Free Thursdays

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LEGO Family Movie Night

July 27, 2017, 9:00 – 10:30 pm

Pack up your sleeping bags, dress as your favorite LEGO superhero and join us under the stars for the 2016 adventure-comedy film, The Lego Batman Movie. 

LEGO Family Movie Night

July 27, 2017, 9:00 – 10:30 pm

Free museum admission and activities.
Registration is requested. Click the button / link below to register.

Everything is awesome! Pack up your sleeping bags, dress as your favorite LEGO superhero and join us under the stars for the 2016 adventure-comedy film, The Lego Batman Movie. Make it a family night to remember by joining us for Downtown@Dusk from 6 – 8:30 pm in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden, glow-build your own “Piece of Resistance” from 7:30 – 8:30 pm, then cuddle up and stay late for the movie on the Sandra Haslinger and Family Green at 9:00 pm. 

Photography by Shane Wynn

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Family Days are made possible by the presenting sponsor PNC with additional support from the R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation and the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Additional support for Lego Family Movie Night is provided by the Kathy Moses Salem Philanthropic Fund of Akron Community Foundation

John Brown Tour

July 27, 2017, 5:00 pm

Explore Akron’s role in the life of abolitionist John Brown and its relation to the exhibition, Serial Intent. 

John Brown Tour

July 27, 2017, 5:00 pm

5:00 pm at Akron Art Museum:

Explore Akron’s role in the life of abolitionist John Brown. Tour Jacob Lawrence’s screenprint series The Legend of John Brown with Assistant Curator Liz Carney in the exhibition Serial Intent.

6:00 pm at John Brown House:

Then, venture over to the John Brown House to see the small cottage Brown once called home as you experience the Summit County Historical Society’s Open House and Community Forum. The John Brown House is located at 550 Copley Rd, Akron, OH 44320.

This program is free, but registration is recommended. Use the link / button below to register or call 330.376.9186.

Photograph: John Brown House with the Inside|Out reproduction of William L. Hawkins' painting Perkins Mansion. On view at John Brown House through October 2017 as part of Inside|Out.

Downtown@Dusk: Shivering Timbers

July 27, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Join us for the 33rd season of Downtown@Dusk, presented by KeyBank in the Akron Art Museum's Bud & Susie Rogers Garden as we showcase some of the area's best local music acts. 

Downtown@Dusk: Shivering Timbers

July 27, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Join us in the Garden for Indie Folk Rock from Shivering Timbers! Share this concert on Facebook.

Free and Open to All, Every Thursday from June 22 through August 10, 2017.

Featuring

  • great food options from Acme Fresh Market Catering & Event Planning (starting at 5:30 pm)
  • alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages available in the museum café
  • a chance to win a pair of Audio-Technica’s SonicFuel ATH-SR700BT wireless headphones
  • improved sound from Clear Gold Audio & Lighting
  • guitar effects demo lab from EarthQuaker Devices
  • an expanded stage

Akron Art Library Alert!

Akron Art Library graphicThe Akron Art Library is coming! We're hard at work creating a lending library of original artwork that can be checked out on a monthly basis (just like checking out a book at the library)!

You can help: every donation you make to the Akron Art Library will be matched dollar for dollar by our friends at the Knight Foundation.

Look for donation boxes in the lobby and in the garden during Downtown@Dusk!


Drop by after work, before the concert starts, for a bite to eat—we may even be doing some grilling in the garden! Don't forget to enter to win a pair of Audio-Technica’s SonicFuel ATH-SR700BT wireless headphones, courtesy of Audio-Technica!

Audio-Technica’s SonicFuel ATH-SR700BT wireless headphones

Downtown@Dusk is presented by KeyBank, with additional support by Audio-Technica, EarthQuaker Devices, ACME Fresh Market Catering and Event Planning, Ron and Ann Allan /the Allan Family Fund of the Akron Community Foundation, the City of Akron and Clear Gold Audio. Media sponsorship is provided by WKSU 89.7.

Downtown@Dusk is presented by KeyBank

  

KeyBank Logo

Additional support for Downtown@Dusk is provided by:

                           
Audio-Technica Logo     EarthQuaker Devices Logo        Acme Fresh Market Catering & Events Logos        Clear Gold Audio Logo   
                           
Ron & Ann Allan     City of Akron Logo     WKSU 89.7 Logo           

Downtown@Dusk: Half Cleveland

August 3, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Join us for the 33rd season of Downtown@Dusk, presented by KeyBank in the Akron Art Museum's Bud & Susie Rogers Garden as we showcase some of the area's best local music acts. 

Downtown@Dusk: Half Cleveland

August 3, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Join us in the Garden for Geezer Hipster Rock from Half Cleveland! Share this concert on Facebook.

Free and Open to All, Every Thursday from June 22 through August 10, 2017.

Featuring

  • great food options from Acme Fresh Market Catering & Event Planning (starting at 5:30 pm)
  • alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages available in the museum café
  • a chance to win a pair of Audio-Technica’s SonicFuel ATH-SR700BT wireless headphones
  • improved sound from Clear Gold Audio & Lighting
  • guitar effects demo lab from EarthQuaker Devices
  • an expanded stage

Akron Art Library Alert!

Akron Art Library graphicThe Akron Art Library is coming! We're hard at work creating a lending library of original artwork that can be checked out on a monthly basis (just like checking out a book at the library)!

You can help: every donation you make to the Akron Art Library will be matched dollar for dollar by our friends at the Knight Foundation.

Look for donation boxes in the lobby and in the garden during Downtown@Dusk!


Drop by after work, before the concert starts, for a bite to eat—we may even be doing some grilling in the garden! Don't forget to enter to win a pair of Audio-Technica’s SonicFuel ATH-SR700BT wireless headphones, courtesy of Audio-Technica!

Audio-Technica’s SonicFuel ATH-SR700BT wireless headphones

Downtown@Dusk is presented by KeyBank, with additional support by Audio-Technica, EarthQuaker Devices, ACME Fresh Market Catering and Event Planning, Ron and Ann Allan /the Allan Family Fund of the Akron Community Foundation, the City of Akron and Clear Gold Audio. Media sponsorship is provided by WKSU 89.7.

Downtown@Dusk is presented by KeyBank

  

KeyBank Logo

Additional support for Downtown@Dusk is provided by:

                           
Audio-Technica Logo     EarthQuaker Devices Logo        Acme Fresh Market Catering & Events Logos        Clear Gold Audio Logo   
                           
Ron & Ann Allan     City of Akron Logo     WKSU 89.7 Logo           

Night at the Museum: Look Beyond: An Art show for All Abilities

August 3, 2017, 4:00 – 8:00 pm

This unique art show is free and open to the public. It highlights local artists with developmental disabilities and features various styles and pieces of art. 

Night at the Museum: Look Beyond: An Art show for All Abilities

August 3, 2017, 4:00 – 8:00 pm

This unique art show is free and open to the public. It highlights local artists with developmental disabilities and features various styles and pieces of art.

Share Look Beyond: An Art Show for All Abilities on Facebook

The collection will be on display at the Akron Art Museum on August 3rd, and then moved to the Summit County Court House (located at 209 South High Street) where it will remain on display from August 7 – 18, 2017.

Art will be available for purchase after the show.

Presented by Summit County Prbate Court, Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board and the Akron Art Museum.

Downtown@Dusk: Blu Monsoon

August 10, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Join us for the 33rd season of Downtown@Dusk, presented by KeyBank in the Akron Art Museum's Bud & Susie Rogers Garden as we showcase some of the area's best local music acts. 

Downtown@Dusk: Blu Monsoon

August 10, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Join us in the Garden for original Jazz and covers from Blu Monsoon! Share this concert on Facebook.

Free and Open to All, Every Thursday from June 22 through August 10, 2017.

Featuring

  • great food options from Acme Fresh Market Catering & Event Planning (starting at 5:30 pm)
  • alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages available in the museum café
  • a chance to win a pair of Audio-Technica’s SonicFuel ATH-SR700BT wireless headphones
  • improved sound from Clear Gold Audio & Lighting
  • guitar effects demo lab from EarthQuaker Devices
  • an expanded stage

Akron Art Library Alert!

Akron Art Library graphicThe Akron Art Library is coming! We're hard at work creating a lending library of original artwork that can be checked out on a monthly basis (just like checking out a book at the library)!

You can help: every donation you make to the Akron Art Library will be matched dollar for dollar by our friends at the Knight Foundation.

Look for donation boxes in the lobby and in the garden during Downtown@Dusk!


Drop by after work, before the concert starts, for a bite to eat—we may even be doing some grilling in the garden! Don't forget to enter to win a pair of Audio-Technica’s SonicFuel ATH-SR700BT wireless headphones, courtesy of Audio-Technica!

Audio-Technica’s SonicFuel ATH-SR700BT wireless headphones

Downtown@Dusk is presented by KeyBank, with additional support by Audio-Technica, EarthQuaker Devices, ACME Fresh Market Catering and Event Planning, Ron and Ann Allan /the Allan Family Fund of the Akron Community Foundation, the City of Akron and Clear Gold Audio. Media sponsorship is provided by WKSU 89.7.

Downtown@Dusk is presented by KeyBank

  

KeyBank Logo

Additional support for Downtown@Dusk is provided by:

                           
Audio-Technica Logo     EarthQuaker Devices Logo        Acme Fresh Market Catering & Events Logos        Clear Gold Audio Logo   
                           
Ron & Ann Allan     City of Akron Logo     WKSU 89.7 Logo           

Artist Talk & Demonstration: Bruce Checefsky

August 24, 2017, 6:30 pm

Join Serial Intent artist Bruce Checefsky to learn about the unique process behind his Garden series. 

Artist Talk & Demonstration: Bruce Checefsky

August 24, 2017, 6:30 pm

Join Serial Intent artist Bruce Checefsky to learn about the unique process behind his Garden series and enjoy a demonstration in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden (rain or shine). 

Free and open to all!

Click here to become a member. Your membership helps to support Free programming like this and much for everyone who visits the Akron Art Museum.

Image: Bruce Checefsky, Dahlia Nenekazi, 2010, archival pigment print, 22 x 30 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of the artist 2013.16

Interior image: Bruce Checefsky speaking about his work in Serial Intent. Photography by Shane Wynn

Artist Talk: Michael Loderstedt

September 7, 2017, 6:30 pm

Join Serial Intent artist Michael Loderstedt to learn about Bestiary, the portfolio he created in collaboration with fellow Northeast Ohio artist Craig Lucas, alongside the artworks in-gallery. 

Artist Talk: Michael Loderstedt

September 7, 2017, 6:30 pm

Join Serial Intent artist Michael Loderstedt to learn about Bestiary, the portfolio he created in collaboration with fellow Northeast Ohio artist Craig Lucas, alongside the artworks in-gallery.

Free and open to all!

Click here to become a member. Your membership helps to support Free programming like this and much for everyone who visits the Akron Art Museum.

Image: Michael Loderstedt and Craig Lucas, F from Bestiary, 1999-2000, screenprint and relief on paper, 20 x 26 in., Collection of Akron Art Museum, Gift of Artists Image Resource 2013.5

Interior image: Michael Loderstedt speaking about Bestiary during the opening celebration for Serial Intent. Photography by Shane Wynn

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