Lectures & Performances

When the building is open, the museum does its best to run programs. In the unfortunate instance something unforeseen occurs, the museum works hard to contact possible participants and/ or find an alternate date.

If you have questions about modern and contemporary art, or just want to learn more about it, consider attending one of our lectures or symposiums. Throughout the year, scholars, experts, and other arts professionals give informative and entertaining presentations about the museum's collection, special exhibitions and other hot art topics.

Art Talk: Joe Vitone

October 24, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Since 1998, Akron-native Joe Vitone has returned home each year to take photographs for Family Records, an ongoing series of portraits documenting the artist’s relatives living in the area. Vitone will discuss the motivation and process behind this important body of work on the occasion of its first Northeast Ohio showing.

Art Talk: Joe Vitone

October 24, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Art Talk: Joe Vitone

At the University of Akron Myers School of Art, 150 E. Exchange St., Akron

Since 1998, Akron-native Joe Vitone has returned home each year to take photographs for Family Records, an ongoing series of portraits documenting the artist’s relatives living in the area. Vitone will discuss the motivation and process behind this important body of work on the occasion of its first Northeast Ohio showing.

Free and open to the public

Joe Vitone, (l. to r.) Charlie Morlan and Gabe Booth in combat fatigues with toy guns, Orrville, Ohio, 2006, archival inkjet print, 20 x 24 in., Courtesy of the artist

Art Talk: Angela Washko

November 9, 2019, 2 - 3 PM

Washko will discuss her interdisciplinary practice melding performance, video, installation and game-making.

Art Talk: Angela Washko

November 9, 2019, 2 - 3 PM

For her project The Council on Gender Sensitivity and Behavioral Awareness in World of Warcraft, Angela Washko conducted a series of conversations on feminism within the world’s most popular online role-playing game. Washko will discuss her interdisciplinary practice melding performance, video, installation and game-making.

Complimentary admission for members, $12/nonmembers • Registration is required

Angela Washko, Playing a Girl, from The Council on Gender Sensitivity and Behavioral Awareness in World of Warcraft, 2013, video, 20 minutes, 48 seconds, Courtesy of the artist

Art Talk & Tour: Jade Dellinger: The Moon Museum

November 14, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

The Moon Museum is a tiny wafer made in a small edition, stowed away on the Apollo 12 moon lander. Come hear the epic tale and celebrate the opening of The Distance of the Moon with a first look tour.

Art Talk & Tour: Jade Dellinger: The Moon Museum

November 14, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Art Talk & Tour: Jade Dellinger: The Moon Museum

The Moon Museum may sound like science fiction, but it’s true: Six artists and their unidentified collaborator snuck a minuscule artwork on the moon! Featuring imagery by Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg and Robert Rauschenberg, The Moon Museum is a tiny wafer made in a small edition, stowed away on the Apollo 12 moon lander. Come hear the epic tale and celebrate the opening of The Distance of the Moon with a first look tour.

Free and open to the public. Registration required. (Coming soon)

The Moon Museum, featuring works by Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Forrest Myers, David Novros and John Chamberlain, 1969, lithograph of tantalum nitride film on ceramic wafer, 9/16 × 3/4 in., Fabricated by Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, Photograph by Jade Dellinger, Courtesy Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida Southwestern State College, Fort Myers, Florida

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