Upcoming Events

Events for February 22, 2018

Free Thursday

February 22, 2018, 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

February 22, 2018, 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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Akron Art Library Opening

February 22, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Celebrate the opening of the Akron Art Library, get the first look at the Art Library collection, and be among the first to reserve artwork for checkout! 

Akron Art Library Opening

February 22, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

***This Event Takes Place at the Akron-Summit County Library / Main Library, 60 S High St, Akron, OH 44326—directly across the street from the Akron Art Museum***

Free and Open to All

Celebrate the opening of the Akron Art Library, get the first look at the Art Library collection, and be among the first to reserve artwork for checkout!

Meet artists whose work is included in the Art Library collection, check out a demo by Micah Kraus in the library's TechZone. Kraus used the TechZone's laser engraver to create his artwork. Plus, a restoration specialist from Art Recovery Technologies will talk about the proper care and handling of art. The museum will provide art activities for all ages and light refeshments will be served.

The Akron Art Museum’s Art Library is a collection of original artworks ranging from paintings, prints, photographs and mixed-media works created by local, regional and international artists. Any Summit County resident with a library card is eligible to check-out artworks for up to four weeks at a time from the Akron-Summit County Public Library Main Library. Find out more about the Akron Art Library.

The Akron Art Library is organized by the Akron Art Museum and presented in partnership with the Akron-Summit County Public Library. It is made possible with the generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, GAR Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, and the Lehner Family Foundation. Additional support was provided by members of the philanthropic community.

Image: Angelo Merendino, American, born 1973, Akron, Ohio; lives Cleveland, Ohio, Parents Waving Goodbye at Door, 2013, Inkjet print, Collection of the Akron Art Museum Art Library at the Akron Summit County Public Library

Art Babes (new start time!)

February 22, 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!)

February 22, 2018, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Big Sculptures, Little Dumplings

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.

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

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