Upcoming Events

Events for February 16, 2017

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. 

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