Exhibition Related 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.

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

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

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.

Art Talk: Angela Washko

November 9, 2019, 2 - 3 PM

Washko will discuss her interdisciplinary practice melding performance, video, installation and game-making.

Art Talk: Angela Washko

November 9, 2019, 2 - 3 PM

For her project The Council on Gender Sensitivity and Behavioral Awareness in World of Warcraft, Angela Washko conducted a series of conversations on feminism within the world’s most popular online role-playing game. Washko will discuss her interdisciplinary practice melding performance, video, installation and game-making.

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

Angela Washko, Playing a Girl, from The Council on Gender Sensitivity and Behavioral Awareness in World of Warcraft, 2013, video, 20 minutes, 48 seconds, Courtesy of the artist

Art Talk & Tour: Jade Dellinger: The Moon Museum

November 14, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

The Moon Museum is a tiny wafer made in a small edition, stowed away on the Apollo 12 moon lander. Come hear the epic tale and celebrate the opening of The Distance of the Moon with a first look tour.

Art Talk & Tour: Jade Dellinger: The Moon Museum

November 14, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Art Talk & Tour: Jade Dellinger: The Moon Museum

The Moon Museum may sound like science fiction, but it’s true: Six artists and their unidentified collaborator snuck a minuscule artwork on the moon! Featuring imagery by Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg and Robert Rauschenberg, The Moon Museum is a tiny wafer made in a small edition, stowed away on the Apollo 12 moon lander. Come hear the epic tale and celebrate the opening of The Distance of the Moon with a first look tour.

Free and open to the public. Registration required. (Coming soon)

The Moon Museum, featuring works by Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Forrest Myers, David Novros and John Chamberlain, 1969, lithograph of tantalum nitride film on ceramic wafer, 9/16 × 3/4 in., Fabricated by Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, Photograph by Jade Dellinger, Courtesy Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida Southwestern State College, Fort Myers, Florida

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