All types of support are vital in helping the museum present inspirational exhibitions, acquire superb works of art and offer meaningful education programs for everyone who visits.
We are grateful for the support of so many individuals, corporations and foundations that have helped fund touring exhibitions and those who have helped expand the collection, enabling visitors to see new perspectives for the past 90 years.
The museum’s collection of modern and contemporary art (from 1850) has historically grown largely through generous donations. If you are interested in presenting artwork for consideration, please mail or email images of the work along with information including the artist, title, date, medium and dimensions. If you do not know this information, it would be helpful to research the artwork or pursue an appraisal before offering it to the museum.
Very rarely will the museum purchase artwork from private individuals, as our acquisition funds are limited and often designated well in advance.
Please understand that any addition to the collection must be approved by our Accessions Committee and Board of Trustees, a process that takes as long as six months to a year.
Email curatorial@AkronArtMuseum.org with inquiries about donating art.
You may also mail materials to:
Yearly support made any time or during our yearly campaign from our members and friends is critical for the general operations of the museum. Annual gifts made at any time or during our yearly campaign are a wonderful way to support programs that are meaningful to you.
Tribute & Memorial Gifts
Tributes and Memorial Gifts can be made in honor of a friend, family member or business associate. The honored individual or family will receive an acknowledgement that a gift has been made.
The Masterpiece Society recognizes those who have informed the museum of their intention to include us in their estate plans. For many donors, remembering the museum in their will with a bequest is the most realistic and direct way of making a significant gift to the museum. Bequests reduce the size of the taxable portion of your estate and tax liability. Some common types of bequests include:
To ensure that your exact intentions are carried out, we encourage you to consult with your financial or legal advisor for specific advice regarding your estate.
A number of area businesses and foundations support the Akron Art Museum enriching the cultural life of our region through their dedication to philanthropy. Below is a current roster of our key supporters.