Upcoming Events

Events for Month of February 2019

Get to Know your Museum with Dot Tour

February 2, 2019, 11 am

Join our Chief of Staff Jennifer Shipman and learn more about the Akron Art Museum with Dot—the museum’s first major institutional advancement integrating digital technology into the museum experience. Learn how Dot is connecting people to our collection and to each other!

Get to Know your Museum with Dot Tour

February 2, 2019, 11 am

Get to Know your Museum with Dot Tour

Join our Chief of Staff Jennifer Shipman and learn more about the Akron Art Museum with Dot—the museum’s first major institutional advancement integrating digital technology into the museum experience. Learn how Dot is connecting people to our collection and to each other!

Free for Members. Registration Required

Tots Create: Big Emotion, Big Block Printmaking

February 2, 2019, 10:30 am – 12 pm

Jumpstart your Saturday with curiosity, process-play and networking with other inspiring tots. Dress for messy fun. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tots Create: Big Emotion, Big Block Printmaking

February 2, 2019, 10:30 am – 12 pm

Tots Create: Big Emotion, Big Block Printmaking

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, little ones 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 tots. 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.

Kids Studio: Toothpaste-Resist Fabric Dying - Cubist Style

February 2, 2019, 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.

Kids Studio: Toothpaste-Resist Fabric Dying - Cubist Style

February 2, 2019, 1 – 3 pm

Kids Studio: Toothpaste-Resist Fabric Dying - Cubist Style

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. Dress for messy fun.

$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.

Photo by John Aylward

Coffee with a Curator

February 6, 2019, 9:30 am

Chat with Chief Curator Ellen Rudolph about the upcoming exhibition Nick Cave: Feat. and the accompanying community project Nick Cave: Feat. Akron. Learn about some of the preparation for the exhibition and the efforts in motion to build toward the public event that will connect and spotlight residents of various Akron neighborhoods.

Coffee with a Curator

February 6, 2019, 9:30 am

Coffee with a Curator

Chief Curator, Ellen Rudolph

Chat with Chief Curator Ellen Rudolph about the upcoming exhibition Nick Cave: Feat. and the accompanying community project Nick Cave: Feat. Akron. Learn about some of the preparation for the exhibition and the efforts in motion to build toward the public event that will connect and spotlight residents of various Akron neighborhoods.

Free for members. Registration required.

Nick Cave. Wall Relief, 2013. Mixed media, including ceramic birds, metal flowers, afghans, strung crystals, and gramophone,97 x 74 x 21 in. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. © Nick Cave. Photo: James Prinz Photography

One Work, One Hour

February 7, 2019, 6:30 pm

Ever feel like you don’t get a chance to stop and look? Spend an hour carefully looking at and discussing Mickalene Thomas’ Girlfriends and Lovers.

One Work, One Hour

February 7, 2019, 6:30 pm

One Work, One Hour

Ever feel like you don’t get a chance to stop and look? Spend an hour carefully looking at and discussing Mickalene Thomas’ Girlfriends and Lovers. Studies show that looking at art can help you de-stress and improve your brain function. Everything from shapes and colors to art historical and pop culture references will be discussed

Free and open to the public.

Mickalene Thomas, Girlfriends and Lovers, 2008, acrylic, enamel and rhinestones on panel, 108 x 144 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, The Mary S. and Louis S. Myers Endowment Fund for Painting and Sculpture 2010.01

Be Inspired by Art, Yoga, and Meditation

February 7, 2019, 6:30 pm

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.

Be Inspired by Art, Yoga, and Meditation

February 7, 2019, 6:30 pm

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.

Kids Creative Playdate: Crunch, Crumple, Fold, and Tear

February 7, 2019, 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 little scribbler's creative potential.

Kids Creative Playdate: Crunch, Crumple, Fold, and Tear

February 7, 2019, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Kids Creative Playdate: Crunch, Crumple, Fold, and Tear

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.

Night at the Museum: Miller South School for Visual and Performing Arts

February 7, 2019, 7 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: Miller South School for Visual and Performing Arts

February 7, 2019, 7 pm

Night at the Museum: Miller South School for Visual and Performing Arts

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.

Dance Performance. Open to the public but seating is limited.

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

February 7, 2019, 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

February 7, 2019, 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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Coffee with a Curator

February 9, 2019, 10:30 am

Warm up with a cup of coffee and or hot chocolate and chat about the upcoming exhibition Joe Vitone: Family Records with Associate Curator Theresa Bembnister. Family Records is an ongoing series of portraits of Vitone’s extended family living in and around Akron, Ohio. 

Coffee with a Curator

February 9, 2019, 10:30 am

Coffee with a Curator

Associate Curator Theresa Bembnister

Warm up with a cup of coffee and or hot chocolate and chat about the upcoming exhibition Joe Vitone: Family Records with Associate Curator Theresa Bembnister. Family Records is an ongoing series of portraits of Vitone’s extended family living in and around Akron, Ohio. Begun in 1998, this photographic series documents evolving interpersonal connections between parents and children, siblings, spouses, cousins and other relations through the highs and lows of life in the Rust Belt region.

Free for members. Registration required.

Joseph Vitone, Marjorie Angel in her back yard with hollyhocks, Akron, Ohio, 1998, gelatin silver print, 20 x 24 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of the artist 2004.10

Valentine's Day Tour

February 14, 2019, 6 pm

Explore the galleries with rose colored glasses on a Valentine’s Day inspired love tour. We’ll discover all of the scandalous, sweet and sappy love stories behind the artworks on view. Then, cap off your romantic adventure with champagne and chocolates.

Valentine's Day Tour

February 14, 2019, 6 pm

Is it getting steamy in here? Explore the galleries with rose colored glasses on a Valentine’s Day inspired love tour. We’ll discover all of the scandalous, sweet and sappy love stories behind the artworks on view. Then, cap off your romantic adventure with champagne and chocolates, naturally. Bring your long-time love or new boo for a date night you won’t soon forget.

$10/Members only. Ticket price is per couple. Registration required.

Photo by Shane Wynn Photography

After-School Mind Unwind: Meme Collage Valentines

February 14, 2019, 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.

After-School Mind Unwind: Meme Collage Valentines

February 14, 2019, 4 – 6 pm

After-School Mind Unwind: Meme Collage Valentines

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 set tle 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.

Photo by Shane Wynn

Free Thursdays

February 14, 2019, 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

February 14, 2019, 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

February 21, 2019, 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

February 21, 2019, 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 

Nick Cave Feat. Opening Celebration and Members Preview

February 23, 2019, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Explore the immersive experience of Nick Cave: Feat. at a special Free members preview from 11 am to 2 pm.  

Nick Cave Feat. Opening Celebration and Members Preview

February 23, 2019, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Free Members Preview

Explore the immersive experience of Nick Cave: Feat. at a special Free members preview from 11 am to 2 pm. Take a guided tour of Cave's visually-stunning creations or discover the artwork on your own. Enjoy free coffee and snacks in the museum café with friends and family as you kick-off the weekend with an unforgettable art adventure.

Free for members, $10/nonmembers
Registration is required, use the button / link below to register.

Not a member? Join here!

Find out more about Nick Cave: Feat. at the Akron Art Museum 

Free Thursdays

February 28, 2019, 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

February 28, 2019, 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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