Upcoming Events

Events for Month of April 2018

Free Thursday

April 5, 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

April 5, 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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Creative Playdate

April 5, 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

April 5, 2018, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Coil Like a Snake – Yoga Poses with Clay

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.

Not a member? Join here!

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

Art, Yoga and Meditation

April 12, 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

April 12, 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, May 10 • 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 

Get To Know Your Museum Tour

April 13, 2018, 12:00 pm

Join us for an exciting exploration of the Museum’s collection through an interactive tour. 

Get To Know Your Museum Tour

April 13, 2018, 12:00 pm

Exclusive Members Get To Know Your Museum Tour

Whether you are brand new to the museum or have been a member for years, join us for an exciting exploration of the Museum’s collection through an interactive tour which will include museum surprises, secrets, fun facts to share with family and friends, and tips on how to get special member discounts every time you visit!

This tour is FREE for Akron Art Museum members but registration is required. Register online using the link / button below. Space is limited! Only 20 spots per tour.

Additional Get to Know Your Museum Tour Date:
Saturday, April 21, 2018 • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Not a member? Join here!

Tots Create

April 14, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Wander with us in the galleries for playful looking and listening games, songs and colorful storytelling. 

Tots Create

April 14, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Drip, Drop and Doodle

Best for ages 3-5 and their grown-ups

Wander with us in the galleries for playful looking and listening games, songs and colorful storytelling. Then, roll up your sleeves and enjoy some creative discovery time together, using familiar, everyday materials to nurture your young artist’s individualism, dreams and vision. Art smocks provided, please dress for an inspirational mess.

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

Not a member? Join today!

Photo: Shane Wynn

Tots Create is made possible with support from the Robert O. & Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Kids Studio Class

April 14, 2018, 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

April 14, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Drip n' Flip Parallel Line Paintings

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.

Akron Coffee Roasters: Brewing Basics

April 19, 2018, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

We'll discuss the four main variables involved in producing a good cup (coffee, water, ratio, time) and how to use them in various brewing techniques.

Akron Coffee Roasters: Brewing Basics

April 19, 2018, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Akron Coffee Roasters bring their coffee amazingness back to the Akron Art Museum.

In Brewing Basics: We'll discuss the four main variables involved in producing a good cup (coffee, water, ratio, time) and how to use them in various brewing techniques.

Registration is required. Register online using the link / button below. 
$10/Members • $15/Non Member admission

Become a member of the Akron Art Museum and receive early access, discounted, or even free admission to events like this one. Click here to join today!

Photo: Shane Wynn

Art Moves

April 19, 2018, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

In collaboration with The Movement Project, works of art come alive with dramatic interpretation through movement. 

Art Moves

April 19, 2018, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Workout with a Line

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

Art makes you move! When children look thoughtfully at art, they develop self-expression and early reading skills, but not only with their eyes. Responding to the basic elements of art such as color, line, shape and space involves a whole-body approach to seeing. In collaboration with The Movement Project, works of art come alive with dramatic interpretation through movement. A kinesthetic art-making experience follows. Please dress for stretching and inventiveness. 

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. 

Get To Know Your Museum Tour

April 21, 2018, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for an exciting exploration of the museum’s collection through an interactive tour.

Get To Know Your Museum Tour

April 21, 2018, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Exclusive Members Get To Know Your Museum Tour

Whether you are brand new to the museum or have been a member for years, join us for an exciting exploration of the museum’s collection through an interactive tour which will include museum surprises, secrets, fun facts to share with family and friends, and tips on how to get special member discounts every time you visit!

This tour is FREE for Akron Art Museum members but registration is required. Register online using the link / button below. Space is limited! Only 20 spots per tour.

Not a member? Join here!

Art Babes: Babyfest '18

April 26, 2018, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Meet up with other babies for an engaging afternoon of color-seeking, mess-making and creative movement. 

Art Babes: Babyfest '18

April 26, 2018, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

For 0-18 month olds and their grown-ups.

Babyfest '18!

Calling All Babies! Celebrate the joys of babyhood during the National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) Week of the Young Child. Meet up with other babies for an engaging afternoon of color-seeking, mess-making and creative movement.

Babies at different stages have their own perspectives on art. Awaken your little one's curiosity with early learning experiences involving color, texture, light and sound while singing and bouncing to the beat in the galleries. Meet-up for a pint-sized play date and baby approved art activity in our multi-sensory studio classroom.

Free activities for all member and non-member babies. Registration required. Click on the button / link below to register.

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

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