Downtown@Dusk: Horns and Things

The museum’s popular Downtown@Dusk  concert series will continue on July 18, 2013 from 6:30-8:30 pm with a performance from the contemporary jazz ensemble Horns and Things. Concert goers can also enjoy a gallery talk with Chief Curator Janice Driesbach and food from Urban Eats while kids partake in fun art activities during ArtCamp@Dusk  in the museum’s classroom.

Attendees will thoroughly enjoy Horns and Things’ dynamic and explosive sound during their performance this Thursday.

This vivacious group has been performing live around the country for over twenty years. Horns and Things’ crossover appeal has allowed them to perform for popular artists such as Dexter Gordon, Pieces of a Dream, Millie Jackson and Kevin Eubanks.

Chief Curator Janice Driesbach will be leading a gallery talk titled “Eyedazzling: Julian Stanczak and Color” for the ArtTalks@Dusk on July 18 from 7:30-8 pm. The exhibition Line Color Illusion: 40 Years of Julian Stanczak showcases paintings and prints collected by the Akron Art Museum since 1970. The exhibition documents both Julian Stanczak’s impressive career as a master of color and the museum’s longstanding commitment to his work.

The theme for this Thursday’s ArtCamp@Dusk is “Summer Creatures,” where children 6-12 will construct a mixed media creature and design an environment for it to live in. Free for members, $5 for nonmembers. Registration is required for this class. Sign up at

The Museum Store and galleries are open during Downtown@Dusk until 9 pm. Admission to the galleries is free on July 18 for Third Thursday.

Exhibitions currently on view in the museum galleries include Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders, Draw Me a Story and Line Color Illusion: 40 Years of Julian Stanczak. For detailed information on these exhibitions and other events, please visit the museum’s exhibitions and calendar of events.


Downtown@Dusk 2013 is made possible by The City of Akron. It is presented in cooperation with 89.7 WKSU.

ArtCamp@Dusk 2013 is made possible by a gift from The Howland Memorial Fun and the House of LaRose.

ArtTalks@Dusk 2013 is made possible by a gift from the Sam & Kathy Salem Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Community Board of Akron.

Third Thursdays are made possible by a generous gift from The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.