Structural Steel Workers on the Cleveland Post Office During Construction

October 6, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Coffee with the Collection: Federally Funded Artists during the Great Depression

Ever wonder what happens when government and art mix? Join Research Assistant Katie DiDomenico for a peek into the museum’s collection of Depression-era federally funded prints to find out. In this conversation, Katie will discuss her research on this topic, with examples by local artists including Russell T. Limbach, Kálmán Kubinyi, and Honoré Guilbeau.

Free for members/$5 for nonmembers

Structural Steel Workers on the Cleveland Post Office During Construction, 1934

Russell T. Limbach
(Massillon, Ohio, 1904 – 1971, Sherman, Connecticut)
c. 1934
Lithograph on paper
22 1/2 in. x 17 1/2 in. (57.15 cm x 44.45 cm)
Gift of the Akron Public Library, Courtesy of the Fine Arts Program, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration Commissioned through the New Deal art projects

Coffee with the Collection is made possible with support from Acme Fresh Market, the Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation and the Samuel Reese Willis Foundation

Acme Fresh Market

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October 10, 2020, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Virtual Art & Ale

The Akron Art Museum’s ART & ALE, has gone virtual!

Featuring a curated collection of crafted brews to include a pre-release of Thirsty Dog’s 12 Dogs of Christmas, and a beer-inspired meal delivered to each ticket holder’s home. This unique experience helps raise support for the Museum in response to COVID-19. Virtual Art & Ale 2020 showscases regional craft brews, delicious meal options from Robert J. Events & Catering, and presents access to a 90-minute program highlighting special guest speakers, including John Najeway of Thirsty Dog Brewing Co., the musical stylings of Acid Cats, raffles and more!

*PLEASE NOTE: this event is a virtual at-home experience.*

Delivery Submission Form Due by September 30, 2020, 12:00PM


Session Times are no longer applicable, as the event features one available virtual experience from 6:00PM-7:30PM.

Menu Selection, Delivery Address, Day of Contact Number Required for Delivery

*No Substitutions Accepted*

This year, the Akron Art Museum is offering an enhanced virtual Art & Ale experience:

  • New day, Saturday, October 10, 2020
  • Meal Delivery Available for: Summit, Cuyahoga, Portage, Stark & Medina Counties.
  • Day of Meal Delivery, 11:00AM-4:00PM
  • Virtual Ticket 1 Session – Program 6:00PM – 7:30PM
  • All VIP attendees receive an official Art & Ale swag bag.

****This Event is for Ages 21 and Over****

A state-issued form of ID is required to accept the delivery.

Brew Menu

Pretzel Bites

Soft salted pretzel bites with beer cheese sauce and spicy mustard dips

(Contains Gluten and Dairy)

Choice Of:

Mini Sliders

One Each, Deconstructed Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork and Shredded Chicken Sliders with

Assorted Sauces and an Apple Slaw Topper

(Contains Gluten)


Vegan Chili


Macaroni & Cheese

With Smoked Gouda Cheese

(Contains Gluten and Dairy)

Roasted Corn Salad


Assorted Dessert Bars

Pumpkin or Apple Style

(Contains Gluten)

Raffle Ticket Prizes:

1. R. Shea package – Crew neck sweatshirt, $50 gift card, keychain/bottle opener, grower plus koozie carrier, sticker

2. AAM package – Dual/Family Membership (membership includes benefits for two adults, and children under 18 years of age, living at the same residence: Unlimited Free Admission, Free Parking, 10% discounts in the museum shop and café, Free &/or reduced pricing for programs). Art & Ale merchandise including: bottle opener, 4 ceramic coasters, 2 pint glasses, T-shirt. An introduction to the collection coffee table book. A $250 Value.

3. Thirsty Dog Sign, 2 records, Canton Brewing Tin Sign

4. Thirsty Dog Sign, 3 records

5. Grand Prize – Platform Beer Co. LED sign, Franziskaner Wissbier Patio Umbrella, Breckenridge Brewery Agave Wheat Chalk Board, Alaskan Brewing Co. Hopothermia Sign

Virtual Art & Ale Sponsors

Brennan Manna Diamond

Heineken 0.0


Canton Brewing Co.

2020 Summit Brew Path, Akron Summit Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

Jeffrey and Sandra Kornick

Drew and Laura Engles

The University of Akron

Valerie Bettis: Desperate Heart

October 10, 2020, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Family Day: Drawing and Mark-Making Marvels

Everyone can make marks on paper. This month explores drawing, painting, and expressing yourself through the marks you make.


Valerie Bettis: Desperate Heart
Barbara Morgan
(Buffalo, Kansas, 1900 – 1992, North Tarrytown, New York)
1944 (printed c. 1982)
Gelatin silver print
23 in. x 19 in. (58.42 cm x 48.26 cm)
Museum Acquisition Fund

Family Days are made possible by PNC with additional support from the Kathy Moses Salem Philanthropic Fund of the Akron Community Foundation, The R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation and the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

PNC Bank Kathy Moses Salem


October 22, 2020, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

AAM After Work: Virtual Game Night: Akron Culture and History Trivia

Think you’re up to snuff on Akron culture and history trivia? See if you’re right in a special edition of AAM After Work with the Art Museum and Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. You’ll get the chance test out your skills during this virtual trivia night, so grab a few friends, some drinks, and your thinking cap and see if you can hold your own!

Free for Members/$5 for nonmembers

School Days 1958-59 Newberry (My First Pair of Glasses)
Mark Mothersbaugh
(Akron, Ohio, 1950 – )
Screenprint on paper
16 x 12 in. (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
Museum Commission

AAM After Work is made possible with support from Acme Fresh Market, the Henry V. and Frances W.  Christenson Foundation and the Samuel Reese Willis Foundation. 

Acme Fresh Market

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens