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GameFest Akron Trivia

Try your hand at trivia about games and art. Board Game Trivia Video Game Trivia Art and Games Trivia GameFest Akron is made possible by PNC with additional support from Acme Fresh Market, the Kathy Moses Salem Philanthropic Fund of the Akron Community Foundation, The R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation, the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation, the Henry V. and Frances W.  Christenson Foundation, and the Samuel Reese Willis Foundation.

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10 Ways to Add Fun and Games to Your Week Thanks to Museums

Constructive downtime is one of the best ways to recharge. Solving puzzles and clues helps you keep the gears turning while turning off from work stresses. Playing with others can turn a dreary evening into a memorable one. The museum has some downloadable games and online experiences to enjoy together. For some entertainment to enjoy as an individual, have some fun with Museum Mad Libs or a Buzzfeed Quiz!

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Doodlebug: An Interactive Game

Following along on a tour through the Akron Art Museum with Doodlebug, the art loving bug. During your visit, you’ll get the chance to meet four different paintings from the museum’s collection and ask them questions about themselves and their makers. This game was created by staff member Tyler Stallsmith, with illustrations by staff member Maria Uhase. It was included as part of GameFest Akron 2020 to offer visitors an interactive and playful way to engage with the collection. Next time you visit the museum,

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10 Ways to Explore Art

Many of us might feel a little out of sorts when faced with trying to understand modern and contemporary art. A little bit of knowledge can go a long way. Knowing about the artist’s motivation or the quality of the technique might make you think differently. Sometimes just looking closely at the details in the work can grow your appreciation. If nothing else, these short experiences are a nice diversion.  Here are ten bite-sized nuggets of info to give you something to think about when

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10 Reasons why visiting a museum is what you need to finish 2020 strong

This week, we’ll share some ideas for why exploring art in real life is good for the body and soul:  Museums are some of the safest social spaces to explore with your family during the pandemic. They are spaces you experience in motion, so you’re not breathing in shared air for long periods of time. Most museums have high quality HVAC, so the air has been treated. Museums are easy to enjoy on your own or in small family groups. When you need a place

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Hanging Sculpture

#MuseumGames #Sudoku April 12

The Akron Art Museum works with museums around the world to create weekly crosswords and other puzzles. This week, we’ve added a Sudoku puzzle. Museums have a few clues to help you get through the puzzle. Participating Museums: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; Allentown Art Museum; Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life (part of Norfolk Museums Service); Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum; Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida; BAMPFA ; Canadian War Museum ; Contemporary Jewish Museum; Delaware Art Museum; Erie Canal Museum; Fairfield University; Georgia Museum of Art; Getty; Hammer Museum at UCLA; Holden Arboretum; Kean University Galleries; Kimbell

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