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 Month of June 2019

Family Day: Backyard Art-BQ

June 1, 2019, 11AM - 2PM

Join us for a contemporary spin on an old-fashioned festival in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden, where cloudscapes inspire fairytales and color-filled, imaginative play celebrates the hidden, natural world beneath our feet.

Family Day: Backyard Art-BQ

June 1, 2019, 11AM - 2PM

Backyard Art-BQ

Bring a picnic blanket and your imagination for a summer kick-off party in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. Explore STEAM-based play for the senses with basil and lemongrass watercolor spritz printz, sunbaked clay pies, Kool-Aid batik and fizzy art-BQ sauces that are part art, part science. When your fingers get sticky, grab your beach towel and splash out with wacky water play and prismatic bubble concoctions.

Registration is required. (coming soon)

Family Day event-related activities are free for children ages 0-12, siblings and their adult caretaker(s). Registration is encouraged;

Admission to the galleries is free for adult members and ALL children (age 17 and under with an adult). Regular gallery admission applies to non-member adults.

Family Days are made possible by 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.

Last Look Tour Nick Cave: Feat.

June 1, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Catch the spectacular works of Nick Cave before the exhibition closes! Curators will highlight each body of work in the exhibition and discuss the experience of working with the artist on the community performance, HEARD•AKRON.

Last Look Tour Nick Cave: Feat.

June 1, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Last Look Tour Nick Cave: Feat.

Catch the spectacular works of Nick Cave before the exhibition closes! Curators will highlight each body of work in the exhibition and discuss the experience of working with the artist on the community performance, HEARD•AKRON.

Free for Akron Art Museum Members.

Not a member? Join here!

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

Art Library Party and Ice Cream Social

June 6, 2019, 6 PM

Join the Akron Art Museum and Akron-Summit County Public Library for a sweet evening filled with ice cream and art experiences for all.

Art Library Party and Ice Cream Social

June 6, 2019, 6 PM

Art Library Party and Ice Cream Social at the Akron Art Museum

Come celebrate new artwork of the Akron Art Library! Join the Akron Art Museum and Akron-Summit County Public Library for a sweet evening filled with ice cream and art experiences for all. Hang out with participating artists while exploring their work, and try your hand at a variety of their art making techniques.

Free and open to all.

Free Thursday

June 6, 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

June 6, 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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Closed for Annual Auction

June 8, 2019, All Day

The museum will re-open on Sunday, June 9 at 11 am.  

Closed for Annual Auction

June 8, 2019, All Day

The Akron Art Museum will be CLOSED to the public on Saturday, June 8 for the 24th Annual Auction to Benefit the Akron Art Museum.

The museum will re-open on Sunday, June 9 at 11 am.  

Art, Yoga and Meditation

June 13, 2019, 6:30 – 8 pm

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. 

Art, Yoga and Meditation

June 13, 2019, 6:30 – 8 pm

Art, Yoga and Meditation

Enhance your health and wellness while experiencing 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.

Not a member? Join here!

Yoga in the Galleries is made possible with support from the Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation and the Samuel Reese Willis Foundation.

Free Thursday

June 13, 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

June 13, 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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Free Thursday

June 20, 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

June 20, 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.

The J. M. Smucker Company logo 

Free Thursday

June 27, 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

June 27, 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.

Tonight: 6:30 – 8:30 pm • Downtown@Dusk with the Sammy DeLeon Latin Jazz Septet

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.

The J. M. Smucker Company logo 

Downtown@Dusk: Sammy DeLeon & his Latin Jazz Septet (Member Appreciation Night!)

June 27, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

 At 6:30 pm relax and enjoy the music of Sammy DeLeon & his Latin Jazz Septet at the first Downtown@Dusk concert of 2019!

Downtown@Dusk: Sammy DeLeon & his Latin Jazz Septet (Member Appreciation Night!)

June 27, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Downtown@Dusk: Sammy DeLeon & his Latin Jazz Septet (Member Appreciation Night!)

Enjoy an evening of Latin Jazz from one of Northeast Ohio's most recognized bandleaders, Sammy DeLeon.

DeLeon regularly mentors young musicians from Oberlin College who want to learn Latin music. His friends jokingly call his band “Sammy Salsa College” because his band has been a rite of passage for many upcoming players.

*Member Appreciation Night! 5:30 – 7:30 pm*
Calling all Akron Art Museum members!


Kick-off your summer concert season with us in the Art Oasis in the Upper Grove of the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden and pick-up some tasty treats and special offers!

At 6:30 pm relax and enjoy the music of Sammy DeLeon & his Latin Jazz Septet at the first Downtown@Dusk concert of 2019!

Free for Members • Register below to attend

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Not a member? Join today!

Downtown@Dusk concerts are held in the Akron Art Museum's Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. In the event of inclement weather, concerts are held on the terrace, or moved to the museum lobby.

Spend a relaxing summer evening with friends and family in our beautiful downtown garden, the perfect venue for outdoor music and a cool drink. Throughout the summer, the museum café will offer delicious food options, including ice cream novelties and ice-cold beverages.

Downtown@Dusk is presented by the Akron Art Museum, with additional support Ron and Ann Allan, Audio-Technica, EarthQuaker Devices and Clear Gold Audio.

Media sponsorship is provided by The Summit FM and Western Reserve PBS.

Delightful Party: Dread & Delight

June 29, 2019, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Explore the marvelous world of fairy tales dismantled and reassembled in Dread & Delight at a special free members’ preview from 11 am to 2 pm. 

Delightful Party: Dread & Delight

June 29, 2019, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Free Members' Preview

Explore the marvelous world of fairy tales dismantled and reassembled in Dread & Delight at a special free members’ preview from 11 am to 2 pm. Take a guided tour of the work of 21 artists who use fairy tales to explore contemporary themes, or discover the exhibition’s stories for yourself. Enjoy complimentary treats in the museum café with friends and family as you kick off the weekend with an unforgettable art adventure.

Complimentary admission for members, $10/nonmembers
Registration is required. 

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