Upcoming Events

Events for Month of January 2017

Museum Closed: New Year's Day

January 1, 2017

The Akron Art Museum is closed on Sunday, January 1, 2017 in observance of New Year's Day. We will reopen on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 11:00 am. Happy New Year! 

Museum Closed: New Year's Day

January 1, 2017

The Akron Art Museum is closed on Sunday, January 1, 2017 in observance of New Year's Day. We will reopen on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 11:00 am. Happy New Year!

Image: Leroy W. Flint, A Winter Fog... , c. 1970s, gouache on paper, 14 3/4 x 21 3/4 in. (Collection of the Akron Art Museum. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. George A. Seeley.

Leroy Flint was a guiding force behind the arts in Akron for more than two decades. From 1950 to 1965 he was on the faculty of the Akron Art Institute (a precursor of the Akron Art Museum), serving as its director for the last nine years. Flint then joined the faculty of Kent State University where he taught until 1979. Find out more and view additional works by Leroy Flint in the Akron Art Museum collection.

New Year Meditation

January 5, 2017, 6:30 pm

Turn off your electronic devices, refresh your brain and join us for meditation in the galleries. 

New Year Meditation

January 5, 2017, 6:30 pm

Is making more time for art or clearing your brain on your list of New Year's resolutions? Turn off your electronic devices, refresh your brain and join us for meditation in the galleries.

Members: FREE; Non-members $10. Registration is required. Register online using the button / link below.

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Creative Playdate – Melt Creative: Exploring Ice

January 5, 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 – Melt Creative: Exploring Ice

January 5, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

For ages 0-5 and their grown-ups

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.  

Yoga in the Galleries

January 12, 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

January 12, 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: AkronArtMuseum.org/memberships/  

Last Look Tour: Intersections

January 12, 2017, 6:30 pm

Get a curator-led last look at the extraordinary work of on view in Intersections: Artists Master Line and Space. 

Last Look Tour: Intersections

January 12, 2017, 6:30 pm

Intersections: Artists Master Line and Space closes after January 15, 2017. But you can get a last look at the extraordinary work of Intersections artists Mark Fox, Nathalie Miebach, John Newman, Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard with Chief Curator Janice Driesbach before the show closes.

Driesbach will lead this fascinating tour of the exhibition. Among other subjects, she will talk about how the artists in Intersections came to her attention and how she worked with each to select work and develop installations for the exhibition.

Limited space available.

FREE, but registration is requested. Register online using the link or button below.

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Image: Anne Lindberg, inside green (detail / installation view), 2016, Egyptian cotton thread, staples. Photography by Shane Wynn.

Moving Connections

January 13, 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

January 13, 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: Wind-Painted Parasols

January 14, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Little hands need to be creative, too! Toddlers explore different mediums, textures, colors and shapes, while making a beautiful mess. 

Tots Create: Wind-Painted Parasols

January 14, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

For 2’s and 3’s, and their grown-ups

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 Class: Don’t Break the Art! Glass Sculpture that Bends the Rules

January 14, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Welcome to our studio—where students gain a fresh perspective in thinking creatively. 

Kids Studio Class: Don’t Break the Art! Glass Sculpture that Bends the Rules

January 14, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Recommended for ages 7 - 12

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

January 14, 2017, 2:00 pm

Learn the story behind Colombia-based artist Doris Salcedo’s installation commemorating victims of civil war and drug trade violence. 

Second Saturday Curator Gallery Talks

January 14, 2017, 2:00 pm

Doris Salcedo, Atrabiliarios (Defiant)

Learn the story behind Colombia-based artist Doris Salcedo’s installation commemorating victims of civil war and drug trade violence during this close look and discussion led by Associate Curator Theresa Bembnister.

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.  

Doris Salcedo, Atrabiliarios (Defiant) (detail), 1996, 198 x 210 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, The Mary S. and Louis S. Myers Endowment Fund for Painting and Sculpture, 2000.46 a-g

Family Days: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

January 16, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Celebrate Dr. King’s vision by recharging your imagination! 

Family Days: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

January 16, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

For all ages and their grown-ups

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy inspires transformation through creativity. Celebrate Dr. King’s vision by recharging your imagination with hands-on art activities, games and storytelling as well as live music and tours of the museum’s contemporary collection.

MLK Jr. Day admission and activities are free. Registration is requested.

Photo: Shane Wynn.

Family Days are made possible with support from the Dominion Foundation and the R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation. 

Wiggle, Giggle, Jiggle Jello Prints

January 19, 2017, 6:30 pm

Create your own no-fail gelatin monoprints with local artist Claire Marks. 

Wiggle, Giggle, Jiggle Jello Prints

January 19, 2017, 6:30 pm

Art making doesn’t have to be serious! Wiggle, giggle and jiggle your way through printing with jello. Create your own no-fail gelatin monoprints with local artist Claire Marks.

Members $15; Non-members $20. 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. 

Art Tales: Seriously Silly Stuff(ed) Sleepover

January 19, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Bring a favorite stuffed animal to our story time and celebrate the silly tales of children’s author/illustrator, Mo Willems. 

Art Tales: Seriously Silly Stuff(ed) Sleepover

January 19, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

For all ages and their grown-ups

Engage your tiny book lover in an interactive storytelling experience where art and story become one through song, rhyme and imagery. After the book ends, we’ll keep the story going with related art activities in the lobby.

Come piggies and elephants, pigeons and ducklings, bunnies and kids! You’re ALL invited!

Thursday, January 19, 11 am: Bring a favorite stuffed animal to our story time and celebrate the silly tales of children’s author/illustrator, Mo Willems.

After a tour of the museum, your critter will be ready for a nap. Create a stuffy-sized sleeping bag for your pal to spend the night in our lobby (did we mention the stuffies get to play with cameras at night?).

Friday, January 20, 11am: Reunite with your plush pals and join us for a slideshow of their sleepover adventures in the art museum! 

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.

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

Moving Connections

January 20, 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

January 20, 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. Use the button / link below to register online.

For more information about sessions contact Desmond Davis, Verb Ballets Education and Outreach Coordinator, at ddavis@verbballets.org or call 216-397-3757
 

Art Babes – Gritty Babies: Exploring Texture (A.M. Session)

January 26, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Join baby friends for tummy time play and a pint-sized stroll through the galleries.  

Art Babes – Gritty Babies: Exploring Texture (A.M. Session)

January 26, 2017, 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.

$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.  

Art Babes – Gritty Babies: Exploring Texture (P.M. Session) ***CANCELLED***

January 26, 2017, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

Join baby friends for tummy time play and a pint-sized stroll through the galleries. 

Art Babes – Gritty Babies: Exploring Texture (P.M. Session) ***CANCELLED***

January 26, 2017, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

***Art Babes PM Session is Cancelled***

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.

$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.  

Wiggle, Giggle, Jiggle Improv with Wandering Aesthetics ***CANCELLED***

January 26, 2017, 6:30 pm

Join us on March 30 for a FREE Wandering Aesthetics improv program!

Wiggle, Giggle, Jiggle Improv with Wandering Aesthetics ***CANCELLED***

January 26, 2017, 6:30 pm

****This program has been cancelled****

Wandering Aesthetics returns with Hi-Fructose Storytelling on March 30 at 6:30 pm, a FREE program. Register online by clicking here.

Look out, there’s a giant red blob attacking the museum! Learn the basics of improvisation. Theater experts Wandering Aesthetics will lead a group of interactive exercises using Jimmy Kuehnle's Wiggle, Giggle, Jiggle sculpture that will build listening and communication skills, heighten awareness and teach you how to be more playful, spontaneous and flexible.

$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.

Photo: Shane Wynn.

Free Thursday

January 26, 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

January 26, 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.  

Teach Talk 2017

January 26, 2017, 4:30 pm

That’s right, the museum’s storytelling, talent-showing, idea-sharing event is back! 

Teach Talk 2017

January 26, 2017, 4:30 pm

TEACH TALK 2017: How Did We Get Here?

That’s right, the museum’s storytelling, talent-showing, idea-sharing event is back! This year, we're tackling origin stories. How did we end up doing this teaching thing, anyway? Was it inspiration from your kindergarten days? Advice from an unlikely source? Or a path so winding, it could use some help from a GPS? We'll hear about it all!

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

If you have questions, contact Associate Educator Gina Thomas McGee at gthomas@akronartmuseum.org.

Otherwise, save the date and we’ll see you there! 

Moving Connections

January 27, 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

January 27, 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
 

Winter Wonderland Walk

January 29, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Join Cuyahoga Valley National Park Ranger Pamela Machuga and local artist Lauren Davies on this 2.5 mile hike to explore the beauty we find in nature. 

Winter Wonderland Walk

January 29, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Meets at Kendall Lake Shelter, 1000 Truxell Rd, Peninsula, OH 44264

Join Cuyahoga Valley National Park Ranger Pamela Machuga and local artist Lauren Davies on this 2.5 mile hike to explore the beauty we find in nature. This program is presented in collaboration with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in conjunction with the exhibition Our Land, which celebrates the National Park Centennial. 

Image: Hiking on the Lake Trail NPS / ROBERT GEORGE

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