Upcoming Events

Events for Month of June 2018

Last Look Tour Jun Kaneko: Blurred Lines

June 2, 2018, 2:00 pm

Join John S. Knight Executive Director and CEO Mark Masuoka for a Last Look tour of Jun Kaneko: Blurred Lines.  

Last Look Tour Jun Kaneko: Blurred Lines

June 2, 2018, 2:00 pm

Join John S. Knight Executive Director and CEO Mark Masuoka for a Last Look tour of Jun Kaneko: Blurred Lines. 

Highlighting transformational moments throughout Kaneko’s five-decade career, the exhibition includes several large-scale ceramic sculptures, drawings, paintings and a site-specific installation of his 65-foot-long painting, Mirage. Blurred Lines also represents the first Akron Art Museum exhibition curated by Masuoka, who drew on a nearly 35-year relationship with the artist—Masuoka's mentor and friend—to create the exhibition. 

Free for members / Free with regular gallery admission for non-members. Registration is required. Register online using the link / button below. Space is limited!

Not a member? Join today!

Image: Shane Wynn

Artist/Curator Dialogue: Jerry Birchfield and Liz Carney

June 2, 2018, 11:30 am

Artist Jerry Birchfield and Assistant Curator Liz Carney will discuss the artist’s creative practice and the collaborative process of developing the exhibition Jerry Birchfield: Asleep in the Dust. 

Artist/Curator Dialogue: Jerry Birchfield and Liz Carney

June 2, 2018, 11:30 am

Artist Jerry Birchfield and Assistant Curator Liz Carney will discuss the artist’s creative practice and the collaborative process of developing the exhibition Jerry Birchfield: Asleep in the Dust.

Free for members/Free with gallery admission for nonmembers

Image: Jerry Birchfield and Assistant Curator Liz Carney with Birchfield's installation, Yes, They Were Made to Level. Photography by Shane Wynn

Family Day: Backyard Art-BQ

June 2, 2018, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bring a picnic blanket and some wet naps—we’re cooking up some sweet and sticky art recipes in our garden kitchen. 

Family Day: Backyard Art-BQ

June 2, 2018, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bring a picnic blanket and some wet naps—we’re cooking up some sweet and sticky art recipes in our garden kitchen. Roll out sunbaked clay pies, try your hand at printmaking-on-the-cob and glaze canvas with edible molasses paint. When the feast is done, wash away the day with dancing in the sprinkler.

Special guest: The Jammin’ Jumpers jumprope team will perform from 12 – 12:30 pm.

Akron Art Museum’s Family Day events are designed for children aged 0-12. Adults must be accompanied by a child. Siblings are always welcome.

Event-related activities are free. Admission to the galleries is free for ALL children (age 17 and under with an adult) and adult members. Non-member adult admission is $10.

Registration encouraged (due to limited supplies) but drop-ins welcome!

Photo: Tim Fitzwater

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Family Days are made possible by the presenting sponsor PNC with additional support from the Dominion Foundation and the R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation. 

Free Thursday

June 7, 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

June 7, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Connect to your creative life. 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.

Become a New Member of the Akron Art Museum on Thursday (in-person or online) for 25% off the regular price. Join today!

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.

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Ed Emberley Gallery Talk with Matt Horak

June 7, 2018, 6:30 pm

Get a tour of Ed Emberley: Better You Than Me from super fan, Art director at EarthQuaker Devices and artist for Marvel Comics' The Punisher, Matt Horak. 

Ed Emberley Gallery Talk with Matt Horak

June 7, 2018, 6:30 pm

Get a tour of Ed Emberley: Better You Than Me from a super fan. Matt Horak, Art director at EarthQuaker Devices and artist for Marvel Comics’ The Punisher has been an Ed Emberley fan for life. Check out a drawing demonstration by Horak, learn about how Emberley’s drawing books sparked Horak’s love of art and hear about how he built that passion into a career as you explore the exhibition.

This tour is FREE and open to all, but registration is required. Register online using the button / link below. Space is limited! Only 20 spots per tour.

Photo: Shane Wynn

Family Summer Adventure Tours

June 7, 2018, 11:30 am

Explore the galleries and investigate artwork on a museum adventure designed just for families. 

Family Summer Adventure Tours

June 7, 2018, 11:30 am

Every Thursday • 11:30 am
June 7 – August 23

Explore the galleries and investigate artwork on a museum adventure designed just for families. You’ll discover treasures, hunt for clues and see the world in a whole new way—without the hassle of packing a suitcase! Adventure tours include a 30-minute gallery experience and a 30-minute hands-on experience in the museum’s Summer Studio space.

Registration required. Register online using the link / button below. 

Family Summer Adventure Tours are made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation. 

Photo: Shane Wynn

Closed for Annual Auction

June 9, 2018, All Day

The museum will re-open on Sunday, June 10 at 11:00 am.  

Closed for Annual Auction

June 9, 2018, All Day

The Akron Art Museum will be CLOSED to the public on Saturday, June 9 for the 23rd Annual Auction to Benefit the Akron Art Museum.

The museum will re-open on Sunday, June 10 at 11:00 am. 

Auction 23

June 9, 2018, 6:00 – 11:00 pm

Join us for an evening of fabulous art, fine wines, great food and a one-of-a-kind auction experience at Auction 23 to Benefit the Akron Art Museum.  

Auction 23

June 9, 2018, 6:00 – 11:00 pm

We thank our guests, patrons and sponsors for a memorable evening and successful Auction 23!


Auction to Benefit the Akron Art Museum Draws Over 200 Guests, by Betty O'Neill-Roderick, Akron Beacon Journal


Auction Photography

View Photos from Auction 23, June 9, 2018


        

Presenting Sponsor

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         Platinum Sponsors         
                 
Cohen & Co. Logo    McMillen Family Companies Logo    Ray Bertolini Trucking Logo    Stathos Construction Logo
                 
         Additional Support         
                 
      Burgess Cellars Logo    Jeff and Lisa Bruno      

Gold Patrons    Silver Patrons    Honorary Patrons
              
Acme Fresh Market
Myrna Berzon
Dr. Anne Caveny and Dr. Wayne Hedrick
FirstEnergy Foundation
The Leidich Family
Stephen and Celeste Myers
   B+B Cleaners
George and Karen Daverio
Fifth Third Bank
Huntington National Bank
Dianne and Herb Newman
Steinway Piano Gallery Cleveland
   Akron Children's Hospital
Mr. and Mrs. Roland Bauer
Broadleaf Partners
Bober Markey Fedeorovich
Ray Bologna and Andrea Rodgers
Cleveland Clinic Akron General
GOJO
Judge Kathryn Michael
Bruce and Anne Rowland
Mr and Mrs Edward Russell
S.A. Communale, Inc.

   2018 Auction Committee   
        

Laura Bertolini, Chair

Jane Stathopoulos, Chair

     
        

Rose Andrews

Lyn Bober

Ray Bologna and Andrea Rodgers

Jeff Bruno

Karrie Dettling

Paige Hoover

Christine Iemma

Vicki Mercer

Kathryn Michael

  

Missy Morlock

Mia Morris

Christine Myeroff

Nancy O'Dell

Rory and Dedee O'Neil

David and Jillian Pelland

Duane and Earline Roe

Bruce Rowland

Stroller Tour: B.Y.O.B. - Bring Your Own Bib

June 10, 2018, 12:00 – 12:45 pm

While babies are soaking up the color and shapes, adults learn intriguing tidbits about the artists’ own family life, upbringing and early creative influences that made them who they are today. 

Stroller Tour: B.Y.O.B. - Bring Your Own Bib

June 10, 2018, 12:00 – 12:45 pm

All aboard for cruise creative! Join a museum educator on a tour mapped out for our youngest members, birth to 12 months of age, with a caregiver. Bring your curious little traveler in a hands-free baby carrier or stroller to encourage closer looking and listening, with creative destinations specially charted for baby’s budding curiosity and visual stimulation. While babies are soaking up the color and shapes, adults learn intriguing tidbits about the artists’ own family life, upbringing and early creative influences that made them who they are today.

Exclusive for Museum Members.
Tour group size is limited. Baby-wearing apparel or stroller is a prerequisite for participation.

Reserve your stroller parking spot by registering online using the button / link below.

Or call Educator for Family and Children’s Programs, Amanda Crowe, at 330.376.9186 x231.

Photo: John R. Aylward Photography

Member Stroller Tours are made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Free Thursday

June 14, 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

June 14, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Connect to your creative life. 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.

Become a New Member of the Akron Art Museum on Thursday (in-person or online) for 25% off the regular price. Join today!

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.

The J. M. Smucker Company logo 

Art, Yoga and Meditation

June 14, 2018, 6:30 – 7:45 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

June 14, 2018, 6:30 – 7:45 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.

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

Photo: Shane Wynn

Yoga in the Galleries is made possible with support from The Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation and the Samuel Reese Willis Foundation.

Ed Emberley Tour for Grown-Ups!

June 14, 2018, 6:30 pm

Explore illustrator Ed Emberley’s printmaking techniques and draftsmanship, and learn about his connections to art and history. 

Ed Emberley Tour for Grown-Ups!

June 14, 2018, 6:30 pm

Did you grow up sketching from Ed Emberley’s drawing books or maybe you remember reading the award winning Drummer Hoff as a kid? Even if you aren’t familiar with Emberley, here’s your chance to learn about the illustrator that has children and professional artists and designer like Todd Oldham, clamoring to get a get a closer look. Explore Emberley’s printmaking technique and draftsmanship and learn about his connections to art and history.

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

Family Summer Adventure Tours

June 14, 2018, 11:30 am

Explore the galleries and investigate artwork on a museum adventure designed just for families.  

Family Summer Adventure Tours

June 14, 2018, 11:30 am

Every Thursday • 11:30 am
June 7 – August 23

Explore the galleries and investigate artwork on a museum adventure designed just for families. You’ll discover treasures, hunt for clues and see the world in a whole new way—without the hassle of packing a suitcase! Adventure tours include a 30-minute gallery experience and a 30-minute hands-on experience in the museum’s Summer Studio space.

Registration required. Register online using the link / button below. 

Family Summer Adventure Tours are made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation. 

Photo: Shane Wynn

Art Blooms 2018: Akron Flower Show

June 15, 2018, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Akron Garden Club returns to Akron Art Museum June 15-17 to produce Art Blooms, a Garden Club of America flower show. 

Art Blooms 2018: Akron Flower Show

June 15, 2018, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Akron Garden Club returns to Akron Art Museum June 15-17 to produce Art Blooms, a Garden Club of America flower show. Inspired by the revitalization of Akron, the show will exhibit outstanding horticulture, conservation, photography and floral interpretations of fine art.

Highlights will include 20 highly artistic floral designs inspired by works on exhibition at the museum, arrayed throughout the galleries. There also will be 12 entries of jewelry and other embellished items made entirely from dried botanical material. In addition, the show will feature 26 classes of seasonal cut horticultural specimens from local gardens, houseplants, terrariums and container gardens and 30 landscape and horticultural photographs. A conservation exhibition about Akron Waterways Renewed! will educate about the city’s multi-year, billion-dollar water quality improvement project.

Open to the public June 15-17, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Museum admission fees apply. 

Art Blooms 2018: Akron Flower Show

June 16, 2018, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Akron Garden Club returns to Akron Art Museum June 15-17 to produce Art Blooms, a Garden Club of America flower show.  

Art Blooms 2018: Akron Flower Show

June 16, 2018, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Akron Garden Club returns to Akron Art Museum June 15-17 to produce Art Blooms, a Garden Club of America flower show. Inspired by the revitalization of Akron, the show will exhibit outstanding horticulture, conservation, photography and floral interpretations of fine art.

Highlights will include 20 highly artistic floral designs inspired by works on exhibition at the museum, arrayed throughout the galleries. There also will be 12 entries of jewelry and other embellished items made entirely from dried botanical material. In addition, the show will feature 26 classes of seasonal cut horticultural specimens from local gardens, houseplants, terrariums and container gardens and 30 landscape and horticultural photographs. A conservation exhibition about Akron Waterways Renewed! will educate about the city’s multi-year, billion-dollar water quality improvement project.

Open to the public June 15-17, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Museum admission fees apply. 

Trolley Tour: Miller Horns' Public Works

June 16, 2018, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for a timely trolley tour of Miller Horns’ public works steeped in local history and anecdotes about the late artist led by former close friend and mentee Terry Klausman. 

Trolley Tour: Miller Horns' Public Works

June 16, 2018, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Meets at the Akron-Summit County Public Library (Main Library, 60 South High St)

Featured in the Akron Art Library and recently added to the Akron Art Museum’s permanent collection, Miller Horns was a local artist and activist known for exploring the medium of electrostatic printmaking, and for his dedication to commemorating African-American history in Akron.

Join us for a timely trolley tour of Miller Horns’ public works steeped in local history and anecdotes about the late artist led by former close friend and mentee Terry Klausman. We will begin at Akron-Summit County Public Library Main Library, make several stops throughout Akron, and end at the Akron Art Museum for a private viewing of three recent acquisitions created by Horns.

These artworks will be Miller’s first to enter the museum’s permanent collection—register now to be among the first to see these newly acquired electrostatic prints. This is a unique experience not to be missed!

FREE. Registration required. Space is limited! Register online using the button / link below.

image: Miller Horns, Morning, Noon, and Night (detail), 1980s - Mixed media, Collection of the Akron Art Museum Art Library at the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

Art Blooms 2018: Akron Flower Show

June 17, 2018, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Akron Garden Club returns to Akron Art Museum June 15-17 to produce Art Blooms, a Garden Club of America flower show.  

Art Blooms 2018: Akron Flower Show

June 17, 2018, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Akron Garden Club returns to Akron Art Museum June 15-17 to produce Art Blooms, a Garden Club of America flower show. Inspired by the revitalization of Akron, the show will exhibit outstanding horticulture, conservation, photography and floral interpretations of fine art.

Highlights will include 20 highly artistic floral designs inspired by works on exhibition at the museum, arrayed throughout the galleries. There also will be 12 entries of jewelry and other embellished items made entirely from dried botanical material. In addition, the show will feature 26 classes of seasonal cut horticultural specimens from local gardens, houseplants, terrariums and container gardens and 30 landscape and horticultural photographs. A conservation exhibition about Akron Waterways Renewed! will educate about the city’s multi-year, billion-dollar water quality improvement project.

Open to the public June 15-17, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Museum admission fees apply. 

Free Thursday

June 21, 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

June 21, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Connect to your creative life. 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.

Become a New Member of the Akron Art Museum on Thursday (in-person or online) for 25% off the regular price. Join today!

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.

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International Yoga Day

June 21, 2018, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Enhance your health, wellness and experience International Yoga Day in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden.

International Yoga Day

June 21, 2018, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Enhance your health, wellness and experience International Yoga Day in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. Stretch and strengthen your body and your mind during this free lunchtime session.

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 and Open to All • Register online using the button / link below. 

Photo: Shane Wynn

Family and Friends Tour

June 21, 2018, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Explore the museum learning surprises, secrets, fun facts to share with family and friends, and tips on how to get special member discounts every time you visit! 

Family and Friends Tour

June 21, 2018, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Know someone who isn’t a museum member yet? Have them join you for a specially designed tour to take with a friend! Explore the museum learning 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. Please click the button / link below to reserve your space and space for a nonmember friend or family member. Space is limited! Only 20 spots per tour.

Not a member? Join here! 

Photo: Shane Wynn

Family Summer Adventure Tours

June 21, 2018, 11:30 am

Explore the galleries and investigate artwork on a museum adventure designed just for families.  

Family Summer Adventure Tours

June 21, 2018, 11:30 am

Every Thursday • 11:30 am
June 7 – August 23

Explore the galleries and investigate artwork on a museum adventure designed just for families. You’ll discover treasures, hunt for clues and see the world in a whole new way—without the hassle of packing a suitcase! Adventure tours include a 30-minute gallery experience and a 30-minute hands-on experience in the museum’s Summer Studio space.

Registration required. Register online using the link / button below.

Family Summer Adventure Tours are made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation. 

Photo: Shane Wynn

Live Creative Summer Studio

June 26, 2018

Unplug and make lasting memories together without worrying about the calendar! 

Live Creative Summer Studio

June 26, 2018

Tuesday through Friday • 11 am – 4 pm
June 5 – August 24

Unplug and make lasting memories together without worrying about the calendar! Play and explore a variety of art-making techniques and materials as you spend time with your family in the museum’s Live Creative Summer Studio. Drop in and create masterpieces and memories.

No registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free for members and all children (age 17 and under with an adult) every day. Regular admission applies to nonmember adults Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with the exception of Free Thursdays when admission is free to all.

Summer Studio is made possible by the presenting sponsor KeyBank with additional support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation and the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation. 

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Photos: Tim Fitzwater

Free Thursday

June 28, 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

June 28, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Connect to your creative life. 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.

Become a New Member of the Akron Art Museum on Thursday (in-person or online) for 25% off the regular price. Join today!

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.

The J. M. Smucker Company logo 

Downtown@Dusk: Curtis Taylor (Member Appreciation Night!)

June 28, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Join us for the kick-off of the Akron Art Museum's Downtown@Dusk concert series, featuring Grammy-award winning jazz trumpeter Curtis Taylor, accompanied by Akron’s Theron Brown. 

Downtown@Dusk: Curtis Taylor (Member Appreciation Night!)

June 28, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Concert Free & Open to All

Join us for the kick-off of the Akron Art Museum's Downtown@Dusk concert series, featuring Grammy-award winning jazz trumpeter Curtis Taylor, accompanied by Akron’s Theron Brown.

Taylor has performed with pianist Cyrus Chestnut at the Kennedy Center (recorded for NPR’s Jazzset), played engagements at Dizzy’s Club in New York City and toured extensively around the world. He has also performed and recorded with rising jazz star Gregory Porter.  

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*Member Appreciation Night! 5:30 – 7:30 pm*

Calling all Akron Art Museum members!

Kick-off your summer concert season with us in the Art Oasis in the Upper Grove of the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden and pick-up some tasty treats and special offers!

At 6:30 pm relax and enjoy the music of Grammy Award-Winning Jazz Trumpeter Curtis Taylor at the first Downtown@Dusk concert of 2018! Taylor will be accompanied by local jazz pianist, Theron Brown.

Free for Members • Register online to attend

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Not a member? Join online.


Downtown@Dusk concerts are held in the Akron Art Museum's Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. In the event of inclement weather, concerts are held on the terrace, or moved to the museum lobby.

Spend a relaxing summer evening with friends and family in our beautiful downtown garden, the perfect venue for outdoor music and a cool drink. Throughout the summer, the museum café will offer delicious food options, including ice cream novelties and ice-cold beverages.

Downtown@Dusk is presented by the Akron Art Museum, with additional support Ron and Ann Allan, Audio-Technica, EarthQuaker Devices and Clear Gold Audio.

Media sponsorship is provided by The Summit FM.

Family Summer Adventure Tours

June 28, 2018, 11:30 am

Explore the galleries and investigate artwork on a museum adventure designed just for families.  

Family Summer Adventure Tours

June 28, 2018, 11:30 am

Every Thursday • 11:30 am
June 7 – August 23

Explore the galleries and investigate artwork on a museum adventure designed just for families. You’ll discover treasures, hunt for clues and see the world in a whole new way—without the hassle of packing a suitcase! Adventure tours include a 30-minute gallery experience and a 30-minute hands-on experience in the museum’s Summer Studio space.

Registration required. Register online using the link / button below. (coming soon)

Family Summer Adventure Tours are made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation. 

Photo: Shane Wynn

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