June

April 8, 2020 - June 30, 2020, 12:00 am - 11:00 pm

GameFest Akron – Call for Entries

The Akron Art Museum calls for submissions of video games and tabletop games from developers, students and game-creators for GameFest Akron, a family-friendly, day-long indie game event at the museum Saturday, November 7, 2020. Developers must be available to attend the event in person in order to participate.

Please read all instructions thoroughly. Incomplete applications/applications with dead/missing links will not be considered.

The arcade welcomes independent (indie) game developers, those with financial and creative independence and without the financial support or creative direction of large publishers, to submit their work.

Developers of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Both professional and student games are accepted.

The arcade draws attention to the rich opportunities video games offer for creative expression, therefore, indie games of any type of theme are welcome. The AAM looks forward to hosting your digital, non-digital, semi-digital, AR, VR, alt + ctrl, or games of any other type. Show where your creativity has taken you! (Unfortunately due to space restrictions we are not able to host live-action roleplaying games.)

Entries are due June 1, 2020. Please e-mail arcade coordinator Chris Totten at ctotten@pfbstudios.com with any questions.

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Update on COVID-19

March 30, 2020 - June 30, 2020, 12:00 am - 11:00 pm

COVID-19 Visitor Health & Safety Statement

updated March 30, 2020

The Akron Art Museum is closed to the public until further notice as the region works to minimize the spread of coronavirus COVID-19.

The Akron Art Museum is closed to the public until further notice as the region works to minimize the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. The museum is closely monitoring the changing status of the coronavirus outbreak, and we will continue to follow the recommendations of public health authorities. As this situation develops, we will reassess the Museum’s closure status, and we look forward to reopening as soon as it is safe to do so.

During the challenging time, we have been forced to make staffing changes but remain diligent in bringing you the best museum experiences we can. We thank our board, donors, and members for supporting us during this time.

With this constantly changing situation, we will announce any other changes to Museum programs or operations through all our regular channels including social media and on our website.

There will be no programming on site until further notice. The following events are postponed or canceled:
Ongoing: All public, school, and private group tours are canceled
Ongoing: Research requests from The Martha Stecher Reed Library canceled
March 14: Be Inspired by Art, Yoga and Meditation and Explore: Elias Sime: Tightrope tour canceled
March 19: Art Babes canceled
March 21: Family Film Fest canceled
March 26: Your Say, Akron: Community Conversations canceled
March 28: Art & Ale postponed
March 29: Artist Talk: Elias Sime canceled
April 2: Creative Playdate canceled
April 4: Tots Create and Kids Studio canceled
April 9: Night at the Museum and After-School Mind Unwind canceled
April 14: Explore: The Kids are Alright tour canceled
April 15: Meet Me at the Museum postponed
April 18: Explore: The Kids are Alright tour canceled
April 18: AAM AfterWork canceled
April 30: Teach Talk postponed
May 2: Kids Studio & Tots Create canceled
May 7: Kid’s Creative Playdate canceled
May 9: Be Inspired by Art, Yoga, and Meditation canceled
May 14: Kids After-School Mind-Unwind canceled
May 21: Art Babes canceled
June 13: Annual Auction canceled

We appreciate your support.

More information regarding coronavirus here:
https://www.scph.org/COVID-19 or https://www.cdc.gov/

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March 24, 2020 - June 30, 2020, 12:00 am - 11:00 pm

Play with Us #MuseumGames

Museums, like the Akron Art Museum, have taken our mission to serve our visitors to heart. If our patrons can’t come to us, we’ve found ways to meet them where they are. Many museums had spent untold resources on creating digital resources. We’re happy to be part of Museum Computer Network’s resource guide for online museum materials including tours and materials for kids, for example.

Museums have long served this need. In an effort to continue let people enjoy themselves with museums, we’re starting a new global initiative, #MuseumGames. On Sundays, museums around will post the clues for different puzzles on their social media platform. As the host institution, we’re offering a preview of the puzzle. We’ll post the answers on Thursdays, so check back.

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