The Akron Art Museum, dedicated to enriching lives through modern and contemporary art, showcases regional, national and international art created since 1850. The museum’s collection is presented in a spectacular facility designed by Viennese architectural firm Coop Himmelb(l)au and includes over 5,000 works of art, with a strong focus on contemporary painting, sculpture and photography. Nearly a dozen exhibitions each year present prominent artists in various media including painting, sculpture, photography, video, design and glass.Make Akron Art Museum part of your personalized Akron itinerary using our Akron road trip planning website .
In addition to its ever-changing collection and exhibitions, the museum offers many opportunities to live creative through programs that include films and video, lectures, workshops, tours, concerts, and public art projects.
Akron Art Museum Reviews
For those of us who read about art in the New York Times this museum is a place to visit. If you want a chance to widen your vantage point on contemporary art by getting a firm intellectual handle on ... more »
This is a small, well spaced museum in Akron with a nice blend of contemporary and modern and some abstract art pieces. They also have special exhibits, including one on fairy tales while I visited. V... more »
The artwork in this place is incredible!! The staff are super friendly but there’s 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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