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Akron Art Museum, Akron

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4/5 based on 100+ 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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  • 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...  read more »
  • After being used to the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Akron Art Museum is considerably smaller. That said, it's a wonderful modern art museum! Admission is free on Thursdays, with extended hours. Every...  read more »
  • This is a nicely laid out modern art museum with some very key artists (Warhol, Rothko, etc.). While other art museums often get unnecessarily pedantic, the pleasantly brief descriptions of the art wo...  read more »
  • 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.
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  • I have attended private events as well as gone on a normal day. The Akron art museum never disappoints. The people are helpful and the art is always changing. It's small which I like. Cute gift shop too.
  • Upscale art gallery with nice rotating exhibits. The "new" part of the building is very interesting, and they've made good use of the original building as well.
  • Free on Thursdays. Very good exhibits and cafe
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