Upcoming Events

Events for Month of February 2017

Creative Playdate: Snow-Ga (A.M.)

February 2, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Love Snow? Love Yoga? Come Snow-ga with Us!

Creative Playdate: Snow-Ga (A.M.)

February 2, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

For ages 0-5 and their grown-ups

Love Snow? Love Yoga? Come Snow-ga with Us!

Weather permitting, this yoga program combines a frosty mini-stretch in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden with cozy guided meditation indoors; please wear layers.

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.  

Creative Playdate: Snow-Ga (P.M.)

February 2, 2017, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

Love Snow? Love Yoga? Come Snow-ga with Us! 

Creative Playdate: Snow-Ga (P.M.)

February 2, 2017, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

For ages 0-5 and their grown-ups

Love Snow? Love Yoga? Come Snow-ga with Us!

Weather permitting, this yoga program combines a frosty mini-stretch in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden with cozy guided meditation indoors; please wear layers.

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.  

Be Mine: Marbled Valentines

February 2, 2017, 6:30 pm

Win your valentine's heart with an amazing marbled greeting card that will leave them thinking you're a stone cold fox. 

Be Mine: Marbled Valentines

February 2, 2017, 6:30 pm

Win your valentine's heart with an amazing marbled greeting card. At this workshop, led by local artist Claire Marks, you’ll learn the art of marbling, a method of aqueous surface design. It produces patterns similar to smooth marble, or other kinds of stone, that will leave your valentine thinking you’re a stone cold fox.

$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.

Free Thursday

February 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

February 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

February 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

February 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

February 9, 2017, 6:30 pm

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

Yoga in the Galleries

February 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

February 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

February 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.  

Night at the Museum

February 9, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

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

February 9, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Featured Organization: Barberton Middle 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.  

Moving Connections

February 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

February 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
 

Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose Opening Party

February 10, 2017, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Members Preview: 6:30 pm
FREE and open to all: 7:30 pm 

Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose Opening Party

February 10, 2017, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Join us as we celebrate the opening of Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose! 

Members Preview: 6:30 pm
FREE and open to all: 7:30 pm

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Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose brings together works by 51 living artists. They come from around the world with different perspectives and approaches to art-making, and express distinctive voices and visions. Each has been featured in the popular art magazine Hi-Fructose, a San Francisco-based publication that covers and promotes artists and artworks within a recognizable but not easily defined aesthetic. Richly layered narrative imagery, renderings in vivid color or brooding gray tones, stylized figures and imagined creatures are just some of the recurring elements in the magazine and in this exhibition celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Turn the Page offers the opportunity to view these lush original works of art beyond the flat worlds of paper and digital screens, where they are most often seen.

Image: Wim DeIvoye, Cement Truck, 2010, laser-cut stainless steel, 32 x 78 x 17 in. Courtesy of the artist and Gallerie Perrotin, © Studio Wim DeIvoye.

Tots Create – From Wool to Felt

February 11, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Dig in and discover a multi-sensory experience while fostering your tiny artist’s independence and imagination! 

Tots Create – From Wool to Felt

February 11, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Tots Create – From Wool to Felt: Crafting Simple Toys for Busy Fingers

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: Morph Your Art Toy!

February 11, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

***Class is FULL*** Try your hand at designing your own 3-D figure with paper pulp and moldable plastic. 

Kids Studio: Morph Your Art Toy!

February 11, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

***This Class Is Full. Thank You, We're Looking Forward to Seeing Everyone on February 11!***

Recommended for ages 7 - 12

If you’re crazy about customizing Minecraft avatars with graphic “skinz,” it’s time to try your hand at designing your own 3-D figure with paper pulp and moldable plastic. A Kidrobot MUNNYWORLD toy is included in the Studio Class fee. (Class size limited to 6 students) 

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

February 11, 2017, 2:00 pm

Take a break from winter to enjoy an interlude on the River Epte, outside Paris, a century ago. 

Second Saturday Curator Gallery Talks

February 11, 2017, 2:00 pm

Frederick C. Frieseke, Through the Vines

Take a break from winter to enjoy an interlude on the River Epte, outside Paris, a century ago. Learn more about the artists attracted to Giverny by Claude Monet’s presence there and how American painters adapted French Impressionism in stunning compositions during this talk by Chief Curator Janice Driesbach.

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.

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Frederick C. Frieseke, Through the Vines, around 1908, oil on canvas, 32 x 32 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of Mr. S. G. Carkhuff 1954.38

Art Tales: Love Stories and Lullabies

February 16, 2017, 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 imagery. 

Art Tales: Love Stories and Lullabies

February 16, 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.

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.  

Art Show Hacks

February 16, 2017, 4:30 pm

Teachers: Learn how to make your art show the event of the year without sacrificing your sanity.

Art Show Hacks

February 16, 2017, 4:30 pm

FREE

Ah, the annual art show. A chance to showcase your students’ talents and your unique matting and labeling skills. Learn how to make your art show the event of the year without sacrificing your sanity. You’ll get tips from museum educators and your fellow teachers who have been transforming hallways into galleries for years.

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

Photo: Chris Rutan

Free Thursday

February 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

February 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.  

Film: Yarn

February 16, 2017, 7:00 pm

Yarn features the work of artists who use crochet and knitting to create colorful, thought-provoking works that have garnered the attention of art critics around the world. 

Film: Yarn

February 16, 2017, 7:00 pm

FREE SCREENING

Needlework is one of the few art forms that originated with women, argues an Icelandic crochet artist in Una Lorenzen’s quiet and lyrical documentary Yarn—and that’s why it’s rarely considered fine art. Yarn goes far in changing that perception by featuring the work of three artists and an avant-garde circus troupe who use crochet and knitting to create colorful, thought-provoking, and occasionally comic works that have garnered the attention of art critics around the world.

Between interviews, the camera lingers on gorgeous Icelandic vistas and cute woolly sheep, which evoke feelings of warmth and comfort that are somewhat at odds with what the artists are trying to achieve. Still, the film offers fascinating insight into what yarn can do in the talented hands of those determined to elevate mere craft to high art. 

Moving Connections

February 17, 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 17, 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
 

Art Babes: Rushing Water, Silent Snow, Seasonal Sensory Show (A.M.)

February 23, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

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

Art Babes: Rushing Water, Silent Snow, Seasonal Sensory Show (A.M.)

February 23, 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: Rushing Water, Silent Snow, Seasonal Sensory Show (P.M.)

February 23, 2017, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

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

Art Babes: Rushing Water, Silent Snow, Seasonal Sensory Show (P.M.)

February 23, 2017, 1:00 – 1:45 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.  

Free Thursday

February 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

February 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.  

Thrift Store Painting with Jen Davis

February 23, 2017, 6:30 pm

Bring your most garish artwork to the class or choose from those provided to create a one of a kind weird masterpiece inspired by the Turn the Page exhibition. 

Thrift Store Painting with Jen Davis

February 23, 2017, 6:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to liven up your grandma’s favorite Thomas Kinkade scene with the Stay Puffed Marshmallow man? Here’s your chance! Bring your most garish artwork to the class or choose from those provided to create a one of a kind weird masterpiece inspired by Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose.

$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.

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
 

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