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

FRONT International Tour: The Urban Fabric

September 22, 2018, 10:30 am

Join Chief Curator Ellen Rudolph in exploring the diverse artworks in Akron Art Museum’s FRONT presentation through the lens of civic organization. 

FRONT International Tour: The Urban Fabric

September 22, 2018, 10:30 am

Join Chief Curator Ellen Rudolph in exploring the diverse artworks in Akron Art Museum’s FRONT presentation through the lens of civic organization—how does it affect the social and economic dynamics of a city? Artists reflect on how public infrastructure and social spaces divide and unite us.

This tour is FREE for Akron Art Museum members but registration is required. Please click the button / link below to reserve your space. Space is limited! Only 20 spots per tour.

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Find out more about FRONT International Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art at the Akron Art Museum.

image: Willie Doherty, Dreams of Longing Dreams of Regret I-V, 2017, 4 framed pigment prints mounted on dibond, dimensions variable, photo: Joerg Lohse, image courtesy of the artist, of Alexander and Bonin, New York, and Kerlin Gallery, Dublin 

The Fabricators Tour: How Did They Do That?

October 9, 2018, 11 am

Join Associate Curator Theresa Bembnister to learn how the artists of The Fabricators folded, scrunched, sewed and weaved the paper and canvas in their innovative abstractions.

The Fabricators Tour: How Did They Do That?

October 9, 2018, 11 am

The Fabricators Tour: How Did They Do That?

Unconventional processes lead to groundbreaking results. Join Associate Curator Theresa Bembnister to learn how the artists of The Fabricators folded, scrunched, sewed and weaved the paper and canvas in their innovative abstractions.

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

Space is limited! Only 20 spots per tour.

Not a member? Join here!

Image: Kenneth Showell, Jaws, 1969, acrylic on canvas, 86 in. x 72 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum, Museum Acquisition Fund

Architecture and Art

October 16, 2018, 1 pm

This tour will introduce you to the unique design elements, historical significance and functional features of the museum space.

Architecture and Art

October 16, 2018, 1 pm

Architecture and Art

Learn more about the architecture of the Akron Art Museum. This tour will introduce you to the unique design elements, historical significance and functional features of the museum space. You’ll learn about moveable walls and roof clouds as you explore the building from top to bottom.

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

Space is limited! Only 20 spots per tour.

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Dig Tour: Who Was Jeff Donaldson?

November 3, 2018, 11 am

Explore Jeff Donaldson: Dig and learn more about artist Jeff Donaldson. Learn more about the life of this multitalented individual during a tour by Associate Curator Theresa Bembnister.

Dig Tour: Who Was Jeff Donaldson?

November 3, 2018, 11 am

Dig Tour: Who Was Jeff Donaldson?

Explore Jeff Donaldson: Dig and learn more about artist Jeff Donaldson. In addition to his career as an artist, Donaldson was a university administrator and a scholar of art history. Learn more about the life of this multitalented individual during a tour by Associate Curator Theresa Bembnister.

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

Space is limited! Only 20 spots per tour

Not a member? Join here!

Image: Jeff Donaldson, Simba, 1972 mixed media, 28 x 18 in. Collection of Dr. Sheryl L. Colyer, Courtesy of Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York

Allison Zuckerman: Pirate and Muse

November 13, 2018, 11 am

Take an in-depth look at the diverse art historical and pop culture sources that Allison Zuckerman taps to compose her paintings and sculptures, with Chief Curator Ellen Rudolph.

Allison Zuckerman: Pirate and Muse

November 13, 2018, 11 am

Allison Zuckerman: Pirate and Muse

Take an in-depth look at the diverse art historical and pop culture sources that Allison Zuckerman taps to compose her paintings and sculptures, with Chief Curator Ellen Rudolph. See how Zuckerman dismantles the traditional artistic muse and reassembles her to expose imperfections and vulnerabilities, all the while empowering her to take on the world.

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

Space is limited! Only 20 spots per tour.

Not a member? Join here!

Image: Allison Zuckerman, Philosophers and Bather, 2018, 84 x 71-1/2 in., acrylic and inkjet on canvas, Courtesy the artist and Kravets Wehby Gallery

Woodrow Nash Studios and Gallery Tour

November 15, 2018, 7 - 8 pm

Join us for a tour of Woodrow Nash’s studio and gallery, home to one of the most renowned collections of ceramic tribal art in the world.

Woodrow Nash Studios and Gallery Tour

November 15, 2018, 7 - 8 pm

Woodrow Nash Studios and Gallery Tour

This event meets at 800 Copley Rd., Akron, OH 44320

Join us for a tour of Woodrow Nash’s studio and gallery, home to one of the most renowned collections of ceramic tribal art in the world. Following the tradition of the great masters, Nash elevates the human spirit in the form of sculpture. On this tour you will learn about the artist’s process and technique, an innovative marriage of 15th century Benin and 18th century French Nouveau, creating what Nash has coined “African Nouveau.”

Free and open to all
Registration is required. Register using the button / link below.

Space is limited! Only 20 spots per tour.

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! 

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