Upcoming Events

Events for Month of January 2018

Gallery Talk by Kathy Buszkiewicz

January 4, 2018, 6:30 pm

Connect with artists featured in Heavy Metal at these free, artist-led gallery talks. Discover how each artist works and what inspires them.  

Gallery Talk by Kathy Buszkiewicz

January 4, 2018, 6:30 pm

Free and Open to All

Connect with artists featured in Heavy Metal at these artist-led gallery talks. Discover how each artist works and what inspires them. Meet in the gallery at 6:30 pm for these free dialogues.

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image:  Kathy Buszkiewicz, Double Dutch: Skip the Rhetoric, 2016, United States currency, wood, 24K yellow gold 46 x 8 x 1.5 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Upcoming Heavy Metal gallery talks:

Thursday, January 18 • Sherry Simms 
Thursday, February 1 • Emily Sullivan Smith

Creative Playdate

January 4, 2018, 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

January 4, 2018, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Ice Cold and Gold

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!

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.  

Tots Create

January 6, 2018, 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

January 6, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Happy Accidents Collage Techniques

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.

$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

January 6, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

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.

Kids Studio

January 6, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Slime Alchemy Studio

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.

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

Photo: Shane Wynn

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

Family Drop In: Ed Emberley Art Opening

January 11, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Be among the first to see the show and celebrate the opening of Ed Emberley: Better You Than Me. 

Family Drop In: Ed Emberley Art Opening

January 11, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Free and Open to All

Come celebrate the opening of Ed Emberley: Better You Than Me. Be among the first to see the show, pose for a selfie in front of the exhibition’s amazing title wall, experience the storytelling of Wandering Aesthetics, create thumbprint art with Jen Davis of SmART Studio and learn some of Ed Emberley’s signature drawing moves with curator and graffiti artist Caleb Neelon. Dig in to chips and guacamole courtesy of Chipotle and boogie down to some funky sounds. Plus meet special guests Ed and Barbara Emberley!

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Art, Yoga and Meditation

January 11, 2018, 6:30 pm

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. 

Art, Yoga and Meditation

January 11, 2018, 6:30 pm

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

Upcoming dates for Art, Yoga and Meditation
Thursday, February 8 • 6:30 – 7:45 pm
Thursday, March 8 • 6:30 – 7:45 pm
Thursday, April 12 • 6:30 – 7:45 pm

FREE to members. $10 non-member. Register online using the link / button below.

Yoga in the Galleries is made possible with support from the Bemis Company Foundation 

Family Day: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 15, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Celebrate the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by recharging your imagination with hands-on art activities, games and storytelling paired with artists from the museum’s contemporary collection. 

Family Day: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 15, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy inspires transformation through creativity. Celebrate King’s vision by recharging your imagination with hands-on art activities, games and storytelling paired with artists from the museum’s contemporary collection.

Family Day activities are free. No registration required. Gallery admission free for members and children (age 17 and under).

Photo: 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.

Gallery Talk by Sherry Simms

January 18, 2018, 6:30 pm

Connect with artists featured in Heavy Metal at these free, artist-led gallery talks. Discover how each artist works and what inspires them. 

Gallery Talk by Sherry Simms

January 18, 2018, 6:30 pm

Free and Open to All

Connect with artists featured in Heavy Metal at these artist-led gallery talks. Discover how each artist works and what inspires them. Meet in the gallery at 6:30 pm for these free dialogues.

image:  Sherry Simms, 1009 Roses, 2001, pendant, Nickel-plated copper, copper and enamel paint, 4 x 3 in. Full length of necklace: 29 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Upcoming Heavy Metal gallery talks:

Thursday, February 1 • Emily Sullivan Smith 

Art Moves

January 18, 2018, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Art Moves replaces traditional sitting-and-looking exercises with engaging-and-interpreting, encouraging children to express themselves through kinesthetic experiences in the galleries. 

Art Moves

January 18, 2018, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Rolling & Bouncing with Color

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

Join the movement! Children are naturally inclined (and designed) to be active learners. Whether moving during imaginary play, exploring new concepts, or responding to what one sees, the body teaches the brain to think. Art Moves replaces traditional sitting-and-looking exercises with engaging-and-interpreting, encouraging children to express themselves through kinesthetic experiences in the galleries. In collaboration with the Cleveland-based dance company, The Movement Project, a professional dance instructor and museum educator embrace a whole-body approach to focused looking and process-based art making. Please wear comfortable clothing for bending and stretching.

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

Photo: Shane Wynn

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

TeachTalk 2018

January 18, 2018, 6:30 pm

In the style of The Moth/TedX/PechaKucha, you’ll hear tales from teachers of all kinds during this engaging, inspirational and entertaining event. You might even learn something! 

TeachTalk 2018

January 18, 2018, 6:30 pm

Teachers are fantastic storytellers, with the ability to make any subject or idea captivating for students. In the style of The Moth/TedX/PechaKucha, you’ll hear tales from teachers of all kinds during this engaging, inspirational and entertaining event. You might even learn something!

FREE. Register online using the link / button below.

Each attendee will receive professional development paperwork to submit to his/her LPDC.

Educator experiences are made possible with support from the Joseph G. and Sally A. Miller Family Foundation, the Laura R. & Lucian Q. Moffitt Foundation, and The Sandra L. and Dennis B. Haslinger Family Foundation. 

Moving Connections

January 23, 2018, 11:30 am

Moving Connections is a movement workshop designed for the senior community to encourage creativity, engage social interaction and deepen an appreciation of the arts through the joy of movement. 

Moving Connections

January 23, 2018, 11:30 am

Verb Ballets and the Akron Art Museum are proud to announce the return of Moving Connections

Tuesdays beginning January 23 through February 13, 2018 • 11:30 am

Moving Connections, a wellness program of Verb Ballets, is a movement workshop designed for the senior community to encourage creativity, engage social interaction and deepen an appreciation of the arts through the joy of movement. Moving Connections is led by professionally trained dancers and movement experts to help seniors develop flexibility, increase breath, exercise concentration that connects mind to body and increase cognitive function. The program is designed for all ability levels and can be done while seated.

Moving Connections will be offered for 4 sessions, once a week on Tuesdays, through February 13, 2018.

There is no cost to participate but registration is requried. Register online using the button / link below.

For more information about sessions contact Desmond Davis, Verb Ballets Education and Outreach Coordinator, at ddavis@verbballets.org or call 216-397-3757
 

Art Babes (new start time!)

January 25, 2018, 10:30 – 11:30 am

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 (new start time!)

January 25, 2018, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Up-Close and Far-Away: Attention Stretching 101

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.

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

Photo: Shane Wynn

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

Moving Connections

January 30, 2018, 11:30 am

Moving Connections is a movement workshop designed for the senior community to encourage creativity, engage social interaction and deepen an appreciation of the arts through the joy of movement. 

Moving Connections

January 30, 2018, 11:30 am

Verb Ballets and the Akron Art Museum are proud to announce the return of Moving Connections

Tuesdays beginning January 23 through February 13, 2018 • 11:30 am

Moving Connections, a wellness program of Verb Ballets, is a movement workshop designed for the senior community to encourage creativity, engage social interaction and deepen an appreciation of the arts through the joy of movement. Moving Connections is led by professionally trained dancers and movement experts to help seniors develop flexibility, increase breath, exercise concentration that connects mind to body and increase cognitive function. The program is designed for all ability levels and can be done while seated.

Moving Connections will be offered for 4 sessions, once a week on Tuesdays through February 13, 2018

There is no cost to participate but registration is requried. Register online using the button / link below.

For more information about sessions contact Desmond Davis, Verb Ballets Education and Outreach Coordinator, at ddavis@verbballets.org or call 216-397-3757
 

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