Free with Purchase of a Membership

Akron Art Museum: Art Since 1850, An Introduction to the Collection beautifully illustrates and discusses one hundred works from the museum's permanent collection.

Free with Purchase of a Membership

FREE with the purchase of a museum membership!

Akron Art Museum: Art Since 1850, An Introduction to the Collection beautifully illustrates and discusses one hundred works from the museum's permanent collection. Written mostly by former Chief Curator Dr. Barbara Tannenbaum, former Director Dr. Mitchell Kahan and former Curator of Exhibitions Dr. Jeffrey Grove, the book also includes essays by sixteen guest authors, who are nationally known experts on the artists about whom they have written.

Request a Print

Want a print of your favorite Akron Art Museum artwork? Visit http://www.requestaprint.net/akronart/ for print on demand options. Call the Shop at 330-376-9186 X280 for more information.

Request a Print

Want a print of your favorite Akron Art Museum artwork? Visit http://www.requestaprint.net/akronart/ for print on demand options. Prints currently available include work by Frederick C. Frieseke, Raphael Gleitsmann, Childe Hassam, William Sommer and more.

Mini Buddha Board

$14.95
The elegantly packaged 5” square Mini Buddha Board incorporates the “magic” painting surface, comes with a brush and folds backward onto its own small easel stand. It is offered in five colors.

Mini Buddha Board

$14.95

The elegantly packaged 5” square Mini Buddha Board incorporates the “magic” painting surface and folds backward onto its own small easel stand. It comes with a brush and ten special-occasion stickers (for birthdays, Christmas, romance, peace, tranquility, joy and more) that can be applied to personalize the cover. Made of thick plastic with a gloss finish, it is offered in five colors.

Buddha Board Original

$35.95
Simply paint on the Buddha Board’s special surface with water; the image darkens and then slowly fades away.

Buddha Board Original

$35.95

The Original Buddha Board is a perfect balance of form and function that is fun to use and looks great. Based on the Zen concept of living in the moment, you simply paint on the board’s special surface with water; the image darkens and then slowly fades away. The Buddha Board gently encourages the user to value the present. Buddha Board will last for years with proper care. It comes with a bamboo brush and “Japanese style” water holder / stand. The board dimensions are 12’ x 9.5’ x ¼”. Allow yourself to “let go” and not to be concerned with each outcome – live for the moment and enjoy!

Pantone Color Mugs

$14.95
Offered in a wide variety of Pantone colors, these functional mugs are the perfect gift for the designer in your life.

Pantone Color Mugs

$14.95

Offered in a wide variety of labeled Pantone colors, these functional mugs are the perfect gift for the designer in your life. Each mug features the name and number allocated to the color as it is under the Pantone Color Matching System, the definitive international reference for selecting, specifying, matching and controlling ink colors.

Pantone Blown Glass Ornament

$14.95
Blown glass Pantone Christmas ornaments are sure to bring an element of upscale design to your holiday décor.

Pantone Blown Glass Ornament

$14.95

Designed by Studio Badini Createam for Pantone Universe, these blown glass Christmas ornaments are sure to bring an element of upscale design to your holiday décor.  Assorted colors available.

Pantone Universe™ is the universal color matching system, used worldwide by every spectrum of design. A single color can be interpreted in many ways and the beauty of Pantoneis that it can accurately identify, match and communicate any color using a standardized format.

Cari Miller's Akron Art Museum Ornament

$12.95
Akron artist Cari Miller's love for the city is evident in her unique, colorful depictions of its iconic symbols.

Cari Miller's Akron Art Museum Ornament

$12.95

Akron artist Cari Miller's love for the city is evident in her unique, colorful depictions of its iconic symbols. Miller's other Akron items, including photographs of the city, as well as her wide-ranging work (many using recycled materials) can be found in her studio and gallery in the Summit Artspace building. For more information, visit SunthingSpecial.com or find her on Facebook.

Fair Trade Ornaments from Pilgrim Imports

$14.95
Fair trade ornaments from Pilgrim Imports are hand-crafted in Thailand.

Fair Trade Ornaments from Pilgrim Imports

$14.95

Fair trade ornaments from Pilgrim Imports are hand-crafted in Thailand. Styles and prices vary.

Solmate Socks

$17.95
Life is too short for matching socks, especially when you can wear these fun and beautiful socks!

Solmate Socks

$17.95

Life is too short for matching socks, especially when you can wear these fun and beautiful socks! These colorful and complex patterns are knit in the USA from recycled cotton at a family owned knitting mill, hand finished and then mismatched with care.

Winding River Reversible Jacket

These super cute jackets from Winding River Clothing are fully reversible and made in the USA.

Winding River Reversible Jacket

These jackets from Winding River Clothing are stylish and comfortable, able to be dressed up or down as you see fit. They're fully reversible too, giving you two haute looks in one for work, travel, or a night on the town. 

All Winding River jackets are made in the USA. Sizes and styles limited.

Aprons from Dsenyo

$19.95
Fair trade bib aprons from Dsenyo are 100% cotton, come in a variety of fun, bright patterns, have a handy pocket in the front and extra long belt straps.

Aprons from Dsenyo

$19.95

Fair trade bib aprons from Dsenyo are 100% cotton, come in a variety of fun, bright patterns, have a handy pocket in the front and extra long belt straps. Aprons are handmade in Malawi by Vipambi Women’s Group.

Crumple Cups by Revol

$14.95
Made in France of porcelain, these cute 6.25oz Crumple Cups by Revol are ovenproof.

Crumple Cups by Revol

$14.95

Made in France of porcelain, these cute 6.25oz Crumple Cups by Revol are oven and microwave proof, dishwasher and freezer safe.

Fruit Loop by Black and Blum

$45.95
Hand-crafted from a single piece of free flowing chromed steel wire, the Fruit Loop Bowl from Black + Blum adds a sculptural element to any table and is ideal for holding fruit.

Fruit Loop by Black and Blum

$45.95

Hand-crafted from a single piece of free flowing chromed steel wire, the Fruit Loop Bowl from Black + Blum adds a sculptural element to any table and is ideal for holding fruit.

This unique fruit bowl allows air to continually circulating around your fruit, keeping it fresher longer.

Fruit Loop is inspired by the Fibonacci curve that is seen throughout nature and looks correct and balanced to the human eye.

- made from chromed steel
- individually boxed
- 14 x 26 x 26cm

Boogie Board

$36.95
The model that started the paperless writing revolution. Boogie Board Original LCD eWriter combines basic functionality with a tough, durable case - great for use as a general purpose memo pad by all ages.

Boogie Board

$36.95

The original Boogie Board LCD eWriter that started a paperless revolution.
An ultra light (4oz.) and thin (1/8") design make this board super portable and easy to use; the LCD components and the Polymer components featured in the Boogie Board use technologies originally developed at Kent State University and The University of Akron. Get one for on the go, for the kids, in the office and around the house.

Art by Davey Devo Rubber Celebriduck

$9.95
Devo “Quack That Whip” Rubber Duck: Limited Edition Celebriduck is designed by Art By Davey and Officially Licensed by Devo.

Art by Davey Devo Rubber Celebriduck

$9.95

Devo “Quack That Whip” Rubber Duck: Limited Edition Celebriduck is designed by Art By Davey and Officially Licensed by Devo.

A is for Akron

$20.95
A is for Akron by Karen Starr and Joanna Wilson is an A to Z guide to the places and things that make Akronites smile.

A is for Akron

$20.95

A is for Akron, writted by locals Karen Starr and Joanna Wilson, is a fun A to Z guide to the places and things that make Akronites smile. From "devil strips" to the Towpath, it is a nostalgic collection of historic places, landmarks and one-of-a-kind things that make Akron the special place we call home. With both text and full-color photos, the book is a reminder of Akron's proud past and a look to its hopeful future. A perfect gift for the Akron native, expat, and visitor alike.

A is for Akron T-Shirt

$14.95
These awesome A is for Akron T-shirts feature incredible graphic design by local designer Dominic Caruso of 1701 Press.

A is for Akron T-Shirt

$14.95

Support local artists. These awesome A is for Akron T-shirts (feature incredible graphic design by local designer Dominic Caruso of 1701 Press. While you’re purchasing your shirt, why not pick up a copy of Karen Starr and Joanna Wilson’s A is for Akron book ($20.95) too?

The Hard Way on Purpose

$15
In The Hard Way on Purpose by Akron resident David Giffels takes us on an insider’s journey through the wreckage and resurgence of America’s Rust Belt.

The Hard Way on Purpose

$15

In The Hard Way on Purpose by David Giffels takes us on an insider’s journey through the wreckage and resurgence of America’s Rust Belt. A native who never knew the good times, yet never abandoned his hometown of Akron, Giffels plumbs the touchstones and idiosyncrasies of a region where industry has fallen, bowling is a legitimate profession, bizarre weather is the norm, rock ’n’ roll is desperate, thrift store culture thrives, and sports is heartbreak. Intelligent, humorous, and warm, Giffels’s linked essays are about coming of age in the Midwest and about the stubborn, optimistic, and resourceful people who prevail there.

Akron Art Museum Logo T

$14.95
how your support for the Akron Art Museum with this Logo T.

Akron Art Museum Logo T

$14.95

Show your support for the Akron Art Museum with this Logo T.

Nuit De Noel Note Cards

$19.95
From the MoMa product collection, these cards feature Nuit De Noel by Henri Matisse.

Nuit De Noel Note Cards

$19.95

From the MoMa product collection by Design Ideas, these cards feature Nuit De Noel by Henri Matisse. Box of 8 note cards with inside message, “Merry Christmas” comes with blue envelopes.

Faceted Baubles Note Card

$19.95
From the MoMa product collection, these cards feature a Faceted Baubles design by Peagreen.

Faceted Baubles Note Card

$19.95

From the MoMa product collection by Design Ideas, these cards feature a Faceted Baubles design by Peagreen. Box of 8 note cards with inside message, “Festive Wishes” comes with silver envelopes.

Retro Tree Note Card

$17.95
From the MoMa product collection, these cards feature a Retro Tree design by John McDonald.

Retro Tree Note Card

$17.95

From the MoMa product collection by Design Ideas, these cards feature a Retro Tree design by John McDonald. Box of 8 note cards white envelopes.

Foxy Mountain Note Card

$19.95
From the MoMa product collection, these cards feature a Foxy Mountain design by Peagreen.

Foxy Mountain Note Card

$19.95

From the MoMa product collection by Design Ideas,  these cards feature a Foxy Mountain design by Peagreen. Box of 8 note cards with inside message, “Season’s Greetings” comes with white envelopes.

Twirling Ornament Note Card

$17.95
From the MoMa product collection, these cards feature a Twirling Ornament design by Ingrid Siliakus.

Twirling Ornament Note Card

$17.95

From the MoMa product collection by Design Ideas, these cards feature a Twirling Ornament design by Ingrid Siliakus. Box of 8 note cards with inside message, “Merry Christmas / Happy New Year” comes with green envelopes.

ShapeScapes Sculpture in a Box

$34.95
Created by Los Angeles sculptor Peter Mayor, ShapeScapes stimulates innovative play and increases children's spatial skills and color awareness. ShapeScapes sculpture in a box contains 96 colorful pieces in whimsical shapes.

ShapeScapes Sculpture in a Box

$34.95

Created by Los Angeles sculptor Peter Mayor, this beautifully simple toy has been designed to stimulate innovative play and increase children's spatial skills and color awareness. Each set of ShapeScapes contains 96 colorful pieces in whimsical shapes. Whatever you create can be displayed as a sculpture or taken apart to create your next masterpiece.

Creativity Set by ZoLO

$24.95
ZoLO creativity sets are open-ended construction sets designed to cultivate creativity. ZoLO is everything imaginable and it all works together as one! Each creativity set contains 25 pieces and is suitable for ages 5 and up.

Creativity Set by ZoLO

$24.95

ZoLO creativity sets are open-ended construction sets designed to cultivate creativity. Squiggly wiggly, knobby blobby, square and round, plain and spotty, ZoLO is everything imaginable and it all works together as one! Each creativity set contains 25 pieces and is suitable for ages 5 and up. Combine sets and exponentially grow creativity!

Twig from Fat Brain Toys

$49.95
Precision wooden shapes and vibrant colors meet in modern building blocks. Limitless combinations are ideal for open-ended play. Each Twig set contains 72 pieces and is suitable for ages 3 and up.

Twig from Fat Brain Toys

$49.95

Precision wooden shapes and vibrant colors meet in modern building blocks. Natural wood is carved with care and colored with brilliance. Light plays its way through the windows of Twig - illuminating lines, contours, space, and arrangement. Open your mind and imagination to new exercises in visual spatial development. Each Twig set contains 72 pieces and is suitable for ages 3 and up.

Cuff by Sally Hobbib Rumman

$50
Ohio-based artist Sally Hobbib Rumman fuses modern laser technology with motifs from global art history in her line of acrylic cuffs laser-engraved on the interior.

Cuff by Sally Hobbib Rumman

$50

Ohio-based artist Sally Hobbib Rumman fuses modern laser technology with motifs from global art history in her line of acrylic cuffs laser-engraved on the interior.

Bauhaus Primaries #3 Earrings by David Howell

$29.95
These earrings are inspired by Bauhaus and color theory.

Bauhaus Primaries #3 Earrings by David Howell

$29.95

In their first year, Bauhaus students learned the basic principles of color theory. In one lesson, they played with primary and secondary colors to understand their power and relativity, a dialectic reflected in these colorful earrings. It should be noted that Josef Albers took these same principles and created an iconic series of paintings that deeply influenced modern art.

Finish: Solid brass, electro-plated with non-tarnishing silver finish, giclee print, ear wires are hypo-allergenic

Dimensions: Hangs approx. 1.75"

Pop Art Earrings by David Howell

$29.95
These earrings pay homage to comics and Pop Art.

Pop Art Earrings by David Howell

$29.95

The 20th Century saw the evolution of a new art form in America: comics. It was distinguished by a graphic sensibility that relied on bold images and strong typefaces to punctuate the story line. In the 1970’s, this art form was re-examined and given an ironic twist in Pop Art. These earrings pay homage to both.

Finish: Solid brass, electro-plated with hematite, giclee print, ear wires are plated hematite

Dimensions: Hangs approx. 1.50"

Kantha Bead Long Necklace from World Finds

$24.95
Handmade by women artisans in India, this fair trade necklace from World Finds features Kantha covered wooden beads strung along a 61” strand.

Kantha Bead Long Necklace from World Finds

$24.95

Handmade by women artisans in India, this fair trade necklace from World Finds features Kantha covered wooden beads strung along a 61” strand. This versatile piece can be worn either as a necklace or a layered bracelet. Pair it with one or more Kantha Strand Layering Necklaces for extra Wow!

Kantha Bead Ring from World Finds

$12.95
Colorful, repurposed Kantha textile scraps are turned into bright one-of-a-kind fair trade rings.

Kantha Bead Ring from World Finds

$12.95

Colorful, repurposed Kantha textile scraps are turned into bright one-of-a-kind fair trade rings. Handmade by women artisans in India, each ring measures approximately 1 ¼” in diameter, with adjustable brass backing.

Spruce Jewelry

$54
Spruce Jewelry is handmade with limited-edition Czech glass and semi-precious gemstones.

Spruce Jewelry

$54

Custom crafted in Texas by Kat Marhefka with limited-edition Czech glass and semi-precious gemstones, Spruce’s whimsical jewelry is sure to impart an organic confidence unto your day.  Styles and colors vary.

Batucada Necklace

$46
Batucada jewelry uses natural-feeling ‘eco-plastic’ material to achieve a lace-like effect when worn. Based in Paris, Batucada designers were inspired by Brazilian beach culture (“batucada” is a style of samba).

Batucada Necklace

$46

Batucada jewelry uses natural-feeling ‘eco-plastic’ material to achieve a lace-like effect when worn. Batucada jewelry hugs your skin, shaping and moving with you. Batucada is waterproof and sweatproof making the jewels perfect for everyday, sports, the beach and nights out. Based in Paris, Batucada designers were inspired by Brazilian beach culture (“batucada” is a style of samba).  Styles and colors vary.

Kantha Bead Cluster Earrings from World Finds

$14.95
These fair trade cluster earrings from World Finds are created from a combination of Kantha covered beads and filigree brass beads.

Kantha Bead Cluster Earrings from World Finds

$14.95

These fair trade cluster earrings from World Finds are created from a combination of Kantha covered beads and filigree brass beads. Handmade from repurposed Kantha by women artisans in India, these earrings measure 1 ¾” long with hinged easel-backs.

Ron Hinkle Glass Kiss

$7.95
A Ron Hinkle Glass Kiss Me Kiss is a lovely way to tell someone how very special they are to you. This adorable piece of art glass will brighten any décor.

Ron Hinkle Glass Kiss

$7.95

A Ron Hinkle Glass Kiss Me Kiss is a lovely way to tell someone how very special they are to you. This adorable piece of art glass will brighten any décor.

Adam the Doodles Man

$24.95
Handmade of stainless steel wire with aluminum rivets, Adam the Doodles Man from Design Ideas has ingenious joints that enable him to strike almost any pose.

Adam the Doodles Man

$24.95

 Handmade of stainless steel wire with aluminum rivets, Adam the Doodles Man's ingenious joints enable him to strike almost any pose. He never rusts, never rests, never eats, never sleeps. He will dance, he will climb, he will sit quietly and listen with a sympathetic ear. He will hold work items or reminder notes. Adam the doodles Man stands on his own two feet or sits comfortably on a shelf, a table edge, a stack of books or papers. Adam the Doodles Man will be your best pal - always there when you need him.

Mini Wood Manikin

$3.95
Mini wood manikin, measuring 5” high, is perfect for drawing, decoration or quirky companionship.

Mini Wood Manikin

$3.95

Mini wood manikin, measuring 5” high, is perfect for drawing, decoration or quirky companionship.

Mighty Morphs by Schleeh Design

$19.95
One-of-a-kind Mighty Morphs are original works of art that you can morph to indescribable levels of cool. Hand made in Canada with 100% recycled paper, water based color, 3"x5"x5" high, 1000 sheets of paper.

Mighty Morphs by Schleeh Design

$19.95

One-of-a-kind Mighty Morphs are original works of art that you can morph to indescribable levels of cool. Hand made in Canada with 100% recycled paper, water based color, 3"x5"x5" high, 1000 sheets of paper.

Squigz from Fat Brain Toys

$24.95
Apply pressure to two Squigz. Air rushes out and the fun rushes in! Squigz connect to each other and to any solid, non-porous surface. They flex. They stick. They suck people into creativity.

Squigz from Fat Brain Toys

$24.95

Apply pressure to two Squigz. Air rushes out and the fun rushes in! Squigz connect to each other and to any solid, non-porous surface. They flex. They stick. They suck people into creativity.

Perpetual Puzzle Calendar from Made By Humans

$12.95
The Perpetual Puzzle Calendar allows you to know what day it is without ever having to buy another calendar.

Perpetual Puzzle Calendar from Made By Humans

$12.95

Never know what day it is? Sick of buying a new calendar every year? Sure, you might miss those puppies, but the Perpetual Puzzle Calendar allows you to know what day it is without ever having to buy another calendar.

Pop Arty

$32.95
Pop-Arty beads combine to make one-of-a-kind accessories.

Pop Arty

$32.95

Pop-Arty beads combine to make one-of-a-kind accessories.

Tell Tale Fairy Tales from Blue Orange

$10.95
60 double-sided cards feature a variety of settings, characters and objects to inspire original tales. Tell Tale is suitable for 1 to 8 players ages 5 to adult. Package includes guidelines for four game variations.

Tell Tale Fairy Tales from Blue Orange

$10.95

If a picture is worth a thousand words, imagine the possibilities with 120 inspiring images! 60 double-sided cards feature a variety of settings, characters and objects to inspire players’ original tales. Tell Tale is suitable for 1 to 8 players ages 5 to adult. Package includes guidelines for four game variations. Whether engaged in a friendly contest or creating a story together, you will love the way Tell Tale lets your imagination shine.

The Dot

$14
With a simple, witty story and free-spirited illustrations, Peter H. Reynolds entices even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark - and follow where it takes us.

The Dot

$14

With a simple, witty story and free-spirited illustrations, The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds entices even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark - and follow where it takes us.

Kaleidoscope Kits

$12.95
Handcrafted in the USA, these kits by Gemini Kaleidoscope allow you to make and customize your very own kaleidoscope! Using the different objects enclosed in each kit gives you a wide variety of options and endless hours of fun.

Kaleidoscope Kits

$12.95

Handcrafted in the USA, these kits by Gemini Kaleidoscope allow you to make and customize your very own kaleidoscope! Using the different objects enclosed in each kit gives you a wide variety of options and endless hours of fun. 

Akron Art Museum Logo Rainbow Pencils

$2.50
These fun souvenir pencils write in a swirl of several colors at once.

Akron Art Museum Logo Rainbow Pencils

$2.50

These fun souvenir pencils write in a swirl of several colors at once.

Make Your Own Monster Puppet

$24.95
Make Your Own Monster Puppet from Melissa and Doug contains an assortment of weird and wacky eyes, ears, antennae and more that Velcro onto the blank puppet.

Make Your Own Monster Puppet

$24.95

Make Your Own Monster Puppet from Melissa and Doug contains an assortment of weird and wacky eyes, ears, antennae and more that Velcro onto the blank puppet.

Half Pint Creamer from Fred and Friends

$16.95
Half Pint is a simple, elegant and whimsical glass creamer.

Half Pint Creamer from Fred and Friends

$16.95

Got cream? Half Pint is an artfully blown and molded glass creamer that captures the comforting familiarity of a mini milk carton from the school cafeteria. Simple, elegant, whimsical - it's a gem de la crème.

XL Beer Glass from Decor Craft International

$12.95
The ultimate beer mug party supply is right here... this super-size beer glass from Décor Craft International holds a whopping 60 oz. This glass makes a fun novelty gift, great tip jar, or accessory for beer themed gift baskets.

XL Beer Glass from Decor Craft International

$12.95

The ultimate beer mug party supply is right here... this super-size beer glass from Décor Craft International holds a whopping 60 oz. This glass makes a fun novelty gift, great tip jar, or accessory for beer themed gift baskets.

Skin and Bones

$29.95
This catalogue, published by the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, accompanies the exhibition Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing.

Skin and Bones

$29.95

This catalogue, published by the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, accompanies the exhibition Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing.

Tony Feher Catalogue

$25
This comprehensive book reproduces Tony Feher’s many sculptures, site-specific installations and two-dimensional works and includes major new texts on Feher’s practice from Blaffer Director Claudia Schmuckli and curator Russell Ferguson. A limited number of signed copies are available.

Tony Feher Catalogue

$25

Bottles aligned on shelves or suspended in the air, jars of marbles and dye-filled tubes: form, substance and structure emerge from deceptively humble means in the sculpture of Tony Feher. His work uses gravity, light and repetition to isolate and animate everyday objects, creating a sculptural territory that Feher can rightfully claim as entirely his own. This comprehensive book reproduces his many sculptures, site-specific installations and two-dimensional works and includes major new texts on Feher’s practice from Blaffer Art Museum Director Claudia Schmuckli, and Hammer Museum curator and writer Russell Ferguson.

It's Lonely in the Modern World: The Essential Guide to Form Function and Ennui

$19.95
Featuring detailed illustrations, beautifully staged photos, and helpful charts, It’s Lonely in the Modern World, by Molly Jane Quinn, is a perfect manual for aspiring modernists, those who love them, and, of course, those who love to hate them.

It's Lonely in the Modern World: The Essential Guide to Form Function and Ennui

$19.95

Featuring detailed illustrations, beautifully staged photos, and helpful charts, It’s Lonely in the Modern World, by Molly Jane Quinn and illustrated by Jenna Talbot, is a perfect manual for aspiring modernists, those who love them, and, of course, those who love to hate them.

But is it Art?

$14.95
But Is It Art? by Cynthia Freeland Explains why innovation and controversy are so highly valued in art, explores the still-emerging worlds of art on the web, video art, art museum CD-ROMS, and much more.

But is it Art?

$14.95

But Is It Art? by Cynthia Freeland Explains why innovation and controversy are so highly valued in art, explores the still-emerging worlds of art on the web, video art, art museum CD-ROMS, and much more.

O. Winston Link: Life Along The Line

$40
Including a collection of more than 180 of Link’s most famous works and rare images that have never before been published, O. Winston Link: Life Along the Line by Tony Reevy offers a moving account of the people and communities surrounding the last steam railroad.

O. Winston Link: Life Along The Line

$40

O. Winston Link photographed the Norfolk and Western, the last major steam railroad in the United States, when it was converting its operations from steam to diesel in the 1950s. Link’s N&W project captured the industry at a moment of transition, before the triumph of the automobile and the airplane that ended an era of passenger rail service. His work also revealed a small-town way of life that was about to experience seismic shifts and, in many cases, vanish completely.

Including a collection of more than 180 of Link’s most famous works and rare images that have never before been published, O. Winston Link: Life Along the Line by Tony Reevy offers a moving account of the people and communities surrounding the last steam railroad.

The book includes a cd of Link's recordings of the railroad.

The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover by Paul Yule

$29.95
The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover reveals a bizarre tale of deceit, lies, lust and greed, one involving the adultery of Link's much younger wife and business manager, Conchita, and her imprisonment for embezzling his wealth and stealing more than a thousand of his original prints.

The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover by Paul Yule

$29.95

The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover reveals a bizarre tale of deceit, lies, lust and greed, one involving the adultery of Link's much younger wife and business manager, Conchita, and her imprisonment for embezzling his wealth and stealing more than a thousand of his original prints. In addition to many of Link's best-known photographic images, the film features interviews with O. Winston Link, his former wife, Conchita, her lover Edward Hayes, Link's younger brother, his son, photo dealers, the Link Museum director, and attorneys involved in the criminal prosecution. Ambiguities and uncertainties abound, however, as we hear the conflicting but seemingly credible accounts of the protagonists. Was this a case of a younger wife who cheated, sexually and financially, on her old, sick husband or that of a scorned wife who was disinherited by a vengeful and physically abusive husband?

The Last Folk Hero

$26.95
In The Last Folk Hero by Andrew Dietz, the lives and works of blue-collar, African American artists Thornton Dial and Lonnie Holley are documented in this true story of outsider art, ego, exploitation, and race.

The Last Folk Hero

$26.95

In The Last Folk Hero by Andrew Dietz, the lives and works of blue-collar, African American artists Thornton Dial and Lonnie Holley are documented in this true story of outsider art, ego, exploitation and race. The distinction between hero and villain evaporate amid the twisted motivations of the art market.

Mardi Gras Necklace from Glass!Wear by Prosperity

$48
This spectacular one-of-a-kind design, made of at least 15 hand placed pieces of glass is an abstract gem. It is truly a work of art, filled with shine and color. Pendant measures 1 3/4" x 1 5/8" and comes on a black rubber cord with lobster claw clasp.

Mardi Gras Necklace from Glass!Wear by Prosperity

$48

Created by Laura Bosse, Cat Zurchin and the talented artists at Prosperity Studio in Cleveland, Ohio, Glass!Wear is finer, thinner and more delicate than typical glass jewelry because it uses just a few layers of dichroic glass. The brilliant optical properties of dichroic glass are the result of micro-layers of metal oxides fired right into the glass. Each piece is tack-fused to retain its original geometric form, creating a versatile look that's bursting with color.

This spectacular one-of-a-kind design, made of at least 15 hand placed pieces of glass is an abstract gem. It is truly a work of art, filled with shine and color. Pendant measures 1 3/4" x 1 5/8" and comes on a black rubber cord with lobster claw clasp.

Bird Earrings by Kristen Clifffel

$40
These sweet bird earrings created by Ohio artist Kristen Cliffel are made of ceramic and painted in shiny vibrant colors.

Bird Earrings by Kristen Clifffel

$40

These sweet bird earrings created by Ohio artist Kristen Cliffel are made of ceramic and painted in shiny vibrant colors.

Cliffel’s work is in many public and private collections, Cleveland area hospitals and represented in the Akron Art Museum’s collection.

LIVE CREATIVE Sticker

$2.95
This vinyl sticker fits perfectly on a car bumper, guitar case or notebook. Where will you LIVE CREATIVE?

LIVE CREATIVE Sticker

$2.95

This vinyl sticker fits perfectly on a car bumper, guitar case or notebook.  Where will you LIVE CREATIVE?

Diana Al-Hadid Signed Catalogue

$45
Diana Al-Hadid is known for her gravity-defying works built from layers of gypsum, steel, cardboard, wax and paint, that integrate references to Western European and Islamic mythology.

Diana Al-Hadid Signed Catalogue

$45

Diana Al-Hadid is known for her gravity-defying works built from layers of gypsum, steel, cardboard, wax and paint, that integrate references to Western European and Islamic mythology. Al-Hadid's haunting, architecturally inspired sculptures and drawings have been shown in numerous international exhibitions. By presenting her large-scale sculptures, drawings and bronzes together for the first time, this publication highlights the innovative methods through which Al-Hadid recovers influential visual histories and advances them into contemporary times.

The Way Things Go

$19.95
A film by renowned Swiss artists Peter Fischli & David Weiss, that chronicles the lifespan of their most famous kinetic sculpture as it amazingly self-destructs.

The Way Things Go

$19.95

A film by renowned Swiss artists Peter Fischli & David Weiss, that chronicles the lifespan of their most famous kinetic sculpture as it amazingly self-destructs.

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: American Visionary - paperback

$65
For the last 22 years of his life, Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925-72) made pictures that were mysterious, frightening, and imbued with literary and philosophical allusions.

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: American Visionary - paperback

$65

For the last 22 years of his life, Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925-72) made pictures that were uniquely photographic and unmanipulated except for his fondness for the directorial mode: props, masks, and posing. These images are mysterious, frightening, and imbued with literary and philosophical allusions.

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: American Visionary - hardback

$125
For the last 22 years of his life, Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925-72) made pictures that were uniquely photographic and unmanipulated except for his fondness for the directorial mode: props, masks, and posing. These images are mysterious, frightening, and imbued with literary and philosophical allusions.

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: American Visionary - hardback

$125

For the last 22 years of his life, Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925-72) made pictures that were uniquely photographic and unmanipulated except for his fondness for the directorial mode: props, masks, and posing. These unique images, all made in Kentucky, are mysterious, frightening, and imbued with literary and philosophical allusions. Akron Art Museum former curator Barbara Tannenbaum analyzes the thematic periods in his work, while David L. Jacobs discusses Meatyard's working methods and critical reception.

The Art of I Love You

$12.95
The Art of I Love You is brimming with hip contemporary art celebrating matters of the heart. Featuring contributions by such beloved artists as Gemma Correll, Julia Rothman, Rifle Paper Co., and many more, this showcase of creative talent will tug at the heartstrings and delight the eyes.

The Art of I Love You

$12.95

The Art of I Love You is brimming with hip contemporary art celebrating matters of the heart. Featuring contributions by such beloved artists as Gemma Correll, Julia Rothman, Rifle Paper Co., and many more, this showcase of creative talent will tug at the heartstrings and delight the eyes. Chock-full of page after page of inventive ways to say “I Love You,” this little treasure will win the heart of any art lover and the heart of that special someone.

The Edwin C. Shaw Collection

$29.95
This beautiful catalogue features images of works by artists such as William Merritt Chase, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Frederick C. Frieseke, Frederick Childe Hassam, Willard L. Metcalf, John Twachtman and Julian Alden Weir, and others.

The Edwin C. Shaw Collection

$29.95

This beautiful catalogue, compiled by William Robinson and with essays by Carolyn Kinder Carr and Margot Jackson, features images and the stories of works donated by Akron philanthropist Edwin C. Shaw. Gifted to the Akron Art Institute, which would later become this museum, his collection of early American works includes works by artists such as William Merritt Chase, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Frederick C. Frieseke, Frederick Childe Hassam, Willard L. Metcalf, John Twachtman and Julian Alden Weir, and others.

Ray Turner: Population

$49.95
The 164-page full-color catalogue Ray Turner: Population, published for the Akron Art Museum, features all 24 portraits of Akron residents in addition to other recent portraits from the Population series.

Ray Turner: Population

$49.95

The 164-page full-color catalogue Ray Turner: Population, published for the Akron Art Museum, features all 24 portraits of Akron residents in addition to other recent portraits from the Population series. A foreword by Akron Art Museum Director Emeritus Mitchell Kahan introduces the series with additional essays by art critic Peter Frank and Susan Warner, Deputy Director of the Tacoma Museum of Glass.

Get Off of My Cloud

$54
Coop Himmelb(l)au was founded in 1968 in Vienna, Austria, by Wolf D. Prix and Helmut Swiczinsky, and has been working steadily since in the fields of architecture, urbanism, design and art. Get Off of My Cloud brings together a representative selection of their writings: plans, aphorisms, interviews, statements, critiques, speeches and lectures.

Get Off of My Cloud

$54

Coop Himmelb(l)au, the architectural firm responsible for the Akron Art Museum's 2007 expansion, was founded in 1968 in Vienna, Austria, by Wolf D. Prix and Helmut Swiczinsky, and has been working steadily since in the fields of architecture, urbanism, design and art. Get Off of My Cloud, edited by Marina Kandeler-Fritsch and Thomas Kramer, brings together a representative selection of their writings and other texts: plans, aphorisms, interviews, statements, critiques, speeches and lectures. The collection offers unequaled insights into the theoretical and artistic content of Coop Himmelb(l)au's extensive oeuvre.

Women at an Exhibition CD

$1
Commissioned by the Akron Art Museum to celebrate its collection, Women at an Exhibition by composer Randall Woolf blends traditional symphonic orchestration with electronically sampled sounds of women singing in various musical styles.

Women at an Exhibition CD

$1

Commissioned by the Akron Art Museum to celebrate its collection, Women at an Exhibition by composer Randall Woolf blends traditional symphonic orchestration with electronically sampled sounds of women singing in musical styles ranging from country and western, gospel, new wave rock, blues and renaissance madrigals. Woolf's piece had its world premiere in 2004 in a live performance by the Akron Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Ya-Hui Wang with support from Continental Harmony, which links communities with composers through the creation of original musical works.