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DONATIONS AND APPRAISALS


Appraisals and Sale

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The Akron Art Museum is not able to estimate the monetary value of artworks since offering appraisals could be considered a conflict of interest. If you are investigating the value of an artwork, we recommend contacting a professional appraiser. Appraisers may charge fees for their services.If you wish to sell an artwork that you own, we recommend you contact a gallery or auction house. The museum rarely purchases artwork from private individuals.A list of resources to help locate an appraiser, fine art consultant, gallery or auction house is provided for your convenience below.

RESEARCH

Requests for research of our collection, exhibitions, archives or other topics will be answered as quickly as possible but may require several days or weeks depending on the complexity of the request and staff availability. Requests should be directed to research@akronartmuseum.org.If you would like to review materials from the Akron Art Museum’s Martha Stecher Reed Library collection or the Museum Archives, research assistance is available during select hours in the Reading Room. Please call ahead to confirm open hours or to make an appointment at 330.376.9186, x 221.


The Akron Art Museum cannot accommodate children’s birthday party rentals, but encourages patrons to turn to the other exemplary arts offerings in the Akron community that already fill that need.

CARE AND CONSERVATION

The Akron Art Museum does not offer art conservation services. Below are contacts for regional conservators that may be able to assist with care, cleaning, or storage of artwork.

DONATE ART

The museum’s collection of modern and contemporary art has grown largely through generous donations. Any proposed gift that the Curatorial Department wishes to add to the collection must be approved by our Collections Committee and Board of Directors in a process that takes as long as six months to a year. The Akron Art Museum collects original fine art dating from 1850 to the present. The museum is not able to accept unidentified objects or reproductions.

If you would like to offer artwork for consideration as a gift to the museum, please send in an email to Curator@AkronArtMuseum.org the following information. If you do not know these details, it would be helpful to research the artwork or pursue an appraisal before offering it to the museum. The curator would need:

Images

Artist name

Artwork Title

Creation date

Medium

Dimensions

Details about current frame or mat

Basic condition assessment


Email Curator@AkronArtMuseum.org with any additional inquiries about donating art.Materials sent via postal mail cannot be returned.

Send to:

Curatorial Department

Akron Art Museum

1 South High

Akron, OH 44308

ARTIST INQUIRIES

Artists wishing to bring their work to the attention of the curatorial staff may notify the Curatorial Department by mail or email. Do not send any original artworks. Materials will not be returned.Because of the volume of submissions received, we are only able to respond to those artists whose work might be appropriate for further consideration.


Email Curator@AkronArtMuseum.org with any additional inquiries about donating art.Materials sent via postal mail cannot be returned.

Send to:

Curatorial Department

Akron Art Museum

1 South High

Akron, OH 44308

APPRAISALS

Emerald Art Services LLC

Chris Drugan, ISA, CIPM

1660 Creighton Ave.

Akron, OH  44310-2612

330-630-5645

www.emeraldartservices.com

The Bonfoey Gallery

1710 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44115

216-621-0178

www.bonfoey.com

Mitchell Sotka, Ltd.

19071 Old Detroit Rd.

Rocky River, OH 44116

440-333-1735

www.mitchellsotka.com

Berg & Associates, Inc.

2112 Acacia Park Drive, Suite 417

Lyndhurst, OH 4412

4216-956-3903

Tregoning Fine Arts & Services

1300 West 78th Street

Cleveland, OH 44102

216-281-8626

www.tregoningandco.com

AUCTION HOUSES

ASPIRE AUCTIONS

12730 Larchmere Blvd.

Cleveland, OH 44120

216-231-5515

www.aspireauctions.com 

Gray’s Auctioneers

10717 Detroit Ave.

Cleveland, OH 44102

216-458-7695

www.graysauctioneers.com 


Rachel Davis Fine Arts

1301 W. 79th Street

Cleveland, OH 44103

216-939-1190

www.racheldavisfinearts.com

Cowan’s Auctions

26801 Miles Rd.

Warrensville, OH 44128

216-292-8300

www.cowans.com