Upcoming Events

Events for Month of August 2017

Wellness Wednesday: Yoga & Meditation

August 2, 2017, 12:00 – 12:45 pm

Celebrate the gorgeous summer weather by getting out and about during the lunch hour and practicing some self-care in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. 

Wellness Wednesday: Yoga & Meditation

August 2, 2017, 12:00 – 12:45 pm

Wednesdays • 12:00 – 12:45 pm
Celebrate the gorgeous summer weather by getting out and about during the lunch hour and practicing some self-care in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden.

All classes are Free but require registration.

Click the button / link below to register or call 330.376.9186.

Upcoming Wellness Wednesdays:

Night at the Museum: Look Beyond: An Art show for All Abilities

August 3, 2017, 4:00 – 8:00 pm

This unique art show is free and open to the public. It highlights local artists with developmental disabilities and features various styles and pieces of art. 

Night at the Museum: Look Beyond: An Art show for All Abilities

August 3, 2017, 4:00 – 8:00 pm

This unique art show is free and open to the public. It highlights local artists with developmental disabilities and features various styles and pieces of art.

Share Look Beyond: An Art Show for All Abilities on Facebook

The collection will be on display at the Akron Art Museum on August 3rd, and then moved to the Summit County Court House (located at 209 South High Street) where it will remain on display from August 7 – 18, 2017.

Art will be available for purchase after the show.

Presented by Summit County Probate Court, Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board and the Akron Art Museum.

Downtown@Dusk: Half Cleveland

August 3, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Join us for the 33rd season of Downtown@Dusk, presented by KeyBank in the Akron Art Museum's Bud & Susie Rogers Garden as we showcase some of the area's best local music acts. 

Downtown@Dusk: Half Cleveland

August 3, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Join us in the Garden for Geezer Hipster Rock from Half Cleveland! Share this concert on Facebook.

Free and Open to All, Every Thursday from June 22 through August 10, 2017.

Featuring

  • great food options from Acme Fresh Market Catering & Event Planning (starting at 5:00 pm)
  • alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages available in the museum café
  • a chance to win a pair of Audio-Technica’s SonicFuel ATH-SR700BT wireless headphones
  • improved sound from Clear Gold Audio & Lighting
  • guitar effects demo lab from EarthQuaker Devices
  • an expanded stage

Akron Art Library Alert!

Akron Art Library graphicThe Akron Art Library is coming! We're hard at work creating a lending library of original artwork that can be checked out on a monthly basis (just like checking out a book at the library)!

You can help: every donation you make to the Akron Art Library will be matched dollar for dollar by our friends at the Knight Foundation.

Look for donation boxes in the lobby and in the garden during Downtown@Dusk!


Drop by after work, before the concert starts, for a bite to eat—we may even be doing some grilling in the garden! Don't forget to enter to win a pair of Audio-Technica’s SonicFuel ATH-SR700BT wireless headphones, courtesy of Audio-Technica!

Audio-Technica’s SonicFuel ATH-SR700BT wireless headphones

Downtown@Dusk is presented by KeyBank, with additional support by Audio-Technica, EarthQuaker Devices, ACME Fresh Market Catering and Event Planning, Ron and Ann Allan /the Allan Family Fund of the Akron Community Foundation, the City of Akron and Clear Gold Audio. Media sponsorship is provided by WKSU 89.7.

Downtown@Dusk is presented by KeyBank

  

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Additional support for Downtown@Dusk is provided by:

                           
Audio-Technica Logo     EarthQuaker Devices Logo        Acme Fresh Market Catering & Events Logos        Clear Gold Audio Logo   
                           
Ron & Ann Allan     City of Akron Logo     WKSU 89.7 Logo           

Wellness Wednesday: Yoga & Meditation

August 9, 2017, 12:00 – 12:45 pm

Celebrate the gorgeous summer weather by getting out and about during the lunch hour and practicing some self-care in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. 

Wellness Wednesday: Yoga & Meditation

August 9, 2017, 12:00 – 12:45 pm

Wednesdays • 12 - 12:45 pm
Celebrate the gorgeous summer weather by getting out and about during the lunch hour and practicing some self-care in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden.

All classes are Free but require registration.

Click the button / link below to register or call 330.376.9186.

Downtown@Dusk: Blu Monsoon

August 10, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Join us for the 33rd season of Downtown@Dusk, presented by KeyBank in the Akron Art Museum's Bud & Susie Rogers Garden as we showcase some of the area's best local music acts. 

Downtown@Dusk: Blu Monsoon

August 10, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Join us in the Garden for original Jazz and covers from Blu Monsoon! Share this concert on Facebook.

Free and Open to All, Every Thursday from June 22 through August 10, 2017.

Featuring

  • great food options from Acme Fresh Market Catering & Event Planning (starting at 5:00 pm)
  • alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages available in the museum café
  • a chance to win a pair of Audio-Technica’s SonicFuel ATH-SR700BT wireless headphones
  • improved sound from Clear Gold Audio & Lighting
  • guitar effects demo lab from EarthQuaker Devices
  • an expanded stage

Akron Art Library Alert!

Akron Art Library graphicThe Akron Art Library is coming! We're hard at work creating a lending library of original artwork that can be checked out on a monthly basis (just like checking out a book at the library)!

You can help: every donation you make to the Akron Art Library will be matched dollar for dollar by our friends at the Knight Foundation.

Look for donation boxes in the lobby and in the garden during Downtown@Dusk!


Drop by after work, before the concert starts, for a bite to eat—we may even be doing some grilling in the garden! Don't forget to enter to win a pair of Audio-Technica’s SonicFuel ATH-SR700BT wireless headphones, courtesy of Audio-Technica!

Audio-Technica’s SonicFuel ATH-SR700BT wireless headphones

Downtown@Dusk is presented by KeyBank, with additional support by Audio-Technica, EarthQuaker Devices, ACME Fresh Market Catering and Event Planning, Ron and Ann Allan /the Allan Family Fund of the Akron Community Foundation, the City of Akron and Clear Gold Audio. Media sponsorship is provided by WKSU 89.7.

Downtown@Dusk is presented by KeyBank

  

KeyBank Logo

Additional support for Downtown@Dusk is provided by:

                           
Audio-Technica Logo     EarthQuaker Devices Logo        Acme Fresh Market Catering & Events Logos        Clear Gold Audio Logo   
                           
Ron & Ann Allan     City of Akron Logo     WKSU 89.7 Logo           

Artist Talk: Lori Kella

August 12, 2017, 2:00 pm

Free for members! Join Serial Intent artist Lori Kella for a conversation about her artwork in the museum gallery!

Artist Talk: Lori Kella

August 12, 2017, 2:00 pm

Discover the details of Lori Kella’s Seven Summits series from the artist herself in a gallery talk alongside the artwork. Kella's artwork is featured in Serial Intent at the Akron Art Museum through September 10, 2017. Share this artist talk on Facebook.

Free for Members; Free with the Price of admission for Non-Members.

Want to attend this program and others like it for Free? Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum.

Image: Lori Kella, Simply Everest, 2016, archival pigment print, 30 x 30 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, William and Margaret Lipscomb Fund 2016.18

Interior image: Lori Kella speaking about her work in Serial Intent. Photography by Shane Wynn

Free Thursday

August 17, 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

August 17, 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.  

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Back to School with A, B, C-Reativity

August 19, 2017, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Supercharge your child’s school year with a twist of inventiveness and early learning concepts. 

Back to School with A, B, C-Reativity

August 19, 2017, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

For all ages and their grown-ups.

Supercharge your child’s school year with a twist of inventiveness and early learning concepts. Experiment with materials to build your own shape-scape, explore patterns in nature and navigate through our color splash obstacle course in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. Then carry home your own DIY art toolbox to jumpstart the school year.

SCHEDULE

11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Throughout the day, join us for child-led early concept art activities, our own Live Creative obstacle course, colorful parachute play and musical games.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Get ready to “pop!” into the school year with Gary Pearlman, better known as Dr. U.R. Awesome! From Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. U.R. Awesome is a professional Bubbleologist and current 2x Guinness World record holder for the “Biggest Free Floating Soap Bubble.” More information drurawesome.com. Dr. U.R. Awesome is pictured on the left.

More More More Dandelions illustration by Eric VanRaepenbusch

1:00 – 3:00 pm
After the show, stick around for more hands-on activities and an interactive storytelling workshop by local author/illustrator, Eric VanRaepenbusch and be the first to learn about his new children’s book, More, More, More! Dandelions in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden.

Free museum admission and activities. Register online using the link or button below. For more information call 330.376.9186.

Photography by Shane Wynn

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Family Days are made possible by the presenting sponsor PNC with additional support from the R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation and the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Artist Talk & Demonstration: Bruce Checefsky

August 24, 2017, 6:30 pm

Join Serial Intent artist Bruce Checefsky to learn about the unique process behind his Garden series. 

Artist Talk & Demonstration: Bruce Checefsky

August 24, 2017, 6:30 pm

Join Serial Intent artist Bruce Checefsky to learn about the unique process behind his Garden series and enjoy a demonstration in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden (rain or shine). Share this artist talk on Facebook.

Free and open to all!

Click here to become a member. Your membership helps to support Free programming like this and much for everyone who visits the Akron Art Museum.

Image: Bruce Checefsky, Dahlia Nenekazi, 2010, archival pigment print, 22 x 30 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of the artist 2013.16

Interior image: Bruce Checefsky speaking about his work in Serial Intent. Photography by Shane Wynn

Free Thursday

August 24, 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

August 24, 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.

The J. M. Smucker Company logo 

Rubber City Jazz Festival: Power Lunch

August 25, 2017, 12:00 – 1:15 pm

Get a taste of the vibrant Akron Jazz scene at these power lunches during the 2nd annual Rubber City Jazz Fest. 

Rubber City Jazz Festival: Power Lunch

August 25, 2017, 12:00 – 1:15 pm

Experience all that Akron’s Jazz scene has to offer during the second annual Rubber City Jazz Fest.

Stop by the Museum on Friday for a coffee or lunch break and hear University of Akron professor Rock Wehrman perform classic jazz standards.

On Saturday, hear Cuyahoga Community College professor Joe Hunter, a frequent performer at Blu Jazz+, play classic jazz standards.

These free performances are not to be missed! 

Rubber City Jazz Festival: Power Lunch

August 26, 2017, 12:00 – 1:15 pm

Get a taste of the vibrant Akron Jazz scene at these power lunches during the 2nd annual Rubber City Jazz Fest.  

Rubber City Jazz Festival: Power Lunch

August 26, 2017, 12:00 – 1:15 pm

Experience all that Akron’s Jazz scene has to offer during the second annual Rubber City Jazz Fest.

Stop by the Museum on Friday for a coffee or lunch break and hear University of Akron professor Rock Wehrman perform classic jazz standards.

On Saturday, hear Cuyahoga Community College professor Joe Hunter, a frequent performer at Blu Jazz+, play classic jazz standards.

These free performances are not to be missed! 

Ohio Citizens for the Arts: A Community Conversation with Bill Behrendt

August 31, 2017, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

During the Community Conversation, Bill will give a brief summary of the status of public sector funding along with information on recent budget deliberations and how advocates truly make an impact. 

Ohio Citizens for the Arts: A Community Conversation with Bill Behrendt

August 31, 2017, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

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

Thanks to a partnership with the Akron Art Museum and the Akron Civic Theatre, Bill Behrendt, Executive Director of Ohio Citizens for the Arts and tireless advocate for Ohio’s art communities statewide, is coming to Summit County to host Ohio Citizens for the Arts: A Community Conversation with Bill Behrendt, on Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 4:00 – 5:30 PM at the Akron Art Museum—and you're invited to attend with your staff!

Bill is an incredible lobbyist that successfully worked with state legislators on the recent State of Ohio budget to ensure the arts remain a valued piece of the broader economic and vibrant community discussion.

During the Community Conversation, Bill will give a brief summary of the status of public sector funding along with information on recent budget deliberations and how advocates truly make an impact.

It's visits like Bill's that truly set Akron apart as a community ready to fully leverage our vibrant arts and culture sector.

Please reserve your seat today! 

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Free Thursday

August 31, 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

August 31, 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.

The J. M. Smucker Company logo 

Rock Painting Workshop

August 31, 2017, 6:30 – 10:00 pm

Celebrate Inside|Out in Middlebury and join Mary Bethel for a free Rock Painting Art Workshop at the amazing Rock Mill Climbing, Yoga & Fitness center! 

Rock Painting Workshop

August 31, 2017, 6:30 – 10:00 pm

***This workshop will be held at Rock Mill Climbing, Yoga & Fitness Center***

Celebrate Inside|Out in Middlebury and join Mary Bethel for a free Rock Painting Art Workshop at the amazing Rock Mill Climbing, Yoga & Fitness center!

The workshop takes place during Rock Mill's ice cream social, Sundae Sends, so be sure to check it out!

****Rock Painting Workshop is Free and open to all. No registration is required.
Sundae Sends is free with a Rock Mill day pass or Rock Mill membership.****

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Funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Inside|Out is a community-activated art project that brings high quality art reproductions from the Akron Art Museum's collection into your neighborhood. Find out more about Inside|Out in Akron.

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Scott Miller, Untitled, c. 2000, Inside|Out reproduction installed at Rock Mill Climbing, Yoga & Fitness, 677 Carroll St. Akron Ohio, 44304.

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