laugh-out-loud funny nearly fifty years later. 

Book Club: Talk by Linda Rosenkrantz

November 5, 2015, 6:00 pm

Before there was Girls, Sex and the City or reality television, there was Linda Rosenkrantz’s racy novel Talk. Best known in Akron as the sitter for Chuck Close’s painting Linda, the real life Linda is well known for her fiction and non-fiction titles, ranging from baby name books to the history of the telegraph. Talk is a hilariously irreverent and racy testament to dialogue: the gossip, questioning, analysis, arguments, and revelations that make up our closest friendships.

It’s the summer of 1965 and Emily, Vincent, and Marsha are at the beach. All three are ambitious and artistic; all are hovering around thirty; and all are deeply and mercilessly invested in analyzing themselves and everyone around them. The friends discuss sex, shrinks, psychedelics, sculpture, and S and M in an ongoing dialogue where anything goes and no topic is off limits. Talk is the result of these conversations, recorded by Linda Rosenkrantz and transformed into a novel whose form and content put it well ahead of its time. Controversial upon its first publication in 1968, Talk remains fresh, lascivious, and laugh-out-loud funny nearly fifty years later.

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

Talk is available for purchase in the Museum Shop.
 

Kids Studio Class: Selfie Portraits

November 7, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Venture beyond the ordinary classroom offerings and explore unique materials, wacky processes, and extraordinary art works, just like a professional artist! 

Kids Studio Class: Selfie Portraits

November 7, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Recommended for ages 7 – 12.

Venture beyond the ordinary classroom offerings and explore unique materials, wacky processes, and extraordinary art works, just like a professional artist! With this artist they will be perfecting the "selfie" pictures! Come discover her technique!

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

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

Not a member? A household membership pays for itself in just a handful of visits.

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

 

Panel: Choice – The Akron Art Museum's Art and Acquisitions

November 7, 2015, 2:00 pm

Learn how the distinctive curatorial voice of the Akron Art Museum led to success in creating a world-class collection.

Panel: Choice – The Akron Art Museum's Art and Acquisitions

November 7, 2015, 2:00 pm

This event will take place at Transformer Station, Cleveland.

It’s not unusual to see regional artists like Craig Lucas sharing a wall with world renowned artists like El Anatsui at the Akron Art Museum. How did this distinctive curatorial voice develop? How did the museum acquire important works by art superstars? Meet up with key movers and shakers in the Akron Art Museum’s history for this special panel about the museum’s unique, world class collection. Panelists include former director Michael Danoff, former Associate Curator Ellen Rudolph and former educator and collection artist Don Harvey.

This free event will take place offsite at the Transformer Station in Cleveland. For more information and directions to the on the Transformer Station visit www.transformerstation.org/
 

Yoga in the Galleries

November 12, 2015, 6:30 pm

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

Yoga in the Galleries

November 12, 2015, 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.

Yoga in the Galleries is $10 for non-members and free for members. Registration is required. Register online using the button below.

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

Slide Jam: Inside|Out

November 12, 2015, 6:30 pm

Hear six fun, moving, unexpected and accessible talks from artists, community organizers and business owners who participated in Inside|Out. 

Slide Jam: Inside|Out

November 12, 2015, 6:30 pm

How did you spend your summer vacation?

The Akron Art Museum collection spent its summer circulating through the parks, businesses and neighborhoods of Akron and beyond. As each community became familiar with artworks in the museum’s collection, art museum staff got to know remarkable people in each neighborhood. Hear six fun, moving, unexpected and accessible talks from artists, community organizers and business owners that participated in Inside|Out. Find out about their communities, organizations and what makes each neighborhood unique.  

Members Trip: Columbus

November 14, 2015

Members will travel by chartered bus to Columbus to celebrate the recent opening of the Columbus Museum of Art’s new wing. 

Members Trip: Columbus

November 14, 2015

Members will travel by chartered bus to Columbus to celebrate the recent opening of the Columbus Museum of Art’s new wing. The expansion project, the third phase of a three part master plan, consists of the renovation of the 38,000 square foot 1974 Wing, a major addition of 50,000 square feet, a new main entrance, relocated sculpture garden, and related outdoor spaces. This exciting expansion promises a bigger, livelier and more experiential space that will highlight the museum’s growing collection.

After our visit to the museum, members will be treated to a late gourmet brunch at Due Amici. Located in a renovated, historic building on Gay Street, Due Amici brings a modern Italian dining experience to downtown Columbus.

Cost: $100 per member and includes chartered bus to and from Columbus, admission to the Columbus Museum of Art, gourmet brunch at Due Amici and snacks throughout the day.

To reserve your space, contact Membership Manager Michael Derr at mDerr@AkronArtMuseum.org or 330.376.9186 x214 by October 15, 2015.
 

Art Babes: Texture Painting A.M. Session

November 18, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Explore sensory activities related to color, texture, light, and sound that will awaken your baby's curiosity and give you both a one-of-a-kind bonding experience. 

Art Babes: Texture Painting A.M. Session

November 18, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

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

Not a member? A household membership pays for itself in just a handful of visits.

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

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

Art Babes: Texture Painting P.M. Session

November 18, 2015, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

Explore sensory activities related to color, texture, light, and sound that will awaken your baby's curiosity and give you both a one-of-a-kind bonding experience. 

Art Babes: Texture Painting P.M. Session

November 18, 2015, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

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

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

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

Not a member? A household membership pays for itself in just a handful of visits.

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

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

Art Tales: Geometric Abstractions

November 19, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

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

Art Tales: Geometric Abstractions

November 19, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Art Tales are recommended for all ages and their grown-ups.

Engage your tiny book lover in an interactive storytelling experience where art and story become one through song, rhyme, and pictures. After the book ends, stretch your imagination with hands-on art activities and play.

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

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

Not a member? A household membership pays for itself in just a handful of visits.

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

7th Annual Crafty Mart

November 28, 2015, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

This annual Thanksgiving weekend event gives Akronites a unique opportunity to shop local and handmade in the heart of Downtown Akron’s Historic Art District! 

7th Annual Crafty Mart

November 28, 2015, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

November 28-29 10am – 5pm

The Rubber City’s longest-running indie handmade market takes place at the Akron Art Museum, Summit Artspace and Musica. This annual Thanksgiving weekend event gives Akronites a unique opportunity to shop local and handmade in the heart of Downtown Akron’s Historic Art District! Admission to Crafty Mart is free. Free parking is available on the street and in the Main Library Parking Deck Food and drink is available in the iQcafe at the Akron Art Museum. Come shop and enjoy free admission to our galleries!

Visit http://www.craftymart.org/ for more information on artists and vendors.  

7th Annual Crafty Mart

November 29, 2015, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

This annual Thanksgiving weekend event gives Akronites a unique opportunity to shop local and handmade in the heart of Downtown Akron’s Historic Art District. 

7th Annual Crafty Mart

November 29, 2015, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

November 28-29 10am – 5pm

The Rubber City’s longest-running indie handmade market takes place at the Akron Art Museum, Summit Artspace and Musica. This annual Thanksgiving weekend event gives Akronites a unique opportunity to shop local and handmade in the heart of Downtown Akron’s Historic Art District! Admission to Crafty Mart is free. Free parking is available on the street and in the Main Library Parking Deck Food and drink is available in the iQcafe at the Akron Art Museum. Come shop and enjoy free admission to our galleries!

Visit http://www.craftymart.org/ for more information on artists and vendors.  

December 2015

Creative Playdate: Snowy Days

December 3, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Brrrrr… It's cold out there! Lets warm up and make some snowy, art activities!  

Creative Playdate: Snowy Days

December 3, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

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

Brrrrr...It's cold out there! Lets warm up and make some snowy, art activities!

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

Non-member child: $10
Member child: FREE (Must verify membership status by presenting membership card at check-in)

Not a member? A household membership pays for itself in just a handful of visits.

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

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


 

Family Day: Island of Misfit Toys A.M. Session

December 6, 2015, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Bash, blend, drill, and glue to transform old toys into a one-of-a-kind sculpture. 

Family Day: Island of Misfit Toys A.M. Session

December 6, 2015, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Bring unwanted, misfit toys to the museum for a googly-eyed make over. Bash, blend, drill, and glue to transform old toys into a one-of-a-kind sculpture. Then listen to a wacky, made up-cycled musical performance in the auditorium.

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

There is no charge for this event, but we ask that each family brings one new, unwrapped toy to donate to children in need.

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

Family Days are made possible with support from the Dominion Foundation, the R.C. Musson & Katherine M. Musson Charitable Foundation, and George and Sue Klein.

Family Day: Island of Misfit Toys P.M. Session 1

December 6, 2015, 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Bash, blend, drill, and glue to transform old toys into a one-of-a-kind sculpture. 

Family Day: Island of Misfit Toys P.M. Session 1

December 6, 2015, 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Bring unwanted, misfit toys to the museum for a googly-eyed make over. Bash, blend, drill, and glue to transform old toys into a one-of-a-kind sculpture. Then listen to a wacky, made up-cycled musical performance in the auditorium.

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

There is no charge for this event, but we ask that each family brings one new, unwrapped toy to donate to children in need.

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

Family Days are made possible with support from the Dominion Foundation, the R.C. Musson & Katherine M. Musson Charitable Foundation, and George and Sue Klein. 

Family Day: Island of Misfit Toys P.M. Session 2

December 6, 2015, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Bash, blend, drill, and glue to transform old toys into a one-of-a-kind sculpture.  

Family Day: Island of Misfit Toys P.M. Session 2

December 6, 2015, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Bring unwanted, misfit toys to the museum for a googly-eyed make over. Bash, blend, drill, and glue to transform old toys into a one-of-a-kind sculpture. Then listen to a wacky, made up-cycled musical performance in the auditorium.

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

There is no charge for this event, but we ask that each family brings one new, unwrapped toy to donate to children in need.

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

Family Days are made possible with support from the Dominion Foundation, the R.C. Musson & Katherine M. Musson Charitable Foundation, and George and Sue Klein.  

Yoga in the Galleries

December 10, 2015, 6:30 pm

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

Yoga in the Galleries

December 10, 2015, 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.

Yoga in the Galleries is $10 for non-members and free for members. Registration is required. Register online using the button below.

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

Kids Studio Class: Print Party

December 12, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

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

Kids Studio Class: Print Party

December 12, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Recommended for ages 7 – 12.

Venture beyond the ordinary classroom offerings and explore unique materials, wacky processes, and extraordinary artworks, just like a professional artist. Young artists will be learning about how to create assemblages and collaging using multiple kinds of materials for their masterpieces.

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

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

Not a member? A household membership pays for itself in just a handful of visits.

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

Art Babes: Winter Crawl A.M. Session

December 16, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Explore sensory activities related to color, texture, light, and sound that will awaken your baby's curiosity and give you both a one-of-a-kind bonding experience. 

Art Babes: Winter Crawl A.M. Session

December 16, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

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

Not a member? A household membership pays for itself in just a handful of visits.

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

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

Art Babes: Winter Crawl P.M. Session

December 16, 2015, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

Explore sensory activities related to color, texture, light, and sound that will awaken your baby's curiosity and give you both a one-of-a-kind bonding experience. 

Art Babes: Winter Crawl P.M. Session

December 16, 2015, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

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

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

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

Not a member? A household membership pays for itself in just a handful of visits.

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

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

Art Tales: Going on a Bear Hunt

December 17, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

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

Art Tales: Going on a Bear Hunt

December 17, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Art Tales are recommended for all ages and their grown-ups.

Engage your tiny book lover in an interactive storytelling experience where art and story become one through song, rhyme, and pictures. After the book ends, stretch your imagination with hands-on art activities and play.

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

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

Not a member? A household membership pays for itself in just a handful of visits.

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

Music: Missile Toe

December 17, 2015, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Spend a chilly December evening rocking out to the world’s greatest Christmas band! 

Music: Missile Toe

December 17, 2015, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

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

Image: Missile Toe performing in December 2014 at the Akron Art Museum. Photo: Tim Fitzwater.

First Night at the Akron Art Museum

December 31, 2015, 6:00 pm

Come in out of the cold and celebrate the New Year! The galleries will be open for you to enjoy all our exhibitions and we'll have a community activity in the lobby. 

First Night at the Akron Art Museum

December 31, 2015, 6:00 pm

Make plans for New Year’s Eve and join the fun in Downtown Akron! Celebrate the 20th anniversary of this Akron staple. First Night Akron is a New Year’s Eve celebration unlike any other that appeals to everyone, from families to retirees and millennials. This celebration of the arts brings the community together to create lasting memories. Come in out of the cold and celebrate the New Year! The galleries will be open for you to enjoy all our exhibitions and we'll have a community activity in the lobby. First Night button required.  

Image: Giant Light Bright created by Rubber City Fab, photo: Chris Rutan.

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