Upcoming Events

Events for Month of August 2019

Downtown@Dusk: Theron Brown Trio

August 1, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Enjoy an evening of jazz from the Theron Brown Trio.

Downtown@Dusk: Theron Brown Trio

August 1, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Downtown@Dusk: Theron Brown Trio

Free & Open to All

Enjoy an evening of jazz from the Theron Brown Trio.

The Theron Brown Trio (Theron Brown, Zaire [Zigg] Darden, Jordan McBride) is in the business of making you feel good and digging into the roots of jazz, gospel, and fusion. The trio is truly special and has a sound that is recognized in Northeast Ohio as something to be excited about!

Theron Brown is an adjunct professor of Jazz Piano at Kent State University, and he is immensely involved in promoting jazz and classical music. He is also the co-founder and director of the Rubber City Jazz & Blues Festival which takes place annually in Akron, Ohio’s downtown historic district.

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 Theron Brown

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

August 1, 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

August 1, 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 Theron Brown Trio

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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Garden & Galleries Tour

August 7, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This tour will introduce members to the museum’s innovative building and the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. You’ll also uncover surprises and explore key works of art.

Garden & Galleries Tour

August 7, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Garden & Galleries Tour

This tour will introduce members to the museum’s innovative building and the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. You’ll also uncover surprises and explore key works of art.

Note: This is an indoor/outdoor tour, weather permitting.
Free for members, $10/nonmembers

Family Days Concert: Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players

August 8, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Three-time Grammy Award-nominee Justin Roberts, along with his band, the Not Ready for Naptime Players, has travelled the globe from Hong Kong to New York, and is landing soon in… downtown Akron!

Family Days Concert: Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players

August 8, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Family Days Concert: Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players

Pre-show art activities at 4 pm
General admission to outdoor concert space at 6 pm
Public performance begins at 6:30 pm

Three-time Grammy Award-nominee Justin Roberts, along with his band, the Not Ready for Naptime Players, has travelled the globe from Hong Kong to New York, and is landing soon in… downtown Akron!

Dubbed the Judy Blume of kiddie rock by the New York Times, Justin Roberts is one of the all-stars of the indie family music scene. His music helps kids navigate the joys and sorrows of growing up and helps parents reflect on their own childhoods. Prior to the show, express yourself in our kid-friendly art mosh space where you can slam paint with bubble wrap and make hybrid clink-and-plink musical instruments.

Free and open to all. Registration is requested.

Kathy Moses Salem Philanthropic Fund of the Akron Community Foundation is the lead sponsor for the Family Days concert. Additional concert support provided by The J.M. Smucker Company.

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.

Tell a Tale of Dread & Delight: A Storytelling Workshop

August 15, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Take a page right out of the Dread and Delight: Fairy Tales in an Anxious World exhibition during this storytelling workshop designed for anyone with a desire to tell a tale.

Tell a Tale of Dread & Delight: A Storytelling Workshop

August 15, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Tell a Tale of Dread & Delight: A Storytelling Workshop

Let your imagination take flight in an artfully concocted tale of dread and delight. Take a page right out of the Dread and Delight: Fairy Tales in an Anxious World exhibition during this storytelling workshop designed for anyone with a desire to tell a tale. Guided by Teaching Artist, Kyle Jozsa, of Wandering Aesthetics, participants explore once familiar fairytales with a “reassembled” approach to creating their own unique story.

Recommended for ages 17+

Free for members, $10/nonmember adult. *Registration required. (Coming Soon)

Photo by John Aylward

A is for Art Museum

August 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Kick-start your child’s school year with a fresh + fun, sensory-based approach to learning. Sort curious objects by size and shape, experiment with simple color chemistry, build a 7-layer texture-scape and scribble paint with squirty sidewalk chalk.

A is for Art Museum

August 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

A is for Art Museum

Seeing, responding and intuitively doing are the beginnings to growing a mindful child. When children are given opportunities to explore in creative ways, they develop tools for understanding their world. Kick-start your child’s school year with a fresh + fun, sensory-based approach to learning. Sort curious objects by size and shape, experiment with simple color chemistry, build a 7-layer texture-scape and scribble paint with squirty sidewalk chalk.

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 nonmember 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.

Coffee with a Curator – Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art

August 21, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Grab a cup of coffee and chat about the upcoming exhibition Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art with Associate Curator Theresa Bembnister.

Coffee with a Curator – Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art

August 21, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Coffee with a Curator – Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art

Grab a cup of coffee and chat about the upcoming exhibition Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art with Associate Curator Theresa Bembnister. Open World examines the widespread influence of video games on artists across generations. Inspired by the immersive visuals, rich narratives and even rules and logic governing interactivity, artists in the exhibition examine issues key to contemporary life through the lens of video games.

Free for members, $10/nonmembers

Image: Skawennati, Epiphany (featuring a digital representation of Cloudscape, an installation by Hannah Claus) from TimeTraveller ™, 2008-2013. Nine-episode machinima series. Courtesy of the artist.

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