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April

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, 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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June

June 5, 2021, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Family Day: 10,000 Things Art Party

Bring the family down to celebrate the museum’s new OUTDOOR exhibition, The 10,000 Things by artist Jordan Wong. You’ll get a chance to see the new artworks in the garden, then make your own to take home.

Family Days are made possible by PNC with additional support from the Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation,  Acme Fresh Market, the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation, Akron Children’s Hospital, The R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation, Synthomer Foundation, and The Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation as well as media support from WKSU

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