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.

Connect with Dot

Meet Dot, your new AAM tour guide. She’ll lead you through the museum and give you a chance to connect with your family and friends while you explore the galleries. 

Connect with Dot

So, you're at the museum and you want to learn more about the art…

Connect with Dot, your new AAM digital tour guide.

Whether you're here solo or with friends or family, Dot will lead you through the galleries and give you fun opportunities to explore the art on display while you connect with friends or family, or learn something new about yourself. It all happens through your smartphone. Just connect with Dot on Facebook Messenger and she’ll lead the way:
  1. Connect to the museum's WiFi at Akron Art Guest (password is onehighst)
  2. Click on the Messenger app on your phone
  3. Type AAM Dot into the search field
  4. Tap Dot's picture and the Get Started button and you are on your way


"She's smart, she's sassy, and she uses artworks at the Akron Art Museum to get you talking with your friends about art and life and the connections between the two." Read Cleveland Plain Dealer art & architecture critic Steven Litt's take on Dot.

"The Akron Art Museum has a new employee: she never eats, she never sleeps, and she’s ready to give tours to every single person who walks into the building." Listen to Kabir Bhatia's report about Dot on WKSU.org


Dot is made possible by generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. 

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Logo

New Music at the Museum

April 25, 2019, 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Hear the Akron Contemporary Players perform recently composed classical music under the direction of University of Akron Professor James Wilding. 

New Music at the Museum

April 25, 2019, 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Hear the Akron Contemporary Players perform recently composed classical music by Charnovsky, Brownlow, Beaser, and Wilding under the direction of University of Akron Professor James Wilding.

Free and open to the public • Seating is limited: registration is required
Register online using the link / button below

Akron Art Museum members get early access to tickets (March 12, 2019) • Not a member? Join today!

Performed by the Akron Contemporary Players:
George Pope, flute
Lindsay Leach-Sparks, flute
Stanislav Golovin, clarinet
Todd Gaffke, saxophone
James Marron, guitar
Debbie Yasutake, piano
James Wilding, piano

The Evening's Program Includes

Echo (2018) — Eric Charnofsky (b. 1965)
George Pope, alto flute

Duotones (2013, rev. 2019 )— Robert J. Brownlow (b. 1965)
I. Quirks
II. Fantasia
III. Contradistinction
Todd Gaffke, saxophone
Debbie Yasutake, piano

Mountain Songs (1984) — Robert Beaser (b. 1954)
I. Barbara Allen
II. The House Carpenter
III. He's Gone Away
IV. Cindy
Lindsay Leach-Sparks, flute
James Marron, guitar

Cleansing Waters (2018) ---- James Wilding (b. 1973)
Lindsay Leach-Sparks, flute
Stanislav Golovin, clarinet
Todd Gaffke, saxophone
James Wilding, piano

About James Wilding
Praised by the Cape Times as ‘highly original,’ South African composer James Wilding’s mastery of structure and lyricism, and his use of ethnic instruments, folk tunes, connections to art, photography, literature, and stories, capture audiences in the US and abroad. Wilding’s work has been enthusiastically championed in Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Senegal, Germany, Holland, France, Switzerland, Britain, Canada, South Africa, and the USA, by such groups as the Stow Symphony Orchestra, the New York Middletown Wind Ensemble, the Harburger Orchester Akademie, the TEMPO ensemble, and the Chamber Music Society of Ohio. He has received commissions from Bayerischer Rundfunk, the South African Music Rights Organization, the Tuesday Musical Association, the Orange County School of the Arts, and his music is published by the Foundation for the Creative Arts, the University of South Africa, and Wilding Publications. Performances of his works have been broadcast all over the world, including Bavaria Radio (Fürth), Fine Music Radio (Cape Town), SAFM (Johannesburg), WUOL (Louisville), and KKGO (Los Angeles). Wilding’s works have achieved considerable acclaim. His Etude for solo piano was prescribed for the UNISA-Transnet International Piano Competition. The piano piece, Poem, was prescribed for the Hennie Joubert National Competition in South Africa. He won the Oude Meester Prize for South African composers with a commission for a String Trio, and Potchefstroom University’s Chancellor’s Trust Prize, resulting in slaap klein beminde for soprano and piano trio. A dedicated teacher, committed to sharing his knowledge, Wilding is Professor of Instruction and Co-Chair in Composition and Theory at the University of Akron, where he also directs the New Music Series. He studied at the University of Cape Town, Youngstown State University, and Kent State University. His musical mentors were Neil Solomon, Stewart Young, Peter Klatzow, and Thomas Janson.

Nick Cave: HEARD•AKRON

April 28, 2019, 2:00 – 2:30 pm

Join us as world-renowned artist Nick Cave stages a dazzling presentation of HEARD•AKRON at the Akron Art Museum.

Nick Cave: HEARD•AKRON

April 28, 2019, 2:00 – 2:30 pm

Nick Cave: HEARD•AKRON

Sunday, April 28 • 2 pm
Performance at the Akron Art Museum

No registration necessary. General admission, first-come, first served.


Join us as world-renowned artist Nick Cave stages a dazzling presentation of HEARD•AKRON at the Akron Art Museum. The performance will last approximately 30 minutes. Please check back for more details or sign up for the museum’s email newsletter.

The performance is free and open to all. Seating is first come, first served. 

Find out more about HEARD•AKRON from the HEARD press release.

HEARD•AKRON is made possible through the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Ohio Arts Council and Akron Civic Commons.

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