Member Events

Members of the Akron Art Museum enjoy invitations to exclusive member events such as wine tastings, behind-the-scenes tours and art getaways. For more information about membership, click here. For information on pricing for upcoming Members Only! events please call the membership department at 330.376.9186 x225.

Moving Connections

February 24, 2017, 11:30 am

Moving Connections is a movement workshop designed for the senior community to encourage creativity, engage social interaction and deepen an appreciation of the arts through the joy of movement. 

Moving Connections

February 24, 2017, 11:30 am

Verb Ballets and the Akron Art Museum are proud to announce the return of Moving Connections

Fridays beginning January 13 through March 10, 2017 • 11:30 am

Moving Connections, a wellness program of Verb Ballets, is a movement workshop designed for the senior community to encourage creativity, engage social interaction and deepen an appreciation of the arts through the joy of movement. Moving Connections is led by professionally trained dancers and movement experts to help seniors develop flexibility, increase breath, exercise concentration that connects mind to body and increase cognitive function. The program is designed for all ability levels and can be done while seated.

Moving Connections will be offered for 9 sessions, once a week on Fridays, beginning on January 13 through, March 10, 2017.

There is no cost to participate but registration is requried. Register online using the button / link below.

For more information about sessions contact Desmond Davis, Verb Ballets Education and Outreach Coordinator, at ddavis@verbballets.org or call 216-397-3757
 

Creative Playdate: The Beautiful Accidental

March 2, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Follow your child’s natural instinct to wiggle, squeal and make a mess while exploring the creative process.  

Creative Playdate: The Beautiful Accidental

March 2, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

For ages 0-5 and their grown-ups

The Beautiful Accidental: Drip and Splatter Play

Dress for a mess and embrace those creative "oops" moments!

Little ones learn best through intuitive, open-ended play that feeds their senses. Follow your child’s natural instinct to wiggle, squeal and make a mess while exploring the creative process. Stretch your imagination, meet new friends and create a masterpiece to carry home!

Free for members. $10/non-member child. Click the button / link below to register online, or call 330.376.9186.

Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum to register for the FREE member ticket option.

Creative Playdates are made possible with support from the Robert O. & Annamae Orr Family Foundation.  

Moving Connections

March 3, 2017, 11:30 am

Moving Connections is a movement workshop designed for the senior community to encourage creativity, engage social interaction and deepen an appreciation of the arts through the joy of movement. 

Moving Connections

March 3, 2017, 11:30 am

Verb Ballets and the Akron Art Museum are proud to announce the return of Moving Connections

Fridays beginning January 13 through March 10, 2017 • 11:30 am

Moving Connections, a wellness program of Verb Ballets, is a movement workshop designed for the senior community to encourage creativity, engage social interaction and deepen an appreciation of the arts through the joy of movement. Moving Connections is led by professionally trained dancers and movement experts to help seniors develop flexibility, increase breath, exercise concentration that connects mind to body and increase cognitive function. The program is designed for all ability levels and can be done while seated.

Moving Connections will be offered for 9 sessions, once a week on Fridays, beginning on January 13 through, March 10, 2017.

There is no cost to participate but registration is requried. Register online using the button / link below.

For more information about sessions contact Desmond Davis, Verb Ballets Education and Outreach Coordinator, at ddavis@verbballets.org or call 216-397-3757
 

Yoga in the Galleries

March 9, 2017, 6:30 pm

Combine breath, flow and art in a beginner-friendly series taught by a certified Nirvana Yoga instructor. 

Yoga in the Galleries

March 9, 2017, 6:30 pm

The transformational power of yoga for individuals, relationships and communities comes alive in the Akron Art Museum galleries. Combine breath, flow and art in a beginner-friendly series taught by a certified Nirvana Yoga instructor. Bring your own mat. No water bottles allowed in the galleries.

$10 for non-members and free for members. Registration is required. Register online using the link below or call 330.376.9186.

Not a member? An individual membership is just $50 and pays for itself in a handful of visits. 

The 10th Annual Art & Ale

March 10, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Now in its 10th year, ART & ALE features locally crafted brews from Ohio’s best brewmakers, complemented by some of the region’s favorite local food.

The 10th Annual Art & Ale

March 10, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Now in its 10th year, ART & ALE features locally crafted brews from Ohio’s best brewmakers, complemented by some of the region’s favorite local food.

Participating Brewers

Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio Brewing Company
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Jackie O's Pub and Brewery
Scenic Brewing Co.
The Canton Brewing Company
Market Garden Brewery

More Information about participating brewers and food purveyors is coming soon!

Read a re-cap of ART & ALE 2016, and view photos at Cleveland.com:

"Art & Ale sells out; Fat Head's, Spider Monkey, Jackie O's win in competition," by Marc Bona, Cleveland.com.


***THIS EVENT IS FOR AGES 21 AND OVER.***

ACME Fresh Market     The House of LaRose

ART & ALE is generously sponsored by ACME Fresh Market and the House of LaRose.

Moving Connections

March 10, 2017, 11:30 am

Moving Connections is a movement workshop designed for the senior community to encourage creativity, engage social interaction and deepen an appreciation of the arts through the joy of movement. 

Moving Connections

March 10, 2017, 11:30 am

Verb Ballets and the Akron Art Museum are proud to announce the return of Moving Connections

Fridays beginning January 13 through March 10, 2017 • 11:30 am

Moving Connections, a wellness program of Verb Ballets, is a movement workshop designed for the senior community to encourage creativity, engage social interaction and deepen an appreciation of the arts through the joy of movement. Moving Connections is led by professionally trained dancers and movement experts to help seniors develop flexibility, increase breath, exercise concentration that connects mind to body and increase cognitive function. The program is designed for all ability levels and can be done while seated.

Moving Connections will be offered for 9 sessions, once a week on Fridays, beginning on January 13 through, March 10, 2017.

There is no cost to participate but registration is requried. Register online using the button / link below.

For more information about sessions contact Desmond Davis, Verb Ballets Education and Outreach Coordinator, at ddavis@verbballets.org or call 216-397-3757
 

Second Saturday Curator Gallery Talks

March 11, 2017, 2:00 pm

Look closely at the rich layers of Radcliffe Bailey’s JRed House with Assistant Curator Elizabeth Carney.  

Second Saturday Curator Gallery Talks

March 11, 2017, 2:00 pm

Radcliffe Bailey, JRed House

Look closely at the rich layers of Radcliffe Bailey’s JRed House with Assistant Curator Elizabeth Carney. Bailey weaves personal and shared histories in this monumental painting that includes a found photograph, various objects, symbols and text.

Get an insider's look at artworks in the museum's collection on the second Saturday of every month, with curator-led tours.

Members: FREE; Non-members: Free with gallery admission.

Support the Akron Art Museum and programs like Second Saturday Curator Gallery Talks, become a member of the museum.

Radcliffe Bailey, JRed House, 1996, mixed media and found objects on wood, 96 x 96 x 24 in.,Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of Bruce and Barbara Berger 2012.28 

Member Event: Q&A with Tara McPherson

March 12, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join Assistant Curator Elizabeth Carney for a members-only Q&A with Turn the Page artist Tara McPherson! 

Member Event: Q&A with Tara McPherson

March 12, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join Assistant Curator Elizabeth Carney for a members-only Q&A with Turn the Page artist Tara McPherson.
Find out more about the artist and her work, which has been exhibited in fine art galleries worldwide and featured in numerous publications from The New York Times, Hi-Fructose, and Punk Planet to the Oscar award-winning film Juno.

This Free event is exclusive for Akron Art Museum members! Registration is required. Click the button / link below to register.

Click here to become a member, or call 330.376.9186 x225 or inquire at the museum’s front desk.

And, Don't Miss the Pop-Up Shop: Tara McPherson
Sunday, March 12 • 2 – 4 pm (BEFORE THE MEMBERS-ONLY Q&A)

Visit Tara McPherson’s one-day-only Pop-Up Shop at the Akron Art Museum to shop prints and merchandise and meet the artist. In her signature style and palette of teals, pinks and black, Tara McPherson creates paintings and drawings of women that reference nature, science and mythology. She is also known for gig poster designs for musical artists including Beck, Modest Mouse and Death Cab for Cutie. Be sure to visit Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose to see her painting Wandering Luminations.

The Pop-Up Shop is Free and Open to All • The Q&A is a Members-Only Event 

Art Tales: Surreal Seuss-Style Stories

March 16, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss with some seriously silly stories! 

Art Tales: Surreal Seuss-Style Stories

March 16, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

For all ages and their grown-ups

Surreal Seuss-Style Stories

What creative adventures would Dr. Seuss's characters have at the art museum? Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss with some seriously silly stories!

Engage your tiny book lover in an interactive storytelling experience where art and story become one through song, rhyme and imagery. After the book ends, we’ll keep the story going with related art activities in the lobby.

FREE for members. $10/non-member child. Click the button / link below to register online. Or, call 330.376.9186.

Help support programs for children and families. Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum.

Photo: Shane Wynn

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

Turn The Page Gallery Tour

March 18, 2017, 2:00 pm

Join Akron Art Museum curator Elizabeth Carney, along with Rob Lehr, for a special walkthrough of Turn the Page. 

Turn The Page Gallery Tour

March 18, 2017, 2:00 pm

Join Akron Art Museum curator Elizabeth Carney, along with Rob Lehr, for a special walkthrough of Turn the Page. Rob Lehr is a curator of contemporary art dedicated to connecting the public to experimental and innovative visual artists. He is the marketing director for the Canton Museum of Art and an art critic for CAN Journal in Cleveland.

FREE for members. Non-Members FREE with gallery admission. 

Click here to become a member, or call 330.376.9186 x225 or inquire at the museum’s front desk.

Image: Wim Delvoye, Cement Truck (installation view), 2010, laser-cut stainless steel, 32 x 78 x 17 in., Courtesy of the artist and Gallerie Perrotin, © Studio Wim Delvoye. Photography by Shane Wynn

Creative Playdate: The Art of Rolling Dough

April 6, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Stretch your imagination, meet new friends and create a masterpiece to carry home! 

Creative Playdate: The Art of Rolling Dough

April 6, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

For ages 0-5 and their grown-ups

The Art of Rolling Dough

Apron? (check!), Chef's hat? (check!), art concoctions in the kitchen? (check!). Roll up your sleeves for a rolling good time!

Little ones learn best through intuitive, open-ended play that feeds their senses. Follow your child’s natural instinct to wiggle, squeal and make a mess while exploring the creative process. Stretch your imagination, meet new friends and create a masterpiece to carry home!

Free for members. $10/non-member child. Click the button / link below to register online, or call 330.376.9186.

Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum to register for the FREE member ticket option.

Creative Playdates are made possible with support from the Robert O. & Annamae Orr Family Foundation.  

Museum Art Book Sale: Exclusive for Members

April 13, 2017, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Our art book sale is an excellent opportunity to build up your personal art library while supporting the museum at the same time! 

Museum Art Book Sale: Exclusive for Members

April 13, 2017, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

MEMBERS ONLY SALE: Thursday, April 13 • 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Open to the Public on Friday and Saturday, April 14 - 15 • 11 am – 5 pm

Book worms and bibliophiles, mark your calendars. Books will include numerous brand new exhibition catalogues, duplicates and other art related texts from all areas of art and art history. Collectible books, including some signed by their authors, will also be available. This is an excellent opportunity to build up your personal art library while supporting the museum at the same time.

If your bookshelves are already packed, you’ll need to make room. Before the sale, the museum will accept donations of art books. Please no fiction, cookbooks, or other genres. Contact Stefanie Hilles, the museum’s Library and Archives Manager, at sHilles@AkronArtMuseum.org or 330.376.9186 x221 to arrange a donation. 

Yoga in the Galleries

April 13, 2017, 6:30 pm

Combine breath, flow and art in a beginner-friendly series taught by a certified Nirvana Yoga instructor. 

Yoga in the Galleries

April 13, 2017, 6:30 pm

The transformational power of yoga for individuals, relationships and communities comes alive in the Akron Art Museum galleries. Combine breath, flow and art in a beginner-friendly series taught by a certified Nirvana Yoga instructor. Bring your own mat. No water bottles allowed in the galleries.

$10 for non-members and free for members. Registration is required. Register online using the link below or call 330.376.9186.

Not a member? An individual membership is just $50 and pays for itself in a handful of visits. 

Art Tales: Please Taste This Book!

April 20, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Recipe swap + Scrumptious tales = A storytime to feed the senses! 

Art Tales: Please Taste This Book!

April 20, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

For all ages and their grown-ups

Please Taste This Book!

Recipe swap + Scrumptious tales = A storytime to feed the senses!
Bring a family recipe to exchange with friends!

Engage your tiny book lover in an interactive storytelling experience where art and story become one through song, rhyme and imagery. After the book ends, we’ll keep the story going with related art activities in the lobby.

FREE for members. $10/non-member child. Click the button / link below to register online. Or, call 330.376.9186.

Help support programs for children and families. Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum.

Photo: Shane Wynn

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

Creative Playdate: Garden Tea Party

May 4, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Follow your child’s natural instinct to wiggle, squeal and make a mess while exploring the creative process. 

Creative Playdate: Garden Tea Party

May 4, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

For ages 0-5 and their grown-ups

Garden Tea Party: Sip Tea, Plant a Seed

It's tea time in the garden! Dress up for a spot of tea and paint some curious cookies with friends.

Little ones learn best through intuitive, open-ended play that feeds their senses. Follow your child’s natural instinct to wiggle, squeal and make a mess while exploring the creative process. Stretch your imagination, meet new friends and create a masterpiece to carry home!

Free for members. $10/non-member child. Click the button / link below to register online, or call 330.376.9186.

Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum to register for the FREE member ticket option.

Creative Playdates are made possible with support from the Robert O. & Annamae Orr Family Foundation.  

Yoga in the Galleries

May 11, 2017, 6:30 pm

Combine breath, flow and art in a beginner-friendly series taught by a certified Nirvana Yoga instructor. 

Yoga in the Galleries

May 11, 2017, 6:30 pm

The transformational power of yoga for individuals, relationships and communities comes alive in the Akron Art Museum galleries. Combine breath, flow and art in a beginner-friendly series taught by a certified Nirvana Yoga instructor. Bring your own mat. No water bottles allowed in the galleries.

$10 for non-members and free for members. Registration is required. Register online using the link below or call 330.376.9186.

Not a member? An individual membership is just $50 and pays for itself in a handful of visits. 

Art Tales: Sharing and Cooperation

May 18, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Enter into the amazing paper-collaged worlds of renowned children's author/illustrator, Leo Lionni. 

Art Tales: Sharing and Cooperation

May 18, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

For all ages and their grown-ups

Sharing and Cooperation: Leo Lionni's Torn Paper Tales

Enter into the amazing paper-collaged worlds of renowned children's author/illustrator, Leo Lionni.

Engage your tiny book lover in an interactive storytelling experience where art and story become one through song, rhyme and imagery. After the book ends, we’ll keep the story going with related art activities in the lobby.

FREE for members. $10/non-member child. Click the button / link below to register online. Or, call 330.376.9186.

Help support programs for children and families. Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum.

Photo: Shane Wynn

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

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