Akron Art Museum

Akron Art Museum The Akron Art Museum is an art museum in Akron, Ohio, United States.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. It has grown considerably since that time. The new museum was open to the public on July 17, 2007, and hosts visiting shows from national and international collections.CollectionsThe Akron Art Museum features 20000sqft of gallery space dedicated to the display of its collection of art produced since 1850. The museum also hosts visiting shows from national and international collections. 1850–1950Western art created between 1850 and 1950 graces the first floor of the museum’s 1899 Italian Renaissance revival style building. The first two rooms feature examples of turn-of-the-century realism and American impressionism. Two rooms explore modernism and regionalism in northeast Ohio from 1910 through 1950. A final room is dedicated entirely to the work of William Sommer, a northeast Ohio artist. These galleries include paintings by Thomas Wilmer Dewing and Frederick Carl Frieseke.

Operating as usual


1 S High St
Akron, OH

Opening Hours

Thursday 11:00 - 20:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00


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