Upcoming Events

Events for Month of September 2017

Artist Talk: Michael Loderstedt

September 7, 2017, 6:30 pm

Join Serial Intent artist Michael Loderstedt to learn about Bestiary, the portfolio he created in collaboration with fellow Northeast Ohio artist Craig Lucas, alongside the artworks in-gallery. 

Artist Talk: Michael Loderstedt

September 7, 2017, 6:30 pm

Join Serial Intent artist Michael Loderstedt to learn about Bestiary, the portfolio he created in collaboration with fellow Northeast Ohio artist Craig Lucas, alongside the artworks in-gallery. 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: Michael Loderstedt and Craig Lucas, F from Bestiary, 1999-2000, screenprint and relief on paper, 20 x 26 in., Collection of Akron Art Museum, Gift of Artists Image Resource 2013.5

Interior image: Michael Loderstedt speaking about Bestiary during the opening celebration for Serial Intent. Photography by Shane Wynn

Free Thursday

September 7, 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

September 7, 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 

Creative Playdate

September 7, 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

September 7, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Best for ages 12 months – 5 years and their grown-ups (siblings welcome)

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. Our playdates are structured to be child-led and come with our Live Creative Mess Guarantee: Please dress for experimentation with messy mediums and prepare to be inspired by your child’s creative collaborations and concoctions!

Upcoming Creative Playdates:
Thursday, October 5
Thursday, November 2

Free for members. $10/non-member child.
Registration required. Register online using the button / link below, or call 330.376.9186.

Creative Playdates are made possible with support from the Robert O. & Annamae Orr Family Foundation. 

Free Thursday

September 14, 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

September 14, 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 

Art, Yoga and Meditation

September 14, 2017, 6:30 – 7:45 pm

Enhance your health, wellness and experience the current exhibitions at the Akron Art Museum. 

Art, Yoga and Meditation

September 14, 2017, 6:30 – 7:45 pm

Enhance your health, wellness and experience the current exhibitions at the Akron Art Museum. Yoga in the galleries begins in September. Each month an all-levels yoga class will be presented in conjunction with a specific exhibition, providing an opportunity to stretch and strengthen your body and your mind.

Led by certified and local Akron Yoga Instructors, this enriching experience is not to be missed. Bring a yoga mat and an open, creative mind.

Free for Members, $10 non-members. Registration is required. Click the link / button below to register online.

Upcoming Art, Yoga and Meditation Sessions
September 14 • Heavy Metal
October 12 • Micro/Macro
November 9 • Alchemy 

Photo courtesy of @kcjenk42

Decompression Chamber Music with Tuesday Musical

September 15, 2017, 12:00 pm

Ease your workday stress with a free Decompression Chamber concert by Tuesday Musical's Escher String Quartet!  

Decompression Chamber Music with Tuesday Musical

September 15, 2017, 12:00 pm

Free and open to all

Ease your workday stress with a free Decompression Chamber concert by Tuesday Musical's Escher String Quartet in the Akron Art Museum’s Bud and Susie Rogers Garden on Friday, September 15, at noon.

Concert-goers are welcome to bring lunch or purchase food in the museum café. In case of inclement weather, the 45-minute concert will move inside the museum.

Presented by Tuesday Musical with partial support over the next two years by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation through its Knight Arts Challenge, the new Decompression Chamber series is bringing free concerts by chamber musicians to employees and clients at hospitals, government offices, factories, social service agencies, and other high-pressure sites.

“Research shows that classical music can decrease stress, boost brain function, improve productivity, increase physical performance, and sharpen memory,” explained Jarrod Hartzler, executive and artistic director of Tuesday Musical. “With Decompression Chamber, we want to share all of those benefits with people throughout Akron.”

Tots Create

September 16, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Roll up your sleeves and enjoy some inventing time together using familiar, everyday materials to nurture your young artist’s self-expression, imagination and creativity.

Tots Create

September 16, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Best for ages 3-5 and their grown-ups

If you can wiggle on a line, smell the color orange and touch soft pink clouds you’re ready for our wonder-filled art adventure. Wander with us in the galleries for fun looking and listening games, songs and rainbow play. After class, roll up your sleeves and enjoy some inventing time together using familiar, everyday materials to nurture your young artist’s self-expression, imagination and creativity. Preferred attire: Your messy best.

Upcoming Tots Create Classes:
Saturday, October 14
Saturday, November 11

$5/members • $10/non-member child.
Registration required. Click the link / button below to register online or call 330.376.9186.

Tots Create is made possible with support from the Robert O. & Annamae Orr Family Foundation and the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.

Kids Studio Class

September 16, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Museum educators and local teaching artists team up to build meaningful connections with contemporary art, followed by offbeat art “experiments” in our non-traditional classroom your kids will love!  

Kids Studio Class

September 16, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Best for ages 6 – 10

Bring your curiosity and leave inspired! Museum educators and local teaching artists team up to build meaningful connections with contemporary art, followed by offbeat art “experiments” in our non-traditional classroom your kids will love! No experience is necessary, and all materials are supplied. Our Kids Studio classes are designed to build confidence in creative risk taking with unique materials and processes rather than learning formal techniques for art-making. Along their journey, students learn how to express ideas, solve problems constructively and transform imaginative concept into design. Class size is limited. Art smock provided, please wear comfortable clothes that may get stained.

Upcoming Kids Studio Classes:
Saturday, October 14
Saturday, November 11

$5 members, $10/non-member child. 
Registration required. Click the link / button below to register online or call 330.376.9186.

Kids Studio is made possible with support from the Robert O. & Annamae Orr Family Foundation and the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.

Free Thursday

September 21, 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

September 21, 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 

Art Moves

September 21, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Journey through the galleries and discover the inspiration behind great art as we bring it to life through storytelling, dance, dramatic play and learning to interpret what we see. 

Art Moves

September 21, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Best for ages 3+ and their grown-ups (siblings welcome)

We’re taking a journey and our suitcase is packed with poetry, color scarves, magic paintbrushes and razzmatazz. Journey through the galleries and discover the inspiration behind great art as we bring it to life through storytelling, dance, dramatic play and learning to interpret what we see. Then tie on your apron in the studio for a closer look at how art is made and experiment with a creative process or two.

Requested attire: Colorful socks!

Upcoming Art Moves:
Thursday, October 12
Thursday, November 9

Free for members. $10/non-member child.
Registration required.

Art Moves is made possible with support from the Robert O. & AnnaMae Orr Family Foundation. 

Film: Burden

September 21, 2017, 7:00 pm

Burden explores the life of the always provocative artist Chris Burden, whose work consistently challenged ideas about the limits and nature of modern art. 

Film: Burden

September 21, 2017, 7:00 pm

Free and open to the public • Share this Screening on Facebook

Best known for his extreme performances, like Shoot, where a friend shot him in the arm with a rifle, Chris Burden is a heavy metal artist. Illustrated with performances, private videos and recollections from those who knew him, Burden explores the life of the always provocative artist Chris Burden, whose work consistently challenged ideas about the limits and nature of modern art, from his notorious performances in the 1970s to his later assemblages, installations, kinetic and static sculptures and scientific models.

View the film trailer:

Inside|Out Community-Wide pARTy

September 21, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Celebrate community and culture at the Inside|Out Community-Wide pARTy at the Akron Art Museum.  

Inside|Out Community-Wide pARTy

September 21, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Free and open to all • Food and treats will be provided

Celebrate community and culture at the Inside|Out Community-Wide pARTy at the Akron Art Museum. Community leaders, business owners and residents of Copley Township, West Akron & Sherbondy Hill, Middlebury and Ellet have welcomed reproductions of artworks from the collection into their neighborhoods from May through October 2017 via this community activated art project and we welcome you back in to the museum to see the original works of art.

Join us and celebrate with your neighbors, learn about happenings in the neighborhoods and experience the originals while they are still on display through the length of the project. The artworks will be up in the museum and on display out in the communities through October 31, 2017.

Find out more about Inside|Out.

Photo: Chris Rutan Photography

2017 Annual Meeting

September 26, 2017, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Join Board President Christine Myeroff, the Board of Directors, and Executive Director and CEO Mark Masuoka for our Annual Meeting at the Akron Art Museum 

2017 Annual Meeting

September 26, 2017, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Join Board President Christine Myeroff, the Board of Directors, and Executive Director and CEO Mark Masuoka for our Annual Meeting at the Akron Art Museum. We will recap the past year's programs and events, and elect newly nominated board members.

Thank you to our departing Directors for their dedication and support: Fred Bidwell, C. Gordon Ewers and Stephen Radwany.

The Governance Committee recommends the re-election of the following directors for another four-year term (2017-2021):

Jeff Bruno
Myriam Altieri Haslinger
Richard Harris
Elizabeth Sheeler


The Governance Committee recommends the election of the following individuals for one, four-year term (2017-2021):

Rose Andrews
Nancy Brennan
Sarah Johnston
Steve Myers

Free Thursday

September 28, 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

September 28, 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 

Art Babes

September 28, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Park the stroller and crawl on up for bouncy rhymes, singing, puppets and sensory play that will awaken your baby’s curiosity and create a page for the baby book.  

Art Babes

September 28, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Best for ages 0-12 months and their grown-ups

Calling all rollers, sitters, dribblers and gigglers for a pint-sized playdate where we’ll explore blobs of color, fuzzy edges, shapes and shadows, scents and touch. Park the stroller and crawl on up for bouncy rhymes, singing, puppets and sensory play that will awaken your baby’s curiosity and create a page for the baby book. Crying and cooing welcome. And don’t let the art disrupt feeding, sleeping or changing schedules; We have a designated, quiet family-friendly classroom for stretching out your visit.

Upcoming Art Babes:
Thursday, October 19
Thursday, November 16

$5 for members. $10/non-member child.
Registration required. Register online using the link / button below, or call 330.376.9186.

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

Synapse Lecture: Charles Lindsay

September 28, 2017, 6:30 pm

Join Charles Lindsay as he discusses his evolving hybrid installation FIELD STATION, on view in Alchemy, along with other current projects. 

Synapse Lecture: Charles Lindsay

September 28, 2017, 6:30 pm

Free and open to all • Share this artist talk on Facebook

Charles Lindsay is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work synthesizes ideas about technology, ecosystems, semiotics and humor. He creates immersive environments, sound installations, sculptures built from salvaged aerospace and bio-tech equipment, photographs and videos. His career trajectory has been diverse, ranging from exploration geology in the Arctic to photojournalism in the jungles of southeast Asia. He invented a carbon-based imaging process and merged that with sound and sensors to create immersive installations.

Lindsay serves as the SETI Artist in Residence Program Director. He is a Guggenheim Fellow, recipient of the Robert Rauschenberg Residency, Artist in Residence at Imagine Science Films, and the innovator behind OSA EARS – a project designed to deliver real-time sound from one of the world’s most bio-diverse rain forests to anyone anywhere via Internet. His work has been profiled by WIRED, Motherboard, ARTonAIR.org, Viralnet, NPR, and CNN International.

Works from the FIELD STATION, an evolving hybrid installation, are on view at the Akron Art Museum as part of the exhibition Alchemy: Transformations in Gold, Oct. 7, 2017 – Jan. 21, 2018.

Carbon, by Charles Lindsay

Carbon, by Charles Lindsay, Available for purchase in the Museum Shop. $50 ($40 for members) Meet the artist and get your copy signed after the Synapse Lecture.

About Carbon
Over the last decade Charles Lindsay has been exploring the micro- and macrocosms of the universe through the most elemental components of photography: surface, emulsion, and light. The cameraless works in Carbon form a world unto themselves, referencing the essence of life—animal, vegetal, and mineral—on this planet, and imagining possible connections with intelligence systems known and unknown.

image: Charles Lindsay, Sputterer, from FIELD STATION, 2016-17, courtesy of the artist

The Synapse series explores enlightened collaborations between art and science. This initiative at The University of Akron probes the ideas, images, and mutual interests connecting art and science professionals and disciplines. The Synapse series is funded through the generous support of the Knight Foundation.
 

High Arts Knight at the Museum Featuring Kasumi

September 29, 2017, 6:30 – 10:00 pm

Join us in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden to screen films, enjoy live music and catch a unique performance by Kasumi as part of Optics of Memory. 

High Arts Knight at the Museum Featuring Kasumi

September 29, 2017, 6:30 – 10:00 pm

Join us in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden to screen films, enjoy live music and catch a unique performance by Kasumi as part of Optics of Memory (a fellow Knight Arts Challenge winner).

Admission to this performance is free and open to the public. Family friendly entertainment for all ages. Does not include admission to museum galleries.

Kasumi’s newest audio-visual installation and live performance, the Optics of Memory Experience is an eye-popping mix of vividly psychedelic imagery projected onto three massive screens and hypnotic, immersive electronic music amplified through a state-of-the-art sound system.

Her media phantasmagoria takes the audience on a journey into the mirrored feedback loop of perception and memory. Kasumi is well known for her daring artistic experiences that blend her unique filmmaking, musical, and artistic talents into work that has been described as “wildly innovative,” “mind-blowing,” “brilliant,” and “transcendent” and that “breaks all boundaries in media art.”

Kasumi’s performance will culminate an art filled evening of live performances and short films as part of the High Arts Festival's Knight at the Museum. Entertainment will begin at 6:30 PM on the lawn of the Akron Art Museum’s Bud & Susie Rogers Garden. 

Share this performance on Facebook.

This event is sponsored by the GAR Foundation, Haslinger Foundation, Downtown Akron Partnership, Akron Art Museum, Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design, and made possible by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge.  

Subscribe to the Calendar

  
Subscribe on Yahoo! Calendar

Yahoo Calendar Instructions:

  1. On your Yahoo Calendar page, find "Subscribed" on the left side-bar and click the "plus" sign
  2. Click "Subscribe to Other Calendars"
  3. Paste the following link in the "iCal Address" field:
  4. Choose a Display Name and Calendar Color and click "Continue"
Help with calendar subscriptions

Help with calendar subscriptions:

Most modern calendar software will allow you to subscribe to online calendars. If you have different software other than those that are listed, you can use the following URL in its subscribe feature to automatically display upcoming events: