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Akron Art Museum, Akron

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The Akron Art Museum is an art museum in Akron, Ohio, United States.

The museum first opened on February 1, 1922, as the Akron Art Institute. It was located in two borrowed rooms in the basement of the public library. The Institute offered classes in arts appreciation which were organized by Edwin Coupland Shaw and his wife Jennifer Bond Shaw. Its first permanent home was the Akron Public Library, a Carnegie library building, from 1948 to 1981. It has grown considerably since 1922. The new museum was open to the public on July 17, 2007, and hosts visiting shows from national and international collections.

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  • I picked this museum to visit, since I was going to be in Akron for 2 days. I was Not disappointed. This is a very nice, well organized museum. I was expecting a larger museum, BUT my husband and I...  more »
  • Beautiful glass exhibit. Small museum with a few rooms of traditional and modern art. Special exhibit on video games and artists that really seemed popular with the large crowd of high school...  more »
  • The artwork in this place is incredible!! The staff are super friendly but there‚Äôs not much there. We were expecting to be there for several hrs but it only took a little over an hour to go through.
  • Our Cub Scout pack was in for a visit tonight. Really cool place! The scouts loved it! A HUGE thank you to Evan! He was so nice and the only staff member to interact with the scouts! He really captured their attention and was so great with them!

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