Tours

FRONT International Tour: Innovation and Obsolescence

July 24, 2018, 11:00 am

Join Chief Curator Ellen Rudolph in exploring the diverse artworks in Akron Art Museum’s FRONT presentation through the lens of innovation and technology. 

FRONT International Tour: Innovation and Obsolescence

July 24, 2018, 11:00 am

Join Chief Curator Ellen Rudolph in exploring the diverse artworks in Akron Art Museum’s FRONT presentation through the lens of innovation and technology—are they equalizing forces in society? Artists present both optimistic and pessimistic views of invention, offering new perspectives on the world and our region.

This tour is FREE for Akron Art Museum members but registration is required. Please click the button / link below to reserve your space. Space is limited! Only 20 spots per tour.

Make the most of your Akron Art Museum membership by checking out our calendar for more upcoming programs and events!

Not a member? Join here! 

image: Maryam Jafri, Product Recall: An Index of Innovation. Ayds (detail), 2015 framed texts, photographs, objects. Object: 1.8 x 7.9 x 3.5 in. Courtesy of the artist and Laveronica arte contemporanea. Coming to FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art.

Family Summer Adventure Tours

July 26, 2018, 11:30 am

Explore the galleries and investigate artwork on a museum adventure designed just for families. 

Family Summer Adventure Tours

July 26, 2018, 11:30 am

Every Thursday • 11:30 am
Through August 23

Explore the galleries and investigate artwork on a museum adventure designed just for families. You’ll discover treasures, hunt for clues and see the world in a whole new way—without the hassle of packing a suitcase! Adventure tours include a 30-minute gallery experience and a 30-minute hands-on experience in the museum’s Summer Studio space.

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

Family Summer Adventure Tours are made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation. 

Photo: Shane Wynn

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Interactive Tour

July 31, 2018, 11:15 am

Get your motor running and head out on an interactive tour of Planes, Trains & Automobiles suited for kids of all ages and their grown-ups. 

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Interactive Tour

July 31, 2018, 11:15 am

Get your motor running and head out on an interactive tour of Planes, Trains & Automobiles suited for kids of all ages and their grown-ups. Don’t let your creative engine run out this summer! Engage in a tour full of games and art activities.

This tour is FREE for Akron Art Museum members but registration is required. Please click the button above to choose a date and reserve your space. Space is limited! Only 20 spots per tour.

Make the most of your Akron Art Museum membership by checking out our calendar for more upcoming programs and events!

Not a member? Join here! 

image: Isla Hansen, Wake Up!, courtesy of the artist

Summer Family Adventure Tours

August 2, 2018, 11:30 am

Explore the galleries and investigate artwork on a museum adventure designed just for families. 

Summer Family Adventure Tours

August 2, 2018, 11:30 am

Every Thursday • 11:30 am
Through August 23

Explore the galleries and investigate artwork on a museum adventure designed just for families. You’ll discover treasures, hunt for clues and see the world in a whole new way—without the hassle of packing a suitcase! Adventure tours include a 30-minute gallery experience and a 30-minute hands-on experience in the museum’s Summer Studio space.

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

Family Summer Adventure Tours are made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation. 

Photo: Shane Wynn

Connect with Dot Launch Party

August 2, 2018, 6:00 pm

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 Launch Party

August 2, 2018, 6:00 pm

Free and Open to All

Problem: You are at the museum with family or friends and you want to, you know, learn more about the art. But, you’d also like to actually spend time with your crew.

Problem solved: 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. It all happens through your smartphone. Just connect with Dot on Facebook Messenger and she’ll lead the way. Be the first to check out the new tour and celebrate the addition of Dot to the AAM squad during this special event. Free. Light refreshments, cash bar.

Free, but registration is requested. Register online using the link / button below.

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

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Logo

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Interactive Tour

August 7, 2018, 2:00 pm

Get your motor running and head out on an interactive tour of Planes, Trains & Automobiles suited for kids of all ages and their grown-ups.  

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Interactive Tour

August 7, 2018, 2:00 pm

Get your motor running and head out on an interactive tour of Planes, Trains & Automobiles suited for kids of all ages and their grown-ups. Don’t let your creative engine run out this summer! Engage in a tour full of games and art activities.

This tour is FREE for Akron Art Museum members but registration is required. Please click the button above to choose a date and reserve your space. Space is limited! Only 20 spots per tour.

Make the most of your Akron Art Museum membership by checking out our calendar for more upcoming programs and events!

Not a member? Join here! 

image: Isla Hansen, Wake Up!, courtesy of the artist

Family Summer Adventure Tours

August 9, 2018, 11:30 am

Explore the galleries and investigate artwork on a museum adventure designed just for families. 

Family Summer Adventure Tours

August 9, 2018, 11:30 am

Every Thursday • 11:30 am
Through August 23

Explore the galleries and investigate artwork on a museum adventure designed just for families. You’ll discover treasures, hunt for clues and see the world in a whole new way—without the hassle of packing a suitcase! Adventure tours include a 30-minute gallery experience and a 30-minute hands-on experience in the museum’s Summer Studio space.

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

Family Summer Adventure Tours are made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation. 

Photo: Shane Wynn

Stroller Tour: Playing It By Ear

August 12, 2018, 12:00 – 12:45 pm

While babies are soaking up the color and shapes, adults learn intriguing tidbits about the artists’ own family life, upbringing and early creative influences that made them who they are today. 

Stroller Tour: Playing It By Ear

August 12, 2018, 12:00 – 12:45 pm

All aboard for cruise creative! Join a museum educator on a tour mapped out for our youngest members, birth to 12 months of age, with a caregiver. Bring your curious little traveler in a hands-free baby carrier or stroller to encourage closer looking and listening, with creative destinations specially charted for baby’s budding curiosity and visual stimulation. While babies are soaking up the color and shapes, adults learn intriguing tidbits about the artists’ own family life, upbringing and early creative influences that made them who they are today.

Exclusive for Museum Members.
Tour group size is limited. Baby-wearing apparel or stroller is a prerequisite for participation.

Reserve your stroller parking spot by registering online using the button / link below. 

Or call Educator for Family and Children’s Programs, Amanda Crowe, at 330.376.9186 x231.

Photo: John R. Aylward Photography

Member Stroller Tours are made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Family Summer Adventure Tours

August 16, 2018, 11:30 am

Explore the galleries and investigate artwork on a museum adventure designed just for families. 

Family Summer Adventure Tours

August 16, 2018, 11:30 am

Every Thursday • 11:30 am
Through August 23

Explore the galleries and investigate artwork on a museum adventure designed just for families. You’ll discover treasures, hunt for clues and see the world in a whole new way—without the hassle of packing a suitcase! Adventure tours include a 30-minute gallery experience and a 30-minute hands-on experience in the museum’s Summer Studio space.

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

Family Summer Adventure Tours are made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation. 

Photo: Shane Wynn

Peace Circle with The W.O.M.B.

August 16, 2018, 6:30 pm

Daritta Davis of the W.O.M.B. will lead a peace circle titled Imagine Life at Age 12. 

Peace Circle with The W.O.M.B.

August 16, 2018, 6:30 pm

Free and Open to All.

Daritta Davis of the W.O.M.B. will lead a peace circle titled Imagine Life at Age 12. This exercise will take place in the galleries with a tour of works related to urban life and social justice following the activity.

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

FRONT Tour: The Future Is Now: Technology in Art

August 18, 2018, 2:00 pm

Join us for a curator-led, themed tour of FRONT at the Akron Art Museum. 

FRONT Tour: The Future Is Now: Technology in Art

August 18, 2018, 2:00 pm

Join us for a curator-led, themed tour of FRONT at the Akron Art Museum.

Free for members. Free with the price of regular admission for nonmembers.

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

image: Walead Beshty, Office Work (Canon imageCLASS D1350 Monochrome Laser All-in-One Printer, Copier, Scanner, Fax F161402), 2017, Canon imageCLASS D1350 Monochrome Laser All-in-One Printer, Copier, Scanner, Fax F161402, 71 1/2 x 28 3/8 x 28 3/8 in., Courtesy of the artsit and Petzel, New York

Get To Know Your Museum Tour

August 21, 2018, 11:00 am

Join us for an exciting exploration of the museum’s collection through this interactive tour.

Get To Know Your Museum Tour

August 21, 2018, 11:00 am

Whether you are brand new to the museum or have been a member for years, join us for an exciting exploration of the museum’s collection through an interactive tour which will include museum surprises, secrets, fun facts to share with family and friends, and tips on how to get special member discounts every time you visit!

This tour is FREE for Akron Art Museum members but registration is required. Please click the button / link below to choose a date and reserve your space. Space is limited! Only 20 spots per tour.

Not a member? Join here! 

Photo: Shane Wynn

Family Summer Adventure Tours

August 23, 2018, 11:30 am

Explore the galleries and investigate artwork on a museum adventure designed just for families. 

Family Summer Adventure Tours

August 23, 2018, 11:30 am

Every Thursday • 11:30 am
Through August 23

Explore the galleries and investigate artwork on a museum adventure designed just for families. You’ll discover treasures, hunt for clues and see the world in a whole new way—without the hassle of packing a suitcase! Adventure tours include a 30-minute gallery experience and a 30-minute hands-on experience in the museum’s Summer Studio space.

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

Family Summer Adventure Tours are made possible with support from the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation. 

Photo: Shane Wynn

Last Look Frameworks Tour

August 25, 2018, 10:30 am

Ever wonder how to look at abstract painting? Join Chief Curator Ellen Rudolph on a tour of abstract art by the Northeast Ohio artists in Frameworks. 

Last Look Frameworks Tour

August 25, 2018, 10:30 am

Ever wonder how to look at abstract painting? Join Chief Curator Ellen Rudolph on a journey through space and time experiencing the work of three Northeast Ohio artists who use painting as a process of exploring the intersections of memory, time, place and the digital realm. Find out more about Frameworks: Paintings by Dragana Crnjak, Andrea Joki and Matthew Kolodziej.

This tour is FREE for Akron Art Museum members but registration is required. Please click the button / link below to reserve your space. Space is limited! Only 20 spots per tour.

Make the most of your Akron Art Museum membership by checking out our calendar for more upcoming programs and events!

Not a member? Join here! 

Photo: Shane Wynn

FRONT Tour: Consume or Consumed: Exploring Themes of Mass Production, Labor and Consumption

September 15, 2018, 2:00 pm

Join us for a curator-led, themed tour of FRONT at the Akron Art Museum. 

FRONT Tour: Consume or Consumed: Exploring Themes of Mass Production, Labor and Consumption

September 15, 2018, 2:00 pm

Join us for a curator-led, themed tour of FRONT at the Akron Art Museum.

Free for members. Free with the price of regular admission for nonmembers.

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

image: Maryam Jafri, Product Recall: An Index of Innovation. Pepsi Baby (detail), 2015, framed texts, photographs, objects. Objects: 7.9 x 2 x 2 in. and 3 x 2.4 x 0.9 in. Courtesy of the artist and Laveronica arte contemporanea

FRONT International Tour: The Urban Fabric

September 22, 2018, 10:30 am

Join Chief Curator Ellen Rudolph in exploring the diverse artworks in Akron Art Museum’s FRONT presentation through the lens of civic organization. 

FRONT International Tour: The Urban Fabric

September 22, 2018, 10:30 am

Join Chief Curator Ellen Rudolph in exploring the diverse artworks in Akron Art Museum’s FRONT presentation through the lens of civic organization—how does it affect the social and economic dynamics of a city? Artists reflect on how public infrastructure and social spaces divide and unite us.

This tour is FREE for Akron Art Museum members but registration is required. Please click the button / link below to reserve your space. Space is limited! Only 20 spots per tour.

Not a member? Join here!

Find out more about FRONT International Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art at the Akron Art Museum.

image: Willie Doherty, Dreams of Longing Dreams of Regret I-V, 2017, 4 framed pigment prints mounted on dibond, dimensions variable, photo: Joerg Lohse, image courtesy of the artist, of Alexander and Bonin, New York, and Kerlin Gallery, Dublin 

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