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Events for September 20, 2018

Art Babes - Baby Drivers on the Roll

September 20, 2018, 10:30 – 11:30 am

It’s a pint-sized artdate for caregivers and their rollers, sitters, scooters and dribblers. Stretch out your visit with a wee-art project accompanied by feeding, changing and dozing in our family-friendly classroom studio.

Art Babes - Baby Drivers on the Roll

September 20, 2018, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Best for ages 0 – 12 months and their grown-ups

It’s a pint-sized artdate for caregivers and their rollers, sitters, scooters and dribblers. Park the stroller and cozy up in the gallery for sensory play, face-to-face bouncy rhymes, catchy tunes and social games to inspire baby’s curiosity and build first relationships. Crying babies welcome! Stretch out your visit with a wee-art project accompanied by feeding, changing and dozing in our family-friendly classroom studio.

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

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

Free Thursday

September 20, 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

September 20, 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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Artist Talk: Nicholas Buffon

September 20, 2018, 6:30 pm

Artist Nicholas Buffon will talk about his work, including works on view in FRONT that highlight LGBTQ landmarks in Cleveland and Akron.

Artist Talk: Nicholas Buffon

September 20, 2018, 6:30 pm

Free and Open to All.

Artist Nicholas Buffon highlighted LGBTQ landmarks in Cleveland and Akron in a series of paintings, drawings and sculptures in the FRONT exhibition. In this talk, the artist will discuss his work and participate in a dialogue with members of those businesses and organizations depicted in the work.

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Akron Art Museum Chief Curator Ellen Rudolph said, “By depicting queer spaces in Akron and inserting himself in those scenes, Buffon is showing connection and solidarity with the gay community in Akron.”

“I’ve been thinking of subtle ways to portray resistance in this fractious political moment,” states Buffon. “How I see it, strength and resilience are where community exists. So I’ve started painting slices of my community, starting with gay bars closest to me, both historic and contemporary.”

Buffon creates his imagery from “a soup of online resources” including Google Maps and Street View, Google image searches, Yelp reviews and public Facebook pages, intermingling imagery and details from different periods in his compositions.

Rudolph said, “Because Buffon sources images of locations he hasn’t visited from various online platforms, he is aware that some images are outdated and intentionally combines past and present in his images as a way of embracing the history of a place.”

Buffon often places himself in the drawings, interacting with other people outside the iconic locations or alone, as a humorous observer or visitor. He says, “The figures in the paintings are also a mix of my experiences and a random sampling of strangers that happen to be walking by in source photographs. I used a cartoon of myself to populate many of the paintings. The cartoon self implies an ownership or even assumed affiliation with the building.”


image: Nicholas Buffon, Akron Art Museum Entrance, 2018, acrylic paint, pencil, and carbon transfer on Bristol paper, 9 5/8 x 7 in. Courtesy of the artist and Callicoon Fine Arts, New York

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