Lectures

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.

The Care and Handling of Treasures at Home

August 2, 2018, 6:00 pm

Join us for this informative discussion on how to handle, care for, and eventually pass on your family treasures.

The Care and Handling of Treasures at Home

August 2, 2018, 6:00 pm

* * * This program will be held in Meeting Room 1 at Akron-Summit County Public Library, Main Library, located near the High Street Entrance * * *

Heirlooms such as photographs, film and art objects can pass on our families’ stories for generations to come—but only if they’re carefully preserved.

Join Holly Witchey, Director of Education & Outreach for ICA, the Intermuseum Conservation Association, for an evening of discussion on how to handle, care for, and eventually pass on your family treasures.

Bring a few small art objects and photographs from your collection to exhibit in a Pop Up Museum of Family Treasures. The Art Library Program Coordinator will help you document and share the stories behind these objects from one generation to the next.

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

This program 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 here.

ICA is the oldest nonprofit regional conservation center in the United States, dedicated to the preservation of artistic & cultural heritage materials. Learn more about ICA here.

Michelle Martin, Crypsis, 2017, polymer plate photogravure, 11 3/4 x 13 1/8 in., All works Collection of the Akron Art Museum Art Library at the Akron-Summit County Library

 

Perspectives from Across the Globe

August 9, 2018, 6:30 pm

Join us for a gallery discussion with engaged Akronites from Africa and Asia. 

Perspectives from Across the Globe

August 9, 2018, 6:30 pm

Free and Open to All

Join us for a gallery discussion with engaged Akronites from Africa and Asia, featuring residents from the African Market in North Hill and members of the Bhutanese Community Association. 

Registration is required. Register online using the button / link below.

image: Charles R. Mitchell, Welcome, 1990, bronze, 108 in. x 96 in. x 24 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of Beatrice K. McDowell in memory of C. Blake McDowell, Jr

Artist Talks: Curated Storefront & Akron Soul Train

August 30, 2018, 6:30 pm

Four local and regional artists with artwork featured in the Curated Storefront project in downtown Akron will each give short artist talks about their work. 

Artist Talks: Curated Storefront & Akron Soul Train

August 30, 2018, 6:30 pm

This is a Curated Storefront and Akron Soul Train Event

Free and Open to All

Four local and regional artists with artwork featured in the Curated Storefront project in downtown Akron will each give short artist talks about their work and artistic process. The talks will conclude in a panel Q&A with all of the artists.

Registration is required. Register online using the button / link below.

Four local and regional artists with artwork featured in the Curated Storefront project in downtown Akron, including Akron Soul Train artist fellows, will each give short artist talks about their work and artistic process. The talks will conclude in a panel Q&A with all of the artists. Artist talks will be from Stephen Tomasko and Gabe Gott from AKron Soul Train, and those from Curated Storefront will be announced soon!

Stephen Tomasko is represented in public and private collections, both nationally and internationally, including the permanent collection of the Akron Art Museum. His work has been exhibited widely in regional group exhibitions and the subject of solo gallery exhibitions in Los Angeles, Australia, and France. Since the mid-1980s, Tomasko has made images of America, including bodies of photographs with diverse subjects ranging from jubilant celebrations of flowering gardens to the dynamic, strange beauty of county fairs. Today, he makes art full time in Bath, Ohio. Stephen was an Akron Soul Train fellow in September 2017.

Gabe Gott lives in Akron, Ohio, with his wife, Sarah, the unwitting caretakers of a home for retired house pets. During the day, he works as a team lead/trainer for a market intelligence company based out of Chicago, but during his free time writes fiction and poetry. He has published a novel, Escapes (2014), two flash fiction chapbooks, The Ever-Present Moment (2016) and Dispatches from the Information Age (2017), and a poetry collection, Live Organ Transplants (2017). Gabe was an AST fellow in March 2018.

image: Joe Levack/Studio Akron

Panel Discussion: Disappeared in America

September 6, 2018, 6:30 pm

Join us for a discussion of Visible Collective’s Disappeared in America series led by filmmaker Josh Gippin in conversation with members of Akron’s Muslim community. 

Panel Discussion: Disappeared in America

September 6, 2018, 6:30 pm

Free and Open to All.

Join us for a discussion of Visible Collective’s Disappeared in America series led by filmmaker Josh Gippin in conversation with members of Akron’s Muslim community.

Registration is required. Register online using the button / link below.

image: Visible Collective, Disappeared in America III: Lingering Twenty (still), 2005, video, 4 min 47 sec, Courtesy of Visible Collective, disappearedinamerica.org

Artist Talk: Nicholas Buffon

September 20, 2018, 6:30 pm

Artist Nicholas Buffon will talk about his work, including works on view in FRONT that highlight LGBTQ landmarks in Cleveland and Akron.

Artist Talk: Nicholas Buffon

September 20, 2018, 6:30 pm

Free and Open to All.

Artist Nicholas Buffon highlighted LGBTQ landmarks in Cleveland and Akron in a series of paintings, drawings and sculptures in the FRONT exhibition. In this talk, the artist will discuss his work and participate in a dialogue with members of those businesses and organizations depicted in the work.

image: Nicholas Buffon, Akron Art Museum Entrance, 2018, acrylic paint, pencil, and carbon transfer on Bristol paper, 9 5/8 x 7 in. Courtesy of the artist and Callicoon Fine Arts, New York

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