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 May 30, 2019

Free Thursday

May 30, 2019, 11:00 – 9:00 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

May 30, 2019, 11:00 – 9:00 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!

Make a Visit to the Akron Art Museum the Best Part of Your Day, with #AAMEveryday.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.

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Bechdel Film Fest

May 30, 2019, All Day

The Bechdel Film Fest celebrates women, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community which are often overlooked on screen and highlights Akron as the inclusive community it is.

Bechdel Film Fest

May 30, 2019, All Day

Bechdel Film Fest

The Bechdel test, first appearing Alison Bechdel's 1985 comic strip, presents three rules: at least two female characters, who are given names, and talk to each other about something other than a man or boy. Today, just half of films produced meet these simple requirements, and media aimed towards children and teens is even bleaker in terms of on-screen females with their own narrative arc. The Bechdel Film Fest celebrates women, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community which are often overlooked on screen and highlights Akron as the inclusive community it is.

Museum Members receive 50% off tickets for Bechdel Fest screenings at the Akron Art Museum:

Use LIVECREATIVE (all caps) on the ticket site to activate the discount. Click on the program name to purchase tickets to that screening.

Screening times at the Akron Art Museum are:

12:15 – 1:45 pm
Shorts Program #1 will include films:

Internet Court, Hollaback, Marguerite, Julie of the Jury, Scattered, Bitter Grounds, Hatch, and Commercial for the Queen of Meatloaf

1 – 2 pm
Girls to the Front: Bechdel Fest, curator-led museum tour (free! no tickets necessary)

3 – 4:30 pm
Shorts Program #5: The Art of Activism will include films:

Post-Election Works and Left on Pearl

5:15 – 6:45 pm
Shorts Program #4 will include films:

Last Stand To Nowhere, An American Family, Work In Progress, My Aunt Mame, and Dare Not Fly

7 – 9:30 pm
Born In Flames (1983) (feature length)
In a future where a socialist government gains power, a group of women decides to organize and rebel.

Video introduction created specifically for Bechdel Fest by Ms. Kathleen Hanna

Girls to the Front: Bechdel Fest Tour

May 30, 2019, 1 - 2:00 PM

From Alma Thomas’ colorful Pond - Spring Awakening to Viola Frey’s massive sculpture The World and the Woman, the Akron Art Museum collection is full of great women artists. Explore female identifying artists in the collection on this hour-long tour.

Girls to the Front: Bechdel Fest Tour

May 30, 2019, 1 - 2:00 PM

Girls to the Front: Bechdel Fest Tour

Famed art historian Linda Nochlin once pondered, “Why have there been no great women artists?” That is simply no longer the case. From Alma Thomas’ colorful Pond - Spring Awakening to Viola Frey’s massive sculpture The World and the Woman, the Akron Art Museum collection is full of great women artists. Join an Akron Art Museum curator and explore female identifying artists in the collection on this hour-long tour.

Free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Viola Frey, The World and the Woman, 1992, glazed ceramic, 80 x 142 x 75 in., Collection of the Akron Art
Museum, Gift of Irving and Harriett Sands 2012.104

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