Upcoming Events

Events for Month of December 2018

North Hill Trolley Tour with Shane Wynn

December 1, 2018, 2pm & 3pm

Bundle up and head over to the Exchange House in North Hill for a trolley tour of photographer Shane Wynn's life-sized portrait series showcasing immigrants and former refugee families throughout the neighborhood.

North Hill Trolley Tour with Shane Wynn

December 1, 2018, 2pm & 3pm

North Hill Trolley Tour with Shane Wynn

Bundle up and head over to the Exchange House in North Hill for a trolley tour of photographer Shane Wynn's life-sized portrait series showcasing immigrants and former refugee families throughout the neighborhood.

There will be two tours led by Wynn, departing from the Exchange House at 2 pm and 3 pm. Be sure to stop inside for a warm beverage and snacks from Nepali Kitchen!

FREE, registration recommended. *SOLD OUT*

This tour is part of the Akron Art Library, an art lending program in partnership with the Akron-Summit County Public Library. Shane Wynn is a featured artist in the lending collection, to reserve a photograph by Wynn or browse the collection, visit www.akronlibrary.org

Tots Create: Spools N' Bobbins Textile Sampling

December 1, 2018, 10:30 am – 12 pm

Wee creatives crave active learning experiences that stretch the way they interpret the world around them. Guided by an early childhood art educator, children explore the elements of art both at the work table and through movement, simple games and stories.

Tots Create: Spools N' Bobbins Textile Sampling

December 1, 2018, 10:30 am – 12 pm

Tots Create: Spools N' Bobbins Textile Sampling

Best for ages 3-5 and their grown-ups.

Wee creatives crave active learning experiences that stretch the way they interpret the world around them. Guided by an early childhood art educator, children explore the elements of art both at the work table and through movement, simple games and stories. Jumpstart your Saturday with curiosity, process-play and networking with other inspiring kids. Dress for messy fun. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

$5/member child, $10/nonmember child. *Registration required.

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

Kid's Studio: Scrap Wrap Sculpture

December 1, 2018, 1 – 3 pm

Aspiring artists need opportunities to question, make mistakes and test ideas. Guided by a practicing studio artist-educator, students engage with contemporary art up close then funnel personal responses into inspiring oops, wows and what-ifs in the studio.

Kid's Studio: Scrap Wrap Sculpture

December 1, 2018, 1 – 3 pm

Kid's Studio: Scrap Wrap Sculpture

Best for ages 6 – 10

Aspiring artists need opportunities to question, make mistakes and test ideas. Guided by a practicing studio artist-educator, students engage with contemporary art up close then funnel personal responses into inspiring oops, wows and what-ifs in the studio. Inventiveness using unique materials and exploring the creative process of art-making are key components to our studio experience. Caregivers welcome to participate but not required to stay.

$5/member child, $10/nonmember child. *Registration required.

Kids Studio is made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation and the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.

Teacher Tour: New Exhibitions

December 6, 2018, 4:30 PM

This fall, four new exhibitions have been unveiled. Covering technology to history, personal stories to worldwide events, this new batch of art has something to offer everyone.

Teacher Tour: New Exhibitions

December 6, 2018, 4:30 PM

Teacher Tour: New Exhibitions

If you haven’t been to the museum in a while, you might not recognize the place. This fall, four new exhibitions have been unveiled. Covering technology to history, personal stories to worldwide events, this new
batch of art has something to offer everyone. So, invite your colleagues (social studies, math and science teachers too, please!) and head to the museum for a VIP tour filled with info, secrets and behind-the-scenes goodies.

Free, space is limited. Registration required.

Energize for Educators Events are made possible by the presenting sponsor FirstEnergy Foundation with additional support from The Sandra L. and Dennis B. Haslinger Family Foundation, The Sisler McFawn Foundation, Joseph G. and Sally A. Miller Family Foundation, and the Laura R. & Lucian Q. Moffitt Foundation.

The Radical Notion: Screen Printing Workshop

December 6, 2018, 6:30 pm

Create your own custom screenprint with Youngstown’s The Radical Notion. During this class, you’ll create a custom poster bearing the names of women artists in the Akron Art Museum collection and get a tour of Allison Zuckerman: Pirate and Muse.

The Radical Notion: Screen Printing Workshop

December 6, 2018, 6:30 pm

The Radical Notion: Screen Printing Workshop

Create your own custom screenprint with Youngstown’s The Radical Notion. Heather Seno is known for shirts bearing quippy, art history-inspired feminist slogans. During this class, you’ll create a custom poster bearing the names of women artists in the Akron Art Museum collection and get a tour of Allison Zuckerman: Pirate and Muse.

$15/members, $25/nonmember

Free Thursday

December 6, 2018, 11 am – 9 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

December 6, 2018, 11 am – 9 pm

Free Thursday

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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Kid's Creative Playdate: Jazz and Geometry Color Jam

December 6, 2018, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Art meets inventive play every first Thursday. Imaginative potential is something we’re all born with and giving children permission to make meaningful messes is the foundation for big ideas. Make a date to celebrate your child’s creative potential.

Kid's Creative Playdate: Jazz and Geometry Color Jam

December 6, 2018, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Kid's Creative Playdate: Jazz and Geometry Color Jam

Best for ages 12 months - 5 years and their grown-ups. (siblings welcome)

Art meets inventive play every first Thursday. Imaginative potential is something we’re all born with and giving children permission to make meaningful messes is the foundation for big ideas. Make a date to celebrate your little scribbler’s creative potential. This program is a sensory-rich, open-ended experience that involves testing out unconventional methods for making a single object of wonder or collaboration with friends. Art smocks provided.

Free for member s, $10/nonmember child. *Registration required.

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

Be Inspired by Art, Yoga, and Meditation

December 13, 2018, 6:30 pm

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.

Be Inspired by Art, Yoga, and Meditation

December 13, 2018, 6:30 pm

Be Inspired by Art, Yoga, and Meditation

Enhance your health 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/nonmember. Registration required.

Photo by Shane Wynn Photography

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

Night at the Museum: Franklin Elementary, Wadsworth City Schools

December 13, 2018, 11 am – 9 pm

Nearly all artists start out by learning and developing skills in a classroom. Get a preview of what tomorrow’s famous artists are doing TODAY by attending one of the museum’s Student Art Shows.

Night at the Museum: Franklin Elementary, Wadsworth City Schools

December 13, 2018, 11 am – 9 pm

Night at the Museum: Franklin Elementary, Wadsworth City Schools

Nearly all artists start out by learning and developing skills in a classroom. Get a preview of what tomorrow’s famous artists are doing TODAY by attending one of the museum’s Student Art Shows. Featuring schools and organizations in the surrounding community, the events highlight the talent of Northeast Ohio’s youngest artists, as well as their amazing teachers and mentors.

Free and open to the public.

Night at the Museum events are made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation and Fifth Third Bank.

Photo by Shane Wynn

Free Thursdays

December 13, 2018, 11 am – 9 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

December 13, 2018, 11 am – 9 pm

Free Thursday

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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Dig In: Jenniva Cummings, Special Effects and Makeup

December 13, 2018, 6:30 pm

Join us for a performance by one of three reknowned local African-American artists. Each of the featured artists will create a work of art inspired by Donaldson that will be performed live in the museum. Video of the performances will be presented throughout the run of the exhibition.

Dig In: Jenniva Cummings, Special Effects and Makeup

December 13, 2018, 6:30 pm

Dig In: Jenniva Cummings, Special Effects and Makeup

Akron arts publication The Devil Strip teamed up with the museum to create video profiles of three African-American artists in the Akron community that will be on view in the museum’s Jerry and Patsy Shaw Video Box during the run of Jeff Donaldson: Dig. Each of the featured artists will create a work of art inspired by Donaldson that will be performed live in the museum. Video of the performances will be presented throughout the run of the exhibition.

Free and Open to the Public

Kid's After-School Mind Unwind: Draw and Stitch Dreamscape

December 13, 2018, 4 - 6 PM

Our open studio is the perfect place for caregivers and kids to express themselves and unwind. We’re tech-free with a quality-time-together guarantee!

Kid's After-School Mind Unwind: Draw and Stitch Dreamscape

December 13, 2018, 4 - 6 PM

Kid's After-School Mind Unwind: Draw and Stitch Dreamscape

Best for ages 5-12 and their grown-ups

Our open studio is the perfect place for caregivers and kids to express themselves and unwind. We’re tech-free with a quality-time-together guarantee! Hang out with other young visionaries and learn how to develop lifelong positive habits of the mind with fun, energizing art experiences. Don’t settle for bored and tired, get inspired! Every 2nd Free Thursday.

Free. Registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

After-School Mind Unwind is made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Talk: Wadsworth and Jae Jarrell

December 15, 2018, 2:00 PM

In 1968, Wadsworth and Jae Jarrell founded AfriCOBRA with artists Jeff Donaldson, Barbara J. Jones and Gerald Williams. The couple, who now live in Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood, will give a talk about their careers.

Talk: Wadsworth and Jae Jarrell

December 15, 2018, 2:00 PM

Talk: Wadsworth and Jae Jarrell

In 1968, Wadsworth and Jae Jarrell founded AfriCOBRA with artists Jeff Donaldson, Barbara J. Jones and Gerald Williams. Headquartered in Chicago, the group gathered in Wadsworth’s studio to develop an approach to art that was inspired by the colors, rhythms and patterns that the artists found in the music, fashion and art of the African continent, creating a style and identity that celebrated the richness of their creative heritage and delivering strong, positive messages for black communities. The couple, who now live in Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood, will give a talk about their careers.

Wadsworth Jarrell’s work is found in the collections of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the High Museum of Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Detroit Institute of Art. Jae Jarrell’s work has appeared in several major exhibitions, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art’s 2014 exhibition Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties and the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland’s 2015 exhibition How to Remain Human. Her garments belong to private collections as well as to a permanent collection in the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Island of Misfit Toys:Toy-Building Workshop

December 16, 2018, 11:30 am – 1 pm, 1:30 – 3 pm, 3:30 – 5 pm

If you dream of engineering something old into something new, our trove of misfit toys is waiting here f or you! Visit our unique maker’s space where kids are encouraged to bash, bend, drill and glue, transforming pieces and par ts of broken toys into upcycled one-of-a-kind sculptures.

Island of Misfit Toys:Toy-Building Workshop

December 16, 2018, 11:30 am – 1 pm, 1:30 – 3 pm, 3:30 – 5 pm

Island of Misfit Toys:Toy-Building Workshop

Multiple session times:
11:30 am – 1 pm
1:30 – 3 pm
3:30 – 5 pm

If you dream of engineering something old into something new, our trove of misfit toys is waiting here f or you! Visit our unique maker’s space where kids are encouraged to bash, bend, drill and glue, transforming pieces and par ts of broken toys into upcycled one-of-a-kind sculptures.

Free; however, please bring one new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots. Gallery admission is free for members and children (age 17 and under). Adults must be accompanied by a child. *Registration required. Choose one session.

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.

Art Babes: Baby Boogie: Rhythm and Pattern Play

December 20, 2018, 10:30 – 11:30 am

It’s a pint-sized artdate for caregivers and their rollers, sitters, scooters and dribblers.

Art Babes: Baby Boogie: Rhythm and Pattern Play

December 20, 2018, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Art Babes: Baby Boogie: Rhythm and Pattern Play

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 our circle of babes for sensory play, face-to-face bouncy rhymes and social games to inspire baby’s curiosity and build first relationships. Happy babbles and crying are welcome! After class, make time for coffee talk and play a while in our baby-friendly space.

$5/member child, $10/nonmember child. *Registration required.

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

Live Music by Missile Toe

December 20, 2018, 6:30 pm

It was the Thursday before Christmas and all through the museum, every surface was vibrating with Missile Toe’s upbeat rock and roll versions of holiday classics.

Live Music by Missile Toe

December 20, 2018, 6:30 pm

Live Music by Missile Toe

It was the Thursday before Christmas and all through the museum, every surface was vibrating with Missile Toe’s upbeat rock and roll versions of holiday classics. What better way to spend a chilly December evening than shopping in the museum store, dancing to the world’s greatest Christmas band and enjoying a cocktail with friends? Unwind and kick off your holiday celebration at the Akron Art Museum.

Free and open to the public.

Photography by Tim Fitzwater

Free Thursdays

December 20, 2018, 11 am – 9 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

December 20, 2018, 11 am – 9 pm

Free Thursday

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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Member Shopping Days

December 21, 2018, 11 - 5pm

Looking for that perfect holiday gift? Join us on one of our Member Shopping Days for a double discount, sample some holiday cookies and special offers in the café!

Member Shopping Days

December 21, 2018, 11 - 5pm

Member Shopping Days

Looking for that perfect holiday gift? Join us on one of our Member Shopping Days for a double discount, sample some holiday cookies and special offers in the café!

Member Shopping Days

December 22, 2018, 11 - 5pm

Looking for that perfect holiday gift? Join us on one of our Member Shopping Days for a double discount, sample some holiday cookies and special offers in the café!

Member Shopping Days

December 22, 2018, 11 - 5pm

Looking for that perfect holiday gift? Join us on one of our Member Shopping Days for a double discount, sample some holiday cookies and special offers in the café!

Free Thursdays

December 27, 2018, 11 am – 9 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

December 27, 2018, 11 am – 9 pm

Free Thursday

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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Free Thursdays

December 27, 2018, 11 am – 9 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

December 27, 2018, 11 am – 9 pm

Free Thursday

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 

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