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Akron Art Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great activity, but go on Free Thursdays!

My husband and I recently visited this museum on free Thursday. We are so glad we visited on their... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chops1971
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Columbus, Ohio
Worth a visit, perhaps not a detour

Perhaps the biggest problem for the Akron Art Museum is that it is so close to the world class... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2018
Zzardvark
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All reviews free admission across the street permanent collection is glass exhibit andy warhol floor space free thursday on display three story architectural design beautiful building definitely worth the trip taking place gift shop easy parking galleries photographs
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I recently visited this museum on free Thursday. We are so glad we visited on their free day. The building itself is quite beautiful, but the art was not to our liking. It was very modern art....the kind that makes you think...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

Give this small museum a chance. You should not be disappointed. There is enough content to equip visitors with the equivalence of a college level of knowledge about many aspects of modern or contemporary art especially if they return for a second, third or a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

You MUST like modern art to appreciate and enjoy what they have. Including the time to circle inside the parking garage, walk from the parking garage across the street, use the restroom, ask for a museum map (there isn't one), tour the museum, and reverse...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank JanWill
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Go here on Thursday as it is free admission. Located downtown it is tough to find parking. Mot o the Art was newer and more modern works, Tough call if it would be worth going if you had to pay reg. price.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Perhaps the biggest problem for the Akron Art Museum is that it is so close to the world class Cleveland Museum. That said, it’s a surprisingly nice institution and if you’re visiting the area for the Front at festival, it’s definitely worth the trip. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

As an art enthusiast in general, I throughly enjoy all types of art, from scriptures to paintings, and in all mediums. As you enter the museum, you’ll see a three-story glass lobby that serves as the public entry with an amazing focal visual entrance. If...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank TemplateLV
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Much smaller than Cleveland’s art museum, but still worth a visit to slake one’s artlust and curiosity. The focus of the permanent collection is on American, not international, art. There are good temporary exhibits, so one can profit from going a few times a year...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

I have toured this museum in the past on field trip with students..nothing inspirational and some I personally don't think a table painted purple and placed upside down is art.. this is just my opinion and I admit modern art doesn't appeal to me. If...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Marsha F
Reviewed June 29, 2018

Half of the museum was closed as they were reading a new exhibit. The exhibits on display were good but very limited in number on the walls. Enjoyed seeing how the older building was renovated and the new part added.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

We drove all the way to the museum, found great FREE parking right across the street in a covered garage, only to walk across the street, in a light rain, to find out the museum was CLOSED! Why? For a PRIVATE function! Really? On a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Freddie F
December 4, 2018|
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For the total museum size and the framework of its collection the book store can be and often is for many visitors a curiosity and so these visitors might find that a visit there is a good reason to return to the museum and... More
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It should take about two hours or so. They have a nice cafe, so you might want to add more time for a snack.
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