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Events for March 7, 2019

Creative Playdate: Masquerade Parade, Float-Building & Bedazzled Puppets

March 7, 2019, 11:15 AM

This program encourages multi-age creative wanderings with sensory-rich, open-ended experimentation and self-expression. Art smocks provided.

Creative Playdate: Masquerade Parade, Float-Building & Bedazzled Puppets

March 7, 2019, 11:15 AM

Creative Playdate: Masquerade Parade, Float-Building & Bedazzled Puppets

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

Art meets inventive play every first Thursday! Make a date to celebrate your little scribbler’s imaginative potential—where the only adult expectations are meaningful messes and big ideas. This program encourages multi-age creative wanderings with sensory-rich, open-ended experimentation and self-expression. Art smocks provided.

FREE for members, $10/nonmember child. Registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Energize for Educators: Nick Cave Art Buffet

March 7, 2019, 6:00 PM

Get the inside scoop on the artist’s inspiration, practice and mission as you explore the exhibition. We’ll talk art, social studies, dance, engineering and music as we investigate the galleries. Then, take a dive into the delicious and unique menu of materials Cave uses to create your own artwork.

Energize for Educators: Nick Cave Art Buffet

March 7, 2019, 6:00 PM

 Energize for Educators: Nick Cave Art Buffet

What’s behind those beads, baubles and birds on view in Nick Cave: Feat.? Get the inside scoop on the artist’s inspiration, practice and mission as you explore the exhibition. We’ll talk art, social studies, dance, engineering and music as we investigate the galleries. Then, take a dive into the delicious and unique menu of materials Cave uses to create your own artwork. Even your students will be impressed.

Free. Register Below.

Each attendee will receive professional development paperwork to submit to their LPDC.

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

Nick Cave, Wall Relief (detail), 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

Synapse Lecture: Fred Tomaselli

March 7, 2019, 6:30 pm

Drawing on art historical sources and Eastern and Western decorative traditions, Fred Tomaselli’s works explode in mesmerizing patterns that appear to grow organically across his compositions. Hear him speak about his work. 

Synapse Lecture: Fred Tomaselli

March 7, 2019, 6:30 pm

Synapse Lecture: Fred Tomaselli

Drawing on art historical sources and Eastern and Western decorative traditions, Fred Tomaselli’s works explode in mesmerizing patterns that appear to grow organically across his compositions. Tomaselli has had numerous solo exhibitions and has been included in international biennial exhibitions. His work has been collected by the Museum of Modern Art, NY, Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, Albright Knox Gallery and the Museum of Contemporary Art, LA.

Free and open to the public. 

Funded by the Knight Foundation, the University of Akron Synapse series explores enlightened collaborations between art and science.

Fred Tomaselli, Black Star, 2013, mixed media and resin on wood panel , 60 x 60 in., Courtesy the artist

Free Thursday

March 7, 2019, 11AM - 9PM

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

March 7, 2019, 11AM - 9PM

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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