Tours

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

Get to Know Your Museum Tour

November 27, 2018, 11 am

Join us for an exciting exploration of the museum’s collection through an interactive tour which will include museum surprises, secrets, fun facts to share, and more!

Get to Know Your Museum Tour

November 27, 2018, 11 am

Get to Know Your Museum Tour

Whether you are brand new to the museum or have been a member for years, join us for an exciting exploration of the museum’s collection through an interactive tour which will include museum surprises, secrets, fun facts to share with family and friends and tips on how to get special member discounts every time you visit!

This tour is FREE for Akron Art Museum members but registration is required. Please click the button / link below to register. (coming soon!)

Space is limited! Only 20 spots per tour.

Not a member? Join here! 

North Hill Trolley Tour with Shane Wynn

December 1, 2018, 2pm & 3pm

Bundle up and head over to the Exchange House in North Hill for a trolley tour of photographer Shane Wynn's life-sized portrait series showcasing immigrants and former refugee families throughout the neighborhood.

North Hill Trolley Tour with Shane Wynn

December 1, 2018, 2pm & 3pm

North Hill Trolley Tour with Shane Wynn

Bundle up and head over to the Exchange House in North Hill for a trolley tour of photographer Shane Wynn's life-sized portrait series showcasing immigrants and former refugee families throughout the neighborhood.

There will be two tours led by Wynn, departing from the Exchange House at 2 pm and 3 pm. Be sure to stop inside for a warm beverage and snacks from Nepali Kitchen!

FREE, registration recommended. *SOLD OUT*

This tour is part of the Akron Art Library, an art lending program in partnership with the Akron-Summit County Public Library. Shane Wynn is a featured artist in the lending collection, to reserve a photograph by Wynn or browse the collection, visit www.akronlibrary.org

Teacher Tour: New Exhibitions

December 6, 2018, 4:30 PM

This fall, four new exhibitions have been unveiled. Covering technology to history, personal stories to worldwide events, this new batch of art has something to offer everyone.

Teacher Tour: New Exhibitions

December 6, 2018, 4:30 PM

Teacher Tour: New Exhibitions

If you haven’t been to the museum in a while, you might not recognize the place. This fall, four new exhibitions have been unveiled. Covering technology to history, personal stories to worldwide events, this new
batch of art has something to offer everyone. So, invite your colleagues (social studies, math and science teachers too, please!) and head to the museum for a VIP tour filled with info, secrets and behind-the-scenes goodies.

Free, space is limited. Registration required.

Energize for Educators Events are made possible by the presenting sponsor FirstEnergy Foundation with additional support from The Sandra L. and Dennis B. Haslinger Family Foundation, The Sisler McFawn Foundation, Joseph G. and Sally A. Miller Family Foundation, and the Laura R. & Lucian Q. Moffitt Foundation.

Get Zucked: An Allison Zuckerman Inspired Tour Experience

January 10, 2019, 6:30 pm

Explore feminism, art history and digital art in an interactive scavenger hunt inspired by Allison Zuckerman: Pirate and Muse. Make a Zuckerman-inspired selfie, answer trivia questions and create an artwork ripped from the pages of an art history textbook.

Get Zucked: An Allison Zuckerman Inspired Tour Experience

January 10, 2019, 6:30 pm

Get Zucked: An Allison Zuckerman Inspired Tour Experience

Explore feminism, art history and digital art in an interactive scavenger hunt inspired by Allison Zuckerman: Pirate and Muse. Make a Zuckerman-inspired selfie, answer trivia questions and create an artwork ripped from the pages of an art history textbook.

Allison Zuckerman, All Is Well, 2018, acrylic and archival CMYK ink on canvas, 60 x 80 in., Collection of Nicole D. Liarakos

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.

Collection Tour: Stark State College Akron

January 22, 2019, 6 pm

Join Akron Art Museum and ArtsNow for a tour of the art installations at the new Akron campus of Stark State College.

Collection Tour: Stark State College Akron

January 22, 2019, 6 pm

Collection Tour: Stark State College Akron

Stark State College Akron | 360 Perkins St, Akron, OH

Join Akron Art Museum and ArtsNow for a tour of the art installations at the new Akron campus of Stark State College. The collection features work by over twenty Ohio artists selected through the Ohio Arts Council’s Ohio Percent for Art program. Some of the artists will be participating in the tour to talk about their work.

Free and open to all. Registration required.

Anthony Depew, Kenny Scharf (detail), 2012, acrylic on canvas , 36 x 36 in., Courtesy the artist

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

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

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