The Akron Art Museum is an art museum in Akron, Ohio, United States.Make Akron Art Museum part of your personalized Akron itinerary using our Akron road trip planning website.
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.
Akron Art Museum reviews
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’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!
Plan your trip to Akron
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Akron
Side trips from Akron
Hidden gems in Akron
Nearby attractions in Akron
Historic Sites in Akron
Parks in Akron
Trips to Akron Art Museum by other users
20 days in United States BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS Pittsburgh Philadelphia New Haven 60 days in Akron BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA Akron 29 days in Akron BY A USER FROM BRAZIL Canal Exploration Center Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park Acacia Reservation 4 days in Akron BY A USER FROM INDIA Kalahari Waterparks Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm 28 days in Akron BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Beaver Marsh F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm Dr. Bob's Home 60 days in Northeast Ohio BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Mansfield Canton Youngstown