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MEMBERSHIP MATTERS

YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS

MEMBERSHIP

Your support helps the Akron Art Museum continue to deliver spectacular art experiences to our community. If you are a new member, you picked a great time to join the Museum. If you are a renewing member, thank you for continuing to support us. You can rest assured that your membership to the Akron Art Museum will allow us to continue accomplishing our mission to enrich lives and is needed and greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Individual

$50

Receive the following benefits for one adult: 

  • Unlimited free admission.
  • Free parking.*
  • 10% discounts in the Museum Shop and Café.
  • Free and/or reduced pricing for programs.

Dual/Family

$75

The following benefits for two adults and any children under 18 years of age living at the same residence:

  • Unlimited free admission.
  • Free parking.*
  • 10% discounts in the Museum Shop and Café.
  • Free and/or reduced pricing for programs.

Dual/Family+

$150

Receive All Dual/Family membership benefits as well as:

Contributing

$250

Receive All Dual/Family+ membership benefits as well as:

  • Six guest admission passes.

Supporting

$500

Receive all Contributing membership benefits as well as:

  • Eight guest admission passes.
  • Invitations to special programming.

Director's Circle

Those hoping to increase their personal philanthropy might consider joining the director’s circle.

Business Membership

Business membership helps your whole staff.

* The Akron Art Museum offers free parking for members visiting the Museum and amenities. For free parking, members must bring in their parking garage ticket for validation at the front desk.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT

A number of area businesses and foundations support the Akron Art Museum enriching the cultural life of our region through their dedication to philanthropy. Below is a current roster of our key supporters.​

Knight Foundation Logo
The Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation Logo
Peg's Foundation
The JM Smucker Co

Mrs. Myrna Berzon

Ms. Sandra Haslinger

Mr. and Mrs. William S. Lipscomb

Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Newman

Mr. and Mrs. Rory O’Neil

The C. Blake Jr. and Beatrice K. McDowell Foundation

Sandra L. and Dennis B. Haslinger Family Foundation

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Anusha Gibson, Esq.

PNC BANK, Senior Vice President: Corporate Responsibility Diversity & Inclusion
Head of Marketplace

What influenced your decision to join the board?

With COVID-19 halting work travel, I took the time to become more engaged in the community around me. And, when I heard about the team at the Museum and the transformational journey they were aspiring to, I couldn’t help but want to get involved. I’ve been given the opportunity to meet wonderful people, and I now have a broader perspective of how vital the Museum is to our community.

How has the Akron Art Museum impacted you?

The Museum has broadened my knowledge of art in general, while introducing me to various works that have been sourced locally. The intentional inclusion of diverse mediums as well as diverse artists is wonderful. I hope the impact will simply be a continuous loop of learning and experiencing what great artists have to offer, while enabling more and more people in the community to experience it. I plan on sharing this experience with my family members and friends so they too can benefit. The Museum is a great destination for connecting and enjoying the company of others in a breathtaking environment.

Why is art important for individuals, families, and communities?

Art can be a vessel for storytelling, a capsule for commentary on pop culture, and a window into someone’s experience, perspective, and opinions. Art comes in so many forms and is a vital way for both children and adults to learn, grow, and evolve. I’m thrilled to be part of the Akron Art Museum family so I can help connect our community to art and the magic of storytelling.

Are particular works special to you?

Overall, I love how the Museum leverages not only the indoor space but also the beautiful outdoor gardens to showcase remarkable works of art. Works of art outside are always a favorite – especially for family visits. I also enjoy taking in art that speaks to a period in history that needs to be remembered, rebirthed, or perhaps reimagined from a different lens, as in the fantastic compilation of works from the recent exhibition Totally Radical: Art and Politics in the 1980s. This speaks to how the lessons of the past can serve as a canvas for learning today.

What benefit of membership do you most appreciate?

Supporting the arts so they can thrive and teach not only the current generations but future ones is a responsibility we all should share. Art is not only something you can see and touch, it’s something you can feel. Art allows me to gain different perspectives, teaching me how to look at things differently. That push to learn and grow is an instrumental value.

RECIPROCAL MEMBERSHIPS

Membership at the Dual/Family+ level confers membership privileges at over 100 museums across North America, including ROAM, ModCo, and the list of Ohio art museums below