November 27, 2018

Be a Member, Give a Membership Away

Is there someone in your life whose year you'd like to fill with art? Beginning November 27, 2018, the museum is launching #GivingBackAgain, which will offer you, a current museum member, the opportunity to give one free, year-long gift membership to the person of your choosing. All you have to do is tell us who you want to receive the gift of membership in the Akron Art Museum.

Why #GivingBackAgain?

The Akron Art Museum is building on the success of #GivingBackTuesday 2017, when the museum flipped the script on Giving Tuesday, a day of financially supporting nonprofits, by stepping forward with its own bold initiative of generosity and giving away over ten thousand new memberships in one day. This year the museum is putting the generosity in the hands of its current members by offering them the opportunity to give a free gift membership to someone whose year they want to fill with art. The project, #GivingBackAgain, begins on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 and runs through the end of the year.

How it works

#GivingBackAgain at the Akron Art Museum begins on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 and runs through midnight, December 31, 2018.

  • Anyone who is currently an active member of the museum at any membership level* can give away one free Art Enthusiast Individual membership (regularly $50) to the person of their choosing.
  • Current members can also give away upgraded gift memberships by paying the difference in the rates, so a $75 Art House Family membership would be $25, a $150 Art Advocate membership would be $100, and so forth.
  • The gift membership must be given to someone other than the member giving it.
  • The gift membership is intended to be used for someone who isn't already a museum member.

*$25 Art Seeker membership level must upgrade to the $50 Art Enthusiast level to eligible for #GivingBackAgain

Individual Art Enthusiast gift memberships will be available to current museum members online or in person.

The gift membership option will also be available to members who pay to renew their personal membership during the run of #GivingBackAgain, as well as to people who pay to join as new members. To give away one free gift membership, choose one of the options below.

I'm a Current Member button graphic I want to renew my membership button graphic I want to join button graphic

Anna and Claire Brown photo by Shane Wynn

Anna Brown, who joined with her daughter Claire during the #GivingBackTuesday campaign in 2017, said “The Akron Art Museum is a happy place for us. It's a place where you can leave your worries behind and absorb the ideas and viewpoints and talent and the stories of the different artists. Claire loves all the programs and events for kids. The staff does such a great job tying the exhibits to fun hands-on activities. I'd say because of all the movies and music in the summer and all that goes on in the galleries year round, the art museum is our community center.”

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