Upcoming Events

Events for September 21, 2017

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.

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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

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