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.
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First time to the Akron museum of art. We got in for free due to it being a blue star museum. It’s mainly contemporary art. There are no classic pieces. The galleries rotate and right now they some..... more
First time to the Akron museum of art. We got in for free due to it being a blue star museum. It’s mainly contemporary art. There are no classic pieces. The galleries rotate and right now they some..... more »
A small collection with a few very nice pieces. This doesn’t take very long. Parking deck is convenient.
A small collection with a few very nice pieces. This doesn’t take very long. Parking deck is convenient. more »
The educational tours are always so well organized and informative. Tuesday morning we had the whole museum to ourselves as we enjoyed the art and inspirational architecture. Thank you Sloan and the museum Docents who do such a professional job with our high school students! Coventry High School loves Akron's 💎 Gem! And we are so fortunate for it to be a short bus trip away! Thank you!
An architectural gem in Downtown Akron. Great local Art Museum with world-class exhibits. Always something new to see. Family Friendly with a Kid Zone and an "Art Bar" where you can create on your own. A host of outdoor events in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden / green space make it a great destination throughout the year. Easy parking in the Akron-Summit County Public Library deck across the street.
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