Upcoming Events

Events for July 19, 2018

Free Thursday

July 19, 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

July 19, 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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Curated Storefront Tour

July 19, 2018, 5:00 pm

Join team members from Curated Storefront and Akron Soul Train on a walking tour of downtown Akron’s storefront exhibitions. 

Curated Storefront Tour

July 19, 2018, 5:00 pm

This is a Curated Storefront Event

Meets at the Akron Art Museum in the Beatrice Knapp McDowell Grand Lobby

Free and Open to All

Join team members from Curated Storefront and Akron Soul Train on a walking tour of downtown Akron’s storefront exhibitions featuring artwork by local and regional artists. Some of the presenting artists will join in the tour to briefly talk about their work. The tour will conclude back at the Akron Art Museum in time for the Downtown@Dusk concert series beginning at 6:30 pm in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden.

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

image: Joe Levack/Studio Akron

Community Meeting: Jeff Donaldson

July 19, 2018, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

This fall the Akron Art Museum will host an exhibition of work by AfriCOBRA artist Jeff Donaldson, and we're seeking feedback from the community on how you'd like to engage the exhibition. 

Community Meeting: Jeff Donaldson

July 19, 2018, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Free and Open to All 

This fall the Akron Art Museum will host an exhibition of work by AfriCOBRA artist Jeff Donaldson. In order to design programs and interpretive materials that best serve its visitors, the museum is currently seeking feedback from the community. 

The museum is hosting a community meeting about the exhibition on Thursday July 19 at 6:00 PM. All are welcome to attend and share ideas. We value your feedback and look forward to hearing from you.

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

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image: Jeff Donaldson, Simba, 1973, Mixed media, 28 x 18 inches, Collection of Dr. Sheryl L. Colyer, Courtesy of Kravets Wehby, New York

Can't make it to the July 19 meeting? Share your ideas via our online survey.


About the Exhibition
In 1968, artist Jeff Donaldson co-founded the African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists (AfriCOBRA). In response to political and social unrest in an arts world that privileged white artists and audiences, AfriCOBRA sought to create a new kind of art that was not only politically engaged but reflected contemporary Black culture and appealed specifically to a Black audience.

Jeff Donaldson: Dig, the artist’s first museum retrospective, sheds light on Donaldson’s contribution to art history by exploring his four-decade career. Spanning the artist’s activist roots in Chicago to his influence on future generations as a professor at Howard University and Vice President of the Barnes Foundation, this major exhibition presents new scholarship and features works never before seen in public.

Interested in learning more about AfriCOBRA? Check out this video link:

Downtown@Dusk: Shivering Timbers and Anne E. DeChant

July 19, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Enjoy an evening of roots and Americana rock with Anne E. DeChant, along with indie and roots rock from opening act, Shivering Timbers. 

Downtown@Dusk: Shivering Timbers and Anne E. DeChant

July 19, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Free & Open to All

Enjoy an evening of roots and Americana rock with Anne E. DeChant, along with indie and roots rock from the Shivering Timbers.

Anne E. DeChant is an award-winning Nashville recording artist originally from Cleveland, Ohio where she was a five-time Singer-Songwriter of the Year. She has shared the stage with such well-known performers as Stevie Nicks, Nora Jones, Joan Armatrading, Sheryl Crow and the Indigo Girls, and has played venues ranging from the Clinton White House to such storied listening rooms as Nashville’s Bluebird Café, Moonlight on the Mountain in Birmingham, the Evening Muse in Charlotte, Music Box Supper Club in Cleveland, Kimbro’s in Franklin, TN, and Frog Pond in Silver Hill, AL.

Shivering Timbers is an internationally-touring band hailing from Akron Ohio, who's toured with and the likes of Shovels and Rope, Kenny Loggins, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Alejandro Escovedo, and who's debut album was produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach.

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.

Anne E. DeChant Photo: Shane Wynn

Shivering Timbers Photo: Chris Rutan

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 Day: Outdoor Movie Night

July 19, 2018, 8:30 – 10:30 pm

Rally for your favorite race car under the stars with Lightning McQueen in the 2017 Disney adventure-comedy film, Cars 3.

Family Day: Outdoor Movie Night

July 19, 2018, 8:30 – 10:30 pm

Running low on creative fuel? Fill up your tank with an all-star lineup in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden that’s sure to rev up your engine. Buckle your seatbelts for Downtown@Dusk from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, rev up your hands-on-artsy side from 7:30 – 8:30 pm, and rally for your favorite racecar under the stars from 9 – 10:30 pm, starring Lightning McQueen, in the 2017 Disney adventure-comedy film, Cars 3.

6:30 – 8:30 pm • Downtown@Dusk concert (Shivering Timbers & Anne E. DeChant)

7:30 – 8:30 pm • Hands-On art activities for kids & families

9 – 10:30 pm • Film Screening (Cars 3) in the garden

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

Rain date: Thursday, July 26

Photo: Chris Rutan

Family Day events are designed for children ages 0-12, with an adult caretaker. Event-related activities are free. Admission to the galleries is also free for adult members and ALL children (age 17 and under with an adult). Regular admission applies to non-member adults.

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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.

Outdoor Movie Night is sponsored by the Kathy Moses Salem Philanthropic Fund of Akron Community Foundation.

Family Summer Adventure Tours

July 19, 2018, 11:30 am

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

Family Summer Adventure Tours

July 19, 2018, 11:30 am

Every Thursday • 11:30 am
Through 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

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