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Events for Month of July 2019

MUSEUM CLOSED for Independence Day

July 4, 2019, All Day

The Akron Art Museum is closed today, Thursday, July 4, 2019 in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen on Friday, July 5, 2019 at 11 am. 

MUSEUM CLOSED for Independence Day

July 4, 2019, All Day

The Akron Art Museum is closed today, Thursday, July 4, 2019 in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen on Friday, July 5, 2019 at 11 am.

Have a happy and safe holiday!

image: Diane Arbus, A family on their lawn one Sunday in Westchester, N. Y. 1968, 1968 (printed 1973), gelatin silver print, 14 5/8 x 14 7/8 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Museum Acquisition Fund

Exploring Dread & Delight

July 9, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Once upon a time, in a gallery not-so-far away, a curator led a tour of an exhibition bringing together the work of artists using classical fairy tales to address the complexities of contemporary life.

Exploring Dread & Delight

July 9, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Exploring Dread & Delight

Led by Associate Curator Theresa Bembnister

Once upon a time, in a gallery not-so-far away, a curator led a tour of an exhibition bringing together the work of artists using classical fairy tales to address the complexities of contemporary life. She explained how some artists embraced the tales’ promises of transformation and happy endings while others plumbed the stories’ more troubling elements—poverty, addiction and the exploitations of power.

Free for members, $10/nonmembers

image: Xaviera Simmons, If We Believe In Theory #1 (detail), 2009, chromogenic color print; 40 x 50 in., Courtesy of the artist and David Castillo Gallery, Miami © Xaviera Simmons

Free Thursday

July 11, 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

July 11, 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 15 60 75 The Numbers Band

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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Downtown@Dusk: 15 60 75 The Numbers Band

July 11, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Join us for musical fireworks with local original blues, jazz and rock legends The Numbers Band at Downtown@Dusk 2019.

Downtown@Dusk: 15 60 75 The Numbers Band

July 11, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Downtown@Dusk: 15 60 75 The Numbers Band

Join us for musical fireworks with local original blues, jazz and rock legends The Numbers Band at Downtown@Dusk 2019.

15 60 75 The Numbers Band has been praised by almost every national music publication and several international publications since the beginning of their 45+ years of live performances and recordings.

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 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.

Photo: Shane Wynn

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.

Coffee with the Director

July 13, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Join John S. Knight Director and CEO Mark Masuoka for a discussion of Mark di Suvero’s Eagle Wheel. Imposing in scale and daring in color, this work became a beloved fixture at the museum. Masuoka will explain the conservation process, reinstallation and significance of returning this iconic artwork to public view.

Coffee with the Director

July 13, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Coffee with the Director

Join John S. Knight Director and CEO Mark Masuoka for a discussion of Mark di Suvero’s Eagle Wheel. Imposing in scale and daring in color, this work became a beloved fixture at the museum. Masuoka will explain the conservation process, reinstallation and significance of returning this iconic artwork to public view.

Free for members, $10/nonmembers

image: Mark di Suvero, Eagle Wheel (installed in the former courtyard of the Akron Art Museum) , 1976-1979, painted steel, 149 in. x 252 in. x 176 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Purchased with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Sisler McFawn Foundation, and the Museum Acquisition Fund

Coffee with the Director

July 16, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join John S. Knight Director and CEO Mark Masuoka for a discussion of Mark di Suvero’s Eagle Wheel. Imposing in scale and daring in color, this work became a beloved fixture at the museum. Masuoka will explain the conservation process, reinstallation and significance of returning this iconic artwork to public view.

Coffee with the Director

July 16, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Coffee with the Director

Join John S. Knight Director and CEO Mark Masuoka for a discussion of Mark di Suvero’s Eagle Wheel. Imposing in scale and daring in color, this work became a beloved fixture at the museum. Masuoka will explain the conservation process, reinstallation and significance of returning this iconic artwork to public view.

Free for members, $10/nonmembers

image: Mark di Suvero, Eagle Wheel (installed in the former courtyard of the Akron Art Museum) , 1976-1979, painted steel, 149 in. x 252 in. x 176 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Purchased with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Sisler McFawn Foundation, and the Museum Acquisition Fund

Free Thursday

July 18, 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

July 18, 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 Wanda Hunt Band (one-time-only reunion!)

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: Wanda Hunt Band (One-Night-Only Reunion Show!)

July 18, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Join us for a one-evening-only concert from one of Northeast Ohio’s most beloved groups, the Wanda Hunt Band.

Downtown@Dusk: Wanda Hunt Band (One-Night-Only Reunion Show!)

July 18, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Downtown@Dusk: Wanda Hunt Band (One-Night-Only Reunion Show!)

Free & Open to All

Join us for a one-evening-only concert from one of Northeast Ohio’s most beloved groups, the Wanda Hunt Band.

With their big band instrumentation and outstanding musicianship, the Wanda Hunt Band entertains the young and old, hip and square, blue collar, white collar and no collar alike. They have performed in settings as small as a neighborhood block party or local nightclub to huge stage shows as both the opener for famous touring bands and as the headliner for many regional concerts.

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.

Photo: Courtesy of the Wanda Hunt Band

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.

Free Thursday

July 25, 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

July 25, 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 Anne E. DeChant

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: Anne E. DeChant

July 25, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Enjoy an evening of roots and Americana rock with Anne E. DeChant.

Downtown@Dusk: Anne E. DeChant

July 25, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Downtown@Dusk: Anne E. DeChant

Free & Open to All

Enjoy an evening of roots and Americana rock with Anne E. DeChant.

Anne E. DeChant is an award-winning Nashville recording artist originally from Cleveland, Ohio where she was a five-time Singer-Songwriter of the Year. She has shared the stage with such well-known performers as Stevie Nicks, Nora Jones, Joan Armatrading, Sheryl Crow and the Indigo Girls, and has played venues ranging from the Clinton White House to such storied listening rooms as Nashville’s Bluebird Café, Moonlight on the Mountain in Birmingham, the Evening Muse in Charlotte, Music Box Supper Club in Cleveland, Kimbro’s in Franklin, TN, and Frog Pond in Silver Hill, AL.

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.

Photo: Chris Rutan

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.

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