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March

March 4, 2021, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Teach Talk

Our favorite educator event is back and better (and more virtual) than ever.

During Teach Talk, educators present short talks on a central theme, followed by a group discussion.

Energize for Educators events are made possible by the FirstEnergy Foundation with additional support from the Sandra L. and Dennis B. Haslinger Family Foundation and the Joseph G. and Sally A. Miller Family Foundation.

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Vertigo, Nancy Graves, (Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1939 - 1995, New York), 1980, Screenprint on paper, 22 1/4 in. x 27 1/2 in. (56.52 cm x 69.85 cm), Gift of Carolyn K. Carr in memory of Louis S. Myers, 1993.16

March 5, 2021, 12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

Lunchtime Five: Totally Rad/Totally Radical

If you’d like to spend your lunchtime immersed in the 1980s, join in and tour the museum’s newest pair of exhibitions. One is buzzing with rad colors, while the other is focused on radical ideas in politics. Together, they survey a bold and boisterous decade.

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Vertigo, Nancy Graves, (Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1939 – 1995, New York), 1980, Screenprint on paper, 22 1/4 in. x 27 1/2 in. (56.52 cm x 69.85 cm), Gift of Carolyn K. Carr in memory of Louis S. Myers, 1993.16

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Soviet/American Array I Robert Rauschenberg (Port Arthur, Texas, 1925 - 2008, Captiva Island, Florida) 1988-1989 Photogravure, chine colle 88 1/2 in. x 52 5/8 in. (224.79 cm x 133.67 cm) Knight Purchase Fund for Photographic Media 1993.5

March 11, 2021, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Coffee with the Collection: Totally Rad/Totally Radical

Bring your morning coffee and hear about the curatorial inspirations and behind-the-scenes work that went into the museum’s latest pair of exhibitions. Along the way, you’ll learn about the rad and radical art from the 1980s that can be found in the museum’s collection.

Coffee with the Collection is made possible with support from the Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation.

Soviet/American Array I, Robert Rauschenberg, (Port Arthur, Texas, 1925 – 2008, Captiva Island, Florida) , 1988-1989, Photogravure, chine colle, 88 1/2 in. x 52 5/8 in. (224.79 cm x 133.67 cm), Knight Purchase Fund for Photographic Media, 1993.5

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I’ll Be Your Friend, I’ll Be Your Love, I’ll Be Everything You Need James Gobel (Portland, Oregon, 1972 - ) 2009 Felt, yarn, acrylic and rhinestones on canvas 72 in. x 56 in. (182.88 cm x 142.24 cm) Purchased with funds from the Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation, Steven P. Schmidt and Richard J. Krochka, and Museum Acquisition Fund 2010.43

March 12, 2021, 12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

Lunchtime Five Creativity Invitation: Texture

Need a little inspiration? Sometimes all it takes is a prompt, suggestion, or idea. Tune in to get a creative spark inspired by the museum’s collection and exhibitions.

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I’ll Be Your Friend, I’ll Be Your Love, I’ll Be Everything You Need, James Gobel, (Portland, Oregon, 1972 – ), 2009, Felt, yarn, acrylic and rhinestones on canvas, 72 in. x 56 in. (182.88 cm x 142.24 cm), Purchased with funds from the Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation, Steven P. Schmidt and Richard J. Krochka, and Museum Acquisition Fund, 2010.43

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Untitled from the series Winter Was Hard, Stephen Tomasko, (Parma, Ohio, 1966 - ), 2009, Digital inkjet print, 11 3/4 in. x 17 1/2 in. (29.85 cm x 44.45 cm), Museum Acquisition Fund, 2011.2

March 13, 2021, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Family Day: Spring Inspiration

The signs of spring are all around us: new colors, sights, smells, and sounds. Spring has proven to be a powerful inspiration for artists, and it can be for you, too. Get a little spring in your step by pressing play on a set of videos for the whole family inspired by the season.

Untitled from the series Winter Was Hard, Stephen Tomasko, (Parma, Ohio, 1966 – ), 2009, Digital inkjet print, 11 3/4 in. x 17 1/2 in. (29.85 cm x 44.45 cm), Museum Acquisition Fund, 2011.2

Family Days are made possible by PNC with additional support from The R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation,The Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation,  and the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

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Undecided Hal Lotterman (Chicago, 1920 - ) 1949-1952 Oil on fiberboard 36 1/2 in. x 28 1/2 in. (92.71 cm x 72.39 cm) Museum Acquisition Fund 1953.8

March 18, 2021, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

AAM After Work: Outwit: Puzzle Night

The museum needs your help! A thief has stolen works from the collection and we need you to help recover them. Get a team together or work on your own to solve a series of clues and crack the case.

This event will be hosted on Zoom and led by a museum staff member and groups will be able to work together privately.

Participants must have access to Zoom. It is recommended, though not necessary, to also have access to an additional computer or smartphone.

Free for members, $5 per household registration. For ease of use, we ask that each participating household register individually

AAM After Work is made possible with support from the Henry V. and Frances W.  Christenson Foundation.

Undecided, Hal Lotterman, (Chicago, 1920 – ), 1949-1952, Oil on fiberboard, 36 1/2 in. x 28 1/2 in. (92.71 cm x 72.39 cm), Museum Acquisition Fund, 1953.8

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Women in America Earn Only 2/3 of What Men Do, Guerrilla Girls, (active 1985 - ), c. 1985-1989, Offset lithograph on paper, 17 in. x 22 in. (43.18 cm x 55.88 cm), Museum Acquisition Fund, 1990.14

March 19, 2021, 12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

Lunchtime Five Get Art: Why is Art Political?

What political questions is art uniquely able to address? How do the works in Totally Radical, our current exhibition of political art from the 1980s, connect to art and politics in the present? Join in and talk a little politics over lunch.

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Women in America Earn Only 2/3 of What Men Do, Guerrilla Girls, (active 1985 – ), c. 1985-1989, Offset lithograph on paper, 17 in. x 22 in. (43.18 cm x 55.88 cm), Museum Acquisition Fund, 1990.14

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Untitled, Lee Bontecou, (Providence, Rhode Island, 1931 - ), 1966, Painted iron, fiberglass and fabric, 41 in. x 29 in. x 8 in. (104.14 cm x 73.66 cm x 20.32 cm), Gift of Leo Castelli, Castelli Galleries, 1974.122

March 26, 2021, 12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

Lunchtime Five Look Closely: Anxiety & Loss

Spend a few minutes exploring artworks from the collection related to this month’s topic. By looking closely, you’ll discover surprising details and have a restful moment of learning during your Friday lunch break.

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Untitled, Lee Bontecou, (Providence, Rhode Island, 1931 – ), 1966, Painted iron, fiberglass and fabric, 41 in. x 29 in. x 8 in. (104.14 cm x 73.66 cm x 20.32 cm), Gift of Leo Castelli, Castelli Galleries, 1974.122

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April

Untitled (Drape and Beads) Audrey Flack (New York, 1931 - ) 1975 Oil over acrylic on canvas 36 in. x 30 1/4 in. (91.44 cm x 76.84 cm) Purchased with funds from Dale C. and Alexandra Zetlin Jones 1985.65

April 8, 2021, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Coffee with the Collection: Help Us Tell Better Stories about Art

Explore the ways the museum will begin to transform how they share collection content. Put in your feedback on the types of interpretation you enjoy.

Untitled (Drape and Beads), Audrey Flack, (New York, 1931 – ), 1975, Oil over acrylic on canvas, 36 in. x 30 1/4 in. (91.44 cm x 76.84 cm), Purchased with funds from Dale C. and Alexandra Zetlin Jones, 1985.65

Coffee with the Collection is made possible with support from the Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation.

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Green Card Sound II, Larry Zox, (Des Moines, Iowa, 1937 - 2006, Colchester, Connecticut), 1979, Screenprint on paper, 40 1/4 in. x 29 3/4 in. (102.24 cm x 75.57 cm), Museum Acquisition Fund ,2010.48

April 9, 2021, 12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

Lunchtime Five Creativity Invitation: Sound

Need a little inspiration? Sometimes all it takes is a prompt, suggestion, or idea. Tune in to get a creative spark inspired by the museum’s collection and exhibitions.

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Green Card Sound II, Larry Zox, (Des Moines, Iowa, 1937 – 2006, Colchester, Connecticut), 1979, Screenprint on paper, 40 1/4 in. x 29 3/4 in. (102.24 cm x 75.57 cm), Museum Acquisition Fund ,2010.48

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CVNRA #866, from the Federal Lands series, Robert Glenn Ketchum, (Los Angeles, California, 1947 - ), 1988, Cibachrome print, 24 in. x 30 in. (60.96 cm x 76.2 cm), Purchased with funds from Kathleen and Gordon Ewers, 1989.19

April 15, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

AAM After Work: Art and Poetry

Let the museum’s collection inspire your inner poet. Join Wick Poetry Center Director, David Hassler, for a 1 ½ hour virtual workshop where participants will view works of art from the museum’s collection and follow guided prompts to write poetry inspired by the visual art. For “word nerds” and “art lovers” alike, this workshop promises to help people of all ages and experience levels give voice and make their own meaning of the museum’s powerful collection. Free for members, $5 per household registration. For ease of use, we ask that each participating household register individually.

CVNRA #866, from the Federal Lands series, Robert Glenn Ketchum, (Los Angeles, California, 1947 – ), 1988, Cibachrome print, 24 in. x 30 in. (60.96 cm x 76.2 cm), Purchased with funds from Kathleen and Gordon Ewers, 1989.19

AAM After Work is made possible with support from the Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation.

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Untitled (Drape and Beads) Audrey Flack (New York, 1931 - ) 1975 Oil over acrylic on canvas 36 in. x 30 1/4 in. (91.44 cm x 76.84 cm) Purchased with funds from Dale C. and Alexandra Zetlin Jones 1985.65

April 16, 2021, 12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

Lunchtime Five – Get Art: Why Tell Stories about Art?

How can talking about art transform what you think about what you see? Consider how talking is a great way to improve your understanding of collections.

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Untitled (Drape and Beads), Audrey Flack, (New York, 1931 – ), 1975, Oil over acrylic on canvas, 36 in. x 30 1/4 in. (91.44 cm x 76.84 cm), Purchased with funds from Dale C. and Alexandra Zetlin Jones, 1985.65

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Billie Holiday, NYC, Herman Leonard, (Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1923 - 2010, Los Angeles, California), 1949 (printed later), Gelatin silver print, 16 7/16 in. x 14 1/2 in. (41.75 cm x 36.83 cm), Gift of George Stephanopoulos, 2007.95

April 23, 2021, 12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

Lunchtime Five – Look Closely: Celebrity as Muse

Spend a few minutes exploring artworks from the collection related to this month’s topic. By looking closely, you’ll discover surprising details and have a restful moment of learning during your Friday lunch break.

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Billie Holiday, NYC, Herman Leonard, (Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1923 – 2010, Los Angeles, California), 1949 (printed later), Gelatin silver print, 16 7/16 in. x 14 1/2 in. (41.75 cm x 36.83 cm), Gift of George Stephanopoulos, 2007.95

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May

Eagle Wheel, Mark di Suvero, (Shanghai, China, 1933 - ), 1976-1979, Painted steel, 149 in. x 252 in. x 176 in. (378.46 cm x 640.08 cm x 447.04 cm), Purchased with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Sisler McFawn Foundation, and the Museum Acquisition Fund, 1980.48

May 7, 2021, 12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

Lunchtime Five – Video Tour: Garden Sculpture Highlights

Spring has sprung. Take a digital tour of the sculptures on our grounds.

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Eagle Wheel, Mark di Suvero, (Shanghai, China, 1933 – ), 1976-1979, Painted steel, 149 in. x 252 in. x 176 in. (378.46 cm x 640.08 cm x 447.04 cm), Purchased with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Sisler McFawn Foundation, and the Museum Acquisition Fund, 1980.48

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Julian Stanczak. It’s Not Easy Being Green, 1980-2000. Acrylic on canvas. Rory and Dedee O'Neil Acquisition Fund 2013.1

May 13, 2021, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Coffee with the Collection: AfterImages

Join in to learn about Afterimages, a show that blurs the line between perception and reality with dazzling works of art. Whether you’re interested in art history or the science of vision, global trends or Ohio connections, exhibitions, or the behind-the-scenes work that makes them possible, this conversation will have something for you.

Julian Stanczak. It’s Not Easy Being Green, 1980-2000. Acrylic on canvas. Rory and Dedee O’Neil Acquisition Fund 2013.1

Coffee with the Collection is made possible with support from the Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation.

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Untitled, Lee Bontecou, (Providence, Rhode Island, 1931 - ), 1966, Painted iron, fiberglass and fabric, 41 in. x 29 in. x 8 in. (104.14 cm x 73.66 cm x 20.32 cm), Gift of Leo Castelli, Castelli Galleries, 1974.122

May 14, 2021, 12:00 pm - 12:06 pm

Lunchtime Five – Creativity Invitation: Test your Creativity While Exploring the Titles of Art

Need a little inspiration? Sometimes all it takes is a prompt, suggestion, or idea. Tune in to get a creative spark inspired by the museum’s collection and exhibitions. Lunchtime Five Creativity Invitation

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Lee Bontecou. Untitled, 1966. Painted iron, fiberglass and fabric. Gift of Leo Castelli, Castelli Galleries, 1974.122

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May 15, 2021 - May 15, 2021, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Family Day: Choose Your Own Adventure Family Weekend

Is your family up for an adventure? Come on down to the museum (just drop-in, no registration necessary) and challenge yourself to scavenger hunts, gallery games, portrait puzzles, and more. Activities will be self-serve so you can go at your own pace and stay as long as you like. Adventures will be available for all ages.

Family Days are made possible by PNC with additional support from The R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation, The Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation,  and the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

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May 20, 2021, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

AAM After Work: Art and Meditation

Do some spring cleaning in your mind with a meditation session inspired by the museum’s Bud and Susie Roger’s Garden. In this session, an instructor from Akron’s Yoga Squared studio will lead a 30 minute, socially distanced outdoor meditation. Afterwards, participants are invited to take a mindful stroll through the garden and galleries. Free for members/$5 non-members. Advanced registration required and space is limited to ensure proper safety measures.

AAM After Work is made possible with support from the Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation.

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Margaret De Patta. Positive Form #15, Squiggles with Black, 1939. Gelatin silver print. Purchased with funds from Mrs. Beatrice K. McDowell 1996.9.

May 21, 2021, 12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

Lunchtime Five: Get Art – Why is Some Art Abstract?

What motivates artists to leave the recognizable world behind? How should a viewer approach a picture that has no recognizable subject matter? If you’re an abstraction appreciator, join in and enjoy. If you’re skeptical of abstract art, maybe we can get you on board!

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Margaret De Patta. Positive Form #15, Squiggles with Black, 1939. Gelatin silver print. Purchased with funds from Mrs. Beatrice K. McDowell 1996.9.

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May 28, 2021, 12:00 pm - 12:05 pm

Lunchtime Five – Look Closely: Summer

Spend a few minutes exploring artworks from the collection related to this month’s topic. By looking closely, you’ll discover surprising details and have a nice moment of rest during your Friday lunch break.

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Elliot Torrey. Surf, c. 1920. Oil on canvas. Gift of Mr. A. H. Marks 1923.1

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