July

Cyrk, Hubert Hilscher, (Warsaw, Poland, 1924 - 1999), 1970, Lithograph on paper, 39 in. x 26 5/8 in. (99.06 cm x 67.63 cm), Gift of Mr. F. Eugene Smith, 1974.6 h.

July 18, 2020, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Facebook Family Day: Art-BQ

Ah, peak summer— barbecues, picnics, outdoor fun. Who says snacks need to be just for eating? Gather your leftovers, your favorites, whatever you got— and let’s have an Art-BQ! We even have a kit of supplies to help you get started.

Family Days are made possible by PNC with additional support from the Kathy Moses Salem Philanthropic Fund of the Akron Community Foundation, The R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation, and the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Cyrk
Hubert Hilscher
(Warsaw, Poland, 1924 – 1999)
1970
Lithograph on paper, 39 in. x 26 5/8 in. (99.06 cm x 67.63 cm)
Gift of Mr. F. Eugene Smith
1974.6 h

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July 30, 2020, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Virtual Game Night: Trivia Night

Looking for a night with friends? We’ve got you covered! Join in on a virtual trivia night hosted by museum staff. Participants can play individually or team up to answer trivia questions about Akron, art, and more! Participants must have access to Zoom. It is recommended, though not necessary, to also have access to an additional computer or smartphone.

Free for members, $5 per household registration. For ease of use, we ask that each participating household register individually.

Virtual Game Night is made possible with support from Acme Fresh Market, the Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation and the Samuel Reese Willis Foundation.

Acme Fresh Market

Inverted Q
Claes Oldenburg
(Stockholm, Sweden, 1929 – )
1976
Painted cast concrete
72 in. x 70 in. x 63 in. (182.88 cm x 177.8 cm x 160.02 cm)
Gift of Mary S. and Louis S. Myers
1977.20

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August

Jenny Holzer, All Fall

August 13, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Coffee with the Collection: Celebrating the 19th Amendment

Join us in celebrating the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment and work of women artists in the Akron Art Museum.

Ratified August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment granted American women the right to vote. Join Curator of Exhibitions Theresa Bembnister in celebrating the centennial of this historic event with a casual conversation focused on politically motivated work of women artists in the Akron Art Museum collection.

Free for members/$5 for non-members.

Coffee with the Collection is made possible with support from Acme Fresh Market, the Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation and the Samuel Reese Willis Foundation

Acme Fresh Market

All Fall Text: Selections from Trusims, (1977-79), Living, (1980-82) and Survival, (1983-85)
Jenny Holzer
(Gallipolis, Ohio, 1950 – )
2012
Array of five double-sided LED Signs with stainless steel housings: blue and green diodes on front, red and yellow diodes on back
103 1/2 x 95 x 103 1/2 in. (263 x 241 x 263 cm)
Museum Acquisition Fund
2018.14

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Gene Davis - Sky Hook

August 20, 2020, 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Mindful Moments: Art & Meditation

Join our Curator of Community Engagement, Reggie Lynch, for a guided mediation session.

Free Event

This program is run in partnership with Downtown Akron Partnership and SYLC Consulting

Sky Hook
Gene Davis
(Washington, D.C., 1920 – 1985, Washington, D.C.)
1981
Acrylic and graphite on canvas
91 1/2 in. x 141 1/4 in. (232.41 cm x 358.78 cm)
Gift of Mary Jane and Shattuck Hartwell
1997.3

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Dog in Sunglasses, NYC

August 22, 2020, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Facebook Live Family Day: Dog Days of Summer

The dog days of summer are ready for a send-off. Let’s beat the heat and play! Bring your furry friend, or your lack-of-fur friend, and join us for creative making you’ll be sure to enjoy.

Family Days are made possible by PNC with additional support from the Kathy Moses Salem Philanthropic Fund of the Akron Community Foundation, The R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation, and the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation.

Dog in Sunglasses, NYC
Ken Heyman
(New York, New York, 1930 – )
1984
Gelatin silver print
12 3/16 x 8 1/2 in. (31 x 21.6 cm)
Gift of Soraya Betterton
2012.55

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Fruit Basket, Severin Roesen

August 27, 2020, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

AAM After Work: Cocktails with the Collection

The museum’s collections, particularly still lifes, become an inspiration for cocktails to enjoy in the heat of summer. Join the Deputy Director Seema Rao and Assistant Educator Katelyn Evans to try our signature drinks and talk about the collection.

Free for Members/$5 for nonmembers

AAM After Work is made possible with support from Acme Fresh Market, the Henry V. and Frances W.  Christenson Foundation and the Samuel Reese Willis Foundation. 

Acme Fresh Market

Fruit Basket
Severin Roesen
(near Cologne, Germany, 1815 – 1816 – c. 1872, United States)
c. 1848-1860
Oil on canvas
27 in. x 22 in. (68.58 cm x 55.88 cm)
Gift of Stella B. Hall in memory of her husband, William Curtis Hall, Jr.
1991.135

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October

Reopening

July 16, 2020 - October 31, 2020, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Reopening: Limited Hours and Capacity; Free Admission

Welcome.

We have been thoughtfully preparing for our reopening, following the state and city guidelines, as well as in ongoing discussions with our own staff and museum peers around the world. We recognize that circumstances may change at any moment. We’re excited to serve our public under the safest possible conditions and under new norms.

Admission is Free.

Open: Thursday 11a-9p, Friday and Saturday 11a – 5p. Closed: Sunday – Wednesday

Before you visit.

  • Please register for a timed ticket. If you don’t have internet access, please call 330.376.9186 option “0″
  • Our modern and contemporary galleries are open. We do not have special exhibitions at this time
  • Patrons are asked to enter through the main door on High Street and exist through the plaza
  • Our galleries have been modified to create a seamless one-directional flow through the spaces
  • Our staff will be wearing masks. We ask visitors to wear masks, as well
  • The contactless environment includes acrylic barriers at the information desk. We will also be cash-free. Merchandise can be purchased online.
  • Food or drink will be unavailable onsite
  • Coat check will be unavailable
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the building

During your visit.

Love Art Safely

We’ll do our part:

  • Staff will wear masks at all times
  • A regulated flow through the galleries
  • Contactless environment
  • High-touch surfaces cleaned regularly

Please do your part:

If you’ve been sick in the last 24 hours, please DO NOT ENTER. To prevent the spread of germs:

  • Please wear a mask as required by Governor’s Order
  • Practice social distancing
  • Sanitize hands
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze
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