Member Events

Members of the Akron Art Museum enjoy invitations to exclusive member events such as wine tastings, behind-the-scenes tours and art getaways. For more information about membership, click here. For information on pricing for upcoming Members Only! events please call the membership department at 330.376.9186 x225.

Connect with Dot

Meet Dot, your new AAM tour guide. She’ll lead you through the museum and give you a chance to connect with your family and friends while you explore the galleries. 

Connect with Dot

So, you're at the museum and you want to learn more about the art…

Connect with Dot, your new AAM digital tour guide.

Whether you're here solo or with friends or family, Dot will lead you through the galleries and give you fun opportunities to explore the art on display while you connect with friends or family, or learn something new about yourself. It all happens through your smartphone. Just connect with Dot on Facebook Messenger and she’ll lead the way:
  1. Connect to the museum's WiFi at Akron Art Guest (password is onehighst)
  2. Click on the Messenger app on your phone
  3. Type AAM Dot into the search field
  4. Tap Dot's picture and the Get Started button and you are on your way


"She's smart, she's sassy, and she uses artworks at the Akron Art Museum to get you talking with your friends about art and life and the connections between the two." Read Cleveland Plain Dealer art & architecture critic Steven Litt's take on Dot.

"The Akron Art Museum has a new employee: she never eats, she never sleeps, and she’s ready to give tours to every single person who walks into the building." Listen to Kabir Bhatia's report about Dot on WKSU.org


Dot is made possible by generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. 

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Logo

Member Shopping Days

December 21, 2018, 11 - 5pm

Looking for that perfect holiday gift? Join us on one of our Member Shopping Days for a double discount, sample some holiday cookies and special offers in the café!

Member Shopping Days

December 21, 2018, 11 - 5pm

Member Shopping Days

Looking for that perfect holiday gift? Join us on one of our Member Shopping Days for a double discount, sample some holiday cookies and special offers in the café!

Member Shopping Days

December 22, 2018, 11 - 5pm

Looking for that perfect holiday gift? Join us on one of our Member Shopping Days for a double discount, sample some holiday cookies and special offers in the café!

Member Shopping Days

December 22, 2018, 11 - 5pm

Looking for that perfect holiday gift? Join us on one of our Member Shopping Days for a double discount, sample some holiday cookies and special offers in the café!

Get to Know your Museum with Dot Tour

January 11, 2019, 12 pm

Join our Chief of Staff Jennifer Shipman and learn more about the Akron Art Museum with Dot—the museum’s first major institutional advancement integrating digital technology into the museum experience. Learn how Dot is connecting people to our collection and to each other!

Get to Know your Museum with Dot Tour

January 11, 2019, 12 pm

Get to Know your Museum with Dot Tour

Join our Chief of Staff Jennifer Shipman and learn more about the Akron Art Museum with Dot—the museum’s first major institutional advancement integrating digital technology into the museum experience. Learn how Dot is connecting people to our collection and to each other!

Free for Members. Registration Required

Last Look Tour

January 19, 2019, 10:30 AM

Catch the works of Jeff Donaldson and Allison Zuckerman before the exhibitions close! Chief Curator Ellen Rudolph and Associate Curator Theresa Bembnister will discuss the ways in which both artists reference art history in their work.

Last Look Tour

January 19, 2019, 10:30 AM

Last Look Tour

Catch the works of Jeff Donaldson and Allison Zuckerman before the exhibitions close! Chief Curator Ellen Rudolph and Associate Curator Theresa Bembnister will discuss the ways in which both artists reference art history in their work.

Free for members. Registration required.

Tour: Brian Bress: Pictures Become You

January 31, 2019, 6 pm

Join Chief Curator Ellen Rudolph in the Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Gallery for an extended look at Bress’ video-paintings along with conversation about the humor, craft and philosophical aspects of the artist’s work.

Tour: Brian Bress: Pictures Become You

January 31, 2019, 6 pm

Tour: Brian Bress: Pictures Become You

Join Chief Curator Ellen Rudolph in the Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Gallery for an extended look at Bress’ video-paintings along with conversation about the humor, craft and philosophical aspects of the artist’s work.

Registration required.

Brian Bress, Chefs #4 (on green, violet and pink waves), 2016, high definition three-channel video (color), high definition monitors and players, wall mounts, framed, 39 1/2 x 73 7/8 x 3 1/4 in., Courtesy of the artist and Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles

Get to Know your Museum with Dot Tour

February 2, 2019, 11 am

Join our Chief of Staff Jennifer Shipman and learn more about the Akron Art Museum with Dot—the museum’s first major institutional advancement integrating digital technology into the museum experience. Learn how Dot is connecting people to our collection and to each other!

Get to Know your Museum with Dot Tour

February 2, 2019, 11 am

Get to Know your Museum with Dot Tour

Join our Chief of Staff Jennifer Shipman and learn more about the Akron Art Museum with Dot—the museum’s first major institutional advancement integrating digital technology into the museum experience. Learn how Dot is connecting people to our collection and to each other!

Free for Members. Registration Required

Coffee with a Curator

February 6, 2019, 9:30 am

Chat with Chief Curator Ellen Rudolph about the upcoming exhibition Nick Cave: Feat. and the accompanying community project Nick Cave: Feat. Akron. Learn about some of the preparation for the exhibition and the efforts in motion to build toward the public event that will connect and spotlight residents of various Akron neighborhoods.

Coffee with a Curator

February 6, 2019, 9:30 am

Coffee with a Curator

Chief Curator, Ellen Rudolph

Chat with Chief Curator Ellen Rudolph about the upcoming exhibition Nick Cave: Feat. and the accompanying community project Nick Cave: Feat. Akron. Learn about some of the preparation for the exhibition and the efforts in motion to build toward the public event that will connect and spotlight residents of various Akron neighborhoods.

Free for members. Registration required.

Nick Cave. Wall Relief, 2013. Mixed media, including ceramic birds, metal flowers, afghans, strung crystals, and gramophone,97 x 74 x 21 in. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. © Nick Cave. Photo: James Prinz Photography

Coffee with a Curator

February 9, 2019, 10:30 am

Warm up with a cup of coffee and or hot chocolate and chat about the upcoming exhibition Joe Vitone: Family Records with Associate Curator Theresa Bembnister. Family Records is an ongoing series of portraits of Vitone’s extended family living in and around Akron, Ohio. 

Coffee with a Curator

February 9, 2019, 10:30 am

Coffee with a Curator

Associate Curator Theresa Bembnister

Warm up with a cup of coffee and or hot chocolate and chat about the upcoming exhibition Joe Vitone: Family Records with Associate Curator Theresa Bembnister. Family Records is an ongoing series of portraits of Vitone’s extended family living in and around Akron, Ohio. Begun in 1998, this photographic series documents evolving interpersonal connections between parents and children, siblings, spouses, cousins and other relations through the highs and lows of life in the Rust Belt region.

Free for members. Registration required.

Joseph Vitone, Marjorie Angel in her back yard with hollyhocks, Akron, Ohio, 1998, gelatin silver print, 20 x 24 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Gift of the artist 2004.10

Valentine's Day Tour

February 14, 2019, 6 pm

Explore the galleries with rose colored glasses on a Valentine’s Day inspired love tour. We’ll discover all of the scandalous, sweet and sappy love stories behind the artworks on view. Then, cap off your romantic adventure with champagne and chocolates.

Valentine's Day Tour

February 14, 2019, 6 pm

Is it getting steamy in here? Explore the galleries with rose colored glasses on a Valentine’s Day inspired love tour. We’ll discover all of the scandalous, sweet and sappy love stories behind the artworks on view. Then, cap off your romantic adventure with champagne and chocolates, naturally. Bring your long-time love or new boo for a date night you won’t soon forget.

Members only. Registration required.

Photo by Shane Wynn Photography

Nick Cave Feat. Opening Celebration and Members Preview

February 23, 2019, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Explore the immersive experience of Nick Cave: Feat. at a special Free members preview from 11 am to 2 pm.  

Nick Cave Feat. Opening Celebration and Members Preview

February 23, 2019, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Free Members Preview

Explore the immersive experience of Nick Cave: Feat. at a special Free members preview from 11 am to 2 pm. Take a guided tour of Cave's visually-stunning creations or discover the artwork on your own. Enjoy free coffee and snacks in the museum café with friends and family as you kick-off the weekend with an unforgettable art adventure.

Free for members, $10/nonmembers
Registration is required, use the button / link below to register.

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Find out more about Nick Cave: Feat. at the Akron Art Museum 

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