Upcoming Events

Events for the Weekend of May 11 - 14

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. 

Free Thursday

May 11, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. 

Free Thursday

May 11, 2017, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Spend Thursdays at the Akron Art Museum—admission to the galleries is free all day and all evening, from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Free Thursdays are generously supported by The J.M. Smucker Company.  

Night at the Museum

May 11, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Mark your calendars and come down to see what the talented artists in your community are creating! 

Night at the Museum

May 11, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Featured Organization: ASCA, Inc. Head Start

No, Ben Stiller has not taken up residency here at the museum, waiting for the paintings and sculptures to spring to life. The Akron Art Museum’s Night at the Museum program invites schools and community organizations to hold one-night-only art shows at the Akron Art Museum, featuring the work of their students or clients. Night at the Museum exhibitions are open to the public and occur on Free Thursdays. So, mark your calendars and come down to see what the talented artists in your community are creating!

Photo: Chris Rutan

Night at the Museum is made possible with support by the OMNOVA Solutions Foundation.  

Tots Create: Garden Family Fort–Build

May 13, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us in the Garden for a fort-building adventure using non-traditional building materials! 

Tots Create: Garden Family Fort–Build

May 13, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

For 2’s and 3’s, and their grown-ups

Garden Family Fort–Build

Join us in the Garden for a fort-building adventure using non-traditional building materials!

Little hands need to be creative, too! Toddlers explore different mediums, textures, colors and shapes, while making a beautiful mess. Dig in and discover a multi-sensory experience while fostering your tiny artist’s independence and imagination!

$10/members, $15/non-member child. Register online by clicking the button / link below, 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

Kids Studio Classes are made possible with support from the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation. 

Kids Studio: Junk Drawer Assemblage Art

May 13, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Everyone has that one drawer at home chock full of broken pencils, old yo-yo strings and random pieces and parts—so why not put that drawer of junk to the test! Dump it and get creating! 

Kids Studio: Junk Drawer Assemblage Art

May 13, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Recommended for ages 7 - 12

Junk Drawer Assemblage Art

Everyone has that one drawer at home chock full of broken pencils, old yo-yo strings and random pieces and parts—so why not put that drawer of junk to the test! Dump it and get creating!

Welcome to our studio—where students gain a fresh perspective in thinking creatively. Learn how to work like a professional artist by exploring unique materials, experimental processes and extraordinary works of art, while building skills and confidence along the way.

$10/members, $15/non-member child. Register online by clicking the button / link below, or call 330.376.9186.

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

Kids Studio Classes are made possible with support from the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation. 

Crafty Mart: The 5th Annual Mom & Pop Shoppe

May 13, 2017, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Mom & Pop Shoppe is the perfect opportunity to find unique and high quality gifts for Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduation and of course yourself! 

Crafty Mart: The 5th Annual Mom & Pop Shoppe

May 13, 2017, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for The 5th Annual Mom & Pop Shoppe presented by Crafty Mart!

Crafty Mart brings the region's finest artists and makers to downtown Akron! Featuring over 60 vendors, the Mom & Pop Shoppe is the perfect opportunity to find unique and high quality gifts for Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduation and of course yourself!

The show will run from 11am to 5pm, and will once again span three different venues all within walking distance: Summit Artspace, Musica and Akron Art Museum. 

Vendors at the Akron Art Museum include:

APE MADE Blue Lake Botanicals Cavatica Designs Champaign Paper five blessings Jenci
Klink Creatively Lake Breeze Arts Live Dream Create Memento Cat Studios NerdWicks Candles Norah Dean
Papyrusaurus Pierce Jewelry pkresty designs snow. Studio Lené Sweet Bean
The Diggingest Girl The Petite Stegosaurus Three Frog Studios Tindercraft Ceramics Tiny Cloud Ceramics Whiskertin lighting

Mother's Day Tea

May 14, 2017, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Give Mom the most unique Mother's Day experience in Akron by joining us at the Akron Art Museum's Mother's Day Tea.  

Mother's Day Tea

May 14, 2017, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Give Mom the most unique Mother's Day experience in Akron by joining us at the Akron Art Museum's Mother's Day Tea. At this open house celebration, Mom will enjoy mimosas, lunch, and full access to our galleries and Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. She'll also get to take home an original artwork that you and she can create together!

Tickets include:

  • Welcome mimosa or sparkling juice
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Gallery admission
  • Shop coupon (15% off total purchase for non-member Moms; 20% off total purchase for member Moms, valid only on Mother's Day 2017)
  • A Make and take keepsake art activity for Mom and her guest

Our Menu:

  • Assorted Tea Sandwiches
  • Fresh Fruit Display
  • Miniature Pastries
  • Regular and Decaf Coffee
  • Hot and Iced Tea
  • Mimosas
  • Sparkling Juice

Member Adult $25; Non-member Adult $35; Student (under 18) $15; Children under 12 Free with Adult Ticket. Click the button or link below to purchase tickets. 

Become a member and support the Akron Art Museum and receive member benefits like free access to the galleries, free and / or reduced prices for museum programs and invitations to exclusive events.

Image: Paul Stankard, First Bouquet (detail), 1978, Glass, 2 in. x 3 in. x 3 in., Collection of the Akron Art Museum. Gift of Annie and Mike Belkin. On view in the Paul Stankard Glass Collection, Myers Industries Balcony, Akron Art Museum. View more artwork by Paul Stankard in the Akron Art Museum Collection.

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