Relief Podcast: Nostalgia

This monthly podcast brings listeners joy and comfort for these uncertain times.

The Akron Art Museum’s staff shares insights from their own lives combined with conversations about the collection and interviews with regional artists and musicians.

Join us the first Friday of every month at noon.



This week the topic is Joy. Seema and Gina talk about the fleeting nature of joy and where they’re finding joy in this challenging moment.

Deep Dive with Seema: Strawberry Koolaid Heart by Bea Nettles

Strawberry Koolaid Heart
Bea Nettles. Strawberry Koolaid Heart, 1972. Hand-colored photograph and vinyl on board. Gift of the artist 2011.15

Shop Talk with Antwoine Washington

Antwoine Washington is a visual artist living and working in Cleveland, Ohio. With his inspiration rooted in the Black experience, Washington pulls from day-to-day realities and continues the conversation of Black American histories, such as the Harlem Renaissance. His story-telling portraits shift between photorealistic and highly stylized, often utilizing design elements like line, color, and pattern. Washington also began and works with the non-profit organization Museum of Creative Human Art, which focuses on existing a safe space for artistic expression through art-based education and character development. Currently, his work can be viewed in the Museum’s C. Blake McDowell, Jr. Galleries as a part of Continuum: Historic References in Contemporary Art.

Instagram: @antwoinewashington

Relief Podcast Music

Jordan King is a multi-instrumentalist based in Cleveland, Ohio. His various recording projects have been featured in Cleveland Scene, The Devil Strip, and on Akron Recording Company’s compilation, Where the Hell is Akron, OH? Vol. 2.