Upcoming Events

When the building is open, the museum does its best to run programs. In the unfortunate instance something unforeseen occurs, the museum works hard to contact possible participants and/ or find an alternate date.

Events for April 11, 2019

Night at the Museum - Head Start: Community Action Akron Summit

April 11, 2019, 5:00 – 7:00 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 - Head Start: Community Action Akron Summit

April 11, 2019, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Night at the Museum - Head Start: Community Action Akron Summit

Reception from 5:00 – 7:00 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. 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.

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

Photo by Shane Wynn

Art Babes: BabyFest ’19, Featuring Nick Cave-Inspired Bedazzled Diaper Crawl!

April 11, 2019, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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.

Art Babes: BabyFest ’19, Featuring Nick Cave-Inspired Bedazzled Diaper Crawl!

April 11, 2019, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Art Babes: BabyFest ’19, Featuring Nick Cave-Inspired Bedazzled Diaper Crawl!

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

Celebrate the joys of babyhood during the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Week of the Young Child. Free activities for all member and nonmember babies and caregivers.

Drop-in! Registration for BabyFest is not required.

Registration for Mini-Classes is required.


BabyFest '19 Schedule

11 A.M. – 2 P.M. CHECK IN, UNWIND AND LIVE CREATIVE
Park the stroller and discover creative, developmentally-appropriate approaches to playful learning

PRESERVE MEMORIES WITH A PHOTO
Pop-up baby photo sessions with Nat Hansumrittisak, LoveWhatIDo Photography (by online reservation & pre-pay only)

Love What I Do Photography baby portraits from BabyFeat 2018

GET TO KNOW YOUR COMMUNITY RESOURCES
PNC Grow Up Great®, Akron Children’s Museum, Akron-Summit County Public Library (Children’s Department), Community Action Akron Summit Head Start, Akron Chapter of Hike It Baby, Babywearing of Northeast Ohio (bring your baby-wearing apparel for a free safety check), Akron Coffee Roasters (DIY almond milk demo), Akron Art Museum (high contrast art cards for baby), Pink Velvet Studio (sensory art experiences for baby with art educators, Sarah Gott & Margo Harmon), Happy Birthday storyteller and picture book illustrator Eric Van Raepenbusch.

11 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. BUILD BRIDGES IN THE BRAIN WITH MUSIC, set I
Sing along and sway to familiar ukulele tunes by Akron’s own, Rubber City Ukes

11:30 A.M. – 12 P.M. BOND AND FORM HEALTHY HABITS BY SAMPLING MINI-CLASSES, session I

Baby Zumba Class: Janet Miller, Zumbini (pre-register below)

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Infant Massage Class: Jolynn Radin, The Womb Wellness Center  (pre-register below)

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12 – 12:30 P.M. BUILD BRIDGES IN THE BRAIN WITH MUSIC, set II

12:30-1 P.M. BOND AND FORM HEALTHY HABITS BY SAMPLING MINI-CLASSES, session II

Baby Zumba Class: Janet Miller, Zumbini (pre-register below)

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Infant Massage Class: Jolynn Radin, The Womb Wellness Center  (pre-register below)

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12:30 – 1 P.M. INFANTS SEE THINGS THAT GROWN-UPS DON’T, stroller gallery tour, session I

1 – 2 P.M. INFANTS SEE THINGS THAT GROWN-UPS DON’T, stroller gallery tour, session II

2 P.M. BABYFEST ENDS – Continue to grow through creative play by planning your next visit to Akron Art Museum for our regular Live Creative children’s programs.

Family Days are made possible by the presenting sponsor PNC with additional support from the Kathy Moses Salem Philanthropic Fund of the Akron Community Foundation, The R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation and the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

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Artist Talk: Mernet Larsen

April 11, 2019, 6:30 pm

Join Mernet Larsen in conversation with Chief Curator Ellen Rudolph at this free Artist's Talk. 

Artist Talk: Mernet Larsen

April 11, 2019, 6:30 pm

Join Mernet Larsen in conversation with Chief Curator Ellen Rudolph about how the artist plays with perspective to turn ordinary situations upside down, in turn illuminating the psychology of our everyday interactions.

Free and open to all. Seating is limited. Registration is required. 

image: Mernet Larsen, Seminar, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 59 x 40 in., Courtesy of David Howe

Find out more about Mernet Larsen: The Ordinary, Reoriented at the Akron Art Museum. 

Free Thursday

April 11, 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

April 11, 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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