Exhibition Related Events

Kids Creative Playdate - Rails, Wings and Cardboard Things

November 1, 2018, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Meaningful messes and inventive play are the foundation for big ideas. Make a date to celebrate your child's creative side. 

Kids Creative Playdate - Rails, Wings and Cardboard Things

November 1, 2018, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Kids Creative Playdate - Rails, Wings and Cardboard Things

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

Art meets play every first Thursday! Make plans to bring your kids age 1-5 and let them create meaningful messes and indulge in inventive play. Celebrate your child’s creative side, with a little imagination; everyday materials have infinite potential. Kids can create their own objects of wonder or work together with friends. This program provides kids with a sensory-rich, open-ended experience. Art smocks provided.

Free for members. $10/non-member child.
Registration required. Register online using the button / link below.

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Photo: Shane Wynn

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

Dig In: HR3: Beats, Drums, and Music

November 1, 2018, 6:30 pm

Join us for a performance by one of three reknowned local African-American artists. Each of the featured artists will create a work of art inspired by Donaldson that will be performed live in the museum. Video of the performances will be presented throughout the run of the exhibition.

Dig In: HR3: Beats, Drums, and Music

November 1, 2018, 6:30 pm

Dig In: HR3: Beats, Drums, and Music

Akron arts publication The Devil Strip teamed up with the museum to create video profiles of three African-American artists in the Akron community that will be on view in the museum’s Jerry and Patsy Shaw Video Box during the run of Jeff Donaldson: Dig. Each of the featured artists will create a work of art inspired by Donaldson that will be performed live in the museum. Video of the performances will be presented throughout the run of the exhibition.

Free and Open to the Public

Dig Tour: Who Was Jeff Donaldson?

November 3, 2018, 11 am

Explore Jeff Donaldson: Dig and learn more about artist Jeff Donaldson. Learn more about the life of this multitalented individual during a tour by Associate Curator Theresa Bembnister.

Dig Tour: Who Was Jeff Donaldson?

November 3, 2018, 11 am

Dig Tour: Who Was Jeff Donaldson?

Explore Jeff Donaldson: Dig and learn more about artist Jeff Donaldson. In addition to his career as an artist, Donaldson was a university administrator and a scholar of art history. Learn more about the life of this multitalented individual during a tour by Associate Curator Theresa Bembnister.

This tour is FREE for Akron Art Museum members but registration is required. Please click the button / link below to register.

Space is limited! Only 20 spots per tour

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Image: Jeff Donaldson, Simba, 1972 mixed media, 28 x 18 in. Collection of Dr. Sheryl L. Colyer, Courtesy of Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York

Allison Zuckerman: Pirate and Muse

November 13, 2018, 11 am

Take an in-depth look at the diverse art historical and pop culture sources that Allison Zuckerman taps to compose her paintings and sculptures, with Chief Curator Ellen Rudolph.

Allison Zuckerman: Pirate and Muse

November 13, 2018, 11 am

Allison Zuckerman: Pirate and Muse

Take an in-depth look at the diverse art historical and pop culture sources that Allison Zuckerman taps to compose her paintings and sculptures, with Chief Curator Ellen Rudolph. See how Zuckerman dismantles the traditional artistic muse and reassembles her to expose imperfections and vulnerabilities, all the while empowering her to take on the world.

This tour is FREE for Akron Art Museum members but registration is required.
Please click the button / link below to register.

Space is limited! Only 20 spots per tour.

Not a member? Join here!

Image: Allison Zuckerman, Philosophers and Bather, 2018, 84 x 71-1/2 in., acrylic and inkjet on canvas, Courtesy the artist and Kravets Wehby Gallery

Art Talk: Allison Zuckerman

November 17, 2018, 2:00 PM

Join Zuckerman in conversation with Chief Curator Ellen Rudolph as they discuss how the artist pillages art history in order to rescue and re-present its muses.

Art Talk: Allison Zuckerman

November 17, 2018, 2:00 PM

Art Talk: Allison Zuckerman

Join Zuckerman in conversation with Chief Curator Ellen Rudolph as they discuss how the artist pillages art history in order to rescue and re-present its muses. Zuckerman talks about adopting other artists' imagery into her own visual vocabulary, how she deals with the chaotic onslaught of images online and how her paintings suggest new standards of beauty.

Allison Zuckerman Photo by Chi Lam, Rubell Family Collection

Art Talk: Brian Bress

November 29, 2018, 6:30 pm

Learn about Bress' unique process including character development, costume creation, performance and film-production as the artist illustrates how he arrived at making his hybrid painting-videos.

Art Talk: Brian Bress

November 29, 2018, 6:30 pm

Art Talk: Brian Bress

Learn about Bress' unique process including character development, costume creation, performance and film-production as the artist illustrates how he arrived at making his hybrid painting-videos.

Free and open to all.

Image: Brian Bress, Organizing The Physical Evidence (Gradients on Gradients), 2018, high definition dual-channel video (color), two high definition monitors and players, wall mounts, framed, 49 x 39.5 x 3.25 in., TRT: 16 min., 36 sec., loop, Courtesy Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles

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