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Akron Art Museum, Akron

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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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  • Still, the place is well organized and houses displays that rotate in and out, so it's always fresh. There is a parking deck across the street, bring cash. Thursday's are free at the museum, but the d...  more »
  • They have spent a lot of money on stuff you can find anywhere else. Trying to be a miniature Cleveland Museum is a big mistake. They have sacrificed a unique opportunity to have a museum featuring the...  more »
  • interesting shows and parking behind museum. what the museum lacks in space..it makes up for with displays  more »
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  • Great exhibits and an awesome building. They do a lot of great work for the community, and it's an affordable activity that gets you out in downtown. I was very impressed by the collections here, and have been several times. Check out their website to see what exhibits are in, because they change pretty frequently.
  • An incredible Museum with an interesting variety of Art It is an incredibly kid friendly museum with many Hands-On opportunities. The programming for children in art classes are out of this world. Thank you Akron Art Museum!
  • Art looks very cool n i saw some art that can open my mind even more
  • 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!
  • A great experience and the Hi Fructose exhibition was worth the admission. Nice little souvenir shop and well.

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