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.

Art Moves

September 21, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Journey through the galleries and discover the inspiration behind great art as we bring it to life through storytelling, dance, dramatic play and learning to interpret what we see. 

Art Moves

September 21, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Best for ages 3+ and their grown-ups (siblings welcome)

We’re taking a journey and our suitcase is packed with poetry, color scarves, magic paintbrushes and razzmatazz. Journey through the galleries and discover the inspiration behind great art as we bring it to life through storytelling, dance, dramatic play and learning to interpret what we see. Then tie on your apron in the studio for a closer look at how art is made and experiment with a creative process or two.

Requested attire: Colorful socks!

Upcoming Art Moves:
Thursday, October 12
Thursday, November 9

Free for members. $10/non-member child.
Registration required.

Art Moves is made possible with support from the Robert O. & AnnaMae Orr Family Foundation. 

2017 Annual Meeting

September 26, 2017, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Join Board President Christine Myeroff, the Board of Directors, and Executive Director and CEO Mark Masuoka for our Annual Meeting at the Akron Art Museum 

2017 Annual Meeting

September 26, 2017, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Join Board President Christine Myeroff, the Board of Directors, and Executive Director and CEO Mark Masuoka for our Annual Meeting at the Akron Art Museum. We will recap the past year's programs and events, and elect newly nominated board members.

Thank you to our departing Directors for their dedication and support: Fred Bidwell, C. Gordon Ewers and Stephen Radwany.

The Governance Committee recommends the re-election of the following directors for another four-year term (2017-2021):

Jeff Bruno
Myriam Altieri Haslinger
Richard Harris
Elizabeth Sheeler


The Governance Committee recommends the election of the following individuals for one, four-year term (2017-2021):

Rose Andrews
Nancy Brennan
Sarah Johnston
Steve Myers

Creative Playdate

October 5, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

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

Creative Playdate

October 5, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Best for ages 12 months – 5 years and their grown-ups (siblings welcome)

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. Our playdates are structured to be child-led and come with our Live Creative Mess Guarantee: Please dress for experimentation with messy mediums and prepare to be inspired by your child’s creative collaborations and concoctions!

Upcoming Creative Playdates:
Thursday, November 2

Free for members. $10/non-member child.
Registration required. Register online using the button / link below, or call 330.376.9186.

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

Time to Shine! Alchemy Opening Party

October 6, 2017, 6:00 pm

All that glitters is gold, well at least at the Akron Art Museum. You are invited to the celebration of the dazzling works of Alchemy!  

Time to Shine! Alchemy Opening Party

October 6, 2017, 6:00 pm

Doors Open To All on Friday, October 6 at 6:00 pm for The Glitziest Party Of The Season

Director’s Circle PREVIEW • 5:00 pm (by invitation only)

Members-only PREVIEW • 6:30 pm

EXHIBITION OPEN TO ALL • 7:00 pm

Members receive special offers and discounts throughout the night.
Click here to Become a Member Today! 

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All that glitters is gold, well at least at the Akron Art Museum. You are invited to the celebration of the dazzling works of Alchemy! Transform into your shiniest attire for the glitziest party of the season; black, gold, metallic
fashions and jewels galore are the order of the night! While the artists and media presented in Alchemy vary greatly, the thematic material along with the universal love for all things gold, makes this a must-see exhibition for everyone!

Party with us in our specially gilded museum Crystal, and treat yourself to a night filled with art, drinks, snacks and music. Make sure you enjoy all of the luxuries of the night, like strutting down our gold carpet and posing for photos in front of our flashy paparazzi wall! 

Image: Lalla Essaydi (Moroccan, born 1956), Bullets Revisited #3, 2012, three Chromogenic prints mounted to aluminum with a UV protective laminate, Each Panel 88 x 71 in., Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery

Art Moves

October 12, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Journey through the galleries and discover the inspiration behind great art as we bring it to life through storytelling, dance, dramatic play and learning to interpret what we see. 

Art Moves

October 12, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Best for ages 3+ and their grown-ups (siblings welcome)

We’re taking a journey and our suitcase is packed with poetry, color scarves, magic paintbrushes and razzmatazz. Journey through the galleries and discover the inspiration behind great art as we bring it to life through storytelling, dance, dramatic play and learning to interpret what we see. Then tie on your apron in the studio for a closer look at how art is made and experiment with a creative process or two.

Requested attire: Colorful socks!

Upcoming Art Moves:
Thursday, November 9

Free for members. $10/non-member child.
Registration required. Register online using the link / button below, or call 330.376.9186.

Art Moves is made possible with support from the Robert O. & AnnaMae Orr Family Foundation. 

Art, Yoga and Meditation

October 12, 2017, 6:30 – 7:45 pm

Enhance your health, wellness and experience the current exhibitions at the Akron Art Museum.  

Art, Yoga and Meditation

October 12, 2017, 6:30 – 7:45 pm

Enhance your health, wellness and experience the current exhibitions at the Akron Art Museum. Yoga in the galleries begins in September. Each month an all-levels yoga class will be presented in conjunction with a specific exhibition, providing an opportunity to stretch and strengthen your body and your mind.

Led by certified and local Akron Yoga Instructors, this enriching experience is not to be missed. Bring a yoga mat and an open, creative mind.

Free for Members, $10 non-members. Registration is required. Click the link / button below to register online.

Upcoming Art, Yoga and Meditation Sessions
October 12 • Micro/Macro
November 9 • Alchemy 

Photo courtesy of @kcjenk42

Curator Tour: Heavy Metal

October 14, 2017, 2:00 pm

Looking to learn a little more than what’s on the label? 

Curator Tour: Heavy Metal

October 14, 2017, 2:00 pm

Looking to learn a little more than what’s on the label? Get the information at upcoming second Saturday curator tours.

Heavy Metal with Theresa Bembnister, Associate Curator 

Sometimes weighty, other times lighthearted, the themes expressed in Heavy Metal are articulated both through abstraction and realistic representation.

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.

image: Sarah Paul, Golden Balls, 2017, video still, courtesy of the artist. On view in Heavy Metal through February 18, 2018.

Trick or Treat on South High St.

October 26, 2017, 5:00 – 9:00 pm

Break out your costume early for a family-friendly Halloween party where you can explore the museum in surprising ways.  

Trick or Treat on South High St.

October 26, 2017, 5:00 – 9:00 pm

For all ages and their grown-ups

There's nothing to fear, there’s only amazing art here! Break out your costume early for a family-friendly Halloween party where you can explore the museum in surprising ways. Families can hunt for artsy treats in the galleries, build-a-giant emoji face with loose parts, creep through an outdoor glow maze in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden and shimmy down at our kid-approved heavy metal dance party. The fun will be nonstop throughout the evening and our costume parade is not to be missed!

5 – 8:30 pm • Self-guided trick-or-treating in the galleries, maker stations, outdoor maze and games

7 pm • Costume parade and dance party

FREE for members. $10/non-member child.

Registration required. Register online using the link / button below, or call 330.376.9186.

Photo by Shane Wynn

PNC Logo

Family Days are made possible by the presenting sponsor PNC with additional support from the R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation and the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation. 

Creative Playdate

November 2, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

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

Creative Playdate

November 2, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Best for ages 12 months – 5 years and their grown-ups (siblings welcome)

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. Our playdates are structured to be child-led and come with our Live Creative Mess Guarantee: Please dress for experimentation with messy mediums and prepare to be inspired by your child’s creative collaborations and concoctions!

Free for members. $10/non-member child.
Registration required. Register online using the button / link below, or call 330.376.9186.

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

Art Moves

November 9, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Journey through the galleries and discover the inspiration behind great art as we bring it to life through storytelling, dance, dramatic play and learning to interpret what we see.  

Art Moves

November 9, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Best for ages 3+ and their grown-ups (siblings welcome)

We’re taking a journey and our suitcase is packed with poetry, color scarves, magic paintbrushes and razzmatazz. Journey through the galleries and discover the inspiration behind great art as we bring it to life through storytelling, dance, dramatic play and learning to interpret what we see. Then tie on your apron in the studio for a closer look at how art is made and experiment with a creative process or two.

Requested attire: Colorful socks!

Free for members. $10/non-member child.
Registration required. Register online using the link / button below, or call 330.376.9186.

Art Moves is made possible with support from the Robert O. & AnnaMae Orr Family Foundation. 

Art, Yoga and Meditation

November 9, 2017, 6:30 – 7:45 pm

Enhance your health, wellness and experience the current exhibitions at the Akron Art Museum.  

Art, Yoga and Meditation

November 9, 2017, 6:30 – 7:45 pm

Enhance your health, wellness and experience the current exhibitions at the Akron Art Museum. Yoga in the galleries begins in September. Each month an all-levels yoga class will be presented in conjunction with a specific exhibition, providing an opportunity to stretch and strengthen your body and your mind.

Led by certified and local Akron Yoga Instructors, this enriching experience is not to be missed. Bring a yoga mat and an open, creative mind.

Free for Members, $10 non-members. Registration is required. Use the link / button below to register online.

Upcoming Art, Yoga and Meditation Sessions

November 9 • Alchemy 

Photo courtesy of @kcjenk42

Curator Tour: Micro/Macro

November 11, 2017, 2:00 pm

Looking to learn a little more than what’s on the label? 

Curator Tour: Micro/Macro

November 11, 2017, 2:00 pm

Looking to learn a little more than what’s on the label? Get the information at upcoming second Saturday curator tours.

Micro/Macro with Elizabeth Carney, Assistant Curator 

Marilyn Bridges and Jeannette Klute both chose Earth’s natural and human-touched terrain as their subject matter. Micro/Macro illustrates how photographs of the Earth on both an intimate and aerial scale can be disorienting as well as familiar, and the inherent compositional parallels between the work of two very different artists.

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.

images: Exterior: Jeannette Klute, Tide Pool, c. 1952-55, dye transfer print, 13 3/4 x 10 1/2 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of Mark Reichman. Interior: Marilyn Bridges, Swimmers, Gulf of Nauplia, Greece, 1984, gelatin silver print, 20 x 24 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of Dr. George Thomsen

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