Free Thursdays

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.



Akron Art Library: Melissa Markwald Studio Tour

April 26, 2018, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Join the museum’s Art Library Program Coordinator Jessica Fijalkovich for a studio tour and talk with Art Library Artist Melissa Markwald. 

Akron Art Library: Melissa Markwald Studio Tour

April 26, 2018, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Join the museum’s Art Library Program Coordinator Jessica Fijalkovich for a studio tour and talk with Art Library Artist Melissa Markwald at Summit Artspace. We will meet in the Akron Art Museum lobby at 6 pm and take a short walk over to Summit Artspace.

Markwald shifts between creating small abstract compositions and painting larger than life portraits of average people, turning them into iconic figures. During this behind the scenes experience you will learn more about the artist's process and techniques and see what she is currently working on.

After the tour choose your own adventure! Enjoy free admission to the museum or visit the Art Library collection at the Akron-Summit County Public Library Main Library to reserve an original work of art to hang in your home.

$5 for members / $10 non-members. Registration is required. Only 10 spots available! Register online through the Eventbrite link below.

This tour is part of the Akron Art Library, an art lending program in partnership with the Akron-Summit County Public Library. Find out more about the Akron Art Library.
 

Free Thursday

April 26, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.  

Free Thursday

April 26, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Connect to your creative life. Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.

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VR Ceramics Experience with New Territory VR Arcade

May 3, 2018, 6:30 pm

Curious about how technology is impacting art? Stop by the museum for a demonstration of virtual art making. 

VR Ceramics Experience with New Territory VR Arcade

May 3, 2018, 6:30 pm

Have you always wanted to work with clay but worry about the mess? Curious about how technology is impacting art? Stop by the museum for a demonstration of virtual art making. See an artist create a virtual artwork and get a chance to experiment with modeling a virtual sculpture yourself.

Free and open to all. Registration is required. Register online using the link / button below.

Free Thursday

May 3, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.  

Free Thursday

May 3, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Connect to your creative life. Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.

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Night at the Museum

May 10, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Don't miss these one-night-only, exclusive art shows featuring the work of local students and community members. 

Night at the Museum

May 10, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Featured organization: Lippman School

Free and Open to All

Don't miss these one-night-only, exclusive art shows featuring the work of local students and community members. Each exhibition will be on view all day Thursday, so stop by and admire the talents of your fellow citizens, including some of the area's youngest budding artists.

Photo: Shane Wynn

Night at the Museum is made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annemae Orr Family Foundation. 

Free Thursday

May 10, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. 

Free Thursday

May 10, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Connect to your creative life. Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.

The J. M. Smucker Company logo 

Book Club: Butterfly's Child by Angela Davis-Gardner

May 17, 2018, 6:00 pm

We’ll dig deep into Madame Butterfly as we read Angela-Davis Gardener’s Butterfly’s Child, an imaginative “sequel” to the classic opera. 

Book Club: Butterfly's Child by Angela Davis-Gardner

May 17, 2018, 6:00 pm

Besides the monumental sculptures and paintings on view in Blurred Lines, artist Jun Kaneko has designed costumes and sets for a number of major operas including Madame Butterfly. For this edition of the Under the Roof Cloud Book Club, we’ll dig deep into Madame Butterfly as we read Angela-Davis Gardener’s Butterfly’s Child, an imaginative “sequel” to the classic opera that Pulitzer prize-winning author Jennifer Egan claims that she could not put down. We’ll discuss the book, watch some clips of Kaneko’s vision of the story and tour the Blurred Lines exhibition. 

Free and open to all. Register online using the link / button below.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase in the Museum Shop.

Free Thursday

May 17, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. 

Free Thursday

May 17, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Connect to your creative life. Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.

The J. M. Smucker Company logo 

Free Thursday

May 24, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.  

Free Thursday

May 24, 2018, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Connect to your creative life. Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.

The J. M. Smucker Company logo 

Ed Emberley Gallery Talk with Matt Horak

June 7, 2018, 6:30 pm

Get a tour of Ed Emberley: Better You Than Me from super fan, Art director at EarthQuaker Devices and artist for Marvel Comics' The Punisher, Matt Horak. 

Ed Emberley Gallery Talk with Matt Horak

June 7, 2018, 6:30 pm

Get a tour of Ed Emberley: Better You Than Me from a super fan. Matt Horak, Art director at EarthQuaker Devices and artist for Marvel Comics’ The Punisher has been an Ed Emberley fan for life. Get a drawing demonstration Horak, learn about how Emberley’s drawing books sparked Horak’s love of art and hear about how he built that passion into a career as you explore the exhibition.

This tour is FREE and open to all, but registration is required. Register online using the button / link below. Space is limited! Only 20 spots per tour.

Photo: Shane Wynn

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