Upcoming Events

Events for May 2, 2019

Book Club: Old in Art School by Nell Painter

May 2, 2019, 6 - 7:30 PM

Join Akron Art Museum librarian Ted Pitts for a discussion of the book and a tour of Nick Cave: Feat.

Book Club: Old in Art School by Nell Painter

May 2, 2019, 6 - 7:30 PM

Book Club: Old in Art School by Nell Painter

Following her retirement from Princeton University, celebrated historian Dr. Nell Irvin Painter surprised everyone in her life by returning to school—in her 60s—to earn a BFA and MFA in painting. In Old in Art School, she travels from her beloved Newark to the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, finds meaning in the artists she loves even as she comes to understand how they may be undervalued and struggles with the unstable balance between the pursuit of art and the inevitable, sometimes painful demands of a life fully lived. This compelling memoir addresses identity issues, such as age and race, while exploring what it means to be an artist.

Join Akron Art Museum librarian Ted Pitts for a discussion of the book and a tour of Nick Cave: Feat.

Free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Copies of Old in Art School are available for purchase in the museum shop.

TeachTalk 2019

May 2, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Teachers are fantastic storytellers, with the ability to make any subject or idea captivating for students. In the style of The Moth/TedX/PechaKucha, you’ll hear tales from teachers of all kinds during this engaging, inspirational and entertaining event. You might even learn something!

TeachTalk 2019

May 2, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

TeachTalk 2019

Teachers are fantastic storytellers, with the ability to make any subject or idea captivating for students. In the style of The Moth/TedX/PechaKucha, you’ll hear tales from teachers of all kinds during this engaging, inspirational and entertaining event. You might even learn something!

FREE. Registration is required.

Each attendee will receive professional development paperwork to submit to his/her LPDC.

Energize for Educators Events are made possible by 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.

Kids Creative Playdate: with Cleveland Orchestra's PNC Music Explorers

May 2, 2019, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

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.

Kids Creative Playdate: with Cleveland Orchestra's PNC Music Explorers

May 2, 2019, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Kids Creative Playdate: with Cleveland Orchestra's PNC Music Explorers

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.

Thursday, May 2: Top Hats and Topiary - Disco Tea Party, plus:

PNC Music Explorers
THE TREMENDOUS TUBA • 11:30 am

Kenneth Heinlein, tuba
Maryann Nagel, host
Laura Silverman, piano
Courtney Gazda, Coordinator, Education & Community Programs

Music Explorers programs with Cleveland Orchestra musicians and friends explore the instruments of the orchestra—one by one! Designed specifically for students ages 3 - 6 and their families, join us as we learn about instrument families and how the tuba makes its sound. Short solo selections, kid-friendly tunes, and an energetic host gets the children singing, clapping and moving to the music!

Before and after the concert, enjoy one of The Cleveland Orchestra’s Music Explorers videos, at home or in the classroom. https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/Education-and-Community/Music-Explorers/

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.

Free Thursdays

May 2, 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 Thursdays

May 2, 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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