Tours

When the building is open, the museum does its best to run programs. In the unfortunate instance something unforeseen occurs, the museum works hard to contact possible participants and/ or find an alternate date.

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

Last Look Tour: Dread & Delight

September 19, 2019, 6:30 pm

Join a tour led by Curator of Exhibitions Theresa Bembnister to learn how centuries-old fairy tales provide a powerful platform for artists to reconsider contemporary concerns. 

Last Look Tour: Dread & Delight

September 19, 2019, 6:30 pm

Dread & Delight: Fairy Tales in an Anxious World

When the clock strikes 5 pm on September 22, the artworks in Dread & Delight will turn into pumpkins! OK, that’s not really the case, but time is growing short to catch this exhibition of fairy-tale-themed art. Join a tour led by Curator of Exhibitions Theresa Bembnister to learn how these centuries-old tales provide a powerful platform for artists to reconsider contemporary concerns.

Free and open to the public

Registration required • Use the button or link below to register 

Image: L-R Kiki Smith, Daughter, 1999, 7 Ektacolor prints, 6 @ 22 ¾ x 34 in., 1 @ 34 x 22 ¾ in., Courtesy of the artist and Pace Gallery, New York, © Kiki Smith; Timothy Horn, Mother Load, 2008, Crystallized rock sugar, plywood and steel, 9 ½ x 5 x 6 ft., Courtesy of the artist, © Timothy Horn; Andrea Dezsö, Bluebeard, 2012, vinyl mural of book illustration, 127.5 x 165 in. Courtesy of the artist, © Andrea Dezsö; installation photograph by Mike Crupi Photography

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