Demos, Workshops & Classes

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.

The Akron Art Museum is a place for growing, learning and interaction; a place to observe, discuss and create! Get your hands messy or organize your thoughts and register for a class today!

Connect with Dot

Meet Dot, your new AAM tour guide. She’ll lead you through the museum and give you a chance to connect with your family and friends while you explore the galleries. 

Connect with Dot

So, you're at the museum and you want to learn more about the art…

Connect with Dot, your new AAM digital tour guide.

Whether you're here solo or with friends or family, Dot will lead you through the galleries and give you fun opportunities to explore the art on display while you connect with friends or family, or learn something new about yourself. It all happens through your smartphone. Just connect with Dot on Facebook Messenger and she’ll lead the way:
  1. Connect to the museum's WiFi at Akron Art Guest (password is onehighst)
  2. Click on the Messenger app on your phone
  3. Type AAM Dot into the search field
  4. Tap Dot's picture and the Get Started button and you are on your way


"She's smart, she's sassy, and she uses artworks at the Akron Art Museum to get you talking with your friends about art and life and the connections between the two." Read Cleveland Plain Dealer art & architecture critic Steven Litt's take on Dot.

"The Akron Art Museum has a new employee: she never eats, she never sleeps, and she’s ready to give tours to every single person who walks into the building." Listen to Kabir Bhatia's report about Dot on WKSU.org


Dot is made possible by generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. 

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Logo

Teacher Workshop: Game-ify Your Classroom

November 9, 2019, 11 AM - 1 PM

School is all fun and games until…well, until forever if you choose! Head to the museum to experience the power and joy of turning your teaching into a game for you and your students.

Teacher Workshop: Game-ify Your Classroom

November 9, 2019, 11 AM - 1 PM

Teacher Workshop: Game-ify Your Classroom

School is all fun and games until…well, until forever if you choose! Head to the museum to experience the power and joy of turning your teaching into a game for you and your students. Inspired by the museum’s exhibition Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art, we’ll explore how games of all sorts can help students develop meaningful, long-lasting connections to classroom curriculum. The event will feature keynote speaker J. Collins, who is the Computer Science Teacher and Robotics Coach at Hathaway Brown School. Collins is also the Ohio Esports Triathlon Tournament Organizer and played an integral role in the Open World Arcade. Collins’ talk will be followed by a cornucopia of games that transforms all subjects from physics to storytelling into playful learning opportunities.

Each $10 registration includes discounted gallery admission AND a drink ticket for the beverage of your choice in the museum’s café. All participants will receive professional development paperwork to submit to their LPDCs.

JooYoung Choi, Journey Vision 5000 - Sweet Cretaceous Edition BR, 2018, flat screen, plywood, digital video file and acrylic paint, 24 x 25 x 6 in., Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Tom DuBrock

Energize for Educators events are made possible by the FirstEnergy Foundation with additional support from the Sandra L. and Dennis B. Haslinger Family Foundation, the Joseph G. and Sally A. Miller Family Foundation and the Laura R. & Lucian Q. Moffitt Foundation.

Experimental Collage Workshop with Andrea Myers

November 13, 2019, 3:30 - 4:40 PM

Akron Art Library collection artist Andrea Myers challenges the distinctions between two and three-dimensional art. Join us to hear how she explores this in-between space through hybridizing painting, sculpture and fiber arts. In this workshop you will also have a chance to make your own collage using the artist’s experimental approach.

Experimental Collage Workshop with Andrea Myers

November 13, 2019, 3:30 - 4:40 PM

Experimental Collage Workshop with Andrea Myers

Akron Art Library collection artist Andrea Myers challenges the distinctions between two and three-dimensional art. Join us to hear how she explores this in-between space through hybridizing painting, sculpture and fiber arts. In this workshop you will also have a chance to make your own collage using the artist’s experimental approach.

Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Expanded Media at Kent State University at Stark, Myers is a recipient of the 2018 Greater Columbus Arts Council Artist Exchange in Dresden, Germany, and has recently completed the 2019 Artist Residency at coGalleries in Berlin. In addition to artwork commissioned for the Akron Art Library, the artist’s large-scale sculptures have been exhibited in the windows of the Polsky Building at the University of Akron for Curated Storefront.

Free and open to the public. Registration required. 

Andrea Myers, Weathering I, 2018, acrylic on layered paper, 15 x 11 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum Art Library at the Akron-Summit County Public Library

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