Akron Art Museum

Akron, OH   |  http://WWW.AKRONARTMUSEUM.ORG

Mission

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Ruling year info

1943

Principal Officer

JON FIUME

Main address

1 S High St

Akron, OH 44308 United States

EIN

34-0813426

NTEE code info

Art Museums (A51)

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Program 1

EXHIBITIONSTHE MUSEUM PROMOTES AN AWARENESS AND INTEREST IN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART BY DISPLAYING, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COMMUNITY, SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS OF HIGH ARTISTIC MERIT. THE PAST YEAR'S MAJOR EXHIBITS INCLUDED: FRONT, STATE OF THE ART CONSTRUCTS AND KEITH HARING: AGAINST ALL ODDS.OH, GODS OF DUST AND RAINBOWS FRONT INTERNATIONAL 2022- THIS EXHIBITION IS PART OF THE SECOND ITERATION OF FRONT INTERNATIONAL, A SWEEPING VIEW OF CONTEMPORARY ART PRESENTED EVERY THREE YEARS IN MULTIPLE VENUES ACROSS NORTHEAST OHIO. THE TITLE OF THE 2022 EDITION IS INSPIRED BY LANGSTON HUGHES'S 1957 POEM, "TWO SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT EPIGRAMS." IN ITS ENTIRETY, THE FRONT PROGRAM HOPES TO EVOKE THE INSEPARABILITY OF SUFFERING AND JOYWHAT HUGHES REFERRED TO AS "DUST AND "RAINBOWSAND THE POWER OF ART AS AN AGENT OF TRANSFORMATION AND HEALING. IN THIS SPIRIT, THE AKRON ART MUSEUM PRESENTS SEVENTEEN ARTISTS WHOSE WORKS CHALLENGE PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS OF CRAFT AND EMBODY THE THERAPEUTIC POWER OF ART MAKING. THE EXHIBITION FEATURES REGIONAL AND NATIONAL FIGURES, INCLUDING CHAKAIA BOOKER, ALLANA CLARKE, DEXTER DAVIS, THEASTER GATES, SONIA GOMES, DEVAN SHIMOYAMA, AND MORE. UNIVERSITY OF AKRON LECTURER SEUIL CHUNG AND LAKEWOOD-BASED ARTIST CHARMAINE SPENCER ARE AMONG THE NORTHEAST OHIO ARTISTS EXHIBITED. OH, GODS OF DUST AND RAINBOWS INVITES VISITORS TO EXPLORE WORKS OF ART THAT LYRICALLY ENGAGE THEMES OF ANGUISH AND ELATION AND OFFERS A DIVERSE INTERPRETATION OF LANGSTON HUGHES'S PASSIONATE, OPTIMISTIC REMINDER THAT FROM DUST A RAINBOW CAN BE BORN. THIS EXHIBITION AND RELATED PROGRAMMING IN THE KARL AND BERTL ARNSTEIN GALLERY ARE MADE POSSIBLE WITH SUPPORT FROM THE JOHN S. AND JAMES L. KNIGHT FOUNDATION AND THE OHIO ARTS COUNCIL.STATE OF THE ART: CONSTRUCTS -THIS EXHIBITION BRINGS TOGETHER THE WORK OF TWENTY-ONE ARTISTS FROM ACROSS THE UNITED STATES WHO COLLECTIVELY EMBODY THE PRESENT MOMENT IN CONTEMPORARY ART. THEIR WORKS ADDRESS TOPICS THAT ARE DEEPLY EMBEDDED IN DAILY LIFE, FROM GLOBAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES TO THE COMPLEXITIES OF PERSONAL IDENTITY. AMONG SPECIAL HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EXHIBITION ARE ITS INCLUSION OF TWO LIVE PERFORMANCES THAT TAKE PLACE IN THE GALLERIES. ONE IS LED BY JODY KEUHNER, IN HER DRAG-INSPIRED ALTER EGO CHERDONNA SHINATRA. ANOTHER, BY JOANNA KEANE LOPEZ, TAKES PLACE IN FRONT OF AN ADOBE AND CLAY SCULPTURE THAT THE ARTIST CONSTRUCTED RIGHT IN THE GALLERY. THIS EXHIBITION IS ORGANIZED BY CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS AND SPONSORED BY BANK OF AMERICA WITH SUPPORT FROM ART BRIDGES, JOHN S. AND JAMES L. KNIGHT FOUNDATION, THE LEHNER FAMILY FOUNDATION, JOHN P. MURPHY FOUNDATION, MARY AND DR. GEORGE L. DEMETROS CHARITABLE TRUST, KENNETH L. CALHOUN CHARITABLE TRUST, AND HILTON GARDEN INN AKRON. KEITH HARING: AGAINST ALL ODDS- KEITH HARING'S VIBRANT AND ENERGETIC ART HAS ALWAYS GRABBED ATTENTION. HE FIRST DEVELOPED HIS SIGNATURE STYLE OF LIVELY LINEWORK IN THE EARLY 1980'S WHILE MAKING CHALK DRAWINGS IN THE NEW YORK CITY SUBWAY. NOW, MORE THAN 30 YEARS AFTER THE ARTIST'S UNTIMELY DEATH FROM AIDS-RELATED COMPLICATIONS IN 1990, HIS UNIQUE IMAGERY REMAINS IMMEDIATELY RECOGNIZABLE. KEITH HARING: AGAINST ALL ODDS PROVIDES A SWEEPING OVERVIEW OF THE HEIGHT OF THE ARTIST'S CAREER, WITH MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED ORIGINAL OBJECTS MADE BETWEEN 1980 AND 1990. THE EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS HIS COMMITMENTS TO ART AND POLITICS, AS WELL AS HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH ARTISTIC PEERS LIKE JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT AND ANDY WARHOL. THIS EXHIBITION IS ORGANIZED BY THE RUBELL MUSEUM AND THE AKRON ART MUSEUM AND IS PRESENTED BY AN ANONYMOUS DONOR, BRUCE AND ERICA GREER FOUNDATION, DANA PULK DICKINSON, JOHN P. MURPHY FOUNDATION, ACME FRESH MARKET, AKRON SUMMIT CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAU, BO AND PAM MCMILLEN, ELLEN BOTNICK IN LOVING MEMORY OF LISA BOTNICK AND WELTY WITH SUPPORT FROM JOHN S. AND JAMES L. KNIGHT FOUNDATION, THE LEHNER FAMILY FOUNDATION, MARY AND DR. GEORGE L. DEMETROS CHARITABLE TRUST, AND THE KENNETH L. CALHOUN CHARITABLE TRUST.OTHER NEW EXHIBITIONS THIS PAST YEAR INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:SHARE THE PAST, CREATE THE FUTURE: SELECTIONS FROM THE AKRON ART MUSEUM COLLECTION- IN CELEBRATION OF THE AKRON ART MUSEUM'S CENTENNIAL, THE SANDRA L. AND DENNIS B. HASLINGER FAMILY FOUNDATION GALLERY HAS BEEN FULLY REINSTALLED FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2007. EACH ROOM IN THIS SECTION OF THE MUSEUM IS ORGANIZED AROUND A THEME STRONGLY REPRESENTED IN THE COLLECTION. SOME OF THE ARTWORKS HAVE BEEN SHOWN FREQUENTLY THROUGHOUT THE MUSEUM'S HISTORY, WHILE OTHERS ARE BEING DISPLAYED FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME. THROUGH THIS PRESENTATION, WE AIM TO OFFER A MORE INCLUSIVE LOOK AT THE EMBEDDED DIVERSITIES WITHIN THE HISTORY OF ART. IN ORGANIZING THE COLLECTION BY THEME AND NOT BY HISTORICAL PERIOD, WE INVITE VIEWERS TO EXPERIENCE ART IN A WAY THAT REFLECTS THE PRESENT DAY, A MOMENT THAT IS BOTH TROUBLED YET EXPANSIVE.KINSHIP, ON VIEW IN THE FRED AND LAURA BIDWELL GALLERY, A SPACE DEVOTED TO PHOTOGRAPHY, SERVES AS AN EXTENSION OF SHARE THE PAST, CREATE THE FUTURE BY ADDING AN ADDITIONAL THEME. THE PICTURES IN THIS EXHIBITION REPRESENT HUMAN KINSHIP ACROSS TIME, IN MANY FORMS, AND WITH THE UNIQUE INSIGHT THAT PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDES. THE RECENT ACQUISITION OF FIVE PHOTOGRAPHS BY JESS T. DUGAN SERVES AS AN ANCHOR FOR THE GALLERY. DUGAN CREATES ART IN ORDER TO INVESTIGATE IDENTITY, OFTEN USING THEIR OWN EXPERIENCES AS A QUEER, NONBINARY PERSON AS STARTING POINTS FOR BROADER EXPLORATIONS OF GENDER AND SEXUALITY.100 YEARS OF CHANGE- AS PART OF OUR CONTINUING CELEBRATION OF THE AKRON ART MUSEUM'S CENTENNIAL, WE HAVE INSTALLED THE ISROFF GALLERY WITH A DISTINCT DIVISION DOWN ITS CENTER. ONE SIDE FEATURES SOME OF THE FIRST WORKS TO ENTER THE MUSEUM'S COLLECTION, WHILE THE OTHER SIDE DISPLAYS SOME OF OUR MOST RECENT ACQUISITIONS. IN THE CENTURY THAT HAS UNFOLDED SINCE THE MUSEUM WAS FOUNDED IN 1922, ARTISTIC TRENDS, CULTURE, AND INDEED THE ENTIRE WORLD HAVE CHANGED DRAMATICALLY. 100 YEARS OF CHANGE OFFERS A CHANCE TO TAKE STOCK OF WHERE WE HAVE BEEN AND WHERE WE ARE NOW, AS WELL AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO IMAGINE WHERE WE MIGHT BE IN ANOTHER HUNDRED YEARS.REFLECTIONS ON PERCEPTION - THE EXHIBITION INVITES VIEWERS TO EXPLORE HOW ARTISTS USE A VARIETY OF SURFACES, FROM PLACID LAKES TO THE METAL AND GLASS OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT, TO MAKE DRAMATIC SCENES. JUST AS MAGICIANS FOOL THE EYE WITH MIRRORS, ARTISTS SOMETIMES USE REFLECTIVE SURFACES TO CREATE COMPLEX COMPOSITIONS. THIS EXHIBITION IS ORGANIZED BY THE AKRON ART MUSEUM AND SUPPORTED BY FUNDING FROM THE JOHN S. AND JAMES L. KNIGHT FOUNDATION, THE OHIO ARTS COUNCIL, MARY AND DR. GEORGE L. DEMETROS CHARITABLE TRUST, AND KATIE AND MARK SMUCKER.GOOD HOPE BY MUTI - THE CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA-BASED ILLUSTRATORS OF MUTI SHARE VIGNETTES FROM HOME IN THEIR INSTALLATION, GOOD HOPE, WHICH DERIVES FROM THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE ON THE WESTERN EDGE OF SOUTH AFRICA, WHICH WAS AN IMPORTANT LANDMARK FOR SEAFARERS. MUTI DRAWS ON THE SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION WITH A SERIES OF PICTORIAL SNAPSHOTS OR POSTCARDS FROM THEIR HOMELAND, COMBINING EQUAL PARTS HUMOR, WONDER, AND VISUAL APPEAL. VIEWERS CAN EXPLORE A VARIETY OF TALES, INCLUDING A GHOST SHIP, CITY-DWELLING BABOONS, AND THE BEAUTY OF OCEAN CURRENTS. THIS EXHIBITION IS MADE POSSIBLE WITH SUPPORT FROM THE MARY S. AND DAVID C. CORBIN FOUNDATION, ALAN AND JANICE WOLL FAMILY FUND, PEG'S FOUNDATION, AND THE MARY AND DR. GEORGE L DEMETROS CHARITABLE TRUST.LAND JAM: TWO OHIO ARTISTS TRANSFORM A MUSEUM GALLERY INTO AN IMMERSIVE, COLORFUL, SENSORY EXPERIENCE. NATALIE LANESE AND ANDREA MYERS TEAM UP, EACH HARNESSING THEIR DRAMATIC USE OF COLOR AND SCALE TO TURN ORDINARY WALLS AND FLOORS INTO AN UNFORGETTABLE ENVIRONMENT. WHILE MYERS TYPICALLY WORKS IN FABRIC AND LANESE IN PAINT, THEY COMBINE TECHNIQUES AND MATERIALS IN THIS EXHIBITION. EXHIBITONS AND PROGRAMMING IN THE MARY S. AND DAVID C. CORBIN FOUNDATION GALLERY ARE MADE POSSIBLE WITH SUPPORT FROM THE MARY S. AND DAVID C. CORBIN FOUNDATION WITH ADDITIONAL FUNDING FROM THE LEHNER FAMILY FOUNDATION, JOHN P. MURPHY FOUNDATION, MARY AND DR. GEORGE DEMETROS CHARITABLE TRUST, AND THE KENNETH L. CALHOUN CHARITABLE TRUST.

Expenses
$1,936,113
Revenue
$238,518

EDUCATIONTHE MUSEUM HAS AN ACTIVE AND ENGAGED EDUCATION DEPARTMENT THAT OFFERS ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR FOR CHILDREN, FAMILIES, AND FELLOW EDUCATORS. THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AIMS TO PROVIDE UNIQUE, ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCES THAT BRING PARTICIPANTS JOY, CONNECTION, AND ARE RELEVANT TO THEIR LIVES. FOR FAMILIES:OPEN STUDIO AND ART BAR: A SPACE DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN AND THEIR GROWN-UPS, THIS IS THE PLACE TO EXPLORE, DISCOVER, PLAY AND GET MESSY. OPEN STUDIO IS OPEN DURING ALL MUSEUM OPEN HOURS AND IS INCLUDED WITH ADMISSION SO VISITORS MAY USE THE RESOURCE ON THEIR OWN TIME. INSIDE YOU WILL FIND A TREASURE TROVE OF MATERIALS AND TOOLS TO CREATE WHATEVER YOUR HEART DESIRES. MADE POSSIBLE BY PNC WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM THE KATHY MOSES SALEM PHILANTHROPIC FUND OF THE AKRON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, MARY S. AND DAVID C. CORBIN FOUNDATION, CHARLES E. AND MABEL M. RITCHIE FOUNDATION, SAMUEL REESE WILLIS FOUNDATION AND THE HENRY V. AND FRANCES W. CHRISTENSON FOUNDATION.MESS MAKERS: LEARN, PLAY AND EXPLORE IN CREATION STATIONS DESIGNED WITH THE MESSIEST KIDS IN MIND. EACH SESSION IS A NEW ADVENTURE WITH FREEDOM TO INVESTIGATE VARIOUS MATERIALS, TECHNIQUES AND TEXTURES. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. FAMILY DAYS: SIX TOTAL DROP-IN STYLE, FREE EVENTS FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES (AND THEIR GROWN-UPS). THESE LARGE-SCALE EVENTS ARE GENERALLY ORGANIZED IN A WAY THAT INVITES FAMILIES TO MOVE AROUND AND PARTICIPATE AT THEIR OWN PACE. THEY TAKE PLACE PRIMARILY ON SUNDAY AFTERNOONS. CAMP CREATIVE: CAMP CREATIVE IS THE MUSEUM'S OFFERING FOR CHILDREN IN THEIR FAMILIES IN THE SUMMER MONTHS. CAMP CREATIVE OFFERS THEMED ART EXPLORATION DAYS AT THE MUSEUM THAT FOCUS ON SUMMER FUN. VISITORS ENJOY GUIDED ARTISTIC EXPERIENCES AS THEY CREATE AND PLAY OUTDOORS ALONGSIDE AN ART EDUCATOR. EVERY TWO WEEKS, THERE ARE NEW MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES TO DISCOVER AS GUESTS SHARPEN THEIR CREATIVE SKILLS BY MAKING MESSES AND WORKING TOGETHER TO SOLVE ARTISTIC PROBLEMS.AFTER SCHOOL OPEN STUDIO: LEAVE YOUR BACKPACK AT THE DOOR AND HOP INTO THE STUDIO FOR SOME CREATIVE FUN.THIS MONTHLY DROP-IN EVENT FOR SCHOOL-AGE STUDENTS FEATURES A GUIDED ART-MAKING EXPERIENCE BASED ON DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES OR MATERIALS. FOR SCHOOLS: IN-PERSON MUSEUM TOURS: SCHOOLS ARE INVITED TO VISIT THE MUSEUM FOR FREE TOURS, DURING WHICH STUDENTS WILL EXPLORE THE GALLERIES AND MAKE CONNECTIONS WITH ART, ARTISTS, THEIR COMMUNITIES, AND THEMSELVES. AAM TOURS ARE ENGAGING, PARTICIPATORY, SHARED EXPERIENCES THAT COMPLIMENT AND REACH BEYOND WHAT STUDENTS ARE LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM. DIGITAL, PRE-RECORDED TOURS: FOUR DIFFERENT, THEMATIC TOURS ARE OFFERED FOR USE BY TEACHERS OR FAMILIES. THERE ARE SEPARATE TOURS OF EACH TOPIC FOR ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, AND HIGH SCHOOL AGE GROUPS. EACH TOUR LASTS APPROXIMATELY 15 MINUTES AND COVERS THREE TO FOUR ARTWORKS. FOUR PER GRADE. LIVE VIRTUAL TOURS: FOR TEACHERS/SCHOOLS WHO ARE ABLE AND INTERESTED, A LIMITED NUMBER OF TIME SLOTS FOR LIVE, VIRTUAL TOURS WILL BE OFFERED. DURING THESE EVENTS, AN EDUCATOR WILL LEAD A TOUR OF THE GALLERIES AND ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM PARTICIPANTS IN REAL TIME. NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM STUDENT ART SHOWS: THE MUSEUM WILL HOST STUDENT ART SHOWS FOR THE 2023 2024 SCHOOL YEAR. STUDENT ART SHOWS TAKE PLACE DURING SELECT THURSDAY COMMUNITY NIGHTS FROM 5 8 PM, WHEN ADMISSION IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCES COLLABORATION WITH APS AND GAR: THROUGH THIS INITIATIVE, ALL (1,700+) AKRON PUBLIC SCHOOL FOURTH GRADE STUDENTS WILL VISIT THE AKRON ART MUSEUM TO PARTICIPATE IN AN EXPERIENCE DESIGNED TO MEET THEIR SPECIFIC ACADEMIC, DEVELOPMENTAL, AND SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL NEEDS. THE PROGRAM'S THEME IS "ARTIST AS INVENTOR". STUDENTS WILL VISIT THE COLLECTION AND SPECIAL EXHIBITION GALLERIES, INVESTIGATING THREE WAYS IN WHICH ARTISTS ACT AS INVENTORS. THEY WILL SEARCH FOR HOW ARTISTS INVENT: NEW WAYS OF SEEING THE WORLD NEW WAYS OF USING MATERIALS NEW WAYS OF SOLVING PROBLEMSTHEY WILL THEN BECOME ARTISTS/INVENTORS THEMSELVES THROUGH A GUIDED STUDIO EXPERIENCE IN WHICH THEY SOLVE A PROBLEM THROUGH CREATING. THIS APPROACH PRIORITIZES FOSTERING THE DEVELOPMENT OF 21ST CENTURY SKILLS, SUCH AS COLLABORATION, CREATIVITY, AND CRITICAL THINKING THROUGH VIEWING AND CREATING ARTWORK IN A COMMUNITY SETTING.FOR TEACHERS: EDUCATOR RESOURCES: IN ADDITION TO THEIR OWN RESOURCES, THE MUSEUM'S EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HAS CURATED A QUALITY SELECTION OF OFFERINGS FROM OTHER MUSEUMS, ARTISTS, ILLUSTRATORS, AND ORGANIZATIONS, WHICH EDUCATORS CAN ACCESS AS LINKS AND SEND TO STUDENTS' FAMILIES. TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: FOR THE 2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR, THE MUSEUM WILL CONTINUE TO OFFER ON-SITE AND ONLINE RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS. THE UPDATED EDUCATOR PAGE OF THE MUSEUM'S WEBSITE IS A ONE-STOP RESOURCE FOR ALL DIGITAL OFFERINGS SUCH AS LESSON PLANS, DIGITAL TOURS, AND VIDEO CONTENT. 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR TEACHER EVENTS WILL INCLUDE A TEACHER RESOURCE FAIR, THE ANNUAL TEACH TALK STORYTELLING/SHARING EVENT, AND A TEACHER EXHIBITION AND EVENT IN THE MUSEUM'S LOBBY, ARTISTS WHO TEACH.STUDIO LESSON PLANS: A VARIETY OF ART-MAKING LESSONS WITH INCLUDED INSTRUCTIONS, SUPPLY LISTS, AND PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL AGE GROUPS. EACH LESSON CONNECTS TO A WORK OR WORKS IN THE MUSEUM'S COLLECTION.

Expenses
$1,442,594
Revenue
$177,730

COMMUNITY OUTREACHMUSEUMS FOR ALL: THE AKRON ART MUSEUM IS PARTICIPATING IN THE NATIONAL MUSEUMS FOR ALL PROGRAM, AN INITIATIVE OF THE INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES, AND WE OFFER A REDUCED ADMISSION RATE TO THE GALLERIES TO ANY GUEST WHO PRESENTS THEIR STATE-ISSUED ELECTRONIC BENEFITS TRANSFER (EBT) CARE UPON ARRIVAL. AT THE AKRON ART MUSEUM, WE BELIEVE THAT ART IS FOR EVERYONE. BECAUSE OUR MISSION IS TO ENRICH LIVES THROUGH MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART, WE THINK EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO A CREATIVE LIFE. WE'RE CONTINUALLY WORKING TO MAKE MEANINGFUL ART EXPERIENCES AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE WE ENGAGE WITH. BY JOINING THE NATIONAL MUSEUMS FOR ALL PROGRAM, WE HOPE TO OFFER EXPANDED ACCESS TO ART EXPERIENCES AND BETTER SERVE UNDERREPRESENTED MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY.AKRON ART LIBRARY:A COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL ARTWORKS IN A VARIETY OF MEDIUMS CREATED BY LOCAL, REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS. ANY OHIO RESIDENT WITH A LIBRARY CARD IS ELIGIBLE TO CHECK OUT ARTWORKS FROM THE AKRON-SUMMIT COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY AND PARTICIPATING BRANCHES. PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE AKRON-SUMMIT COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY AND THE GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM THE HUNTINGTON-AKRON FOUNDATION. THIS YEAR, THE MUSEUM CELEBRATES THE PROGRAM'S FIFTH ANNIVERSARY AND HAS ADDED FIVE NEW ARTWORKS.ART CONNECTS: AN OFF-SITE/ON-SITE MULTI-MODAL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM. ATTENDING FAIRS, FESTIVALS, FARMER'S MARKETS AND OTHER EVENTS DISPLAYING LARGE-SCALE REPRODUCTIONS OF ARTWORKS ON LOAN TO THE MUSEUM THANKS TO THE ART BRIDGES COLLECTION LOAN PARTNERSHIP. DURING EVENTS, EDUCATORS WILL INTERVIEW COMMUNITY MEMBERS ABOUT ARTWORKS AND THE AUDIO WILL THEN BE INSTALLED IN THE GALLERIES FOR GUESTS TO HEAR.COFFEE WITH THE CURATOR 1. OH, GODS OF DUST AND RAINBOWS: A CLOSE DISCUSSION OF OUR SUMMER EXHIBITION THAT IS PART OF FRONT INTERNATIONAL 2022, CLEVELAND TRIENNIAL FOR CONTEMPORARY ART WITH CURATOR, JARED LEDESMA.2. KEITH HARING: AGAINST ALL ODDS PREVIEW: CURATOR, DR. JEFF KATZIN PROVIDES A SNEAK PEEK AND BEHING THE SCENES DETAIL OF THIS UPCOMING EXHIBITION.3. KEITH HARING: AGAINST ALL ODDS: COFFEE AND DISCUSSION WITH CURATOR, JEFF KATZIN ABOUT ARTIST KEITH HARING AND THE WORKS CURRENTLY ON VIEW AND THEN A TOUR OF THE EXHIBITION.4. SHARE THE PAST, CREATE THE FUTURE: SELECTIONS FROM THE AKRON ART MUSEUM: CURATOR, DR. JEFF KATZIN GIVES A DETAILED OVERVIEW AND TOUR OF OUR REINSTALLED COLLECTION GALLERIES. AN EXCITING ARRAY OF LOANS AND NEWLY ACQUIRED WORKS ARE NOW ON VIEW IN THE REOPENED GALLERIES.COFFEE WITH THE ARTISTS -_1. COFFEE AND CONVERSATION WITH ARTISTS TIMOTHY APP, KRISTEN CLIFFEL, AND MICHAEL LODERSTEDT LED BY CURATOR, DR. JEFF KATZIN FOLLOWED BY A GALLERY VISIT TO VIEW THE ARTIST'S WORK. 2. STATE OF THE ART: CONSTRUCTS FEATURES A HANDFUL OF ARTISTS WITH OHIO TIES, INCLUDING LORI KELLA OF CLEVELAND. GUESTS JOIN LORI AND CURATOR, DR. JEFF KATZIN IN CONVERSATION.COCKTAILS/COFFEE WITH THE COLLECTION - 1. REFLECTIONS ON PERCEPTION: A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE EXHIBITION AND A TASTY COCKTAIL BY BAXTERS' SPEAKEASY.2. STATE OF THE ART: CONSTRUCTS: COFFEE AND CONVERSATION WITH CURATOR DR. JEFF KATZIN ABOUT THE ART, THE ARTISTS AND BEHIND-THE-SCENES DETAILS OF THIS EXHIBITION.ART WALK:EVERY THREE MONTHS, ARTWALK IS HELD IN THE HISTORIC ARTS DISTRICT ON FRIDAY NIGHTS FROM 5 9 P.M. COMMUNITY MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO THE QUARTERLY CELEBRATION TO ENJOY FOOD, MUSIC, ART, AND MORE. EACH ARTWALK WILL HAVE A SPECIFIC THEME THAT ENGAGES VISITORS WITH THE ARTS IN NEW WAYS. THE MUSEUM PARTICIPATES IN EACH EVENT AND PROVIDES ENTERTAINMENT, ART-MAKING, AND OTHER PARTICIPATORY EXPERIENCES.EXHIBITION RELATED PROGRAMMING: DESIGNED FOR GENERAL AUDIENCES (PRIMARILY ADULTS), THESE EVENTS AIM AT PROVIDING ENTERTAINING, EDUCATIONAL, OR ENRICHING EXPERIENCES TIED TO THE ARTISTS, THEMES, AND MEDIA OF EXHIBITIONS ON VIEW. THE FREQUENCY OF THESE EVENTS IS BASED ON THE EXHIBITION CALENDAR, BUT EACH LARGE-SCALE EXHIBITION WILL HAVE SEVERAL RELATED EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE RUN OF THE SHOW. OFFERINGS RANGE FROM ART-MAKING CLASSES, DEMONSTRATIONS, GALLERY TALKS, PANELS, FILMS, AND MORE. ADDITIONAL EXHIBITION RELATED EVENTS MAY BE SCHEDULED SPECIFICALLY FOR SCHOOL OR FAMILY AUDIENCES, LED BY STAFF WHO OVERSEE THOSE INITIATIVES.CREATIVE AGING INSTITUTE: A SERIES OF SIX (EIGHT-SESSION) ART MAKING WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS 55+. WORKSHOPS WILL ALL CULMINATE IN A PUBLIC ART SHOW EVENT. THE MUSEUM WILL ALSO DEVELOP AND PARTICIPATE IN ANTI-AGEISM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR MUSEUM STAFF AND LOCAL PARTNERS.THE AKRON ART MUSEUM'S WORKSHOP SERIES WILL FOCUS ON MATERIALS AND THEMES REPRESENTED IN THE COLLECTION AND SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS. IN EACH SERIES, PARTICIPANTS WILL EXPLORE THE MUSEUM'S GALLERIES AND THEN PUT THE THEMES INTO PRACTICE WITH STUDIO SESSIONS LED BY REGIONAL ARTISTS. EACH SERIES WILL CULMINATE WITH A CREATIVE AGING ART SHOW AND RECEPTION IN THE MUSEUM'S LOBBY, TO WHICH THE PARTICIPANTS CAN INVITE FAMILY AND FRIENDS.SPECIAL PERFORMANCES:MIDWINTER BLUES & OTHER TUNES: THIS FREE, ONE-DAY CELEBRATION OF MUSIC AND COMMUNITY IN AKRON FEATURES MUSICAL ACTS, VISUAL ARTISTS, AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS ALL HAILING FROM NORTHEAST OHIO. THIS YEAR'S ONE-DAY CELEBRATION WILL BE HOSTED THROUGHOUT THE MUSEUM FOR AN EVENING OF HAPPENINGS RIGHT DOWNTOWN. ADD SPARK TO THE WINTRY SKIES OUTSIDE. THE DAY WILL INCLUDE SAND PERFORMANCES FROM POETS, DANCERS, AND ARTISTS ALONGSIDE COMMUNITY PARTNERS SUCH AS ELIZABETH'S BOOKSHOP AND WRITING CENTRE, THE NIGHTLIGHT CINEMA AND AKRON-SUMMIT COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY. THIS YEAR WILL ALSO FEATURE CALIFORNIA-BASED ARTIST JOANNA KEANE LOPEZ LEADING A PERFORMANCE ALONGSIDE HER WORK IN STATE OF THE ART CONSTRUCTS. THIS EVENT IS MADE POSSIBLE WITH SUPPORT FROM ACME FRESH MARKET, AUDIO-TECHNICA U.S. INC. AND CLEAR GOLD AUDIO & LIGHTING. MEDIA SPONSORSHIP IS PROVIDED BY 91.3 THE SUMMIT.DOWNTOWN AT DUSK: IN ITS 38TH YEAR, THIS SERIES PRIDES ITSELF ON FEATURING MUSICIANS WITH CONNECTIONS TO NORTHEAST OHIO. THIS YEAR'S LINEUP HAILS FROM AKRON, NASHVILLE, TN, KENT AND YOUNGSTOWN. THERE WERE FOUR EVENTS PERFORMING JAZZ, ROCK, BLUES, STORYTELLING AND REGGAE MUSIC.

Expenses
$417,593
Revenue
$51,686

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