Free Thursdays

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



Free Thursday

March 30, 2017, 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

March 30, 2017, 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 Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.  

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.

Free Thursday

April 6, 2017, 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 6, 2017, 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 Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.  

Free Thursday

April 13, 2017, 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 13, 2017, 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 Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.  

Poetry Reading and Ribbon Cutting

April 13, 2017, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Join us for the first public poetry reading from the children and adult participants of the Wick Poetry Center's Traveling Stanzas: Writing Across Borders project. 

Poetry Reading and Ribbon Cutting

April 13, 2017, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Free • No registration required

Join us for the first public poetry reading from the children and adult participants of the Wick Poetry Center's Traveling Stanzas: Writing Across Borders project. We'll also celebrate the installation of two outdoor, interactive poetry kiosks with a ribbon-cutting.

The Traveling Stanzas kiosks installed in The Bud and Susie Rogers Garden will join the family of Traveling Stanzas designs in northeast Ohio and around the world. Visitors to the garden will be able to read the poem onscreen, and press an audio button to hear the voice of the child or adult poet. Poems are presented on digital pages with illustrations created specifically for them by students and alumni of the School of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University. Individuals can also visit the kiosks digitally by accessing the Poetry Map at www.travelingstanzasmap.com.

Traveling Stanzas: Writing Across Borders is a project of the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University in collaboration with Visual Communication Design students and alumni. With major support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Wick Poetry Center works with Akron and Kent public schools, as well as refugee and immigrant populations locally and abroad. 

Free Thursday

April 20, 2017, 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 20, 2017, 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 Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.  

Night at the Museum

April 20, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Mark your calendars and come down to see what the talented artists in your community are creating! 

Night at the Museum

April 20, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Featured Organization: The Lippman School

No, Ben Stiller has not taken up residency here at the museum, waiting for the paintings and sculptures to spring to life. The Akron Art Museum’s Night at the Museum program invites schools and community organizations to hold one-night-only art shows at the Akron Art Museum, featuring the work of their students or clients. Night at the Museum exhibitions are open to the public and occur on Free Thursdays. So, mark your calendars and come down to see what the talented artists in your community are creating!

Photo: Shane Wynn

Night at the Museum is made possible with support by the OMNOVA Solutions Foundation.  

Bee & Bee Opening

April 20, 2017, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Day in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden as the museum and Summit Metro Parks debut downtown Akron’s first Bee & Bee. 

Bee & Bee Opening

April 20, 2017, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Day in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden as the museum and Summit Metro Parks debut downtown Akron’s first Bee & Bee.

On New Year’s Eve, First Night visitors contributed their rolled up wishes for the New Year, along with bottlecaps and other found objects, to help create niches for a bug condo that will be installed in the garden’s Art Oasis this spring.

The bug condo will provide shelter for insects, such as the bees and butterflies that make the garden their home. The box shaped niches of the Bee & Bee complement the museum’s architecture and the found objects echo artwork in the museum’s collection by La Wilson and El Anatsui.

Families can stop by the museum to celebrate with hands on art activities inspired by our insect friends. 

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

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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


Workshop with Beth Cavener

The City of Kettering and Rosewood Arts Centre are pleased to present a special artist lecture and workshop with world-renowned ceramicist Beth Cavener. In partnership with the Akron Art Museum, Rosewood will host a workshop at Rosewood Arts Centre from Friday, April 28 – Sunday, April 30.

Free Thursday

April 27, 2017, 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 27, 2017, 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 Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.  

Night at the Museum

April 27, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Mark your calendars and come down to see what the talented artists in your community are creating! 

Night at the Museum

April 27, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Featured Organization: Akron Public Schools Art & Math

No, Ben Stiller has not taken up residency here at the museum, waiting for the paintings and sculptures to spring to life. The Akron Art Museum’s Night at the Museum program invites schools and community organizations to hold one-night-only art shows at the Akron Art Museum, featuring the work of their students or clients. Night at the Museum exhibitions are open to the public and occur on Free Thursdays. So, mark your calendars and come down to see what the talented artists in your community are creating!

Photo: Shane Wynn

Night at the Museum is made possible with support by the OMNOVA Solutions Foundation.  

Art Babes: Babyfest '17

April 27, 2017, 11:15 am – 1:30 pm

Meet up with other babies for an engaging afternoon of color-seeking, mess-making and creative movement. 

Art Babes: Babyfest '17

April 27, 2017, 11:15 am – 1:30 pm

For 0-18 month olds and their grown-ups.

Babyfest '17

Calling All Babies! Celebrate the joys of babyhood during the National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) Week of the Young Child. Meet up with other babies for an engaging afternoon of color-seeking, mess-making and creative movement.

Babies at different stages have their own perspectives on art. Awaken your little one's curiosity with early learning experiences involving color, texture, light and sound while singing and bouncing to the beat in the galleries. Meet-up for a pint-sized play date and baby approved art activity in our multi-sensory studio classroom.

Free activities for all member and non-member babies. Registration required. Click on the button / link below to register.

Photo: Shane Wynn

Art Babes is made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.  

Free Thursday

May 4, 2017, 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 4, 2017, 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 Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.  

Night at the Museum

May 4, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Mark your calendars and come down to see what the talented artists in your community are creating! 

Night at the Museum

May 4, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Featured Organization: Mogadore City Schools

No, Ben Stiller has not taken up residency here at the museum, waiting for the paintings and sculptures to spring to life. The Akron Art Museum’s Night at the Museum program invites schools and community organizations to hold one-night-only art shows at the Akron Art Museum, featuring the work of their students or clients. Night at the Museum exhibitions are open to the public and occur on Free Thursdays. So, mark your calendars and come down to see what the talented artists in your community are creating!

Photo: Chris Rutan

Night at the Museum is made possible with support by the OMNOVA Solutions Foundation.  

Free Thursday

May 11, 2017, 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 11, 2017, 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 Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.  

Night at the Museum

May 11, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Mark your calendars and come down to see what the talented artists in your community are creating! 

Night at the Museum

May 11, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Featured Organization: ASCA, Inc. Head Start

No, Ben Stiller has not taken up residency here at the museum, waiting for the paintings and sculptures to spring to life. The Akron Art Museum’s Night at the Museum program invites schools and community organizations to hold one-night-only art shows at the Akron Art Museum, featuring the work of their students or clients. Night at the Museum exhibitions are open to the public and occur on Free Thursdays. So, mark your calendars and come down to see what the talented artists in your community are creating!

Photo: Chris Rutan

Night at the Museum is made possible with support by the OMNOVA Solutions Foundation.  

Free Thursday

May 18, 2017, 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 18, 2017, 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 Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.  

Free Thursday

May 25, 2017, 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 25, 2017, 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 Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.  

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