Exhibition Related Events

Book Club: Hard-Boiled Wonderland at the End of the World by Haruki Murakami

March 2, 2017, 6:00 pm

Join the museum’s book club for a discussion of Hard-Boiled Wonderland at the End of the World by Haruki Murakami. 

Book Club: Hard-Boiled Wonderland at the End of the World by Haruki Murakami

March 2, 2017, 6:00 pm

FREE

Join the museum’s book club for a discussion of Hard-Boiled Wonderland at the End of the World by Haruki Murakami (books available for purchase in the Museum Shop). Alternating between two parallel yet related narratives, this genre bending, surreal novel takes place in futuristic Tokyo. The odd numbered chapters tell the story of a human data processor working for a scientist experimenting with sound removal, while the even numbered chapters detail an unnamed narrator’s adventures as he learns to read dreams by studying unicorn skulls with the help of a librarian with an insatiable appetite. The discussion will conclude with a tour of Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose. 

Kids Studio: Surreal Inky Portraits

March 11, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Dress in your mess-making best as we explore out of this world faces and creatures from the exhibition Turn the Page: The First 10 Years of High Fructose. 

Kids Studio: Surreal Inky Portraits

March 11, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Recommended for ages 7 - 12

Surreal Inky Portraits

Dress in your mess-making best as we explore out of this world faces and creatures from the exhibition Turn the Page: The First 10 Years of High Fructose.

Welcome to our studio—where students gain a fresh perspective in thinking creatively. Learn how to work like a professional artist by exploring unique materials, experimental processes and extraordinary works of art, while building skills and confidence along the way.

$10/members, $15/non-member child. Register online by clicking the button / link below, or call 330.376.9186.

Help support programs for children and families. Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum.

Kids Studio Classes are made possible with support from the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation. 

Tara McPherson Pop-Up Shop

March 12, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Visit Tara McPherson’s one-day-only Pop-Up Shop at the Akron Art Museum to shop prints and merchandise and meet the artist! 

Tara McPherson Pop-Up Shop

March 12, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Visit Tara McPherson’s one-day-only Pop-Up Shop at the Akron Art Museum to shop prints and merchandise and meet the artist. In her signature style and palette of teals, pinks and black, Tara McPherson creates paintings and drawings of women that reference nature, science and mythology. She is also known for gig poster designs for musical artists including Beck, Modest Mouse and Death Cab for Cutie. Be sure to visit Turn the Page to see her painting Wandering Luminations.

After the Pop-Up Shop

Join us for a members-only Q&A with Turn the Page artist Tara McPherson and Assistant Curator Elizabeth Carney.

Find out more about the artist and her work, which has been exhibited in fine art galleries worldwide and featured in numerous publications from The New York Times, Hi-Fructose, and Punk Planet to the Oscar award-winning film Juno.

This Free event is exclusive for Akron Art Museum members! To become a member, visit akronartmuseum.org/memberships, call 330.376.9186 x225 or inquire at the museum’s front desk.  

Registration is required for the Q&A. Click here for registration information.

Member Event: Q&A with Tara McPherson

March 12, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join Assistant Curator Elizabeth Carney for a members-only Q&A with Turn the Page artist Tara McPherson! 

Member Event: Q&A with Tara McPherson

March 12, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join Assistant Curator Elizabeth Carney for a members-only Q&A with Turn the Page artist Tara McPherson.
Find out more about the artist and her work, which has been exhibited in fine art galleries worldwide and featured in numerous publications from The New York Times, Hi-Fructose, and Punk Planet to the Oscar award-winning film Juno.

This Free event is exclusive for Akron Art Museum members! Registration is required. Click the button / link below to register.

Click here to become a member, or call 330.376.9186 x225 or inquire at the museum’s front desk.

And, Don't Miss the Pop-Up Shop: Tara McPherson
Sunday, March 12 • 2 – 4 pm (BEFORE THE MEMBERS-ONLY Q&A)

Visit Tara McPherson’s one-day-only Pop-Up Shop at the Akron Art Museum to shop prints and merchandise and meet the artist. In her signature style and palette of teals, pinks and black, Tara McPherson creates paintings and drawings of women that reference nature, science and mythology. She is also known for gig poster designs for musical artists including Beck, Modest Mouse and Death Cab for Cutie. Be sure to visit Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose to see her painting Wandering Luminations.

The Pop-Up Shop is Free and Open to All • The Q&A is a Members-Only Event 

Decoden Cell Phone Cases

March 16, 2017, 6:30 pm

Decoden is the art of embedding small trinkets into whipped clay, creating a decadent and whimsical item that looks almost like a freshly frosted cake. 

Decoden Cell Phone Cases

March 16, 2017, 6:30 pm

What is decoden? Decoden is the art of embedding small trinkets into whipped clay, creating a decadent and whimsical item that looks almost like a freshly frosted cake. The trend of decoden crafting began in Japan and quickly traveled to the US, attracting artists and crafters alike. In this class, participants will create a decoden cell phone case inspired by Turn the Page artist Scott Hove.

$15 for members and $20 for non-members. Registration required. Register online using the button / link below.

Become a member to get discounted registration for this and other Akron Art Museum programs, and support art in your community

Turn The Page Gallery Tour

March 18, 2017, 2:00 pm

Join Akron Art Museum curator Elizabeth Carney, along with Rob Lehr, for a special walkthrough of Turn the Page. 

Turn The Page Gallery Tour

March 18, 2017, 2:00 pm

Join Akron Art Museum curator Elizabeth Carney, along with Rob Lehr, for a special walkthrough of Turn the Page. Rob Lehr is a curator of contemporary art dedicated to connecting the public to experimental and innovative visual artists. He is the marketing director for the Canton Museum of Art and an art critic for CAN Journal in Cleveland.

FREE for members. Non-Members FREE with gallery admission. 

Click here to become a member, or call 330.376.9186 x225 or inquire at the museum’s front desk.

Image: Wim Delvoye, Cement Truck (installation view), 2010, laser-cut stainless steel, 32 x 78 x 17 in., Courtesy of the artist and Gallerie Perrotin, © Studio Wim Delvoye. Photography by Shane Wynn

Knitting 101 with Harps and Thistles

March 23, 2017, 6:30 pm

Learn the fundamentals of knitting with local experts from Harps and Thistles Yarn Emporium. 

Knitting 101 with Harps and Thistles

March 23, 2017, 6:30 pm

Before Olek could knit a car cozie or a full body suit she had to learn the basics such as making a slip knit and casting on and off. Here’s your chance to learn the fundamentals of knitting with local experts from Harps and Thistles Yarn Emporium.

$15 for members and $20 for non-members. 

Become a member to get discounted registration for this and other Akron Art Museum programs, and support art in your community.

Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Lecture: LaToya Ruby Frazier

March 23, 2017, 6:00 pm

LaToya Ruby Frazier, a contemporary Chicago-based photographer will present the Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Lecture at the Akron Art Museum. 

Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Lecture: LaToya Ruby Frazier

March 23, 2017, 6:00 pm

FREE • Seating is limited

LaToya Ruby Frazier, a contemporary Chicago-based photographer and the 2017 recipient of the Akron Art Museum’s Knight Purchase Award, will visit Akron to present the Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Lecture at the Akron Art Museum.

For Frazier, art is a catalyst for social justice. Her photographs and videos document America today: post-industrial cities riven by poverty, racism, healthcare inequality and environmental toxicity. Bridging personal realities with broader social issues, her haunting artworks amplify the voices of the most vulnerable and transform our sense of place and self. Frazier’s first book, The Notion of Family, received the International Center for Photography Infinity Award. Frazier has received the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Her work has been exhibited widely in the U.S. and internationally.

Born in Braddock, Pennsylvania, Frazier holds a BFA in applied media arts from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in art photography from Syracuse University. She has studied under the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program and is Associate Professor of Photography, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Lecture is an annual guest lectureship in photography and photographic media that includes significant time to workshop with or critique work of University of Akron Mary Schiller Myers School of Art students. The lecture is held at the Akron Art Museum and is free and open to the public. 

Hi-Fructose Storytelling with Wandering Aesthetics

March 30, 2017, 6:30 pm

Hone your storytelling skills in a workshop inspired by the artwork in Turn the Page. 

Hi-Fructose Storytelling with Wandering Aesthetics

March 30, 2017, 6:30 pm

A picture is worth a thousand words and the work of artists like Mark Ryden and Wayne White can definitely inspire the quirkiest stories. Hone your storytelling skills in a workshop led by Wandering Aesthetics, inspired by the artwork in Turn the Page. You’ll leave the class ready to put pen to paper and further develop your finished story or spoken word piece.

FREE, but registration is requested. Register to attend using the button / link below.

Become a member to get discounted registration for this and other Akron Art Museum programs, and support art in your community.

Hi-Fructose Inspired Drawing in the Galleries with Burrito Breath

April 6, 2017, 6:30 pm

Meet up with Burritto Breath and friends for an evening of sketching in the galleries inspired by the Hi-Fructose exhibition. 

Hi-Fructose Inspired Drawing in the Galleries with Burrito Breath

April 6, 2017, 6:30 pm

Best known for his skate decks, stickers and tee-shirt designs, artist and illustrator Burrito Breath, aka Phil Guy, is inspired by Garbage Pail Kids, Bevis and Butthead and other elements of popular culture. Meet up with Burritto Breath and friends for an evening of sketching in the galleries inspired by the Hi-Fructose exhibition.

Free but registration is requested. Register online using the button / link below.

Kids Studio: Fantasy Creatures Fit For Print

April 15, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Scratch out one-of-a-kind illustrations for your own creature manual using woodblock, linoleum and styrofoam printing surfaces. 

Kids Studio: Fantasy Creatures Fit For Print

April 15, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Recommended for ages 7 - 12

Fantasy Creatures Fit For Print

Check out unique beings (some human, some not) in the show Gross Anatomies, then create a creature manual for living on Earth. Scratch out one-of-a-kind illustrations for your handbook using woodblock, linoleum and styrofoam printing surfaces.

Welcome to our studio—where students gain a fresh perspective in thinking creatively. Learn how to work like a professional artist by exploring unique materials, experimental processes and extraordinary works of art, while building skills and confidence along the way.

$10/members, $15/non-member child. Register online by clicking the button / link below, or call 330.376.9186.

Help support programs for children and families. Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum.

Kids Studio Classes are made possible with support from the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation. 

Artist's Talk: Beth Cavener

April 27, 2017, 6:30 pm

Join artist Beth Cavener for an artist talk and Q & A in conjunction with Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose. 

Artist's Talk: Beth Cavener

April 27, 2017, 6:30 pm

FREE

Join artist Beth Cavener for an artist talk and Q & A in conjunction with Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose. Ceramicist Beth Cavener is known for her dynamic, emotionally charged animal and human figures. Cavener will discuss how she tackles elements of gesture and expression with subtle shifts in line and form.

Image: Beth Cavener, Unrequited (Variation in Pink) (detail), 2015, 14.5 x 15 x 43 in., resin infused refractory material, paint. Courtesy of the Artist and Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles

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