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Events for March 23, 2017

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

March 23, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Explore appealing candy colors and shapes baby can squeeze! 

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

March 23, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

Explore appealing candy colors and shapes baby can squeeze!

Babies at different stages have their own perspectives on art. Awaken your little one's curiosity with early learning experiences involving color, texture, light and sound while singing and bouncing to the beat in the galleries. Meet-up for a pint-sized play date and baby approved art activity in our multi-sensory studio classroom.

$10/member child, $15/non-member child. Click the button / link below to register, or call 330.376.9186.

Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum to register for the members rate.

Photo: Shane Wynn

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

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

March 23, 2017, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

Explore appealing candy colors and shapes baby can squeeze! 

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

March 23, 2017, 1:00 – 1:45 pm

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

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

Explore appealing candy colors and shapes baby can squeeze!

Babies at different stages have their own perspectives on art. Awaken your little one's curiosity with early learning experiences involving color, texture, light and sound while singing and bouncing to the beat in the galleries. Meet-up for a pint-sized play date and baby approved art activity in our multi-sensory studio classroom.

$10/member child, $15/non-member child. Click the button / link below to register, or call 330.376.9186.

Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum to register for the members rate.

Photo: Shane Wynn

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

Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Lecture: LaToya Ruby Frazier

March 23, 2017, 6:00 pm

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

Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Lecture: LaToya Ruby Frazier

March 23, 2017, 6:00 pm

FREE • Seating is limited

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

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

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

Two of LaToya Ruby Frazier's photographs are currently on view in Family at the Akron Art Museum through August 20, 2017.

Frazier's photographs will be acquired for the Akron Art Museum collection as part of the 2017 Knight Purchase Award. Details regarding which photographs will be added are coming soon.

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

Free Thursday

March 23, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Free Thursday

March 23, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

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

Knitting 101 with Harps and Thistles

March 23, 2017, 6:30 pm

Learn the fundamentals of knitting with local experts from Harps and Thistles Yarn Emporium. 

Knitting 101 with Harps and Thistles

March 23, 2017, 6:30 pm

Before Olek could knit a car cozie or a full body suit she had to learn the basics such as making a slip knit and casting on and off. Here’s your chance to learn the fundamentals of knitting with local experts from Harps and Thistles Yarn Emporium.

$15 for members and $20 for non-members. 

Become a member to get discounted registration for this and other Akron Art Museum programs, and support art in your community.

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