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 October 2019

Free Thursday

October 3, 2019, 11:00 am – 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

October 3, 2019, 11:00 am – 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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On The Table: Equity and Social Inclusion in the Arts and Beyond

October 3, 2019, 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM

Gather at the museum for a cup of coffee at 8:30 AM and head into the galleries for a conversation with Akron Art Museum staff and community members stationed in front of breathtaking and impactful works like Mickalene Thomas' Girlfriends and Lovers and Malcah Zeldis' Amadou Diallo.

On The Table: Equity and Social Inclusion in the Arts and Beyond

October 3, 2019, 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM

The Akron Community Foundation has launched On the Table, a first-of-its-kind initiative that will bring together thousands of diverse residents from all walks of life to share a meal and discuss meaningful ideas to strengthen our community.

On Wednesday October 3 at 8:30 AM, the Akron Art Museum will host a conversation about equity and social inclusion in the arts and beyond inspired by works in the Akron Art Museum collection. Gather at the museum for a cup of coffee at 8:30 AM and head into the galleries for a conversation with Akron Art Museum staff and community members stationed in front of breathtaking and impactful works like Mickalene Thomas' Girlfriends and Lovers and Malcah Zeldis' Amadou Diallo.

Kid's Creative Playdate

October 3, 2019, 11 AM – 1 AM

This program combines play with loose parts with unconventional idea-making. Art smocks provided, mess-making guaranteed.

Kid's Creative Playdate

October 3, 2019, 11 AM – 1 AM

Kid's Creative Playdate - The Big Draw Festival 2019

Best for ages 12 months – 5 years and their grown-ups (siblings welcome)

Come dabble with us for a day of expressive drawing and play. Join the world’s biggest celebration of drawing and embrace happy accidents through self-discovery.

Complimentary admission for members, $12/nonmember child. Registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Creative Playdates are made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Tots Create

October 5, 2019, 10 – 11:30 AM

At the worktable, tots and caregivers experiment together with familiar and curious materials to boost imagination and early problem-solving skills. Dress for messy fun.

Tots Create

October 5, 2019, 10 – 11:30 AM

Tots Create

Best for ages 3 – 5 and their grown-ups

Wee creatives crave active learning experiences and permission to engineer a mess. Guided by a sensory-friendly educator, little ones explore the museum by stretching with shapes, waking up colors and sharing stories. At the worktable, tots and caregivers experiment together with familiar and curious materials to boost imagination and early problem-solving skills. Dress for messy fun.

$5/member child, $12/nonmember child. Registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tots Create is made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation and the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.

Kids Studio

October 5, 2019, 1 – 3 PM

Guided by an artist-educator, students engage with contemporary art up close, then funnel personal responses into inspiring oops, wows and what-ifs in the studio.

Kids Studio

October 5, 2019, 1 – 3 PM

Best for ages 6 – 10

Aspiring artists need opportunities to question, make mistakes and test ideas. Guided by an artist-educator, students engage with contemporary art up close, then funnel personal responses into inspiring oops, wows and what-ifs in the studio. Inventiveness using unique materials is a key component to our studio experience. Dress for messy fun.

$5/member child, $12/nonmember child. Registration required. Caregivers welcome to participate but not required to stay.

Kids Studio is made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation and the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.

Free Thursday

October 10, 2019, 11:00 am – 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

October 10, 2019, 11:00 am – 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 

Kids After-School Mind Unwind

October 10, 2019, 4 – 6 PM

Our open studio is the perfect place for caregivers and kids to decompress and unwind. Join an artist-educator and learn how to encourage lifelong positive habits of the mind including creative journaling, deconstructive doodling and expressive story-sharing.

Kids After-School Mind Unwind

October 10, 2019, 4 – 6 PM

Kids After-School Mind Unwind

Our open studio is the perfect place for caregivers and kids to decompress and unwind. We’re tech-free with a quality-time-together guarantee! Join an artist-educator and learn how to encourage lifelong positive habits of the mind including creative journaling, deconstructive doodling and expressive story-sharing.

Free. *Registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

After-School Mind Unwind is made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Be Inspired by Art, Yoga and Meditation

October 12, 2019, 11 am

Led by certified Akron yoga instructors, this enriching experience is not to be missed.

Be Inspired by Art, Yoga and Meditation

October 12, 2019, 11 am

Now on Saturday mornings!

Enhance your health and experience 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 Akron yoga instructors, this enriching experience is not to be missed. Bring a yoga mat and an open, creative mind.

Complimentary admission for members, $12/nonmember • Registration is required. Use the button or link below to register

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

Photo: Shane Wynn

Coffee With A Curator: The Distance of the Moon

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

Grab a cup of coffee and talk with Assistant Curator Annie Wischmeyer about the upcoming exhibition The Distance of the Moon.

Coffee With A Curator: The Distance of the Moon

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

Coffee with a Curator: The Distance of the Moon

Grab a cup of coffee and talk with Assistant Curator Annie Wischmeyer about the upcoming exhibition The Distance of the Moon. Fact blends with fiction as we explore the history of images of the moon, including 18th century fantasies, early stereographs, NASA photographs and contemporary artists’ meditations on our celestial neighbor.

Complimentary admission for members, $12/nonmembers
Registration is required

Image: Robert Longo, Untitled (Moon in Shadow), 2006, digital pigment print on museo crane paper, 10 x 10 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of Barbara Schwartz 2008.175

Free Thursday

October 17, 2019, 11:00 am – 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

October 17, 2019, 11:00 am – 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 

Art Babes

October 17, 2019, 10 AM – 12 PM

Park the stroller and cozy up in our circle of babes for sensory play, face-to-face bouncy rhymes and social games to inspire baby’s curiosity and build first relationships.

Art Babes

October 17, 2019, 10 AM – 12 PM

Art Babes

Best for ages 0 – 12 months and their grown-ups

It’s a pint-sized artdate for caregivers and their rollers, sitters, scooters and dribblers. Park the stroller and cozy up in our circle of babes for sensory play, face-to-face bouncy rhymes and social games to inspire baby’s curiosity and build first relationships. Happy babbles and crying are welcome! After class, make time for coffee talk and play awhile in our baby-friendly space.

$5/member child, $12/nonmember child. Registration required.

Art Babes is made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Open World Opening Party

October 19, 2019, 11AM-2PM

Take a curator-guided tour of the artwork or delve into this groundbreaking exhibition yourself. Enjoy complimentary treats in the café with friends and family, fun photo ops with Rubber City Cosplay and more as you launch your weekend with an exceptional art experience.

Open World Opening Party

October 19, 2019, 11AM-2PM

Press start on the Open World exhibition and discover the ways artists have used video games as a rich source of opportunities for creative expression.

Take a curator-guided tour of the artwork or delve into this groundbreaking exhibition yourself. Enjoy complimentary treats in the café with friends and family, fun photo ops with Rubber City Cosplay and more as you launch your weekend with an exceptional art experience.

Complimentary admission for members, $12/nonmembers

Registration is required. 

The artists participating in Open World include: Ueli Alder (Hemberg, Switzerland), Cory Arcangel (New York), Alan Butler (Dublin), JooYoung Choi (Houston), Joseph DeLappe (Dundee, Scotland), Krista Hoefle (South Bend, IN), Invader (Paris), Butt Johnson (New York), Angelo Ray Martínez (South Bend, IN), Michael Menchaca (San Antonio), Feng Mengbo (Beijing), Joan Pamboukes (New York), Oliver Payne (Los Angeles), Tim Portlock (St. Louis), Tabor Robak (New York), Rachel Rossin (New York), Jacolby Satterwhite (New York), Skawennati (Montreal), Suzanne Treister (London), Nathan Vincent (Los Angeles), Bill Viola (Long Beach, CA) and USC Game Innovation Lab (Los Angeles), Angela Washko (Pittsburgh) and Mathew Zefeldt (Minneapolis).

Free Thursday

October 24, 2019, 11:00 am – 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

October 24, 2019, 11:00 am – 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 

Art Talk: Joe Vitone

October 24, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Since 1998, Akron-native Joe Vitone has returned home each year to take photographs for Family Records, an ongoing series of portraits documenting the artist’s relatives living in the area. Vitone will discuss the motivation and process behind this important body of work on the occasion of its first Northeast Ohio showing.

Art Talk: Joe Vitone

October 24, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Art Talk: Joe Vitone

At the University of Akron Myers School of Art, 150 E. Exchange St., Akron

Since 1998, Akron-native Joe Vitone has returned home each year to take photographs for Family Records, an ongoing series of portraits documenting the artist’s relatives living in the area. Vitone will discuss the motivation and process behind this important body of work on the occasion of its first Northeast Ohio showing.

Free and open to the public

Joe Vitone, (l. to r.) Charlie Morlan and Gabe Booth in combat fatigues with toy guns, Orrville, Ohio, 2006, archival inkjet print, 20 x 24 in., Courtesy of the artist

Trick or Treat on South High Street

October 24, 2019, 6 – 8:30 PM

Break out your costume early for a family-friendly Halloween bash and explore the museum in unexpected ways.

Trick or Treat on South High Street

October 24, 2019, 6 – 8:30 PM

Trick or Treat on South High Street

It’s nothing to fear, there’s only amazing art here! Break out your costume early for a family-friendly Halloween bash and explore the museum in unexpected ways. Meet enchanting new friends and creatures while creeping through the galleries. Collect art trinkets, mix up creative concoctions in our idea laboratory and show off your monster moves on the dance floor.

Trinket Collecting in the Galleries
6 – 8 pm

Art-Making and Discovery Activities
6 – 8:30 pm

Complimentary admission for members, $12/nonmember child. Registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please refrain from wearing costume apparel that covers the face.

Family Days are made possible by PNC with additional support from the Kathy Moses Salem Philanthropic Fund of Akron Community Foundation, The R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation and the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Photo by Shane Wynn

Explore: Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art

October 26, 2019, 11 AM - 12 PM

Join Curator of Exhibitions Theresa Bembnister to learn how some of the most beloved video game franchises—Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda and The Sims, among others—inspire the artists in Open World.

Explore: Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art

October 26, 2019, 11 AM - 12 PM

Explore: Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art

The cultural reach of video games seems to be everywhere these days, affecting movies, TV and music. Video games influence contemporary artists too. Join Curator of Exhibitions Theresa Bembnister to learn how some of the most beloved video game franchises—Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda and The Sims, among others—inspire the artists in Open World.

Complimentary admission for members, $12/nonmembers

Butt Johnson, The Ambassadors, 2008, ballpoint pen ink on paper, 30 x 40 in., Private collection, courtesy of Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY. Image courtesy of the artist

Free Thursday

October 31, 2019, 11:00 am – 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

October 31, 2019, 11:00 am – 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 

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