Akron Art Museum

photo of the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden

The Akron Art Museum is getting an $8 million gift from the Knight Foundation to add new works and better engage with visitors.

photo of Stanczak painting on a Dunkin Donuts

The Akron Art Museum is once again putting iconic works of art where you’d least expect them. WKSU’s Phil de Oliveira reports the museum’s Inside|Out public art event is coming to 40 locations around Akron.

photo of Akron Art Museum garden

The Akron Art Museum is expanding its digital experience with the help of a grant from the John S. Knight Foundation.

The grant was awarded to fund 12 projects across the country that connect audiences to artwork through technology.

The museum’s project is called “The Curator is In” and will focus on the relationship between artwork in the museum and how it got there.

Mark Masuoka is the executive director of the museum.

photo of Akron Art Museum garden

The Akron Art Museum unveiled its new $5 million garden over the weekend, which is free and open to the public.

The one-acre space on the museum’s southside that was once a parking lot now features a patio, birch trees and benches which can be used for concerts, weddings or even just people who want to eat lunch outdoors.

At the unveiling Saturday, State Sen. Tom Sawyer said the best description for the new space would be a reversal of the Joni Mitchell song, “Big Yellow Taxi.”

creative playdate
Dominic Caruso / Akron Art Museum

Very young painters and sculptors recently filled the lobby of the Akron Art Museum with their fanciful creations.

In today’s State of the Arts, WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports the little artists had help and encouragement from their biggest fans.

“Creative Playdates” are among the Akron Art Museum’s many programs for children and their families. These get-togethers are for babies and toddlers, and they’re free for museum members the first Thursday of every month.

Once a year they make it a tea party. “It is not just an ordinary tea party. It is a wild tea party.”