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September

September 16, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

AAM After Work: Schoolhouse Rock

Heading to school or just into the fall season? Jump in on back-to-school–inspired activities, pop-up gallery tours focused on teachers in the collection, and live music from a student-led band in the Bud & Susie Rogers Garden. There will also be a drive to collect items for children in need in the Akron area. Requested, new items include toys, diapers (sizes NB-6), baby wipes, cleaning supplies, children’s clothing, duffle bags, and personal care items (full size bottles). This drop-in program is free and open to all.

Cindy Sherman. Untitled, 1976 (printed 2000). Gelatin silver print. Museum Acquisition Fund 2012.22

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September 15, 2021 - September 17, 2021, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

International Dot Day

Let’s make a mark and see where it takes us! Join us for International Dot Day, held every September 15 to celebrate Peter H. Reynolds’s picture book The Dot, “a storybook for all ages.” The book’s themes of bravery, creativity, and self-expression teach that all works of art begin with a simple dot. We’ll make dots, play with dots, and connect the dots as we make our mark on the world. No registration required. Included with admission when applicable.

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September 22, 2021, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Mess Makers

Jump into creation stations designed with the messiest kids in mind. Each session is a new adventure with freedom to explore, investigate, and play with various materials, techniques, and textures. Dress for a mess and artistic success. Art smocks provided. Recommended for ages 2–5. Registration required. FREE for members/$15 non-members.

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October

October 1, 2021, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Meet Me at the Museum: Art as Meditation

In collaboration with Summa Health, the Akron Art Museum is hosting “Meet Me at the Museum,” a program for those of at least 60 years of age and designed to promote brain health by pairing art experiences with wellness education. Each session combines a learning exercise, memory exercise, and an opportunity to experiment with art materials or processes. Each session will include an educational program, led by Summa Health physicians and an art program, led by Akron Art Museum educators.

Marcel Rozek. #57, 2019. Collection of the artist

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October 3, 2021 - October 3, 2021, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Family Day: Cardboard Challenge

Friends, family, community members, and kids of all ages, join us in celebration of the creativity and imagination of children everywhere using the simplest of materials: cardboard! Inspired by the short film Caine’s Arcade, the Cardboard Challenge is a global celebration of childhood creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. We invite you to build something amazing out of cardboard, recycled materials, and your imagination. Screenings of Caine’s Arcade will play throughout the day in the Auditorium. Grab yourself a fun pass at the desk and come on down to play! Free for all. No registration is required.

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October 6, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Coffee with the Collection – Afterimages: Geometric Abstraction and Perception

Check in with Assistant Curator Jeffrey Katzin for insights into a new exhibition featuring dazzling abstract art from the 1960s and ’70s. FREE for members/$12 non-members; fee includes admission to the Museum.

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

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October 8, 2021, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Educator Event: NEOEA Day

It is time for some professional development that leaves you inspired, energized, and ready to have the best school year ever. Participants will explore the galleries with tools and activities designed for their subject area and grade level. FREE for educators. Registration required.

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October 8, 2021, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Second Friday: Exhibition Celebration

Join the Museum as we celebrate the recently opened exhibitions, More is More, Afterimages, and Continuum. Pop-up tours of the exhibits will run throughout the evening, and snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Free admission and complimentary refreshments for members/$12 non-members, admission to Museum and celebration included in fee. No advance registration is required.

Nick Stull and Liz Morrison. Vessel vs Air 16, 2020. Private collection

 

 

 

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October 8, 2021, 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Second Friday: Meditate with Afterimages

Join Akron’s Yoga Squared studio in the galleries for 30 minutes of meditation among the artworks in the exhibition Afterimages. Registration required.

FREE for members/ $12 non-members; fee includes admission to the Museum and the celebration.

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

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ArtBabes

October 13, 2021, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

ArtBabes

Storytelling, expressive movements, and sensory-focused fun inspire curiosity in every new artist. Park the stroller and wander over to learn, play, and form new friendships. Babbling, cooing, and crying are welcome. Recommended for newborns to 24 months. Registration required.

FREE for members/ $15 non-members.

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October 21, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

AAM After Work: Zombies & More

Get your fall fix with collection-inspired pumpkin decorating, seasonal refreshments, and horror films from the Akron-Summit County Public Library’s ReelAbilities Film Festival for Akron. After the screening, enjoy a Curator-led gallery tour highlighting works by artists with different abilities. This drop-in program is free and open to all.

Short Screenings begin at 6:45pm and include:

  • I’m So Far (2 min) Synopsis: Sometimes, things that seem simple, just aren’t.
  • Second Time (3.5 min) Synopsis: A deaf couple chats in a non deaf-people party while everyone very curiously notes the beginning of a beautiful passion story.
  • Dead End Drive (15 min) Synopsis: During the zombie apocalypse, one survivor finds a dead end that will hopefully lead him to salvation.

*All films feature mature language and subject matter*

Summit DD’s pop-up sensory space will be available throughout the event. Please contact the Museum for accessibility questions or accommodation requests. https://reelabilities.org/cleveland/events/

Ralph Eugene Meatyard. Untitled [Sitting boy with mask and masked hands] 1960. Gelatin silver print. Purchased with funds from Anne Alexander and the Museum Acquisition Fund 1992.48

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October 27, 2021, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Mess Makers

Jump into creation stations designed with the messiest kids in mind. Each session is a new adventure with freedom to explore, investigate, and play with various materials, techniques, and textures. Dress for a mess and artistic success. Art smocks provided. Recommended for ages 2–5. Registration required. FREE for members/$15 non-members.

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