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Akron Art Museum, Akron
(4/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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.

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.
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  • There is on section with decent older paintings and some photographs, the rest of the exhibits are laughable. It seems like they were about to open the museum and they had nothing to show and they wen...  more »
  • the bldg is beautiful and they always have great shows as well as entertainment.......they just opened an outdoor space that someone donated either 5 or 10 MILLION $$ for....its mainly a zigzag sidewa...  more »
  • On select Thursdays during the summer, this place offers a free music concert right outside the building in a newly renovated “park” area. It is exceptional. The added lure is that you can also go ear...  more »
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  • The lead docent - Gina was Amazing! If you take a guided tour they will use several props to draw you further into the experience! Definitely check out often to see some amazing Ohio artists and many incredible works from deeply talented artists that regularly contribute from all across the nation! Right now Thursdays are free, but if you can't make it on a Thursday the experience will still be well worth it!
  • It's a really great museum with lots of exhibits that rotate frequently! The building is designed beautifully and the staff is so amazing! They are all beyond nice and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. Also, they have tons of amenities that make the experience all the more great such as a cafe, a store, a library, and behind the cafe they have an area where you can use locker (very spacious lockers, I might add) for 50 cents. Also, they allow fee admissions on Thursdays which is great for me as I am a student at the university and I can walk there to enjoy all of the beautiful art. Beyond the museum itself, it hosts really amazing events that highlight a lot of fair trade items as well as local artists and makers. In short, I simply can not rave enough about this museum. I HIGHLY recommenced that anyone of any gee go to this museum.
  • A great museum for contemporary art and cool events. They always have something interesting. Good food and coffee in the cafe too.
  • First time there and very impressed with the wide variety of media and selection of artists. Glad to see a lot of support for local artists. Free on Thursdays so check it out!
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